Guitar Lessons For Grownups That Really Work

Have Fun - Play With Others - Enjoy Real Confidence

Stop wasting time and BE the talented guitar player you deserve!

Are you wasting precious time by jumping from one random YouTube video to another?

Learning guitar can feel complicated and overwhelming. Random YouTube videos, unorganized teachers, well-meaning friends... The whole thing can leave you wondering “do I have what it takes?” How much fun and joy are you missing out on by NOT playing guitar the way you deserve? 

You deserve to soar around the guitar and play in any situation.
I’ve been there. I know what it’s like. Let me guide you to cut through the noise and experience the joy of playing guitar.

Real Guitar Success

I care about you. Helping you release the talent that's locked inside you is important to me. I created the Real Guitar Success Academy after 40+ years of teaching thousands of students. It's my affordable solution to cut through the noise and help you really play guitar the way you want to.

Here’s What To Expect When You Sign Up

When you enroll we’ll ask you a few questions. Then we’ll recommend a plan to get started based on your previous experience and interests.

Now the glorious adventure begins. You’ll have immediate access to hundreds of lessons. This includes the Secret Weapons, the Practice Sessions, and the Community. You'll also have the library of step-by-step Skill Module courses (Real Guitar U), dozens of workbooks and shorter Quick Win lessons.

With your plan in hand you'll navigate your way to guitar playing awesomeness. You'll also have a way to get help when you need it along the way.

Feel At Ease Right From The Beginning

With the Beginner’s Journey skate step-by-step through everything you need to get started playing guitar. This methodical course gives you the freedom to brush up on what you've already learned and advance with an organized path.

Clear Progress & Direction ​

Keep track of your progress and avoid feeling overwhelmed by always knowing what you should be focusing on. Progressive lessons will build on each success.

Learn Real Skills While Having Fun

Learn the skills you need to reach your guitar playing goals. Not only will you gain the technical ability to play better but you'll develop a solid foundation to build on… and HAVE FUN doing it!

Help When You Need It

Get answers to your questions. With help you’ll learn all the little stuff that'll help put this puzzle together. Stop wondering what to learn next. Move in a clear direction instead of learning random disconnected chords, techniques or songs.

Here’s what people are saying about the course

Giovanni Soave

currently in China

I was a hit!

"I'm a 52 year old British teacher, teaching English in China. Last week I was able to play a song for the first time to my students. I was a hit! I could not have done it without your great teaching. I still think you are the best guitar teacher out there and I have learnt so much from your online lessons."

Monique Hairston

Oakland, CA

Learned more in the past month than I did in several years of trying to teach myself.

"My playing has improved dramatically since I began his online program. I’ve learned a better way to approach learning the guitar. I love the easy-to-follow videos and that Tomas is always available to answer questions. I've learned more in the past month than I did in several years of trying to teach myself."

Herbert Burquez

St. Helena, CA

I like your presentations, techniques, and patience...

"I have taken private lessons, college guitar classes, and many online short courses. Many of the teachers were great guitarist, but I have found that you have been the best teacher. I like your presentations, techniques, and patience that you emit in your lessons."

 Powerful Secret Weapons That'll Give You An Edge

As a member you'll get immediate access to these 3 unique Secret Weapons (well, not all that secret). Studies show that there are two types of learning that are crucial. Step-by-step learning (Linear) and immersion learning (Flexible). Both have benefits depending on your level and personality. These Secret Weapons enable you to take advantage of both types of learning. They'll give you the edge you need to break through roadblocks and keep moving forward. Why settle for less?

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Secret Weapon #1: Beginner's Journey

New to guitar? I’ve got you covered. In this step-by-step journey, I’ll take you by the hand from newbie to guitar playing nirvana. As you travel through five action-packed “Journeys” you’ll gather critical fundamental skills including, chords, strumming, changing chords, reading guitar tab, practical theory and more.


Each adventure includes a series of songs and play-along tracks to give you a chance to apply your newfound skills.


The Beginner’s Journey is also great for those who could use an organized review! 

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Secret Weapon #2: Guitar Gym

The Guitar Gym is a system for growing your guitar playing skills in short daily sessions. My unique Daily Practice System will guide you through all the essential skills you need to play guitar and grow in confidence... while having fun!. Check off each session to be entered in the monthly drawing. Brand new sessions every weekday!

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Secret Weapon #3: Real Guitar U

A library of extensive courses provides training and practical advice on every aspect of playing guitar.


Real Guitar U is a treasure chest of lessons in all aspects of playing guitar including Course Modules, Quick Wins, Live Training and much more...

Bonus

Bonuses That Will Boost Your Success!

Bonus 1
Strumming Mastery

In this step-by-step course you’ll learn​...
1) How to change chords in time from one to another
2) How to strum smoothly without speeding up or slowing down


You’ll also learn nine useful strumming patterns for acoustic guitar… starting from the most basic to some pretty cool ones. In the process you’ll gain the tools and techniques to make up your own patterns as well as play most any pattern that you see someone else doing.


Includes 28 video lessons and an extensive workbook with patterns and tips.

Bonus 2
Bar Chord Boot Camp

End the age-old struggle with bar chords once and for all. In Bar Chord Boot Camp we’ll start with exercises to strengthen your fingers. Then we’ll break the movements down step-by-step and help you visualize success. Over a period of 21 days you’ll be playing bar chords as easily as regular basic chords.


The course includes...

