Taylor began playing Guitar at age 12, taking influence from artists such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. At age 15 he started to undertake studies in Music theory with various Guitar teachers and attended masterclasses given by Steve Vai.Taylor

At age 22, Taylor graduated University with a Bachelors in Audio Engineering, meanwhile playing in a Progressive Metal band and touring The United States Of America.  Since 2013 he created his own Music and become adapt in the new metal genre “Djent.”

He encourages students to create their own songs and develop their own unique style, to stand out from the crowd.  The American Guitar Academy is proud to have him as part of our team!


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You can learn many things…

It is such a valuable experience that I get to learn many things in English from teachers who have lots of overseas experience.  Although I never had the opportunity to study abroad, I am very grateful and it’s like a dream come true that I get to have this experience while working in Japan.  Thank …

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At the American Guitar Academy, not only just learning songs, but I also got to strengthen my foundation and get to learn how to use various of techniques naturally.  It’s such a big difference between a player who gets the basics down compares to a player who doesn’t.

It’s not just guitar, it’s “Music”…

I am having a lot of fun learning at the American Guitar Academy! My teacher has taught me not only guitar, but what music really is.  I was obsessed with learning techniques and I have forgotten the fun when playing the guitar.  My teacher always reminds me of the fun when I was struggling with …

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Aiko Ishikawa

I feel very lucky…

I took lessons at the American Guitar Academy while working in Japan. I feel very lucky to have found out about the academy and highly recommend it to anyone interested in guitar while in Japan. My instructor was an experienced guitar teacher, and attentive to both my progress and my learning methods. Many times when …

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