The #1 Invisible Roadblock Most Guitar Players Overlook (And Shockingly, Guitar Teachers Don't Know How To Fix!) That Keeps You From Playing Guitar The Way You Want & How To Remove It - Especially if you are older, busy, have limited time to practice, and just don't have any more time to waste.

Does any of this sound like you? 

  •  “The gaps in my playing skills and holes in my knowledge are getting between me and what I want to play.”

  •  “I’ve been stuck in a rut for far too long. I’ve reached a dead end practicing on my own. I’m tired of spinning my wheels going nowhere.”

  • “I’m just a hobbyist, but I’m sick of sounding like one!”

  • “I’ve been playing for the last 20 years. I have had professional lessons with several teachers in the past. I think I should be really good by now, but I’m not. I’m lost.”

  • “When people say, “Play me something,” I often sadly just blankly stare back at them. I still can’t play a full song. I’m feeling quite defeated, to be honest.” :(

  • “I have a $1,000 guitar (actually, I have several), but I still can’t play them the way I want.”

  • “I'm so weak in certain areas and strong in others. I don’t know to balance it all out.”

  • “I feel frustrated that I cannot play things that are in my head and not able to play other people’s beautiful music.”

  • “I've spent way too long learning bits and pieces and forgetting most of them.  I want to put things together and be consistent.”
So, let me ask you a question...
Would you be ecstatic if you could:

  • Make a $2000 guitar SOUND like a $2000 guitar!

  • Play guitar better (MUCH better) immediately

  • Make everything easier to play

  • Experience a major breakthrough in your guitar playing FAST

  • Become a complete guitar player FAST

  • Play what you want to play, the way you want to play it

  • Fill the holes in your playing skills & knowledge so that you are no longer stuck playing only bits & pieces of music

Because if you could do those things, ultimately, that would mean you could feel incredibly happy when you play guitar ... and be admired by others! (Which would be amazing!)



Unfortunately, I also get the sense there are some obstacles for you here, including figuring out how to:

  • make the notes you play sound great (plus clean and in perfect time!) 

  • bridge the gap between having skills in one area and weaknesses in others.

  • become a more well-rounded, balanced guitar player.

  • level up from just playing bits & pieces, to putting everything together like a real musician does.

  • be able to fully use what you do know and can play.

  • gain full control over your guitar (for example, perfectly muting all the strings you’re not playing).

Sound familiar?
Another thing ...


Are you frustrated by the fact that you are home alone trying to improve and it’s just taking so long?

It's going too slowly!

It shouldn't take this long!

By now, you should be able to play how you want, right? 

Playing guitar SHOULD be nothing but fun!


Well ...

It’s not fun when you feel stuck & frustrated.
It’s not fun when it takes a long time to learn or master something.
It’s not fun if you don’t know what to do.
It’s not fun when you see very little improvement, and you think, “I should be better by now”, but you’re not. :(
Here’s the good news ... The fun part comes when...

  • You have absolute certainty that you are becoming a better guitar player every single time you pick up the guitar. THAT’S Fun!

  • When you can take everything you ever learn and make real music, not just play exercises, licks or parts of songs. THAT’S Fun!

  • When you make more progress in 6 days than you did in the past 6 years. THAT’S FUN!

  • When you play guitar with total confidence. THAT’S FUN!

 

How do I know? I’ve been there myself! 


Stuck - frustrated - spinning my wheels.

I had so many holes in my playing, it looked like swiss cheese.

That all changed for me once I discovered a better, faster, and easier way to rapidly improve my guitar playing, plug the holes, and have way more fun.

After teaching thousands of guitar players from all over the world over the last 34 years, I realized there is typically one big roadblock that keeps guitar players from ever being able to play guitar the way they want.

 

How To Make Sure You NEVER Play Guitar The Way You Want

 

Most guitar players don’t overcome the #1 roadblock that keeps them stuck.

Worst of all, even most guitar teachers are clueless about how to do or teach this!

What is it?

Never training to become a “complete” guitar player.

Instead, they practice bits & pieces - which keeps them stuck playing only “bits & pieces”.

Here’s what this looks like...



This ☝️ is George.

He’s got good technique and plays fast, but because he lacks skills in other areas (his phrasing is weak, his timing is off, his string bends are lame, etc.) - it all sounds like garbage... 

Even with a jet engine attached, George is still driving a GARBAGE TRUCK! ... not very cool. George is not a complete & happy guitar player.



This ☝️ is Fred. 

He has some good musical skills but lacks great technique. That makes his playing sound good, but slow and boring. He’s missing good technique that could bring his skills to life.

