Donnie Emmack
Nixa, MO
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Donnie Emmack

Donnie E.

Nixa, MO
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach everything from basic chords to advanced lead guitar. If you have a desire to improve your skills and learn to play with the best sign up now!

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About Donnie E.

Hi! My name is Donnie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for several years and have loved helping my students, Kevin, Andrew, and Avery (all of whom have left 5-star reviews) reach their goals! I strive to not only give my students exercises and riffs to learn, but to teach them the reasoning and Music Theory behind those notes and chords.

My teaching style is committed to showing you "how" to learn and not just throwing various songs, scales, and techniques at you. I will be firm and provide you with the accountability you need to move forward.

My favorite artists (many of whom have songs that are taught as part of my curriculum) are The Beatles, Metallica, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaghan, Nirvana, Green Day, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, Avenged Sevenfold, and many more!

Additionally, in 2017 I was given Takelesson's "Student Favorite" award. This means that I have consistently ranked in the top 15% of Takelessons teachers based upon reviews, number of students, and student retention!

Guitar has been a love of mine since I was 9 years old and I enjoy helping other people realize their full potential! I have training in standard notation and tablature, and I am equipped with the resources necessary to get you going quickly!

I graduated from Liberty University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Business Administration degree. Each week, I teach around 35-40 students! I am looking forward to helping you reach your goals!

Please feel free to use the "Ask a question" feature, I will reply to you as soon as possible.

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Herb
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Donnie is very patient and I love that he understands that different techniques work for different people. I will continue to work with him to become versed at playing guitar.

Posted May 29, 2020
Lou P.
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Great lessons with Donnie so far!

Posted May 21, 2020
Lou P.
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Posted May 20, 2020
Kaysie
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Posted May 4, 2020
Stefani J.
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Posted May 2, 2020
Tim
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Donn'es patient and skilled instruction is very helpful.

Posted Apr 30, 2020
Matt B.
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Posted Apr 20, 2020
Herb S.
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Donnie is a great teacher. He has good patience. He also gives you material to work which helps to keep you on track.

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Herb S.
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great teacher, patient

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Tim
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Posted Mar 26, 2020
Tim
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Posted Mar 26, 2020
Andrew Radil
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Donnie has been teaching me how to play guitar and read/understand tab. I've been learning how to play some pretty cool riffs along the way. I've even learned a few songs and i'm only 5 lessons in. Im excited to see where this can go.

Posted Feb 20, 2020
Riley P.
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Posted Jan 31, 2020
Olga
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Posted Jan 16, 2020
Rocielle R.
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Very nice and patient. Donnie makes sure you understand what’s happening before moving on and he also doesn’t go too fast. I learned how to read tabs in the first session already, which I had been struggling with! I’m very excited to continue lessons with him.

Posted Jan 14, 2020
Wyatt
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My son was so excited to have his first lesson with Donnie. He looks forward to his second lesson!

Posted Jan 8, 2020
Jaedon Allen
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Posted Jan 7, 2020
Brody M.
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Awesome teacher! Works very well with my son!

Posted Dec 23, 2019
Lottie
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Enjoying classes so far! Donnie lets me learn at my own pace while challenging me with new material to practice. Excited for my future lessons!

Posted Nov 23, 2019
Daniel

Stays on course!

Posted Nov 18, 2019
ROBERT
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Tks, Donnie

Posted Nov 13, 2019
Stefani J.
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Posted Oct 19, 2019
Britny
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Very patient

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Shashank Bharadwaj
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Posted Oct 8, 2019
Roman
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Posted Sep 30, 2019
Tim
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Quality, patient instruction

Posted Sep 24, 2019
Francs
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great class had lots of fun learning new songs

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Lisa
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Posted Sep 16, 2019
Robert
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Posted Sep 5, 2019
Tim
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Patient and thorough instruction

Posted Aug 27, 2019
Francs
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enjoyed Donnie's private lessons as always and look forward to more classes in the near future and i look for ward to my next scheduled class with Donnie he is a great teacher he got me back into the swing of things thank you Donnie your awesome

Posted Aug 5, 2019
Tim
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Patient instruction and good suggestions

Posted Jul 29, 2019
Tim
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Helpful and patient instruction.

Posted Jul 20, 2019
Brad
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Donnie is great working with a blank canvass.

