Hundreds of guitar players have mastered the guitar with my one-on-one guitar lessons. Take lessons with me in my private studio, in Cincinnati, OH, or online via Skype or FaceTime. You’ll get a customized learning plan and practice routine built around your needs and goals.

One-on-One Blues Rock Guitar Lessons with Kelly Richey

Learn to play guitar from anywhere in the world!

Why Take Guitar Lessons from Kelly Richey?


I’m on a mission to help make guitar lessons fast, effective, and fun. Thousands of people have already been successful with my proven beginner, intermediate, and advanced guitar methods.


Get 1-on-1 guitar lessons in Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, or Dayton, OH, or via Skype from the comfort of your home. The online lessons are safe, easy and convenient. A guitar, a computer with an internet connection, and a willingness to grow is all you need. It’s an amazing opportunity!


Do you ever wish you got music lessons? Let me support you in developing super impressive guitar skills. Imagine achieving your musical dreams at any age through guitar lessons from a road warrior.


Learn to play blues-rock guitar from an experienced professional & touring artist.

Kelly Richey’s guitar lessons in Cincinnati, OH, or by Skype or FaceTime, are perfect for beginner, intermediate, and advanced guitar players, anywhere around the globe. All you need is a computer or mobile device with a webcam and a steady internet connection.

Take One Guitar Lesson ($75) or Package of 4 Guitar Lessons ($250)

TrueFire Presents: Kelly Richey’s Cutting Edge Channel

I’ve designed my TrueFire channel to support and connect with students who want to learn how to play guitar.  A subscription gives you access to all of the videos, tabs, jam tracks, discussion feed, tools and everything published in the channel! You can cancel anytime. 

Become part of an online community where I’ll be posting power-packed lessons that focus on building your skills and developing a practice routine that works – and keeps you inspired. I’m also a “gear-head” and I love helping students build their own guitar rig and develop their own sound.

Premium Channel Subscription $4.99 per month 

What you get:
425 Videos 277 Tabs, Charts, and more 
69 Jam Tracks 
Discussion Threads
Channel Tools
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 TrueFire Presents:
Kelly Richey’s Blues Grit

Key concepts and techniques for heavy blues-rock guitar

 TrueFire Presents:
Focus On: Blues-Rock Power Trio

An examination of blues-rock guitar in a trio setting


Festivals, Schools, Universities, Music Stores, and House Concerts!

Learning to play guitar in a group setting is fun and you get to create lasting relationships with other students. 

Experience one of my guitar instruction workshops: 90 minutes of intensive guitar lesson time, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn.


To schedule a Workshop:

Kelly Richey
Ph: (513) 404-1820


I’m very pleased to give this testimonial to Kelly Richey.  I’ve worked with many guitar teachers and I’m very thankful to have found Kelly Richey. I found a course of hers online and decided to sign up for a personal guitar lesson. Just focusing on the guitar, she really changed the way I play. Kelly’s unique approach to my tried and true pentatonic scales really changed the way I played my guitar. She uses some really simple and powerful ideas and showed me how to practice them in a new way. She really opened up the fretboard for me.

If you are a rock/blues/country player, I highly recommend learning this approach if you want to take your pentatonics to the next level.  I’ve been working with her about 4 years now, and over that time I’ve gone from playing at home on a looper to singing and performing at open mics and gigs. I wanted an intermediate guitar course, but over time, it became more a music coach thing as she helped me develop my own style, she empowered me to create music, and taught me the confidence to go out and perform as best I can.  I guess the best way to say it is, she helped me decide for myself what I wanted to do with my music. Very cool.

In addition she advised me on putting together my pedalboard, songwriting, how to use MIDI with my projects and even how to record my music.. I am really doing things I never thought I’d be able to do..

Kaitlyn Mikalaskas / Guitar Student

For anyone interested in blues rock guitar: problem solved! Millions already know what an amazing and powerful guitar player Kelly is. But it’s – still – a relative secret that this fast driving mama is a most dedicated, methodical and inspiring teacher that will spare nothing from making any hard working dude (or dudette) a master blues player. For anyone interested in blues rock guitar: problem solved!

Eran Shalev / Guitar Student

I’ve taking lessons from Kelly for several years now and it has been a great experience. After trying for many months to teach myself the guitar, I started taking lessons from Kelly. A smart move. She is an enthusiastic and supportive teacher. As a beginner on the guitar she took me through the fundamentals –scales, chords, and reading the fretboard. Along the way she would include songs that complemented the exercises keeping the process fun and entertaining. Her lessons also covered theory and history of the blues. As a teacher Kelly has the wonderful ability to listen and observe and then customize a lesson to help you. Kelly is a great teacher who will make you love the guitar.

