In the first few months of taking lessons, I learned more about playing guitar than in my previous 6 years of study…I’ve had multiple teachers in the past; however, no other teacher has so easily navigated through the topics that I’ve wanted to learn…Thomas is an amazing teacher that will help one reach their goals.
— Cody W.

    I teach private lessons in Denver, CO on both acoustic and electric guitar. I specialize in working with high school, college, and adult students. One of my goals is to meet the student at whatever level they are at and help them advance to the next level, but above all, I want to see my students enjoying the guitar and learning about music.

    I’ve been playing music since I was 5 years old and I’ve had many teachers. What always worked best for me were teachers who would help guide me towards my own goals while also covering music fundamentals. I individualize each lesson plan to the student’s aspirations, and while meeting their goals, I aim to cover 6 important aspects of music; melody, harmony, rhythm, composition, improvisation, and history. My personal expectation is to be able to justify anything I introduce to the student as working towards their individual goals.

    I like to use technology.  After every lesson the student receives an email with PDFs of our lesson materials as well as a detailed assignment for the week. We record performances in lessons so the student can reference them later. I’ll handwrite scale and chord diagrams on my iPad and share them via email. If any questions come up between lessons about what we worked on, I can send personalized videos or email explanations to help. Unless I am out of town or my phone falls in the South Platte, I will respond within 24 hours.

    Interested in lessons? Awesome! Let’s talk details. I teach out of my home in the historic Baker neighborhood of Denver. Have a quick look at my Lesson Policies, which covers my policies on cancellation, payment, and all that fun stuff. Feel free to get in touch with me using the contact form at the bottom of this page and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!


Testimonials

At Ravi’s first lesson with Thomas a year ago, my 14 year old son told him truthfully, “I am here because my mom made me.”  Some how in those 30 minutes, Thomas managed to turn him into a kid who has been passionate about guitar ever since...Overall, I can not say enough about Thomas.  He is prepared, punctual, always pleasant, helpful, talented, and has made excellent progress with Ravi.  It is obvious that he enjoys sharing his love of the guitar with his students.
— Susan (Ravi's mother)
Thomas is a great teacher who will always make sure that you are enjoying what you are doing...When I wanted to learn to play blues guitar, we did a project on Eric Clapton. We studied how he played blues solos and I learned many good blues chords and scale shapes.
— Ravi