Posted Jul 16, 2019
Andrea Hessig
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Donnie is patient and encouraging. He has all kinds of ways to help me get past some the tough stuff. Absolutely recommend him to anyone.

Posted Jul 8, 2019
Amy L.
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Posted Jul 5, 2019
Ananya
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Posted Jul 2, 2019
Tim
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Posted Jun 18, 2019
Doee Gogoi

Donnie teacher you are great...👌

Posted Jun 15, 2019
Olga
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Posted Jun 13, 2019
JADEN B.
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Donnie is an excellent teacher. He a good sense of picking up on parts that may be difficult for a student and working out a new way or technique to learn it. He is very patient.

Posted Jun 6, 2019
Darius
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Donnie is such a patient and kind teacher. He worked with me every week and taught me all the basics for playing acoustic guitar. I’m so happy to have worked with him and I’m hoping I can continue in the future. If you need a guitar teacher, this is your guy.

Posted May 18, 2019
Kim
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Very patient and willing to improve his students at their own pace!

Posted May 16, 2019
Tim
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Posted Apr 15, 2019
Stefani J.
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Posted Mar 30, 2019
Sebastian
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Posted Mar 18, 2019
Roman
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Posted Mar 4, 2019
Tim Jenkins
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wonderful teacher, what more can I say.

Posted Mar 1, 2019
Tim Jenkins
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Posted Feb 28, 2019
Carter
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Carter is excited about lessons again. Thank you Donnie for sharing your talents with our son!

Posted Feb 13, 2019
Marty B.
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Always great to work with

Posted Feb 13, 2019
Andy
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Donnie is very knowledgeable and makes guitar lessons fun! It was our first lesson and we were a little discombobulated, but he was patient and got us on our way. We are excited to keep learning with Donnie

Posted Feb 3, 2019
Scott
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patient, knowledgeable and efficient with his practice sessions. my son and I are very pleased.

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Casey
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Donnie is so patient! He explained things in terms I could relate to and always gave positive feed back! I felt comfortable learning from him and never felt intimidated. He is wonderful!

Posted Jan 12, 2019
Caroline
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Posted Jan 9, 2019
Jeff C.
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Really good demeanor. Knowledgeable. Humorous. Patient. Great first lesson.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Eric ..
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It was so much fun, I started with no idea how to hold a guitar and by the end of 30 mins lesson, I already know how to play Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Lol. Just kidding, I can play jaw theme song now, but he made the lesson fun! Can't wait for the next lesson.

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Eric ..
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Posted Jan 7, 2019
Edie R.
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I think you are a really good and nice instructor!!!!!!!!!! B-)

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Anjanette L.
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Donnie is awesome and so patient!

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Amy L.
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Donnie is awesome with my 13-year-old son who has attention issues. He is very patient, organized, and knowledgeable. We could not ask for a better instructor!!

Posted Dec 28, 2018
Shawn Z.
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he is a really great teacher

Posted Dec 26, 2018
Edie R.
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Posted Dec 7, 2018
Olga
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Posted Dec 6, 2018
Edie
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Donnie is super nice and worked with us despite a lot of technical difficulties. Even after just one lesson my daughter feels excited to learn more!

Posted Dec 2, 2018
Mark
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So far so good to early in the process . I like him so far

Posted Nov 30, 2018
Shawn Z.
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great teacher and explains everything very carfully

Posted Nov 28, 2018
Shawn Z.
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He is a very good instructor

Posted Nov 21, 2018
Francs
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I enjoyed my private class with Donnie I do every week I am progressing through my playing chords Donnie works with me and is patient and he taught me how to have fun with my guitar it is not a chore to me any longer he is really a great teacher and i will be furthering more classes with him again

Posted Nov 9, 2018
Evgeny
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Posted Nov 8, 2018
Shawn Z.
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He is such a great teacher and works with u at ur own pace

Posted Nov 7, 2018
Shawn Z.
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Very friendly and easy going to work with

Posted Oct 31, 2018
Shawn Z.
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very nice teacher

Posted Oct 31, 2018
Trinanjan Dasgupta
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Wonderful first session. Will look forward to next sessions. Cheers!

