I started messing around with my sister's guitar ever since I was 5 - I didn't start actually learning guitar till I was around 13. As soon as I put in the effort, I felt immediate results and I was in my first band by the age of 15!
I played in several bands in the 80's and 90's and just couldn't put the guitar down! I loved classic rock, blues and a little bit of folk music too!
In the 2000's I already had a recording studio setup, was performing regularly with bands and composing my own instrumental rock music as well as helping other local musicians to record and market their music.
In 2010, I began building my own guitars and to this day, I continue to teach guitar and build custom guitars!
Our son, Dominic ,has only been in lessons with Virgil for 5 months,but we are amazed at his progress. He was self taught, and now has a great understanding of reading music(Guitar Tablature), and all basic fundamentals of playing guitar. Virgil has inspired Dominic to not only play the guitar, but to KNOW HOW TO PLAY. We are thrilled to have found a teacher who is so passionate about music and so patient with his students.
Sincerely, Tony and Michelle Bonaventura
I've been playing guitar for 3 years. The first 2 were spent searching the internet for lessons. Then my wife gave me a gift certificate for lessons with Virgil (Thanks honey, but was I really that bad?)
When I started with Virgil, I knew a few scales but I didn't know what to do with them. After only a few lessons, I was connecting them together, bending strings and on my way to learning a complete song, including the solo.
There is no better way to learn than having someone knowledgeable watch you play. Virgil will tailor the lesson to the music you enjoy. When I walk into his studio, he is hanging up the acoustic guitar from a previous lesson and cranking up the distortion. Virgil always has a custom lesson prepared for me & is quick to respond to questions after the lesson via email.
I am glad my wife introduced me to Virgil. I think she is thrilled that the “noise” has turned into “music”.
Hmmmm…..I think I’ll go play guitar now.
I strongly recommend Virgil if you are serious about growing as a guitar player. Virgil’s approach to Guitar lessons blends understanding the fretboard roadmap, scale theory, discipline and development of individual style In your favorite genre. His lessons are well organized with excellent supplemental materials and backtracks. Look no more Virgil is your man.