Even with a cool car, Fred lacks an engine to take him where he wants to go.

Fred is not a complete & happy guitar player. 

 

What George, Fred, most everybody else, and (probably) you are missing is: 3-S (Specialized Super Synthesis) Guitar Training





This guitar training process is very different from the practicing you’re doing now – and there’s only one place you can get it.

 

The Complete Guitar Player Training Week Live Event


June 23-28, 2025

In Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA

Complete-Guitar-Player-Training-Week

 

Imagine 6 Days Of Super Intense Guitar Training That Catapults You Forward To Becoming The Complete Guitar Player You Want To Be... Making It Easy For You To Finally Experience True Freedom As A Guitar Player!

 

You, me, 4 other super elite master guitar trainers and a very limited number of other extremely motivated guitar players locked in a room, 8 HOURS a day… EVERY DAY… for SIX FULL DAYS… No distractions. No B.S.

 



Fact is, you can sit at home and practice all you want, but until and unless you learn (and actually do) the right things in every aspect of your guitar practicing, you’re just wasting a lot of time.

Sure, a lot of practice time on your own may help you, but getting the right training now will be the difference between getting a little better over time and getting MASSIVELY better in less than a week.

 

What I’m going to give you in 6 days, you will take with you for the rest of your life and every time you pick up your guitar you’ll know exactly what, when, why and how to do things… compare that with whatever you are struggling to do now on your own.

 

Listen, I know you struggle when you sit at home and practice alone without anyone to coach you while you play & practice - we both know you wouldn’t be reading this page, if that wasn’t true.

 

But it’s NOT your fault! You’ve had guitar teachers teach you things, and you’ve probably learned a lot about music and guitar playing. However, you’ve been missing something … something critically important… You’ve never yet been coached and trained with 3-S (Specialized Super Synthesis) Guitar Training. All of that is about to change for you.

 

The best, fastest, most effective, most efficient, and longest lasting way to build the habits to become a complete guitar player, is to be directly coached and trained by the best guitar trainers in the world who make it impossible for you to fail.

Can you (eventually) become a complete guitar player without this training? Yes. You can ... BUT:

  • It will take many years longer (of grueling extra (wasted) practice time)

  • It will be much harder

  • It will cost you much more in terms of time, money (for extra lessons), and frustration (because it will keep you from playing guitar how you want)



Before I tell you more about this one-of-a-kind event, let’s see if it is right for you or not...

This Is Not For You If...
You are under 13 years old. 
You cannot play a barre chord.
You cannot play a hammer-on or a pull-off
You don't want to become a complete guitar player who impresses yourself or others.
You're unwilling to put your skepticism aside & let me (and my "A team" of master guitar trainers) train you.
You're too afraid that you might be the worst guitar player in the room. You probably won't be, but if you are, who cares? We don't, you shouldn't either. We're here to HELP you and have fun together, not judge each other!
This Is For You If...
You’re between 13 and 90 years old (most attendees are between 20 - 75)
You live anywhere in the world except Antarctica
You’re not the complete guitar player you want to be and you’re finally ready to do something about it
You play guitar for fun - as a hobbyist - but don’t want to sound like one
You are (or want to become) a professional musician (if you don’t want to become a pro, see the point above)
You’d love to have an awesome guitar vacation
You’d like to have a life-changing experience you’ll never forget!

My promise to you: you will leave this event a completely different (that means better and more complete) guitar player than when you walk in the door on day 1 of the event.


How can I be sure?

Because I did this every year from 2012 – 2023 at several very similar events for hundreds of people and had a 100% success rate. Not 90%, not 95%, not 99.9%... ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!!

Plus, if my innovative teaching, coaching and training methods didn’t work,  I would not have been able to teach, coach and mentor this many guitar students to become the advanced and successful guitar players they are today.

Check out what musicians from all over the world said about the events:


Play The Video

 

What Will This One-Of-A-Kind, Full Metal Jacket, Complete Guitar Player Training Event Do For You?

