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Do you teach Flatpicking Guitar, or are you looking for a good teacher? This group is designed to help teacher's find students and students find teachers.

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Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2013

Flatpicking Guitar Instructor's List

This is a list of Flatpicking Guitar Instructors that we have compiled to date. If you are an instructor and would like to be added to this list, send your info to dan@flatpick.com. Thanks!

Discussion Forum

Grand Rapids Area Teachers??? 2 Replies

Started by Josh Hulbert. Last reply by Josh Hulbert Jun 22, 2010.

Teacher in Richmond, VA looking for students 2 Replies

Started by Karl Hepler. Last reply by Karl Hepler Mar 24, 2009.

Central Calif. coast flatpick instructors? 2 Replies

Started by Barry McGuire. Last reply by Barry McGuire Feb 13, 2009.

Comment Wall

Comment by Amy Ferebee on October 9, 2008 at 6:23am
I teach Guitar in Norfolk Virginia and in the summer for a week in Maryland at Common Ground on the Hill, a music and arts camp for adults.
Comment by Brad Davis on October 16, 2008 at 10:07pm
Over the years I have enjoyed teaching more and more. I find it very rewarding and exciting. Great to be apart of a bunch that loves to have fun!
My schedule being what it is, I will do my best to check back with you guys as often as I can.
Comment by Eric Lambert on November 18, 2008 at 3:15pm
I've come to enjoy teaching as much as I do performing.I love getting one on one with somebody or in front of a small group and helping people get better at this.
Comment by Steve Kilby on December 8, 2008 at 9:03pm
I offer a service called Tune of the Month which is detailed on my website www.kilbymusic.com check out my Christmas special on past volumes of Tune of the Month. I also do workshops, music camps and private lessons in Mouth of Wilson VA.
Comment by Bill Startz on December 9, 2008 at 5:13am
When I decided to get serious about flatpicking I started out by taking lessons from Chris Walz at the Old Towne School in Chicago. I would recommend Chris to anyone looking for a great teacher.

Comment by Steve Blanchard on March 13, 2009 at 8:52pm
I teach flatpicking in Forest Grove, OR. and throughout the Pacific Northwest. I teach mechanics and fundementals rather than songs. I can teach songs, but I find most students lack strong fundementals. As a vertern of alot of workshops and music camps, I learned that most great players have good habits, fundementals, and generally a relaxed approach to the instrument. Anyway drop a line if interested. Steve
Comment by Roger Ferguson on June 13, 2009 at 12:39pm
I've been teaching flatpick guitar since 1977. I am back in the Seattle area (Bainbridge Island) and am very thankful to have a fairly full schedule! I also teach mandolin and fiddle and am used to playing and teaching many different styles. Anyone interested in what I can do to help the journey along, feel free to contact me:


Comment by Marv Sobolesky on June 16, 2009 at 8:22am
I have been playing guitar since the late 60s but really got hooked when I heard Norman Blake on the radio in the early 70s. I started teaching guitar in 2004 as a part time activity but soon I had an overflow of students decided to make it my full time work. I find that each student is different and each student has a different set of goals. I design my teaching sessions to fit individual students. Some want to learn note reading, some want to learn tab, and some want to learn completely by ear.. their choice. (Kids dont get a choice, they learn to read notes). I host a slow jam once a month for all of my students and general public to attend. This is designed to teach people how to jam with others and also reinforce what they have been learning. We have had some great musicians join our slow jam, including David Grier. I am available for lessons week days/nights for one hour lessons. Cost is $25 per hour.

Please visit www.marvsmusic.com

Marv Sobolesky
Comment by Bradley Carter on August 16, 2009 at 10:54am
I teach Guitar and Banjo at the Dusty Strings Music School in Seattle, Washington. I like to spend extra time teaching folks HOW to practice. Here's a link to their website and mine:

Comment by Kevin Justice on December 5, 2009 at 7:49am
I'm available for instruction on guitar and mandolin for the very beginner through advanced intermediate. My main focus is on flatpicking and rhythm for acoustic styles ... bluegrass, traditional, and Americana.

I'm headquartered in Southern NJ near Exit 1 ... which means that I am also very convenient to Delaware.

Facebook: Kevin Justice
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/kevinjusticeacousticband


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