South Portland Guitar School

Acoustic Fingerstyle

Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of playing the guitar by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks attached to fingers and thumb.
  • Learn proper technique
  • How to incorporate melody with chords
  • Understanding music theory & applying it to fingerstyle
  • The art of the fingerstyle solo piece
  • Improvising songs like Joe Pass (advanced)
  • Studying the masters - Joe Pass - Chet Atkins - Kaki King
  • Developing your ear

I took guitar lessons from Greg for several years. He really helped me discovery the type of style I enjoy playing which is rock, jazz, and blues. He is great at mixing in theory and chord progression with improvisation. Greg was also able to get me into a band with other students and we were able to play several local shows as well as record one of our original songs. Greg helped my songwriting flourish and I still use techniques that I learned from him today.  

– Diana M.