Posted Oct 29, 2018
Francs
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Donnie is one of my best teachers ever got mfe playing more riffs he works with me and he works at my speed im really glad taht i chose Donnie for my teacher

Posted Oct 19, 2018
Francs
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great class cant wait till I am able tof schedule more

Posted Oct 12, 2018
Francs
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i had a most wonderful experience in class with Donnie i am really glad that I chose him for my private teacher he has a great personality and a very knowledgeable teacher he works with you not against you he is very kind and compassionate because of Donnie I now can play unplugged, batman theme free fallin and more also being in his group class last night I actually learned how to play Good Riddance Time of your life he is an awesome teacher cant wait to be in his class tomorrow I would rate him more stars than 5 but that is all the stars that there is LOL ******************* so I add more in my own way good job Donnie Keep up the good work :)

Posted Oct 5, 2018
Ronald R.
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Good teacher.

Posted Sep 22, 2018
Ronald R.
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Donnie’s a great guitar coach.

Posted Sep 22, 2018
Stefani J.
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Posted Sep 22, 2018
Francs
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had a wonderful time with donnie in class he is an awesome teacher and will be my permanent teacher he helps his student to understand and has patients with me i am kind slow but i know with Donnie ill get there class was great something to look forward to

Posted Sep 21, 2018
Marty B.
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Great job working in what I would think would be difficult to do online.

Posted Sep 18, 2018
Lory
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he is awsome

Posted Sep 17, 2018
Francs
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this is my first class with Donnie and it was so great i didnt want to leave when it was over i had lots of fun and as great

Posted Sep 14, 2018
Kandace H.
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thank you donnie for being awsome

Posted Sep 13, 2018
Amy L.
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Posted Sep 7, 2018
Steve
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Very patient and helpful

Posted Aug 30, 2018
Kevin M.
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Posted Aug 28, 2018
Bruce
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I started to take lessons 6 months ago and I am really surprised how far I have gotten. I am a 57 year old male on the verge of retiring and Donnie has been able to communicate with me effectively and keeps me challenged. I would really recommend him to any age because he is a great teacher and very personable to take instruction from. He has offered to take my lessons on-line while recover from surgery. This is really great because I get to keep my momentum up. If you want a great teacher for a reasonable price this is your guy.

Posted Aug 27, 2018
Lory
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Awsome

Posted Aug 6, 2018
Marty
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Enjoyed the lesson! Donnie is an excellent teacher.

Posted Jul 25, 2018
Marty B.
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Posted Jul 10, 2018
Andrea
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Posted Jul 6, 2018
Eric Bruner
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Very patient and encouraging. I believe he will hold me accountable, as he should.

Posted Jun 19, 2018
Cameron
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When I first reached out to Donnie about taking lessons from him, I was a little bit skeptical due to the fact that most of his students were beginning guitarists, and I had already learned the basics from other teachers. I was very quickly forced to eat my words. Donnie talked with me, watched me play, and evaluated my ability, and then found a curriculum that really helped to challenge me in new ways. Rather than rigidly walking through each page of the book, he worked me through the parts that would be most beneficial to me, and then moved me on to the next one once I had mastered the concepts. This allowed me to learn a lot of new things in a short amount of time. Donnie was professional, and very friendly, and was always willing to work with me if I had a schedule conflict. The teacher I had before Donnie was an extremely advanced player, and taught me some helpful techniques, but I just never got to the fun of playing like I have with Donnie. Because of the balanced and consistent diet of assignments he gave me, I was able to progress in my knowledge and skill while enjoying myself the entire way. I'm really hope that my schedule will die back down so I can go back to regular practice and lessons with him again, but even that's not possible, I know that I'll still be picking up my axe whenever I couple free minutes, not because I feel like I need to, but just for the sheer fun of it.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Alex
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Donnie is truly an excellent teacher and has every quality you'd want in someone to teach you guitar. He's very patient and understanding but he's also going to push you to get the best results for you. Highly reccomend

Posted Jun 4, 2018
Olga
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Posted May 10, 2018
Derek
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Very knowledgeable and patient!

Posted Apr 11, 2018
Cameron
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Posted Mar 27, 2018
Kevin M.
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Very flexible and continues to challenge me to learn techniques outside of my comfort zone. patient and positive attitude.

Posted Feb 17, 2018
Ethan
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Great first guitar lesson!

Posted Jan 8, 2018
Jim Z.
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First Lesson went great, i can't wait for the other 9 lessons.
He made me feel very welcome. He's very down to earth and fun to be around.

