Welcome to the official web site of John Standefer, renowned fingerstyle guitarist, teacher, and performer. You'll find the latest information about John's performances and teaching activities, as well as his recordings, books, and videos all here. John is a masterful arranger of guitar music, so there are also some great guitar TAB arrangements you can download.

A world-class fingerstyle guitarist, John is the winner of the 2002 National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and the Open Division winner of the 2004 International Home of the Legends Competition. John has performed and taught in venues around the world and appears yearly at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention in Nashville to honor his mentor.

A gifted and enthusiastic teacher, John has published numerous books, tab and videos to help guitarists of all levels improve their skills. He also offers one-on-one online lessons via Skype.

What's New

New JohnStandefer.com Website!!
Check out John’s newly remodeled website! The content has been streamlined and the new platform will now work much better on your phone or iPad. Some features and products have been discontinued, while other pages and features have been added. Take the tour! Best of all, there are more great features coming soon. Stay tuned…

John teaches Skype lessons 5 days a week!
The popularity of John's online lessons has grown to where they are being offered 5 days a week. Consider becoming one of the many who glean from John's 50 years of playing and teaching experience. Learn the insights he has to share and explore the 600(+) TAB arrangements he has written for students.  LEARN MORE

John Standefer, the Digital Download Version
All 13 of John's CDs (including Brazilian Guitar with Pat Kirtley) are now available as high quality mp-3 Digital Downloads! You can buy John's music at a lower price than physical CDs and with no shipping costs or waiting for product to arrive in the mail. LEARN MORE