Here Is What You Get
Experience A Major Breakthrough In Your Guitar Playing In Just 6 Days And Get On The Fast Track To Become A Complete Guitar Player (And yes, this works whether you're young, or old, experienced or not.)
Step-By-Step Training That Makes It Easier For You To Play What You Want To Play, The Way You Want To Play It, Be Happy About It, And Feel Incredible When You Play Guitar. (This is 100% opposite of what practically every guitar player does at home or is taught by average guitar teachers... but I've gotten a 98% success rate every single time I've used this with my students.) 
Understand Exactly How To Remove The Obstacles That Prevent You From Improving Rapidly. (Instead of making small and steady progress over a long period of time, this is your one big opportunity to take a giant leap forward in just 6 days!)
Level Up From Playing Just Bits & Pieces Of Music, And Finally Learn To Put Everything Together... Fluently... Consistently... Expressively. (There's no better way I know of to advance your musicianship and fun playing guitar.) 
How To Stop Sounding Like A Hobbyist - Even If That's All You Ever Want To Be. (There's nothing wrong with just wanting to be a hobbyist, but there's no reason to sound like one when you can sound better!) 
Get The Shortcut You Need To Play Guitar Like A Pro. (Some people say, "There is no shortcut to success". Ah, but there is, it's shaving off years of wasted time doing things that prevent you from becoming a complete guitar player.)
Specialized Super Synthesis (3-S) Guitar Training® Unlike Anything You've Seen Before. (Build the right habits specifically designed to help you tie all your skills together - this is a key component to becoming a complete guitar player.
Discover The Strip & Drip Technique Many Pro Musicians Use To Immediately (On The Very First Attempt) Play Much Better Than You Do Now With The Skills You Already Have. (When I discovered this in the past, it blew my freaking mind!) 
Finally Balance Out Your Guitar Playing Skills So That You're No Longer Held Back By The (Big) Imbalances In What You Know And Can Do On The Guitar. (If not addressed, these imbalances keep you down permanently.)
Learn The Real Secret To Success In Playing Guitar Better That Every Struggling Guitar Player Needs. (Kiss mediocre guitar playing goodbye!)
Stop Freezing Up... Blankly Staring Back At Someone... Not Knowing What To Do... When They Say, "Play Something For Me." (If all you know are bits & pieces of music, this is bound to happen. It's time to finally END this!) 
The 8-Dimensional Blitz Training Strategy® To Advancing All Your Musical Skills Quickly. (If I could only practice one way for the rest of my life - this would be it.)
Unlock The Secrets To Sound As Good As Your Favorite Players. (Yes, there is effort required on your part, but it doesn't take 20 years to get there as most people assume.) 
The Foolproof Way To Smash Through Your Guitar Playing Barriers And Graduate To The Next 10 Levels. (This may just be the best, most profound cure ever invented for getting unstuck.)
Guitar Skill Integration Training Lessons®. (Learn how to integrate your guitar skills together so that you can fluently, effortlessly and quickly play whatever you want. Integration is one of the four pillars to becoming a good guitar player. Without it, you remain stuck in a rut.)
Guitar Skill Application Training Lessons®. (You get critically important training on how to apply everything you learn(ed) on guitar. Until and unless you are actually able to use what you know, it's all useless.)
You Can Finally Stop Thinking Any Of These: "I've Been Stuck In A Rut For Far Too Long". "I've Reached A Dead-End Practicing On My Own." "I'm Tired Of Spinning My Wheels Going Nowhere." Because We're Going To Blow That Stuff Up!
Easily Plug The Holes And Fill In The Gaps That Are Preventing You From Being Able To Play Guitar How You Want. (It's those damn gaps and holes that cause most of your frustration. It's time to eliminate them once and for all.)
Direct Face-To-Face Individual Attention So That You Get Targeted And Specific Guidance To Uncover And Then Destroy The Things That Are Holding You Back From Becoming A Complete Guitar Player. (Next, we replace those things with my innovative, powerful and proven strategies and personal training you need to once and for all drastically transform your guitar playing)
A Complete, Accurate And Expert Assessment Of Your 'Real' Current Skill Level, Strengths And Weaknesses. (Next, you'll get a thorough and accurate analysis of your current practice skills so we can begin to overhaul it with massively effective complete guitar player training.)
A Personal And Specific Diagnosis (From Real Pro Experts) Of Your Guitar Playing Challenges And A Failsafe Way To Fix Them Forever. (If you are observant, you can see me use it in many YouTube videos where I solve (seemingly) "impossible" problems in my students' playing - often within minutes. Often, you may not really know what your problem is (or why you have it), you just know you can't do something, or you know something you are doing isn't working for you

Perhaps you assume the problem is one thing, but in reality, the real cause of the problem is something else (this is extremely common which is one of the reasons why you've been struggling)

Once you have the 'real' diagnosis and the 'real' solutions to fix them, you will then receive the following...
BURNED IN Training, Practicing Strategies And Habits. You Will NOT Forget What You Learn Here. (How can I be so sure? Because I won't teach you something and then let you go home and struggle to remember and implement it alone at home.

Instead, you learn something, then you and I will BURN IT INTO YOUR MIND AND HANDS so that you can remember exactly what and how to do things FOREVER! Fact is, if you forget something once you get home, then what you learned is useless to you.

