Private Lessons via Skype and FaceTime

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I've been teaching Free Hands two-handed tapping lessons via video conference since 2008. It's a very convenient way to get going with basic technique issues, and I can even help you with how to set up and adjust your instrument.

Free Hands has some surface similarities with standard fretting of strings on bass or guitar, but in my experience there is a broad overall method that is completely different in its movements and necessary skill sets.

My goal is to help you develop the technical skills to play the music you want to play, not to teach you how to "play like me".

Besides and active Skype or FaceTime account (both are free, and there is no charge for the video conference function) what you'll you need is a high-speed internet connection and a web cam, plus an amp in the room with you. Lessons may be recorded for future reference, but only the student's video and both audio streams (not my video, please).

Because the setup of a tapping instrument is so important to developing good playing skills, I only teach videoconference lessons on instruments for which I'm able to give setup advice; these include all of the instruments made by Stick Enterprises, which are easy to set up and keep in good setup because of the hardware they use.

Lessons are available in half-hour ($33) or 60-minute ($60) lengths, and are paid for in advance via check or PayPal (use the button below). I do my best to accommodate student's schedules from diferent time zones (so far I've had students in nine different time zones), so if you are interested, I'm sure we can make it work for you. I keep the rates as low as I can to encourage regular lessons, but you can take them as often or seldom as you like

If you want to sign up, just send me an email to:, and include the subject "Lesson Inquiry".

Individual lessons are purchased through my online store. If you want to buy a block of 4 or more lessons, I offer a discounted rate or $30 for half hour and $55 for one-hour lessons. Just email me at and we can make an arrangement through PayPal.

I look forward to helping you get the most out of your time as a Stick player.

Happy Tapping, Greg