Guitar Theory Made Easy

Master the fretboard in 15 minutes a day!


“The greatest thing about guitar lessons with Miles is that he doesn’t start with scales, or reading music, or tuning your guitar — he just starts with a simple love of music. My son and I had lessons with him for two years, and Miles always asked what we were listening to and formed lessons around that. He’s as nice as anyone can possibly be, more patient than I could ever be, and a fantastically gifted and disciplined guitarist. So it’s just fun to be around that, and his love of music is contagious.” – Neal


Guitar Lessons

Lessons created just for you, based on your favorite songs.

Learn correct technique & take your playing to the next level.

Suitable for total beginners to advanced players in any style.

Guitar Lessons: Book a 45 minute lesson with Miles Pearce in Charlottesville, or online via Skype. Lesson cost: $45 in person, $35 online. Your first lesson is free!

All Access Pass: Join the online learning community and get access to a growing library of courses on lead guitar, chord theory, and playing technique. Cost: $29.95/mo. Included for 1/2 price with all lesson plans. Sign Up Here.


Monthly Lessons:

  • Monthly 45 min lesson & All Access Pass: $65/mo. 10% Savings
  • Monthly 1 hour lesson & All Access Pass: $75/mo. 15% Savings

2 Lessons per Month:

  • Two 45 min lessons & All Access Pass: $95/mo. 20% Savings
  • Two 1 hour lessons & All Access Pass: $120/mo. 20% Savings

Weekly Lessons:

  • Four 45 min lessons & All Access Pass: $165/mo. 20% Savings
  • Four 1 hour lessons & All Access Pass: $215/mo. 20% Savings

All Access Pass: $29.95/mo.
Drop-in lessons: $60/hour, $45 for 45min.

Sign up here to schedule your first lesson for free!

The best way to learn guitar!

What makes Fretboard101 so effective is that it combines the best elements of private lessons with a growing library of online resources and course material, creating a dynamic learning experience that is custom tailored to your musical interests and skill level.

Assess your progress, playing technique, and customize your plan of study with one-on-one lessons.

Learn songs, techniques, and useful theory concepts with online courses.

Learn on your own schedule from the comfort of your home.

Get all the benefits of private lessons for a fraction of the cost, by combining one or two lessons each month with our online learning tools.

“Miles has been teaching our son guitar for the past three years. I have nothing but positive things to say about Miles as a teacher and professional. He is obviously an excellent musician, but he is also an excellent teacher. He has ways of explaining things and encouraging that bring out the best in our son’s playing. Miles is also good about being in contact and following through on promises to provide certain music resources. He is reliable in every way; we can count on fruitful lessons that are easy to schedule and a fair price. What more could a parent ask for in their child’s music teacher?” – Joan

Scholarship Program: I do my best to make all our guitar programs affordable and accessible for everyone. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, or would like to request scholarship funding or an educational discount, please send me a note here.


Class Packages



A flexible and affordable plan for achieving your guitar goals.

  • One 45min lesson each month.
  • All Access Pass included.
  • Online price: $49



Make faster progress with 2 one-on-one lessons each month.

  • Two 45min lessons each month.
  • All Access Pass included.
  • Online price: $85



Weekly private lessons for dedicated students. Space is limited.

  • Four 45min lessons each month.
  • All Access Pass included.
  • Online price: $155


100% Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!
Money back guarantee applies only to your most recent billing cycle, or your most recent lesson.


How I went from playing air guitar riffs at age 8, to a lifelong exploration of music.

Hi, my name is Miles Pearce. When I was 8 years old I got my first guitar. I still remember holding that guitar before I knew anything about it, and pretending to play these awesome riffs all over the fretboard. To anyone else it probably sounded like a cacophony of jangling strings, but in my imagination at that moment it was incredible! Although I was about to begin a many years-long process of being a beginner, I began the journey with the belief that some day I would achieve my guitar dreams.

The good news is that you don’t have to work as hard as I did to achieve your own guitar dreams, because I spent the last 30 years mapping out all the shortcuts for you! In fact if I had to do it all over again…


“Miles is a fantastic teacher. I didn’t pick up a guitar until I was a “40-something.” Miles helped me get to the point where I’ve got a couple songs nailed down and recorded. If you have ever wanted to play, look no further … Miles is the person to work with.” – Matt

“Retirement has given me the time to learn to play the guitar. For the past two years, I have been fortunate to have had Miles as my instructor. He is an excellent teacher who has the knowledge and patience to teach guitar to students of any age. I am very impressed at his ability to listen to my favorite songs and immediately put them into the written style that I can use to learn the songs. Miles has accommodated my schedule and my wishes for the style of guitar music I want to learn. I have no reservations in recommending Miles as an instructor for any age level and for any ability level that students of the guitar may currently possess.” – Bob K.