This is not meant to be a thread to defame a person. Especially because Keene has been perhaps the most important inspiration for me, in regards to composition and lead guitar playing. So, after many years of being a fan, I decided to get his lessons late last year. Basically, it went like this: In the beginning of 2016, I e-mailed him of my interest in lessons, also dropped a couple of mails during the year. His communication was very poor. I mean, sometimes he'd answer and sometimes just not. In the beginning of December, we agreed to have 4 lessons for 150 dollars. I paid the man. We then set the date for our first lesson. Well, at the agreed time, he didn't show up. Messaged me back about an hour after the agreed time that he thought it was another day. I'm no psychologist, but it felt like an excuse. But yeah, I took absolutely no offense and we agreed to have the lesson the day after. Well, same thing again, did not show up. I think he said that his Skype was not working. Well, absolutely a bull.... excuse. He could've used his phone, tablet or computer. He was unresponsive and did not show up anymore that night. Well, we agreed to push it back for the day after again. To be honest, I can't remember if we also had one more no-show day like that, but in the end, we had the lesson (after over 1,5 hours of waiting past the agreed upon time, which was a bit of a pain since I do have a schedule). The lesson itself was good, and he seemed allright. It was mainly about production and did get some good information on topics I wanted to discuss, so it was good. Well, after that we messaged a couple of times and it took a month or so to lock down the date for the second lesson. Well... he never showed up. After this, now... 5 months? 5 months he's not answered my messages, and still has my 150 dollars. I've been very, very understanding and generous towards him, and gave absolutely no reason for any of this behavior. Now about a couple of months back he had a Facebook post where he advertised lessons, and said just to contact him and let's set one up. Well, I just commented on the post somewhere along the lines that "perhaps you should do the remaining, paid-for lessons with other students first before taking new ones, you got my 150 dollars still, and haven't heard back from you in months"? Next time I checked whether he'd answered to the comment, the whole post had been deleted. I thought to myself that "duude, he must have a lot of audacity to just delete a post, without caring to answer me at all, since it was evident to both of us that he'd read it". Also, I've messaged him every now and then (perhaps once or twice a month), and often when I messaged him on Skype, he popped online for a minute or two and then just went offline again. He just read the messages and didn't bother to answer. Now, I'm not really concerned about the money, but it's the way I'm being treated like here. Him having totally no respect for a paying customer, is what bugs me. I put a request by PayPal for him to pay me back a couple of weeks back - unsurprisingly I never received anything. Now today my friend linked me this: http://lambgoat.com/news/28318/The-Faceless-cancel-tour-called-unprofessional-by-promoter Basically I'm interested if any of you have had similar experiences with the man? Should I just continue to wait it out, or? It just seems that he's completely in indifferent and cold. This hurts for me to say, since I've been obsessed with his work for the last 6 years or so, and has been without a doubt my number 1 influence in regards to lead guitar playing. Does anyone know what his problem is? I'd gladly understand and help him out to the best of my abiity, and work with the situation we have, whatever it would be. I don't mind waiting for the lessons if he's having a tough time in his life or something. But he does not really give me, or seemingly others either, a whole lot of room or reasons to have any kind of respect for him.