About The Guitar Instructor

performer and teacher


I have been teaching guitar privately for over 25 years. One of the many benefits of private lessons is that it offers the opportunity to customize each lesson the student’s personal needs. This individualized lesson format makes it possible for me to teach the foundations of music within the tastes and interests of each student so that they can learn all their favorite songs as they develop their skills as a guitarist and musician.

From my earliest teaching experiences I have found that the study of a musical instrument enriches ones life and I feel fortunate to be able to help and encourage people to play guitar and make music.

In 1985  I started teaching guitar at a Villa Music located in the old South Glenn Mall. After Villa music closed I moved my students to a Crescendo Music which was locally owned music store near downtown Littleton. I taught there for many years until owner Steve Smith closed the doors in 2002. When  Crescendo closed I moved my students to Denver Music Institute for a couple years.

Since 2004 I have been teaching out of my own office space located on South Broadway in Littleton and typically maintain a full teaching schedule that is primarily referral based.

My wife Lisa and I are the proud owners of three dogs,two of which are rescues. Our senior dog Tala accompanies me to the studio on a regular basis.

 Lisa L. Sickles, CPDT-KA,  CDBC is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant who has been providing dog training in the Denver area since 1999. She is an active member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. https://wagwag.net