Greg Lanza

Greg L.

Saint Augustine, FL
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Greg delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:

For the last thirty years, from the day that I got my first electric as a teenager, to my work today as an acoustic guitarist for the band, Timberwood, and currently as a teacher of more than forty students a week, my life has been devoted to the guitar.

I'm an experienced veteran of the metal and hard rock scene of the 80's and 90's in eastern Virginia. As I grew older, I took formal lessons focusing on classical guitar, while growing to love the blues. The year that I turned 34, I quit my corporate job, took a leap of faith, helped to build and brand a new music school in Chesapeake, Virginia, working there as a full-time music school manager and guitar instructor.

I now teach an incredibly diverse group of students of every age, background and experience level in my home studio here in the fast-growing World Golf Village area of Saint Augustine, Florida and at the Jacksonville School of Music in Jacksonville, Florida.

My teaching philosophy is simple - teach how to play the guitar, not just how to play the songs. I pride myself on being a positive and patient teacher, dedicated to his craft and to each student's success.

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Guitar Instructor
Jun 2012 - Present
The Jacksonville School of Music

At the Jacksonville School of Music, I teach a diverse group of over forty students every week, each lesson personalized to meet the needs of every individual.

Guitar Instructor
May 2006 - Dec 2011
DnD Music

As a full-time guitar instructor at DnD Music, I taught over forty students every week, focusing on style, technique and note reading.


Guitar Performance and Pedagogy Instruction
May 2005 - Dec 2012
DnD Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Child Care Development Associate
Jun 2018
Smart Horizons Career Online Education

In earning this certificate, I focused on child development and education.

Photos & Videos

Learn guitar from 30-year veteran player, Greg Lanza!
Saint Augustine, Florida acoustic duo, Timberwood

Greg, playing a cover of James Taylor's "Carolina in My Mind"
Saint Augustine, Florida acoustic duo, Timberwood

Performing at a benefit concert in Jacksonville, Florida

Performing at Planet Sarbez! in Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

Photo by Greg L.

Greg and his wife, Heather, on their wedding day

Photo by Greg L.

2 Reviews

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Soraya Mar 7, 2018
Guitar · In studio

I started taking guitar lessons with Greg at the Jacksonville School of Music nearly 5 years ago when I was 11. Since I started taking lessons here, Greg has taught me nearly everything I need to know about guitar, especially music theory, which involves many things such as chord progressions and scales. This has helped me write songs and improvise guitar solos in songs. Because of his teaching skills, I was able to learn new guitar skills very quickly. I don’t think any other guitar teacher can provide me with as much guitar knowledge as Greg does. In my opinion, he is the best and most helpful guitar teacher in Jacksonville

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Heather M. L. Sep 12, 2017

As Greg's bandmate, I can attest to his patience, professionalism, creativity and his dedication to the guitar.

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