The 10 Types of Guitar Teachers

“The Noisemaker,” “the Rage Quit,” “the Nice Guy”… we’ve all had our share of interesting guitar teachers over the years. Here, musician Nik Nocturnal runs through the most notorious teacher archetypes.

“Not all guitar teachers are like this,” Nocturnal, a guitar teacher himself, clarifies at the end.  “But I’m sure as guitarists we’ve all encountered one that is one of these styles.”

He also points out that he’s available for lessons, and can be reached at Hopefully, Nik’s he’s not the “Dude, it’s easy” type of instructor…

For more Nik Nocturnal videos, check out his official YouTube channel.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.