$35 per 30 Minute lesson

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$45 per 45 Minute lesson

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$55 per 60 Minute lesson

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About The Instructor

Chris Rupp is a Berklee alumnus and founder/instructor at the GuitArmy. He currently teaches live Zoom guitar lessons to students all over the world. He has taught more than 35,000 individual guitar lessons over the last 22 years. Chris earned his Bachelor's of Music degree from Berklee College of Music. Chris is also an online guitar course instructor to more than 30,000 students in more than 85 countries on Ultimate Guitar, Udemy , Skillshare, and GuitArmy.

Teaching Style

I tailor my lessons to achieve the goals of each student. My lessons are fun and relaxed. I like my students working from a book along with material that I provide. My goal as an instructor is to teach you the physical skills as well as the music theory information you need to achieve your goals. I find that if I teach very solid guitar skills to a student they are prepared to perform any music genre they come across. I like to teach the music theory behind the skills but I'm also very big on using and demonstrating those skills. I love teaching students the songs they wish to play. I also like to spend time on improvisation and creating music. Whether you're a total beginner, intermediate, advanced guitar player, songwriter, lead guitarist, etc. I can help make you a better guitar player. 

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Your lesson plan will be tailor made for what you are interested in learning. I can teach you from books or you can create your own path by choosing things you need to improve upon. Below is a list of some things I teach my students. 

scales: major, minor, modes, advanced scales, pentatonic scales, chord tones, arpeggios

music theory: understanding scales and how to use them to figure out your diatonic chords, improvise, write a melody, harmonize, etc.

sight reading: learning how to read music on the staff really helps you understand the vocabulary of music along with giving you the ability to read a piece of music

reading tablature: learn how to read guitar tablature and understand all of the symbols

rhythm studies: understanding how to strum properly and read rhythms

improvisation: learn how to solo like your favorite guitar players and create your own solos

chords: learning your open chords, barre chords, triads, seventh chords, other advanced chords.

songs: learn the songs you want to play

your choice: you can choose what you want to learn. you don't have to just learn the above topics. you can create your own areas of study so you get the most out of your lessons for your particular needs.

Social Media

Here's a link to my Tiktok channel where I have over 34,000 followers if you want to check it out: GuitArmy's Tiktok Channel

Here's a link to my YouTube channel if you want to check it out: GuitArmy YouTube Channel

Student reviews of lessons with GuitArmy/Chris Rupp

DECEMBER 9, 2020

Electric Guitar

George Martin

As a 70+ year old student, I enjoy the interaction with Chris; he has helped me overcome my fear of making mistakes. The pace of instruction meets my satisfaction..

DECEMBER 2, 2020

Acoustic Guitar

Luis Brown

Chris has a methodical plan for learning the Guitar and provides challenges to beginners, but he also is able to recognize that a student has some skills already and seamlessly worked that into the teaching plan.

I've taken ~5 lessons with Chris so far and seen meaningful progress in my guitar playing already. Chris' lessons are fun and flexible, catered to my own goals and timeline. He's also very patient and encouraging during the lessons. The thing I appreciate the most is that he's very thoughtful in giving out homework, making it manageable and enjoyable by mixing up the basic tasks (i.e. learning the notes on each string) with more fun tasks (i.e. playing along to a song). I plan to continue learning from Chris going forward, and would highly recommend him as a instructor for anyone!

Alison, Verified Student

OCTOBER 20, 2020

OCTOBER 16, 2020

Electric Guitar

Ryan Finley

Chris prepared a set of materials that supported my goals and fit the areas I needed to focus my practice!

When I was in my teenage years I took guitar lessons... that was about 15 years ago. I was super hesitant about taking lessons through zoom but with covid-19 I figured why not. Honestly, I am so glad I did and so glad I have Chris as my teacher. I have been stuck in a rut with my playing for years and I am learning so much. I took one lesson with Chris and instantly subscribed long term. I highly suggest anyone that is looking to get lessons to sign up with Chris.

OCTOBER 14, 2020

Electric Guitar


Very friendly and tailors his lessons to what you are looking to achieve. Already learning a lot after one lesson!

Corey, Verified Student

OCTOBER 6, 2020

I've played guitar for many years, but haven't studied seriously and have been stuck in a bit of a beginner/intermediate rut for a long time. I've taken a handful of classes with Chris already, and has been great at meeting me at my level and introducing the knowledge and fundamentals to build on what I already know, while also challenging me and showing me different approaches to playing. We've been working on singing/playing at the same time, as well as building knowledge about chords, rhythm, scales, positions, and a bit of theory. He's able to keep the content interesting and relatable and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Chris!

Elton Lin, Verified Student

September 9th, 2020

A great instructor, really knows his stuff! THANKS CHRIS!

Tyrone Carradine, Verified Student

July 30th, 2020

I always enjoy the classes. 10/10 would recommend.

Ariel, Verified Student

June 30th, 2020

Always has great tips to help me improve.

Ariel, Verified Student

June 19th, 2020

The class was engaging and Chris' experience as a teacher definitely shows. He is a great teacher.

Ariel, Verified Student

June 2nd, 2020

I grew up playing wind instruments and was always interested in learning the guitar but it was one instrument that always seemed a bit intimidating to me. I've only been doing this for about 2 months and Chris has made the process so much fun and I've already learned a ton! He's always willing to taylor things to what I need to spend a bit more time on and what I'd like to do while still getting in fundamentals. :) He's also very quick to email me my "to do" list for the week and links to additional content that may be helpful.

Tammie Heuck, Verified Student

I enjoy working with Chris and always come away with a sense of accomplishment from his lessons.

Mike Lockhart, Verified Student

January 24th, 2020

Chris Rupp is a terrific teacher. He's able to break things down for me in a way that makes sense and really accelerates my progress.

David Grand, Verified Student

January 17th, 2020

I've been doing lessons with Chris for awhile, and he is super talented. He is very patient with me, and answers all my questions. He explains lesson content thoroughly, and is very encouraging. You can tell he is passionate about music and teaching.

Erika Cisneros, Verified Student

December 11th, 2019

Chris is a fantastic teacher. he really knows his stuff and is able to comunicate it in a way that i understand. i have seen my skills jump very rapidly and the theory behind it makes sense where it didnt used to.

Aaron Baker, Verified Student

September 27th, 2019

Excellent blues lesson!

Timothy Baker, Verified Student

September 26th, 2019

Lesson went over allotted time to cover some things Chris wanted me to practice. I appreciate this because he took the time to review some important high notes when he didn't have to!

Verified Student

September 19th, 2019

Enjoyed my lesson with Chris. He's very encouraging, and adjusted the teaching to my needs.

Vamsee Kanchi, Verified Student

September 7th, 2019

A good chunk of material is covered with additional information provided to aide before the next lesson. Including personalized YouTube videos covering content you could not completely cover during the lesson, custom notes and coordination in-between lessons.

Verified Student

September 6th, 2019

Chris is an excellent teacher, patient, good communication and listening skills, with a strong passion for the subject matter - guitar! I have learned more from him in 3 lessons than I have learned going alone for the past few years. He provides materials to follow after each lesson, e.g chord charts, scale charts and tableture. All great resources for future use as well.

Timothy Baker, Verified Student

August 20th, 2019

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