“Guitar lessons with Donnie have been fantastic. Donnie has the ability to make his student feel comfortable and confident in the skills he is teaching and encourages confidence with each lesson. He has great teaching techniques, which he adapts to meet my unique needs in order to build on strengths and improve weaknesses. One of the things I like most is the quickness in introducing actual songs into the lessons and practice time. Before I started, Donnie made a point to find out what types of music I like and what some of my favorite songs are. We quickly worked through chords and techniques in order to play some of my favorites – a huge motivator for practice! This is much more effective – and fun – than just practicing chords for weeks without feeling much progression. I appreciate Donnie’s talent, warmth, and expertise and highly recommend him.” – Hollie Rittermeyer
“Taking lessons from Donnie has been a true joy. I started taking lessons a while back from a man who wasn’t really interested in my playing style or what I wanted to grow in. He just put me on a generic course that was in no way tailored to my goals or style. Donnie took a way better approach with me. Not only did he create an environment that gave me confidence in my ability to learn, his demeanor during the lesson showed me that he had a genuine desire to see me grow. After the first lesson Donnie had identified areas where I needed to grow and developed a long-term plan to help me reach the personal goals I had set. After only a few lessons I could see measurable progress in my playing, both in my understanding of the guitar and my speed and ease of playing. I know that the work that Donnie is putting into me as a student will allow me to reach the level of playing that I aspire to.” – Jason Huggins
“My experience with taking lessons from Donnie has been awesome. I originally started out trying to teach myself electric guitar but I got to the point where I needed some direction and Donnie has been perfect for that. He made me look at where I wanted to go with guitar and helped me set up a practice schedule. He has been patient and goes at my pace yet still pushes me to always become better. I really enjoy how encouraging he is and how he really cares about me advancing in my playing. He is very good about making sure that I play everything very clean and understand it really well. I am very glad to have Donnie as my guitar teacher and would most certainly recommend him to anyone else.” – Chris Mueller
“I put off taking lessons for years, always convinced I could teach myself using a beginner’s guitar book. I always ended up frustrated and just never getting anywhere. Taking lessons with Donnie has been fantastic. Within the first lesson, I knew more than I ever did trying to teach myself. He’s very patient and encouraging and also, very understanding. I’m really happy I finally decided to do it.” – Brandi Ballard
“I consider myself very lucky to have chosen Donnie as a teacher. I looked through many sites and talked with many teachers before finding him. At the time, there were no testimonials on his site, so I’m very happy to provide one now for future students. From the first lesson, Donnie created a comfortable and welcoming environment. And, even though I’d never touched a guitar, I was playing chords after the first lesson and learning a song after the second. Teaching requires engagement, patience and an understanding that each student has different talents and different needs. I know that all of these areas have been carefully considered by Donnie and I feel each lesson has been tailored to me. If, like me, you’ve waited 40 years to approach your passion for the guitar, please give Donnie a call and wait no longer! You’ll be happy you did.” – John Thompson
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