Sarah Spisak, Metal Method instructor

Sarah’s Instructional Videos

Sarah Spisak Platinum Package

Save big when you get five of Sarah’s courses in one package!  Includes “Metal Riffology”, “Easy Guitar Modes”, “Rock Guitar Scales Workshop”, “Melodic Principles” and “100 Metal Riffs: 80’s Style.”   Read More

Sarah Spisak Guitar Soloing Package

One of our most popular collections!  Includes “Easy Guitar Modes”, “Rock Guitar Scales Workshop”, and “Arpeggios for Rock Guitar”.   Read More

Arpeggios for Rock Guitar

Just learning a few simple arpeggios and how to use them can make a huge difference in your musicianship and confidence on your instrument. In this program you will learn to build and play arpeggios and use them to play great sounding licks and riffs! Read More

Metal Riffology- The Art of the Metal Riff

Learn to play and write great metal riffs in a variety of metal styles ranging from pop metal to black metal in this course by Sarah Spisak. Rhythms, scales, and techniques are covered in a course that will inspire your creativity while honing your chops. As Sarah says, “This is the ‘meat and potatoes’ of crunchy, catchy rhythm guitar!”  Read More

Easy Guitar Modes

Fresh and exciting approach to learning the modes in all positions and keys with minimal time and effort! Packed with complete and melodic solos and full collection of backing tracks. Read More

Melodic Principles for Rock Guitar

Music theory is a powerful tool for mastering your instrument, but learning it can seem difficult, boring and frustrating. This course is a fun and simple approach to learning scales, modes and intervals and applying them to rock, blues and metal. Read More

100 Metal Riffs – 80’s Style

A solid, ear-catching riff is often the hook of a song and makes you want to grab your guitar to play along! Learn 100 great metal riffs in the style of Ratt, Dokken, Firehouse, Motley Crue and many more of your favorite bands from the ’80s. Read More

Rock Guitar Scales Workshop

There’s a saying about chess- that it takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. It might not take a lifetime to master the pentatonic scale but it can seem that way. This clearly structured program takes the guesswork out of where to begin and what to do next. It’s perfect for anybody who doesn’t want to memorize a lot of patterns. Learn how to get maximum mileage out of the first octave of “Box One” of the pentatonic minor and blues scales! Read More

About Instructor Sarah Spisak

Sarah’s love for metal guitar is evident in her ground-breaking and innovative lessons. She makes music theory fun and accessible while you learn crunchy riffs and melodic solos.

Her fascination with guitar began as early as first grade, when she made a “guitar” from construction paper. Her next instruments were cigar boxes with rubber bands. She started playing a real instrument in the sixth grade. In high school Sarah bought the new Metal Method course (1983). Possibly because learning to play guitar wasn’t easy for her she developed a great empathy for the challenges that her students face which makes her an excellent teacher.

Sarah is a graduate of the original Metal Method course and (almost as importantly) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Mills College. When she first went online she went straight to and worked as a volunteer. She now has her dream job with the company that she has loved since 1983.