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Bill Decker  707-239-1315

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  I have been teaching professionally since 1984 and have taught  90 to 100 students per week at Stanroy Music Center since 1988. I have given well over 90,000 individual guitar lessons and am one of the most experienced teachers in northern California.

  Lessons are custom designed to the interests of the student while still developing all the skills you need. I teach all styles, all levels, even if you have played before, I can take what you already know, fill in the gaps and end the aggravation that stops you from taking it to the next level. The music you aspire to play is often easier than you think. There is no secret, other than finding the exact way to explain it so that it’s clear to you. Online videos or DVD’s can’t tell you what’s missing and are stopping you from getting it.

  Introduce yourself or your child to a new interest and enthusiasm with music. Lessons begin by developing the coordination, technique and dexterity you need to play. Begin lessons on any type of guitar. I’m very patient, learn how to learn and make the most of your practice time. All ages are welcome, it’s never too early and never too late to enjoy making music. My Students show a wide variety of interests, from Classic Rock Bands to the latest Artists. Learn what you can use. Play what you love, love what you play.

  I have been playing guitar since 1968, started performing in 1972, and have opened for national acts such as Metallica, performing with Stone Crow, to Johnny Otis performing with the Decker Brother Blues Band. Also performed live for Al and Jamie Hendrix (Jimi Hendrixs father and sister) in the Hendrix Fender Guitar Competition, and have recorded numerous jingles for Vinson Advertising . I have recorded sound files and videos for EMG Guitar Pickups, ENGL Amplifers, ToneCandy Effects Pedals, V-Picks Guitar Picks, Four Force Amplifers, WattGrinder ToneGrinder Tubes and WattGrinder Speaker Cabinets.

  My influences include Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Al Dimeola and everything I hear.

   I am  the author of the guitar book "Scales & Modes For Guitar" published in 1999. I currently perform in my band "The Bill Decker Band" playing original instrumental rock music, and in "Monsters of Rock" playing classic rock songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

  All lessons are given privately, one on one at Stanroy Music Center,  850 4th street, Santa Rosa, California, 95404. I teach 6 days a week, Monday through Friday, 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students usually take one 30-minute lesson per week. Rates are $30.00 per half-hour lesson.

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