Have questions about playing guitar?

Meet with David online (via Skype, Face Time, or Zoom) for a private session. He’ll be more than happy to work with you to improve your guitar playing.

I teach guitar, ukulele, bass, piano and other instruments, as well as songwriting and music theory. I give private lessons at my home in Egremont, Massachusetts and also teach group classes at the Berkshire Community College.

David Hodge

I teach guitar, ukulele, bass, piano and other instruments, as well as songwriting and music theory. I give private lessons at my home in Egremont, Massachusetts and also teach group classes at the Berkshire Community College.

Since November of 1999, I’ve written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews for Guitar Noise, one of the Internet’s most highly acclaimed free guitar tutorial websites. I also serve as the site’s Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles.
I contribute frequently to Acoustic Guitar Magazine. I’m also the author of several Idiot’s Guide to Guitar books (see below).
Feel free to drop me an email at dhodgeguitar@aol.com anytime.

November and December Group Classes!

Here is a breakdown of my November / December workshops:

As most of you know, I’m doing all of my classes (private and group) via Zoom these days. Still a little weird, but now it’s something that I genuinely look forward to. Every session I learn something, and as a teacher, that is very exciting.

Each class will be offered on the ZOOM platform. It’s fairly easy to operate and I’ll send specific direction over the upcoming week. They will range from forty-five to ninety minutes in length. Again, you will also have the opportunity to work privately with me for 15 – 30 minutes as well during any given week.

Discover Guitar

Music theory is often considered a difficult subject. “Idiot’s Guides: Guitar Theory” breaks down music theory for guitar and other fretboard instruments in very simple and easy-to-understand lessons. Content includes everything a budding musician needs to know about notes, guitar tablature, rhythm, chords and scales, and more.

To date I’ve written seven Idiot’s Guide books. The most recent is Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory which came out in 2014.

Idiot’s Guide: Playing Guitar

Idiot’s Guides: Playing Guitar begins with an introduction to different types of guitars and their parts, followed by helpful information on how to choose a guitar.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Ukulele

This book covers in crystal clear detail everything beginners need to know to enjoy playing this tiny, four-stringed instrument.

The Art of Songwriting

with Casey Kelly

Beginning songwriters can hit the right note by starting out with the basics in this guide.

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar starts at the very beginning with learning how to hold the instrument and covers everything from reading tab, chords, and strumming to playing the blues and rock riffs.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Rock Guitar

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Rock Guitar is for the beginner guitarist who wants to get up to speed quickly playing rock music.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Bass Guitar

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Bass Guitar provides a complete instruction program for beginners and helps walk even experienced guitarists through the most confusing concepts.

Get In Touch

We can meet online (via Skype, Face Time, or Zoom) for a private session. I’m more than happy to work with you to improve your guitar playing.

Info

dhodgeguitar@aol.com