Case Studies

Andrew Bennett

When we started, Dick did an assessment of where I was in my talent, and from there we started learning more than just guitar. He was teaching me about theory and was giving me the “why” behind the playing. I was very pleased to gain this knowledge, especially because I knew that it was rare to know without studying formerly at a university.
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Ben Rector

I was scared that the creativity I had would disappear when I peeked behind the curtain of how it worked. However, I committed to learning theory and Dick Jr.’s system. While it was incredibly challenging, it was also incredibly rewarding and has benefited me greatly in my career as a musician. Read the full case study.

Nick Morgan

I know I’m going to keep on getting better and better; there’s no one stopping me except for myself. I hope to be able to make a living from the guitar, and I’m 100% positive I will be able to do that with Dick as my teacher. Read the full case study.

Eric Lander

My playing is completely different now. Take my playing three years ago and spin it 180 degrees. I used to have no idea what I was doing. I did what just sounded good to my ear, and now I understand what is happening, and I am able to recognize which tones work with my ear and which don’t, and I can base my music off of the understanding of these tones. My playing sounds much more lyrical, and it has a mature quality to it that sounds much more professional than it used to. Read the full case study.

Adam Polk

I went from viewing guitar as a hobby, to being well on my way to being a legitimate performer with a deep understanding of music theory. I am a much better player and singer thanks to Dick Gordon, Jr. and I hope that I continue to have the opportunity to work with him for many years to come. Read the full case study.