Peter Vogl

peter voglPeter started playing guitar in 2nd grade and very quickly realized his calling. He played in several bands through his years at Okemos High, and proceeded to study classical guitar in college at the University of Ga. under the tutelage of John Sutherland. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Classical Guitar Performance Peter continued with his studies on a assistantship at James Madison University. While there he taught classes as large as 110 people at both James Madison and Mary Baldwin College.

Peter moved back to Georgia and began playing the club circuit in Atlanta as a soloist and with a multitude of bands. He also founded and managed several schools of guitar including the Guitar Learning Center. During this time Peter produced many products for Watch & Learn Inc. such as The Guitarist’s Chord Book, The Guitarist’s Scale Book, Intro to Blues, Intro to Rock, The Guitarist’s Tablature Book, and the Let’s Jam Series.

In the 90’s Peter met Jan Smith and began to play with the Jan Smith Band performing on several of her CDs including nonstop Thrill, Surrender, and Resurrection. In 2001 Peter moved into Jan Smith Studios where he continues to teach and do session work with local and national talent.

Peter has performed on stage with talents such as Michael Bolton, Cee-Lo, Kelly Price, Steve Vai, Earl Klugh, Sharon Isbon, and Sleepy Brown. In collaboration with the NARAS organization he is the band leader each year at the Heroes Award Dinner in Atlanta. Peter’s disc, So Many Notes, So Little Time, a guitar instrumental record, is available from this site as a CD or a digital download. Peter is also working on a new acoustic record featuring his nylon string playing. Stay tuned as Peter plans on continuing his recording, teaching, and publishing careers into the foreseeable future.

If you have a question or suggestions about the content of his lessons you can send Peter an email at For technical or sales questions please email

guitar practice sessions

Our brand new series, The Practice Sessions, features over 20 video practice guides. You will learn what to practice and how to get better. Peter has designed these free videos so you can play along with a different session each day as part of your practice routine. Use these practice sessions on a regular basis and you're guaranteed to get better.

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funk jam tracksLet’s Jam! Funk & Blues Digital Download by Peter Vogl is a collection of 10 high quality jam track MP3s. These tracks were recorded “live” by top studio musicians and give the impression of jamming along with a real band. The download contains extended jams (3 to 4 minutes) covering several different styles and tempos of funk. These tracks can be used to improve soloing and improvisation skills for guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, saxophone, and vocals. The download features 10 .mp3s and a .pdf booklet containing the chord charts, progression, and a sample scale for each song. There is no video information contained in this download. Listen to the sample track Crazy Cool in E and view a sample page from booklet. $9.95

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