We are not going to let that happen.)
We Help You Turn Your Guitar Playing Into A Grab-You-By-The-Throat Fountain Of Musical Ecstasy So Compelling That Listeners Can't Resist!
The Absolute Most Fun You Will Ever Have With Your Guitar - We Make This Training Endlessly Fun. (... because if it's not fun, you're not going to want to do it... and that means you wouldn't get the maximum result you could be getting. This is precisely why we make it FUN!) 
12 Weeks Of Complete Guitar Player Pre-Training Before The Event Even Begins. Because the ass kicking of this Complete Guitar Player Training Week is so intense (8 hours of training per day, every day for 6 straight days!), you will need to train in advance to prepare yourself for this event.

This is similar to how a runner would train to race in a marathon. The runner doesn’t run a mile a day and then run a 26.2 mile marathon (the runner would never finish the marathon).

The same principal applies here. You will need to go on a highly specialized 12-week guitar training schedule to prepare for this intense guitar training of 8 hours per day every day once you arrive here.

Beginning 12 weeks before the event starts, I'm going to give you weekly pre-training sessions every week for 12 weeks so that you will get the absolute most from this week! You will be practicing 1 - 2.5 hours per day during those 12 weeks in a very focused and special way to get you ready (this will not be your normal practice routine).

As a result of this highly specialized pre-training, you’ll become a better guitar player even before the event begins!

An Experience Of A Lifetime… You (nor anyone you have ever met) know or have even heard about or experienced anything like this before... because there has never been another event like this!
My Ironclad 100% Money Back Guarantee! You will be very happy you attended - guaranteed! Don't make your decision now. Instead, register, attend the event, test my strategies. And if you aren't 100% convinced this is not one of the very best investments you have ever made in your musical life... and you are not 100% satisfied by the end of the first day of the event... I'll gladly refund 100% of your tuition! (Please note that all payments are final, and refunds can only be given under this condition). 



Look at the crazy turnout we had when I ran similar events in previous years: 


And here is some of the feedback I got from guitarists in the photos above. (Many of these guitarists attended multiple events.)


Do you know why all these happy guitar players gave such incredible feedback?


Because when they walk in the door on day 1 of the event, they bring with them all the skills and knowledge they already developed over many years ... (it took their entire guitar-playing life to acquire the skills they had before the event began)...

...but by the end of the event (just 6 days later), they grew more than they could have ever imagined – making massive leaps in skill level!

That would make anyone happy! 


... but for all of this to work for you, you have to put skin in the game...

Heads up: this event has always been “reassuringly expensive” & always will be. At the same time – it’s within reach (financially) for anyone truly serious about their playing. 

We’ve had guitar players fly from India, Vietnam, Poland, Lebanon, Ukraine, Croatia, Paraguay, Malaysia, South Africa, Argentina and other countries with weak economies. (In total, guitarists from 55 countries attended my events over the years.)
 

Tom Hess Events Attendees Map

Canada Mexico England Ireland Germany
Holland Belgium Sweden Norway Finland
Denmark Poland Russia Malta Italy
France Estonia Greece Slovenia Croatia
Austria Switzerland Spain Lebanon Israel
South Africa New Zealand Australia South Korea India
Singapore Czech Republic Argentina Japan Syria
China Malaysia Ukraine United States Brazil
Paraguay Lithuania Hong Kong Sri Lanka Vietnam
El Salvador United Arab Emirates Bangladesh Chile Scotland
Colombia Peru Portugal Ecuador Belarus
Thailand        
 
 

If you (like me) believe “you get what you pay for”, you wouldn’t want this event to be cheap. You probably already tried “cheap” and “free” ways to fix your playing. And isn’t that why you are reading this page right now? 

Plus, if I really can help you make “Holy Smokes!!!” amounts of progress in your playing…

Would you even believe me if I promised to do it for a few hundred bucks?

So, take a deep breath…

The tuition is $2997 $1997. (Payment plans are available.) 

And no, this does NOT include your hotel, flight and food costs. 

If this is more than you want to invest in your guitar playing – that’s ok. And if paying this amount takes food off your family’s dinner plate – please pass on this & save your money. This event is not for everyone. 

But I found – the more you pay for something, the more you value it. The more likely you are to actually show up, do what I tell you & get results.

Plus, the high price raises your (& everyone else’s) expectations. And that’s the way I like it.

Your high expectations put more pressure on me to (over) deliver on my promise to you. Because if I don’t – I risk something much more valuable than money: my reputation. 