  • 22 short step-by-step videos revealing everything I've learned about playing bar chords effortlessly and with confidence.
  • The proven 21 Day process that is modeled after a system professional guitar players use to overcome any guitar playing challenge, play faster, smoother and with less effort than ever before.
  • 4 easy-to-follow Cheat Sheets to help make every lesson a breeze to follow.
Bonus 3
Fingerpicking Magic

Some of the most beautiful music on the guitar would be classified as fingerstyle guitar. Even simple chords sound great with a relaxed fingerpicking pattern played smoothly. Unfortunately, most people who learn on their own make one big mistake that locks them out from playing smooth fingerstyle patterns... often forever.

In Fingerpicking Magic 101 you learn the secret to smooth fingerstyle patterns that elude most self-taught guitar players. We'll use a series of easy exercises to make the foundation technique second nature.


Then in Fingerpicking Magic 102, we'll apply these techniques to patterns used in today's popular music.

About The Course Teacher,
Tomas Michaud

Tomas has always had a passion for helping people learn and grow. When his 9 year old daughter asked him to teach her guitar he developed the Starland Guitar System in 1982. Since then he’s helped thousands of students learn guitar.


He is the owner of Starland School of Music in the San Francisco Bay Area and RealGuitarSuccess.com. When he’s not filming guitar instruction videos he’s often composing music. As a recording artist he’s recorded seven CDs of Contemporary Instrumental Music. This includes the latest top ten charting “Beauty and Fire”


For relaxation he enjoys riding his bike along the San Francisco Bay with his dog Marco Polo.

Here’s what people are saying about the course instructor

Shelagh Geller

Amsterdam, NL

...taught me to trust my learning capabilities again.

"After 6 months of practice and weekly lessons I experienced many of the classical pitfalls. I was becoming discouraged and didn’t notice much improvement. Then I found Tomas Michaud.


He turned my thinking around through his well thought out advice, learning systems and techniques. I will be forever grateful for such professional and easy-to-follow lessons. He has taught me to trust my learning capabilities again.


I can see clearly now the fog has gone! It's so much easier when you are taught how to study the guitar in a methodical and achievable way."

Alfredo Menocal

Orlando, FL

I look forward every day to come home and pick up my guitar to play...

"You truly are a wonderful teacher. You make the lessons enjoyable, clear and easy to follow even for a beginner like me. I look forward every day to come home and pick up my guitar to play along with your videos.


My goal is to someday play flamenco style guitar such as you play. You are my mentor. I love your CD's. Thank you so very much for sharing your expertise."

Dr. Jimmy Graham

Evans, Georgia

Your teaching method and enthusiasm are contagious!

"Your commitment to teaching is amazing. I appreciate your instruction so much. It encourages me to keep trying when I hit a brick wall!


You are such a blessing to us struggling guitar guys. Your teaching method and enthusiasm are contagious!

Easy Start Guitar Success Plan

1. Sign up for Real Guitar Success

2. Watch the course videos and practice for 10 minutes a day.

3. Become the talented guitarist you've always wanted to be!

Monthly plan

Start for $1 for 14 Days... then $25/month.

$

25

per month (after first 14 days)

  • Immediate Access
  • Easily Cancel Anytime
  • Cancel the trial with 1-click anytime before 14 days and you won't be charged another penny

Secure Payment!

MOST POPULAR CHOICE!

YEARLY PLAN

$197 per year

$

16.42

per month (paid annually)

  • Immediate Access
  • Easily Cancel Anytime
  • 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Lowest Price and Best Value!

Secure Payment!

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 60-Days

"I'm so confident that you’ll find the Real Guitar Success an incredible value that you have 60 days to change your mind. I won’t make you beg or invoke any silly rules or conditions."

Don’t wait! Look at what past students have to say about this course

Jack Lockhart

Hereford, Arizona

You really have your heart in this and it shows.

“I was trying to use YouTube but it lacked structure. Then I found your lessons. They are well thought out and you walk us through our challenges. It's all the little stuff that puts the puzzle together.

You really have your heart in this and it shows. You do an excellent job of meeting our requests and anticipating our needs as students.”

Ria Botha 

 Limpopo Province, South Africa

... you walk me through my challenges.

"I am having a lot of fun learning through your videos. You explain it so well that it’s easy to understand. I can always go back to earlier lessons when I forget something. The challenges for me have been chord changes and strumming. But now I get it. Your lessons are well thought out and you walk me through my challenges."

Curt Berrien

Berkeley, CA

You are a great, caring teacher...

"Just a quick note to say how great I think your training is. You are a great, caring teacher and I really appreciate what you have put together here."

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’m new to guitar?

I’ve been playing but I’m feeling stuck. Can Real Guitar Success help?

Can I get one-on-one help?

Is the content available right away or is it time-released?

How is the course delivered? Will I receive DVDs in the mail?

What happens if I decide to cancel my membership? 

Monthly plan

Start for $1 for 14 Days... then $25/month.

$

25

per month (after first 14 days)

  • Immediate Access
  • Easily Cancel Anytime
  • Cancel the trial with 1-click anytime before 14 days and you won't be charged another penny

Secure Payment!

MOST POPULAR CHOICE!

YEARLY PLAN

$197 per year

$

16.42

per month (paid annually)

  • Immediate Access
  • Easily Cancel Anytime
  • 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Lowest Price and Best Value!

Secure Payment!

a personal note...

You deserve more than a guitarist who can show you where to put your fingers. I’ll be your guitar coach. Along with teaching you the skills and understanding that you need, I’ll help you overcome the fears and roadblocks that hold you back.

 

I believe in you. If you’re willing, I'll help you reach a level of success that you’ve only dreamed of.