Definition of a Geezer:
geezer: (ge'zer) n. Not young. Not dead. Somewhere in between.
Are you frustrated with your playing?
Want to get better and reach your potential as a guitarist?
Don’t give up. It's not too late. Don’t sell your gear and quit.
You can still achieve your playing goals!
I help "mature" guitarists—guys just like us — get the skills, confidence, and tools needed to be a better player. This requires mastery in four areas. Which do you need help with?
Learn the chords to your favorite songs
Play solos like a rock star!
Learn songs so you can jam with others
Understand what you're playing!
If you’re like most guitarists I know, you love music and have a real passion for the guitar. You've always wanted to get better, be more proficient, and reach your potential.
But, “life” got in the way. Work… marriage… kids… the list is long. There’s always been too much to do and too little time. Does this sound like you?
Every day I think about my music. At work… at home… I WANT to pick up my guitar and play. But, there’s always something else that takes priority. Something else that’s more important. I feel like my life is slipping away and I regret never being able to reach my potential as a guitarist.
Now, be honest:
If so, you’re not alone. I’ve felt this way, too.
I know what it's like to feel torn – needing to give your time to those things that matter most – family, health, your friends… all the while putting aside your dreams of becoming the guitarist you always wanted to be.
For years, I too struggled with this. I was stuck. Wife… kids… running a business… involved at church - all good things. And, too often other things took priority and my playing suffered. But, I also realized it wasn't practical for me to ignore my family and job - just so I could practice four hours a day.
Now we're older. Time isn't on our side. We only have a brief time left to really play the way we've always wanted to play. A short period before "father-time" comes to visit and brings his friends along: old age,.. loss of dexterity.... arthritis.
So, what do we do? We get scared and pick up our guitar. We play the SAME songs, the SAME chords, the SAME licks & riffs we've been playing for years. We get bored and put it down and say, "I really need to learn some new stuff. I'll do that tomorrow."
I'd like you to join me in becoming a better guitarist. Together we can take that journey that leads to improvement. A place where our love of music is renewed and we can once again enjoy our gift of music and share it with our friends & family.
As your guide, I'll be helping you take your playing to the next level so you can be the guitarist you’ve always wanted to be.
You don’t have to give up. You don’t have to sell your gear. You can still achieve your playing goals and reach your potential. There's still time to learn new things, pursue your love of music, and share your gift with others.
Life is short. Don’t put it off another day. Get started by subscribing to my email newsletter. When you do, I’ll email you a FREE COPY of my “Beginners Tips for Playing by Ear”.
Let's begin the journey together so we can take our playing to the next level and become the guitarist we've always wanted to be. Join me!
I started playing at age nine. I majored in music in college and was a guitar instructor. I played professionally for many years, the highlight being work I did with Dick Clark (you are a geezer if you know who he was) :-).
I’ve played in rock bands, disco bands, jazz combos, country/western groups, top-40 dance bands, praise & worship teams, and backed up an Elvis impersonator. I’ve played on big stages, small stages, in nursing homes, and in front of church congregations.
Today, I’m a semi-retired, married empty-nester. I started this blog to build a platform to reach the older guitarist that wants to be a better player.