Hi, My name is Jeff Swanson and I offer private guitar lessons in Greensboro, NC. I have been teaching Guitar professionally in the Greensboro area for over 25 years. Students range from beginner to advanced, all ages, and covering many different styles…including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Country, etc. All lessons are personalized for the student and relevant to the style the student wants to pursue.
Watching students learn and grow as musicians.
I have taken lessons with Jeff for many years. When I started, I knew a little bit, but couldn't finish a single song. Now, I play in a small band as lead guitar. Jeff has the knowledge and experience to help me in every aspect of my playing. He is always ready to help with theory, technique, or tips that help my playing. I highly recommend Jeff.
Jeff is great to work with! He's a fantastic guitar player, very knowledgeable and most importantly in regard to teaching, he's very patient and does a great job explaining everything. I would highly recommend him for someone pursuing guitar at any level.
I have known Jeff for almost 25 years now, I took lessons from him when I was 9 years old through a better part of my teen years. He is patient and kind and a very knowledgeable and talented guitarist. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a great teacher!
Beginning Guitar Students
For someone just starting out, we’ll work on building a solid foundation for playing the guitar. Examples: exercises for building up finger strength and coordination, basic chords, scales and reading tablature. Also an introduction to music theory. We’ll also work on creating good habits and practice discipline.
After evaluating, I’ll formulate a lesson plan to build on and improve the student’s skill level. Which includes: Music theory, technique, writing and composition. Also, Advanced soloing and the techniques involved, including improvisation.
I’ve been a full time instructor for over 30 years, averaging 45+ students a week during that time.
Ken Masters Music Traders, Lakeland FL. 1986 - 1989
Full Time Touring 1989 - 1992
Person Music Company, Greensboro NC 1993 - 1995
The Music Loft, Greensboro NC. 1995 – 2015
Irving Park/Cornwallis Dr. Location, Greensboro, NC. 2015 - Present
Guitar Lesson fees are 22.00 per half hour. Lesson fees are charged by the month and are due at the beginning of each month.