I’m Adam Rafferty and I’ve been a guitar teacher and a touring guitarist since 1993. Let me help you get better at fingerstyle, blues and jazz guitar.
Have You Experienced The “Information Overload” Problem?
One of the biggest problems guitarists face today is information overload.
With all of the so-called “free” YouTube guitar lessons out there, you might think you have access to everything you’d ever need in order to become a great guitar player.
This is a HUGE mistake…and it’s not your fault!
Let me explain the “trap” that you have probably fallen into…
The 5 problems with “free” online guitar lessons (especially YouTube)
- PROBLEM 1: There’s so MUCH information available, that you think you can avoid private lessons and just “learn it all by yourself.”
- PROBLEM 2: The information is totally out of order. This makes steady progress impossible.
- PROBLEM 3: The information is not in a centralized place, so you spend most of your time hopping around in search of a lesson.
- PROBLEM 4: The algorithms care about addicting you, not teaching you, so they show you “popular” but useless lessons.
- PROBLEM 5: You have no teacher or coach guiding you and correcting you with individualized personal feedback – enabling bad habits to settle in.
After months of skipping around and watching YouTube lessons you finally realize…you haven’t actually learned anything.
How many hours have you spent staring at a screen like this?
Psst …It’s NOT Your Fault – I’ve Been There!
I know exactly how you feel.
As a young music student, I was in a similar situation as you are right now.
- I was 19 years old and trying to learn jazz guitar all by myself.
- I tried watching videos, buying jazz books and “learning licks”…nothing worked.
- After 2 years of trying to do it by myself, I still didn’t understand how to play jazz.
Here’s How It All Changed…
- I finally admitted to myself that I couldn’t figure it out alone.
- I went looking and found a teacher who “resonated” with me.
- I trusted that he could solve my problem.
- He was a master musician and got me on track.
- He had a step-by-step course of study planned out for me.
- He always knew what I needed to work on next.
- He gave me in-the-moment constructive feedback during our weekly lessons.
- I FINALLY stopped spending my time and energy “searching” and got down to learning, practicing, and improving.
And then I had my “AHA” moment:
Since 95% of my progress came from my relationship with my teacher, I knew needed to provide my students with a relationship and personal feedback – not just videos and pdfs!
Progress With a Teacher (95%)
Progress from Videos, Magazines & Books (5%)
Which is why I’m providing YOU direct access to me for coaching, along with video lessons covering my solo arrangements, blues, jazz and more…
Your Solution – Study With Adam
A structured, online learning platform to help take your guitar playing to the next level….
Real-Life Student Testimonials
Thank you, Adam for helping me – via a digital format – become not only a big fan, but, a far better and more polished guitar player. I thank you for all your hard work and sharing your talents to the world to become better guitar players and people. Keep pickin’!
The songs are beautifully put together, and taught in bite size pieces that enable one to progress towards learning the entire song.
Adam’s teaching style is such that it feels as if he is sitting in the room with you, walking you through the piece. I highly recommend these videos, it’s helped take my playing ability to a higher level.
Learning those pieces of music has really made me become FAN and from the moment, I realized that Adam’s teaching had started a beautiful process in me, I only wanted to play his arrangements.
His Funky Finger Stuff has highly infected my soul and I’m just loving it. It’s a great joy to study and play this style. The magic of it is that I get more into Adam’s realm of music, with each new song that I learn to play. At the same time it gives new insights in his teaching on all the previous work.
I would like to thank Adam for all the beautiful work he has done so far and it is my deepest wish that he will continue to do so and come out with much more of it (as soon as possible!) Sincerely,
He gives you all the tools needed right on his instructional videos.All you need to do is work at them and you will eventually be playing them,maybe not as clean and smooth right away but that’s where the consistent practice comes in.let’s face it,if we could all play as great as Adam we would be touring the world as well. He is one of the blessed and gifted one who gives generously of his time and talent in these great videos.
Now it’s just a matter of hard work to really get them down as many already have.Thank you Adam,for making these great videos to teach all of us who really love music!!!Many blessing to you!!! Sincerely,
Here’s How It Works…
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You’ll Get Guidance from a World Class Guitarist and Teacher
I’ll guide YOU and show you exactly how to improve your guitar skills.
