“She is one woman, one guitar, and no gimmicks… 
she is one of THE most important artists on the scene in years, 
and one to watch closely for years to come. 
And, for guitarists, one to study closely…” 

                                                            – Skinny Devil Magazine : Guitar Gods: LIVE

workshops

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HISTORY MAKING FEMALE GUITARISTS: past, present & future 

Diana takes listeners on a journey over the past century discussing and performing the styles of strong, and sometimes overlooked, female guitarists.  This interactive + visual workshop covers the social and economic injustices of the time, along with the history of music and how each decade's style influenced the next. Artists covered range from Elizabeth Cotten, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Odetta, Joni Mitchell, Joan Jett to Ani DiFranco, KT Tunstall and more! 

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WITHOUT A LABEL: An independent songwriter's experience through writing, recording, and self-distribution  

  In one week, players will learn the art of songwriting, basics of recording and get an introduction to the business world of the independent artist by writing, recording and distribute their song on iTunes and Spotify.

GUITAR LESSONS BY DIANA CHITTESTER

Learning the styles you want to play through the music you love. 

Diana is a guitar-driven touring performer who teaches guitar, 
ukulele and bass in Lakewood, OH. With over 15 years of guitar playing experience, Diana utilizes her signature percussive finger-picking guitar style to teach students of all ages the folk, blues and punk-rock genres. Everyone learns differently, so she will find the best method to help you learn the guitar basics, the (not-so-scary) depths of music theory or just advance upon your current skill level. 

Private lessons available to students of all ages; kids to adults and all in-between are welcome and are encouraged to pick up an instrument with the desire to learn it! ...Diana will teach you more than just the chords.

Sign up today, or schedule your first FREE lesson. Email dianachittester@gmail.com. 

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Testimonies

"Diana has been an amazing guitar teacher and mentor. She gave me easy to follow instruction on develping and enhancing technique. I am a new local folk musician and Diana helped me to develop prper stage presence as well as mentor me on basic music management. Diana also helped me to add dynamic and inflection in my original songs. She is professional and personable. I highly recommend her as a guitar teacher for all ages and skill level." 
- Megan E, Guitar Student

“Diana is the whole package when considering an accomplished instructor for any individual thinking of learning guitar. She is patient and takes the time necessary to make students feel comfortable with the material being covered. By taking time to get to know her students, she is able to make lessons exciting by bringing in music that the student is interested in learning. Our daughter started taking lessons in January 2014 and has become quite a competent musician.” 
– Susan H, Mother of Guitar Student 

“Diana is prompt and professional, and her experience as instructor and touring performer and recording artist positions her uniquely to supply intelligent, meaningful answers to questions and concerns from the most novice player to the music career-bound student.”  
– David McLean, Founder of Skinny Devil Magazine 

“Diana is one of the most prolific guitar players in her style I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and work with. Her approach to playing is unique and captivating … Her energy and positive attitude is infectious … I highly recommend her and, as a fellow instructor, she has my greatest respect and admiration.”  
– Paul Felice, Instructor at SDML Academy of Guitar