Bradford Werner offers online lessons for classical guitar via webcam, Skype or video response. I welcome students of all levels and ages from absolute beginners to high level players looking for performance feedback. It’s easy, just email me, find a time, and go. The lessons are friendly, productive, and educational. I believe every student should leave the lesson feeling optimistic and enthused. Feeling hesitant? Email me and chat about it, I don’t bite.
Contact Bradford for Info & Availability
Video Response Lessons (Coming Soon) – Since I’m quite full for Skype lessons I will be offering a new service. The details are still being worked out but the basic idea is that you’ll be able to submit a video or yourself playing and receive a video lesson back from Bradford with specific advice on your playing. This will allow me to teach a large number of students since no scheduling is required. Students will be able to submit one video per month. The response lesson will be positive, constructive, and specifically for you. The video response lesson will be a public YouTube video but it will not mention you by name. This allows everyone to learn from my response and continues my dedication to keeping the site open for everyone to view. Submit your video either privately via download or online with a private link or public link, whatever you are comfortable with. I will be announcing this option on my email newsletter if you want to be notified.
Webcam & Skype FAQ:
Who offers the lessons?
Bradford Werner (your host here) offers lessons based on his availability. Overflow students might be recommended to other teachers. I’m quite full for online lessons but you can always inquire and see.
What timezone will we use?
All lessons will be scheduled by Pacific Standard Time and the Daylight Savings Time equivalent. In other words: the time of Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
How are payments handled?
All payments are made through PayPal or Online Banking and are due before the lesson begins. Regular weekly lessons will be billed at the beginning of the month. Payments and all agreements are made between the teacher and the student and do not directly involve This is Classical Guitar in any way.
What are the rates?
The rates vary depending on the teacher, regularity of the lessons, and length of time. Please contact for more info. All rates will be in Canadian dollars so US customers essentially get 20% off!
What happens if the connection get interrupted?
If our connection gets lost we can just try again in a few minutes. Partial refunds might be available for the remaining minutes if the tech lets us down.
Skype or Google?
Skype delivers the best results and connection speeds on average. However, Google Hangouts and other services might be possible.
I’m terrified of playing for you? Can I still take lessons?
Yes. We are professional teachers so making people feel comfortable and creating a positive educational experience is very important to us. We can start out with some warm-ups and small sections of your piece if you feel nervous. Don’t worry, we don’t bite (even if we did, we can’t bite through a webcam!).
What levels do you teach?
We teach a variety of levels and ages. Everything from beginners to professionals looking for feedback. As long as you have an open mind and are willing to gain from outside advice and opinions than we am happy to teach you.