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  • Jimmy Hudson Guitar Studio

    Jimmy Hudson Guitar Studio

    Columbus, OH 43235

    5.0 (4)

    My name is Jimmy Hudson, I just moved to Columbus from Memphis Tn where I have been a professional guitarist for over 20 years. I have many years experience in teaching, touring, and recording sessions and can help you achieve any goal you have in mind. I have toured with some of the top acts out there and have the experience that you will not get anywhere else. I also earned my education at the Atlanta Institute of Music and The University of Colorado Boulder, For almost 9 years I also was Shawn Lane's guitar tech and student and have also studied under Jimmy Herring (Allman Bros, The Dead, A
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  • Sean's Music And Math

    Sean's Music And Math

    Columbus, OH 43215

    5.0 (3)

    Music: I take great care to personalize each student's lesson plan to match their goals and interests. For those who are interested in learning all of the theory behind a song or piece of music, I'm happy to teach it to you. For those who just want to strum along to their favorite songs, I'm just as happy to help you do that. I have been teaching guitar to students of all ages and skill levels for nine years. My formal guitar training is mostly in jazz guitar, but my theory training has consisted of both jazz and classical. While my primary instrument is the guitar, I am also available fo
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  • Aaron White Guitar Lessons

    Aaron White Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: I've been teaching guitar both formally and informally for over ten years. My focus is on rock guitar, both acoustic and electric. I have played in at least a dozen bands and have a good sense of the many roles a guitarist can play as a musician. I have taught students as young as 3 years old. Each lesson is tailored to the needs and abilities of each individual student. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music T
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  • Greg Gould Guitar Lessons

    Greg Gould Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: I have been teaching guitar for over 10 years to people of all ages and musical backgrounds. My main objective is to give you the tools that you need to play the kind of music that you enjoy. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection
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  • Steven Fox Music Lessons

    Steven Fox Music Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43212

    My teaching approach: My approach to teaching is to tailor it to each students needs and learning styles. I do not offer cookie cutter lesson paths. These we be lesson from a professional bass player and educator. Not a guitarist masquerading as one. It is my goal to get you to play the bass but more importantly to enable you to create your own bass lines. My influences are: Jack Bruce, Willie Dixon, Roger Waters, James Jamerson, Edgar Meyer, Francois Rabbath My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: In person lessons
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  • P.J. Hall Guitar Lessons

    P.J. Hall Guitar Lessons

    Westerville, OH 43081

    My teaching approach: I have been playing, performing, and recording the guitar for 20 years in a variety of styles of music including rock, pop, electronic, blues, and praise & worship. My aim is to make learning the guitar fun by relating lessons to the students' interests in music. Students gain the skills to learn their favorite songs by ear and to create their own music. My influences are: My influences are Jimmy Page, Slash, Eric Clapton, Dean DeLeo and many other rock and blues players. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the fol
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  • Dennis Hodges Guitar Lessons

    Dennis Hodges Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: My teaching approach is: each student is different, but the guitar and the basics of music are the same. I work to get each student closer to their individual goal, whether it's studying guitar at the university level or simply strumming a song the student has loved their whole life. I have been playing guitar since 1991, and performing professionally (aka for money!) since 2000. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Squeo Music Center in Grove City Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exe
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  • Dave Higgason Guitar Lessons

    Dave Higgason Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: Dave has been in several bands, both original and cover, and currently is the guitarist for local cover band, SWAGG. His teaching philosphy is simple: Do what you love! Rocker? Grab that electric! Singer/songwriter? Pick up the acoustic. Dave's vast repertoire allows him to use the students' favorites to teach techniques. Music reading and/or tablature can be taught, based on the student's needs. Theory is an important part of music, and even when you think you don't want to learn theory, Dave "sneaks' it in there to help make it as painless as possible!
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  • Sean Barkow Guitar Lessons

    Sean Barkow Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: My approach is assess any players level and start them on a regimen that well excel them beyond where they currently are. I always make sure the student understands what is being taught and how to apply the exercises I give them. My goal it to make any player I teach into a great player as long as they have the dedication and time to inevest in it. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Currently: At my home, or at the students home in the Columbus Area. Prior to this I taught in LA. Guitar Techn
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  • First Choice Music Studio

    First Choice Music Studio

    Dublin, OH 43017

    First Choice Music Studio info: •         Lessons are 30 minutes, once per week. •         All of our teachers have a music degree.  You should ask any teacher that you are considering if they have theirs. •         We reward practicing with a system in which the students can earn tokens redeemable for prizes in our lobby or gift cards to most local and online stores and restaurants. •         We have 3 fr
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  • George Schumann Guitar Lessons

    George Schumann Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: I help the student become an accomplished guitar player by teaching tunes. The tunes start with simple ideas, and then progressively include more complex melodic, harmonic, and rythmic ideas. I have a degree in contemporary music, and have studied with several guitar greats. I have played in several bands over the years. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Pete Townsend, Keith Richard, David Gilmour. . . . Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel. . . . Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn.... My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's st
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  • Michael Munkascy Guitar Lessons

    Michael Munkascy Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: Teaching is a skill and an art I have developed over time and experience. My goal is to help you to achieve YOURS! There is an artistic side and a technical side to help you be a better player and musician while having fun. Do not waste another minute waiting to decide. Get on the phone, give me a call, call other local instructors as well. Take a lesson, That will help find a great teacher.!! My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My state of the art studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhyt
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  • Joshua Tully Guitar Lessons

