Morgan Woods

Morgan W.

Simi Valley, CA
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Lesson Details

Electric Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I can show you how to improvise any scale or chord on the guitar without reading a single piece of music notation, tab, or chord chart, so that you can play the music that lives within you.

Maybe you want to become a songwriter, or a composer. Or maybe you just want to jam with friends or play your favorite songs by ear. Either way, the process is the same.

I can teach you to:
✅ Write your own songs and compose your own music
✅ Jam with friends
✅ Play any chord and scale on the fly even if you’ve never played it before
✅ Learn music theory by ear
✅ Recognize chords as clearly as you’d recognize colors
✅ Play freely and without restrictions in any musical key

❌ Studying “licks”
❌ Obsessing over complicated music theory
❌ Getting stuck on restrictive chord charts and scale patterns
❌ Doing exercises that don’t have musical context or application
❌ Learning other people’s music (unless you want to)
❌ Reading music notation, tabs, and chord charts
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Morgan teaches



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Morgan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:

I am a songwriter and composer with an education in classical and jazz guitar,

I started playing 13 years ago, and have definitely had hit my share of plateaus along the way which led me to enrolling in music school.

In school, I learned a lot about the intellectual side of music, but I felt like I was always missing something. My professors would assure me that it'd click eventually, and it did.

I paid attention to the methodology of composers and jazz improvisers. I couldn't wonder help but wonder where the similarities were, and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. They learned music from the sounds themselves, not from theory books and classrooms. Then, taking inspiration from Miles Davis, I dropped out of music school and began my real education.

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Guitar Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present
Guitar Lessons

I teach music through a set of principles rooted in improvisation so that you can play the music that lives within you.


Jazz Guitar
Jan 2017 - Dec 2018
Ventura College
Classical Guitar
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Moorpark College


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Learn how to hear and see half steps across the fretboard by practicing this drill that can either be your warm-up or a complete exercise.
Photo by Morgan W.
Music is a language. Speaking through your instrument is more important than learning scale patterns and memorizing chord charts.

2 Reviews

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Sarah May 3, 2019
Guitar · In home

Morgan is an amazing guitarist and an even better teacher. He understands music theory very well and presents it in a way that is easy to use in my own songwriting.

Ricky May 3, 2019
Guitar · In home

This guy is incredible. I was stuck in the CAGED system for a long time until I got lessons from Morgan. Now I can solo and make my own chords.

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