Jeff Colvin

Jeff C.

Henderson, NV
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

My lessons are custom tailored to the needs of each individual.
I take a lot of time to learn the interests goals & musical preferences of each student.

Just let me know what you want to learn and I will help you enjoy the ease of learning "The Art of Guitar". I love to teach and I have great rates.

All guitar styles are available: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Metal, Classical, Indy, Folk, Country and more!

The music you want to learn taught with creativity and fun.
Learn songs, chords, rhythms, music reading, technique, theory,
scales, soloing, whatever you want to learn.

Once I have a good idea of what the student is looking for,
I make a helpful book for each student, as well as video tutorials
on various parts of each lesson based on your interests, goals, & needs.

**Voted "Best of" by Thumbtack reviewers: heres some reviews..
"My first lesson was amazing!"--Whitney

"STOP the SEARCH you found your TEACHER!"--Kelly

"I took lessons for 3 years with Jeff. It was the best money and time I ever spent."--Bill F.

*B.A. De Paul University, Chicago, IL
*M.A. Bowling Green State University, Ohio
*With national touring and recording credits
and my resume & references are always available.
All ages & levels are welcome, beginner to advanced!

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Jeff teaches



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

Teaching since:

Teaching in a fun and engaging way makes it easy for you to learn and remember. With my experience, we can turn you into a guitarist in no time!

My lessons are custom tailored to your needs to learn.

I pay careful attention to your learning style, your interests, your goals & musical preferences to make sure that you get the most out of my lessons at a great price.

Pick your favorite genre: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Metal, Classical, Indy, Folk, Country and more! We'll turn you into a pro all on your own.


I also teach arranging & music theory


Owner. Guitarist / Educator & Performer
Jun 1984 - Present
Private Studio

Assistant Professorship, at Bowling Green State University whereby I took classes to earn my Masters degree while teaching Beginning & Intermediate Guitar classes, Jazz improv & soloing classes, as we as supervising a variety of ensembles ranging from Big Band to smaller groups (sextets, quintets, quartets etc.) in a variety of genres. One of which went on to tour & play professionally for 3 yrs.

Featured guitarist with the Toledo Symphony.

Played the Blues Circuit in Chicago Il. For Blues Grammy award winning artists Such as Koko Taylor. & Lefty Dizz.

Taught beginning & Intermediate guitar classes at Northwestern University inEvanston Il.

Taught part time for 14 yrs at The Berns Suzuki Music School Academy in Las Vegas

Toured nationally & Internationally with a variety of groups & artists including “The Village People”, “The Coasters”. & many more.

Played in a variety of Las Vegas Show & had my Own Bands doing corporate events lounges & Casino show rooms opening up artists such as Kenny Logins.

Played numerous events as a solo Classical Guitarist

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M.A. in Performance & Composition, with focus on Jazz studies
Sep 1988 - May 1991
Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Music Therapy
Jan 1984 - May 1988
De Paul University in Chicago Il.


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

"Minuet in G" (J.S.Bach) w.Neil Roy as Student In The Spotlight 🎸💥
"Kashmir" (Led Zeppelin) w Jeff Colvin on Guitar
"The Zephyr Song" (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Jeff Colvin on Guitar🌟
"PLUSH" (Stone Temple Pilots)with Jeff Colvin on guitar✨
Learn how to play "Hurt" (Johnny Cash) by Jeff Colvin
Refugee (Tom Petty) as performed by Jeff Colvin
Merry Christmas
Here's my rendition of Mel Tormes  "The Christmas song"
Classical gtr. promo photo, for corporate events here in Las Vegas

In my teaching studio
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11 Reviews

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Katie Apr 11, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Jeff has beat a great instructor to my daughter, and very patient! Thanks :D

Zach Apr 11, 2018

Jeff is awesome, he teaches me so much! My mind is blown every lesson! He teaching me Jazz, blues, and classical guitar. I really cannot believe how much I’ve progressed in the past several months.

Bill Apr 10, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Great teacher wonderful experience I would recommend Jeff to anyone .

Chuck Apr 2, 2018
Blues Guitar · In studio

I just relocated to the Henderson area. I have been banging out cowboy chords on a guitar for years, but recently got my first electric and a burning desire to learn some lead, blues, CW riffs and better technique, knowledge and command of the fret board. After interviewing and meeting with 4 other teachers, I am happy to report I chose Jeff. Jeff knows his stuff, is prepared, is respectful of my time and efforts, is knowledgeable about music, music theory, guitar technique and can effectively transfer his knowledge to a student in the way that particular student learns. All while having fun! Prior to my first lesson Jeff asked me for examples of what I'd like to learn. At my first lesson he had a notebook prepared with fundamental technique for me to practice, music tabbed out that I had mentioned, and a lot of good material for me to practice. I was playing some cool stuff immediately. My wife was surprised not to hear the usual from me when I got home. Jeff is knowledgeable in all forms of guitar - classical to heavy mental. I chose Jeff for his skill and knowledge, his approach to teaching and for what seemed would be a fun learning experience. I chose well and I can comfortably commend Jeff Colvin to anyone wishing to learn and improve on the guitar.

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Jon Apr 2, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Jeff has been teaching my son for several months. He is a great teacher. Jeff is very knowledgeable and has helped my son grow by leaps and bounds in very short amount of time. We will continue to take lessons from Jeff for a long time.

Louis Mar 27, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Jeff is very knowledgeable about various types of guitar styles. My preference is jazz and he is helping me greatly. My playing is improving steadily and my knowledge and theory study has improved. So, the bottom line is I play much better and know a lot more as well. Jeff is a very capable teacher for a mixture of people and various styles of guitar as well. I would rate him as being excellent as a guitar instructor whether you are playing for fun or are serious about a career.

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Christina Mar 27, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Jeff's love and passion for music are awe-inspiring. He hears and feels the vibrations and sounds that radiate from each of the strings when a particular chord is played. If you are an impatient beginner like me, you will want to be playing at the Grand Ole Opry after two lessons. Realistically, you won't be Nashville-ready after just two lessons. However, in an effort to nurture your stage dreams, Jeff records in-session videos that serve as extra instruction until the next lesson. The in-session videos are a review of the day's lesson and they are great for practicing on your own. Jeff goes above and beyond to accommodate his students. He researches the genre or type of music of interest along with pertaining artists and he tailors the sessions accordingly. Simply put: Jeff Colvin is a rockstar of an instructor.

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Pablo Mar 27, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Jeff is a very good teacher, very patient. He always has good lessons and materials ready for our class. He records a video of what we are working on that week, so I dont forget and can practice on my own. I have learned to play rock, folk, and some contemporary Mexican. Definitely recommend. 5 stars.

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John Mar 25, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Jeff is a very diversified and organized instructor. He's taught me some classic rock, alternative, blues and even some mexican pop. No matter what type of genre you want to learn or what level you can play he can do it all. Would definitely recommend to anybody wanting to learn guitar.

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John Mar 23, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Weekly I challenge Jeff to teach me a song by ear. Jeff has the ability to translate songs into simpler methods making them fun and simple to play. Jeff is more than a teacher he is my musical therapist. I would highly recommend him to players of all skill levels.

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David Mar 22, 2018
Classical Guitar · In studio

Been learning Classical guitar with Jeff a couple years now and cant believe how much fun its been. His background as a successful performer, as well as his formal music education, give him a really good approach to teaching. He puts a lot of thoughtfulness into our lessons. Never boring. Best rates. Highly recommend.

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