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There are as many good reasons for learning to play the guitar as there are places that you can take guitar lessons in Charlotte. Whether it’s to be able to entertain family and friends, develop self-discipline, or earn a living with music, learning to play an instrument can increase your quality of life in many ways. A number of studies show that it can even make you smarter!

Charlotte is a music-loving city, and there are several establishments that can make your transition to musician as smooth and seamless as possible. Before you look for guitar lessons in Charlotte, here are a few places you can go to find the right guitar for you. Howren Music and Sound, in addition to selling instruments, offers a full range of services including rentals and repairs. That means that before making an investment in a new guitar, you can try playing a few different types first. Another store that offers rental instruments is Music 49. If the cost of a new instrument is holding you back, Sam Ash Music also has a website that specializes in high quality used instruments.

Once you've found the guitar that's right for you, it's time to find the right lessons for you. Finding the right instructor, one whose teaching style matches your learning style is just as important as finding the right instrument.

Many people find that they benefit more from one-on-one instruction and love the convenience of flexible scheduling. With in-home lessons, rather than missing lessons due to schedule changes, people have the option to reschedule the lesson for another time. Consistency is an important factor in learning any new skill. Another benefit of in-home lessons is that it removes the stress associated with making mistakes in front of other people, which can often interfere with the learning process.

Once you’ve learned a song or two by taking guitar lessons in Charlotte, there are organizations, like the Charlotte Folk Society, (http://www.folksociety.org/) where you can find others to play and practice with. They even have a musical instrument lending library so you can try out other instruments! They also offer musical scholarships to some of their music workshops. Romare Bearden Park offers a wide range of musical entertainment every Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm from May through September.Whatever your preference- jazz, rock, country, or Carolina beach music- all are represented. Once you’ve gained a little confidence, you might even consider volunteering your time and talent for one of these events.

In addition to increasing creativity and brain power, music also has healing properties. There are organizations like Arts For Life (http://www.artsforlifenc.org/) that bring the healing power of music to those facing serious illnesses and disabilities.

Learning to play a musical instrument like the guitar is an investment not only in our own quality of life, but that of our communities as well. Through music, we can all experience a deeper level of enjoyment during our personal pursuit of happiness, and share that enjoyment with others.

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Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC

Have played for over 20 years. Currently led a bluegrass band, and am a worship leader for over 20 years as well.

About Clayton

Besides my experience and love of music, I'm a people person with a gift of teaching, so it's a win-win. I have a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee with a minor in music. I'm a concert level clarinetist (over 30 years) as well as barbershop singer (25 years) and worship leader (20 years), & guitar player (25 years), sax player (10 years). I also play handbells, have directed three youth musicals, and have led music at youth camps, conferences, retreats, Kairos prison ministry, and other service projects. I currently lead a nine member bluegrass band which is a blast.

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I will push you for excellence and I teach in fun ways. I hope to play a lot together after the basics have been accomplished. The most important aspect of playing an instrument or singing is to have fun. If you not enjoying what you're doing, why do it? I hope to make the overall musical experience fun and help you achieve your goals.

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worship leading, singing, barbershop quartet singing, clarinetist for both classical and jazz groups as well as worship
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Mark Fisher February 10, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and thorough. Good one on one instruction.
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Kevin B. January 7, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Clayton is a great guy and I look forward to learning from him.
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Jorgia September 22, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Clayton was very enthusiastic and focused and professional! Our time went over and he was so involved with teaching my daughter he didn't even notice! I am pleased to have him teaching my daughter lessons.
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Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC 28214
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Joseph R.

Charlotte, NC

We work on techniques in using a pick, and basics with left-hand technique. For Intermediate players, often I find students hit the "wall" and feel that they are not improving. This is when a teacher is crucial, and we begin to transition from practicing 'hard' to practicing 'smart'. We introduce a more focused approach to practice.

About Joseph

Joseph Rincon has been honing his abilities in guitar for over seventeen years and has performed extensively throughout the east coast. He earned his B.M. in Performance degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as receiving a formal recognition as “Outstanding Performer” by the faculty of the department of music. He also received two additional recognitions and scholarships from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for his exceptional skill in music performance.

