I had this old guitar sitting in my living room gathering dust and I decided it was finally time to give it a shot.
I started working with Dan as a total beginner. He is very patient and encouraging. Great to work with! It's hard to get over the initial hump of learning the basic technique and chords but Dan helped me confidently stick with it.
Very happy I found this place and plan to keep up lessons for the foreseeable future.
Dan is a great teacher. Fun, encouraging, and very talented. I have been studying with him for over 3 and a half years. He makes theory practical relating it directly to the music you are playing. It's also important to him that you are enjoying yourself and remain excited about improving. It's really nice that he'll teach me any song I'm interested in and take the time to find a good arrangement. I now feel confident rockin out/jamming with other musicians while also developing my classical guitar skills. I encourage anyone seeking a guitar teacher to reach out to Dan.
Dan has been fantastic the past year being patient with me as I have no music talent but wanted to learn how to play guitar for years and could not learn on own. Dan teaches you the songs that inspire you so it makes practice that much more enjoyable. I highly recommend the Sound Academy and guitar lessons with Dan.
I have been taking classical-guitar lesson with Dan Larson since early February, 2008. As I had played the guitar on and off before, mostly on my own, there was much to learn and, also, to unlearn in my playing. Under Dan’s guidance, my technique has much improved and my confidence as player has increased. Dan is an excellent teacher, patient, methodical, and systematic, fully capable of both showing and explaining the many difficulties I have encountered so far.