Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I am currently accepting students at Shuff's Music in Franklin, TN. where I have been teaching since 2004.
Formerly an instructor at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Musician's Institute in Hollywood CA. where I taught for 3 1/2 years, I also toured in the late 90's on the country music circuit opening for major record label acts. George Jones, Patty Loveless, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Brooks and Dunn and many others. Authored book for basic foundational music theory book for all beginners and songwriters, and improvisational musicians.
Below is a video of one of my students who started with me as a beginner. Her name is Alyce Lindberg and she is 14 years old.
My Musical Education Background
Studied Classical guitar at Dekalb Community College under John Sutherland. Graduated from Atlanta Institute of Music and Musicians Institute in Hollywood CA. Also taught at Atlanta Institute and Musicans Institute in Hollywood CA.
Genres and Subjects Taught
All levels, all styles from finger style and classical to hot country, blues and early jazz.
All lessons are customized to the student's experience and interests. I use songs to teach and introduce, theory, reading and ear training after a certain level of ability has been accomplished. I always consult with the student as to their goals and aspirations and focus the lessons towards attaining those goals.
Learning songs by the student's favorite artists and bands is a very effective method for developing musical abilities. Most students learn to play a song by the first or second lesson.
Live playing situations are encouraged but not mandatory. Most of all I try to make it fun!! If it's not fun, it's not worth doing!
I also teach beginning to intermediate ukulele.
$30 per half hour. One half hour lesson per week at Shuff's Music in Franklin.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
9 years old and up. I will make exceptions for younger students with provisions.
My Certifications and Awards
Graduated Student of the Year at GIT in Hollywood CA. Won Fender Strat, presented by Tommy Tedesco.
My Musical Influences
Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford, Steve Morse Band, Freddie King, BB King, Larry Carlton, Allman Brothers, Alan Holdsworth, Eric Johnson, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Django Rheinhardt, and many more.
Lisa is an exceptionally talented guitarist and gifted teacher. Alyce has been taking guitar lessons with Lisa for nearly 6 years. From the beginning, Lisa has encouraged Alyce to excel and has provided numerous opportunities for Alyce to play in public. She’s patient, but equally not afraid to push her students to tackle music above their current level and to expand their repertoire; all the while allowing her students’ own personalities and musical tastes to shine. It is because of this rare gift, to push a student toward excellence and growth while not being overbearing, that Lisa has resonated so well with Alyce. We are so thankful for and indebted to Lisa for the enormous part she has played in nurturing Alyce’s talent. And besides that, she’s just cool. Byron and Beth Lindberg