When, Where And How Will I Receive My First Guitar Lesson?
You will get your first guitar lesson 2-3 hours after you fill out the evaluation form (and select one of the lesson plans on the next page).
In the form, I ask you a ton of questions about your musical skills, knowledge, strengths, weaknesses, frustrations, background and guitar playing goals.
After you finish it and activate your account, I go to work on making you a better guitar player.
Here is how:
I go through your evaluation from in detail (I usually read it at least twice). Then I create a lesson strategy to get your playing from where it is today to where you want it to be.
It’s all based on everything you told me about yourself in your evaluation form.
(This is the part that takes me 2-3 hours to do for you. Please be patient. I don't want to rush through this step, because it’s going to play a huge role in you becoming a better guitar player quickly.)
When your 1st lesson is ready, I upload it into your student account and send you an email telling you that it’s ready.
You log in to access it and begin to practice.
As you practice your lessons, I'm here for you every step of the way.
- You can talk to me live on video during Newbie hours. (You’ll get access to this as a new student.) These are special bonus sessions I do with my new guitar students. It’s where I get to know you and help you get started with your first lesson.
- You can ask me questions about your guitar playing (or anything else you want) during weekly Office Hours.
- You get unlimited email support from me directly. If you have questions – email me anytime, day or night. I answer your questions in detail and you always get a reply from me directly.
- You can send me recordings of your playing for feedback. In my feedback, I help you diagnose and remove bad habits from your playing and erase all obstacles slowing down your progress.
- You can join our exclusive community on my students’ forum. There you can get support from my top guitar students – many of whom are now professional guitar teachers themselves.
- I’ve coached them on how to teach guitar in the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle.
All you have to do is practice what I tell you to do at least 30 minutes per day 5 times per week.
If you can practice more – that’s great. But if you practice the lessons I give you just 30 minutes per day, it becomes almost impossible for you not to improve.
Check out the results my guitar students are achieving:
Here are a few more guitar student success stories:
“Before Breakthrough Guitar Lessons with Tom Hess, I was very very frustrated."
I’ve been a self-taught guitar player for 3 and half years. And then I got offline lessons for a year… a year and a half. I grew very dissatisfied with those lessons.
Tom Hess’s goal-orientated approach has helped me more than any other guitar teacher that I had in the past, because I had never even heard of the term goals in relation to guitar playing. My offline teachers would never mention this phrase and it wouldn’t even occur to me that setting goals was something that I should be doing, because it would actually force me to try to achieve things. So that was a bit of culture shock, but I’ve really gained from that because I now have a very good idea of what to practice... and if I practice it, I’m going to achieve my goals. So Tom Hess’s goal-orientated approach has vastly… vastly improved my guitar playing.
Michael Hanna, Larne, United Kingdom
“Before the online guitar lessons, I had a lot of trouble with phrasing. I couldn’t make good note choices, I was always fishing for the next note. I was trying to think of ways that I could play, but it didn’t sound good. I didn’t know how to write songs, it was absolutely terrible, everything sounded the same. I couldn’t really… I didn’t feel confident with my playing. I definitely couldn’t build speed for anything, I was really sloppy and I was dissonant… and it was really painful to play.”
I chose Tom Hess because when I read his articles they blew my mind away. I got so much out of that, that I didn’t get anywhere else.
The main reason I like taking lessons with Tom online is because, number one: yes it was the personalized lessons strategy… I read everything about it, and it was so compelling, just like that he really takes everything that I can or can’t do into account, and then he’ll take what I want to be able to do and then basically map out every step of the way until I get there. And that was just really powerful, and that I’d be able to get feedback every 6 weeks, and the fact that we’ve got the forum. We’ve got instant help and they all really know what they’re talking about… they’re not just like anybody… they… I mean some of them are virtuoso guitar players... I mean, they know their stuff and then of course the mindset of this whole environment. The friends I’ve made here just… I can’t really put into words.
I didn’t have a budget when I started. I had a good enough job that I could take lessons for however long I wanted, so that wasn’t a problem, but I feel like I’ve gotten 100 times what I paid you know.
Matteo Miller, San Diego, California, USA
“My lessons with Tom have been brilliant, my playing has gone up a lot, the amount of things I have to work on, especially things that you wouldn't get with a typical teacher, have helped immensely, things like ear training, improvisation, just a lot of things you wouldn't learn from a standard teacher, that has made a huge difference.”
It's been very fulfilling, I'm sort of beginning to be able to express myself creatively with the guitar.
The key is the quality of the lessons that Tom gives with his experience and background versus what I've had with other teachers, it's a lot more organized, it's a lot more structured. The stuff I've done with Tom just moves you forward a lot faster.
Jeremy Boyes, London, UK
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