Meet Deanne Newkirk

The Guitar Teach

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Meet your Guitar Teach

Deanne Newkirk

I’m Deanne Newkirk, the Guitar Teach! I live in Alberta, Canada and began learning the guitar when I was 9 years old. Guitar has always been an important part of my life whether performing or playing for my own enjoyment. My uncles were my musical inspiration. They played and sang together at events far and wide. They had an amazing blend of guitars and voices and their music really connected with people, including me….that’s how I got hooked!

My own guitar journey has taken me on many incredible adventures around the world traveling and playing music at clubs and festivals in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. I’ve met so many amazing people along the way. There is no doubt that music is a language of its own that helps to connect us all.

There is something that I’ve known for a long time that I’d like to share. Playing the guitar is so much more than learning an instrument technically. Our hearts have something very important to say and the guitar helps each of us to express creatively. This is a great gift you can offer to yourself and others. The guitar can be your sanctuary as well as your outlet for creativity. It will help you achieve the flow in life you’ve been looking for.

People tell me so often that they would love to learn the guitar. Let’s do this! No prior experience is needed. Find your guitar and let’s play some music together.

Music is a Lifelong Gift

Why I created this course

One day it occurred to me that my guitar journey absolutely mirrored my journey through life. I could see the periods when I was driven and eager and understand those when inspiration was lacking. At times my head was in the way and other times I played from the heart. I have learned much on this journey. In many ways it has less to do with guitar technique and more to do with life and how to approach music.

For me, this course is about the journey. I want you to enjoy and appreciate the new skills you learn as you learn them. This is not American Idol, it is real life. I want you to be able to play a beautiful song at your friend’s wedding. I want you to be able to play your favorite song around a campfire. I want you to play and sing a song with your son or daughter, and inspire them to appreciate music.

I believe anyone can learn to play the guitar.

I have been working with Deanne to learn the Guitar basics. She has been very professional, patient and supportive in teaching the subject. The guitar instruction is very clear and could be understood by all ages. I recommend her coaching to all of you!


Every module I am again blown away by how SMART Deanne is. She is a great guitarist, but she may be an even greater teacher. She thoughtfully leads through the necessary basics, setting up success, before introducing a song to practice that perfectly personifies the lesson being worked on. If you think all guitar courses are equal, try The Guitar Teach - I bet you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as me!


I really liked the songs Deanne picked and liked learning the different styles/techniques (strumming and tablature).


As a parent, I would say that Deanne sincerely cared about Kai and Luke’s enjoyment and progress in playing guitar. Also, flexible with learning speed based on time we could commit. We really appreciated the time Deanne took with sending feedback by email and videos to practice along with. Deanne went above and beyond! All much appreciated!!


I had wanted to learn to play the guitar for years and specifically from Deanne, though she didn't know this! .....I've decided to throw my fears and excuses aside and start my guitar playing journey. I thoroughly enjoy lessons with Deanne, not only am I learning to play guitar and sounding GREAT, but there is also a way Deanne teaches...the lessons are taught with joy and as well. Deanne is a warm and heart centered person.


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