How to Find a Miami Advanced Guitar Teacher | Dyce Kimura

Miami advanced guitar teacher Dyce Kimura here and today I am doing a video blog talking about this concept of advanced guitar lessons. This is actually a very difficult subject for me to tackle, but I thought I’d give it a try. And first off I want to say that advanced students are my favorite students. I am a full-time guitar instructor and I take on lots of beginners, absolute beginners, intermediates; but advanced students and even students that are trying to go pro or semi-pro are my favorites because they are the closest to my heart. You […] Read more

Miami Guitar Teacher | How to Get Good at Guitar

Hi! This is Dyce Kimura, I am a Fort Lauderdale and Miami guitar teacher. Today I’m going to talk about the topic of how to get good at playing guitar. I’m going to be talking to people that want to become a pro.   I’m going to be just addressing a lot of issues and challenges that you might go through and give you some real practical experience and advice.

A little background on myself; I’m a full-time Pro and Miami guitar teacher. I’ve been playing guitar for 30 years – 30+ years, actually. I’ve been playing full-time […] Read more

Miami Acoustic Guitar Teacher | How to Play Fingerstyle Guitar

Hi!  Miami acoustic guitar teacher Dyce Kimura here discussing today the difference between fingerstyle acoustic and flatpicking.  This is a wiedly discussed topic and is often confused by beginners so I’m here today to clear that discussion up for you.  That is in the soul, it’s also used in Brazilian Jazz. It’s using that pop. It’s a percussive sound, where you hit the guitar. [Echion 00:14:32] recently was doing some songs like Don’t Let Say where he hits the guitar, then he has that pop.

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What I have there going on is something called the moving bass line. […] Read more

North Miami Beginner Guitar Teacher |How to play guitar finger style vs pick

Hey there, this is Dyce Kimura, a North Miami beginner guitar teacher. Today I’m going over some guitar techniques. Some of these are going to be beginner techniques and some of them are going to get more advanced. We are talking about acoustic finger style playing today. I want to go over a few concepts. I want to talk about the using a capo. Also finger style and using your thumb and your fingers to pluck, moving bass lines and giving a richer complex chord sequence that almost tells a story. I’ll give you an example. I’m going […] Read more

North Miami Guitar teacher | How Guitar Teaching has changed in 30 years

Hi there, folks. My name is Dyce Kimura. I’m a full-time North Miami guitar teacher and a full-time guitar player. Also, I’ve been studying the guitar for about thirty years. This is actually my 30th year playing guitar. I want to talk to you about how much learning guitar has changed in the last thirty years. In the thirty years I’ve been playing guitar, what’s changed and why and how; and how does that affect you as a beginner guitar player if you want to start to learn to play.

There’s a lot of variables to discuss from my perspective as […] Read more

Miami Guitar Teacher | Beginner Guitar FAQ

Beginner Guitar FAQs | Miami Guitar Teacher

Miami guitar teacher Dyce Kimura here, and I want to do an FAQ video today for people that are just starting to learn guitar. You might have a few questions. I get asked a series of questions, usually one of these questions every single day in my teaching studio. I just want to address them in a video. I’m going to read off these questions and then I’m going to answer them after that.

These are the questions, I put this list together, that I typically get asked. Should […] Read more

Designing a Guitar Practice Routine | Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lessons


Whether building on years of experience or just starting to learn the guitar, practice is the only way to improve. Dyce Kimura offers Fort Lauderdale guitar lessons for players of all ages and skill levels. Dyce teaches technical skills needed to play the guitar well along with the under-appreciated art of designing a practice routine.

Having an effective practice routine is vital to success as a guitarist. Instead of wasting time on already-mastered skills or skipping what is difficult, a practice routine should prioritize capabilities based on familiarity/comfort, and from there will build on skills in a systematic and […] Read more

How to Buy Your First Guitar | Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lessons


If you’re ready to start learning the guitar (or perhaps your child or another family member is), one of the most daunting tasks can be finding the right guitar.  However, with the right advice, finding the right guitar can actually be a pleasant, rewarding experience.  In this article, renowned guitar teacher Dyce Kimura, who provides Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lessons, and online via Skype will show you precisely what you need to look for in that first guitar. 

As a good rule of thumb, Dyce believes that your first guitar should have three key qualities.  The first one is: […] Read more

String Gauge-How It Affects Your Guitar Tone | Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lessons

“Big Strings Equals Big Tone,” Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lessons

Hi this is Dyce Kimura. I am giving Fort Lauderdale guitar lessons out of my studio in sunny South Florida. Today I want to talk to you about the topic of string gauge, and specifically, how string gauge can actually effect your overall tone.

This is a critical question, because string gauge is an important concern for all guitarists—acoustic or electric, and no matter your proficiency level, age or style of music that you play. You probably have noticed by now that some people use really big strings—and others will use any thickness […] Read more

Your Guitar’s Worst Enemy: Heat and Humidity

Written by Madison Iszler

Wooden guitars are very susceptible to the negative effects of temperature and humidity. The surroundings of your guitar matter because of these factors.

Humidity is not good for guitars because it can cause the metal parts of the guitar to rust and the wooden parts to become wet and weakened, which obstructs sound resonation.

Fort Lauderdale guitar teacher Dyce Kimura offers some personal advice of his own. “Part of the soundproofing in my office is done in plexiglass, which seals out the humidity and helps me keep my equipment in the best condition.”

Heat can negatively effect a guitar because […] Read more