We offer a variety of programs that the student can pick to fit their own personal needs! Whether your goal is to become a professional musician, play in a band or simply learn some songs for your own personal enjoyment we have a program for you! We accept the beginner guitar player all the way up to the more advanced musician! We also accept beginner classical and jazz students for those looking for help in school jazz band! We specialize in: Classic rock, Modern rock, Metal, Theory, Songwriting Log onto rock-lessons.com for more info!

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  City Lebanon , CT
  Phone Number 1-860-455-6589

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The Teaching Studio

I'm a Conservatory trained guitar teacher that specializes in rock styles including classic rock, modern rock, metal and pretty much anything from the 50's to the present. I can also teach beginning jazz and beginning classical students for those students that have jazz band or want to expand a little beyond their rock studies. My other specialty is music theory. At the Conservatory I learned alot of more advanced jazz theory which helped my playing in a big way.

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  • Explains thing in a very easy to understand way.
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A very patient teacher! I have always tried to understand how to play and tried other teachers before. I finally found a teacher that would take the time to explain things in a way I could understand.

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Customer Testimonials

Finding the right teacher to get you to where you want to be as a musician can be very hard. In Donny Parkhurst you will find a studious musician who is compassionate to the learning proficiencies and challenges of his students, and a fair, reasonable man, who goes above and beyond to accommodate all of his pupils. If you have a genuine love and appreciation of music, and have the drive and motivation to become a skillful guitar player, this is the man to come to.


As a guitar player for the last 8 years, but only seriously for the last 2, Don was an absolutely perfect fit into my guitar schedule. Being self taught for so long, I had seemingly hit a brick wall in my study of the guitar. Don immediately picked up where I left off, breaking up the material that had been so tough for me to learn on my own into smaller, bite-sized chunks that not only made the process easier, but also fun.

On top of his tremendous knowledge of theory and technique, arguably Don's best teaching quality is his ability to connect with his students. I can't begin to say how many times I've stayed well after my lesson was over, talking about everything from music to life in general. It is because of this connection that I thoroughly enjoy taking lessons from Don week after week. From the beginner to the more advanced player, it is clear that Don has a lot to offer, and I would highly recommend lessons from him to anyone who loves playing the guitar as much as I do.


When my daughter was eight years old, I tried to teach her to play guitar when she showed an interest. I had been playing for more than twenty-five years and thought it would be easy. It was not. I then looked for a teacher and found that most refused to teach a child that young. I luckily ran across Don and he agreed to teach my daughter. Within a month, she was playing a short tune.

Now, six months later, she is learning chords, reading music and loving her lessons. Don even uses a web site to communicate with his students and track their practice. I don't even need to remind my daughter to practice; she does it on her own and records it on Don's website. Teaching music to children is an art and I would recommend Don to anyone considering having their children play guitar.