I’ve taken lessons from William for several years. He helped me choose several of my guitars and worked with me on my acoustic, classical and electric guitars. His knowledge is extensive as guitars are his life. I’ve had other guitar instructors who teach to make money, or on the side. William on the other hand, teaches because he lives guitar, it’s his passion.

William is exceptional with many of the technical aspects that improved my playing efficiency and increased my safety on the guitar. You might ask, “What do I mean by safety?” He taught me how to hold my guitar and reinforces playing it in a manner that reduces the potential for injuries and allows me to play for longer periods of time without getting tired. That’s very important if you love the guitar!

No matter what style of playing I’m interested in, William has been excellent in showing me how to achieve the sound I’m looking for. If I want to play a particular song and he doesn’t know it, all I have to do is play it on I-Tunes for him. He immediately shows me how to play the song, or adapt it to my level so that I can.

William is a patient and enthusiastic teacher that encourages and challenges me to continue to improve. That’s why I continue to take lessons from him and recommend him to anyone who is serious about learning to play.

Larry Burns

I started taking lessons from William when I was 15, and continued with him for about 3 years until I moved away.  The first time I talked with him on the phone, he asked me several questions about what I wanted to play, what I liked to listen to, my goals as far as the instrument and then used this information to put together a personalized lesson plan that taught me not only what I wanted to learn, but what I needed to learn to become a real guitar player.  I consider William a personal friend and a mentor.  Whenever I go to visit him, I find that he is still teaching me, years later. If I have any regrets from my time under William’s instruction, it’s that I never truly appreciated the quality and consistency of my lessons until I moved away. If you are looking for the best guitar instructor from beginner to expert, you’ve found him and you won’t be disappointed.

A side story, 
2 years after I stopped taking lessons from William, I stopped into a guitar store in Tempe and over heard a dad asking two of the employees about lessons for his son. They directed the man to a bulletin board covered In cards from local teachers and said ” grab one that says William Geiswite”.

Mason Roberts