Video Students 1
From The DVD & Video StudentsIt’s been such a blessing hearing from so many precious DVD & video students. It’s with joy that I share some of these stories and quotes with you! I pray the stories and quotes in these three pages are an encouragement to you!
“We are blessed to have a very energetic music ministry and our leadership has been so supportive in the training of new musicians. I use your materials to sharpen my skills and then orally teach the 5th and 6th grade boys on technique and rhythm. I like your idea of using your video and in our next class. I will look into using it.
Our performance during worship was so well received that it has changed lives, not only of the guitarists, but also of those in the congregation. New musicians bring a sense of growth and direction that has blessed our congregation. Thanks for letting me share this with you as you have shared with us in partnership of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
P.S. The song we played in worship was “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” G C D Em Am chords.”
Daniel Robins, Macon, GA
“I’m following your advice about the thumb position on your videos. I’ve been playing over 20 years and have had a problem with my hand cramping. Although at first it felt awkward, my hand no longer cramps and I’m finding it easier to change chords. You make it so simple. I’m learning so much from your videos!”
Jean McCormick, Mt. Washington,KY
“WOW! Your video is absolutely fabulous. God has certainly blessed you with using that medium (video) very well. As a former trainer, I can say with some expertise your sequencing of instruction is dead on! God is so blessed by your work – that you can be sure.”
Jane Lledo, Westchester, CA
“Thank you so much for your beautiful videos. They are truly a blessing. It is hard to put into words what they have meant to me.” Linda Aranci, Bethune, CO
(Linda wrote a beautiful song after playing just a few weeks!)
“I started playing the guitar at age 60. I didn’t think I would ever be able to play a guitar at my age
or any age! But, I am now playing in church and taking additional lessons to help progress with a classical guitar. However, your videos have been the motivator and allowed me to play church songs I could use in the church where I minister. Thanks for what you are doing!”
Pastor Don Hensley, Bloomington, IN
“I cannot tell you how blessed I am to have found you!!!! Your video is fantastic!! Though I have played guitar for many years, I am learning so many basic things that have improved my playing immensely! I have also been working quite a lot in the e-book of tips and techniques
and have seen some major improvements already just by repositioning my thumb.”Glenda Huyser, Derwood, MD
“I want you to know that it is such a blessing just to have your PRAISE video’s. It really does something to me each time I sit down to listen and learn. You are right the prayers before each lesson are also very needed. I love your techniques in teaching the guitar.”Roberta Lindsey,
“I had already played the guitar a little, but always struggled with strumming patterns. When I saw people playing, I could never understand what they were doing. The video volume one was so easy to follow, I actually could play the strumming and finger picking patterns. Now I can strum patterns that I hear or see people play which I just couldn’t do before.
Having the lessons on a video works in my busy schedule. I can play the video late at night and learn at my own convenience. They are truly spirit-filled videos. I love your peace.
Our store and home were hit hard by hurricane Katrina. We had to stay in Dallas for weeks and watching TV too much put a damper on my sprit. I finally just turned the TV off and took the kids to a park. I found that through prayer and worship my life was calm and centered despite our losses.
Your lessons help us worship and I carry them my store. I’ve been recommending them to folks. They have certainly helped me and I know they are a blessing to others.”
David Yarborough, owner of Bread of Life Christian Bookstore, Abbeville, LA
“I’ve been practicing A and E7 for about a half hour. I’m having a great time. Learning and listening is very relaxing. Thank you so very much. I’m so pleased with the quality of everything. You’ve been so kind walking me through this purchase and with your advice. I’m extremely happy with your electronic tuner suggestion – no way I could tune without it. Very easy with the tuner. You are a very special person and I pray for the continued success of your website and studio.
Thank you again and God Bless,”
Rob Vaughn, Citrus Heights, CA
April 2003 (1 1/2 years later)
“I wanted to let you know what a tremendous blessing your videos are in my life. My wife and I met you in the summer of 2001 at a SCOPE home school convention (Sacramento Convention Center). I purchased a guitar for my son and myself along with your first video. Since, I’ve purchased your other 2 videos ( I just finished lesson 11). Your videos have truly blessed my entire household. I sing to my daughter every night. I hear my son often singing to himself the songs I play each evening. My wife loves all the songs and it has strengthened her prayer life by praying during the music.
One of my goals in learning the guitar was to lead worship in the children’s ministry at my church. Three weeks ago the worship leader went on a retreat – and guess who was the backup. I prayed for 2 weeks prior that God would use me to touch the hearts of the children and other teachers. I also prayed that I wouldn’t be concerned with how well I played or become prideful by seeking the approval of others – but rather devote all my worship to God and Him only. Wow, did God bless me! I played 4 twenty minute sessions (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades). Words can’t express what a blessing it was leading worship. God is good. At the end I had such a peace and joy in my heart. I am now the backup worship leader. Additionally, I’m playing 3-4 songs each Wednesday night for my small group.”
Rob Vaughn, Citrus Heights, CA