Grant Hudson

Grant H.

New Orleans, LA
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Grant delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2007


My name is Grant Hudson and I’ve been helping students grow for over 11 years now! How time flies! I started playing music at the age of 9 and have been in love with it ever since, staying active in my local music scene as an instructor, performer, manager, and booking agent.

This is how I like to structure my lessons:

I look at what you want to play, pick specific songs that you want to learn, and teach you the techniques you need to play these songs. It sounds simple, but it's so effective and much more fun to learn this way!

In addition to freelance work, (weddings, jazz brunch gigs, etc.) I am the lead guitarist for the Funk/R&B band Water Seed and the soul project RetroFit. I attended Indiana University for jazz guitar and have studied under jazz greats Dan Miller, Corey Christiansen, and Oteil Burbridge.

I teach all kinds of stringed instruments from guitar and bass to mandolin and banjo!

If you have any questions for me hit the "Ask Grant A Question" button, I would love to hear from you and discuss your interests in music!

Musically yours,

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Lead Guitarist
Jan 2017 - Present
Water Seed

This group, Water Seed, is my current full time band. If you'd like more information about them, check out

Freelance Musician
Feb 2008 - Present

I have performed with many talented groups ranging in genre from Funk, R&B, Bluegrass, Jazz, Wedding, and Spiritual. Some of these groups include Water Seed, Captain Green, RetroFit, Third House Rising, The Easy, and Souled Out.

Guitar Instructor
Jul 2014 - Aug 2017
Guitar Center New Orleans

Owner/Booking Agent
Dec 2015 - Jan 2017
Black Moon Booking

Black Moon Booking was founded in New Orleans, LA by Grant in the year 2015. Grant has worked as a booking agent for SuperFunk Productions and SpeakEasy Productions based out of Baton Rouge, LA, where he also received a BA in English from Louisiana State University.

Black Moon Booking is dedicated to establishing communications between venues and artists to help enrich the live music experience via professional business practices. Creating lasting relationships and an open and kind line of communication between venues and artists is key to BMB's goals in the music industry.

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Booking Agent
Aug 2014 - Jan 2016
Superfunk Productions LLC

Guitar Salesman
Feb 2012 - May 2014
Zeagler Music


Creative Writing
Jan 2012 - May 2014
Louisiana State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Guitar Instructor Certification
Jul 2014
Guitar Center


Waka Winter Classic Winner 2015
Feb 2015
Wakarusa Music Festival/Pipeline Productions

Photos & Videos

Grant Hudson performing with his band Water Seed on the Yellow Couch Sessions in Pittsburgh, PA.
Grant Hudson

Water Seed performing "Open Sesame" at the Blue Nile in New Orleans, LA.
Grant Hudson performing with Christian Ryan's Garage: A Tribute To Frank Zappa, featuring a guitar duel with Grant and Tim T. at 2:01
Grant performing with Captain Green at Wakarusa Music Festival 6.5.1

Grant performing with Captain Green at Suwannee Reunion:  Campout Concert Series 8.22.15

Grant Hudson performing at Lil' Econ Love Fest 2/13/16. Photo by Arielle D'Ornellas.

In Studio Performance of Captain Green. This song, "Shattered Teeth Nightmare" is off their latest album, "Jazz Noise".
Grant performing the song "Work It Out" with the band Water Seed. More at
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89 Reviews

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Chuck K. Jun 3, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Good stuff Grant. I look forward to evolving and improving with you. I look forward to Monday @ 11 am. I’ll be working on chords, practice, & “Stand by Me.”

Sienna B. May 6, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Grant worked very well with my daughter and made her feel comfortable on her first lesson. She is excited to learn and says she likes the lessons much better than the piano lessons she had been taking.

Amy May 5, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Wonderful experience! Grant tailored the session to my experience level and interest, and he went nice and slow and I never felt lost. I'm already looking forward to our next session. I highly recommend working with him!

Bob Apr 22, 2019
Bluegrass Guitar · Online

Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility.

Bruce S. Apr 20, 2019
Guitar · Online

Very personable. Great at getting to the point, staying on track . We had a great knowledge of the guitar

Martina Apr 2, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Great session. Teacher says I'm making progress; he must be hard-of hearing. Highly recommend Teacher Grant for group or private lessons.

