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
► Songwriting

► 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


Performance Experience:

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