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Nick Behnan

Canton, MI 48188 (map)


Lessons Offered

Bass, Composition, Guitar, Music Theory

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam


About Me

I'm a full time guitarist, session player, songwriter, and music educator living in the Detroit area. I play lead guitar for a touring funk rock band called The Infatuations who have received over 10 Detroit Music Awards including Outstanding Live Performance, Outstanding Urban/Funk recording and Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriters. Our single "Back Again" was recently featured on the NBC series "Chicago Fire", and our song "Down Jefferson" was featured in the movie "Misled". I also compose and produce music for publishers both in the US and the UK and license my music for TV/Film and various media outlets.  My music is featured on MTV, Vh1, NBC, Netflix, Fuse, Nat Geo, TLC, Fox Sports, Bravo, ESPN and others.

My Musical Education Background

  • I have a degree from Michigan State University and have been teaching guitar privately for over 15 years.
  • I'm a very patient teacher with an excellent track record of student success! I have several students who would be happy to speak to you as a reference for me so feel free to email me for a reference list.  
  • I enjoy working with students of all ages and skill levels from beginners to professionals seeking performance coaching.  
  • I currently teach over 20 private students per week, and I do performance coaching/mentoring with several up and coming artists as well as my student band "The Monsoons" 

Genres and Subjects Taught

guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, composition, music licensing, publishing, music theory, rock, jazz, blues, indie rock, metal, country

Lesson Rates

My current fee is $25 per lesson.  

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I have had success with students ranging from age 5 to 85.  Feel free to email me and ask for a reference list as my repuation with students speaks for itself!

My Certifications and Awards

I have received over 10 Detroit Music Awards and had several more nominations as an indidiviaul musician and for several bands that I write and play for. 

Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University

My Musical Influences

Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Beck, Radiohead, Mozart, The Kinks, The Clash, Michael Jackson, Prince, Dr Dre, Quincy Jones, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Wilco, Bob Dylan


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