In 1979, Doug Marks began giving private guitar lessons in Denver, Colorado. The original course was created in response to his student's needs. The slogan says it all, "I teach what you want to learn."

Doug founded Metal Method Guitar Lessons in 1982 due to encouragement from these same students. They thought that his method of instruction was so unique that it should be shared worldwide. The original course became so successful that Doug had students in more than fifty countries within the first year.

In 2016, Doug Marks' program was completely revised and expanded into the current 48-week Complete Guitar Course. This course not only provides improved instructions it also takes advantage of modern technology: on-screen animated tab, professional backing tracks, and Guitar Pro play-along tab. These are more than just lessons… the program provides motivation to help you reach goals faster than imagined.