And much of my success has come from giving people MORE than what they expect & pay for – when they put their trust in me.

Plus, the price limits the group size – to give you (& everyone else) more attention & more value. 

Although as you can see from the photos – the “high” price hasn’t exactly done its job of keeping the event small. Plus, my team & many attendees have told me many times I should be charging more for this training.

So that means: 2025 may be the last year I offer the event at this low of a price. (Next time, I may well DOUBLE the tuition.)
 


Now you might be wondering:

Is there a chance this training doesn't work for you?


Of course. To date, my success rate (of doing this training with thousands of people) has been 100%. But there is always a risk someone will be the very first guitar player I can’t help. And you might be that unlucky person. But even then – I’ve got you covered. (See my money-back satisfaction guarantee below.)

And here is something else: 

I created this event, knowing full well most guitar players have long given up on their dreams. Most are so skeptical - they feel Instant Disbelief when someone offers to help them. 

And I know most will read this page, see all the proof of this training working for other people & still think it’s “too good to be true”.

That’s why I heavily reward those who still believe in themselves & have faith that someone will do what they promise to do. And have the guts to act on their instincts.

And that’s why, when you join us for Complete Guitar Player Training Week 2025, you get these bonuses FREE to maximize your results:

 

Big Bonus Gift #1: The Complete Guitar Player Mastery Course With All My Training Strategies, Tactics And Secrets In A 3-Ring Binder.
 

Complete Guitar Player Mastery Course


Having this in your hands will not only enable you to get the maximum possible results from the event itself, but will also solidify for you everything that you have learned, done and experienced here once you go home…

Years from now you’ll have everything at your fingertips and know exactly what and how to do things… forever!

This binder is so extremely valuable and contains such Top Secret Training secrets that I’ll only give it to LIVE attendees, and only after signing an agreement not to sell, copy, share or redistribute the course in any form or fashion.

 

Big Bonus Gift #2: 12 Full Weeks of Complete Guitar Player Training Week Pre-Training Before The Event Even Begins


Complete Guitar Player Pre-Training


To maximize the results you will get at this incredible event, you need to learn the main concepts we’ll be using at the event, ‘before’ you get here.

Why? Because the more you learn and do things before you arrive, the more time I can invest directly into your guitar training (and less explaining fundamental concepts you should have learned before)…

So I’m going the extra mile (in advance) to ENSURE your guitar playing will be completely transformed at this event!

This ultra exclusive private training will prepare you for the event, and ensure that you become a better guitar player EVEN BEFORE you attend this event!

Total value = $924

Big Bonus Gift #3: Certificate Of Complete Guitar Player Training Week Completion


Complete Guitar Player Training Certificate


This certificate looks great on your wall & is something you can feel very proud of.

Plus, if you teach guitar – you gain an instant credential other teachers in your area do not have. And that means you can charge more money for your guitar lessons.

Value = Priceless!

Big Bonus Gift #4: Free HESSFEST Ticket For A Friend

(When you choose the "Ultra Badass Package" below)

Guitar Creativity Training Certificate


You Get 1 FREE Ticket For A Friend* To Attend The Legendary HESSFEST Live Event on June 19-22, 2025.

*You can give your free ticket to any friend you want over the age of 18 who is also not a current or former client/student of mine.

Total value = $697 

The Complete Guitar Player Mastery Course
package value $1,000.00 FREE
12 Weeks Of Complete Guitar Player Pre-Training $924.00 FREE
Your Certificate Of Guitar Training Completion Priceless FREE
One Free* Ticket To HESSFEST *See details above $697.00 FREE

TOTAL YOU GET IN FREE BONUSES Over $2,621.00 FREE

The Complete Guitar Player Training Week is designed for people who want to totally transform their guitar playing BIG TIME.

You already know that there is nothing else like this anywhere else in the world, and you also know by now if this event is right for you or not.


… but just in case there is any chance you're not 100% sure yet, consider this:
 

  1. Guaranteed Implementation – How many times have you been taught something, read something or watched something about how to improve as a guitar player and then did NOT implement it?

    If you are like most people, the answer is “A LOT”.

    When you come to this event, YOU WILL IMPLEMENT EVERYTHING, because that’s what we’re going to be doing every day of the event.

    This is not about learning what to do, nor even how to do something, this is going to be about learning what to do, how to do it and then we are going to actually correctly implement it.
     
  2. Massive Access to me and my team – This is where I’m going to be right in the room with you, not simply ‘teaching you stuff’, but literally sitting right in front of you and coaching you on EXACTLY what to do every single step of the way and then training with you as many times as it takes until you ‘get it’.

