Student Spotlight


These students are only a sample of the many people I have taught/mentored and am proud of. More great students will be added in the coming weeks.

 Mike Philippov
Student
Type:   
Online Guitar Lessons, Private Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program, Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle, a program about how to teach guitar
Location:  
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Style: Neo-Classical/Progressive Rock/Shred
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 Nick Layton
Student
Type:   
Online Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Vancouver, Washington, USA
Style: Melodic Rock/Heavy Metal
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 Jeff Treadwell
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Lake In The Hills, Illinois, USA
Style: Metal/Progressive/Shred
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 Lee Carlson
Student
Type:   
Online Lessons For Guitar, Music Careers Mentoring Program, Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle, Improvisation Training Classes,
Practice Generator
Location:   Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Style: Melodic Rock
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 Kyle Hicks (Kole)
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons, Guitar Lessons Online, Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Los Angeles, California, USA  
Style: Rock/Blues/Classical/Jazz
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 German Schauss
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program, a program about
developing a music career
Location:  
Los Angeles, California, USA
Style: Metal/Shred
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 Zack Uidl
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle , Improvisation Training Classes
Location:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Style: Progressive Rock/Metal/Shred
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 Jamie Greenwood
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location:   Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
Style: Neo-classical/Classical
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 Norman Kim
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program 
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Style: Rock, Pop, Metal
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 Paul Tauterouff
Student
Type:   
Electric Guitar Lessons Online,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Binghamton, New York, USA  
Style: Hard Rock/Blues
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 Dan Keller
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   Büren an der Aare, Bern, Switzerland    
Style: Exotic metal
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 Brandon Dickert
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Style: Metal/Rock/Jazz/Funk/Reggae
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 Ben Johnson
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Chicago, Illinois, USA  
Style: Rock/Metal/Classical
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 Bryan Briggs
Student
Type:   
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Style: Metal/Shred/Jazz/Country
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 Byron Marks
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
Style: Blues/Jazz/Acoustic Rock
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 John Tutino
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   New York City, New York, USA
Style: Jazz/Fusion/Funk/Blues/Rock
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 Dave Cardwell
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle 
Location:   Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Style: Heavy Metal/Rock/Shred
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 Angel Zamora
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle 
Location:   Mexico City, Mexico
Style: Shred/Metal
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 Mike Breen
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   Tokyo, Japan
Style: Rock/Metal
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 Josip Pesut
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   Zagreb, Croatia
Style: Metal/Neo-Classical
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 Tevis Maloney
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle , Improvisation Training Classes,
Practice Generator
Location:   Mesa, Arizona, USA
Style: Blues/Rock
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 Randy Johnson
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle 
Location:   Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Style: Blues/Rock
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 Tim Gibson
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons, Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program, Improvisation Training Classes
Location:   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Style: Shred/Progressive/Metal
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 Gabe Zentner
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location:   Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Style: Metal/Progressive
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 Jonathan Vipond
Student
Type:  
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle 
Location:   Leeds, UK
Style: Metal/Thrash/Experimental
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 Tarek Malki
Student
Type:
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   France/Syria
Style: Classical/Rock/Balkan/Celtic/Oriental
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 Oscar Ortega
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Boise, Idaho, USA
Style: Heavy Metal with Latin flavor
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 Orest Dziatyk
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Style: Hard Rock/Metal
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 Chris Kalkbrenner
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons
Location:   Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA  
Style: Progressive Rock/Shred  
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 Alex Boccia
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program
Improvisation Training Classes
Location:   Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Style: Rock
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 Mark Carozza
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Cary, Illinois, USA
Style: Metal/Rock/Shred
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 Tyler Goyak
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Location:   Illinois, USA
Style: Acoustic/Classical
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 Vito Marchese
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Style: Metal
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 Draven Grey
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   Denver, Colorado, USA
Style: Rock/Progressive/Industrial
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 Paul Kleff
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle , Improvisation Training Classes,
Practice Generator
Location:   Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA  
Style: Rock/Metal  
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 Trevor Darmody
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle 
Location:   Waterford, Ireland
Style: Hard Rock/Acoustic
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 Dexter Payne
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Boulder, Colorado, USA
Style: Jazz
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 Nancy Hutagalung
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   Inland Empire, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Style: Indie Rock/Experimental (Guitar)
Classical/Various Contemporary (Keyboard)
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 Char Davis
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program, Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle Practice Generator
Location:   San Diego, California, USA
Style: Blues/Rock
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 Jessa Young
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Seattle, Washington, USA     
Style: Rock
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 Clay Boudreau
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons
Location:   Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA    
Style: Metal/Shred/
Neo-Classical
 
