My name is Kevin DePew and I am the teacher here at www.relaxandlearnguitar.com.
I created this website to help you learn to play the guitar. You are never too old to learn and playing the guitar is an excellent way to relax and de-stress. Music has enriched my life and I am sure it will enrich your life too.
Whether you want to feel the excitement of learning a new chord progression, or the joy of playing for your family and friends, or the satisfaction of writing your own song, you can find what you need here.
I started playing the piano when I was 10 years old. I used to dread practicing, but loved going to my lessons. Thank goodness my mom made me stick with it.
I discovered the guitar at the age of 15 and it has been a passion of mine ever since. I played in rock bands in high school and college. Even recorded a demo. That was a long time ago. Life gets in the way and time flies. But I always go back to the guitar for its therapeutic effects.
My musical tastes are varied. Everything from Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, to Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and Tom Petty. My favorite artists from the nineties are Nirvana, R.E.M. and The Police. I also like some “contemporary bluegrass/country” bands like The Avett Brothers, Nickel Creek, WiIco, and Iron and Wine.
You can check out some songs I have written on my youtube channel below:
When I first began this website and the Relax and Learn Guitar Membership back in 2016, I started out by looking at guitar lessons on YouTube and I realized that there were lots of others out there creating lesson content, some of it good, some of it not so good.
I realized that there were not a lot of folks helping teach “second halfers” like me how to play and enjoy the benefits of playing guitar. I realized that there are no requirements or qualifications necessary to be a great guitar teacher. You just have to be a good at communicating and breaking down the complicated to make it understandable. I do that with my lessons and the support that I provide my members.
Our focus will be on the acoustic guitar because I think it is the most accessible.
Whatever your taste, you will find the lessons and foundations here for the beginning guitarist. And some things for the intermediate level musician as well.
I’ve helped hundreds of guitar enthusiasts pick up the guitar (or dust one off) and learn to play their favorite songs.
Now it’s your turn.
Actually looking forward to sitting down to play guitar and the tunes just roll off your fingers.
Enjoying the guitar in your down time or entertaining your family and friends.
You have finally taken the time to learn to play guitar and you are playing better than you ever thought possible.
My lessons are easy to understand and well paced.
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When I am not working, creating content for www.relaxandlearnguitar.com and helping others, I enjoy playing guitar, writing music, producing videos , using apple technology and spending time with our twin grandsons.
My wife Vicky and I have been married for over 25 years and make our home in Cincinnati Ohio.
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