I have been teaching professionally since 1984 and have taught 90 to 100 students per week at Stanroy Music Center since 1988. I have given well over 90,000 individual guitar lessons and am one of the most experienced teachers in northern California.
I have been playing guitar since 1968, started performing in 1972, and have opened for national acts such as Metallica, performing with Stone Crow, to Johnny Otis performing with the Decker Brother Blues Band. Also performed live for Al and Jamie Hendrix (Jimi Hendrixs father and sister) in the Hendrix Fender Guitar Competition, and have recorded numerous jingles for Vinson Advertising . I have recorded sound files and videos for EMG Guitar Pickups, ENGL Amplifiers, ToneCandy Effects Pedals, V-Picks Guitar Picks, Four Force Amplifiers, WattGrinder ToneGrinder Tubes and WattGrinder Speaker Cabinets.
My influences include Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Al Dimeola and everything I hear.
I am the author of the guitar book “Scales & Modes For Guitar” published in 1999. I currently perform in my band “The Bill Decker Band” playing original instrumental rock music, and in “Monsters of Rock” playing classic rock songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
All Guitar lessons are given privately, one on one at Stanroy Music Center, 850 4th street, Santa Rosa, California, 95404. I teach 6 days a week, Monday through Friday, 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students usually take one 30-minute lesson per week. Rates are $35.00 per half-hour lesson.
To Schedule Guitar Lessons, Contact Bill Decker at 707-239-1315