I am available for online guitar lessons via Skype.
Monday – Thursday | 10am-7pm EST
Each lesson has personalized lesson plans and goals that cater just to you. I know there’s not a one size fits all method.
– Skype lessons –
Reserve a Month of lesson ($30 – half hour | $50 – 60 mins) –
Pay As You Go Lessons ($40 – half hour | $60 – 60 mins) –
First meeting free!
Whether it be to learn specific songs or work on other techniques or go more in depth into something you’re interested in, Skype is a great way to learn. After each lesson I send you an e-mail with a recap of what we went over in writing then also a personalized video recap. Lessons can be once a week or once every other week. (Skype name – garret.schmittling)
– Personalized Video Lesson –
Maybe a lesson isn’t something that can work for you. Send me a recording of you playing (mp3 or youtube link), and let me know what you’d like to work on or fix. I will make a personal video for you detailing things to work on to improve your playing and ways to practice them. I will send you a video link via e-mail that will be private for you to keep.
– Personalized Song Arrangement Instruction Video –
Perhaps you have a friends wedding coming up that you need an instrumental arrangement for or an instrumental arrangement for your own enjoyment. I’d be happy to help you along the way with a personalized lesson video. I will send you an instruction video (around 10-15 minutes long), a short video of me performing the song at a slow pace and a tab pdf “sketch” of the different sections of the song.
The videos and pdf will be private and yours to keep.
– Personalized Song Arrangement PDF –
If you’re not interested in having any video instruction I can make you a pdf “sketch” of a song or song arrangement you’re interested in learning!
How do I set up a Skype Lesson, Personalized Video Lesson, Personalized Song Arrangement Instruction Video or Personalized Song Arrangement PDF? – Simply e-mail me at: email@example.com or fill out the form on my contact page! Once I receive your payment I’ll get working on your video. Typically within 48 hours you’ll have an e-mail that contains everything mentioned above. If for some reason I am unable to complete your order within 48 hours I will give you an estimated time frame to ensure that’s okay.
What is Skype? – Skype is a free video to video calling system via the internet. All students will be responsible for having a video camera hooked up to their computer or a webcam, a broadband internet connection, and a free Skype account (available at Skype.com).
Why do you say “sketch” when referring to your PDF’s? – I say “sketch” because it’s not a rhythmically correct PDF. I certainly wouldn’t mind doing that, but it is much more time consuming. Therefore the PDF’s I provide are much like the ones on the rest of this site. I provide the highlighted sections of the song in a written format. Not a transcription like you might find elsewhere. If you’d like a transcription feel free to e-mail me and we can see what we can work out!
What do you mean by “Song Arrangement”? – I have a handful of video and audio examples where I perform solo acoustic arrangements of popular songs on my personal Website and Soundcloud. I label them as “Fingerstyle”. If you’d like a detailed explanation of something I’ve played or even something that’s not on there, I’m more than happy to arrange it and send a video and pdf explanation.
How do I pay? – You pay via Paypal, which is a free online payment service. This is a very reliable and safe service accepted by most online retail stores (ebay and amazon for example). You enter the amount, and select for “goods and service”, and it securely sends me your payment! Payments are due the morning of your lesson day, so before your lesson. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
How do I pay you with my PayPal Account? –
1) Login to your paypal account or sign up for free then login.
2) Click “Send Money” or “Money” then “Send Money”.
3) Click “Pay for Goods or Services”.
4) Enter my e-mail address: email@example.com
5) Enter amount – ex: 100.00 | Under the amount is a currency switcher. So you can put in USD and it’ll convert it from your local currency to USD.
6) Click “Send Money Now”
7) It may have you review your payment and/or it may just send it.
Any other questions just let me know!
What times are available for Skype Lessons? – Go to my contact page and fill out your preferred time. The more times you give me… the merrier! I’ll then get in touch with you within 24 hours and we’ll get everything set up.
What if something comes up during our scheduled Skype Lesson? – For occasional family emergencies or unforeseeable circumstances I’m open to rescheduling. Otherwise, please give me as much notice as you can. Preferably the day before. One missed lesson every 3 months is forgiven on the next months payment. If it becomes a reoccurring theme, you then forfeit your time slot. With proper communication and proper planning, everything will go very smoothly.
Why don’t you teach Skype Lessons Friday through Sunday? – As well as giving lessons I also perform regularly, record and then devote time to create content for this site along with my other sites. I take time off to make sure that I can still get everything done. I also like to have emergency reschedules for Friday and the weekend. So if nothing is going to work for a rescheduled time, go ahead ask for a one off make up lesson on a Friday/weekend and that’ll be okay!