I bought my first steel guitar, an old Sho-Bud, back in '92. I set it up and never put it away. I learned by playing along with songs and artists that inspired me to sit behind the steel and find the stuff I was hearing. There was a lot of Buck Owens and other west coast 60's country, featuring Ralph Mooney on steel; the Nashville players like Hal Rugg, Buddy Emmons, Jimmy Day, Curly Chalker, etc; The Byrds, Doug Sahm, and other 60's country rockers; 70's stuff from Waylon, Neil Young,etc; alt country players like Eric Heywood, Lloyd Maines, Greg Leisz. Anything with steel catches my ear. I love the sound and what it adds, and I continue to try to find the stuff that I'm hearing. I don't know theory well enough to teach it, but I can help you with the basics and help you find stuff on the E9th neck. I've also learned from playing on stage with a number of Twin Cities bands and spent some time in recording studios. I'm best suited to give beginning lessons and inspire new players. If you love pedal steel like I do, we can have fun figuring it out and I might even share some of my record collection to inspire you.