About

Welcome to our About page......let me tell you what we are about...

First, we are about exposing the "Dirty Little Secret of Guitar Instruction". What is that dirty little secret?

Watch this video and find out!

These students have been trying to learn to play guitar for decades - using every kind of method out there. 
Listen to their real life stories....
Guitar Principles is the TRUTH about learning guitar. It is the guitar instruction you've been searching for!
Here is the TRUTH about learning guitar.............

 Most guitar students fail to learn to play guitar!...sad, but true.

 * The people that learn to play soon get stuck and go for years and decades without getting any better!

These are the fundamental facts of guitar education that Guitar Principles addresses. 

The Good News!

After exposing the "Dirty Little Secret of Guitar Instruction"......We give you the answer to all the guitar problems you have had  for so many years! 

This book has changed the lives of thousands of guitar players!

"The Principles" is the only guitar method based on the scientific principles of how muscles learn movements.

Because it is scientific, it works for everyone!  

Jamie Andreas

Jamie Andreas

In 1998 I wrote "The Principles of  Correct Practice For Guitar". After 25 years of research into why people had trouble learning the guitar, I created a system for learning guitar that worked for everyone. 

Shortly after publication, students began to fly to me from around the world, looking for the answers they had been seeking for years. They found them. 

I have been teaching guitar to every type of person, in every style of music, for 45 years. From 5 to 85, I've taught thousands, and I've seen it all

And the one thing I have seen over and over is people who have been trying to play for years, even decades, and they still can't play anything well. They can't play without breaking down, so they can't make music. 

The other thing I see over and over is people who can play, but they haven't gotten any better in years, even decades. Every time they try to play something more advanced, they run into the same problems, and are stopped in their tracks.

What I have done is this: I have found out why people struggle with guitar, and I have invented a method that makes it possible for anyone to learn guitar, and keep getting better - that is it in a nutshell.

I fix guitar players!

Guitar PrinciplesGuitar Principles is the guitar instruction you've been looking for - but didn't think existed.

Think of me as "The Guitar Doctor!

 I fix guitar players. I heal their playing problems and make them happy, growing, "making music" guitar players!

Watch how I turned this struggling guitar student from someone who could NOT play the tricky guitar parts in "Fast Car"..............to someone that could!

Ready to see how good YOU can really be on guitar?

Jamie Andreas

Take on online lesson with Jamie and change your guitar playing life instantly!

Get "The Principles" now, and start learning everything you never knew about playing guitar!


Take lessons directly from Jamie!

The 4 Key Areas Jamie Focuses with her students:

  • Show students how to practice correctly for effective results from time spent.
  • Teach students how to solve specific technical problems they are having, such as troubles with speed, strumming, accuracy, chord changes, etc.
  • Organize students practice to fit their level and goals, making sure all key areas are covered.
  • Develop students as a musician, making sure the student has the emotional involvement with their music that a musician must have, as well as the mental understanding of the music they are playing.

"I invite anyone and everyone, regardless of level or style, to come to me for lessons and fulfill your guitar playing dreams. It's always been a great pleasure for me to lead lovers of the guitar to the fulfillment of their dreams with the instrument. In fact, The Principles came into being because of my lifelong commitment to make it possible for anyone to play the guitar who sincerely wants to."..Jamie


This player needs "The Principles"!

This player needs "The Principles"!

Are you frustrated by lack of progress?

We turn struggling guitar students into happy guitar players!
How? 

By giving you the fundamental finger training that all other methods and lessons don't!

Practicing but not getting better? We show you how to get solid results from every practice session.

Guitar playing going okay? We give you the tools to be better than you ever thought possible!

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Kier Guitar Principles Student

Super Excited About Practice!

I've recently started using "The Principles". I'm absolutely loving it so far. Your approach lines up perfectly with what I have learned in the past from meditation, yoga and lifting weights and seeing all the parallels is incredible and convinces me that your method will work for me.

I've been in a rut for a while, now I'm super excited about practice!

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David Pike Guitarist - Performer

Jamie is the only instructor who teaches the physical ability to play guitar!

Folks, it’s absolutely true that Jamie is the only instructor who teaches the physical ability to play guitar. Except for those teachers who are wise enough to use Jamie’s method, I suppose.

I look around at the state of instruction for guitar, and I only find one person out of all guitar educators, who bases instruction on the science of producing sound, the biomechanics of doing it, and the neurology of learning to do it well. Jamie Andreas, of course. I just don't understand how out of 7 billion of us, only one has recognized the need to understand how our bodies and brains work, and how to apply that to playing and teaching guitar.......David Pike, guitarist

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William Rustrum Professional Guitarist & Teacher

I'm living proof that Jamie's Methods Work

Jamie's work is so incredibly unique and necessary. As a professional musician and music educator, I'm living proof that what Jamie teaches is completely valid, and it works!