You are unique – and I’ll suggest learning pathways and customize lessons just for you.
You’ll Get a Complete Fingerstyle Guitar Learning System
There’s more to learning guitar than just “putting your fingers where tabs show you.”
By following this proven framework, and getting personal feedback, you will reach new heights in your playing.
You’re Not In This Alone!
Study With Adam members come from all around the world.
Just log on, learn, grow and enjoy the most lively and supportive guitar community today.
Which Guitar Study Program Is Right For You?
Here’s What You’ll Get
You’ll love this perfect combination of home study, personal coaching and community contact.
Learn Anywhere, Anytime You Want…
You’ll get “members only” access to step-by-step video lessons for many of my original fingerstyle guitar compositions, concepts, and techniques in the Watch and Play ™ Lesson Library.
Need personal help learning a piece?
No problem — I’m here for you.
Get Personal Video Feedback on Your Guitar Playing
When you are ready you can upload videos to me for supportive, personal coaching – and get real results.
I’ll get a notification of your upload and respond to you personally with a one-on-one Video Feedback ™ Guitar Lesson.
Private coaching with me is finally available – right from your own home.
(This feature is available only to Pro Player Members)
Join the Community!
Discover how encouragement and a positive team spirit can enhance your learning.
You’ll learn from watching the other students, seeing my feedback, and even make new friends and jamming partners.
All members can have personal interaction with me via private check-ins and the monthly SWA community ZOOM calls.
Education can be expensive. But incorrect technique and wasting time will cost you more in the long run.
STUDY WITH ADAM
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What Students Are Saying…
These are from people just like you who are serious about improving their guitar playing.
“I first came across Adam Rafferty searching for “learning guitar.”
Adam´s playing appealed to me, and yet I learned even more from his approach, philosophy and attitude towards the instrument and towards music making and performance in general.
I have been a happy amateur guitar player all my life, and yet his insights gave me better habits.
It helped my focus on what is important, and I recommend his site to all my friends.”
“Every single thing you said really helped, and things started coming together immediately.
I can’t believe what improvement I’m seeing just from you pointing out a few screws to turn. It’s really starting to have that signature Adam Rafferty sound always manages to elude me. I love it!”
Aaron CarlinoNew Zealand
I just felt moved to drop you a line and say “thanks” for the individual advice and coaching you’ve given me so far.
You’ve gotten straight to the heart of what I need to work on to enjoy my own playing again.Activating that inner sense of rhythm and groove gets right to the core of my musical improvement.
I also love learning and playing your arrangements. Keep up the good work my friend.Best, Steve”
“After many years of playing guitar, I found myself in a creative funk and finally decided that lessons of some kind were badly needed.
In my dealings with Adam, I’ve also found a valuable bonus in tips and observations ranging from taking care of our hands, minds and instruments. I am very pleased and thankful to have found such a valuable wing-man as Adam Rafferty to set me back on the path!”
“I am a guitar teacher by trade. As a teacher, player, and lover of guitar music I have been influenced by Adam in tons of positive ways.
Adam’s talent extends as a teacher just as easily as his ability to create amazing music.
He is inviting, concise, and helps you build confidence as a player approaching his catalog.
If you are willing to put in the effort, he provides all the tools you need to feel successful, and he presents the information in a sincere, insightful, and fun way!”
“I have joined the StudywithAdam.com website and it is fantastic. I can recommend it with total enthusiasm.The video lessons are really high quality and Adam breaks each song into 5 – 7 shorter video segments.This helps keep me organized and working on a realistic goal.
I am already a fairly good player but I could easily see this site being beneficial for all levels of musicians.
Frankly, the hardest part of this is choosing which song to work on next.
John LIndWashington State, USA
“Adam you have and still are an inspiration for me. I love the lessons and I’m beginning to be able to play some of your tunes a little.
I’m getting a small drum for working on your Grove thing. My wife doesn’t want me using the top of her head for a drum. Go figure?
Your Major Triads, Close Position Version 1 has really been good for me. When I get my idea down I’ll vid it for you. It’s an easy little ditty I’m doing with it.
Just watching your other students has been refreshing for me. It’s just a great way to learn new stuff and help break very bad habits.
My very best regards,
T.W. FeltyConnecticut, USA
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