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1 Guitar lesson

4 guitar lessons

1 Songwriting instruction lesson

4 Songwriting Instruction lessons

Co-writing package

Band Coaching Rehearsal

Private lessons

I offer private, in-person lessons in the Southern California (Orange County) area. I can also do video conference lessons over the internet through FaceTime (no skype).

Guitar lessons

I teach guitar for all ages and all levels from beginner to advanced. I can teach all styles, but my forte is rock and blues. I would be a good teacher for you if you are looking to learn any of the following: 

- How to hold the guitar, play basic chords, play songs, how to strum, etc. (Beginner)

- How to play barre chords, solo using basic scales, soloing technique, understand chord progressions and basic theory, etc. (Intermediate) 

- How to play triad inversions across the whole fretboard, extended chord voicings, know all the modes across the whole fretboard and how to use them, analyze songs and solos, blues progressions and how to solo over them, etc. (Advanced)

Guitar lessons are 60 minutes and can be arranged weekly, bi-weekly, or even as a one-time deal. A $20 discount is offered for students who pay for 4 lessons in advance. 


 Songwriting is a skill that is crucial to being a good artist or producer. It's also a career path itself. It's arguably the most important thing in music.

I teach songwriting to all ages and all levels of songwriters from students who don't even know where to start and have never written a song before, to students who have been writing for years and want to get to the next level. I offer a couple of different packages for songwriting. 

SONGWRITING INSTRUCTION - These are just like guitar lessons. They are 60 minute lessons in which the student is taught what goes into a good song and how to use things like melody, rhythm, lyrics, etc. A $20 discount is offered to students who pay for 4 lessons in advance. 

CO-WRITING PACKAGE - This is a package of 4, 60 minute lessons in which I will help a student complete a song they have been working on, or create a complete song from the ground up, lyrics and all. Songwriting credit will be split evenly between the student and myself, and a contract of songwriting credit will be signed by both parties. If the student is under 18, the students legal guardian will have to sign the contract.  

band coaching

Band coaching is a service I offer to bands of all styles and ages. If you are a teenager in a band that's getting ready for Battle of the Bands, an up and coming rock band, or adults trying to get a cover band together, band coaching is a way for you to learn the ins and outs of how to sound good together, how to play on stage, how to play to your strengths, how to arrange a setlist, etc.

Band coaching is offered as a one-time, 2 hour "rehearsal." Rehearsal space must be provided by the band, and any costs associated with space rental will be incurred by the band. 


A 24 hour notice is required to cancel a lesson or band coaching rehearsal. If you cancel with at least 24 hours of notice, you will be able to reschedule the lesson. If you do not cancel the lesson within 24 hours, or simply don't show up to the lesson, you will not be able to reschedule the lesson and you will not be able to get your money back. This policy is in place to protect my time from last minute cancellations. 

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at johnnyoskam@gmail.com. 

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