If you’re in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area looking for private guitar lessons, guitarist Dave Paris is

Dave Paris – Performer, Session Musician, Private Instructor, and Clinician

Dave Paris – Performer, Session Musician, Private Instructor, and Clinician

always accepting new students and would be happy to work you into his schedule.

An accomplished guitarist, passionate about giving the best to and getting the best from his students, Dave offers a unique approach, customized for every student to inspire them to success with their instrument. With over 20 years private lesson teaching experience, Dave is continually learning and advancing his own technique and is proud to pass that knowledge on. His own quest for learning has taken him coast to coast, having attended sessions at Hollywood’s Musicians Institute/Guitar Institute of Technology, to New York at Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape with major label heavyweights like Tony MacAlpine, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert, and others. Dave has also been featured in the nationally-distributed publication Guitar Player Magazine, highlighting his relationship with one of his students he brought on stage to perform with his band. If you’re looking for a slot for a home-schooled student, night-shift worker, or retiree, Dave’s flexible schedule can even provide you a time during mornings or afternoons for anyone in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, or the surrounding Metro community. No matter your style, age, level, or aspirations, Dave will work with you where ever your starting point to help you develop your abilities to reach and exceed your goals.

The article from Guitar Player Magazine

Guitar Player Magazine’s “Play it Forward” featuring Dave

Let Dave’s experience as a performer and session musician in rock, blues, classical, pop, praise and worship, country, acoustic, and jazz work for you. Whether you want to learn the basics from a book, develop your ear and “play it just like the recording”, write your own songs, utilize extensive music theory scales, modes, and concepts, play in a band, or just “shred”, there’s no reason to delay getting started, and no limit to your success.

Whether acoustic, electric or bass, you’ll enjoy lessons with Dave as much as he enjoys teaching them. If you’re ready to take the first step, or continue your journey as a guitarist, contact Dave to get your lessons started.



Cedar Rapids Area Guitar Lessons with Dave Paris

Cedar Rapids Area Guitar Lessons with Dave Paris




Looking for something different for your youth group, festival, club, or venue? Instructional music workshops help provide attendees the inspiration and motivation to learn, grow, and share, and offer an atmosphere catered to a focused group rather than mere concert-goers.


Dave Paris loves to talk about and share his love of guitar, and knowledge of music. As a private guitar instructor, Dave has taught countless lessons over the years in a one-on-one setting. As a performer, he’s played every type of rinky-dink club, coffeehouse, parking lot, festival, concert hall, and recording studio. These experiences in private instruction and performance combine in a comfortable learning environment that can fit within your location to any sized audience, whether a youth band, church group, or a conference geared for musicians.


A typical workshop clinic combines instruction, inspiration, and interaction in a setting that is focused yet casual. As Dave plays songs to backing tracks or solo pieces in various styles of music, he shares concepts and approaches to playing, writing, and arrangement. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts, and converse within the group. Bringing guitars and instruments to the clinic is also encouraged, as answers to questions become hands-on examples and opportunities to play and learn.


Want to learn more? Visit the Workshop FAQ page for specifics on topics, format, accommodations, and cost.

Ready to schedule a workshop? use the Contact form to inquire about available dates.

Guitarist Dave Paris offers personal guitar lessons and Music Workshops

Guitarist Dave Paris offers personal guitar lessons and Music Workshops