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 Harald Wohlt
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program, Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle Practice Generator
Location:   Stuttgart, Germany  
Style: Contemporary Classical Music/Metal  
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 Tony Bradbury
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program, Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle , Improvisation Training Classes
Location:   Vancouver, Canada
Style: Rock/Blues/Country
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 Guy Onraet
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Cape Town, South Africa
Style: Rock
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 June Moris
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   New York City, New York, USA
Style: Acoustic Rock/Folk
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 Lonnie Caldwell    
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location:   Boise, Idaho, USA
Style: Acoustic Rock
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 Riff Sorce
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location:   Illinois, USA
Style: Hard Rock
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 Ysrafel
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Style: Instrumental/shred fused with electronic dance stylings
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 Tommaso Zillio
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle 
Location:   Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  
Style: Instrumental Rock
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 Colin and Brian Evans
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons
Location:   Illinois, USA
Style: Melodic Rock
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 Mario Amengual
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program
Improvisation Training Classes
Location:   
Miami, Florida, USA
Style: Rock/Metal/Shred
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 Marc Ferrara
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons,
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location:   
Alabama, USA
Style: Shred/Metal
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 Dan Weniger
Student
Type:   
Private Lessons
Location:   
California, USA
Style: Film Score Composer
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 Mark Court
Student
Type:   
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Practice Generator
Location:   
Ontario, Canada
Style: Rock/Alternative
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 Teemu Kleemola
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program, Practice Generator
Location:   
Ruotsinpyhtää, Finland  
Style: Melodic Rock/Shred  
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 Bill Brown
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Practice Generator
Location:   
Durham, England  
Style: Metal  
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 Khris Radke
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Improvisation Training Classes,
Practice Generator
Location:   Tracy, Minnesota, USA  
Style: Melodic Rock  
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 Greg X
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   
London, England
Style: Hard Rock/Metal/Shred
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 Denis Clément
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring ProgramImprovisation Training Classes, Practice Generator
Location:   
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  
Style: Melodic Rock  
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 Antonello Catanese
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:    Trieste-Italy  
Style: Rock/Blues/Funk
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 Ian Hand
Student
Type:   
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:    Bristol, UK  
Style: Rock/Orchestral
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 Antony Reynaert
Student
Type:
Correspondence Guitar Lessons, Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location:   
Ostend, Belgium
Style: Rock
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 Jonah Kay
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Online Guitar Lessons

