The Guitar Shop And Learning Center

The Guitar Shop And Learning Center

5.0 (6)
Best of 2021
4 hires on
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching for 22 years. I teach many different styles(blues, rock, country, finger style, classical etc.). My method is very intuitive and has created many great musicians. I am great with kids, as well as adults. I have a precise curriculum that is very neat and organized and easy to follow. 

Music has been a passion of mine since I was young. I get a proud feeling of accomplishment when I get the opportunity to work with a student that knows nothing and within a few months are playing full length songs, and have turned my passion of music into theirs. 

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Apopka, FL 32703
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6 Reviews


  • Brian Logan

    Troy is a fantastic instructor. Patient, extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. He works at your pace providing a detailed pathway to guitar greatness! I'm 5 months in and I CAN PLAY MUSIC!!!

  • Tommy Fields

    Troy is awesome. He is very patient with a clumsy old guy like me. He can flat play and is very knowledgeable. He has a lesson plan in place and sends you home with Tablature to practice with. I highly recommend learning from him.

  • Talon Fullmer

    I love the teaching curriculum and the way they set things up. People love to come in for lessons and there's always room for new people to schedule lessons. The Guitar Shop is a great place to get started with guitar, ukulele, bass, and drums!

  • Dr. Tony M. Jensen

    Troy is a GREAT teacher. He is very patient with his students and can teach anyone, from beginners to very experienced players... All of his lessons have a purpose and help you become a better player. Also, at the end of each lesson, he includes a few popular songs that you can now play.. Troy is a great guitar player himself, and I know that he can help just about anyone improve their guitar skills. I would highly recommend him to anyone. My only regret, is that I didn’t find him sooner.. Thanks Troy.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first thing I’ll work on a new student is coordination/dexterity exercises. Those exercises include both right and left hand exercises. I teach from a workbook that I’ve put together over the last 22 years of teaching that helps build fundamental skills.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have played guitar for 30 years and taught for 22 years. I have played in several bands ranging from rock-country. I have a very low turn over ratio. Students don’t quit very often, due to my experience and method of teaching. Im also very reliable. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Private lessons from my location are $20/lesson which is typically $80/month. I will travel to your home, the rate varies with distance. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started working at a music store in my hometown of Utah. I offered a skill set on guitar that the other instructors did not possess. I was very good at 80’s rock music. My schedule filled from 5 students to over 50 within two months. I was young, but was a pro at 80’s rock. When I was 22 I started venturing in to classical, fingerstyle guitar. I really love that style and it’s some of my favorite today. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All types young, old, all styles. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I have a custom regimen that has created thousands of successful musicians over the last 20 years.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Method of Learning, does the teachers teaching method match the students needs. Example: If the student wants to learn Ed Sheeran songs learning to read standard notation would be a waste of time. Teachers method should be coordination exercises mixed with chording and rhythm counting for this student. If the student wants to learn classical than standard notation and finger dexterity exercises should come first.