Martina Mar 26, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Slowly but surely, I'm getting some things right. It helps to know the lyrics to help with tempo/timing. I'll keep at it with a bit more practice. Thank you, Grant, for making revisions to accommodate my abilities.

Martina Mar 19, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Love that notes are sounding better. Even though chords are very difficult, today I tried one song with easier chords and did not do too badly. Even tempo felt better. No time-outs for me...yet.
Grant is a great and patient instructor.

Heidi Feb 28, 2019
Ukulele · Online

I was so worried I wouldn’t be able to play ukulele or guitar at all cause it seemed really hard but grant knows how to break it down into easy steps. We will see how this goes as things progress. Thank you

Martina Feb 26, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Lesson was a bit challenging today but still enjoyed it. I'm purchasing more private lessons with Grant.

Martina Feb 19, 2019
Ukulele · Online

I feel very comfortable taking ukelele lessons from Grant and plan to take another set soon to continue learning new melodies and practicing what he has taught me.

Herb S. Feb 17, 2019
Guitar · Online

Great teacher, patient!! Thank you

Herb S. Feb 17, 2019
Guitar · Online

I feel comfortable and enjoy working with him.

Sue Feb 14, 2019
Guitar · Online

It was great - really excited about learning new stuff!

Martina Feb 5, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Love working with Mr. Patient Grant! I highly recommend him to others. I'm learning at my own, turtle-like pace, but I am learning.

Martina Jan 29, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Finally got a chance to take private lessons to start learning to play the Ukelele. I like that Grant is patient. Look forward to my next class. Gracias!

Jon Dec 17, 2018
Banjo · Online

Great first lesson, patient and very instructive with your goals in mind. Looking forward to learning all that I can.

Heather Nov 28, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

Grant is super patient and gives excellent feedback and instruction. Highly recommend!

Jaci R. Nov 21, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Great 1st lesson. Thx

Caleb Nov 2, 2018
Banjo · Online

Grant is a great teacher. He is good about explaining things. He is a good banjo player. (Caleb-12)

Ronald R. Oct 15, 2018
Guitar · Online

Great teachers

Bruce B. Sep 30, 2018
Guitar · Online

Great intro. Very helpful.

Jay K. Sep 16, 2018
Banjo · Online

Grant is a very kind and patient teacher. He put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable. I am looking forward to working with him

Barton G. Sep 13, 2018
Blues Guitar · Online

Cool shirts

Jacob L. Aug 5, 2018
Mandolin · In studio

Extremely knowledgeable. Knew exactly where I stood in terms of proficiency after only a few strums and quickly implemented a lesson plan on the spot. Gave great direction and homework. Looking forward to the next couple of lessons. Highly recommend.

Montez Jul 7, 2018
Banjo · Online

he is always patient and seems to understand the difficult areas before I even explain

Bryon H. Jul 3, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Grant is great. The group guitar session is a hard setting to teach, as there are different skill-sets of the students, but he does it in stride with good humor and flexibility.

Helen L. May 30, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Grant takes his time with beginners, and gives wonderful practice tips. He also introduced us to a cool website which helps one learn songs by the chords we are learning. He is very friendly and accommodating! Salt of the earth, that guy! :)

Tess Apr 18, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Grant is a very intuitive teacher! Chooses the right style of learning for you and each lesson is super productive.

Jim F. Feb 9, 2018
Mandolin · Online

Super lesson. Had a refresher in some music theory.
Very educational.

Jim F. Jan 24, 2018
Mandolin · Online

As the lessons continue,it has been a amazing journey,

Joel E. Jan 18, 2018
Banjo · Online

Grant is a great instructor. He's patient and provides helpful feedback in a supportive way. He's also very accommodating and willing to help me with the things I want to learn.

Bryan H. Jan 9, 2018
Banjo · Online

love learning banjo with Grant!

Joel E. Dec 20, 2017
Banjo · Online

Thanks for a great first lesson. I appreciate your patience and ability to understand where I'm at and how to push me forward.

Jim F. Dec 8, 2017
Mandolin · Online

Very informative and educational.

Mike Nov 25, 2017
Banjo · Online

Thank God for Grant’s patience. Great first lesson. Have plenty to practice throughout the week.

Lorraine D. Nov 22, 2017
Banjo · Online

very relaxed manner right on time easy to talk to. and the smile always helps

Jim F. Nov 22, 2017
Mandolin · Online

Great lesson! Reviewed old material and covered new material.
Looking forward to next lesson.

