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Private lessons

Private lessons are available by Skype or Zoom from anywhere. All playing levels are most welcome, from beginners to professionals. Since I now split my time between Chicago, IL, USA and Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, my living costs are lower; therefore, I am able to offer lessons at considerably lower rates than before: $60 for a 1-hour lesson. In addition to jazz guitar lessons, I also offer improvisation lessons for all melodic instruments, including the voice. Please feel free to contact me at

zt@zt-music.com to arrange a time and/or to ask any questions. Most of the time, I am able to respond to messages rather quickly.

Cancellation policy: Any lessons cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will be either rescheduled or refunded in full, whichever you prefer. Lessons cancelled with less than 24-hour notice will not be refunded.

Payment policy: All payments are due at least 24 hours before the lesson.

Payment methods:

1. Through this website (see below)

2. PayPal

3. Wise

If you are planning on taking multiple lessons, it is cheaper to buy a lesson package. Please choose your lesson or lesson package underneath.

Topics:
- Jazz guitar
- Improvisation for all instruments (including the voice)
- Harmony (classical and jazz)
- Ear training
- Composition
- Arranging

My qualifications:
- Artistic biography: Click HERE
- 7 CDs as a leader
- 20 years as a university professor of music in Chicago (jazz studies, harmony, ear training, counterpoint)
- Author of the book Jazz Guitar Harmony - The Melodic Approach, published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz
- Faculty member at the world-renowned Jamey Aebersold's Summer Jazz Workshops
- Doctor of Musical Arts

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