Can I Really Learn A Lot From You If I Only Take Lessons Once A Month, Twice Per Month Or 3 Times Per Month?
The more frequently you take lessons, the faster you will become a better guitar player and musician.
However, the lessons you get from me are a lot bigger compared to (for example) a private teacher.
In private lessons, much of your lesson time is wasted on: small talk, tuning your guitar, talking about what you learned last week, etc.
When I teach you, I don’t need to waste your time reviewing older lessons (since everything is already organized in your account for easy review at any time.).
Also, your lesson frequency is just one of the factors in your progress.
Much of you progress comes not only from the lessons themselves, but also from all the ways I help you in between your lessons.
Every week you and I can talk live on video in weekly Office Hours. There you can ask me questions and get them answered live on video. That means we don’t have to waste your “lesson time” on Q&A… but you still get all your questions answered in detail.
You can also email me anytime you have a question and I always answer you in detail.
Plus: you can send me additional recordings of your playing for extra (written) feedback, if you wish.
I also do live video training classes each week to give you more chances to learn from me live on video and get your questions answered.
In addition, you get even more support from my private student forum. You can ask questions there (or post videos of your playing) at and get help from me and my other advanced guitar students. (Many of my guitar students are also guitar teachers who are happy to help you free of charge.)
You get all of this support no matter how frequently you take guitar lessons.
Look at the results my guitar students are achieving:
Watch even more of my guitar students play at:
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Student Feedback Page:
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"When I came to Tom for online guitar lessons, I already had a decent overall level of technique and understood the basics of music theory pretty well. I had taken lessons with other teachers before, and went through several guitar method books that promised to teach me how to become a great lead guitar player. I learned all the materials in these books and courses and picked up some useful tips and knowledge along the way. Yet for some reason I still wasn't feeling like a musician. I struggled very much with writing my own songs, creating my own solos and pushing my guitar technique and speed to a higher level (especially sweep picking, alternate picking, and playing clean at high speeds).
When I started learning from Tom, the main thing that made him different from other teachers was that he was showing me how to excel in all aspects of my guitar playing by applying the skills that I already knew together with the new material that I was learning from him.
He made me aware of both strengths and weaknesses in my playing that I did not even know I had. From there he gave me the knowledge, tools and guidance to literally transform my guitar playing by enabling me to overcome things that were preventing me from becoming a truly creative and self-expressive guitar player. These were the kinds of things that none of my previous guitar teachers and books I studied were able to do for me.
After Tom made me aware of all the things I was missing in my guitar playing and provided me with the strategy and tools for solving them, I began to make very fast progress in all areas of my guitar playing.
I can now write my own music and can create lead guitar solos that I am happy and fulfilled with. I also have the technical skills to confidently and easily play anything that I want to express. I have overcome all of the lead guitar challenges that I struggled with before, and increased my guitar speed to virtuoso levels. More importantly, I have the knowledge and understanding of how to continually improve my guitar playing and musical skills to higher and higher levels to continue expressing myself with my music. Overall, I have definitely transformed in a huge way as a musician and as a person through my lessons with Tom Hess. I am grateful to him for guiding me towards becoming the guitarist I always wanted to be!"
Mike Philippov, Indiana, USA