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ABOUT THE TRUEFIRE SHERPA STUDENT PLAN
Get personalized one-on-one instruction from top guitar educators in TrueFire's online classrooms - on your schedule, at your pace, anytime, anywhere in the world.
Ideal for any age or level of guitar player who is not satisfied with the progress they are making on their own and does not have convenient access to quality guitar instruction.
Top Educators Guide Your Path
While TrueFire's technology and online tools make it all possible, the "secret ingredient" behind this unique learning experience is really all about the quality and range of instructors.
The Sherpa faculty is a cherry-picked group of top educators with pedigrees a mile long and hundreds of books and courses to their collective credit. Browse by instructor or classroom to learn more.
Video, Audio & Text Communication Tools
More powerful than email and text messaging, yet just as easy to use, TrueFire's video and audio communication tools keep you and your instructor connected in a highly convenient, efficient and personal way. No wasted time, no scheduling conflicts, no stage fright, no hassles.
You can "see" and "hear" the instructor's personalized video lessons on your own timetable. Likewise, the instructor can "see" and "hear" your video work assignments to assess your progress and provide you with specific feedback, video instruction and new lesson plans.
Interact with Students & Discussion Feeds
While your personalized lessons are private sessions between just you and the instructor, you can also communicate and interact with other students studying under your Sherpa Instructor.
Dozens of lesson discussion feeds allow you to share tips, insight and foster camaraderie, all of which further enhance the learning experience. It's a social learning experience!
Unlimited Access to 10,000+ Video Lessons
Guitar Sherpa students have 24-7 access to all of the video lessons and learning materials that their instructor has prepared in the classroom.
Plus, students also have unlimited access to the thousands of video guitar lessons with tab, notation and rhythm tracks on TrueFire TV, the "most comprehensive guitar lesson library on the planet."
Shifted Time Learning Environment
Students and instructors interact in a "shifted time" environment; no scheduled webinars, no live video conferencing, no technical snafus, no pressure.
You will exchange video, text and audio messages with your chosen Sherpa instructor who will prepare personalized lesson plans and regimens for you tailored to your schedule and desired objectives.
ABOUT ROB GARLAND
Rob Garland is a professional musician with a passion for all things music and the guitar. He has over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. He has had a diverse career including touring, composition, session work, film scoring, product demonstrations and tuition clinics.
Rob grew up in England playing in a wide array of bands including funk, pop, rock and blues groups. He studied at University in Canterbury and played shows at colleges across the U.K. with his original band DeadHappy.
In his mid-twenties Rob moved to the US and split his time between teaching and performing with his jazz/blues group, The Blue Monks. The band released several CD's of original music and played hundreds of gigs at festivals and clubs as well as international television and radio performances.
Rob studied jazz improvisation with jazz legend Jimmy Bruno and has been featured in numerous guitar magazines which led to his instructional book Jazz For The Blues Guitarist being published by Cherry Lane Music in 2007. He also found the time to perform with an acoustic group, an eclectic jam band and a jazz fusion combo.
In 2010 Rob moved to Los Angeles and began teaching at Green Brooms Music Academy in Santa Monica. He formed an original jazz-fusion group Room 152 (featuring members of Weapon Of Choice & The Big Organ Trio) and plays live shows with various musicians, including The Back Of The Hand Allstars, a jazz/funk improvisation band that features a rotating cast of L.A. jazz musicians.
Rob has recorded at numerous studios in the U.K. and U.S. He currently is recording sessions at The Village studio in L.A.
Musicians Rob has performed with include Jimmy Haslip, Joel Taylor, Hadrien Feraud, Pete Griffin, Jerry Douglas, Guthrie Trapp and Gus Thornton.
Guitar One Magazine: "There is nothing like truly being in the moment, improvising, creating something out of nothing, searching for 'that' note." R.G.
Rob Garland-TrueFire Sherpa Online Interactive Classroom Guitar Babylon (Commercial)
Rob Garland-Improvised Solo Over Static Funk Vamp (Using Suhr Guitar)