Guitar Lesson Info

PROFESSIONAL GUITAR LESSONS

IN SANTA ROSA CA.

AT STANROY MUSIC CENTER

Electric and Acoustic

Rock   Blues   Metal   Shred

Classical   Country   Folk

Beginning to Advanced

707-239-1315

Bill Decker has been teaching professionally since 1984. Has taught 90 to 100 students per week at Stanroy’s Music Center since 1988. He has given well over 90,000 individual guitar lessons, making him one of the most experienced teachers in northern California.

  All lessons are given privately, one on one at Stanroy’s 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 lessons call, Bill Decker at (707)239-1315.

Email – bdecker1@comcast.net

Teaching all levels – from beginners to advanced.

Teaching the styles of:

 

Rock:

  Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Nickelback, Poison, Queen, Queensryche, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, Journey, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Rolling Stones, Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Beatles, Chuck Berry and many more….

 

Metal:

  Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Slayer, Sepultura, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Korn, Rob Zombie, System Of A Down, Children Of Bodem, Testament  And many more….

 

Shred:

  Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Buckethead, Eric Johnson, Jeff Loomis, Greg Howe, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Joey Tafolla, Michael Angelo, John 5, Michael Lee Ferkins, Paul Gilbert, Richtie Kotzen, Steve Morse, Tony Macalpine, Vinnie Moore, Doug Doppler, Dragonforce, Joe Stump, Marc Rizzo, Uli Roth.

 

Blues:

  Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B.King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Lang, Roy Gallager, Freddie King, Gary Moore, Buddy Guy, Robin Ford, Mike Bloomfield and many more….

 

Alternative/Grunge:

  Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus, Rage Against The Machine, Hole, Dave Mathews, and many more….

 

Punk:

  Green Day, Blink 182, NOFX, Rancid, Screeching Weasel, Descendants, MXPX, Ramones and many more….

 

Reggae:

  Learn Ska and Reggae strums, in the style of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and other reggae bands.

 

Surf Guitar:

  Dick Dale, Ventures, Surfaris, Beach Boys, and many more….

 

Rockabilly:

  Stray Cats, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly and many more…

 

Acoustic Fingerstyle Blues:

  Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin’ Hopkins and many more….

 

Slide Guitar:

  Learn how to play in standard, open E, and open A tunings.

 

Classical:

  I have a Collection of over 1000 classical songs in tablature and standard notation, from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Sor, Carcassi, etc.

 

Country:

  Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart, George Strait, Marty Robins, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Ray Flacke, Danny Gaton, Marshall Tucker, Merle Haggart, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams and many more ….

 

Bluegrass:

  I have a collection of over 250 bluegrass songs in tablature. Including, Jigs, reels, rags, hornpipes, and breakdowns.

 

Folk:

  I have a collection of many folk songs for both strumming and fingerpicking.

 

Jazz:

  Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Tal Farlow, Al Dimeola, John Mclaughlan, Allen Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, etc.

 

 

Learn Rhythm and Lead, Chords and Arpeggios:

Strums Patterns

Finger Picking

Speed Picking

Sweep Picking Arpeggios

String Skipping Arpeggios

Hybrid Picking

Travis Picking

Fragment Patterns

Pedal Points

Artificial Harmonics

Natural Harmonics

Tremolo Bar Techniques

Tapping

Two Handed Tapping

Learn Scales and Modes and how to use them:

Minor Pentatonic

Major Pentatonic

Minor Blues

Major Blues

Ionian

Dorian

Phrygian

Lydian

Mixolydian

Aeolian

Locrian

Harmonic Minor

Melodic Minor

And More

Learn Music Theory for Guitar Players.

Learn how to read Tablature and Standard Notation.

To schedule lessons call,

Bill Decker at (707)239-1315.

Email – bdecker1@comcast.net

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