Location:   
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Style:Metal
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 Daniel Faustmann
Student
Type: 
Online Guitar Lessons
Location:   
Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Style:Rock/Metal
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 Johnny Ryan
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Style:Blues/Funk/Soul/Progressive Rock/Alternative
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 Ben Madwitch
Student
Type: 
Online Guitar Lessons
Location:   
Greiz, Germany
Style:Rock/Progressive
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 Ralf Schanzel
Student
Type: 
Online Guitar Lessons
Location:   
Untergruppenbach, Germany
Style:Rock/Metal/Blues
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 Roy Prins
Student
Type: 
Online Guitar Lessons Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Utrecht, Holland
Style:Funk/Hard Rock/Metal
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 Daniel Rothmann
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Aarhus, Denmark
Style:Pop/Rock/Electronic
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 James Erickson
Student
Type: 
Online Guitar Lessons Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Lawndale, California, USA
Style:Instrumental Rock/Fusion
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 Nikke Blout
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Frankfurt, Germany and Los Angeles, California, USA
Style:Rock/Blues/Jazz/Techno/Pop
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 Alexander Brizuela
Student
Type: 
Online Guitar Lessons
Location:   
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Style:Rock/Metal
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 Ramon Chacon Freixa
Student
Type: 
Online Guitar Lessons
Location:   
Berga, Barcelona, Spain
Style:Rock/Metal/Progressive
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 John Kakalas
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Thessaloniki, Greece
Style:Classic/Rock/Celtic/Indian/Metal/Spanish/Greek/Mid Eastern
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 Dan Sugarman
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Los Angeles, California, USA
Style:Rock/Metal
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 Del Bannerman
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Style:Rock/Alternative Rock/Metal/Shred
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 Pete Hartley
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Birmingham, UK
Style:Jazz/Classical/Pop
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 Filip Zganjar
Student
Type: 
Electric Guitar Lessons Online
Location:   
Bjelovar, Croatia
Style:Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Symphonic Rock/Power Metal
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 Corinne Gooden
Student
Type: 
Guitar Lessons Online,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Style:Folk Rock/Blues/Pop
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 Jim Dix
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program, Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Rock Band Success Coaching
Location:   
Delray Beach, Florida, USA
Style:Groove Rock
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 AJ Simons
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Treviso, Italy
Style:Metal/Rock/Pop
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 Panos Kolias
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Wedel, Germany
Style:Orchestral/Classical/Rock/Pop
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 Sen Lun
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
London, UK
Style:Fusion/Jazz/Rock/Shred
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 Jeet Samant
Student
Type: 
Electric Guitar Lessons Online, Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location:   
Brisbane, Australia
Style:Melodic Rock
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 Lee Gattenby
Student
Type: 
Electric Guitar Lessons Online, Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Alaska, USA
Style:Rock
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 Bojana Cibej
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Slovenia
Style:Folk/Ethno
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 Michael Edwards
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Tokyo, Japan
Style:Metal/Rock/Acoustic Rock
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 Adrienne Osborn
Student
Type: 
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Boulder, CO, USA
Style:Electro/Rock/Pop/Jazz
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 Chris Basener
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Style:Instrumental Groove Rock
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 Chayakorn Jindawech
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Style:Glam Metal/Blues/Rock
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 Ty Morgan
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Practice Generator
Location: 
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Style:Rock/Contemporary
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 Jon Chorba
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location: 
Scranton, PA, USA
Style:Hard Rock
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 Marcus Carlzon
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Örby, Västra Götalands Län, Sweden
Style:Metal/Hardcore/Alternate/Pop/Acoustic
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 Ryan Duke
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location: 
Dayton, OH, USA
Style:Progressive Metal/Avantgarde/Acoustic
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 Dan Stearn
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location: 
Shropshire, UK
Style:Rock/Instrumental
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 Rovan Deon
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Rahway, NJ, USA
Style:Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Metal
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 John Magee
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Style:Rock/Blues/Slide/Acoustic/Hard Rock
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 Jure Golobic
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Ljubljana, Slovenia/Los Angeles, USA
Style:Rock/Blues/Pop
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 Aldo Chircop
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Malta
Style:Metal
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 Simon Candy
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location: 
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Style:Jazz/Blues, Rock, Fingerstyle
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  Lou Lombardi
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Style:Blues/Rock/Singer-Songwriter/Americana/Funk
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 Jeff Williams
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Boston, MA, USA
Style:Funk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae
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 Jimmy Alford
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Southampton, UK
Style:Metal, Hardcore, Rock
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 George Engelbrecht
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Vredenburg, South Africa
Style:Neo-Classical, Power Metal, Progressive
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 Dario Napoli
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Cortona (Arezzo), Italy
Style:Jazz/Gypsy Jazz
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 Lauren Bateman
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Boston, MA USA
Style:Pop/Rock/Singer-Songwriter
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 Malik Dirim
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Göttingen, Germany
Style:Rock/Metal/Progressive
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 Kwote
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Sacramento, CA USA
Style:Turntablism/Fusion
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 Charlie Long
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Chicago, IL USA
Style:Rock/Blues
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 Josh Brown
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Louisville, Kentucky USA
Style:Rock/Metal/Neoclassical
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 James Scott
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
London, UK
Style:Rock/Metal/Goth/Industrial
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 Alex Kehoe
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
London, U.K.
Style:Rock/Punk/Ska
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 Derek Steep
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Germany
Style:Acoustic Guitar/Experimental
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 Engrida Mebrahtu
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
New York, NY, USA
Style:Instrumental Rock
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 B.C. Cliver
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Style:Hard Rock
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 Alexander Buzmakov
Student
Type: 
Electric Guitar Lessons Online,
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle,
Rock Band Success Coaching
Location: 
Perm, Russia
Style:Rock/Metal
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 Mike Whitla
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
 
Location: 
Toronto, CA
Style:Rock/Children's Music
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 Neal Wakefield
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Krakow, Poland
Style:Progressive Metal
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 Josh Beetler
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle
Location: 
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Style:Metal/Progressive Fusion/Funk/Jazz
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 Mark Manczuk
Student
Type: 
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Bronx, New York, USA
Style:Jazz/World/Funk/Rock
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 Johan Tillgren
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Upplands Väsby, Sweden
Style:Progressive Metal/Instrumental Rock/Metal
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 Dan Smith
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons,
Music Careers Mentoring Program
Location: 
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Style:Heavy Metal
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 Igor Martynov
Student
Type: 
Correspondence Guitar Lessons
Location: 
Moscow, Russia
Style:Rock/Blues/Metal/Fusion/Smooth Jazz
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