Lesson Details



Jerry delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:

Hello everyone. I've been playing guitar for 40 years, professionally for 32 years. I've been teaching private lessons since 1988, right after I graduated from Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA. I have a B.A in Music Composition and Theory from the University of TN at Chattanooga, with a concentration in Classical Guitar. I tailor my lessons to each students individual needs. Never stop learning!


Guitarist/Harmony Vocals
Jun 2013 - Present

My current band. Classic Rock to Contemporary Rock and Metal.

Mar 2003 - Aug 2016
New Millenium Music

Started my own music store in 2003, because the closest real music store was 30 miles away.

Guitarist/Harmony Vocals
May 2010 - Mar 2013
Whiskey Run

Previous band. Hard Rock to Country Rock. Wide variety of material from the 60's to the 2k10's.

Guitar Teacher
Oct 1991 - Apr 2004
Mike's Music

My first full time teaching gig.

Guitar/Music Teacher
Oct 1997 - Apr 2001
Guitar Solutions

Second full time teaching gig. I was still teaching for Mike's Music when I started teaching at Guitar Solutions. Guitar Solutions was only 5 minutes from home. Guitar Solutions went out of business in 2001, but I still had a full roster of students. So I took over their location and eventually started New Millenium Music a couple of years later.

+ Read More


Bachelor of Arts: Music Composition and Theory
Aug 1992 - May 1994
Professional Certificate Guitar Performance
Jun 1987 - Oct 1988
Musician's Institute

4 Reviews

Write a Review
Jon Jul 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I have known Jerry since 1991. I feel he is an experienced teacher with a wealth of knowledge to pass on to students. I own 3 private music schools and I have brought Jerry in numerous times to teach masterclasses. Jerry keeps a busy teaching and playing schedule. If you are looking for a teacher, I highly recommend him and don't wait because his schedule will fill up.

Jon Colston
Music Instruction Studio.

+ Read More
Jamie Jun 8, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I've been taking lessons from Jerry for a few years now, and I have learned so much. He is very knowledgable and a great teacher. I highly recommend him!

Wesley May 31, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I've been taking lessons from Jerry for several years now. He is a great instructor and I would highly recommend him. He knows his stuff and is an all around great guy.

Erik May 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I took lessons from Jerry for about 15 years in all different styles of music. From Jazz to Classical to Blues and Metal. He is one of the best instructors that i know of. If not the best. He made me the guitarist that i am today!

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: