I was a very, very shy 9 year old kid with a crazy burning desire to be on a stage playing for millions of people as a guitar player...
So how do you play for millions when you are so nervous to play for anyone?
Not only that; learning to play guitar was really hard! All I knew was to grind through a beginner's guitar book and my teachers were uninspiring. I spent months trying to use my ear to work out a few of my favorite song intros from an old record player!
Eventually I worked out enough to put a rock band together in High School to play a talent competition. I remember we had to create a 3-song medley as I didn't know how to play any of the songs from start to finish. It was fun but I was really beating myself up inside listening to all my guitar heroes and not knowing what to do to be just like them.
Soon after my talent show performance I met Colin and my whole world opened up! Colin had an amazing system that brought me the result and solution I was looking for.
I began teaching private guitar lessons in 1986 and because of the concepts and systems I had learned from Colin I felt it was so important that I pay it forward to everyone else like me with the dream to play the guitar. I have learnt that playing guitar for others is an extremely moving and powerful thing however, teaching guitar to anyone that was frustrated and struggling as I had been then witnessing the transformation from that frustration to one of sheer joy from a student continues to be one of the most rewarding moments in my life.
Now with the help of the internet I’ve found a vehicle where I could pay it forward in an even greater way. And hope to help as many people as possible with a better and fast way to reach their goals and dreams to play the guitar and that’s how the Accelerated Beginners Guitar Course was born.