RockSchool

GUITAR LESSONS! Will Travel.

I welcome students of ALL levels: from beginners who are new to the instrument to the seasoned professional seeking advanced concepts or new motivation. Helping to facilitate the true potential & artistic vision of each student is my ultimate goal as a guitar instructor.

Combining the foundational aspects of learning a musical instrument (technique, sight reading, music theory, modern fingerboard harmony & ear training) with the goals and interests of each student, we create a unique, personal and comprehensive course of study. Additionally, I offer focused programs for:

  • Rock band coaching 5th-12th grade
  • Music school audition and performance boot camp
  • Combination/multi-instrument parent-children lessons
  • Advanced improvisational theory
Audrey Neri & Aiko Fairchild win Teen Open - battle of bands san francisco

ENDORSEMENT ~ Beth Marlis, Vice President, Musicians’ Institute
“Lindsey is a spectacularly creative and wildly talented musician, and I had the pleasure and honor of working closely with him. I was equally impressed with his monster guitar playing and passionate, eclectic compositions—both are evidence of a truly elite artist. His dedication to his art is matched by his mentorship, inspiration, and profound support for emerging young artists, and it is (in turn) deeply informed by his vision for the community, and world at large.” –Beth Marlis, Vice President, Musicians’ Institute.

Lindsey’s students accepted into top music schools:

  • University of North Texas
  • Berklee College of Music in Boston
  • Musician’s Institute/Los Angeles
  • NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.

Musician’s Showcase –

I started this in Houston, Tx in 1994 as an outlet for students to get real-life performing experience in real-life clubs. It has continued every year (except 2009) and evolved into a highly respected forum for up and coming performers – thousands of players, future-signed bands, and world-famous guest musicians.
San Francisco venues that hosted Musicians’ Showcase includes Slim’s, Bottom of the Hill, Thee Parkside, Red Devil Lounge, Tupelo, Grant&Green, OmniCircus, Pyramid, Storyville, Conn. Yankee, El Rio, The 23 Club, & more. With over 100 shows to date, there is no sign of letting up!

A very special thanks to all of you who have participated
and performed in these shows thru the years!

Marcelo Nicoli (bass) & me onstage between acts. We'd play upto 6 straight hours every Tues nite at RDLoungeSF 2001-2002. Everyone came, famous & not. DotCom era packed. Marcelo & I played the "NovemberToDismember" SoCal MetalFest with Atma Anur that year. Marcelo Nicoli, an immensely talented player from Cremona, Italy; a musical brother, beautiful soul, sacrificed all to play in US, died 2009 - the embodiment of resourcefulness and guts.
75th Showcase Poster
Actual picture of the mysterious Mariah Hourihan performing on electric guitar c2002.
Marc Scheff. Jason Keck. Dianne Bates. Joe Hague. Mariah Hourihan.
*(upper left) Marcelo Nicoli -bassist & me onstage between acts. We’d play upto 6 straight hours every Tues’ Musicians Showcase at RDLoungeSF 2001-2002. Everyone came, famous & not. DotCom era packed. Marcelo & I played the “NovemberToDismember” SoCal MetalFest with Atma Anur that year. Marcelo Nicoli, an immensely talented player from Cremona, Italy; a musical brother, beautiful soul, sacrificed all to play in US, died 2009 – the embodiment of resourcefulness and guts.

Here is a list of some of the great players who ‘threw down’ over the years:

  • Kai Eckhardt – John McLaughlin, Garaj Mahal
  • Osam Ezzeldin – Dave Weckl, Zakir Hussain
  • Deszon Claiborne – Don Cherry
  • Stu Hamm – Joe Satriani, Steve Vai
  • Jude Gold – Jefferson Starship, GuitarPlayerMag Sr. Editor
  • Brooklyn Layla Allman – daughter of Gregg Allman.
  • Tal Morris – CCR, Huey Lewis.
  • Steven Winter – Montrose.
  • Jimmy Sage – Lee Rocker Band (Stray Cats).
  • Atma Anur – Journey, Cacophony
  • Clayton Gibb – Keb Mo’ Band
  • Doug Doppler – gtr SF
  • Ray Sayre – gtr SF
  • Jason Muscat – TaintedLove
  • Roger Roche – 4 Non Blondes
  • Ariane Cap – Cirque de Soleil
  • Uriah Duffy – Whitesnake
JakeCalvo ChristinaBailey
Julnar Rizk Lisa Wharton RDLounge2001
Kent Rosen. Mariah Hourihan. ArtCircus 2000. Mission/SF.
SF Giggers - John McDermott Cory Clar Judy Gascoyne Michael Bulatao Amy Clark Tesa Sena-Bulatao Carl Lucania