Live Guitar Courses with Daily Q&A - JamPlay Exclusive

Along with our pre-recorded guitar lessons, we also offer live guitar lessons in two different formats. Our weekly workshops are filmed in 4k and broadcasted live to you in 1080p! These workshops are task-based, focused lessons about a designated topic of guitar. Also, our Live Q&A offers open dialogue and discussion with our teachers.. for up to 8 hours a day. Get pro help, anytime in a live format with a JamPlay Membership.

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Live Guitar Courses

New for 2016 and 2017! These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week. We are bringing live, educational instruction into the next generation with this platform.

  • Structured Lessons in 1080p
  • Full Tabs and Guided Homework
  • Interact with the Instructor
  • Live Video Call-in Capability
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Daily Live Q&A

Have a question when taking one of our lessons? Wish you had instant access to a pro teacher at just about anytime? Our Live Q&A solves this problem with daily, live instruction from our teachers... streaming every day and available anytime.

  • 8+ hours of live sessions - daily
  • Live Help from Pro Instructors
  • Regular open mic nights
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Skill of the Week: Part 2

Skill of the Week: Part 2

10 Week Course - Starts on October 25th at 8pm EST

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As we all progress in our guitar playing journey, moving beyond “beginner status” becomes increasingly desirable. Even when maintaining a well-rounded practice routine and trying to create opportunities to stretch and grow with other musicians, we can sometimes feel ‘stuck’ in certain areas of our playing. Part two of this course is aimed at common areas that a good number of our members have expressed they wish they could be a little better at. Each week, we’ll take a good, hard look at how to improve upon some of these key areas in guitar playing. Come expecting to look at each of these subjects a bit differently than you may have seen them in the past. If you have an open mind, and a desire to see true change and improvement, then you’ll be well on your way to graduating from that ‘beginner status’ ball and chain in these areas!

Full Course Schedule

Switching Between Chords

10/25/2017 at 8pm EST

Practicing Scale Patterns

11/01/2017 at 8pm EST

Fret Hand Strength, Pick Hand Importance

11/08/2017 at 8pm EST

Staying Relaxed While Playing

11/29/2017 at 8pm EST

Training Your Ear

12/06/2017 at 8pm EST

Creating Cool Chords

12/13/2017 at 8pm EST

Creating Cool Chord Progressions

12/20/2017 at 8pm EST

Pick Hand Control

01/03/2018 at 8pm EST

Using a Metronome

01/10/2018 at 8pm EST

Creating Melody

01/17/2018 at 8pm EST


Modes Made Easy

Modes Made Easy

10 Week Course - Starts on October 25th at 6pm EST

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If you joined us for our Fretboard Roadmap live course, or you have experimented or improvised with scale patterns up and down the neck, this course is will seamlessly help make you comfortable with modes.

During Fretboard Roadmap, we experimented with scale patterns over different tonal centers and backing tracks, but we intentionally left out modal theory. Sometimes it is just better to play and let the rest work itself out.Now we’re going to take the playing and sounds used in Fretboard Roadmap and learn what makes them unique, and integrate the concept of modes.

Through this course, you’ll not only gain a solid understanding of modes in terms of scales, but also obtain the tools needed to hear and apply the right mode in the right musical situation. Though it's not necessary to have gone through the entire Fretboard Roadmap course, you’ll want to have a good working knowledge of 3-note-per-string scales and some solid experience jamming over backing tracks. If you’ve ever looked into modes and just thrown your hands up because it all looked too complicated, this is the course for you.We will show you how incredibly simple and straight-forward modal playing actually is!

Full Course Schedule

The Major Sounds

10/25/2017 at 6pm EST

The Minor Sounds

11/01/2017 at 6pm EST

Chords and Modes

11/08/2017 at 6pm EST

Basically Major Chord Progressions

11/29/2017 at 6pm EST

Basically Minor Chord Progressions

12/06/2017 at 6pm EST

Two Ways to Think

12/13/2017 at 6pm EST

Real Music and Modes

12/20/2017 at 6pm EST

From Mode to Mode

01/03/2018 at 6pm EST

Quick on Your Feet (and Fingers)

01/10/2018 at 6pm EST

Solid Foundation

01/17/2018 at 6pm EST


Speaking in Rhythms

Speaking in Rhythms

10 Week Course - Course is Complete. Archive Available.

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When most people think of guitar they think of soaring leads and masterful shredding. The reality is that most guitar playing is rhythmic in nature. Having a strong understanding of rhythm will make you a much better player!

