The worldwide community of guitarists and musicians is one of the main reasons why TrueFire is where it is today. With our students’ input and feedback, we stay motivated to continue to expand our library and improve our music e-learning experience. So, while we spend a lot of time highlighting our incredible faculty and content, we think it’s time to move the spotlight on some of our most passionate users.

In this Student Spotlight series, we’ll be showcasing a member of the diverse TrueFire community and sharing their thoughts with you. We hope you find yourself inspired. Ignited we stand!

Student Spotlight: dennishymanyk

Your Name:

Dennis H.

How long have you been a TrueFire Student?

8 months.

Tell us a little bit about yourself as a musician:

Started electric guitar when I turned 55 years old, was because I finally had the time to focus on learning the guitar without life getting in the way. Have put in 4 years without missing ONE DAY of practice. Began with a desire to learn the blues and now, thanks to TrueFire and their online training, I have developed a huge interest in country music due to the continuous string bending, slides, and, of course, the increased finger speed required. Started my guitar training with 1 hour of private lessons once a week for the first 2 years, but due to COVID, those lessons ended. I immediately looked at the online training available and was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked for me.

But after a few years, I hit a plateau and couldn’t seem to get over the hump until one day I found TrueFire. I signed up for one free month, but after spending a few days with their unbelievable online instructors, I signed up for a year. In only 8 months, my chords, timing, and overall tone have improved 100% due to the endless supply of courses, the excellent instructors, and just an overall well-thought-out training system. Having all the training courses and songs available to me has increased my daily practice time from 1 to 3 hours a day, and enjoying every minute. JOB WELL DONE!

What attracted you to TrueFire at first?

100 percent the instructors.

What are some of your favorite TrueFire courses or lessons?

I’m going to say ALL of them. I even watched the harmonica courses, which were very interesting!

How has TrueFire helped improve your playing?

Great instructors know what to teach and how to teach and every area of my playing has improved.

Why do you use TrueFire, and how often?

I once heard it takes 10,000 hours to be great at something, and I’m confident TrueFire will get me there. I use TrueFire daily.

What is your favorite feature of the TrueFire learning experience?

Honestly? Can’t pick just one they’re all great!

Who is your favorite TrueFire Educator and why?

All have different teaching methods and materials, so it’s hard to choose.

What would you like to see more of at TrueFire?

More songs to learn.

Any other comments?

I was a Guitar Tricks user for almost 2 years — sorry I never found TrueFire sooner!

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