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Play the Songs You Love

The Goal is simple: Play the songs you love while you get better at guitar.
No more clicking random YouTube videos!   

For over 13 years, Guitarmann has helped thousands of people learn guitar.
You'll find hundreds of acoustic and electric guitar lessons, worship song examples, and helpful courses.

The "Mann" Himself

Featured in Worship Leader Magazine, Guitarmann is the easiest way to learn worship guitar online. Stephen has received over 4 million views of his lessons, and he has helped worship leaders, dads, moms, kids, and even professional touring musicians learn guitar over the last 13 years of teaching online. 


How Does it Work?

1. Login

2. Progress through the one of 5 series

3. Have fun and play your favorite songs

Free Lessons:


Learn how to avoid the 3 most common mistakes beginners make, so you can build a solid foundation.


Unlock the 3 secrets of quickly getting out of a rut and having more fun playing guitar.


Discover the one trick pros use to understand guitar theory without wasting time reading music.

Explore The Courses:


"Short-Cut" Course
For Total Newbies

Free shipped Kyser short-cut capo to make chords easy

Only 1 or 2 fingers needed per chord

Play 10 worship songs in 10 days

Chord diagrams and song book included

Plus, get access to hundreds more lessons with a membership!

Beginner Guitar

Learn the most commonly used chords

Learn an easy strum pattern that can be used for most songs

Play easy worship songs to get started

Build a foundation to take your playing as far as you want

Plus, get access to hundreds more lessons with a membership!

Intermediate Guitar

Learn the 5 most common chord families

Learn why studio musicians use the Nashville Number System

Learn how to play in every key with a capo

Try several new strum patterns for different types of songs

Plus, get access to hundreds more lessons with a membership!

Electric Guitar

Learn 5 scales to play all over the neck

Learn chord inversions (complement chords)

Learn how to improvise in any key

Learn how to "jam" with others

Plus, get access to hundreds more lessons with a membership!

Advanced Guitar

Learn where a chord get its name

Build and play every chord that exists

Use unique chords to expand a chord family and improve songwriting

Get a better handle on practical music theory

Plus, get access to hundreds more lessons with a membership!

Bass Guitar

3 courses included, from beginner to advanced

Learn the entire freboard

Learn all 5 scales to play in any key

Learn common riffs to improvise

These 3 courses are included in the Bass Guitar Subscription

"When I took guitar lessons from Guitarmann, I couldn't believe how quickly I was able to start actually playing songs. I had taken lessons in the past, but things never really "stuck", no matter how hard I practiced. I think the Guitarmann Method is best way for anyone who wants to learn guitar. You'll be playing real songs the right way in no time. I use what I learned nearly EVERY DAY as a worship leader, guitarist, and song writer for Vertical Worship"

Worship Leader & Song Writer for Vertical Worship

"Stephen is one of my good friends; someone who has been teaching me lessons on guitar for many years!"

Building 429: Grammy-nominated; Dove Award Winner

"I can say without a doubt that Stephen Mann will take you far beyond your expectations when it comes to learning the guitar. His teachings have brought me to the point where I now lead worship for several different youth events, and at my own church as well. I would not recommend anybody other than Stephen!"

Guitarmann Member

"I took a guitar to my first lesson knowing nothing about chords or technique. Literally within a few months, I not only knew a good number of popular chords, but also I knew techniques for figuring out nearly every chord I might come upon. Stephen's method of teaching guitar is amazingly easy to grasp quickly, yet at the same time challenging enough to help you achieve your personal goals."

Guitarmann Member

"some very helpful stuff for guitarists from Guitarmann!"

author: Worship Matters; Dir. Sovereign Grace Music


"I started lessons with Guitarmann and two years later began to use the guitar in leading our worship services. He has a keen awareness of contemporary worship and how guitar fits in."  

Manual R
Guitarmann Member

"I just wanted to thank you for your site. You are an awesome teacher, and I wish I had found your site years ago.  I feel like your simple lessons have taken my playing and my "musical knowledge" to the next level. Now, I feel like I understand how chords are formed and how they work together."

Guitarmann Member


"This is by far the best online guitar learning method; I wasn't just mimicking but was understanding what's going on with guitar, and it has help me be able to play on my own within 2 weeks."

Manual R
Guitarmann Member

"I have had 4 teachers over my many years of trying to learn and no one ever approached teaching the way you do.  I feel comfortable and am able to understand what you are talking about in a way that it will stay with me and not just go in one ear and out the other. Already I have picked up tips and tricks that I never knew even though I had played guitar with teachers before.I appreciate the ease at how you are teaching me and I feel as though you are right here in my home with me encouraging and helping me to get it right this time.  I also want to make mention that the simple way you are teaching me to strum.  No one ever taught me that!"

Guitarmann Member


"Stephen, thanks for offering incredible lessons at an affordable price.  I am just really happy right now and I had to write something.  I have improved my playing and learned more in two months than I had in the past years of local lessons and playing on my own. You are a great teacher and exactly what I needed.  I will continue with the lessons and hope to lead the praise songs for my Bible study group soon.  Thanks again, this is the best investment I ever made toward learning to play guitar."  

Manual R
Guitarmann Member

"Great guitar players aren’t born - it takes hard work; I’m thankful that he’s put together resources for the rest of us to learn."

Singer Songwriter: Indelible Grace 


"Stephen is great teacher for those who are beginners all the way to advanced guitar players. He played a big role in my guitar playing as I started in Middle School and his method helped me as I progressed in my playing and worship leading even through college."  

Manual R
Guitarmann Member

"I have been able to read music and play an instrument for 38 yrs. I self taught and have played guitar off and on for 35 years, most avidly over the last 8 years as a worship leader. This is the first time I've truly understood how the Chord Families actually are put together and work. Thank you for opening my eyes!"

Guitarmann Member

"First I want to say I am loving the online classes and learning so much.  I have taken a few other online classes and by far your's is the BEST.  I am starting the Electric Series this week. Just finished the Essentials Series!"

Guitarmann Member

"I took guitar lessons from Guitarmann for about 4 years, and since then i have been in two bands and also my church band. He is an amazing teacher! I love just being able to sit down anytime and play guitar for minutes or even hours."

Guitarmann Member

"I was intimidated about learning guitar because I thought only people with an obvious talent for music could pick it up. Stephen's method gave me confidence to stay with it and helped me get over my fear of getting started. It's very intuitive and got me playing quickly. I'm not trying to be a rock star. I just want to play songs for my children and help them develop a love for music early in life. My lessons with Stephen have been invaluable in helping me reach this goal."

Guitarmann Member

Step by Step

There is so much information online, and it can be overwhelming to know what to tackle and when to tackle it. Now, you’ll never have to worry about what’s next. Pick from one of 5 guitar courses and progress through each lesson.


Hey, by the way, are you a Worship Leader? If so, check out our sister website: Worship Leader Academy and join over 2,000 Worship Leaders who have discovered how to grow their leadership!   

- Stephen