Duane Denison first came to public notice through his work with Chicago based alternative rock band The Jesus Lizard, whose albums "Goat" and "Liar" made Rolling Stone magazine's "Top 100 Albums of the 90's" list. He has since gone on to perform and record with a variety of bands and artists, including Tomahawk, The Unsemble, Hank Williams III, Beverley Knight, and numerous others. Mr Denison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music from Eastern Michigan University and has studied guitar with such notable figures as Juan Serrano and Paul Warren, among others. He began performing with local rock outfits at the age of 15 and within a few years was teaching guitar as well.
I would describe my teaching style as a combination of theory and practice. I try to present concepts and ideas in a simple, direct manner (with tablature or standard notation documents whenever possible, which the student can collect and form into a workbook) and then provide examples of how to use these concepts in a performance setting. I feel that scales, excercises, and etudes are important but should also be supplemented with songs and actual compositions. I'm also not above taking requests and teaching specific things that the student may wish to learn, such as famous tunes, solos, standards, etc provided it's within my realm of knowledge.
Times outside of the regular schedule may be available on request.
Reviews of lessons with Duane Denison
Duane has a lot of knowledge and can explain me everything i need to know. I am inspired and will take more lessons!