Warren McDonald
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Warren McDonald

Warren M.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Warren M. here, and I’m pleased to meet you. I’m an instructor with over 25 years experience teaching acoustic and electric guitar. You can expect from your lessons that I will teach you to love playing music on your guitar. I’m dedicated to attending your lessons. I don’t frequently cancel, only for illness or emergencies. I will strive to bring a “positive and encouraging” attitude to your lessons.

About Warren M.

I began my musical journey at an early age. My early influences were my mother who was trained as a classical pianist / visual artist and father who played Johnny Cash and Ventures tunes on the guitar. Growing up music was always in the around the house. From Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky to folk, country, pop and rock artists of the day.

I played in my first bands during Junior High School. I continued playing in local bands through high school. After high school I worked on formal classical studies at the college level. As a student, I was fortunate enough to study with Frank Kimlicko at Tyler Jr. College and Enric Madriguera at Eastfield College in Dallas, TX.

A highlight of of this time included guitar classes in Spain and Italy and further musical studies under the guidance of Professor Enric Madirguera now at University of Texas Dallas. During the trip Warren I was able to perform in masterclasses taught by Jose Tomas and Alirio Diaz.

I earned my Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, considered by many one of the top ranked colleges of music in the United States. In addition he twice completed teacher training in the Suzuki guitar method under the direction of Frank Longay, Norma McNamara, Bill Kossler and Seth Himmelhoch at Inter Mountain Suzuki Institute in Park City Utah.


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Warren was my first and only private lesson teacher outside of a school program. I first started taking lessons with Warren back in 2012 when I was 12 years old. At this time I got my first guitar and had no prior music knowledge. After a few lessons, Warren taught me the very basic blues progression and made it very fun and interesting. My first few lessons is the reason I stuck with him for 6 years and kept returning weekly. Throughout those years Warren shaped me to become my own as a musician by teaching me how to play the instrument as a whole rather than songs (although we did go over plenty of essential songs). As I grew as a musician with more questions, Warren presented me with practices, theory, and other concepts to give me all the answers I was looking for. I highly recommend him as a teacher as he will work with you and be loyal to your musical journey. He was even generous enough to teach me some basic piano! I would not be as involved in music as I am now if I had any other teacher.

Posted Apr 7, 2020
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My son is learning to play acoustic guitar from Warren McDonald and has been doing so for several years. Warren is an excellent guitar and music teacher. First he is formally trained and clearly has a strong theoretical music background. His teaching style and personality and knowledge of various musical genres is well suited to teaching musicians of all ages and interests. I have heard Warren play classical guitar and classic rock and folk guitar music. He also is a fine pianist. He has inpsired my son who is 15 and has been taught how to play some fairly impressive classic rock and instrumental pieces. I highly recommend Warren McDonald.

Posted Apr 3, 2020
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I have studied with Warren for several years. He has helped me grasp music theory and enabled me to take my playing to the next level. I highly recommend Warren to anyone looking to start with the guitar and also for students looking for a new direction with their playing.

Posted Apr 2, 2020
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Warren has been teaching my son for 4 years. My son enjoyed music before, but Warren's enthusiasm and excellent teaching ability have created an even larger appreciation for music and desire for my son to learn guitar.

Posted Apr 1, 2020
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I'm a guitar student learning electric guitar with Warren. Warren is an excellent guitar teacher! He has great teaching methods and knows the answers to all my questions. Now, I can play along with my favorite classic rock songs. I would highly recommend him if you want to learn guitar.

Posted Apr 1, 2020


Bachelor of Music
Sep 1985 - May 1989

University of North Texas



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki Teacher Training
Jun 2000

Intermountain Suzuki Institute

Completed teacher training for Suzuki guitar school for book one and book two.

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