John Michael Cathey

John Michael C.

Cumming, GA

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

Teaching since:

John has been teaching private lessons since 2006 to a wide variety of students; some beginners, others advanced; older and younger. John has helped students reach their personal goals, whether that was just to play a few songs at summer camp or a friend's birthday, or to write and record their own material.

John received his Bachelors in Music Performance (Concentration in Classical Guitar) at Truett-McConnell in 2011. As an expert, John looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals, whatever they might be. His teaching style is comfortable, personable, but challenging and encouraging.


School Teacher
Aug 2012 - Present
Saint John Bosco Academy

I've taught children in elementary, middle school, and high school history, theology, and music.

Guitar Teacher
Aug 2006 - Present
Independent Contractor

I teach children guitar in their homes, at school, or online.

Piano Teacher
Aug 2006 - Present
Independent Contractor

I teach children piano in their homes, at school, or online.

Youth Minister
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Holy Spirit Church

I led middle and high school youth groups.

Director of Fine Arts (interim)
Oct 2013 - May 2014
Holy Spirit Prep

I taught children from K to 6th grade.


Ma in Theological Studies
Aug 2011 - May 2014
Holy Spirit College
Ba in Musical Performance
Aug 2005 - May 2011
Truett McConnell


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Honors Recital
Dec 2011
Truett McConnell
Honors Recital
May 2010
Truett McConnell

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10 Reviews

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Danny Sep 7, 2018
Guitar · In home

My son was very excited after his first lesson and really loved Mr. Cathey!

Pratyush P. Feb 4, 2018
Piano · In home

really enjoyed my first session with John !

Sophia S. Oct 7, 2017
Guitar · In studio

We could not be more please with Sophia’s ukulele lessons with Mr. Cathey. He makes the lessons fun and enjoyable yet educational. We highly recommend lessons with Mr. Cathey.

Andres M. Sep 20, 2017
Guitar · In home

Mr. Cathey is patient, knowledgeable and kind. He stresses the importance of practice and guides you toward improvement for a long term guitarist. He is encouraging and makes the most of ever lesson. Great guitarist!

Elijah L. Jul 27, 2017
Guitar · In home

Great guitar lesson. This was my boys first ever guitar lesson and they easily engaged with Mr. John. He was very friendly and patient with them (they ask a lot of questions). They seemed to be very engaged in the lesson and are already excited for their next lesson.

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Arka B. Mar 25, 2017
Guitar · In home

My son is happy with his guitar teacher and enjoying the class.

Lily Mar 14, 2017
Guitar · In home

Our daughter really enjoyed her first lesson. John Michael was very nice and very clear in his instruction.

Jillian Mitchell Mar 7, 2017
· In home

Thanks for all you do John Micheal! (I accidentally hit "4" before 😬)

Grace Jan 30, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Thanks John Michael - I think we're off to a great start!

Alexandra Jan 14, 2017
Guitar · Online

John is an awesome guitar and piano teacher. Kids absolutely adore him!

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