    Then we are going to ‘BURN IT IN’ your mind so that when you go home you can create/practice/play things perfectly every single time… once you have these unique skills, there will be NO STOPPING YOU!!
     
  3. This event is the only place on Earth that you can attend and get this one-of-a-kind, super intense and powerful guitar soloing and creativity training that will totally transform your guitar playing and creativity forever.
     
  4. Best investment of your time and money. Even though it’s not possible to get this training anywhere else, what would it cost you if you could get it? 48 hours of training x $50 an hour from some mediocre guitar teacher = $2400 (note: a mediocre guitar teacher wouldn’t have a clue how to do anything like this type of elite guitar training anyway).

    Or you could pay me for private 1-1 time (48 hours x $250 an hour for private live guitar lessons = $12,000).

    But let’s forget about money and just talk about your time…

    If you do not attend the Complete Guitar Player Training Week, how long will it take you to train yourself?

    As mentioned above, what I’m going to give you in 6 days, you will take with you for the rest of your life - and every time you pick up your guitar, you’ll know exactly what, when, why and how to do things… compare that with whatever you are struggling to do now on your own.
     
  5. Ironclad 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee! You will be very happy you attended – guaranteed!

    If you are not 100% satisfied by the end of the first day of the event… I’ll gladly refund 100% of your tuition! (Please note that refunds can only be given under this condition). 

 

Complete Guitar Player Training Week - 
Ultra Badass Package

So, you want even more awesome guitar training? ... a LOT more killer training? I’ve created for you the most badass package of guitar training ever! Check this out:

Here’s what you are going to get when you choose the Ultra Badass Package:

1. Complete Guitar Player Training Week Event
 $1,997.00 value
2. Complete Guitar Player ELITE FORCE Special Training Event
Learn more
$997.00 value
3. HESSFEST Event Ticket 
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$697.00 value

Plus You Get These Huge Free Bonuses:

4. HESSFEST Event Ticket Free For A Friend *You can give your free ticket to any friend you want over the age of 18 who is also not a current or former client/student of mine. $697.00 value
5. Complete Guitar Player Mastery Course $1000.00 value
6. Complete Guitar Player 12-Week Pre-Training $924.00 value
7. Your Certificate Of Complete Guitar Player Training Completion Priceless!
8. Your Certificate Of Elite Force Special Training Completion Priceless!

Complete Package Value
package value$6,312.00 Total Value
Complete Guitar Player Training Week – Ultra Badass Package Deal  $2,997


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The way I see it, you now have 3 options:

Option 1: you can do nothing, close this page & continue playing guitar the way you have. There is nothing to stop you from doing this right now. If you are happy with just playing bits & pieces forever and don't want to become a complete guitar player - this is the best option for you.

Option 2: you can wait to join Complete Guitar Player Training Week in 2029. This may be the right thing to do (if you’re ok with waiting 4-5 years… and possibly paying DOUBLE to attend next time).

Option 3: you can join us at the upcoming event in 2025. 

By this point, you should know what’s best for you.


Here is what to do right now to join us at Complete Guitar Player Training Week

  1. Scroll down.
  2. Click on the orange button that says "Add To Cart"
  3. Then, on the next page, follow the very simple instructions (it's very fast and easy to do)

Once that is done, I’ll show you exactly how to book your hotel room (at our special low $104 discount rate) and then book your airplane tickets (you will get easy step-by-step instructions once your tuition payment is processed).
 

Yes! Tom Hess, I want access to this now.
 

Complete Guitar Player Training Week

June 23-28, 2025
in Crystal Lake, Illinois USA

 

$1,997
(payment plans are available)
 

Plus I also want
 

Big Bonus Gift #1: The Complete Guitar Player Course

Big Bonus Gift #2: 12 Full Weeks of Complete Guitar Player Pre-Training

Big Bonus Gift #3: My Certificate Of Complete Guitar Player Training Completion

Yes! Tom Hess, I want access to all of this now.
 

Complete Guitar Player Training Week
Ultra Badass Package

(Incl. Complete Guitar Player Training Week, ELITE FORCE Special Training and HESSFEST)

June 19 - July 1, 2025
in Crystal Lake, Illinois USA

 

$2,997
(payment plans are available)
 

Plus I also want
 

Big Bonus Gift #1: The Complete Guitar Player Course

Big Bonus Gift #2: 12 Full Weeks of Complete Guitar Player Pre-Training

Big Bonus Gift #3: My Certificate Of Complete Guitar Player Training Completion

Big Bonus Gift #4: My Certificate Of Elite Force Special Training Completion

Big Bonus Gift #5: 1 FREE HESSFEST Ticket For A Friend






Still have questions?
 

