The endorsement below from Fender Guitars is a fine description of Lytle's talent:
To whom it may concern,
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Lytle Rieffer for well over 20 years. Lytle is easily one of the most talented, focused and passionate teachers I have met. His love of music and knowledge is frankly unparalleled. That’s a lofty statement for sure, however I stand behind it with great comfort. In my 24 years at Fender Musical Instruments I have not met another individual with the same scope of knowledge as Lytle.
Whether a beginning student starting their musical journey or a seasoned professional artist looking for inspiration, Mr. Rieffer has the skill set required. I have met a lot of great players over the course of my professional career as a performer and Industry professional. Being a great player is one thing, being a great player and a world class teacher is another. This is exactly what Lytle brings.
Within 30 seconds anyone can arrive at the conclusion that Mr Rieffer is an incredibly talented guitarist. If you are lucky enough to spend time with him you might wonder if you have met the worlds greatest unknown guitarist. His vast teaching experience has given him an indepth understanding of the appropriate pedagogy required for every range of student. Whether classical compositions, the gypsey style of Djanjo Reinhardt, jazz standards, modern pop or the fretboard gymnastics of hard rock virtuosos, Lytle makes it all look simple and more importantly he can unravel the mystery and get students playing.
If you want to learn something fall in love with it. Lytle’s love of music, theory, and performance is infectious. All this from a man living a Christ centered life. Lytle receives my personal and professional endorsement without hesitation
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