Welcome to Northshoreguitarlessons.com! I teach beginner to advanced guitar in all styles with emphasis on music theory improvisation and songwriting.

My Method

Over the years I’ve had good teachers and bad and I feel I’ve learned a lot about how not to teach as well as how to teach. I’ve also amassed a large collection of music books and material.  I try to quickly understand what the students level of ability is and work from there, not just throw a bunch of standard material at them. For beginners, I have some simple but effective exercises that quickly build up the muscles needed.  Then I introduce open position chords, pentatonic scales, the Major Scale and so on. For more advanced players,  I asses their ability and add to and expand familiar concepts incorporating my knowlege of song forms, music theory, chords, scales and improvisation.

Bass Guitar

I am also a fairly able bass player and feel more than comfortable teaching beginner electric bass! Please inquire!

Due to the current pandemic situation, I’ve moved all my lessons online. I can do Zoom, FaceTime , or Skype lessons. Contact me for lesson availability. Thanks – Ben