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Trevor W.

Nashville, TN
Starting at $45
  • Bachelor of Music - Commercial Guitar with Songwriting Emphasis from Belmont University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best of Lessons.com 2019 from Lessons.com
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Trevor W.

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With nearly 14 years of professional teaching experience and over 21 years as a guitarist/musician, Trevor Willmott has developed an effective, unique, and fun style of teaching. With countless hours of practice in nearly every genre, Trevor designs custom curriculum to meet the needs of each student as they progress through their journey. Because no student is the same, this personalized approach has proven the most effective for inspiring a passion in music and the motivation to keep learning.

After graduating Belmont University in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Guitar, Trevor has continued teaching, writing, recording, and performing music nationwide. Having taught students from ages 3-80 years old, Trevor is a patient and encouraging teacher who believes in positive reinforcement and open communication during lessons.

About Trevor

I have been teaching guitar for over 14 years with students of all ages and skill levels. I graduated from Belmont University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Guitar with a Songwriting Emphasis. Over the last 10 years of serving the Nashville lesson community, I have developed a sign

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Sergio S.

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Mount Juliet, TN
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sergio S.

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Hi, I've been teaching guitar for 10 years and voice for 3 years. Im a national recording artists with albums on Sony/Jive records and have toured the U.S. extensively as the singer/ songwriter for Atom Smash. We've had #1 sirius/xm single and sever top 40 rock singles. I wrote several theme songs for WWE and continue to write for CBS sports. I've worked with students from 7- 50 years old.

About Sergio

Hi, I'm Sergio. I am a producer/songwriter and I teach voice and guitar in Nashville, TN. Ive been teaching voice and guitar for 7 years. I was previously on Sony Records. I'm an experienced touring lead singer/musician in an internationally recognized rock band called Atom Smash. I've had sever

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Michael P.
I am a college professor and know teaching.
Sergio is a pro, he knows what he is doing. It was a great first lesson with many more to come.
I have nothing but first class recommendations for Sergio.....
James Contreras
Good first lesson to get me pointed in the right direction. Thanks
James T.
I've had one lesson with Sergio thus far and he was great! Super likable guy with great insight and instructions. Looking forward to future lessons :)

Kit T.

14 Reviews
Franklin, TN
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kit T.

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I specialize in teaching total beginner and lower intermediate students. I am very good about breaking the guitar down to make it easy to understand to give you a great platform to work from. I am very big on learning songs of your choice, as well as learning some basic scales, chords, and theory. The goal is to make sure it is FUN!

About Kit

My name is Kit. I am a successful studio musician, songwriter, and touring musician. I am the current touring Keyboardist/Guitarist for World Famous Violinist/Dancer Lindsey Stirling. I have shared the stage with many other notable performers including Amy Lee (Evanescense), ZZ ward, Sabrina Carpen

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Jenny K.
Really enjoying myself

Chris makes learning really fun. I look forward to my lessons and just told him the other day that I wish my lesson was for 3 hours. I go to Chris for 1.5hr every other week and that gives me to time to practice for 2 weeks. We cover a lot of ground. Chris gives me structure to follow and that helps me. I've only had a few lessons with Chris but I can tell that I am going to make that big leap this year from "practicing" music to "playing" music.
Timothy C.
Excellent Teacher

Chris is extremely talented and very knowledgable of the technical aspects of the voice. He doesn't have a rigid cookie-cutter lesson plan that he just pulls out for everyone regardless of his/her level. He has a great ear for whatever problems you may have, and as a result he's able to cater his lesson plan to your needs. He has a wide array of vocal exercises for exactly this purpose. He knows a lot about a variety of genres, so he's able to help you build your voice while still maintaining the style that you prefer. He records every lesson on a cd/usb drive (whichever you prefer), so it's very convenient and easy to practice throughout the week without missing any of the feedback that he gives. It's also great to hear yourself gradually improve throughout your time with him.
I've been able to expand my vocal range by over an octave during my time with Chris and now I feel much more confident in my vocal ability. Chris is a great teacher and I definitely recommend that you give him a shot!
JudithB
Our 15-year-old son loves his guitar lessons with Chris

Our teenage son really looks forward to his guitar lessons with Chris. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and inspiring. He offers concrete suggestions and provides written updates to our son's status via the TakeLessons journal.

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Corey C.

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  • Teaching since 1973
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Corey C.

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Hello future students! I'm here to be your total guitar or bass coach. Students that study with me will receive the finest guitar lessons from the most caring and knowledgeable guitarist on the planet. I'm here for my students 24/7. I specialize in BEGINNERS and understand what it takes to get from one level to the next in the easiest way. Most of my career has been spent touring internationally with big name bands on the largest stages. You will learn Chords, Scales, Arpeggios and how to use them. Songwriting and Arranging. Flat picking. Finger picking. How to mix Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical and Country into your playing to make you a complete Guitarist or Bassist. I have taught thousands of students through the years and know how to get you to Madison Square Garden or just play for fun!

