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Welcome to the home of Guitar Instruction by Charlotte Adams: lessons, workshops, articles, advice, guitar instruction videos, DVD's, CD's and creative, unique instructional materials for beginning through advanced guitar players. 

You have reached the Guitar Instruction website, where you will find comprehensive instructional materials, informative and inspirational articles and lessons and innovative guitar instruction by Charlotte Adams. 


                                                             Private Guitar Lessons                      Instructional Materials            Guitar Workshops and Retreats
                                                          (Local and Long Distance)



How can Charlotte help you with your guitar playing? Design your own program (or have her help create one), using her Instructional materials  (guitar instruction videos,  DVD's, downloadable lessons, books, CD's, and practice aids), study the free lessons which are continually available on this site and sign up to get free weekly lessons by email. You can also study with Charlotte at a workshop, intensive, or private lesson. She can even teach you via webcam! Because she has a magical way with those who are learning to play the guitar, Charlotte can help anyone achieve the level to which they aspire.

by Charlotte Adams

Accompaniment and Rhythm Playing, Lead Playing, Learning Tactics, Ear Training and more.

 DVD $19.95


Charlotte lives in the Texas Hill Country, surrounded by woods and wildlife, but still within reach of  the Austin music scene. The music of her horses snorting and munching in the paddock and the songs of the coyotes in the distance are as integral to her creativity as the jazz or rock and roll streaming from her house on the hill. Guitar players of all ages and levels travel the winding, unpaved road to her studio to benefit from her thirty-plus years of conscious teaching. 

Charlotte is considered a teacher of teachers because so many skilled musicians come to her to expand their knowledge of the instrument, theory and technique and to profit from her help in eliminating blocks in their performance and careers. But this doesn't mean that Charlotte's teaching is only for the seasoned guitarist

Charlotte gives the young or beginning guitar player a solid musical foundation and evokes enthusiasm and commitment. Her ability to present concepts clearly and concisely makes learning easy and fun, while her capacity to organize and prioritize material ensures rapid progress. Add to this an empathetic and intuitive nature, which allows her to address the learning style and needs of each student, whether in a private lesson or a group.


To inquire about private lessons or workshops with Charlotte,  contact us.

For dates of upcoming workshops, retreats, and performances, click here.



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Unable to travel to Wimberley, Texas for lessons with Charlotte? Try live video lessons using Skype! Read about remote lessons on this page , read this post to see what Charlotte has to say about webcam lessons, and contact Charlotte with questions or to schedule a lesson. It's easy and fun!

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