Today’s episode of the Acoustic Asylum podcast is a very special one.

Inside, I’m sharing my backstory of how I got started teaching guitar full-time…

…And why we all need a moment of reflection when learning the guitar.


It’s a bit of a longer episode, but I’m not just waffling on for the sake of it. I’m sharing my story to hopefully inspire you too.

…In the podcast, I also talk about things such as the horrific job I left ten years ago to teach guitar full time…

…A student of mine called Graham whose wife was diagnosed with dementia so they changed their lives and lived it to the fullest…

…One of my longest-term students, called Cos, who struggled to make progress at first but then rapidly improved due to one simple shift in thinking.

Plus, I reveal some of the new and exciting things coming up, such as my plans to work with a dementia charity, how I aim to revolutionise the guitar tuition world, and I share an example from my new No Chord Fingerstyle course.

There will be some more very cool announcements on the above (and more I’ve not mentioned) very soon.


I hope this episode inspires you and I want to say a HUGE thank you for being part of the journey with me over the last ten years.

I’ve loved it.

I’m super excited for the next ten years and I hope they’ll be even more exciting, and I hope to help you become the absolute best guitarist you can be.


You can check out the new episode below if you have an iPhone device.

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…Or alternatively, you can listen in a variety of other ways HERE.


Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. If you want the new No Chord Fingerstyle Mini Masterclass where you will learn three classic songs, you can get it for free by trying out the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy if you join before the end of the month.

Find Out More About the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy


P.P.S. If you’re already a DTAA member and you want this No Chord Fingerstyle Mini Masterclass course added to your account, you will of course get it for free too – just let us know by replying to this email and saying “yes”. We will then add it to your account for free.

The one thing I’m keen on doing is NOT overwhelming you with content, but if you want it, it’s of course yours for free as a big thanks for being a member.


P.P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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