Student of the Month: Elle

Seventeen-year-old Elle has only been playing guitar for eight months, but she’s already learned a remarkable variety of songs by Vance Joy, Spoon, Of Monsters and Men, Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind, and The Shins. She even played and sang …

Student of the Month: Leo

Leo has the most shredding musical tastes of any 9-year-old I’ve come across. Even during his first days on the instrument, he wasn’t satisfied with the main riff from “Smoke on the Water”; he wanted to learn the entire song. …

Student of the Month: Cooper

Cooper is one of my happiest students. Even if he has a decent reason to feel down in the dumps, he never seems to go there. Thanks, Cooper, for brightening my day every week! Cooper is always willing to try …

Student of the Month: Caroline

Caroline is currently preparing “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis for her third-ever performance. She’s done Frank Ocean’s “Lost” and the Eagles’ “Hotel California” in the last six months. This time, she was in the enviable position of having …

Student of the Month: Xavier

Xavier is a chord learning machine. In less than a year of lessons, I think he’s learned more chords than any of my other ukulele students. We had to move beyond my recommended common chords and into an ukulele chord …

Student of the Month: Ben

Ben started his guitar journey last year around Christmas time with a whole lot of “Jingle Bells” and “Smoke on the Water”. After the holidays, we set out to satisfy his craving to play and sing songs from Billy Bragg …

Student of the Month: Ella

Our May Student of the Month is ten-year-old Ella. In her eight months of guitar lessons, she’s learned snippets of many different songs, but she fine-tuned her first full song last month, strumming chords and singing along on “Kumbaya”. Ella’s …

Student of the Month: Max

Here’s Max, the April Student of the Month. He’s been playing for less than a year, but his passion for music and guitar already runs deep. He takes everything I give him in lessons and runs with it, especially the …

Student of the Month: Will F

This is Will’s second Student of the Month feature. His first time was three years ago, not long after he’d started lessons. Since then, we’ve studied Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Franz Ferdinand, Ratatat, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Weezer, …

Student of the Month: Isabella

Congratulations to 11-year-old Isabella, our February Student of the Month. Izzy’s been taking lessons at Deft Digits for a year and a half, and she’s utterly obsessed with strumming chords and singing her favorite pop/dance tunes. We must have worked …