Guitar. Songwriting. Community.

✅ Is your guitar gathering dust in the corner? 😢

✅ Are you struggling to learn guitar on your own? 😩

✅ Are you bored playing the same songs over and over? 😐

✅ Do you crave more fun and adventure on your journey with the guitar ? 🤠


How it works

The Acoustic Academy is an engaging, interactive online community that revolves around a shared celebration of the creative life.

Together we explore the art of guitar, songwriting, recording, and performance through an ever-expanding variety of courses and live webinars hosted by Tyler Preston.

It's a fun and exciting place to make new friends, express yourself through music, and get better at the guitar in the process.

  • 1. JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

    Check out the group forums and attend webinars on a variety of topics, including the monthly Q&A Campfire and the weekly Songwriter's Circle.

  • 2. CHOOSE A COURSE

    We have courses for all experience levels, and new courses are released monthly so there's always something new for you to explore.

  • 3. CELEBRATE & GROW

    Did you learn a new lick? Write a new song? Share your wins with your fellow artists to inspire each other and discover new ways to improve as an artist.

Learn from the best in the business

Read more about expert instructor Tyler Preston

Singer-Songwriter & Guitarist

Tyler Preston

Raised on the rugged coast of southeast Alaska, singer-songwriter Tyler Preston has spent over a decade performing his signature blend of American country and blues all around the world. Since 2009 Preston has fronted bands from Alaska to Tennessee, busked the streets of Nashville and New Orleans, toured from New York to Los Angeles, and rocked the high seas as a headline cruise entertainer. His most recent album Close To The Line is a testament to his unquenchable thirst for adventure.

What our members say

Mikey Lynne

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Tyler's content couldn't be easier to grasp and really learn from. His lessons are upbeat and positive, perfect for an absolute beginner and even intermediate students can learn a lot from watching them. If you're looking to pick up a guitar he's your guy!

Josh G.

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This course is the most descriptive out there. Your guitar skill will sky rocket!

Farida S.

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Such a great effort exerted to make this course! It's so fun and easy, thank you Tyler! I recommended your course to my best friend and we are attending them day by day, we're learning lots of new stuff about guitars and chords

Mel

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Tyler took the time to respond to my enquiries professionally and promptly, he also has a fun side and is a great with positive encouragement for novice players.

You'll be sharing your songs with the world in just a few short days.

Practice at your own pace

Speed through lessons fast or take it nice and slow

Pause, rewind, and replay as many times as you need. Slow down videos to decipher complicated passages, or speed them up to challenge yourself.

Study on your own schedule

Learn whenever and wherever you like

The Course Player and Community forums are easily accessible via mobile, tablet, and desktop.

No WiFi? No worries. Download the full video + PDF of any lesson for easy access, wherever your journey takes you.

More than just a YouTube channel

The Acoustic Academy will keep you engaged and motivated

  • Daily Challenges

    Test your skills with daily guitar challenges to help you overcome common struggles like barre chords or finger dexterity.

  • Weekly Inspiration

    Stay on track toward your goals & strengthen your creative mindset with weekly coaching from Tyler delivered to your inbox.

  • Monthly Campfire

    Attend the live campfire Q&A with Tyler on the first Tuesday of each month to celebrate wins and get inspired by each others' success.

  • Guitar School

    A comprehensive series of courses to guide you from your first chords all the way to advanced techniques on acoustic and electric guitar.

  • Songwriter's Circle

    Submit your songs for feedback and encourage others with constructive critique to help everyone learn and grow together.

  • Recording Tutorials

    Learn how set up a home studio and record and produce your own songs on your computer, tablet, or even your phone.

  • Performance Studies

    Once you've got your guitar and singing skills down, get ready to take it to the stage with courses aimed at helping you put on a memorable show.

  • Arrangement & Theory

    Don't just stop at guitar— learn how to compose for the other instruments as well and flesh out full arrangements for your band.

The journey of a thousand songs begins with a single click.