About Corey

Hello Students! My name is Corey and I'm looking forward to teaching you, whether you're a beginner or advanced. I specialize in beginners and always enjoy helping students get to the next level. Many of my students have gone onto success as professional guitarists. (Panic at the Disco, The Highe

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Dana
To play off what Chaz said, I'm a recovering trumpet player who initially tried my hand at the guitar about 5 years ago. Corey quickly figured out that my talent and background were better suited to the bass. There's been no turning back. Corey's a great teacher! He's always patient, he makes you work, and you enjoy the process. I'd give him more than 5 stars if I could!!
Ben
Corey is great. Always positive and happy. Great laughs. His system for teaching has gotten me from clumsy beginner to where I have the confidence to play with others and in front of an audience. He teaches relevant information that helps you know how to PLAY.
Brendan
Lessons with Corey for 15 years and I still suck but it ain’t his fault! Seriously, Corey is a very cool guy and a very capable instructor. Highly recommend him if u want to have fun while you’re learning.

Derek W.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $59
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Performance from Austin Peay State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Derek W.

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Take guitar lessons from a professional touring and studio guitarist.

Hi, I'm Derek. I have a degree in classical guitar. I've taught guitar for over 14 years. I've played guitar for over 80 bands or artists, 28 of whom are major-label artists, including Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Jake Owen to name a few. I've had the honor of living my dream. I now live in Bend, Oregon and perform with Precious Byrd. I'm offering guitar lessons to students in Bend and Redmond, Oregon and also online via Skype. I would be honored to teach you what I've learned over a lifetime of being a student myself and of real-life experience with the guitar.

About Derek

"A Nashville-native & music industry professional with a big heart for teaching" I LOVE teaching music and especially being a guitar teacher! My entire life has revolved around learning, teaching guitar lessons and performing music. I've played guitar for over 80 bands in Nashville, including 28

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Jill
Derek is a fantastic guitar teacher. His approach to teaching is so different than other instructors I've worked with in that he really caters to the needs of his students and adjusts his teaching style accordingly. I've seen so much growth in my own playing. Definitely the best guitar teacher ever.
Steven
Highly recommend! I initially only began with the idea of taking 1 month of lessons and now I'm in my 3rd month! Derek caters the lessons to meet my needs- I'm a tactile learner, and he approaches teaching guitar to me from that standpoint. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher.
Todd
I had been playing for about 4 years and couldn't really get past a certain point with my guitar skills. I had kinda hit one plateau after another. Derek took my guitar playing to another level. The way he explains the guitar and music is simple but pretty eye opening.

If you're in Bend, I would highly recommend Derek for guitar lessons.
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Christopher P.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • A.A.S Commercial Music and Jazz Studies from Spokane Falls Community College
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Christopher P.

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Experience - Education - Patience
I have taught guitar lessons since 1992. Guitar is my main instrument, and I have played for well over 30 years. I have also studied voice, piano, and composition. Styles of performance have included blues, classical, funk, grunge, jazz, metal, and rock. I've performed solo, in bands, small ensembles, and even with orchestras.

Most of all, I'm a father to two wonderful young ladies who challenge me to grow in ways I could never have imagined. They give me patience.

About Christopher

Hi, my name is Chris, and I teach guitar lessons. I am a musician with a variety of interests including guitar, song writing, music production, and just generally rocking out!  Guitar is my main instrument, though I have studied voice, piano, composition, and have performed extensively. Style

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Nashville is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $276 per hour.
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"Excellent teacher, patient and attentive. really enjoying my lessons so far...."
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"I liked how Mr. Geiswite taught me a technique on something was really struggling to get through. He not only taught me the scale, but what a tonic was and helped me identify the tonics in the scale."
- Sushma
Took Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Paul has done an excellent job of teaching me guitar and music theory. He's customized the lessons to help me achieve my own goals with the instrument. I'd definitely recommend him to others."
- Brian
Took Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"I've had the pleasure of knowing, learning, and working with Grant for about 7 years now. His knowledge and prowess are considerable & his gentle nature, lightheartedness, and ability to listen actively make him approachable, helpful, & enjoyable to be around. I hold Grant's perspective & outlook in high regard and find myself genuinely appreciating his insight whenever we meet. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in developing any skill he's teaching."
- Brett
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"Keeps the lesson moving and is very positive with feedback."
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"He's awesome and really understanding. I can't wait to work with him further."
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"I've been taking lessons with Eric for about 6 months once a week for 1h online, we have been mostly focusing on lead guitar playing. Before that I couldn't really play solos, now I can play solos of about 19 songs to some extent, some better than others. I got to a level when I can learn new solos on my own of most songs that I like, which was way too hard just half a year ago. Eric is a great teacher, very knowledgeable about all things related to a guitar."
- Ondrej
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Great teacher!

