Transform Your Playing

  • Graduate from strumming to  fingerstyle accompaniment

  • Make your guitar sound as lyrical as your vocal melodies

  • Develop precise picking-hand technique

  • Learn standard fingerpicking styles and their variations

  • Travel beyond the world of standard tuning

  • Get help figuring out your favorite songs

  • Explore creating your own

  • Receive guidance on getting the most out of practice

  • Beginners are most welcome!


  • “Ron is an excellent guitar teacher who I would recommend to anyone interested in fingerstyle guitar. His passion for the guitar is contagious and I leave each lesson with a renewed exuberance for fingerstyle guitar. Ron has a real talent for making his lessons both fun and challenging, often arranging songs to meet the particular needs of his students. He has a patient and easy going attitude but also strives for perfection.” …Chris O. – Biochemist

  • “Ron Sweet is an excellent guitar teacher. I have been working with him for over a year now… He is patient, kind, flexible and available–even outside of lessons, if questions come up. He gives precise recommendations on how to make the most out of practice, how to use voice (which I had not even considered)… and is able to make my favorite songs accessible to me, according to my skill level, while consistently and gently pushing me out of my comfort zone… I would highly recommend him.” …Katie O. – Acupuncturist

  • “I have been taking guitar lessons from Ron for almost two years. I had not originally intended to learn finger style guitar playing but Ron explained the approach and technique and I decided to give it a try… I not only discovered a truly wonderful type of playing, but I have had the pleasure of an excellent teacher. Ron is patient, goal oriented and goes beyond just a night’s lesson in order to expand your skills, knowledge and technique… I feel like I have a friend as well as an excellent teacher.” …Richard S. – Accountant

  • “I’ve been taking lessons from him for a little more than a year and have really enjoyed the journey. He is goal oriented but laid-back at the same time. What I like the best is that he thinks a lot about how people learn new skills (from a neuroscience perspective) and seems to use this insight to tailor his approach for different students. I’m impressed at how immersed Ron is in his art-form. He clearly has decades of experience playing the guitar… Finally, I like the fact that he is very tech-savvy and uses technology tools to help me further my playing when its appropriate.” …John P. – IT Consultant

  • “Patient, thorough, clear, mindful, methodical are just a few words that describe Ron’s wonderful style of teaching guitar. I have no musical background aside from just enjoying listening to it. For the few months that I was able to take his lessons he gave a very strong foundation in playing the guitar that will help me in my life-long learning. He was punctual and added extra time to our lessons if needed but was always thoughtful of my time. I would have continued taking his lessons if he had not moved! He has a real talent in teaching, and sharing his passion for, playing the guitar. Thank you Ron!” …Beatriz M. – Pediatrician

  • “Ron is a very talented fingerstyle guitarist who arranges songs with ease, and writes some of his own. Some people with this ability would have no time to or inclination to deal with beginners, but Ron is also patient and good at giving direction at the level of the student. He can break down a sequence to the basic parts and show you the exact exercise that will get you to the next level. He also tailors the lessons to what you want to learn to keep it fun. He sings too, and I particularly enjoy playing guitars together and harmonizing vocals at the same time.” …Becky C. – Biochemist

  • “Ron prepares for lessons, often arranging music on request… and is easy to communicate with and a genuinely good person. I never leave a lesson disappointed, in fact, I’m always excited to go home and start practicing!… It’s clear that when I leave my lesson he’s still thinking about how he can enrich my experience and help me achieve my musical goals. I highly recommend him.” …Timothy W. – Registered Nurse

  • “If I could add a few more stars for Ron Sweet, I would. Ron is an extremely talented musician… Sessions with Ron were comfortable and inviting. I went to him as a TOTAL beginner… I ALWAYS left my lessons feeling happy, relaxed, and excited to practice and to improve… He is grounded, mindful, thoughtful, and truly cares about his students and wants to see them improve and meet their goals.” …Samantha W. – Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher

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