Over the years, he has been recognized for his outstanding musicality and his passionate perfor
mances. His guitar playing and musicianship has been described as “a combination of deep and moving musical ideas with beautiful sound and refined technique”. His performances are energetic and highly expressive, whether he is performing for a large audience or a small and intimate gathering.

In addition to frequently performing in the Charlotte, Lake Norman, and surrounding areas, he is also an inspired music teacher. He teaches various styles of guitar, including electric and steel-string acoustic guitar, as well as different musical genres such as rock, blues, and folk. As an instructor, he wants to share his love of music with his students, and his goal is to awaken the musical potential in them. He is a highly dedicated professional with a desire to not only teach students how to play the guitar but to learn how to use the guitar as a vehicle of musical expression.
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Richard P. January 19, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joey is a very talented musician and he is an excellent teacher. He's very patient and I have learned something new with every lesson. I would definitely recommend Joey for a beginner or someone like me who already has some experience.
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Lula A. January 10, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joey R. He really wants to share his experience. And over all he is patient and repeated many times to make sure if you catchup .He is the best instructor I found
Current student Lula
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Brenda Phillips January 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I purchased acoustic guitar lessons for my husband as a Christmas gift and he took his first lesson on January 2nd 2016. I accompanied my husband to his lesson and met Joey. He is a very nice and personable guy. My husband was very pleased with his first lesson and said Joey was an excellent teacher with a lot of knowledge and patience. My husband already knows the basics of guitar playing but had hit a roadblock and couldn't seem to go any further without some good instructions. Some people are good at playing but just don't have the skill and patience for teaching others but Joey does. Mu husband learned some new things with his first lesson and came with some homework. Way to go Joey!
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Joseph R.

Charlotte, NC 28203
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Jon S.

Concord, NC

Beginners can expect to start by learning how to hold a pick, play basic chords, simple techniques, simple songs, tune their guitar, and learn basics of reading music. Intermediate students will learn how to play more advanced chords, music theory, minor and major scales, how to read more complex music, how to write songs, singing while they play, more advanced techniques, and how to play more advanced songs. Advanced students will learn more in depth music theory, how to learn songs by ear, even more advanced techniques (sweep picking, artificial harmonics, etc.), very complicated songs, how to read very intricate music, and more complicated scales and modes. All lessons are tailored to the students learning speed and goals for their own playing.

About Jon

Jon started playing music in 2007 at the age of 12 first starting on acoustic guitar and then adopting electric guitar and bass guitar as well. He has played in many local bands and directed the Remix Worship Band at Concord First Assembly from 2012-2015. Some of his directorial duties included training beginner musicians to play their instruments, how to perform in a live situation, and how to play with a band. He specializes in rock and roll (both new and older styles), metal, blues,and worship music but has experience playing and performing all genres.He has travelled all over the United S
tates performing with bands and playing conferences and camps to all ages. He is currently pursuing a degree in Guitar Performance and being classically trained by master guitarist Charles Vaughn at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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Wayne R. May 23, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My son enjoyed his first lesson and he is enthusiastic to learn more
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Someshwar S. May 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
It was great and learnt some basics from him in the first class.
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Stephanie N. April 26, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I have never had any type of music lesson before and online at that. Jon is amazing as an instructor and a human! He is personable and caters to how you will be able to learn best and is motivating and encouraging at the same time. He is an awesome guitar player and really knows his stuff. I went through atleast 20 profiles before I decided to use Jon and I'm glad I did! one of the best online purchases I've made (and I'm a Prime Amazon junkie! :)
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Jon S.

Concord, NC 28027
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Jonathan T.

Charlotte, NC

I hold a Masters Degree in Music, am a certified North Carolina Teacher, and have been playing the guitar for the past 15 years. We will figure out at what level you are currently playing within the first lessons and then decide together what you want to focus on. This is YOUR lesson, and I am here to guide you down the path that you choose.

