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I love what I do, and I’m very lucky to be able to do it. I would like to think that my love and devotion to my craft speaks for itself when one studies with me, however as strangers on the internet you don’t necessarily know that about me. Many of my past and current students are willing to vouch for me though, and these are some of the very kind things that they have said about my teaching:

I studied with Adam for a little over a year, and found him to be a wonderful teacher - an endless font of musical knowledge, but also more than able to make traditionally-dull material (music theory, reading, ear training, etc) fun and engaging. I still remember (and use!) our ear-training drills fondly, which is far more than I can say of other folks I’ve studied with :-) Long story short, if you’re a working pro looking to beef up your musical flexibility, or a beginner just starting out (at any age), Adam is The Guy to help you achieve those goals. Your lessons will be fun, funny, and you’ll find it easy to return to them even years later and go “Ah, he was right, that WAS useful!”

Thanks again for everything Adam, and keep on rockin’!
— Lee W.
Adam is an excellent teacher! He’s patient, personable and flexible when it comes to finding whatever style works for you. Whether you’re into classic rock, blues, indie rock, jazz, funk.....whether you’re hoping to learn how to build a repertoire for gigs or work on your music theory.....whether you work better with an organized structure or organic spontaneity.....whatever the case may be, Adam’s your man.
— J. Chase
I highly recommend Adam to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.
I’ve been learning with Adam for the last 3 years and look forward to our weekly lessons and continue to learn, improve, and develop my playing and musical knowledge.
Adam takes his time to coach and develop your skills and puts his energy into improving your technique.
Adam has a great ability, and patience to work together on overcoming any challenges.
His vast musical knowledge and passion is totally inspiring and makes learning so enjoyable and exciting.
— Jeremy S.
If you are looking for a guitar teacher who is deeply knowledgeable, enthusiastic about teaching you, and a pleasure to study with, you will find all these qualities in Adam Douglass.
I enjoy the creative, thoughtful, and inspirational approach that Adam brings to each lesson.
I also appreciate his excellent ability to communicate musical concepts.
I find him to be genuinely dedicated to helping me progress and have fun playing.
A superb and versatile professional musician, he also is an innovative educator who teaches many styles of music with unfailing patience and grace.
I feel fortunate to be a student of Adam’s and I heartily recommend him to students of any age or level of experience.
— Janet B.
I’ve been taking private lessons with Adam for roughly 2 years. He has a huge repertoire of songs that target specific areas that you need to practice most, and he can listen to any song that I bring in and notate it on the spot.
He’s really knowledgeable and as I learn new songs, he’s able to incorporates music theory into the instruction, too. It’s great because I’m not only increasing my ability to play the guitar but also getting an understanding of the underlying structures that the songs are built from.
Adam has an innate ability to push me through difficult practice sessions, and he’s great at motivating me to stick to practicing even when other things in life eclipse how much time I can allot to playing the guitar.
— Marcy B.

Adam is a fantastic teacher! I studied with him for a few years when I was in high school and I always loved my lessons with him! He is a really amazing guitarist and so knowledgable. I highly recommend him!
— A. Adario

I’ve been a student of Adam’s for several years. His knowledge of guitar, and music in general, is astonishing. The man could probably play anything on guitar. Yet he is incredibly down to earth, humble, accommodating, and patient. Under his tutelage, I’ve seen my own ability on the instrument increase tremendously. There’s always more to learn, and Adam presents it so that you are excited to learn it.
— Dave H.
Adam is a good person who cares and is kind. His teaching comes from that. No question is stupid. He takes you where you are, listens to what you know and what you want to learn and develops a lesson plan that will help you grow as a player and as a writer. Before my first lesson I mentioned that I really liked GreenDay’s tune Reduntant. When I arrived he showed me the chart for the tune and broke down for me the idea of. Power Chords which I. had always liked but didn’t know how to play. He is not insecure and has no need to show off, but he has a lot of info and experience to share and loves teaching. Wherever you are in Music as a player or writer Adam will add to that to help you get to your sound.
— J. Freed