Ayme was a great teacher. I started lessons with her when I was 9 now I am 16
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She is really patient, encouraging and has a great sense of humor. I learned a lot
about music theory and soloing without even noticing. When I moved
on to other teachers, I realized what a great foundation she gave me, I was way ahead of the other students and sometimes a little ahead of the teacher. Lol.
She knows a lot about different kinds of music, which was really cool.
I learned blues, some rockabilly, and even a Metallica song while I was
studying with her. She makes learning really fun!"
- Bram
Took Guitar lessons from Ayme F.
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"Awesome experience so far ! Looking forward to many more ."
- John
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"John is one of the best instructors I have seen...for any subject.

John has a teaching presence, especially with children, which is amazing; he is patient, enthusiastic and very encouraging. As a professional musician, he knows his trade and he has the uncanny ability to share his knowledge in a way that makes perfect sense.

I would recommend John as an instructor for any, and all, levels of instruction."
- Rick
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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Teaching Private Guitar Lessons in Nashville

By Tyler J. - Nashville Guitar Teacher

Thinking of trying out the Nashville guitar scene? Are you looking to take guitar lessons in Music City? Well, you’re not alone. For decades, Nashville has been one of the most influential hubs for popular music and entertainment. Thousands of musicians have made the move to Middle Tennessee with big aspirations; to become a superstar, to get hired as a sideman, or even just to start a band with like-minded individuals. Whether you want to play for fun or play to pay the bills, Nashville has plenty to satisfy any guitar player’s cravings for a musically rich environment.

First of all, while the country music industry is centered in Nashville, there’s much more than just country here. Rock, indie, pop, blues, and jazz are everywhere in the city, and for those who are interested in Christian and gospel music, you’re in luck: Nashville is the center for the Christian music industry.

I always recommend checking out lower Broadway first. Between the intersections of 6th and Broadway, all the way down to 1st, the streets are lined with live music venues. Some of the people playing on Broadway are playing for tips full-time to pay their rent, while others are playing for fun while they’re in town from being on the road. It’s a great place to network with other guitarists, so go on down, and take it all in. Over time, once you’ve become friends with some of the local players, they may ask you to come “sit in” for a couple songs while they take a break. It’s good to become a familiar face on lower Broadway if you’re looking for gigs on the road; many of these players are hired guns for some of the biggest names in the music business.

Music stores around town are also great places to hang with other guitarists. Corner Music on 12th Ave. South is a local staple for musicians, and Gruhn Guitars is an excellent place to see some vintage guitar gear. I should also mention major stores such as Sam Ash Music and Guitar Center – always great places to meet similar people.

There are plenty of open jam nights around town, too. If you’re ready to jam with some strangers (that soon will become friends), don’t be afraid to ask around for where the “hot spots” are. When I first got to town, the Fiddle and Steel bar on Printer’s Alley was the best place to go on Tuesday nights. There are places like that all over, so don’t be shy about asking people! Whether you go to play or not, it’s great to go and hang out at open jams to hear people play and to make friends.

Going out to the music venues in town is the best way to get some inspiration. Seeing successful players playing great shows is something that always motivates me to strive for bigger and better things. But music venues aren’t the only place you can find other guitarists. As a matter of fact, considering that Nashville has such a high concentration of musicians, you can go just about anywhere to meet players. Coffee shops and local churches are always full of people who are involved in the music business. Be kind, be considerate, and don’t be afraid to open up conversation. While Nashville has a reputation for being competitive, I’ve found it to be very welcoming to newcomers. Most musicians I meet around town are willing to be helpful to newbies looking for work.

Before you start your guitar lessons in Nashville, there are a couple things you should be working on, such as the Nashville number system. Ever hear of it? It’s a form of musical shorthand used to notate chord charts, and while people in most cities don’t use them, almost everyone in Nashville does. There are plenty of resources for learning the number system, including websites and books, so don’t hesitate to start learning now! Most music instructors in Nashville would be glad to help you become a fluent reader of number charts – and many of these instructors can be found right here at TakeLessons!

Something that isn’t all that surprising - but is often overlooked - is the fact that Nashville is all about relationships. Getting hired for a road gig or a spot playing downtown is often simply a matter of being a “good hang,” as I call it. Having a positive attitude, being reliable, and being trustworthy will get you far in life, and Nashville is no different. In fact, I’ve even found that you don’t have to be the most amazing guitarist in town to get hired – you just need to be a good team player.

Music City is glad to have an ever-growing number of musicians around. The metro area has seen unprecedented population growth in recent years, and the economy is booming, so there’s no better time to jump on board. So, if you’re looking to get involved in this local guitar scene and take guitar lessons in Nashville, you’re in luck, because Nashville is an exciting, eclectic, unique, and inspiring place to be. Beginners, intermediate players, and professionals are all welcome; so don’t be afraid to check it out. Good luck, and keep on playing!

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