Jody Butler

Jody B.

Carrollton, GA

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Jody teaches: Females 6 and up
Males 6 to 16
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday


I'm a retired teacher who has played guitar for over 45 years. I'm a fingerstyle guitarist and perform at weddings and special events. I've taught most styles to all ages. I'm probably not the one to teach your teenager to play heavy metal, however. I do teach fingerpicking, fingerstyle, country, beginning to intermediate classical, pop, classic and even Hawaiian slack key. I specialize in beginning children and adults.

I also teach mountain dulcimer, ukulele, beginning bass guitar , and beginning piano.

With children, I use a method book to teach music fundamentals and balance that by encouraging the child to learn to play songs that interest him/her. With adults, I want to teach what you're interested in learning. I believe we learn best when we are excited by the material and challenged to reach the next level.

I have taught special needs music students - Down's Syndrome, mild autism, adults with arthritis or who have suffered a stroke. My training as a teacher - I have a doctorate in education - makes me uniquely qualified to work with a wide range of student abilities. I spent 26 years in the classroom, the last 15 teaching gifted education.

I would be delighted to meet you and help you begin your musical journey!

Photos and Videos

Playing in different venues is something I really enjoy. Here I'm performing at the Jekyll Island Club on the Georgia coast.


Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - Present
Private Fine Arts Academy

I'm currently teaching in Douglasville, GA on Sunday afternoons. My students there range from children to adults. It's been a great experience to work with this program. I am available to work with new students there.

Music Teacher
Jan 2005 - Present
Private Studio

I teach Tuesdays - Thursdays where I give lessons in guitar, ukulele, and dulcimer.

Teacher of Gifted
Aug 2000 - Jun 2005
Carrollton Elementary School

At CES I taught gifted students in grades K-5 and was in charge of testing for the gifted program.

Teacher/Gifted Teacher
Aug 1979 - Jun 2000
Carroll County Schools

While with Carroll County Schools, I taught regular classroom and gifted in grades K-8.


Doctorate - Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education
Jun 1985 - Mar 1988
Auburn University
BS Ed. Elementary Education with Gifted Ed. Certification
Jan 1976 - Jun 1979
University of West Georgia


Gifted Education
May 1985
University of West Georgia/State of Georgia

I taught gifted education in grades K-8 for 15 years.


Phi Kappa Phi
May 1985

Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Golden Key International Honor Society
Mar 1982

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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Logan S. Jun 1, 2015
· Ukulele · In studio Thank you. Had a great time.
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