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To Reach Your Goals, You Need: Music Fundamentals  +  Clear Structure  +  Accountability

There’s too much information online to learn guitar on my own!

I don’t want to learn “Mary Had A Little Lamb” or just a handful of cool riffs, I want real skills!

There are great videos, books, and websites for guitarists of all levels, but none of them can address your specific needs and goals better than a good guitar teacher. Most guitar teachers recommend a method book to their students, but the most popular books are boring and not very effective. “The Guitar Lesson Companion” method book series takes teachers and their students seriously, and it’s fun to use because it makes it easy to learn the skills you need to play the music you love.

What’s Your Goal?


Whether you need weekly guitar lessons, or just a check in from time to time as you work through the Free Lessons on your own, order “The Guitar Lesson Companion” method book series and get started today!

“The Guitar Lesson Companion” is used by teachers and students in over 10 countries, including faculty at Berklee College of Music. If your guitar teacher isn’t teaching you these skills, your music education isn’t complete.


(U.S. Domestic Addresses)

The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One Free with $35 Donation
The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume Two Free with $40 Donation
Both Book & CD Packages Free with $70 Donation

All books are mailed from the United States Post Office in a Priority Mailer, so most people receive their packages in 2-3 business days. You’ll receive an email when your donation has been processed and your package is on its way. Questions on International Donations? Email:


Fellow Guitar Teachers: Let’s meet via Skype / FaceTime to see if this series is right for your students. Visit: The Teachers’ Lounge

Susan Palmer teaches jazz, blues, and rock guitar styles in Seattle and via webcam. Since 2006, she has been the guitar instructor at Seattle University, in 2010 she created and started teaching The Rock Project at Cornish College of the Arts, and in 2016, she became the music teacher at Seattle Girls School. Palmer wrote The Guitar Lesson Companion Method Book Series which is used by teachers and students in over 10 countries, including faculty at Berklee College of Music. Her extensive collection of lesson videos and jam tracks are available for free on YouTube and she also teaches private lessons online via webcam to students all over the world. Palmer’s current and former students perform at these Seattle venues: The Comet, The High Dive, Skylark, Neumos, The Hard Rock Cafe, Chop Suey, The Tractor Tavern, The Rendezvous, The Sorrento Hotel, The Crocodile, The Mix, Cafe Racer, The Edgewater Hotel, The Sunset, and other private events.

But can Susan Palmer play?