Welcome to LearntheAxe.com!
Hi! My name is Ethan – I am a guitarist with 17+ years of experience playing in styles ranging from Metal, Rock, & Blues, to Classical & Jazz.
I offer online lessons via Skype/Discord where I help students reach their musical goals through solid guidance and customized lesson plans adapted to the individual learner.
My ideal student is a beginner or intermediate guitarist looking to build a solid foundation in Rhythm and Lead. I also teach advanced players who want to develop skills in a certain area, or fill in gaps in their technique.
Whether it is playing your favorite song, or developing the skills to write a masterpiece, I want to help you get there!
Please contact me at info@LearntheAxe.com to get started!
My areas of focus:
► Guitar Technique
► Rhythm & Lead Foundations
► Music Theory
► Practice & Performance
Education & Experience:
Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Training, & Educational Technology;
Emphasis in Instructional Design
B.S. in Anthropology with Minors in:
► Classical Guitar Performance
► Recording Industry
Exuvial | Technical Death Metal |
2019 – Present
► Recording 50-minute LP to be released in 2022
Apotheon | Technical Death Metal |
► Opened for Inanimate Existence, Inferi, Alterbeast, Warforged, Fields of Elysium, Aethere, Outrun the Sunlight, & Aviations in Denver, CO
► 2-week tour of the Western U.S. with Warforged, Enigma, & Increate
Well of Sacrifice | Progressive/Melodeath |
2016 – Present
► ♫ Primal Conquest (LP) (2018)
► Writing for a 2nd LP to be released in 2021
Classical Guitar, Solo & Ensemble | Classical |
2008 – 2012
► Performed at Classical Guitar Solo & Ensemble Recitals at MTSU School of Music
Soliam | Progressive Metal |
► Won a slot in Rocketown’s Battle of the Bands in Nashville, TN & performed at sold-out show
Missouri All-State Jazz Ensemble | Jazz |
► Competed in District and State Finals
► Performed as Jazz Guitarist in All-State Jazz Band
Blind Defeat | Progressive Rock/Metal |
2004 – 2011
► Opened for Last Chance to Reason in Nashville, TN
► ♫ Moments in Time (LP) (2008)
► ♫ Prelude to the Death March (EP) (2011)
MCHS Jazz Band | Jazz |
2004 – 2008
► Jazz Guitarist in High School Jazz Ensemble, performances across the state of Missouri