J Caban Music

J Caban Music

5.0 (4)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

My teaching style starts with a song that the student wants to learn so that the interest level stays high and on focus. Through the learning process, we work on building techniques such as:

Right-hand, left-hand, wrist and thumb mobility and comfort, 

Learning to play comfortably with a metronome,

Scales & modes with my *Octave Box* technique,

Chord knowledge, movement, and the “Nashville” number system,

String-bending, vibrato, dynamics, and as well as slide guitar.


I enjoy working with students of all levels and ages, teaching and supporting the creative process with the tools and techniques to develop a students’ own style and musical ideas.

* For more advanced electric students - I can help develop and refine your “sound”; consulting on the right instrument and/or equipment (amps, effects, and guitars that you need/want to help create the sound you’re hearing in your head).

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Amherst, MA 01002
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4 Reviews


  • Tess O.

    I’ve really enjoyed my guitar lessons with him. He’s a very skilled player and he is a patient teacher. I’m not afraid to ask questions and I always enjoy my lessons.

  • Elena

    J Caban is a talented, motivating, fun and experienced teacher!! My son has been taking guitar lessons with John for about a year now and he has learned so much!! He always looks forward to his lessons! Together, they work on technique, learning chords, putting chords together and creating music!! Not only has my sons confidence in playing guitar increased, so have his skills and his love for playing music!!

  • Jason LeClair

    john takes the style that inspires you and somehow encourages you and you are learning techniques and how to play while keeping it fun ,all without bias or intimidation.

  • Karen R

    John is SO talented and easy going. I am a novice but John is 100% encouragement. I enjoy his depth of knowledge and his lesson structure and look forward to class each week!

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

My teaching style starts with songs that the student wants to learn while building and working on playing techniques and theory in the process. As well, I record and send a summary of each zoom lesson so that you can more easily practice between lessons. 

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

* As of the pandemic quarantine in March, I've been teaching exclusively via zoom.us or FaceTime from my home studio.

30-minute lesson $30

45-minute lesson $40

Hour lesson $50

How did you get started teaching?

What types of students have you worked with?
I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels, teaching and supporting the creative process with the tools and techniques to develop a students’ own creative musical ideas in many styles including rock, blues, folk, county, jazz, R&B, soul, funk, and reggae.