Call Don at 860-659-8992 for scheduling. I am at 291 Wickham Rd. Glastonbury and have been serving students of all ages for 30 years. As of 1/1/20 my rate is $45 an hour or $30 for 1/2 hour lessons.  
Most of my students take guitar and voice together.  It is a lot easier  to learn guitar if you know and like the song you are trying to learn.  95% of people can sing!  Songs can be in one of 12 major keys (and minor keys too).  First we will identify your vocal range and then match the key to your song. Most songs have a range of about one octave and one or two more notes.  I can take any song on a CD and change the key to match your range.  We can then record the song on your cell phone for you to learn.  Lyrics and guitar chords are provided.  This is the fastest and best way to learn to sing and play a song.
For you history buffs here is a photo of the newest addition to the studio, an 1898 Edison Phonograph - the first "Ipod".
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   I spent the last 35 years performing as a one man band and 20 of those years (1979 -1989) creating and running the Connecticut Songwriters Association (CSA).  I can help you with writing songs and can record them for you.  CSA is a 501c-3 non profit and Bill Pere runs it now.  Go to  for details.  I also teach guitar, voice and harmonica at Manchester Community College's Continuing Ed Division and at Glastonbury Adult Ed.

 Here is a partial list of 444 new and old songs that I teach.  

                       Email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  860-659-8992

All Of Me

All my Trials

All Star


A Team

Amazing Grace

American Honey
American Pie

Another Sat. Nite

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baby Beluga
Bad Bad LeRoy Brown

Bad Day

Bad Blood
Bad Moon Rising
Before You Accuse Me

Blame It On Your Heart

Blank Space
Blowing In The Wind

Born In The USA
Born To Fly
Break Down Here

Brown Eyed Girl

Burning Gold

Bye Bye Love

Cat's In The Cradle

Changes In Latitudes

Chicken Fried

Cotton Fields
Country Roads


Day O
Delta Dawn


Do Wah Diddy

Don't Think Twice

Down By The Bay

Down By The River Side Dreidel Song

Eighteen Wheels

Everybody's Got Some-

Eyes Wide Open
Every Little Thing
Fall For You

Falling For You

Farmer In The Dell


Fifty Ways To Say Good-

Fight Song



Five Hundred Miles

Flowers Are Red

Follow Me

Friend Of The Devil

Friends In Low Places

Frosty The Snowman

Gambler (The)
Garden Song


Gilgarra Mountain

Ghost Riders

Glitter In The Air

God Bless America

Going To The Zoo

Grandma Got Run Over


Happy Birthday

Have You Ever Seen The  

Heads Caroline

Hello by Adele

Here Comes Santa

He's Got The Whole

Hey Good Looking

Hey Soul Sister
Hey There Delilah
Hokey Pokey

Hotel California

House Of Rising Sun
Hula Hoop
I Can See Clearly Now
I Don't Wanna Wait
If I Die Young

If You're Happy

I Hope You Dance

I Knew You Were Trouble

I'll Have To Say I Love 

I'm A Believer


I'm Just A Kid

I Miss You
I'm Only Me When I'm -

I'm Yours

I Never Told You

Independence Day

I Run To You
It's My Party
It's So Easy

It's Time
Itsy Bitsy Spider

I've Just Seen A Face

I Wanna Be Yours 

I Won't Back Down

I Won't Give Up

Jailhouse Rock

Jamaica Farewell

Jar Of Hearts

Jesus Take The Wheel

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bell Rock
Johnny B Goode

Joyful Joyful
Joy To The World
Kansas City
King Of The Road
Kum Ba Yah

Lasagna                        Leaving On A Jet Plane

Leave the Pieces

Let Her Go

Let It Be

Let It Go
Life's A Dance

Lion Sleeps Tonight
Little Bonnie Foo Foo

Little Do You Know

Little Drummer Boy

Live While We're Young

Lord I Hope This  Day Is
Looking Out My Back 

Love Someone

Love Story

Mama Mia

Mama Tried

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Me and Bobby McGee
Michael Row The Boat
Moon River

More We Get Together

Moves Like Jagger

Mr. Bojangles 

M.T.A. (Charlie on the)

My Favorite Things

My Life Would Suck

My Wild Irish Rose

Need You Now
Oh Susanna
Old Mac Donald
Old Time Rock and Roll
On The Road Again
On Top Of Spaghetti  
Our Song


Party In The USA
Peaceful Easy  Feeling



Piece Of My Heart
Proud Mary
Puff the Magic Dragon

Radio Active

Rambling Man

Rebel Rouser

Rhythm Of Love

Ring Of Fire


Rock Around The Clock

Rocking Around  The                   Christmas Tree

Rollin' In The Deep

Rose  (The)

Santa Claus Is Coming


Shake It Off

Shake My Sillys Out

She'll Be Coming Round

Silent Night

Six Little Ducks

Skin and Bones

Sloop John B
Small World

Solitary Man

Somewhere Over The - 

Smoke On The Water

Sparks Fly

Splish Splash

Stay Awake

Strawberry Wine

Step Off

Suds In The Bucket
Sunshine Go Away -

Sweet Caroline
Sweet Home Chicago

Swinging On A Star
Swing Life Away

Take It Easy

Take Me Out  Ball Game
Tequila Sunrise
That'll Be The Day

Thinking Out Loud
This Land Is Your Land
This Little Light Of Mine


Traveling Soldier


Turn Turn Turn

Twinkle Twinkle Little

Unchained Melody
Under The Boardwalk
Unicorn Song

Up On A Housetop

Wabash Cannon Ball

Wagon Wheel

Walk Don't Run


We Are The Dinosaurs

We Will Rock You
When Irish Eyes
When The Saints
When Will I Be Loved

Who Says You Can't Go
Wild One
Will You Still Love Me
With A Little Help From -

Words I Couldn't Say

Yankee Doodle

Yellow Submarine
You Are My Sunshine

You Belong With Me
You're A Grand Old Flag

You've Got To Hide Your                         Love Away
Your Mama Don't Dance


and dozens more