Full Course Schedule

Your New Best Friend

08/08/2017 at 6pm EST

3/4 Time

08/15/2017 at 6pm EST

8th Notes

08/22/2017 at 6pm EST

Dotted Quarter, Tied Notes and Note Emphasis

08/29/2017 at 6pm EST

Syncopation

09/05/2017 at 6pm EST

16th Notes Intro

09/12/2017 at 6pm EST

Triplets

09/19/2017 at 6pm EST

6/8 and 12/8 Time

09/26/2017 at 6pm EST

Advanced 16th Notes

10/03/2017 at 6pm EST

Improving Your Game

10/10/2017 at 6pm EST


Creative Boost for Beginners

Creative Boost for Beginners

10 Week Course - Course is Complete. Archive Available.

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Are you a new guitar player and feeling like you are stuck in a rut? This can be one of the toughest stages of guitar playing to breakout of, unless of course you have help. And help is exactly what we have to offer.

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Better Chord Voicings

07/07/2017 at 6pm EST

Tasty Pentatonic Tricks

07/14/2017 at 6pm EST

Improving Musicality

07/21/2017 at 6pm EST

Musical Confidence & Rhythm

07/28/2017 at 6pm EST

Finding New Ideas

08/04/2017 at 6pm EST

Working With Time

08/11/2017 at 6pm EST

Inner Ear Development

08/18/2017 at 6pm EST

Making Up Patterns

08/25/2017 at 6pm EST

Efficiency Driven

09/01/2017 at 6pm EST

Creative Limitations

09/08/2017 at 6pm EST


Funk Focus

Funk Focus

10 Week Course - Course is Complete. Archive Available.

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From the moment Funk exploded on to the world stage in the 1960’s, it has gone on to influence the styles of guitarists not only in the specific genre of funk, but also in Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul etc. From Hendrix and Miles Davis, to Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, there’s no escaping the Funk. In this 10 week course, Dave Brown will condense the styles of Funk’s greatest guitar players into custom grooves as he fills in the background story of how they came on to the scene.

Full Course Schedule

James Brown

06/20/2017 at 8pm EST

Parliament Funkadelic

06/27/2017 at 8pm EST

Sly And The Family Stone

07/11/2017 at 8pm EST

Isley Brothers

07/25/2017 at 8pm EST

Curtis Mayfield

08/01/2017 at 8pm EST

Meters - Leo Nocentelli

08/08/2017 at 8pm EST

Nile Rodgers Legacy

08/15/2017 at 8pm EST

Michael Jackson

08/22/2017 at 8pm EST

Prince

08/29/2017 at 8pm EST

Vulfpeck

09/05/2017 at 8pm EST


Archived Courses - Ready with Tabs & Guided Practice

Miss one of our courses? No problem... we archive all live courses for you to review and take at anytime. Each course comes with full tabs, backing tracks (where necessary), and even a pre-recorded guided practice routine. Learn more about our past courses below, and get instant access to all courses with a full JamPlay Membership.

Creation Beyond Imitation Guitar Course COMPLETED May 2017 - Archive Available

You'll discover how to emulate some of your favorite songs from the 1970’s, and will also learn how to create your own song "In The Style of" the music that you’ve grown to love.

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Fretboard Roadmap Guitar Course COMPLETED April 2017 - Archive Available

With this course you will understand the true power of 3-on-a-string scales. They will help you map out and use your entire neck, train your ear, build your technique and best of all: have fun.

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Skill of the Week Guitar Course COMPLETED March 2017 - Archive Available

Each week we will take a look at a highly-desired skill and work towards getting just a little bit better at it. Strumming, alternate picking, soloing and even the best method to learn songs, we cover it all.

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Expressive Acoustic Guitar Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2017 - Archive Available

Feeling stuck with your playing, or simply getting bored just strumming the same songs, the same way? In this course we will explore how to make your guitar playing more compelling.

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Pentatonic Personalities Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2017 - Archive Available

You know the pentatonic scale, right? It's time to find out how powerful it is. We will look at the style of a 10 artists and how they used the scale. We will have JamTracks, hot licks and lots of info.

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Play and Sing Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2017 - Archive Available

In this series we’ll show you how to play and sing together. You might be surprised how far just a few basic skills will get you. Once the basics are taught, we will move on to more advanced techniques.

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JamTracks: More Fun, Less Theory Guitar Course COMPLETED February 2017 - Archive Available

Every single week we will serve up a new JamTrack and talk about how to effectively jam along with it. We will learn a new scale pattern and start jamming with it, immediately. This is all about fun.

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Pentatonic Precision Guitar Course COMPLETED December 2016 - Archive Available

The first scale pattern you learned was probably pentatonic. What you probably never learned was the immense power it offers. Come see how much you can play by learning one simple pattern.

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Effortless Effects Guitar Course COMPLETED January 2017 - Archive Available

This 10 week live course with Chris Liepe is going to show you how and where to use effects. We’ll go over effect order, gain stacking, using multi effects, effects loops, mics and more!