Jim Ecker / Guitar Student

“It’s amazing how the internet can connect a small town guitar player to a down to earth seasoned pro and bring them together in a personal student/teacher environment online. I love the guitar even more now that I have direction rather than a boatload of DVD’s and videos with varied techniques and teaching styles offered. Kelly has a way of knowing “exactly” where I want to go and the fastest way to get there. I have grown leaps and bounds in the last months compared to years of floundering and frustration and thoughts of actually giving up the best instrument on planet earth. What am I nuts?”  Kelly, Thanks for Everything!

Brett in FL / Guitar Student

“During my first video lesson with Kelly, she told me that one of the most important things about learning guitar was to stay inspired. Before taking lessons with her I was very scattered in my daily practice sessions. I would find something to work on but then get deflated because I had no idea what I was working towards. Kelly has given me focus and clear-cut exercises and songs to work on that are building my finger strength, speed, dexterity, rhythm, fretboard knowledge, and musical feeling. I finally feel like there is a means to an end and my confidence with lead guitar is soaring since collaborating with her on my playing. Having a pro like her watch how I am playing and letting me know what I can do to improve is invaluable. Kelly is really great at helping me with my weaknesses and encouraging my strengths. She also knows how to challenge me just the right amount so that when I do achieve my goal for the lesson I feel extra inspired and great about my progress. I feel like I have found a mentor and a strong role model in Kelly, especially as a female guitar player. She is always open to sharing her experiences and her vast knowledge of the guitar and she is a talented musician and teacher. I feel very grateful to be her student.”

Diana Rein – Musician / Guitar Student

“So what is Kelly Richey like as a guitar instructor? Well, she is fun, supportive, and enthusiastic, sprinkled with just the right amount of “tough love” needed to take your playing to where you want it to be. Her passion for guitar playing is exceeded only by her passion for teaching and making you a better guitarist.  I’ve had some bad, some good and some great guitar teachers over the years and Kelly definitely belongs in the “Great” category. No matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, Kelly will help you build a solid foundation, quickly identify your trouble areas and then give you a solid plan that will help you break through to the next level.

If you are serious about learning the guitar or improving your playing ability, do yourself a favor and let Kelly guide you on your musical journey. It will be the best decision you’ve ever made – guaranteed!”

Robert Rittiger / Guitar Student

“Kelly’s approach to her teaching is simple and straightforward. She is patient but tough, she keeps you on track. The Skype lessons I have with her enable me to make a connection with her so I am able better to understand what it is I need to do. I am a very visual learner and Skype is the way to go. She certainly has helped me not only to be a better guitar player but has helped me become a better guitar teacher to my students as well. Thank you, Kelly!”

Deborah De Steno / Guitar Student / Teacher

When I was 16 years old Kelly Richey gave me the tools that enabled me to be the guitar player that I always wanted to be. Now, twenty years later, I am a professional musician and she is giving me the tools and framework that are helping me to access and awaken my true power to realize my dreams. I love her style; she is loving and firm, funny and straightforward, supportive and encouraging, and optimistic and realistic. With Kelly’s guidance and support, I have been able to make serious progress and gain strong confidence in a short period of time. She is the most effective teacher I have ever had. She is the teacher that gives the most useful information, what you need to know and I would recommend her to anyone without reservation

Vani Vozos / Guitar Student

“Studying with Kelly Richey has been one of the major highlights of my guitar playing career. She has helped me improve my playing by leaps and bounds in a very short period of time. She has a vast musical knowledge from exercises to build technique, to soloing concepts, and can even help build your repertoire. One of the best decisions I have made in regards to my playing is signing up for lessons with Kelly. My advice to ANY guitarist looking to expand their playing is to sign up NOW!!!”

Blayze Windham in Tupelo, MS / Guitar Student

Kelly is my “GO TO” lady for online blues. blues/rock instruction. She probably doesn’t know this but, I kind of feel like I’m being taught by one of my guitar heroes. Her lessons are personalized, very well explained and target the areas that I need to work on to be a good blues player. Kelly gives me the tools to grow but she doesn’t do my push-ups for me. I put in the practice time and follow her lead. Am I a better guitar player? Yes, I am and I’m excited to see how I’ll be in the months to follow. Super excited!!! Thanks, Kelly.

Gord Moman / Guitar Student

“Hey Kelly, I just want to take the time to thank you for your method of instruction. It works! I started seriously playing about four years ago…I took lessons for about 18 months…I learned a little about a lot, and it made no sense to me… I quit the lessons, then purchased several different DVD…and it was basically the same as my lesson…a little about a lot. I then tried to learn on my own…I picked up a few scales, and some chords, but I was never able to get into a consistent practice routine because I didn’t know what to practice.  Surfing the internet one Sunday I came across your website and followed it to the true fire web page…Watched your introductory video, and thought, “I’ve tried most everything else, and I have nothing to lose…” So I took a shot at your lessons…

Upon receiving my self-assessment and video’s, you immediately assessed my abilities and frustration…provided thoughtful insight into my needs, and put me on a regimen that focused my practice efforts and provided me (for the first time) joy in playing… Concentrating on a strong foundation, you got me on the correct path of picking, strumming, and changing chords…In fact, the exercises you provided me are phenomenal…I can actually feel and see the strings with my fingers…I can easily change chord and the sound is as clean as you would want…And equally important, I’ve learned the basics of three songs…all in only six weeks…But most importantly, I’m smiling about guitar practice for the first time in four years because I am learning about the instrument and how it works.

