Hi. I’m Nathan Mills. Professional Guitarist. Passionate Teacher. Lucky Husband. And Huge Nerd.

I help classical and finger style guitarists make more unique music in less time, so they can experience
new excitement and fulfillment in their playing.20110318-DSC_0446


I created BeyondTheGuitar.com because:

  1. I love playing music that isn’t typically heard on the guitar
  2. I love movie, tv, and video game themes/soundtracks
  3. I love helping other guitarists

If you can relate to at least 1 of the first 2 items, then you’re going to love it here!

In all my years of training as a classical guitarist, I was never content with playing the same standards that everybody else was playing.

If you have to brace yourself every time you walk into your friendly neighborhood guitar store because you know you’ll be hearing “Stairway To Heaven” for the 5 billionth time, then we’re on the same page.

So, to bring some much needed excitement to my playing, I decided to reach out beyond the guitar‘s standard repertoire and began creating my own arrangements of popular music as well as movie, tv, and video game themes for solo guitar.

At BeyondTheGuitar.com, I teach you how to play these arrangements.

Not only that, but I intentionally craft each one of my arrangements to target certain fundamental techniques so that you can simultaneously learn awesome new music (exclusive to this site!) while strengthening those nagging trouble spots in your own technique.

Let’s be honest, unless you happen to be independently wealthy or play guitar for a living, you probably don’t have the time to be practicing hours of technique drills and exercises while still trying to learn music that you love.

That’s why I believe so strongly in the value of my arrangements and my method for teaching them. I show you how to learn music you love while honing your technique at the same time!

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By signing up for the Beyond The Guitar Newsletter with just your name and email address, you’re taking the first step toward becoming a better guitarist and finding true enjoyment and satisfaction in your practice.

When you sign up, I consider it a partnership, and here’s why:

I’m committing to help you become the guitarist you want to be by providing you with consistent, high-quality content on this site; and you will be enabling me to do so through your participation and feedback.

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Why trust me?

I have been teaching and performing for over 10 years, and have taught thousands of private guitar lessons to students of all ages and skill levels.

I have both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance.

That’s 6 years of intensive study and classical training in guitar technique, performance, and music theory/analysis.

But, instead of going on about what I’ve done, why don’t I just show you what I can do:


If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you. After you confirm your subscription, feel free to respond to my email with any questions or concerns.

Let’s get started!