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Nick Antonaccio
Peter Baltes
Easton Clarke
John Glaubitz
Keith Rounds
Tom Stoeckle
Dave Jacuk
Ryan Gaughan
Rudi Kraeher
Dave Krajewski
Teresa Hart

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Buy Musical Equipment's teachers include some of the best instructors available.  Lesson rates range from $14-25 per half hour, depending upon the teacher you choose.  All video and audio sessions can be password protected for your privacy.  To learn more about live music lessons online, please click here.

If you've already scheduled a lesson time, you can enter your lesson session by downloading and running the software.  Quick-start instructions are available here.  Please schedule your session and install the software well before your lesson - all teachers schedule their lessons in half hour increments, and you won't want to waste that time getting connected or configuring the software.  If you have any technical problems or questions about using the software, please call or email your teacher before lessons, or call's technical support at 215-860-7625. 


Nick Antonaccio:

Nick Antonaccio started, and is the head instructor for the web site's online lesson program.  Nick has been performing and teaching guitar professionally for more than 19 years.  He earned a masters degree in guitar studies from Indiana University (BA 1993, MM 1995), and has taught more than 2000 private guitar students including numerous professional performers and instructors.  His book Guitar Study was used as required curriculum for all guitar courses at Indiana University music school, and his video series "Guitar Techniques" has helped numerous students learn a unique approach to playing guitar.  Nick can be heard on many recordings and media publications including film music, commercials, and performances with Grammy award winning performers.  Nick is an endorsed artist with Kaman Music Corp.  The following are just a few highlights of his performance career:

American Cabaret Theater - ACT received rave reviews from major publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, NBC TV, The Associated Press, and The Indianapolis Star.  Indianapolis' Nuvo magazine called ACT "The best musical entertainment in town".  Nick was the principal guitarist for ACT from January, 1998 to July, 2004, and has played more than 600 commercial performances at this venue.  Other artists and groups with whom Nick has performed include:
Jimmy Guilford - original Motown recording artist and legendary performer with the Ink Spots (1998-2004)
Patti Labelle - national recording artist (in recordings at the Indianapolis Speedway 2002)
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, with Leonard Slatkin conducting (Bloomington, 1990)
Sean Baker - national composer, recording artist, and writer for Natalie Cole (1991-2000)
The Singing Hoosiers - Grammy nominated, world renowned choral group - principal guitarist and touring musician with this group for 5 years   (1991-1995)
Shannon Forsell - national recording artist for Hal Leonard and the Bob & Tom band (1998-2004)
Lindsey Ridener - country music recording artist (2003-2004)
X-Factor with Phil Hampton (2001-2002) - original jazz recording artists
The HouseMarys (1996-7) - original alternative rock group
Marcos Cavalcante’s Brazilian Choro Group (1993-4)
Jes Richmond - guitarist for Jackson Browne's band (2003-2004)
World Premiere of Ammal and the Night Visitors, by Juan Orego-Salas (Bloomington, 1991)
Taste of Chicago - FOX stage, televised nationally w/ the Housemarys (1996)
Duet tour of NJ and PA with Igor Kukavica, 10 shows, televised on the NJN Network (1992)
Movie Sound Track for "Blessings From the Food Court" (1998)
Soundtracks for off Broadway productions of "The Best Little Whore House in Texas", "Footloose", "Man o La Mancha", and numerous others.
Nick has performed a total of over 1500 professional engagements as a soloist, lead guitarist, and sideman in venues of all sizes across the country.

Nick's online lesson rate is $20 per half hour

Peter Baltes:

Peter's lesson rate and schedule information are available upon request (please use the form below, or visit if you're interested in taking lessons with Peter).

Peter is a genuine heavy metal hero. In the past 26 years, Peter has made 14 albums with his legendary group ACCEPT, selling 30 million records to fans around the world. Peter's music helped forge a new heavy metal musical style during the 70's, 80's and 90's that became part of mainstream popular culture, and which made ACCEPT one of the biggest worldwide stars in that genre. 8 years after the band's separation, a search on Google still reveals the band's fan page as the number one link for the word "accept". A quick browse of record indexes list ACCEPT's inclusion on more than 50 albums, and dedications from millions of fans around the world define ACCEPT as one of the most historically significant and loved metal bands of the past 30 years. Peter has also played bass on Dokken's "Breaking the Chains" album (1983) and on "Up From The Ashes".  Other credits include:

  • Recorded background vocals on the Scorpions "Love at First Sting" album.
  • Played the 1984 Monsters of Rock festival world tour.
  • Toured with Van Halen, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Ozzy Ozbourne, Ted Nugent, Elton John, KISS, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, and many many more.
  • Played on John Norum’s albums "Face The Truth", "Worlds Away", and more.
  • Voted #1 bass player in Burn Magazine reader's poll 1985
  • Voted best bass player in Europe, Metal Hammer magazine 1985.
  • Studio performances with  Simon Wright (AC/DC), Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Steve Vai), etc), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Gary Moore, and many more.