About Jonathan

I currently play and teach all the orchestral string instruments, all forms of guitar, electric bass, and all forms of brass instruments. I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance from Emory and Henry College and then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with a concentration in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I have performed in many ensembles throughout his career including: the New River Brass Quintet, the Symphony of the Mountains, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Emory and Henry Trumpet Ensemble, the ULM
symphony orchestra, the ULM Wind Ensemble, and the ULM Jazz Ensemble. I had the opportunity to travel to Austria and Germany to perform as well as across the United States at events such as the International Trumpet Guild Conference. I currently serves as the Albemarle Road Middle School Director of Strings as well as teaching private lessons in wind and string instruments. I am a member of the National Association for Music Educators, the International Trumpet Guild, as well as the American String Teachers Association.
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Jon April 27, 2016
Cello · In studio
It's great to find a local cello teacher for my son. Easy to schedule, easy to work with!
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Shannon December 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I was horrible and he waa very patient and detailed during our lessons. I am making great strides rapidly thanks to him!
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Shannon December 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I was horrible and he waa very patient and detailed during our lessons. I am making great strides rapidly thanks to him!
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Jonathan T.

Charlotte, NC 28278
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$29 / 30-min
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John B.

Charlotte, NC

Learn to read standard music notation and TAB. Emphasis on Ear Training. Beginners start with first position, intermediate will be accessed for 2nd position and beyond. Music Theory is used to explain the "WHY" behind music. Beginners are taught how to hold instrument and tune it and care for it to avoid damage. Various methods including book, CDs, Smart Phone Apps, are used in each lesson.

About John

Hello!
My name is John Bishop. I can't wait to meet you and introduce you to the wonderful world of music!

I have been involved with music since my teen years. I have had a lot of fun in my life playing various musical instruments in school bands, local and regional talent shows and festivals. I am a founding member of a Charlotte based popular local Cajun Band - "Carolina Gator Gumbo" and performed on stage for 12 years. I appeared on CBS Nationwide Network and local TV, Radio, and done multiple studio recordings. I have performed in Bluegrass and Old Time Bands as well as Swing
/Jazz Bands.

I would love to introduce you to music so you can begin to have fun too - whether playing for your own pleasure, with your friends - or as a career. I hope to hear from you soon so we can discuss your goals.

I've been teaching private lessons part time off and on since 1971. My passion is to help my students read music and to play guitar, dobro or mandolin as well as other instruments. I earned an AFA in Music from Central Piedmont Community College. I'm a patient and flexible person and my teaching style is coaching and encouraging and fun!

I use various methods of teaching in my one on one lessons including books, handouts, internet sources, and smart phone technology and apps. I do my best to tailor lessons to suit your individual needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Mary May 30, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
What sets John apart from other teachers I’ve had is that he genuinely enjoys teaching and works to make his lessons fit his student’s needs. He has even emailed me additional tips or videos to watch after our lesson to reinforce a concept. He is an accomplished musician that knows music theory, proper techniques and performance skills. He challenges me to improve my playing with patience, kindness and encouragement. I would strongly recommend him as a guitar teacher.
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Cassey May 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
John Bishop has been such an amazing gift to inspire and teach. He caters the curriculum to your speed but still challenges you to go higher in your understanding of music theory. A wealth of knowledge he brings to the table; I would highly recommend him as your instructor!
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Lou May 28, 2016
I have taken two guitar courses with John.
At the time a very new (but older) beginner guitar player, and I was really impressed with his patience and gentle way of steering us all in the right direction. His musical background and experience, both performing and with music theory, are evident in his course..He totally understands the stress of performing, in my opinion, and helps the student deal with that fact.
We moved right into basic theory when appropriate. John also had a steady stream of email lesson-correspondence, elaborating on issues discussed or observed in class. A large amount of information was covered in this way. The class didn't end when we left each day.
His enthusiasm was always apparent and kept us all engaged and wanting to do improve.. I continue to recall things that he said in class.
I recommend John without reservation.
Lou (who now considers himself closer to an "intermediate" guitar player. in part thanks to John.)
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John B.

Charlotte, NC 28269
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