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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Pegram

Mark T.

Nashville, TN
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Cameron C.

Nashville, TN
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Logan C.

Nashville, TN
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Mark T. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Hello!! My name is Mark and I am YOUR teacher! (YOU just don’t know it yet)

Simply put, I love music… every facet of it, in fact! Music has been a huge part of my life! From starting on alto and tenor saxophones as a kid and then learning acoustic and electric guitars, to ripping scorching solos on stage with Chris Cagle and singing background vocals with Reba McEntire, music has always inspired me! Now I hope to inspire you with creative, challenging, and fun lessons!!

Long story short, (too late) ☺ at a young age I dove head first into music, but more importantly, the electric guitar! I learned everything about them from how they are constructed to how magnetic pickups make sound come out of an amplifier. Then came the true challenge… I started meeting others like me and before too long I was playing in bands and making music! (which is the ULTIMATE GOAL of playing any instrument when you get down to it)

After many years of self study and private lessons, I took the initiative to move from Texas to Los Angeles, California to go to Musicians Institute’s Guitar program. I honed my chops as I studied with Paul Gilbert, Scott Henderson, George Lynch, Raphael Moreira, and Robben Ford just to name a few. I graduated with honors and received my AA degree in September 2001. (3 days after 9/11) Learning is great, but I NEEDED to make music… so I played in many bands (heavy metal, reggae, pop, country, blues rock) and shared the stage with many amazing musicians along the way including members of Black Label Society, Dakota Moon, Korn, and many others.

I STILL wasn’t satisfied, so I decided to learn how to make commercial music and spent 7 years learning the craft of recording, mixing, and producing music. I went back to school eventually and graduated with honors (again) from LA’s Recording Institute of Technology in 2009. I also received outstanding mix and got my ProTools HD Operators Certifications.

WHERE IS ALL THIS LEADING? Well, I’m glad you asked! ☺ I have the unique ability to help sculpt your goals and tailor your training because of the vast wealth of experience I possess. Notice I didn’t say “knowledge?” I’m still learning! As I hope you will be for the rest of your life! Any truly great musician knows that they’ll never know it all!

My wife and I moved to Nashville in November of 2012 to continue our musical adventures! She’s a touring background singer and songwriter and one of my biggest inspirations…. Hope I can become one of yours!

Can’t wait to meet you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very easy going, friendly, patient guy (And I'm quite funny.. I think) who believes that learning music is built upon a strong relationship between teacher and student. This relationship involves good communication, honesty, open mindedness, and most importantly the desire to LEARN and have FUN. I approach teaching music by knowing and understanding the student's musical goals, and teaching fundamentals, theory, and technique through the style(s) of music that the student wants to learn. For beginners, I tend to teach basic techniques and chords through simple songs to get the student playing music as quickly as possible.

My three promises to you as a student:

1) I guarantee that you will have fun during the time you're with me! I know lessons can be intimidating and stressful, but they have to be fun and that's part of my job.

2) I promise that I will gently push you to be the best you can be but never ask you to do something that I think you won't be able to achieve with practice.

3) I stand behind my education and experiences: I've learned music from the best in the field and you will get nothing less than that from me during a lesson.

My three expectations of you:

1) Come willing to try new and different things in a low pressure environment. I don't bite...I swear.

2) Come prepared to play. Why? If you want to play guitar, you have to play. Relatively simple, right?

3) Come prepared to make mistakes. No lesson is perfect and no lesson should be. Lessons are your opportunity to make mistakes without being judged, so make mistakes, commit to not making the same ones the next time and enjoy and appreciate the praise and feedback you get along the way. Music is a journey that cannot be completed in a few one hour sessions, so I hope and expect that you won't treat it that way.

Now let's make music together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bill Nash, PRS, Suhr, Daion, Lance Alonzo Customs, Ovation, and Yamaha guitars. Marshall, Ceriatone, and Mojo amps. NinjaTone, Xotic, CAE, Strymon, Tech 21, Nobels, and Voodoo Labs pedals. Mac Pro, Apogee, Dangerous Audio, Genelec, Sterling Audio, Blue, Shure, Pro Tools 10, Logic Studio 9 recording gear.

*** Specialties ***
I am well versed in rock, blues, & country guitar styles as well as some metal, jazz, reggae,and funk/R&B guitar. I also have extensive curriculum to draw from as the previous curriculum supervisor at Musicians Institute in LA.

Cameron C. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Ukulele

About Me

Cameron is a musician, teacher, and worship leader. He recently moved from Anaheim, CA 9 years ago to achieve a Bachelors Degree in Commercial Music at Belmont University and now resides in Nashville, TN.

Since 2004 I have gigged, recorded, and wrote/ co-wrote music in Nashville, TN. When I graduated in 2008 I went on the road for a couple years with an artist named Dave Hunt when I returned from the road I wasn't quite sure what to do next. I decided that I might enjoy teaching so for the last 4 years I have started small and built up my student base to around 30-35 students a week. I also teach high school music history and music theory at a home school tutorial and enrichment school in town. I simply use the college curriculum that I received and fine tune it for students from all levels of playing (basically like getting a college music lesson for much cheaper!)

"I have a passion and love for finding the best way to teach a new musical idea/technique/song, I am bold and will use the best way to teach you, based on your learning style."

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach multiple styles (jazz, pop, rock, latin, country, bluegrass, and classical) on the instruments listed on my page and love to teach songs, technique, and music theory in my lessons. I also throw in, if asked for, note reading, and ear training by transcription of staff notation and the nashville number system.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated lesson space.
- Amplifiers for electric guitar and bass.
- Electric guitar, 2 Acoustic guitars, Classical Guitar, Ukelele, and Mandolin
- Audio Technica AT4040, PreSonus TubePre, M-Audio Mobile USB DAC, Apple Mac mini, Logic DAW, and M1 Active Alesis Studio Monitors for Audio Recording.
-M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 for Piano playing.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring all curriculum. I expect each student to own the respective instrument that they are wanting to learn.

