Roland Nipp – Professional Guitar Lessons for Adults



Jan 2021:  Now is a great time to learn the guitar from the safety of your own home!  One-to-one private guitar lessons via video-conferencing (e.g. FaceTime, Google Meet, Zoom) are available!



Learn to play for the first time, or advance your current playing in a fun, relaxed environment.


Roland Nipp is a licensed guitar instructor located in Richmond, B.C.  He has designed and instructed guitar courses for the Vancouver and Surrey School Boards, as well as taught privately for over 30 years.  Drawing from his extensive background and music library, Nipp tailors each lesson to meet the individual needs of his students.  From beginning guitarists to advanced players, Nipp will guide you toward playing your favourite songs, and teach guitar techniques in a variety of musical styles.


Roland:  “There’s nothing quite like playing music.  I feel fortunate to have been introduced to the guitar at a young age as it’s been a companion throughout my life and a source of rewarding and fun experiences on so many levels.  As a teacher, one of my goals is to share and develop your interest in music, and make guitar playing an enjoyable part of your life.  If you’re considering taking up the instrument for the first time, or wanting to further your current playing, I’ll do my best to understand your goals and interests, and make the lessons informative, fun and enjoyable.”



  • “his tasty tone choices perfectly match the mood of each song…a skilled player with a thoughtful and understated approach that maintains your attention through seduction rather than coercion…” – Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player


  • "reminiscent of Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, and the Beatles" – Mike Varney, Guitar Player


  • “full of wonderful sounds, great melodies that turn into great songs, and fine playing” – John Heidt, Vintage Guitar


  • "high musical drama...bluesy belting...echoing the tactical studio precision of fretboard audio pleasure worth repeating" - Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar


           Fingerpicking Lesson

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    Soloing and Improvising Lesson

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Weekly lessons:  With weekly lessons, you benefit from a regular lesson/home practice schedule, weekly feedback and guidance, and new lesson material each week.  This is the quickest and most effective way to progress on the instrument.  Rates are:


30 minute lesson = $27

45 minute lesson = $40.50

60 minute lesson = $54


Please note that payment for the month (typically four lessons per month) is due on the first lesson of each month.  Cash, cheque, or Interac e-transfer is accepted.


Note:  Drop-in lessons are also available; please contact Roland for details.  For availability, please email:


See also: Effects Pedals and Songs, In Their Own Words, Learning to Play Guitar, Practicing the Guitar, Mental Practice, Tools of Whimsy and Persistence Pays Off


Cancellation Policy

-         please note that your lesson time is reserved for you.  If you cannot attend your scheduled lesson, there are no refunds or credits (note - this policy is consistent with local music stores and community centres)

-         please be punctual; lessons are scheduled back-to-back, and therefore cannot be extended due to late arrival

-         in cases of student/family vacations, please provide 2 weeks notice and your monthly tuition will be adjusted

-         if 48 hr notice is given, a lesson may be rescheduled within the same week on a best effort basis (teacher schedule/availability permitting)


Thank you!





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