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It’s Time to Start Really Enjoying Your Guitar Playing

Do you want to take your guitar playing to the next level but can’t do it on your own?

Have you been feeling stuck in the same place for many months or years?

Or are you simply not sure where to begin?

It can be very frustrating to feel like you are just spinning your wheels and not making progress.  You try books, you YouTube videos, learning from friends, and nothing really seems to work.  There is so much music you would like to play but it’s hard to know what to do next.

If this describes you in any way, I know how you feel.  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!  I have helped hundreds of students play great music on guitar since 2000.

Taking lessons with a pro guitarist and teacher can give you instant feedback on your playing.  They can show you what to do, how to do it, in what order to it in.  Even more importantly, lessons show you how to use what you learn in real musical contexts.  Many teachers feel the need to fill students’ heads with lots of information.  Much more effective, however, is learning by doing.

Call Dennis at 607-222-3166

to schedule a free trial lesson or

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The guitar lessons I offer are not just average.  Not only am I a highly experienced guitarist, but as a member of the “Elite guitar Teachers Inner Circle” (an international professional organization of guitar teachers) I am continually upgrading my skills as a teacher.  Many guitar teachers, even if they are great musicians themselves, are just “winging it” when it comes to teaching.  I am the only teacher in the Newfield, NY area who has 24-hour access to this type of advanced training and support.

By taking lessons with me, you will get:

  A detailed lesson strategy so that you can always know what to practice, how to apply what you learn, and how to track and monitor your progress.

  Extensive training.  I see my job not just as a teacher, but as a mentor, coach, and trainer.  Training is really where the transformational results come from.  You get expert training so that you can start creating great music yourself and not be dependent someone else constantly feeding you more information.

  Innovative and creative ways to learn.  Without getting into too much detail, let’s just say we have programs completely unlike any other in the entire area and they get students fast results (see the student testimonials below.)

  Community.  You’re going to feel like you are part of something bigger than just a place where you take lessons.  Countless opportunities are available to you as a student to network with others of like mind, if you choose to do so.

–  Opportunities to do recitals and have recording sessions.  The student recitals are always great fun, and no pressure.  It is a joy for friends and family to come and hear what you can do.  I also show some students how to record with my multi-track digital recording software.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much are the lessons?

 I have many different plans for students to choose from, each of which has a different price.  Of course, price is an important factor in considering which teacher or school to take lessons from, or whether to take them at all.  However, there are many other things to consider besides price.  The most important thing is results.  If teacher A charges 25% less than teacher B but takes twice as long to get the student results, then in the long run that teacher costs the student not only more money but more time and energy, not to mention level of enjoyment.

  1. How long are the lessons? What if I can’t commit every week?

 I offer complete scheduling flexibility.  Not get too specific as to how, let’s just say the way we structure the lessons is very convenient and easy.

  1. Where are you located?

 For obvious reasons, we won’t post our address here on the internet, but keep in mind that location is an exchange of time for value.  By decreasing the amount of time it takes to travel to a teacher, you increase the value.  But what if the value was so high that you actually save huge amounts of practice time at home (by not practicing correctly or remembering exactly what you are supposed to be practicing)?

  1. What happens during the free lessons? Will it be an attempt to persuade me to take lessons?

 Several things happen in the free lesson.  A) You learn something on guitar that is useful and relevant to you.  B) We talk about what you would like to accomplish on guitar and draw up a strategy on how we can get you there quickly.  C) If we both feel like it’s a good match, you take a look at the packages we have available and see if any of them would work for you.


  1. Won’t it be easier if I just try and learn on my own?

You can try to learn guitar on your own, except that you may or may not be able to do it successfully.  Isn’t your time worth more than subjecting it to some kind of experiment like that?

What style of guitar would you like to learn?

Complete Beginner? Watch this first:

Rock guitar:

Blues guitar:

Acoustic guitar:

Jazz guitar:

And, there’s even more value:

We reward students with many different types of free bonus items for reaching certain goals, hitting an anniversary in their lessons, or many other reasons.  I have an enormous library of material that I give students as supplements, and to avoid having to write out things during lessons, which is a poor and inefficient way to use your lesson time.


Call today to schedule a free introductory lesson: 


There is no obligation to sign up for lessons, so you have nothing to lose!  And, you are guaranteed to learn something that will help your guitar playing even either of us decides that becoming a student is not the best option.

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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

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Here is what students are saying:

“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