I know I have a ways to go to reach my goal of “guitar nirvana,” but I am confident I will get there with your help. Thank you for taking the time to teach me. All the best, Paul”

Paul Pisano / Guitar Student

Kelly has worked with me on guitar for over a year and is an excellent instructor, and became a good friend also. She taught me scales, chords, progressions and worked with me on fundamentals and techniques that work with all kinds of music. Kelly is the kind of instructor and person that will stick with you through the tough spots and is a very patient teacher. Kelly is a great guitarist and can show you lots of playing techniques to improve your skills. Lessons from Kelly are always fun, informative and hard work so be prepared and hold on for a great experience.

Steve Evans / Guitar Student

“Kelly Richey’s objective is to provide the highest quality of service to all seeking it. Her passion, determination, and a strive for excellence cannot be challenged. Her knowledge and skills will separate her from most, if not all, competitors. She will far exceed anyone’s expectations. She is truly an artist who is widely known as a master of her craft. If you are seeking mediocrity, then you will not find it here. If you are truly seeking a master at work, then you will not go wrong with Kelly Richey.”t

Wendilyn Beltran / Guitar Studen

“Kelly’s drive and passion are evident the moment you meet her. Whether it is entertaining or educating others through music, Kelly gives it her all and then some.”

Greg Southerland / Guitar Student

“Kelly is a gifted teacher and performer. She has a talent for making the complex passages look easy and pass the essential knowledge on to others.”

James Klyza, Jr., MSPH, Ph.D. / Guitar Student

I watched every example video in “Building a strong blues foundation “, and it is definitely what I need. It starts at a basic level , with a schedule plus a defined amount of times to practice a sequence, just a great structure. which is my weakness in learning.
Dave G.


The opportunity to study with a blues legend like Kelly Richey has been life changing for me. In the first video lesson exchange, Kelly identified a weakness in my right hand technique that was preventing me from picking faster. She gave me a series of picking exercises to work on and after just one week, Im shredding my blues licks like a demon! 

Also, having access to her insight and wisdom of “how-to-burn-it-down-with-a-two-note-solo” is priceless. If you want to burn it down with your blues playing, study with Kelly.

Kristen H.

Kelly is Incredible. I have been a part-time musician for a very long time. I have played in many bands from rock to blue to jazz but have always played with other rhythm instruments. From time to time musicians reach a plateau and seek teachers to get them past that plateau. But my reason for associating with Kelly Richey was to learn how to effectively front a blues power trio. 

Yes, I heard all the SRV and Janis Joplin analogies, and while it may be true, I chose to take lessons with Kelly because of the dynamo with a Strat I saw and heard commanding a stage behind a tight, pounding rhythm section. She fills every inch of a song with three single-coils. There are no bare spots. It was just what I was looking for to help me get to where I want to go. Whereas many teachers cover scales, Hendrix style, tapping, and blues licks, Kelly makes exceptional use of her right hand in her playing and is a master at teaching the technique. 

I have only been studying with Kelly for three months, but in that period of time, I can see a constant increase in my right hand techniques and it is producing a dramatic result in not only what I play, but how I play. 

In this short time, I already have enough confidence to do trio work. From studying Kelly’s percussive style, I understand the things to do to fill out songs and make them feel full. I still have a long way to go because as you dig deeper in to Kelly’s recordings, you find out the nuances in these simplistic arrangements are quite complex. A simple rake before a chord or a quick bend and pull off overlooked by the student can actually make quite a difference. And Kelly’s flat-tire exercise can move you on to a new plateau faster than you can say Stevie Ray Vaughn. 

Any research in to Kelly’s career will divulge a more formal musical background and knowledge that extends a lot further than the guitar. Sometimes this theoretical knowledge can prevent a teacher from actually getting to the meat of what you want to learn. I have taken lessons on and off for years, but this is the first time that I feel that there has been no wasted time. Every lesson is not only instructive but also contextual and practical. No theory here, just here is how it is done, let’s play. 

I envy her beginning students because I feel a couple of years of lessons with Kelly will turn them in to great players far sooner than their contemporaries. However, I also feel that her teaching style lends itself to a student of any level and can’t help but propel you farther and faster.