Guitar Lessons

Basic Guitar  · Classical Guitar · Jazz Guitar · Rock Guitar · Bluegrass Guitar · Folk Guitar , Blues Guitar and Country chicken picking.

Rich Bischoff teaches private guitar instruction to beginning, intermediate, and advanced level students of all ages.

In addition to learning basic guitar which involves chords, strumming and finger picking patterns, simple songs, and reading music, students can also receive expert instruction in styles such as fingerstyle, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, classic rock, rockabilly, country chicken picking, shred, 80’s metal and more.

As well as teaching guitar, Rich also teaches ukulele and bass guitar, he is an accomplished performer and songwriter who can teach you basic songwriting techniques and give performance advice.


Below are examples of the kinds of styles of guitar you will learn through guitar lessons.

Acoustic Guitar

Blues Guitar

Country guitar:

Jazz Guitar

Rock Guitar

More Rock Guitar

Even More Rock Guitar

Song Writing and Performance

Payment & Policies

Lessons consist of one private 30 minute lesson per week held at the same day and time each week. Arrangements can also be made for hour lessons.  Lessons are scheduled by the month with payment based on a 4 or 5 week calendar. Advance payment reserves the day and time of your lessons each month.

Lessons are paid by the month, at the first of each month. Payment is a set amount regardless of how many lessons are in the month. One month’s payment is due upon scheduling (prorated if starting mid-month). Payment is non-refundable.  Payment for lessons must be made by the last day of each month to guarantee your lesson time for the next month’s schedule.  No refunds, make-ups, or credit will be issued for missed or discontinued lessons after they are scheduled.

Payment is the same from month to month (based on 4 or 5 weeks) regardless of missed lessons, sick days, or vacations. You will not be charged however, for national holidays when Rich is not teaching.  These typically include Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

In months June-August you do have the option to use two vacation days without being charged or losing your lesson time. These vacation days must be scheduled at the time of payment. Unscheduled missed lessons may not count for this vacation day.

Because Rich is also performing for private events and concerts, he will occasionally have to cancel lessons for these performances. For canceled lessons in a 4 lesson month, you will be credited. If the cancellation falls in a 5 lesson month payment remains the same.

Students may pay by cash or check payable to Rich Bischoff or Venmo.

Video Lessons

Skype or video is great way to take lessons with Rich over a long distance no matter where you are in the world. Call me, we can set it up!

Contact: 435-720-3345



Frequently Asked Questions

“Hey Rich, what kind of guitar should I get my 6-8 year old to start on.”

There are several options. But honestly you will want to spend a little money on a quality instrument, one that is going to make it enjoyable for your child to play. “but Rich I will buy him/her a good instrument if and when they continue playing.”  Wrong! If you purchase an instrument that is hard to play and wont stay in tune, they wont enjoy it and may never get to the “continue playing” point.  May I suggest the Baby Taylor and Martin small to mid sized guitars. Not only will your child love this type of guitar but in the long run, these are quality instruments that will last. To many times have I had young students show up to lessons with an instrument that will not stay in tune and with the strings so high off the fret board that even I have a hard time playing it. So do yourself a favor spend a little extra for yourself or your child and buy a quality instrument.

“Rich, should my child begin learning the guitar on the electric or acoustic guitar?”

That is really a personal choice. You need to consider that with the electric guitar, it needs to be plugged into an amp and is generally louder. With the electric you also will have to purchase a chord to plug into the amp. The acoustic guitar is quieter, and your student will be learning more acoustic based music if they come to lessons with an acoustic guitar. With the electric guitar your student will be learning more styles like blues, country, rock, jazz etc.. I should also say that some electric guitars are easier to play, but again either route you take, make sure you get something quality.

“How long will it take to get to a level where I am playing songs, and making it look easy?”

That is entirely up to you. If I can say something and then say it again. Practice Practice Practice Practice! Did I say practice? To get to the level where you are making the guitar look easy to play, it takes…. well… practice, repetition etc.  Some are born with that little extra talent and make progress quickly, but I have not seen anybody, who puts in the time, make great progress and have seen their enjoyment of the guitar increase with the work they put into it.