Posted Dec 27, 2017
Chase
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Donnie is great. I can see The difficulty with learning guitar online but he does a great job. We are really looking forward to the future lessons.

Posted Dec 23, 2017
JEVSkeeter@yahoo.com
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Donnie did an outstanding job with my first lesson. Great instructor with a world of patience for a first time older student. I would highly recommend Donnie to any level of student.

Posted Dec 5, 2017
Lauren P.
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Posted Nov 27, 2017
Jeremy
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I've had a lot of fun learning to play. Donnie is a very good instructor. Sessions are very laid back and he corrects poor form politely. Even if you're an old geezer like me you can learn a lot from him.

Posted Oct 30, 2017
Bronze
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Donnie is by far the best guitar teacher we've had. We've had three, so that's saying something. He is engaging, keeps my son happy with interesting and familiar guitar music, and is encouraging in his instruction and corrections. He's a gem. Sign up with Donnie, you'll be happy you did!

Posted Oct 16, 2017
Wendy
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Great teacher. My son loves his lessons.

Posted Sep 25, 2017
Connor F.
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Great guy, teacher, and listener. Connected with my son to get him interested again in guitar.

Posted Sep 11, 2017
Blaine K.
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Donnie is knowledgeable, patient and helpful with my lessons. He is a very nice person and a polite guy.
I would highly recommend him as a teacher.

Posted Aug 2, 2017
Katelynn D.
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Donnie is great ! I was getting very discouraged about trying to learn the guitar. And then, my grandma surprised me by enrolling me in lessons with Donnie... at the end of my lesson, I was so pumped. . I had learned to play 2 songs, and he is going to teach me how to restring my guitar next week !! This is AWESOME!!!!

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Dima C.
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Dima liked his first lesson with Donnie. hope he will try hard and his teacher will be patient to him.

Posted Jun 26, 2017
Kevin M.
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keeping me moving though different skills and providing helpful tips to improve.

Posted Jun 10, 2017
Kadyn
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Kadyn has enjoyed his first 2 lessons. Donnie is very nice and knowledgeable.

Posted May 9, 2017
Ables Family
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If you want a teacher that is honest, focused, and dedicated to his students, this is the guy for you. He's not only talented, but he's not going to waste your time. He holds his students accountable to practice, helping them form good habits from the start. If you put in the effort, you won't be disappointed.

Posted Apr 12, 2017
Westin O.
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I was extremely pleased with our first lesson. Donnie was very attentive and provided great instruction and teaching. Would highly recommend.

Posted Mar 22, 2017
Megan P.
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My son has been taking lessons with Donnie for the last three months. Donnie is very personable and easy to talk to. My son is pretty shy sometimes and my son has really opened up to him. He is very patient with him. My son has learned a great deal in a very short period of time. He keeps him interested in learning more about the guitar. I would recommend Donnie to anyone!!

Posted Mar 1, 2017
ASHLEY
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Donnie is so patient. I have a daughter who is gifted in music and one who is just learning and he is able to teach them both. I'm very impressed

Posted Feb 21, 2017
Kevin M.
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Posted Dec 3, 2016
Avery
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Donnie is great and made my daughter feel really comfortable.

Posted Nov 26, 2016
Andrew
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My 8 yrs old grandson loved it. Came home very excited about his lesson

Posted Sep 16, 2016
John
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My first lesson with Donnie was excellent. He is very patient and his teaching skills are great. Looking forward to practicing and my next lesson.

Posted Aug 4, 2016
Evan
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Fantastic!

Posted Jul 23, 2016
Carla W.
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I totally recommend Donnie Emmack ! He's the best guitar teacher. He teaches my little boy and he's very Patience and flexible!!

Posted Jun 13, 2016

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
May 2018 - Present

Private Company

Lead Electric Guitar Player
Jun 2014 - Present

First Baptist Church

I currently play lead guitar for FBC which allows me to play music that resembles country and rock.

Lead Jazz Guitar Player
Jun 2009 - Dec 2017

Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble

I have played lead and rhythm guitar for the Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble since I was 12 years old. It has been (and is) an amazing experience which has allowed me to grow in musical maturity as well as get to sit beside some very talented professional musicians.

Education

Bachelor's in Business Administration
Jan 2015 - May 2018

Liberty University Online

Awards

Student Favorite
Nov 2017

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