Black Friday/Cyber Monday Celebration 

35% OFF RGS Membership... Plus:

Bonus #1: Barre Chords for Everyone Stand-Alone course (reg. $130)

Bonus #2: Jam Track Audio Library Downloadable Play-Along ($250 value)

Bonus #3: New World Spanish Flamenco Guitar Stand-Alone course (reg. $100)

That's a total of $480 in bonuses!

Use coupon (copy and paste): GUITAR2020

Online Guitar Lessons That Really Work!

Guided Lessons  +   Inspiration  +  Real Advice

Uplifting, easy to follow lessons and Real strategies to learn faster with less frustration.

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 Academy

Playing guitar has brought incredible joy and connection with others into my life. It's my mission to share this gift... and helping YOU uncover the talent that's locked inside you is part of that mission. 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.

Special offer! Enroll now and get a 35% discount + Bonuses! Coupon Code: GUITAR2020


Here’s What To Expect When You Sign Up

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

Now the 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 access to ongoing coaching and feedback all 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 Tomas is the best guitar teacher out there and I have learnt so much from his 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 Tomas has been the best teacher. I like his presentations, techniques, and patience that he emits in his lessons."

 Powerful Secret Weapons That'll Give You An Edge

As a member you'll get immediate access to these 3 unique Secret Weapons. 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: The 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: Daily Practice Sessions

Available in The Guitar Gym, Daily Practice Sessions is a system for growing your guitar playing skills in short daily workouts. 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 University

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 Core Skill Modules, Quick Wins, Live Training and much more...

Bonus

Bonuses That Will Boost Your Success!

Bonus 1
Barre Chords for Everyone

Play barre chords like you never thought possible! 

I'll take you step-by-step along an adventure that will change the way you think of learning guitar. Not only will you end the age-old struggle with barre chords once and for all, but you'll learn a blueprint that you can apply to learning new challenges in the future.


Step-by-step... strengthen your fingers... break down the movements... strategically put them together... visualize success.


Breaking the "Barre Chord Barrier" has never been so much fun! 


The course includes...

- 75 step-by-step videos organized into 5 Chapters revealing everything I've learned about playing barre chords effortlessly and with confidence.
- 27 easy-to-follow Cheat Sheets to help make every lesson a breeze to follow.
- 14 high-quality multi-instrument Jam Tracks with drums, bass guitar, guitar, piano, and other instruments.

Bonus 2
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.


This course includes 28 video lessons and an extensive workbook with patterns and tips.

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

Alfredo Menocal

Orlando, FL

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

"Tomas is truly a wonderful teacher. He makes 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 his videos."

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."

Dr. Jimmy Graham

Evans, Georgia

Your teaching method and enthusiasm are contagious!

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


Tomas is such a blessing to us struggling guitar guys. His 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 at least 10 minutes a day.

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

MOST POPULAR CHOICE!

reg. $197 per year

$128

(with coupon GUITAR2020)

  • Immediate Access to ALL Lessons & Courses
  • Easily Cancel Anytime
  • 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • World class support
  • Lowest Price and Best Value!
  • BONUS: Barre Chord for Everyone stand-alone course (reg. $130)
  • BONUS: Spanish/Flamenco Guitar stand-alone course (reg. $100)
  • BONUS: Jam Track Audio Library Downloadable Play-Along ($250 value)

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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 Tomas' lessons. They are well thought out and you walk us through our challenges. It's all the little stuff that puts the puzzle together.

Tomas really has his heart in this and it shows. He does 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 his videos. Tomas explains 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. His 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 Tomas' training is. He is a great, caring teacher and I really appreciate what he has 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? 

MOST POPULAR CHOICE!

reg. $197 per year

$128

(with coupon GUITAR2020)

  • Immediate Access to ALL Lessons & Courses
  • Easily Cancel Anytime
  • 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • World class support
  • Lowest Price and Best Value!
  • BONUS: Barre Chord for Everyone stand-alone course (reg. $130)
  • BONUS: Jam Track Audio Library Downloadable Play-Along ($250 value)
  • BONUS: Spanish/Flamenco Guitar stand-alone course (reg. $100)

Secure Payment!

a personal note...

You deserve more than someone 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.

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