If someone only cares about the chords or notes of a song, geez they don't need to pay me or any other teacher. Use Google and find that info for free. But "how" to play these things? Much different story, and Jamie is THE master at this!

The Guitar Principles Story

Hi, I'm Jamie Andreas. I started playing guitar at age 14, by 17 I was giving concerts and teaching guitar. The first thing I noticed when I began teaching was that I was a terrible teacher! How did I know this? Because although I played pretty well, most of my students were struggling, they could NOT learn guitar as easily as I did.

I was so upset at taking people's money and not turning them into guitar players (which is what they were paying for!) that I quit teaching. When I returned to teaching a few years later, I had a new mission - I was going to figure out a system that worked for everybody, a teaching method that would make anyone who used it a REAL guitar player.

25 Years Of Research​

It took 25 years to create this system, 25 years of teaching all styles of guitar to all ages and levels of students, from 5 years old to 85 years old. I spent years studying certain subjects that are vital to training fingers to play guitar - anatomy, motor control learning, yoga and tai chi to name a few. Finally, I developed a foolproof system of practice approaches and finger development exercises that - to the great satisfaction of myself and all of my students - worked for everyone!

In my research, I noticed that existing guitar methods merely give you content..they show you WHAT guitar players do. I noticed that most guitar teachers merely demonstrated good playing to their students, over and over, and hoped the student would be able to do it too. This teaching method works - for about 1% of the population! I wanted to be successful with 100% of my students!

Jamie Andreas holding the Principles of Correct Practice For GuitarJamie Andreas holding the Principles of Correct Practice For Guitar

Jamie Andreas holding the Principles of Correct Practice For Guitar

“I realized that guitar students did not know the "invisible" details of body mechanics involved in guitar playing that good players take for granted.

They did not know how to practice in a way that allowed the hands and body to gradually adapt to the new and unusual demands that guitar playing places upon us. 

Instead, their practice habits created deadly muscle tension that locked into the body which either prevented or limited all future progress."

When you know how to practice so that your fingers REALLY learn the movements, and when you learn the secrets details of finger movement that other guitar lessons never tell you........you will FINALLY be able to learn, master and PLAY all of that wonderful music that has been piling up on the shelf all these years!

   Most guitar methods merely give you content..they show you WHAT guitar players do. They do not teach you how to train yourself to do it too! That is where Guitar Principles is different.

Before GuitarPrinciples, there was no step by step method for students to follow that absolutely guaranteed success by showing not just the notes they needed to play, but how to train their fingers to play those notes! Before GuitarPrinciples, some people managed to "get it", and many people didn't, and gave up in frustration.

Show Me HOW To Get MY Fingers To Do It!

In my research, I noticed that existing guitar methods merely give you content..they show you WHAT guitar players do. I noticed that most guitar teachers merely demonstrated good playing to their students, over and over, and hoped the student would be able to do it too. This teaching method works - for about 1% of the population! I wanted to be successful with 100% of my students!

   Most guitar methods merely give you content..they show you WHAT guitar players do. They do not teach you how to train yourself to do it too! That is where Guitar Principles is different.

Before GuitarPrinciples, there was no step by step method for students to follow that absolutely guaranteed success by showing not just the notes they needed to play, but how to train their fingers to play those notes! Before GuitarPrinciples, some people managed to "get it", and many people didn't, and gave up in frustration.

Mission Accomplished!

I am so happy to tell you that my mission was successful. Thousands of students around the world have testified to this fact - from beginners to long time players, from strummers to shredders, all of them have found the key to success and continuous improvement using "The Guitar Principles Path To Guitar Mastery".  

No matter how long you have struggled to learn guitar, no matter how long you have been stuck at the same playing plateau, Guitar Principles will give you the knowledge and training you need to become the guitar player you always wanted to be. You will be amazed by what you will learn, and you will wonder why no one ever told you before! 

If you feel like you are not making the progress on guitar that you should - "The Principles of Correct Practice For Guitar" (the beginning of the Path) is what you are missing!

Your chances of...

Learning To Play Whole Songs Easily,
Get Results From Practice,
and
Reach Your Full Potential On Guitar.

15%
YouTube Lessons
100%
Using The PRINCIPLES Along With All Other Lessons
25%
In Person Lessons

Got Questions?

”Do you have any questions about how to break through your guitar playing problems? No matter if you are a beginner or long time player, a strummer or a rocker, everyone gets stuck. We know how to get you moving forward fast! I want to help you become the guitar player you want to be, so please ask me any questions you have about how to solve whatever problems are holding you back on guitar." - Jamie Andreas

The GuitarPrinciples Mission Statement

"To enable anyone who wishes to play the guitar to be able to do so, and to enable anyone who already plays to get to their next level of ability.

This is done by teaching the student the "The Principles Of Correct Practice For Guitar"

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!​​​​

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