John Hughey

John H.

Macon, GA

Lesson Details

Bluegrass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Bluegrass Rhythm and Lead . . . so you can play in a Bluegrass Band or join a Bluegrass Jam all over the country!!!!!
My goal is for you to fall in love with your instrument as a means of expressing yourself. If I had a tattoo it would read: "Music . . . the most powerful medium of expression known to man."
- Acoustic Guitar: Flat Pick, Finger Style, Strum Patterns, Melody with scales & licks
- Electric Guitar: Rhythm, Soloing, Scales & Modes, Power & Barre Chords
- Bass Guitar - Finger & Pick Style, Playing over Chords & Scales, Be the Bottom
- Drums: Basic Beats, Grooves & Fills, Separating Hands & Feet, Reading Music
- Keyboard: Chord Progressions, How to Play in a Band, Reading Chord Charts
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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Started playing a Soprano Uke at an early age. Quickly moved to a Baritone Uke and wrote my first song at age 11. This also was the year that a Drum Set came into our house. I was in love with music . . . and still am after all these years!!
Hear are instruments I play professionally: Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drum Set. I also have performed and led worship with the Electronic Keyboard. I can do beginner lessons in all of the above and Banjo, Mandolin & Fiddle.
Over the years I have enjoyed leading Worship Bands, forming Praise Teams, joining the "pit" for Musical Theater, Bluegrass Band, Solo Guitar & Voice and Background Music on the Keyboard. The list goes on and on and on AND the list is not finished yet. Have written quite a few songs and worked with other song writers on their pieces. If you hope to be a singer/songwriter . . . then I am your man! I can help with voice coaching and experienced critique of lyrics and chord selections.
Great success teaching the above instruments as well. The youngest student taught is 5 years old and the most mature was 72 years young!
I want you to know that I am a Christian. My love for Jesus continues to grow and I have always been careful to screen certain songs out of my repertoire and teaching.
Let me share with you My Love of Music and get you where you are hoping to go with yours.

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Soloist/Worship Leader
Jun 1991 - Present
The Wesleyan Church

Men's Retreats
Church Choirs
Praise Band
Praise Team
Mission Trips

Lead Percussionist
Jul 1977 - Mar 1978

Christian Band & Singers
Traveled East Coast and Southeast
Played Drum Set
2 Recordings
Helped with Live Sound


Human Resource Management/Music Major
Aug 1976 - May 1979
Southern Wesleyan University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Longest Drum Solo
Apr 2011
Strong Rock Christian School

Timed & Verified

Photos & Videos

Big John says, "Music . . . the Most Powerful Medium of Expression Known to Man!"
Photo by John H.


9 Reviews

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Kristin Oct 11, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My son has taken guitar from Mr. Hughey for several years and has really enjoyed his lessons. Mr. Hughey is always so encouraging and positive. He not only cares about his progress in guitar but takes an interest In my sons other activities as well.

Tommy Sep 24, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

John is a gifted musician and teacher and an even better person! He is very patient and can teach to any skill level. He was able to teach me, a non musician with no real musical talent, to play and enjoy the acoustic guitar. I highly recommend John if you are considering taking acoustic guitar lessons!

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Katy Aug 16, 2018
Drum · In studio

John is a great teacher with the best attitude! His love of music and teaching is truly evident. He is positive and encouraging. We could not ask for a better teacher and role model for our son!

Sarah Aug 14, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My son loves taking lessons from John. John takes the time to connect with each child and to learn about what they love and what they would like to work toward.

Wendy Aug 14, 2018
Electric Guitar · In studio

Mr Hughey is an amazing instructor and our 6th grader enjoys taking both electric and acoustic guitar lessons. We highly recommend lessons with Mr Hughey!

Monica Aug 14, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Mr. Hughey is an excellent music teacher! He is very interactive and he makes it a lot of fun for the children. I highly recommend him as a teacher. He truly encourages the children’s passion for music.

Laura Aug 14, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Mr. John started with my son four years ago. My son was 5 at the time and he had a great time during lessons. He is a very patient teacher.

April Aug 14, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

John Hughey's love for music and people is refreshing and captivating. Our family is very thankful to have him as our daughter's guitar teacher. He has encouraged her, been patient with her, and brings a lot of laughter and fun into her life. The best day for her is the day she has music lessons with Mr. Hughey. Best Instructor Ever!!!!!!!

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Martha Aug 14, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Me Hughey is very positive and makes learning very enjoyable for my son.

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