John Michael Cathey

John Michael C.

Cumming, GA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My lessons are tailored to the needs and goals of each student. I truly desire to help each person reach their goals, and am excited to use a variety of techniques and resources to make that possible for every student.

About John Michael C.

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, followed by a Masters in Theology and is currently completing a Masters in Professional Counseling. 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.


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10 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Sep 7, 2018
Pratyush P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

really enjoyed my first session with John !

Posted Feb 4, 2018
Sophia S.
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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.

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Andres M.
Profile-location-home Student's 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!

Posted Sep 20, 2017
Elijah L.
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Jul 27, 2017
Arka B.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Mar 25, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Jillian Mitchell
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Mar 7, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Jan 30, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Jan 14, 2017

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Piano Teacher
Aug 2006 - Present

Independent Contractor

I teach piano in homes, at schools/institutions, or online.

Guitar Teacher
Aug 2006 - Present

Independent Contractor

I teach guitar in homes, at schools/institutions, or online.

School Teacher
Aug 2012 - May 2019

Saint John Bosco Academy

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

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 Professional Counseling
Jan 2018 - Present

Truett McConnell University

MA in Theological Studies
Aug 2011 - May 2014

Holy Spirit College

BA in Musical Performance
Aug 2005 - May 2011

Truett McConnell



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Telemental Health
Mar 2020



Honors Recital
Dec 2011

Truett McConnell

Honors Recital
May 2010

Truett McConnell

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