I really want to attend Complete Guitar Player Training Week and can afford it, but I am not sure of my schedule in June 2025. What can I do?

Send me an email at hess@tomhess.net and tell me about your situation. I may help you find a solution.

If I don't attend the event in 2025, can I attend in 2026 (or 2027)?

No. This event is only happening in 2025. The earliest possible time it may happen again (not guaranteed) is 2029. 

Can't I figure out how to become a complete guitar player on my own? 

Not really. Can you (eventually) become a complete guitar player without this training? Yes, BUT: it will take many more years of grueling extra (wasted) practice time. It will be much harder. It will cost you much more in terms of time, money (for extra lessons), and frustration (because it will keep you from playing guitar how you want).

I'm already taking guitar lessons with someone else; can't I learn this sort of training from him/her?

No. Even if you have a great teacher who is aware of the specialized training process required to become a complete guitar player (hint, most aren’t), and you have all the necessary pieces ... when you are home alone practicing, you won’t form the habits to follow through on this training process.

What you need is someone watching over you, holding your hand AS you practice – correcting every little flaw, telling you precisely what to do, how to do it and when to do it so that failure is impossible, and your success becomes inevitable. You cannot get all of this taking lessons (even in-person private lessons).

At the Complete Guitar Player Training Week Live Event, you not only learn “what” to do, and “how” to do it, you get the actual training all day, every day for 6 days ... THIS is what you need to form the habits to become a complete guitar player.


Where will I be staying?

The event takes place in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA.

You will get full details with the hotel address and a link to book your (deeply discounted) hotel room after you register for Complete Guitar Player Training Week.


Are hotel, flight and meals included in my event tuition?

No.


What if this doesn't work for me?

If you read this entire page & still doubt I and my team of trainers can help you – there is no pressure to attend. This event is not for everyone and it may not be for you. 

That said, I’ve yet to see anyone show up to any of my training events, do what I told them to do and have it “not work” for them. 

Of course, there is always a chance you might be the very first guitar player whom I can’t help. You might become the 1 blemish on my otherwise perfect track record. That IS possible. But even then – I’ve got you covered.

You are protected by…

My Ironclad 100% Money back guarantee! You will be very happy you attended – guaranteed! Don’t make your decision now. Instead, register, attend the event, test my strategies. And if you aren’t 100% convinced this is not one of the very best investments you have ever made in your musical life … and you are not 100% satisfied by the end of the first day of the event… I’ll gladly refund 100% of your tuition! (Please note that all payments are final and refunds can only be given under this condition).
 

Do I get a refund if I buy my ticket, but can’t come?

Here is the refund policy:

My Ironclad 100% Money back guarantee! You will be very happy you attended – guaranteed! Don’t make your decision now. Instead, register, attend the event, test my strategies. And if you aren’t 100% convinced this is not one of the very best investments you have ever made in your musical life … and you are not 100% satisfied by the end of the first day of the event… I’ll gladly refund 100% of your tuition! (Please note that all payments are final and refunds can only be given under this condition).


What if my situation is unique?

Schedule a (free) 15-minute phone consultation with one of my top trainers (who will be training you at this event). Tell him your situation & get all your questions answered. 


Will this work for my style?

Yes. Your style doesn’t matter. We’ve trained guitar players in metal, blues, classic rock, jazz, fusion & classical styles. We trained acoustic players, bass players, as well as 7 & 8-string guitar players.

The training process is exactly the same. 


Will this work for acoustic guitar playing?

Yes. (See previous question.)


Will this work for bass guitar?

Yes. (See previous question.)


How much time do I need to practice to attend this event?

Most guitar players who come here practice between 30-90 minutes per day. (Only a few consistently practice longer than that.)

That said - at this event, you will practice guitar a minimum of 8 hours per day – for 6 days.

So you should plan to increase your practice time to an average of 60 minutes per day in the 2-3 months before the event. This prepares your mind (and your finger calluses) for long days of playing during your training.
 

Can I attend Complete Guitar Player Training Week if I have a hand injury and/or a health condition?

What I say below may sound crazy (so be skeptical if you want).

But guitar players with these health conditions & disabilities have been to my events:

  • 2 students were totally blind.
     
  • 1 student was legally deaf. 
     
  • 2 students had focal dystonia. (They admittedly struggled. But we tailored the training to their ability to play.) 
     
  • 1 student was recovering from a recent liver transplant. (He had to wear a special mask over his face during the training.)
     
  • 2 students flew across the country with a wheelchair.
     
  • 1 student had Autism.
     
