Guitar Lessons in Newfield, NY

More Fun, less work; More Play, less talk

Ready to take your guitar playing to the next level?

Not making the progress you had hoped?

Are you feeling frustrated with where you are at with your guitar playing? Do you feel like you are just spinning your wheels and not making progress? Or is your progress just coming way too slowly? Are you unable to, for example, play a whole song the way you would like, or improvise great or even good solos?

Call Dennis at 607-222-3166

to schedule a free trial lesson or

click the button below to tell me more about yourself:

It is very common that people who are stuck on guitar don’t know what to practice, how to practice, what order to practice things in, etc. and then the thoughts come up “I just don’t have what it takes.” Or “I’m not naturally talented.” But even though these thoughts are ‘normal,’ they are totally not true at all.

‘Natural talent’ is a complete myth, and I am living proof. If my old teacher could see me now as a pro guitarist he would laugh! I was never a stellar student, but I stuck with it and boy am I glad I did. There have been many times when I felt completely frustrated and compared myself to better musicians. Fortunately, those were the times when I took action and got the help of a teacher, and, looking back, those were the times when I progressed by leaps and bounds!

The truth is, all you really need is someone to show you what to do, how to do it, and to help make the process easy and fun! That’s it! There’s nothing mysterious about it.

Practically all of my students originally came to me because they had also felt a similar type of frustration, and now they are progressing quickly and having a blast! But don’t just take my word for it, read the testimonials at the bottom of the page. I have been helping people just like you overcome obstacles and play great guitar for over 16 years now.

So consider taking lessons with a seasoned pro teacher/ instructor like me is so that you can:

  • progress faster
  • have a much easier time learning than doing it on your own or with a less dedicated or experienced teacher
  • have more fun
  • apply what you learn immediately
  • track your progress
  • be creative
  • receive many customized resources and bonuses outside of the lesson

Click the button that says “tell me more about you” below today.

Whether you are new to playing guitar or have been playing for a while and want to take it to the next level; whether you play rock, jazz, blues, folk or country; if you live in the Newfield, NY area, you will:

  • greatly benefit from the information, training, coaching and support we provide.
  • learn to apply and integrate the skills you learn into your playing so they may be used in real life musical situations.
  • learn how to practice more effectively which will save you time and money

As a member of the “Elite guitar Teachers Inner Circle” (an international professional organization of guitar teachers) I am a qualified instructor / teacher.  Many guitar teachers, even if they are great musicians themselves, are just “winging it” when it comes to teaching.  However, this membership is a vital element in my continuous effort to improve my ability to get students to their goals quickly and efficiently.   Further, I am the only teacher in the Newfield, NY area who has 24-hour access to this type of advanced training and support.

What style of guitar would you like to learn?

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We want you to be successful. To get started, click the button below to tell us a little about yourself, your musical goals, and any problems or frustrations you may be dealing with right now. Then we’ll contact you to set up a free introductory assessment/ lesson so we can go over all of our different options for lessons, classes and jam sessions and find what will work best to get to your goals quickly and easily!

Call Dennis at 607-222-3166

to schedule a free trial lesson or

click the button below to tell me more about yourself:

“Dennis is really encouraging, and he follows exactly what my goals are and teaches me relative to those goals.  He makes things really easy, attainable and approachable, not intimidating.  I have learned an incredible amount in a short amount of time and can play so much music now.” – Frank D.

“My son Nial is learning so much faster with Dennis than he was with his former teacher.”  – Angie B.

“Dennis has all the characteristics of a master teacher.  He has a thought-out plan for each lesson, adapts to students’ needs, is patient, has a good sense of humor, and is innovative.  His rotating format keeps things fresh, and even in group classes and jam sessions, he still individualizes the lessons to your needs.  His audio CDs are a great learning tool and his commuter audio series allows me to ‘practice’ while driving to and from the lessons.    My understanding of the fretboard has allowed me to really learn how to play rather than simply memorize songs and chords.  The amoun that I learned from Dennis in 3 months is more than I learned in 3 years with my former teacher.  Dennis is the real deal.” – Hilary G.

“Dennis is an excellent instructor. He has been super patient with my 8 year old daughter yet still pushes her to give her best and keep at it when she becomes discouraged.  I would recommend Dennis to anyone looking to learn an instrument or even to just improve upon their skills as a musician.” – Hank B.

“Dennis is an outstanding teacher. I have found him to be very knowledgeable, patient, and fun to work with. His teaching method is very effective, in that weak spots become apparent, without the student being discouraged. A plan to improve is mapped out which is also very effective. There are no shortcuts, but the hard work pays off. The great thing is, I am having a blast while getting better!” – Dave F.

“My son Andrew has made a huge amount of progress in a very short time.  Every time he interacts with Dennis he comes home really enthused and motivated.  He plays with his dad now and the whole family has benefited greatly from the lessons.” – Melissa

“Dennis is wonderful at helping me accomplish the goals I’ve set for myself and I highly recommend him as a music teacher. Although I’m not a guitar student, I’ve had Dennis work with me to help develop my skills with jazz. He makes lessons both interesting and challenging yet never leaves me feeling discouraged or feeling that that something is too difficult. I love that he gives me many strategies for learning new pieces, for developing my ear, and for improving my competence as a jazz musician (rhythmically, technically, harmonically, etc). I especially like that everything we work at gets applied in the context of playing real tunes – nothing is ever given in isolation without going on to the application of the skill during the lesson. I’ve been working with Dennis for 3 years now and continue to look forward to each lesson with him. “- Michele G., professional musician

“I absolutely recommend Dennis Winge as a guitar teacher. When I first started thinking about playing jazz I had no idea where to begin, although I was an experienced rock guitarist. It was great to learn how to use what I already knew as well as learn new things in an easy and fun way. We went over my goals in detail when I first started and now I am happy to say I have accomplished almost all of them. One of the biggest goals I had was to be able to play a song’s melody and chords at the same time. Now, not only do I have a few of those memorized, but I also understand the process of how to do it. Recently I wrote out and played a tune I like on my own with only very little help and I will be able to take that skill with me for the rest of my life. I am proud of my accomplishments and none of them would have been possible without Dennis’ help.” – Andrew S.

“When I first came to Dennis I knew a lot of things (chords, picking, soloing techniques) but I didn’t know how to put any of it together, and I had so many bad habits, it was horrible! I couldn’t play with anybody because I couldn’t play songs in rhythm. Three years later, with steady guidance from Dennis, I have my own band and have been going to jam sessions. My soloing still needs work, but overall I’m having a great time on the guitar.” – Dan W.

Dennis Winge
Pro guitarist and teacher for over 16 years