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Jimmy C.
McDonough, Georgia
I've been playing guitar over 40 years and teaching guitar for over 30 years and have literally taught hundreds of students. A number of other guitar instructors and professional guitarists in the Atlanta area have been former students. I've performed professionally since I was 16. I teach reading music, tab reading, chord knowledge, strumming patterns, understanding rhythm notation, fretboard knowledge, finger picking, flatpicking, learning songs, improvisation, rock, country, blues, jazz, etc. I teach at every level of playing from beginner to pro-level players.
About Jimmy C.

I have over 35 years experience as a professional guitar instructor and have been actively teaching lessons in Henry County, GA as well as Clayton County, GA. And have branched out to teach online as well. I had actually started teaching friends as a teenager since 1976 where I grew up in N.Y. and those friends still play guitar to this day, a couple have become professional musicians. I started teaching guitar professional in 1983. Over the years I've had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of students at every skill level. I teach several styles of playing: Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country, Funk, Rhythm & Lead guitar playing, Classical guitar and Fingerstyle playing. I teach on electric & acoustic guitar. I have one basic philosophy in my approach to teaching: get the student to fall in love with the guitar so it becomes a life-long passion. As an instructor, I endeavor to make guitar lessons fun, practical and productive!!! Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, advanced or even at the professional level, I can help you advance your playing skills.

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Jazz Guitar / Jazz Standards

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My son first day good Thank you jimmy

Posted Nov 20, 2018
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So far so good. jim’s an excellent musician. I look forward to future lessons

Posted Jun 26, 2018
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Great first lesson

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Guitar Instructor & Owner
Feb 2009 - Present
Private Guitar Lessons with Jimmy (McDonough, GA)
Since 2009, I began teaching out of my home studio to expand my business as an instructor into the McDonough area of Henry County. This would include being able to be closer to prospective students coming from Jonesboro, Locust Grove, and even Conyers. This has given me the ability to utilize more teaching tools that are readily available in my home studio for the benefit of my students. The large majority of my students are at this location.
Guitar Instructor
Sep 2007 - Present
The Whole Note Music Store (Stockbridge, GA)
I'm one of two guitar instructors at this location. The other instructor was a former student. I still teach at this location but mostly teach out of my home studio in McDonough, GA.
Guitar Instructor
Sep 2004 - Oct 2010
Peachtree Music Store (Stockbridge, GA)
I was the most experienced guitar instructor at this location until they closed their operations.
Guitar Instructor
May 1983 - Aug 2009
Tara Music Center (Jonesboro, GA)
I was the primary guitar instructor at this location for many years.
Guitarist/Performer
Jan 1976 - May 2012
Ensemble/Band projects
Over the years I've performed in dozens of bands and performed as a Jazz Soloist in NY, CA, FL, and in GA. I've performed in Jazz big bands, jazz trio's/duo's, a Latin jazz group featuring one of Santana's former percussionists, Prog-Rock bands, Jazz-Rock Fusion bands, Top 40 Bands, a 50's/60's Show band, Country Bands, Disco Bands, Blues Projects, Classic Rock bands, Southern Rock Bands, Contemporary Christian Bands, Church Ensembles, and also as a studio session player.
Jazz Guitar / Jazz Standards
Oct 1991 - Sep 1992
Private Lessons with Bob Shaw (Atlanta, GA)
Advanced Jazz Guitar Stylings
Apr 1985 - Sep 1985
Lessons with Eric Domas (College Park, GA)
Western Swing & Country Guitar
Mar 1980 - Jul 1980
Guitar Lessons with Dan Hutchings (Ventura, CA)
Jazz Guitar
Sep 1978 - Jan 1980
Private Lessons with Jazz Guitarist Tony Campo (Copaigue, NY)
Jazz Guitar, Music Theory
May 1976 - Aug 1978
Private Guitar Lessons with Charlie LaVerne (Islip, NY)
Classical Guitar
Jun 1975 - Apr 1976
Classical Guitar Lessons with Robert Bates (Lindenhurst, NY)
Beginning - Advanced Guitar
Sep 1970 - May 1975
Guitar Lessons with Jimmy Nelis (Lindenhurst, NY)
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Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Vintage Trail
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
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F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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