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Guitar Lessons

I’m pleased to announce that I’m now officially offering one on one guitar lessons in person (Toronto, Canada) or by Skype.


With 22 years of experience of teaching music and with constant research, I have collected a large number of information, enough to develop my own method, including techniques, licks, solos of guitar players such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, John Mayer, Eric Clapton and many others.

What you are going to learn:

  • Technique (Alternate Picking, Sweep Picking, Hybrid Picking, Economic Picking, Tapping -1, 2, 3 and 4 fingers, etc.);
  • Harmony ( CAGED system, Major, minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic minor, Modes, etc.);
  • Theory and Reading (Melodic and Rhythm);
  • Improvisation;
  • Repertoire


Lessons range from beginner to advanced and students are encouraged to create and develop skills at all levels


Joyce Natali – Professional Guitar player, singer and Music Teacher

“I took lessons with Rod for 4 years, and his method is complete and very easy to understand. Currently, I’m also a music teacher and I totally recommend him as his old student and now as a music teacher.”

Watch Joyce playing Guthrie Govan’s “Waves”intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZt2l4UWmQk

Gus Cersosimo – Professional Guitar Player currently living in Dublin- Ireland

“I began learning guitar when I was 13 years old watching videos on Youtube, but after awhile I couldn’t improve my playing. And then, I realized how important it is to have a music teacher who can show you all the steps. I took lessons with Rod for 5 years, he helped me a lot showing me all the steps to be a guitar player, and it was one of the most important things for me at that time.”

Watch Gus playing Andy Timmons’ “Cry for You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-irmBqFhFKY&t=17s

Victor Silva – Professional Guitar and Music Teacher

“I was a total beginner when I began taking lessons with Rod and after 3 years I had learned a lot! Everything I learned with him is what I’m taking with me playing with bands and teaching my students.”

Watch Victor Silva playing with his band Boneco Voodoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujF5GZyH3bY

More Students: 

Roberto Parisi (15 years old) playing Guthrie Govan’s Wonderful Slippery Thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfynlRbZXNE

João Victor Correa (16 years old) playing Steve Vai’s Tender Surrender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg-qYqmuAkM




Once payment has been made, I will contact you with all relevant information. Please choose your lesson options from the options below:

4 – 1 hour lessons – $200

4 – 30 min lesson – $100

12 – 1 hour lesson – $550

12 – 30 min lesson – $350

2 – 1 hour lessons – $100 (once every 2 weeks – limited slots!)

1 hour casual lesson – $50

30 min casual lesson – $30

*All the prices above don’t include the 4,5% Paypal tax. Canadian students can also do an e-transfer to the e-mail below.

Info: guitarrodrigues@gmail.com