Are You Serious About PLAYING Jazz Guitar?

Tired of method hopping, amateur players, and searching endlessly for that silver bullet? No empty promises here. It takes a player to make a player. You learn to play jazz by actually playing jazz, NOT modes or scales. That's the Conti approach.

Free Video Lesson Test Drive

  • Do you hop from method to method with no tangible improvement?
  • Bored to death with modes and scales?
  • Annoyed with camera shy teachers who either show off, or can't get the point across?
  • Want to learn how to play?

Experience full length free video lessons with Robert Conti - like thousands of other aspiring players, you'll be glad you did.

Producing Jazz Guitarists Since 1966

Ever notice how many jazz guitar teachers can't actually play jazz guitar? Then it should be no surprise why none of their students post videos of what they learned (they haven't learned anything worthwhile)

The only reliable benchmark of any teacher is the playing success of the student

We're proud to present videos of our students demonstrating their new skills - from entry level to highly advanced. Visit the Players Gallery to see numerous students playing what they learned. Talking about playing isn't the same as playing - remember this as you navigate the internet minefield.

Entry Level Improv

Witness Dr. Kathy Durante's short term progress as she performs a full entry level solo. She is learning the language of jazz and having a ball doing it.

Advanced Improv

If you've already got chops and don't know what to play, Conti has you covered. Watch Lucas Costner execute a pro level solo without any modes or scales.

Chord Melody

Lace Walker utilizes professional chord melody arrangements by Robert Conti and performs regularly on cruise ships. That doesn't sound too bad, does it?

Years Teaching & Playing Experience

"In much the same way that you're able to drive a car without knowing its internal mechanical functions under the hood, you're able to play jazz guitar without knowing the “how and why” behind what you're playing. My learning resources are designed to put you in the driver's seat so you can start playing jazz guitar immediately. The how and why will be much easier to understand once you can play."

-Robert Conti

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Bluesette (1969)

Bluesette (2007)

The internet has been great for many things. However, we can tell you with certainty that the academization of jazz guitar has been a detriment to the art form. As stated above, it takes a player to make a player. Robert Conti has over 50 years of documented teaching and performing experience. You wouldn't seek heart surgery from a butcher just because he owns sharp knives. So why waste years of your live with amateurs with no evidence they can play or teach?

Will Kriski, Star Student of Robert Conti
Will Kriski, a Robert Conti star student in Canada.

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My Robert Conti Jazz Guitar Learning Experience

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After nearly giving up due to years of college and frustration, Will Kriski discovered the Conti approach to teaching and playing jazz guitar. Having advanced more than he ever thought possible in a short 5-6 month period, he created a group on Facebook where others could share their learning experiences too.

If you're on Facebook, simply click the button below to join Will's continuously growing group.  Sharing your experiences in Will's group is the next best thing to spending time playing your guitar.