Katy Nov 18, 2017
Ukulele · Online

Awesome teacher! He is very patient and teaches at my level and what I want to learn. He’s the best!

Sharon Nov 18, 2017
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Grant has a warm and friendly demeanor. He is so patient! Don't take my word for it. I think you should try Grant.

Patty F. Nov 6, 2017
Mandolin · Online

Michelle Nov 1, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Grant is an amazing instructor. I've been taking lessons for 2 months and I can already play full songs memorized. He's willing to teach anything I want to learn and he's very encouraging. He's also been very flexible with my schedule, since I sometimes have to reschedule times due to work.
Lessons are definitely much more expensive than when I was a kid, but I'm going to keep with it because Grant's instruction is worth it.

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Marti S. Oct 22, 2017
Ukulele · Online

Patient, persistent, and all-around warm and wonderful. Sensitive to the type of music I LIKE to play. He's a keeper!

Jim F. Oct 5, 2017
Mandolin · Online

Awesome lesson!
Grant is giving me the help I need to become a better mandolin player.
He all so gives me feedback from the the lesson to let me know my downfalls,progress,etc.
Thank you!

Kari Sep 17, 2017
Mandolin · Online

Patient and fantastic

Jim F. Sep 14, 2017
Mandolin · Online

2nd online mandolin lesson.
Another great,educational,informative lesson!

Jim F. Sep 2, 2017
Mandolin · Online

This was only my first session with Grant but he made me feel very comfortable and was concerned about issues i was having in regards to techniques and musicianship.
I felt really good after our lesson and looking forward to our next session.

Jim F. Sep 2, 2017
Mandolin · Online

This was my first lesson with Grant and the lesson was very personal,informative and educational.
Looking forward to the next lesson with him.

Deborah C. Aug 8, 2017
Banjo · Online

I was hesitant about taking lessons on line but I was unable to find an instructor in my local area. Grant was fantastic!!! He was very patient with me and I was able to easily understand his instruction. He provided a lot of helpful information and I learned a TON in the first lesson. I highly recommend Grant as an instructor for anyone wanting to learn to play the Banjo.

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Bryan H. May 30, 2017
Banjo · Online

very helpful!

Bryan H. May 22, 2017
Banjo · Online

Julie N. May 18, 2017
Banjo · Online

Grant has been an amazing, patient teacher, even for an old bird like me. I wanted to play as a bucket list thing. Grant is obviously talented himself, but more than that, he is able to share that knowledge in a calm manner, yet be able to push you to do better each lesson. I would highly recommend him if you're just starting out or need help getting better. He is an incredible teacher.

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Misha May 18, 2017
Guitar · Online

Cindy A. May 8, 2017
Banjo · Online

I appreciate how patient and encouraging Grant is. Thank you.

Taylor Apr 25, 2017
Guitar · Online

Grant is a great teacher! Very patient and understanding. He's always finding the best way to approach the lesson based on where I'm at and where I'd like to go.

Brett K. Apr 11, 2017
Guitar · In studio

I've had the pleasure of knowing, learning, and working with Grant for about 7 years now. His knowledge and prowess are considerable & his gentle nature, lightheartedness, and ability to listen actively make him approachable, helpful, & enjoyable to be around. I hold Grant's perspective & outlook in high regard and find myself genuinely appreciating his insight whenever we meet. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in developing any skill he's teaching.

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Stephen T. Apr 5, 2017
Blues Guitar · In studio

Just started taking lessons with Grant, but I am looking forward to working with him for a long time.

Igor Mar 16, 2017
Blues Guitar · Online

Kevin C. Mar 8, 2017
Guitar · Online

Great experience!

Angel Feb 20, 2017
Banjo · Online

As good as one can expect from online lesson. You will get better with him

Marti S. Feb 3, 2017
Ukulele · Online

Grant was able to feel out my interest and musical level surprisingly quickly and get me going toward MY goal. I felt more comfortable than expected and came away encouraged in my goals. Looking forward to more.

Kevin C. Jan 26, 2017
Banjo · Online

Stephanie B. Jan 5, 2017
Ukulele · Online

I think this is my 4th lesson with Grant and he's covering so much with me. He is patient and knowledgeable and gets me excited to learn more for the next week. He's perfect as a teacher.

Jennifer B. Jan 3, 2017
Mandolin · Online

Great Class today. Grant is so patient with me.

