**CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ON ANY NEW STUDENTS**
Chris Rupp is a Berklee alumnus, Ultimate Guitar Instructor, and founder of GuitArmy. He currently teaches live Zoom guitar lessons to students all over the world. He has taught more than 35,000 individual guitar lessons over the last 22 years. Chris earned his Bachelor's of Music degree from Berklee College of Music. Chris is also an online guitar course instructor to more than 30,000 students in more than 85 countries on Ultimate Guitar, GuitArmy, Skillshare, Udemy. Chris can also be found on YouTube(9k followers) , Instagram (40k followers) and Tiktok(49k followers), Facebook (34k followers).
** AGES 13 AND UP ONLY, PLEASE.**
I tailor my lessons to achieve the goals of each student. My lessons are fun and relaxed. I like my students working from a book along with material that I provide. My goal as an instructor is to teach you the physical skills as well as the music theory information you need to achieve your goals. I find that if I teach very solid guitar skills to a student they are prepared to perform any music genre they come across. I like to teach the music theory behind the skills but I'm also very big on using and demonstrating those skills. I love teaching students the songs they wish to play. I also like to spend time on improvisation and creating music. Whether you're a total beginner, intermediate, advanced guitar player, songwriter, lead guitarist, etc. I can help make you a better guitar player.
Your lesson plan will be tailor made for what you are interested in learning. I can teach you from books or you can create your own path by choosing things you need to improve upon. Below is a list of some things I teach my students.
scales: major, minor, modes, advanced scales, pentatonic scales, chord tones, arpeggios
music theory: understanding scales and how to use them to figure out your diatonic chords, improvise, write a melody, harmonize, etc.
sight reading: learning how to read music on the staff really helps you understand the vocabulary of music along with giving you the ability to read a piece of music
reading tablature: learn how to read guitar tablature and understand all of the symbols
rhythm studies: understanding how to strum properly and read rhythms
improvisation: learn how to solo like your favorite guitar players and create your own solos
chords: learning your open chords, barre chords, triads, seventh chords, other advanced chords.
songs: learn the songs you want to play
your choice: you can choose what you want to learn. you don't have to just learn the above topics. you can create your own areas of study so you get the most out of your lessons for your particular needs.
Books that I use with students:
Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book (books 1-3)
Hal Leonard Bass Method Book (books 1-3)
A Modern Method for Guitar (Berklee Press) Volumes 1-3
Alfred's Basic Guitar Method Complete
Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar
Hal Leonard Fingerstyle Guitar
Hal Leonard Blues Guitar
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory (books 1-3)
Hal Leonard's Easy Pop Melodies (books 1-3)
I have a lot of other books as well. But this gives you an idea of the main books I usually use with students. A student does not have to work from a book if they don't want to. It's not required.