*** Specialties ***
I like to blend a basis of music theory in with my song instruction, and I teach blues, jazz, country, rock, bluegrass, and latin styles of music. Since I have experience as a working musician, having been playing rock music in live settings for about 8 years and also jazz music for 6 years with 4 years of jazz study at Belmont University, I would say I have gathered a wide range of musical styles and specialize in all of them.

Logan C. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Ukulele

About Me

I am a music lover, educator, and songwriter. I have been playing music since I was very young and it has consistently brought joy into my life. I have been teaching since 2007, specifically to share the joy i find in music. I teach because I think everyone is capable of making great music, and I want to help you figure out how.
I grew up in California and have toured extensively throughout the western US. I graduated from Berklee College of Music where I earned my degree in Guitar Performance in 3 years. Since then I've been teaching, writing, and playing non stop.

*** Lesson Details ***
My Students get a very individualized experience. I want to help you play the music you love or want to create. We start playing songs as soon as possible, because it provides a context for instrument fundamentals and music theory. I'm not particularly strict, but in order to be successful a student must put forth an earnest effort.
Within a few weeks of starting lessons, my students will be able to play some of their favorite songs, as well as understand the musical concepts the song was written with. Further down the road, my students will have a firm grasp on music theory and will have all the necessary skills to write their own music, be in a band, or simply play music with a deep love and understanding for it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
All Necessary 2 Guitar Amplifiers, Bass Amplifier. Students only need to bring their instrument, materials, and something to write with. Newly added 88 key weighted keyboard for piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano Students must have a piano in house. I can and will provide all other equipment. I prefer for guitar and bass students to have their own amplifiers.
Students are responsible for their own instructional materials.

*** Specialties ***
I love Jazz/Rock/Blues and country. I am classically trained as well. Metal is not my specialty but I CAN teach/play it.

Christopher W.

Nashville, TN
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Matthew D.

Nashville, TN
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Chris S.

Nashville, TN
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Christopher W. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Pro Tools Software, Ukulele

About Me

I have been a professional musician for over 13 years and am currently lead guitarist for Starstruck/Sony artist Caroline Kole, having opened for Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Martina MCBride and many other great acts.

I started out as so many others did wanting to be a rock star, jumping around my room, guitar in hand, to my favorite artists. When I got serious about music I began my 8 years of classical training at the Pinellas County Center for The Arts and continued through out college at St. Petersburg College. I have a strong background in many styles including Rock/Pop, Indie, Blues, Country, Jazz, Fingerstyle/Classical and Music Theory.

*** Lesson Details ***
Having been in the student seat throughout my training, I know that the right teacher makes all the difference. That is why I believe it is so important to find a teacher that is invested in your success and understands and values the student/teacher relationship.

My students find me to be a patient teacher who is able to balance the fun and excitement of learning a new instrument and the discipline necessary to develop a new skill and achieve your musical goals.

I tailor all of my lessons based on your individual goals and abilities with a custom curriculum I have developed over 13 years of teaching. Whether you just want to strum along on the couch, jam out with other players, write your own songs, or start a band, I can give you the skills, confidence and motivation to help you succeed and follow your musical dream.

Music has been my passion as long as I can remember, and teaching others who feel the same is what I love doing. I hope we work together one day and find out what we can accomplish together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
2012 Fender Select Telecaster
2011 Eastman E8-OM Acoustic Guitar
2011 Eastman MD915

Pro Tools 10
Ableton Live 11

Music Stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide amplifier, in home, if need be. Students will need their own instrument of choice.

*** Specialties ***
I am fluent in most popular styles, rock/pop/country/jazz, and also skilled in classical/fingerstyle guitar.

Matthew D. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

An Ohio native, I began playing guitar when I was 6 and came from a musical family. I am an active performer, producer, and composer. My goal as a teacher is to foster a lifelong interest in music and give my students the tools they need to develop their art.

If you want to get the most out of your practice time and build a solid foundation on which you can continually develop, a great teacher can accelerate your development and get you where you want to be. If you are a beginner or even a seasoned player looking to advance your playing, knowing which direction to go and how to continue developing can be a challenge. Methods are many, principals are few. Understanding how music works will allow you to become your own teacher in the long run and that is my goal with all of my students.

Practice is a discovery process. We start with the basics, keep it simple, and develop all parts of your musicianship while having fun. Fretboard knowledge, improvisation, and music theory are later used to expand on these fundamentals and take it as far as you would like to go. Some students learn better visually, some auditory, and others are more mechanical. The lessons are adapted to the student's weaknesses, learning style, and pace. Have fun, grow, and create!

"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."
- J. Steinbeck

Chris S. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Guitar

About Me

I started teaching myself guitar in the mid 1990's and was so taken by the beauty of the guitar that I quickly formed a rock band in high school and covered a lot of classic rock, blues, and americana music. I attended TCU in Fort Worth Texas and played in the jazz ensemble as well earned two degrees (Bachelors in music and Masters in Music) in classical guitar performance. I've also studied in Madrid Spain with the composer and guitarist Jose Luis Merlin and have performed many of his works. I've taught privately for many years. I also tour the country in a duo ("Chris & Lolly") and we perform original singer/songwriter material that is Americana, classic rock, blues, jazz, and soul music. I play and teach both electric and acoustic material. I also have released several studio records that I wrote and recorded in New York under my name "Chris Swicegood".

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