Lorne Hemmerling

I have been teaching guitar professionally since 1992, when Don’t Fret Guitar Instruction was established. Over the years, I have taught countless students (beginners to advanced) how to play or improve their chops. Past students include four members of PROTEST THE HERO. I am the author of four books, three on guitar and one on bass. These methods have served me very well over the years. I have never operated the way most instructors do: ten minutes to tune up, then twenty minutes to work out and scribble down a song from a recording. Everything I do is worked out in advance. If a student wants to learn a particular song that is not part of the curriculum, I will work on the song on my own time and present it to them in a professional transcription, not something that is indecipherable. I want to do what I have always done: Get students playing as quickly as possible to keep their interest alive, and to instill a love of music that will last a lifetime.

 

I have a Band Program in place, where students form bands and perform concerts for various functions.

Wrote, arranged, and produced 'A LIFE OF CHRISTMAS' a holiday rock opera, inspired by The Trans Siberian Orchestra. We perform this every year at Victoria Hall, Cobourg Ontario, Canada. 

A veteran of many bands, I currently work with a Blues-Classic Rock Band: JackHammer.

I am also one half of The Elizabeth Storms Duo, an original music project, that I am extremely proud of. We make a wonderful writing and recording team.

 

 

 

 

 

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About me: 

My goal on this site is to provide high quality, accurate guitar lessons. I teach all styles, but my strength lies in the blues and jazz genres. Theory and practical instruction to get students playing as quickly as possible to keep their interest alive, and to instill a love and understanding of music that will last a lifetime.

Instruments: 
Guitar
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