Dempster
Guitar Studio

Play It Right! Play For Life.
Helping Guitarists Avoid the Overwhelm.

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There’s more to strumming a guitar than using “Canned” strum patterns.  Click the image above to get started for FREE.

The building blocks of music are NOTES. Avoid studying this at your peril! Click the image above to get started for FREE.

Fretboard Landscape

When you look down on your fretboard what do you see?  Is it strings and frets and shapes and where to put your fingers?  Or do you see a coherent arrangement of notes?  Or maybe BOTH!  

Rhythmic
Awareness

Rhythm is easily the most important tool that turns sound into music.  Still, it’s one of the least taught skills for guitarists.  The general belief is you either have “it” or you don’t…This is BS!  If you want to play music you need rhythm skills.

Musical
Language

As with any field of study, there is a language used within music to communicate effectively with other musicians. Some call this Music Theory.  I call it Musical Language.  You should know our language.

The Most Meaningful Instruction…

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…your excellent melding of the technical and the artistic is for me, and I suspect a great number of others, the most meaningful instruction to be had.

- Dan Tanner

Meet Your Instructor

A nice cup of tea between friends!

Click the image above to get more information on our Flagship Strumming Course.

“Contratulations on creating a course that I can sincerely say is truely unique and really does fill a gap that has existed for too long in the field of instructional guitar.  This will prove incredibly valuable to beginner and intermediate students. “

 

Mike Beatham

Fretjam.com

Happy Students

Thank you so very much for all you have taught me steve. I would never have turned into the guitar player I am right now if it were not for your teaching.  Three years ago when I came desperately looking for advice with my jazz band charts I would never have imagined what I could possibly do with the guitar…I have expanded my horizons of guitar playing, composition and even my musical taste and for that I am forever thankful.

-Nicholas Kulik

Stephen is able to take complex subjects and explain them clearly to students at all levels of musical knowledge and playing ability.  Moreover, he helps students use what they learn to actually make music.

-Alex MacPhee

Reid and his sister Morgan have been taking lessons since June. Stephen is a great teacher; he understands what they need to be challenged and inspired. We respect his talent, skill and knowledge. He can offer so much to anyone wishing to learn guitar or add to their guitar playing skills. You Rock, Steve!!

-Leslie Amero

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I needed to learn, but knew that Stephen had been highly recommended and I didn’t want to blow this opportunity…. Understanding the theory behind the music, gave me the freedom to explore the whole neck of my guitar, and awakened my appetite for composing melodies. I credit Stephen with “getting me hooked”on making music! Many thanks to you Stephen!

-Joanna Butler

Keep In Touch

Feel free to touch base with me if you have any questions, concerns or just general inquiries.  I’m here to help!

Address

Dartmouth , Nova Scotia

Canada

Call Us

(902) 461.0256/Studio
(902) 292.8921/Cell

Email Us

stephen@dempsterguitarstudio.com