Study guitar with
TJ Whitelaw

Enroll in Sonora Guitar Intensive and study 1-on-1 with TJ Whitelaw for 3 months.

Receive weekly lessons, daily feedback on your playing, and a clear path to fretboard fluency.

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TJ Whitelaw

Touring and Session Musician

TJ Whitelaw is a Toronto-based touring and session musician. He has performed on 3 of the biggest network TV stations in Canada,CBC, CTV and Global as well as performing on Mahogany Sessions (2019 w/ Amaal), The Directors Guild of Canada Awards (2019), the Indspire Awards (national aboriginal awards), in the house band for Canada’s Walk of Fame etc. as well as multiple IHeart radio stations nation-wide.

Tj’s on-stage experience has been vast (touring in North America, Europe and Asia), and wide-ranging that spans from Pop/country to jazz to Gospel. He’s performed with MYA, Jessie Reyez, Madison Beer, Kardinal Offishall, Allan Rayman, Ruben Studdard, Carvin Winans, Johnny Reid, Sean Jones and many more. Currently Tj is performing with Aja9 (Musical Director), Amaal (Musical Director), JP Saxe, and LIZA.

Beside being a live musician, Tj also has a multitude of collaborations and session work, ranging from Canto-pop to Gospel some of these artists include, Alfred Hui, Jp Saxe, Billy Davis, Kiana Valenciano, Emma-Lee, LordQuest, Junia-T, and many more.

Sonora Guitar Intensive

Made for intermediate guitar players, Sonora is a 3-month intensive program that helps you break through multi-year plateaus and find your creative freedom.

Cutting Edge Software

Absorb, polish, and retain core concepts through accelerated learning and language acquisition techniques.

LIVE Masterclasses

Learn and engage with with industry-leading musicians 5 days per week in our live classes.

Streamlined feedback

Chat with your mentor in real-time. You’ll also get detailed feedback when you share videos of your guitar playing.

A modern approach to study

Unlike private lessons, Sonora's Fellowship students get unlimited access to feedback so learning and progress can happen every day – not just once a week.


Traditional weekly lessons

Students met with an instructor for just an hour, once a week. For the remainer of that week, students were more likely to practice bad habits and progress slowly.


Sonora's anytime framework

Students get unlimited access to a mentor, 7 days a week. Along with a custom daily practice plan, forward progress can happen rapidly and at any time.

A clear path to
fretboard fluency

Our curriculum helps you achieve a complete understanding of the foundations of music, regardless of your playing style.

Over 20 years experience

Developed by deeply experienced music educators, our comprehensive curriculum identifies the key skills required to advance your musicianship.

Successfully tested by thousands

Our curriculum is proven. Over a thousand Sonora students have successfully broken through their learning plateaus and unlocked fretboard fluency.

Years of study condensed into months

Our students make more progress in 3-6 months of intensive study in our program than most students make in several years.

Grow with our community

Sonora connects you with other intermediate guitar players pursuing creative fluency.

Our community is a great place to find practice buddies, share progress, get feedback, and cheer each other on — all with the support of the whole Sonora team.

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Our Program

Join our industry leading guitar intensive program with Curt Henderson guiding you every step of the way.


Sonora Guitar Intensive

Included with the program:

  • Unlimited access to Curt Henderson
  • Weekly 1-on-1 lessons w/ Curt Henderson*
  • Daily video feedback on your playing
  • Custom practice plans
  • Lifetime access to our core curriculum
  • Lifetime access to our learning software
  • Lifetime membership to our community
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*Pricing depends on duration of study and lesson frequency, apply for a quote.



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