John Nutt

John N.

Jenkintown, PA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
system begins by building a musical foundation from learning scales, chords, picking and strumming techniques, use of arpeggios, and basic music theory which is taught by learning actual songs chosen by the student incorporating each of the different techniques described above. By learning actual songs the student gains much greater confidence more quickly than by just learning rote exercises.

Then begins the journey of playing lead guitar and improvising.
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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 1982

I started playing music at the age of 12. By 16 years old I started in my first working band as well as began my love for teaching guitar to others. Most of my musical career has been spent playing in 2 of the local cover bands in the Philadelphia area.

Teaching has always been a great interest to me. I've developed a teaching system over the years which not only decreases the time in which the student actually starts playing songs but also develops the students own creative ideas on the instrument. While it is very enjoyable to learn and play others artist's material, learning to create and write your own original ideas I believe is equally as important.


Mar 2007 - Present

May 2002 - Sep 2007
The Heartbeats

Jun 1999 - May 2002

Successful Cover band in the Philadelphia area. Currently playing mostly clubs but moving steadily into wedding/private/corporate jobs.

Sep 1990 - Mar 1994
The Heartbeats

One of the top Club/Private/Corporate bands in the Philadelphia area.


Bachelor Degree in Computer Science
Jan 2000 - Jun 2003
Temple University

Photos & Videos

Playing one of my original compositions 'VFW'. It's a rockabilly song that I was getting prepared to play out live.

2 Reviews

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Paul Feb 5, 2017
Guitar · Online

I had no idea that taking online lessons could be so seamless. John has been a solid instructor. His personality makes the lessons non-stressful, and at the same time very informative and productive. I never thought I'd learn as much as I am. Thanks John.

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Hilary Feb 5, 2017
Guitar · In studio

John is great. He is a very patient and thorough teacher. He has a ton of experience playing guitar and it shows. I'd recommend him to ANY of my friends and family who want to take some lessons, whether they are beginners or advanced players!

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