Clay Schroeder

Clay S.

Plano, TX

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Along with basic Guitar Theory, students can expect to learn a unique and customized lesson plan that caters to there beginning skill level and helps them obtain there overall goals.

I am an active musician and can provide a vast amount of knowledge on everything from making a living playing music to starting your own band.
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Clay teaches



Clay delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2012

I started playing guitar when I was 14 years old, and I continued to pursue music as a serious profession when I attended McLennan College for Commercial Songwriting. Now I am currently teaching guitar and basic drums for a music school, while also performing in a live Top 40 cover band. I consider myself a serious songwriter as well, and I have been writing and recording my own tracks for 8 years.

I encourage my students to bring in music they are interested in learning because learning how to play guitar or drums is more than just theory and techniques. Music is meant to be fun! I also personalize each lesson for every student based on what they are looking to learn and improve. Every student learns at a different pace and there is no rush to get where they want to be -- patience is just as important as practice.

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Private Instructor
Feb 2015 - Present
4/4 School of Music

Instruct beginner to intermediate guitar and beginner drum lessons in a one-on-one setting. Student age levels range from 5 years to 85 years old, so nobody is too young or too old to begin!

Independent Instructor
Feb 2012 - Aug 2014

Instructed private guitar lessons at beginner and intermediate levels covering chords and fretting techniques to introduction to jazz theory and modes.


Associates degree in Commercial Music Songwriting
Sep 2006 - May 2008
Mclennan Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Songwriter of the Year
Feb 2008
McLennan Community College


Audio Engineering Society
Aug 2011

Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

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Photos & Videos

Intro to Major & Minor Scales
The anatomy of the electric guitar
"Rude" Guitar Solo
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16 Reviews

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Mark Jun 17, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

I can't imagine how it could have gone any better. Clay is a gifted teacher who quickly understands how to adapt the instruction to the student.
You can tell when it has been productive and engaging when 45 minutes seems like 10. Can't wait for the next one...

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Vinod S. May 8, 2016
Guitar · In home

Mr clay has been a great teacher. Considering this was my first lesson, he was very comforting and knowledgeable. He was vey patient and guided me step by step.Great teacher overall.

Narasimhan S. May 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I liked clay very much in term of being patient answering questions a beginner will have, Excited to have found a good teacher. Thanks to take lessons!

Juan Apr 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Clay is an excellent instructor with a lot of patience and excellent music knowledge. He knows how to transmit his knowledge of the guitar and my son is very happy and motivated with his class. We recommend him and we think his class is really good.

Anmol Apr 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Mr.Clay is very nice and talented. When I'm having trouble learning a song, he works with me very comfortably till I learn the song. He is the best guitar teacher ever!

Jason Apr 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Clay is an awesome guitar teacher. My kids really enjoy talking classes from him.

Thangamani Mar 22, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Clay is a very great teacher.My 9 yrs old son is taking guitar lessons. He loves going to guitar class every week .One of the best teacher my kid has ever got.

Alyssa W. Feb 22, 2016
Guitar · In home

Clay was very professional. He was patient took time to get to know some music my daughter likes and was able to teach my daughter the beginnings of some of her favorite songs. She has been playing since he left. She is excited to have another lesson next week.

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Rafael Feb 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Very knowledgeable of the guitar instruments, chords and notes. Friendly and display patience at all time. He knows how to encourage you to continue practicing. Clay really shows the desire for you to learn how to play guitar.

I highly recommend Clay as a guitar teacher.

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Kai Jan 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Clay is a great teacher, patient, responsible and skillful. He has a nice personality and I felt very relaxed when we were working together. Strongly recommended.

Neha Jan 12, 2016
Guitar · In home

Clay is a very dedicated teacher. He teaches my 6 year old son. My son can't wait for the guitar lessons every week. He is a very patient and great instructor. Very punctual, never missed a class. Highly recommend.

SHRIYA G. Dec 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio

My daughter has first experience today with instructor Clay and really she enjoyed it.Clay is very polite instructor who teaches very patiently.

Beth Dec 6, 2015
Guitar · In studio

My ten year old son has been taking lessons from Clay for several months. My son loves his lesson and looks forward to them every week. My son enjoys learning the basics with enough songs thrown in to keep him motivated. Clay is very patient with him and is great instructor. Highly recommend.

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AC Dec 3, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Clay is a great teacher, he makes learning guitar easy!

Annie Dec 2, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Great teacher that works well with me. Knowledgeable about subjects and always ready to answer any questions I have. Also patient and understanding, something I find to be good for me as a beginner student.

Andrew Dec 2, 2015
Guitar · In studio

He's a great teacher. He's knows a lot about music theory and is great at teaching songs.

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