Gooch Guitar


I teach guitar with an emphasis on ear training, so you can become a better all-around musician.

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Ear training is key.

After mixed success in music school, I found a much more effective way to work on training my ear.

My system, with regular practice, made a profound difference in my musical intuition, and my ability to learn new songs, memorize melodies, and sing more accurately.

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It brings me so much joy every day to practice and play my instrument. I hope to help you find that same great joy.


Students say...

I’ve been taking guitar lessons with Don for over a year now, and I couldn’t imagine a more encouraging or thorough teacher! Patient, relatable, and clearly passionate about music, Don provides professional, helpful guidance in a positive atmosphere. He has taught me not only what to practice, but how to practice and makes the extra effort to help capitalize on resources outside of lessons. It is with his commitment that I’ve grown as a musician in ways that I couldn’t have expected and am continuously motivated to learn more.
— J.R.
I have been thrilled with my experience working with Don as a guitar teacher. He is very understanding and welcoming as well as completely knowledgable. I started as a complete beginner and have been taking lessons with Don for about a year and a half and it has been great. I thoroughly enjoy how I feel after the lesson and how inspired I am every week. I would absolutely recommend him as a teacher to anyone.
— O.F.