Craig Stutzman

Craig S.

Manhattan, KS

Lesson Details



Craig delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am a seasoned vet when it comes to playing and teaching guitar. I have over 24 years playing and 5 years (professionally) teaching. I am able to work with a beginner from day one and get them up and playing songs in no time.

Encouragement and positive reinforcement is key when learning to play guitar. You will never hear a discouraging word out of my mouth and we will work together to continue moving forward.

A little about me personally: I have been married for 14 years now. My wife Leah and I have 3 children, Caleb, Claire, and Caitlin. I am in Manhattan, KS. My musical passion and style ranges from country and folk to hard rock and blues. If it's on the guitar, I can play it and I can teach it.

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Guitar Teacher
Feb 2012 - Present
Self Employed

Developed lesson curriculum.

Taught Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Bass Guitar on a regular weekly basis.

Had the same students take weekly lessons with me for over 2 years.

Grew my lesson clientele to 15 regular students.


B.S. Organizational Leadership
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Fort Hays State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Live in Wichita!

An acoustic set.

My son playing guitar at 7 years old.


8 Reviews

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Landon Nov 21, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Easy to get along with and a comfortable studio. He has the knowledge to help with multiple genres. Highly recommended.

Seth Sep 5, 2017
Guitar · In studio

We just started, but Seth felt comfortable right away and had a great lesson!

Caleb German Aug 5, 2017

Craig is a great teacher. I began playing guitar in middle school because I wanted to join the youth worship band. Along the way Craig mentored me and grew my passion for guitar. Without a doubt if you want to really gain a passion for this instrument Craig is the best teacher for you.

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Nathan Aug 4, 2017

Craig and I used to play in and a band together and he was nothing short of inspirational where his creativity for the instrument is concerned. He taught me a lot of what I know and would never let me take "shortcuts" just to get through a song. I'm honored to have been taught by him.

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Krause Jul 31, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

If you want to learn to play the guitar, you'll need to find a really good teacher and spend a lot of time practicing. I highly recommend Craig because he is incredibly patient, makes playing the guitar fun, and is excellent with all ages. Craig makes learning to play the guitar easy! Hurry up and schedule your appointment before Craig is fully booked!

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Jeremy Jul 30, 2017
Guitar · In studio

A great at teaching rhythm guitar! And when you are ready to dive into more lead guitar songs he is great at breaking it down into small learnable chunks. And if it is a song he's never heard before he can get it down and be able to teach it to you note for note. Highly recommend!

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The Breeze Jul 30, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Craig is an outstanding teacher and a genuinely great person to be around. He is one of the most positive people I have had the pleasure to know and helped me tremendously when I got my first guitar at the age of 18. He is patient and truly dedicates himself to anyone who is willing to learn or try something new. You won't find a better quality/value teacher within 1000 miles guaranteed.

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Leah Jul 30, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Craig is a patient and encouraging teacher who takes the time to get to know each of his student's needs. Highly recommended!

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