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Intermediate Guitarist

"I want to make guitar solos like 〇〇, but I don't know where to start."

"I really want to become a good jazz/rock/R&B etc. player."

"I want to start making my own guitar arrangements."

Let us help you take your guitar playing to the next level.

Experienced students usually have studied the basics of the guitar, but are looking to expand their knowledge of the guitar, especially learning more about the fretboard, as well as specific concepts unique to particular styles such as fingerstyle technique, funk comping, metal shredding technique, Jazz chord vocabulary, etc.

Intermediate students are also usually looking for ways to express themselves to a greater extent on their instrument.  

Example Lesson Flow

Intermediate guitar lesson example flow


Scale training - Training of various scales aiming for mastery of the fretboard.


Chord training - Exercises aiming for mastery of chords across the fretboard.


Sight Reading - Sight reading every lesson in order to keep notation reading sharp.


Ear training - Work on being able to not only learn tunes using your own ear, but being able to quickly play what you hear in your head onto your instrument.  


Performance training - Learn how to perform at a professional level.

"For many experienced students, music becomes relatable to speaking a language.  With these students, I break down concepts through recordings the student may know, or recommendations from myself. I also work with the student to structure a concise but effective practice routine." - Ryan


Learn at your own pace 
with lessons fully customized
to your needs

Each lesson is customized to your interests to create lesson flows that go at your pace, laser-focused to your interests.  This allows for maximum enjoyment and growth on the guitar, and your guitar lessons.

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Guitarist in a jam session

Become a master of several 

styles to choose from

Focus on  the style that fits your sound ranging from rock, jazz, R&B, Funk, Metal, Country, Blues, Fingerstyle, Slide guitar, and more. ​


Become a confident guitar player in the style you've always wanted to play, and experiment with other styles at any time during your lesson progress!

Top quality guitar lessons aimed at Intermediate students in English

Finding top quality intermediate guitar lessons in Tokyo, let alone Japan, can be quite difficult. 


Which is why we're happy to provide our lessons to students who want to seriously improve their playing, while speaking their priority language of English.  

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Track your progress with 
written feedback after each

Seeing progress and growth with each lesson is the key to maintaining motivation and drive.  After each lesson, you will receive written and verbal feedback on how things are progressing, your strengths, and some recommended areas to improve.  

Finding the perfect balance of free, but structured lessons is highly valued at Ontario Guitar Studio.  


Berklee Press: A Modern Method for Guitar

For note reading and other concepts, the Berklee Modern Guitar Method, is highly recommended for students who would like to finally learn how to read notes proficiently, as well as dig into some intermediate-level chord shapes.  


"I’ll just start off by saying that Ryan is a great teacher. First of all, he has an excellent ability to assess a student’s level and develop a plan to help them progress.


I came in knowing basic scales, chords arpeggios, theory, etc., but didn’t really know how to apply any of it. Ryan started me off with exercises that immediately helped me start tying things together.


I’m only a few lessons in, but I can tell that students of all levels could really benefit from studying with him. And above all, he naturally has a very calm and encouraging character, which makes for a great learning environment.


If you’re on the fence about trying a lesson with him, don’t be. If you’re serious about learning to play the guitar, I think you’ll be very happy to study with him." -Business Owner


Your trial lesson includes a consultation regarding your strengths, areas to improve, and a recommended plan of action towards your guitar goals.

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