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Simple Songcrafting Guitar Course COMPLETED October 2016 - Archive Available

Writing a song is the ultimate expression of creativity on the guitar. Anyone of any skill level can write one! Justin will go through all of the crucial songwriting skills and break them down one by one.

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Phrase Like a Pro Guitar Course COMPLETED October 2016 - Archive Available

Ready to stop playing scales and start playing music? This course with David Isaacs will teach you how to play proper lead, make every note count and start phrasing like a pro.

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Stamina Building Bootcamp Guitar Course COMPLETED October 2016 - Archive Available

It's time to stop making excuses and finally get your stamina and accuracy up to speed! David will walk you through 10 weeks of exercises designed to improve your picking.

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Solo Over Any Song Guitar Course COMPLETED October 2016 - Archive Available

Want to learn how to solo over any song in existence? This is the course for you! Nomad will dissect his approach to playing lead and have you jamming with your favorite songs fast.

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Rock Rut Busters Guitar Course COMPLETED September 2016 - Archive Available

Stuck in your electric guitar journey? This 3-day live course covers everything from breaking out of boring power chords, to interchanging ideas for licks and lead play. Don't miss it!

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Achievable Fingerstyle Composition Guitar Course COMPLETED September 2016 - Archive Available

In this stunning 8-week course you will learn how to build your own fingerstyle arrangement of a song from beginning to end. Perfect for new fingerstyle players and pros alike.

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Guitar 104 Guitar Course COMPLETED September 2016 - Archive Available

This six week session is all about bringing scales and chords together in a useful and musical way. Join us to make your rhythm playing more interesting and play along with amazing tracks!

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Thumb IQ Guitar Course COMPLETED September 2016 - Archive Available

Thumb IQ is a 3 day, intensive workshop all about getting the most out of your thumb and taking your fingerpicking to the next level. Don will teach portions of 3 of his songs and unlock your latent potential.

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Tab Killer Guitar Course COMPLETED September 2016 - Archive Available

Imagine being able to learn songs by ear and no longer be dependent on random internet tabs. In this 10 week course Andy will get you well on your way by teaching you proper methods for ear training.

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Rock Guitar Accelerator Guitar Course COMPLETED August 2016 - Archive Available

A 3 day workshop that will accelerate your rock playing. Learn how to practice, beef up your chord changes, and learn riffs that will have you sounding like a pro!

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Basic Guitar Live Course Completed 3/9/2016 - Archive Available

Chris Liepe leads "Guitar 101" as if you just picked up the guitar for the first time. This 10 week course is designed to get you up to speed quickly, and even playing your first song with confidence.

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Music Theory 101 Live Course Completed 2/29/2016 - Archive Available

David Wallimann teaches beginner music theory. To make your music come alive and develop your own music personality, you must understand the instrument. That's what this course is all about.

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Basic Guitar Live Course 2 Completed 5/26/2016 - Archive Available

Chris Liepe returns with "Guitar 102". This six-week module is largely focused on chords. We're going to cover, the minors, power chords, barre chords and spend a lot of time looking at chord progressions.

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Live Blues Guitar Course Completed 4/7/2016 - Archive Available

Learn the basics of Blues, and then see how extremely simple ideas from classic Blues players have influenced modern, more contemporary players. Features ideas from Blues greats!

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Basic Guitar Live Course Completed 8/25/2016 - Archive Available

These next six weeks are going to get you comfortably moving around the neck using simple scale patterns and using your ears in a whole new way. That's right, we're going to start learning how to improvise!

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UNCAGED with Ian Argys Completed 7/26/2016 - Archive Available

The CAGED system is a simple, elegant way to unlock the entire fretboard of your guitar. You'll never be lost trying to find a particular chord, scale or note again after mastering this technique.

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Pentatonic Mastery Live Course Completed 6/20/2016 - Archive Available

Memorizing the pentatonic scale, and learning how to use it in a fluid and musical manor are two completely different skills. The focus is all about how to use the scale across the entire fretboard.

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Lead/Solo Melodic Live Course Completed 4/12/2016 - Archive Available

Bring out your inner melody in the easiest way possible. Forget learning theory or memorizing hundreds of patterns. This course focuses on the nuts and bolts that can inject flavor and style into your playing.

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Bluegrass Live Course Completed 2/23/2016 - Archive Available

Tyler Grant brings you 7 weeks of expert Bluegrass instruction. Tyler will begin with basic Bluegrass rhythm and quickly move to learning your first Bluegrass songs... complete with JamTracks and tabs.