Peter is now accepting private online bass students, and students who want to study composition, arranging, and Pro Tools. He also provides personal consultation about the music business for up and coming young performers.

(See, where Peter's band headlined with Mötley Crüe. Opening acts for this show included Sammy Hagar And The Wabos, Kansas, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Black Label Society, Yngwie Malmsteen, Styx, Motörhead, Anthrax, Blackfoot, Nazareth, Dio, Status Quo, Robin Trower, and more).

Ryan Gaughan

Ryan majored in jazz studies at Berkeley school of music, but he also plays all mainstream rock, blues, and country styles, along with traditional classical guitar.  Ryan performs regularly around the Philadelphia area, and can be heard on several original CD recordings.  He's been teaching professionally for more than 5 years, and has a strongly defined musical character that he loves to share with his students.

Ryan's online lesson rate is $20 per half hour.

Tony Rivera:

Education: American Institute of Guitar, studied under Dennis Koster, Juan Orozco School of Flamenco Guitar.  As a professional musician, Tony has performed extensively in the NYC area with artists such as Buddy Miles, Stanley Jordan, Tom Chapin, Will Calhoun and Billy Bang.  In addition, Tony has more than 20 years professional teaching experience in various styles of guitar, including Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Rock, Country, Blue Grass and Folk.

Teresa Hart:

Teresa is based in Toronto, Ontario.  She’s been performing and teaching all levels and styles of guitar for more than 15 years.  Teresa is also an accomplished technical writer with several self-published articles providing solutions to the most common problems encountered in private studio lessons.  Teresa attended Humber College North Campus for music for 3 years majoring in theory, arranging, ear training and composition.  She is currently accepting students in the daytime evening hours, and on weekend days.

Teresa'a online lesson rate is $20 per half hour.

Easton Clarke:

Easton is a multitalented musician with over 20 years experience performing and teaching piano, drums, bass, and guitar.  His specialty is gospel music and group lessons that teach young bands how to work together effectively.  Easton currently teaches at Blue Moon Music in Wrightstown, PA, and works as director of music for Abundant Life Family Christian Center in Hatboro, PA.

Easton's online lesson rate is $22 per half hour.  Group sessions are discounted at $17 per student, per 1/2 hour.

Rudi Kraeher:

Rudi is a young instructor (17), but his professional experience as  a performer is diverse and his talent and dedication as an instructor is unsurpassed.  Rudi's upcoming solo CD showcases his talents as a composer and as an exceptionally capable instrumental performer.  Rudi's rock bands Black Ash Inheritance and Broken Fate perform regularly for private functions and community events which have included the Lower Merion Hurricade and other state sponsored charity events.  Rudi's solo performances at Musiclessonz events have earned him cult status among students.  Rudi teaches mainstream rock, blues, and heavy metal guitar to students of all ages, but has a well rounded background in many styles of music, including 7 years of performance experience as a saxophonist.  He plays annual concert band performances at the beef and beer LaSalle fundraiser and other school music functions.  Rudi is well recognized among the Musiclessonz students and instructors as both a brilliant technical performer and an inspiring teacher.

Rudi's lesson rate is $17 per half hour.

Dave Jacuk:

Dave is a true child prodigy.  At only 17 years old, Dave's musical ability and experience go far beyond that of many older professional guitar instructors.  He performs professionally in the Indianapolis area, and teaches a full schedule of private students ranging in age from 8-56.  Dave knows an enormous repertoire of music in every popular style, and is experienced at teaching beginner and intermediate students the same way he learned - with interesting musical examples from the very beginning.  Dave's rates are the lowest on this site, but he's a friendly and well-liked instructor capable of teaching serious students of every age. 

Dave's online lesson rate is $14 per half hour.

Schedule a Lesson Here:

Regular weekly lessons range from $14 to $25 per 1/2 hour, depending upon the teacher you choose.  To schedule a lesson, just fill out the form below.  An instructor will call by phone to schedule a private lesson time and send you everything you need to get started.   All contact information is collected solely for the purpose of establishing a private appointment time, and will be kept strictly confidential.  Thank you!

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