A Unique Guitar Experience
Develop the fundamental skills you need to play any style of music.
Start playing sooner with the essential chords, scales, strumming technique, and more.
Simple and straightforward, comprehensive and thorough, enlightening and fun.
Develop the Skills You Need to Play the Music You Love.
- Play chords accurately & effortlessly
- Strum with great timing & "groove"
- Fingerpick chord progressions
- Learn to navigate the entire fretboard
- Easily understand the fundamentals of basic music theory
- Develop a functioning chord & scale vocabulary
- Play rhythm guitar
- Play lead guitar
- Build confidence
- Become goal oriented
- Maintain an effective mind set
- Learn time management
- Practice efficiently & patiently
- Promote body awareness & learn how to stay relaxed
- Strengthen intuition
- Stay motivated!
I found Matthew off the internet. I had never even touched a guitar the day I went in for the first lesson. Basically I was as new as you could get. From the very first lesson I was learning (and playing) the guitar. I felt like I learned very fast and felt great about the progress Matthew's lessons allowed me to make. His method works…plain & simple. If you want to learn the guitar…this is a great place to do it!Andrew F., President of 1st Phorm International
Matthew Von Doran is the greatest guitar teacher of all time! He gives you the tools and knowledge to develop your skills on the guitar as well as personal life lessons as well. He has motivated me to a higher level in both. Thanks Matthew!"Nicholas S., Saint Louis, Missouri
He not only teaches you every thing you would ever want to know about the guitar, but also about life skills and self confidence.Mikey L., Minneapolis, Minnesota
I have studied with several other guitar instructors over the years and no one has helped me to improve as much as Matthew has. In the past I would try to do too much too fast, ending up frustrated with my lack of progress. Matthew’s short, specific lessons help me stay focused and disciplined.Susan S., Advertising Copywriter
A letter from the founder...
I get excited when I find ways to help a student learn faster & play better. It’s all about breaking things down into smaller, more digestible, concepts so that they can evolve quickly as a guitar player.
I still remember what it was like when I first started over 35 years ago. There weren’t very many resources back then except for a handful of books & your local teacher. Sometimes, if you didn’t feel a connection with the material being taught to you, you experienced music as a struggle and so it wasn’t always enjoyable. Music should be as much fun to learn as it is to play!
Now, with the incredible vast amount of instructional resources on the internet, the biggest problem can be becoming overwhelmed with all the information available. There are a lot of great instructional guitar programs out there but so many of them are over-loaded with information & materials. The student ends up not really knowing how to approach it all & becomes discouraged right away.
The 99 Decisions Guitar Program is all about guiding the student through clearly defined actions. Each lesson is a decision on the student’s part to apply themselves to that concise amount of information in a way that promotes learning & retention.
I can’t wait to share this program with you!