Phil Hodges

Phil H.

Cumming, GA
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Levels Taught:
In addition to guitar, I also offer beginner lessons for piano.
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Phil delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2008

I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching since 2008. Along with teaching, I've also been pursuing music recording, an endeavor which has produced two full-length albums and one that is still in progress that should be released sometime in 2018.

*** Lesson Details ***
When teaching guitar or any other instrument, I typically use a method book to guide the lessons. In addition to the lesson book, which will cover music-reading, we'll learn scales, chords and strum patterns, among other things. I try to tailor each lesson according to the student's skill level and individual musical interests.

After learning the basics, we can learn different styles of music, including rock, blues, jazz, classical, etc. I look forward to exploring these genres with you!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my own instrument. I would expect my student to have or to rent his/her own instrument.

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Music Instructor
Mar 2010 - Present
Cumming Music Lessons

I teach in the Cumming, Georgia area at Christian Fine Arts of Forsyth.

Music Instructor
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
In-Home Music Lessons

I worked briefly for a small business that offered in-home music lessons. I drove around the greater Atlanta area teaching guitar and piano lessons in students' homes.

Music Instructor
Aug 2008 - May 2011
First Redeemer Baptist Church Music Conservatory

A Cumming-area Baptist church had a music conservatory where I taught mainly guitar lessons.


Classical Guitar Performance
Aug 2000 - May 2001
Columbus State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

One of my students playing a fingerstyle arrangement of the theme from Beauty and the Beast.
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
One of my students and I at a recital.
At the Red Light Cafe in Atlanta.

Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Piano student at the last recital.

5 Reviews

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Luke Nov 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

Lucas thought he was great! Really like first lesson!

Francine G. Apr 5, 2018
Piano · In home

Phil was easy to work with and I learned a lot in my first lesson. I look forward to improving and my future lessons.

Natalie Sep 7, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

Phil Hodges is a phenomenal and inspiring guitar teacher. Over the past year of guitar lessons with Phil, my daughter's playing ability has rapidly advanced and she is so enthusiastic about practicing. Guitar lessons with Phil is a highlight of her week!

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Celesta Sep 7, 2017
Guitar · In studio

"Not only does Phil teach techniques and theory, but he nurtures a passion for music within his students. Thanks to Phil, I see my 10-year-old son growing in confidence and competence. He looks forward to his lesson each week and is motivated to practice regularly.”

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Doreen Sep 7, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

"We highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for an excellent guitar teacher. Both our daughters are flourishing under his instruction. We love that he tailors his lessons to the individual student. He teaches everything from classical to contemporary including some of the girls favorite songs, which keeps them interested and practicing. He is extremely talented yet very humble and kind.

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