Very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. Great balance between theory and practicality. His exercises can be integrated into your guitar playing as much as giving you a better understanding of the instrument.
May 25th, 2016
Amazingly talented, a great teacher and very easy to get along with. What else is there to know? His knowledge of music theory, rock and experimentation makes him a great resource for any weirdo guitarist wanting to expand his/her horizons!
May 5th, 2016
Duane's the best!
April 28th, 2016
Mr. Denison is an excellent teacher. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and passionate. It was an honor to study with an amazing guitarist and musician. I look forward to taking more lessons when my budget allows.
April 28th, 2016
Duane is awesome. He sent me materials in advance to look over and broke everything down very clearly for me. The materials he sent felt like a perfect fit for what I was looking for in terms of challenge and skill level. He's extremely talented and skilled so that helps, too. I'm excited for our next lesson.
January 14th, 2016
Duane was great; he was very casual, informative and happy to discuss any aspects of both his own music and general musical practise/practice.
September 18th, 2015
He's way too awesome to be so nice, but he is.
September 3rd, 2015
I had my first one hour lesson today with Duane. He was fantastic. He clearly articulated his ideas in a simple, straightforward, easily graspable manner and with (here's the best part) humor! He sent me a few exercises before the lesson so I had time to get familiar with what were covering. Duane shared a lot of really useful ideas and tips about the technical and mental aspects of learning, playing and performing. He gave me ideas on how to expand the material by transposing keys, learning different positions on the neck, etc, and how to make the material more musical as opposed to merely mechanically playing scales or modes or arpeggios.
He maintained a very clear professional and positive attitude throughout while remaining friendly, open and accessible. There is a distinctly refreshing absence of any dynamic resembling anything like, "I am the great and powerful teacher and you are the lowly student groping around in the dark". I felt he was treating me as a peer who wants to expand his musical foundation and experience in a challenging yet comfortable and supportive setting by someone with the knowledge I seek. And that's exactly what I'm getting here. It's inspiring.
May 2nd, 2015
Excellent, knowledgable and clear communication, unrivaled skill and ability to convey it.
April 7th, 2015
He is a very good teacher and keeps the lesson interesting and funny.
January 25th, 2015
Duane is an all-around nice dude. Well prepared and keeps it interesting. It doesn't hurt that he's a killer guitar player and songwriter either.
November 8th, 2014
November 7th, 2014
I am already not confident at all when playing guitar, so when I signed up to take lessons with one of my idols, I was incredibly nervous. But Duane is a fantastic teacher. He's patient, straightforward, and best of all, really knowledgeable about the instrument. He took time to answer any questions I had, and has such an easygoing personality, it's easy to forget that he's a rock guitar god! I'd HIGHLY recommend taking lessons from him, no matter what your skill level. Just an excellent all-around experience.
August 10th, 2014
Duane was great. He was a very clear communicator, patient, and made it fun.
Look very forward to future lessons with him.
March 20th, 2014
Master class feeling with great dialogue. I would recommend Duane to any guitarist who wants to learn more.
March 11th, 2014
February 26th, 2014
Duane has a lot of knowledge and can explain to me everything I need to know. I am inspired and will take more lessons!
February 19th, 2014