Nick Behnan Guitar Lessons

Nick Behnan Guitar Lessons

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Nick Behnan is a guitarist composer and producer from Detroit, Mi. He’s toured as guitarist for national artists including The Hip Hop 50th anniversary tour feat. Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Cane, KRS ONE, Rakim, and EPMD. Other artists include Carl Thomas, Keith Washington, Flavor Flav, 2021 winner of The Voice Cam Anthony, Angie Stone, Motown legend Martha Reeves, Johny Gill, and Eric Roberson. He had the honor of performing with Greg Phillinganes (Michael Jackson/Stevie Wonder/Toto) as a part of Detroit Music Weekends tribute to the Jackson 5. Nick also toured nationally as the guitarist for Pride And Joy The Marvin Gaye Musical.

His original projects The Infatuations, JIVA, The Lows, and solo releases Nick Behnan can be streamed/downloaded on all major platforms. The Infatuations have received over a dozen Detroit Music Awards and shared bills with legendary artists like Sheila E, George Clinton, and Rusted Root. The Lows opened for major rock acts Candlebox, Stone Temple Pilots, Puddle Of Mud and Pop Evil and landed a feature placement on the Xbox/PlayStation game NASCAR Heat 3.

Nick also composes and produces music for TV/Film with tracks regularly featured on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, NBC, Fox and most all other major networks. Some notable shows include Mayans M.C., Jane The Virgin, Chicago Fire, Mayer Of Kingstown, Dance Moms, and Bones.

Teaching Background/Philosophy

I have a degree from Michigan State University and have been teaching privately for over 15 years while working as a full time performing & touring musician.

I enjoy working with students of all ages and skill levels from beginners to professionals seeking performance coaching.

I teach the fundamental concepts and techniques of music in a uniquely clear and concise manor. I teach a balanced mix of music theory, improvisation, technique, songs, and composition.

I have an understanding and professional experience with almost all styles of music (Blues, Rock, Funk, Soul, Gospel, Latin, CCM, Jazz, Metal, Hip Hop, Classical, RnB, Country) and I teach my students music THEY want to learn.

Most importantly I make sure its fun for my students and that they are getting the maximum fulfillment and enjoyment from learning their instrument.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
16 years in business
Serves Flat Rock , MI
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Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Peredur J.

    He is good at teaching the most novice of guitar players.
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    February 13, 2018
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    Grant G.

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    April 04, 2017
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    Mark W.

    I have been taking lessons with Nick for several years. I started out with some experience and a good deal of bad habits. We started off relearning the basics and improving technique. We have covered a great deal of music theory scales, modes, and song structure. He is able to teach a full range of students from very beginner to advanced players of all ages. There is always something new to learn. Lessons are both fun and challenging.
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    October 06, 2016

    Frequently asked questions

    I typically start by assessing where the student is at both from a skill level and music knowlodge perspective.  And then we work together to develop a game plan that will align with the students goals.  

    over 30 years experience as a musician.  I began taking classical piano lessons at the age of 8.  Started recording and performing original music at age 15.  Studied music performance and education at Michigan State University at age 18-21.  And have been performing, teaching, recording, and publishing my own music ever since.  

    Yes I charge 25 per half hour lesson, and then this price is adjusted for 45 minute or hour lessons.  

    I actually started teaching privately while attending Michigan State University around 2001 and discovered I have a unique talent at teaching and mentoring people musically, and I'm able to help people see noticable results quickly.  

    all ages, all levels.  Ive had lo term students from age 5 to 85.  Ive also taken on several intermediate students who have been taking lessons for a while somewhere else but not showing much improvement.  And I've pretty much always been successful as long as the student really wants to learn.  

    Opening up for the legendary Sheila E at Chene Park in Detroit! 

    To meet with him/her and see how it goes.  You never really know how you will connect with a teacher until you meet each other.  Usually its obvious from the start if its a match.  

    What their goals are, and how much they are willing to dedicate to it both from a time and energy standpoint. 

    Services offered

    Music Theory