Jennifer B. Dec 27, 2016
Mandolin · Online

Excellent Instructor, Took his time with me and was very patience. Looking forward to more classes with him.

Jennifer B. Dec 27, 2016
Mandolin · Online

Cristi S. Dec 12, 2016
Banjo · Online

Stephanie B. Nov 30, 2016
Ukulele · Online

I feel Grant can be whatever you need! After the first lesson, I was confused with music theory and he made it clear by the second lesson. He is very concise with his words and I really appreciate it as some teachers can talk your whole session away. I also asked to work on strumming techniques and he was quick to come up with new ones for me as well as explaining how I can create my own. He's fantastic!

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Stephanie B. Nov 18, 2016
Ukulele · Online

Mason C. Nov 14, 2016
Ukulele · Online

He is a great teacher that meets you at your skill level.

Frank A. Nov 4, 2016
Creative Writing · Online

Grant is one of the most patient, understanding and helpful instructors I have ever worked with. He's respectful of my work and is constantly encouraging me to push forward. His teaching style is pragmatic, while still remaining fluid enough to allow for flexibility.

Really, the only thing that matters is that Grant is educated, patient and (perhaps most of all) comfortable. I trust him and his analysis. I trust his advice. He's a great mentor and somebody you can count on.

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Mason C. Nov 2, 2016
Ukulele · Online

David Oct 17, 2016
Mandolin · Online

Grant is incredibly thoughtful and talented musician. I'm looking forward to continuing to explore the tradition of bluegrass music!

Brandie Sep 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Grant is an amazing teacher. Veeeeery patient, encouraging and really flexible with scheduling lessons. He lives up to the hype in the reviews. I will definitely be continuing my lessons with Grant.

Dave Aug 9, 2016
Guitar · Online

I really love this guy, and hope to take more lessons once I master the wealth of stuff he gave me in Round One.

Sean Jun 12, 2016
Banjo · Online

Grant put me at ease, especially after I found that I had inadvertently broken a string. I enjoyed the duel camera setup on his end that offered the study material and his face.

Dave Jun 12, 2016
Guitar · Online


Jack Jun 7, 2016
Banjo · Online

After only three lessons Grant had me playing chords and finger rolls. Grant is a super instructor who is well organized and very patient. Great investment of my time and money. Thanks Grant

Bill L. May 24, 2016
Ukulele · Online

Grant quickly recognized my level of understanding with chord movement (beginner to intermediate) and we analyzed a song together that will help me recognize chord motion in other songs. This will allow greater chord pattern recognition, and therefore memorization should come easier - which I really want to happen!
This is only my first lesson with Grant, so I likely won't write another review until I've had a few more.

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Willie S. May 22, 2016
Guitar · In home

good job very easy to work wth

alyssa Mar 29, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

My first lesson was wonderful! Grant was able to aptly identify how to help me progress with my study, and challenged me in the right ways to move forward.

I'm looking forward to my next lesson!

Trudy Mar 24, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Grant was so patient and so encouraging. I am crazy excited and looking forward to our next session!

leslie Mar 11, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

Grant continues to be an excellent teacher for this beginner ukulele player. It's been years since I have practices music, and he is so patient as I try to re-learn how to read and play music. I highly recommend him as a teacher, and I look forward to learning more disciplines from him (including meditation and astrology!)

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Nicole and Chad Feb 7, 2016
Guitar · In home

Grant is a great teacher. He is wonderful with my 9 year old son. We love him!

leslie Feb 1, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

a very good first lesson - Grant was very easy to work with and super patient!

Doug Womac Nov 22, 2015
Guitar · In home

Grant's the best!!! Always on time and very knowledgeable.

Doug Nov 16, 2015
Guitar · In home

Grant, is a wonderful instructor. Very knowledgeable, understanding, and most of all, very very patient. I'm am 56 years old and the first time ever playing a guitar. Grant has a lot of patience with has provided a lot of great advice.

I definitely highly recommend him has an instructor at any level.

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Kathy Aug 18, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Very knowledgeable and patient teacher. He tailored the lessons to my needs and has really helped me improve. An excellent teacher and guitar player.

Colleen Aug 18, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Great instructor, very laid back & lets the student lead the lesson. Knows a lot about many different kinds of music & is great at teaching songwriting & music theory too. High recommend this teacher!

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