~ Welcome to my online private guitar lessons website. Over the past few
years of experimenting with online guitar lessons, I've found a fun and effective way to teach guitar with a combination of internet mediums.

* Personal Quicktime or Flash Videos
** PDF files
*** mp3 audio files
**** Guitar Pro 6 files
***** Finale files
****** And ... good old "email"


Lesson Guarantee Policy
I will ask you at the end of the
month if you are satisfied with
the lesson. If not, I will be happy
to refund your money that day.

~ Skype Lessons are $40 (hr). After the lesson, there is unlimited email support for that particular material we worked on. If you are interested in the Skype lessons and have questions, please feel free to send them to me at: petersimms.guitarman@gmail.com


All lessons are paid via
major credit card
through PayPal

Here a few clips of fingerstyle songs I play


Pete Simms - Basic Information
Professional Guitarist for the past 30+ years
Current Location ~ Southwest Florida
From ~ Northern California (SF Area)
Main Guitars ~ Godin Multiac SA, Ibanez GB10, Fender Strat Plus Dlx
Music Education
Dave Smith (author of "Method of Jazz Improvistion")
Ray Brown (Arranger-Trmpt - Stan Kenton, Educator - Cabrillo College, CA)
Don Haas (Arranger and Pianist for Benny Goodman)
Smith Dobson (Pianist for Emily Remler & Gary Burton)
Cabrillo College (Aptos, CA)
Favorite quote ~ "Live, Laugh and Love for Life"
Some of My Favorite Songs
Emotions Wound Us So - Larry Carlton
Angelina - Tommy Emmanuel
Vincent - Chet Atkins
Coastin - John Knowles
Lil' Darlin' - Martin Taylor
Joe's Blues - Joe Pass
Man in the Mirror - Tuck Andress

Teaching Style
My only concern when giving lessons is that you are enjoying the material and that it makes you want to pick up your guitar and play. Private lessons allow me to follow your interests and keep it fun. Of course fingerstyle and jazz guitar are my strong areas, but I can also work with you on general musical skills such as: Reading Music, Improvisation, Music Theory and General Techniques for Several Styles. I am very comfortable in telling you if there is something you want to know and that I'm not the one for you. At that point, I would refer you to other material or instructors. The only way to find out if I'm the right teacher for you is to give it a try. That is why I offer the guarantee for my lessons. There's no risk for you and also takes the risk away for me that someone will be upset = win win. Thank you for taking the time to view my website and keep picking away!