Douglas Niedt

Guitar Lessons and Instruction

Douglas Niedt is a recording and concert artist with over 40 years of concert and teaching experience. As you see below, Doug offers several types of guitar instruction: Private Lessons, Video Lessons, Technique Tips, Summer Guitar Study, PLAY IT LIKE A PRO, University Lessons, and Musical Trainers.

Private Lessons

Doug enjoys working with students of ALL ages and levels. Classical guitar lessons only. Guitar instruction is for students five years and older, from beginning guitar lessons to concert artist level. All students are treated with the same attention, care, and commitment.

If you want to take private classical guitar lessons with Doug, the cost is $18/half hour or $33/hour. No contracts, just pay by the lesson. CONTACT Doug by phone or email if you have questions or want to reserve a lesson time.

Technique Tips

Doug's Technique Tips are the best on the Internet. Many of the written tips run over 20 pages. Most of the videos run from 15-30 minutes. The 60+ tips in Doug's famous "Vault" are free.

To receive Doug's newest tips, you must subscribe to the Technique Tip of the Month. The tips are thorough and the production is excellent. Only $24/year.

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Visit "The Vault".

Summer Guitar Study

You are the single focus of attention in this summer guitar master class. There are no other students. Indulge yourself with a three-hour private guitar lesson every day for two, three, four, or five days--your choice.

• Come to Kansas City and practice to your heart's content.
• Learn the guitar music you have been wanting to learn.
• Improve, improve, improve!

The summer guitar master class is held in Kansas City, Missouri USA.

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These video lessons show you exactly what to do to play each piece in the series on a professional level. In addition to the videos shot close-up in high definition, one of the key elements of PLAY IT LIKE A PRO is an included annotated score with detailed performance instructions. Also included are scores in standard notation and tab.

Learning these pieces with a teacher would take many hours of lessons and cost you hundreds of dollars. Even then, you probably wouldn't receive the detailed, comprehensive instruction you will receive here.

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University Lessons

Doug is chairman of the guitar program and teaches degree-seeking students at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City. The Conservatory offers degrees from the Bachelor of Music to the Doctor of Musical Arts with a major in classical guitar performance and many other musical fields.

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