Awesome Guitar Teacher

Phil does a great job teaching guitar. He is very patient and helpful. Excellent teacher!


Oslo Studios

Fantastic guitar instruction! Phil takes the student through the guitar, and each lesson continues the building blocks of understanding the guitar neck. Chords, chord shapes, sight reading, theory. . . Phil is very knowledgeable and patient. I would recommend the Oslo Studios approach for any guitarist of any level of skill. I’ve had a great experience, and will continue with lessons.

Ron Hedblad

New or Experienced

If you are new to the guitar – Oslo Studio’s is excellent! If you are experienced with the guitar – Oslo Studio’s is even better. As an experienced guitarist, he will take you to the next level you have been looking for without trying to change your whole style of playing. This is a rare talent most teachers do not possess.


A New Way to Look at Lessons

When I took lessons as a kid it was memorization and playing the 1st 5 frets on each string. It was so monotonous that I quit. I discovered Phil on a recommendation and signed up my then 9 year-old daughter. In a couple months, she knew more than I had learned in years of lessons. She is 14 now and writing her own music.I’m so happy with Phil’s method that my 8 year-old son started with him last month, on the guitar we bought for my daughter 5 years ago. I recommend Phil for guitarists of all ages and all skill levels!


Great Teacher

Phil takes an approach to teaching guitar that is unique to the guitar and not just the traditional approach that is piano based. If you truly want to learn guitar theory and how music works and how to apply it to your playing Phil is your man. I started with Phil when I was almost a complete beginner and through his teaching I understand a lot more about how music works than a lot of people that I have played with. You will not be disappointed.


Oslo Studios Review

I have taken lessons from other instructors and/or friends over the years, and have not learned nearly as much as the (just under) two years under Phil. Phil tailors the lessons to suit my overall needs and also keeps the lessons structured in a way that builds upon previous lessons. He mixes the “mandatory repetitive scales” in with songs and other exercises that helps a person get over the “wall” of learning. The environment Phil provides in excellent and allows you to focus on the lessons without distraction. Clean and friendly.


I have the confidence to play live now!

Phil teaches how to play guitar in such a way that the whole neck of the guitar becomes three dimensional. I can see notes unfold as I play solos. I am playing in a band at least once a month, and playing solo acoustically at least three times a week. Thanks to Phil and his methodology I understand music and guitar far more than I ever could have learned on my own.

Dale Hartman


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