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Live Q&A Information and Schedule

Have a question when taking one of our lessons? Wish you had instant access to a pro teacher at just about anytime? Our Live Q&A solves this problem with daily, live instruction from our teachers. Unlike the Weekly Workshops, this is a more general use live platform for general discussions, help with any student issues, or just generally debauchery to kill some time at work (but don't tell your boss!).

  • JamChat
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Daniel Gilbert Fri, Dec 15th at 8:00 PM 0 hours, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Dec 16th at 10:00 AM 14 hours, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Dec 16th at 12:00 PM 16 hours, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Dec 16th at 2:00 PM 18 hours, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sat, Dec 16th at 8:00 PM 1 day, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Sun, Dec 17th at 12:00 PM 1 day, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Sun, Dec 17th at 2:00 PM 1 day, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sun, Dec 17th at 4:00 PM 1 day, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sun, Dec 17th at 4:00 PM 1 day, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Mon, Dec 18th at 10:00 AM 2 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Dec 18th at 12:00 PM 2 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, Dec 18th at 2:00 PM 2 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Dec 18th at 4:00 PM 2 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Stuart Ziff Mon, Dec 18th at 6:00 PM 2 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Mon, Dec 18th at 10:00 PM 3 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Dec 19th at 10:00 AM 3 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Lisa Pursell Tue, Dec 19th at 12:00 PM 3 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Dec 19th at 2:00 PM 3 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Tue, Dec 19th at 4:00 PM 3 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Jim Deeming Tue, Dec 19th at 9:00 PM 4 days, 1 hour 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Dec 19th at 11:00 PM 4 days, 3 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, Dec 20th at 10:00 AM 4 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, Dec 20th at 12:00 PM 4 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Pamela Goldsmith Wed, Dec 20th at 2:00 PM 4 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, Dec 20th at 4:00 PM 4 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Wed, Dec 20th at 10:00 PM 5 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Thu, Dec 21st at 10:00 AM 5 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Thu, Dec 21st at 12:00 PM 5 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, Dec 21st at 2:00 PM 5 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Thu, Dec 21st at 4:00 PM 5 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eve Goldberg Thu, Dec 21st at 8:00 PM 6 days, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Stuart Ziff Thu, Dec 21st at 10:00 PM 6 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Dec 22nd at 12:00 AM 6 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Miche Fambro Fri, Dec 22nd at 10:00 AM 6 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Fri, Dec 22nd at 12:00 PM 6 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Austin Filingo Fri, Dec 22nd at 2:00 PM 6 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, Dec 22nd at 8:00 PM 7 days, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Dec 23rd at 10:00 AM 7 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Dec 23rd at 12:00 PM 7 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Dec 23rd at 2:00 PM 7 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sat, Dec 23rd at 8:00 PM 8 days, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Sun, Dec 24th at 12:00 PM 8 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Sun, Dec 24th at 2:00 PM 8 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sun, Dec 24th at 4:00 PM 8 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sun, Dec 24th at 4:00 PM 8 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Dec 25th at 12:00 PM 9 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, Dec 25th at 2:00 PM 9 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Dec 25th at 4:00 PM 9 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Stuart Ziff Mon, Dec 25th at 6:00 PM 9 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Mon, Dec 25th at 10:00 PM 10 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Dec 26th at 10:00 AM 10 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Lisa Pursell Tue, Dec 26th at 12:00 PM 10 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Dec 26th at 2:00 PM 10 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Tue, Dec 26th at 4:00 PM 10 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Jim Deeming Tue, Dec 26th at 9:00 PM 11 days, 1 hour 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Dec 26th at 11:00 PM 11 days, 3 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, Dec 27th at 10:00 AM 11 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, Dec 27th at 12:00 PM 11 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Pamela Goldsmith Wed, Dec 27th at 2:00 PM 11 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, Dec 27th at 4:00 PM 11 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Wed, Dec 27th at 10:00 PM 12 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Thu, Dec 28th at 12:00 PM 12 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, Dec 28th at 2:00 PM 12 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Thu, Dec 28th at 4:00 PM 12 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eve Goldberg Thu, Dec 28th at 8:00 PM 13 days, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Stuart Ziff Thu, Dec 28th at 10:00 PM 13 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Dec 29th at 12:00 AM 13 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Miche Fambro Fri, Dec 29th at 10:00 AM 13 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Fri, Dec 29th at 12:00 PM 13 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Austin Filingo Fri, Dec 29th at 2:00 PM 13 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, Dec 29th at 8:00 PM 14 days, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Dec 30th at 10:00 AM 14 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Dec 30th at 12:00 PM 14 days, 16 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Dec 30th at 2:00 PM 14 days, 18 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sat, Dec 30th at 8:00 PM 15 days, 21 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
...and many, many more. You get the point. If you need live instruction, it's all yours!!

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