About Me

My name is Dana, and I have been playing guitar since I was aboIMGP0765ut 12.    I have always had the ability to figure things out on the guitar,  just by listening to it.  I did take 1 class at about the age of 15, but didn’t learn anything except the names of the chords I had already figured out.  So after that, I started studying on my own.   I did have 5 years of piano lessons, and have been choir director in my church several times, totaling several years.   I know a bit of music theory, but I am not as great at theory as I wish, so if I make a mistake, please feel free to correct me!  I love learning, and I LOVE music!   I am a high school Spanish teacher by day, and a guitar teacher after school.  I have taught group and private guitar lessons off and on for over about 10 years, but have exclusively taught private guitar lessons for the past 9 years, so I know how to teach!   I love to sing too, but never had a great voice to begin with, and unfortunately, my voice is just about shot from teaching high school September through May.   Summers are better.    So please ignore the ugly voice during the school year.  I only sing on these videos to help the song move forward, otherwise I wouldn’t embarrass myself… I do it for YOU!!! 🙂

If you don’t have one already, I hope you develop a love for this beautiful and versatile instrument as I have, so you can use it to make your rainy days (and sunny days) more enjoyable!   ~ Dana

P.S.  Here are a few family photos, in case anyone in interested.  (Probably not, but I like them and it’s my website!)  🙂

Me, my cute hubbie, and my darling kids!!!

Aren’t cousins great?

My parents and the whole  big family!!!