  • 4 students had Asperger’s. 
     
  • 1 student had a terminal heart condition.

  • 3 had recently undergone major surgeries, but wanted to attend our events so badly, they came anyway.

Did all of them make the same progress as my top students? No, of course not. But they made enough progress to want to attend my events more than once (in several cases). And if you join us in 2025, you’ll meet some of these people too.

Bottom line?

If you are healthy enough to drive – there is no reason this training can’t work for you. (That is - if you apply what I train and coach you to do & you meet the minimum skill level standard.)

 

Am I really ready for this event? What if I’m the worst player in the room?
If you can play simple barre chords and can play basic hammer-ons and pull-offs, you are ready.

In addition, I prepare you further in the 12 weeks of pre-training you receive from me as a free bonus. This pre-training ensures you are ready.

Many people are fearful of being “the worst guitar player” in the room. Don’t be.

First, there will (very likely) always be someone less skilled and less knowledgeable than you. 

Second, the other attendees as the event won’t ever really hear you play (maybe the guy next to you hears a little, but he’s too focused on what he is doing).

Third, this is not a contest. Nobody cares who the most (or least) skilled player is. Everyone is here to learn, train and make massive improvements. In addition, people tend to be ultra-supportive, helpful and nice. You have absolutely nothing to fear!


Will I get enough personal attention?

Yes, of course. We wouldn’t be able to deliver the sort of (massive) success for everyone if that wasn’t the case! You will get more than you need to make enormous guitar playing improvements.

 

Am I too old for this event? Is the event only for younger people in their 20s and 30s?

The ages of our attendees range from late teenage years to several people in their mid 70s (we’ve had a few attendees in their 80s over the years).

We do have a lot of people in their 20s and 30s, and we’ve got a lot in their 60s and 70s, others in between.

No matter what your age, you’ll fit right in!

 

I don’t live in the US. Can I still attend?

Yes, of course! More than half of our event attendees travel from outside the USA. They come from all over the world (55 countries, on 6 continents).

 

But what if I’m just a hobbyist?

Great! Most of the attendees who attend are hobbyists - but they don’t want to SOUND like hobbyists when they play; that’s why they attend! (Note: we also do have pro-level players attending too, but they are the minority)

 

I see it’s a great investment, but I don’t know if I can afford it.

1. There are payment plans available.

2. Instead of thinking, “Maybe I can’t afford it”, ask “How CAN I afford it?” Where there’s a will, there’s always a way! If you want to become a complete guitar player, you will find a way.

If you need help on finding ways to afford it, contact me, I’m happy to offer suggestions on how you can make this happen. Contact me directly at: hess@tomhess.net

3. Attending the Complete Guitar Player Training Week is an experience you’ll never regret, and a decision you will not regret!

 
What if I have other questions?

Schedule a (free) 15-minute phone consultation with one of my top trainers (who would be training you at this event) & get all your questions answered. 

Don’t worry – we won’t lie to you and tell “you are ready” if you aren't. We also won’t twist your arm or try to “convince” or “hard-sell” you to come. 

We only want you here if you: 1. Are truly ready for this. 2. Actually want to be here. (The trainer you will be speaking to has strict instructions from me about this.) I’d much rather turn you away if this event is not a good fit for you than have you come and be disappointed.

You can also email me directly at hess@tomhess.net

P.S. 

Look at what guitarists are saying:

Yes! Tom Hess, I want access to this now.
 

Complete Guitar Player Training Week

June 23-28, 2025
in Crystal Lake, Illinois USA

 

$1,997
(payment plans are available)
 

Plus I also want
 

Big Bonus Gift #1: The Complete Guitar Player Course

Big Bonus Gift #2: 12 Full Weeks of Complete Guitar Player Pre-Training

Big Bonus Gift #3: My Certificate Of Complete Guitar Player Training Completion

Yes! Tom Hess, I want access to all of this now.
 

Complete Guitar Player Training Week
Ultra Badass Package

(Incl. Complete Guitar Player Training Week, ELITE FORCE Special Training and HESSFEST)

June 19 - July 1, 2025
in Crystal Lake, Illinois USA

 

$2,997
(payment plans are available)
 

Plus I also want
 

Big Bonus Gift #1: The Complete Guitar Player Course

Big Bonus Gift #2: 12 Full Weeks of Complete Guitar Player Pre-Training

Big Bonus Gift #3: My Certificate Of Complete Guitar Player Training Completion

Big Bonus Gift #4: My Certificate Of Elite Force Special Training Completion

Big Bonus Gift #5: 1 FREE HESSFEST Ticket For A Friend