    Joshua Tully Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: I have played for nearly 30 years. I have played in bands and performed for over 20 years. I studied at OSU as a jazz guitar major for a year and a half. Tom Carrol was my teacher as well as Hank Marr. The main teaching focus I employ is getting students to work on songs as quickly as possible and also improvisation and composition. My main influences are Zappa, the Dead, and other improv bands My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My place is currently located in the Grandview area, but
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  • Paul Cohn Guitar Lessons

    Paul Cohn Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: I cater my teaching to my student's needs. Sometimes we'll use method books for a particular style or level, sometimes we'll go out of the book and learn some songs. I have an American Stratocaster, a jazz semihollow guitar, and an Ibanez classical. I am an experienced guitarist in many different settings, including jazz bands and classical ensembles. My influences are: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Le
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  • Joseph Rauckis Guitar Lessons

    Joseph Rauckis Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: Cater lessons to each individual student, developing a lesson plan to fit chosen goals. Acoustic/electric, theory, technique, composition, pick/fingerstyle, etc. Wide variety of musical styles. Goals and aspirations. All levels of guitar and wide range of ages, young children to adult. Currently a music major at Capital University with 9 yrs music experience and 3 yrs teaching. My influences are: Any and all music: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, R&B, Reggae, Country, Electronic, ect. Andre Segovia to Jimi Hendrix to John Mayer and everything in between. My guitar lessons
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  • First Choice Music Studio Of Dublin

    First Choice Music Studio Of Dublin

    Dublin, OH 43017

    Our music lessons are private, one-on-one lessons, customized to the student. Lessons are held Monday-Friday 3pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Openings are based on teacher availability. We accept beginner to advanced students, ages 5 and up. All our teachers have a degree in music or are currently in college, pursuing a degree in music. All our teachers have many years of teaching experience and are very advanced in their specialty. We have a spring, summer, and fall recital at Graves Recital Hall in Columbus, free of charge. All books and materials are provided to the students,
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  • Ryan Sullivan Guitar Lessons

    Ryan Sullivan Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: I have over a year of teaching experience. I have 13 years of playing experience. I have studied under Tim Cummiskey, the guitar professor for OSU, as well as two years of vocational music classes. I teach basic chords, rhythm, scales, various music styles, music theory, how to read tabs and/or sheet music - all the way up to jazz studies and improv. I also have much experience in songwriting and My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: House on the north side of Columbus. Right on the edge of clinto
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  • Jeff Huston Guitar Lessons

    Jeff Huston Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: fun and professional private and group lessons My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studio close to 315 & 161 in NW Columbus, serves - Worthington, Dubiln, Upper Arlington Powell Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music

  • Steven Riggs Guitar Lessons

    Steven Riggs Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: I played professionaly through the 70's, 80's and early 90's. I played with Shawn Mullins, Christian Howes and Joeseph Gothard of the Cloumbus Urban Jazz Coalition. I have taught for years from beginner through advanced. Many students have progressed rapidly in lead guitar and fingerstyle acoustic. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I primarily teach guitar in my home studio, but I can also arrange to teach at a student location. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, F
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  • Local Music And Piano Lessons

    Local Music And Piano Lessons

    New Albany, OH 43054

    As a music therapist, Jolyn has enjoyed working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Jolyn has a love for music and is happy to share it with any student who wants to learn. Jolyn offers lessons in classical piano, music theory, singing, voice, guitar, and more.

  • Mike Cherren Guitar Lessons

    Mike Cherren Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43207

    Hey my name is mike. I have been playing guitar for 15 years now and I am currently playing in a professional working rock band called monkey punch get on Facebook and check us out. I have been teaching on and off for the last 5 years I play all types of genres from country to metal acoustic and electric. Music is my passion and I love being able to share my love of music teaching other how to play

  • Encore Music Studios

    Encore Music Studios

    Westerville, OH 43081

    Our warm and abundant heritage in musical excellence, enthusiasm, and enrichment appreciably serves our students' interests in Private Music Study for All Ages.  We provide customized private lessons for all ages founded on the best methods available, including Suzuki, and tailored to each student's long and short term goals. Multiple performance, competition, and certification opportunities are available for our students throughout each year.
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  • Matthew Carr Music Lessons

    Matthew Carr Music Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43213

    Are YOU ready for a life changing experience!?-Learn to play bass guitar or trumpet(brass) from Columbus most fun and versatile musician!-You will learn to read music and/or to play by ear(depending on your musical goals) and learn material/songs/theory/basics based off of YOUR interests and favorite kind of music. Learn what you've always wanted to but couldn't find the time or resources to do so because you're not getting any younger and neither are your kids!
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  • Powell Academy Of Music

    Powell Academy Of Music

    Powell, OH 43065

    The Powell Academy of Music is one of the largest and fastest growing music schools in the state of Ohio. Our goal is to foster confidence and creativity in students of all ages through exceptional music education.  With our world-class music teachers, innovative musical ladder system and top-notch facility, we help students to develop a life-long skill and passion for music. Since we opened our doors in 2006 we have taught over 1,200 students. Located in the heart of Powell, Ohio, we are only minutes away from students in Powell, Dublin and Lewis Center. Our music lessons instructo
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  • Musicologie


    Columbus, OH 43212

    Private music lessons are hands down the best way to learn an instrument. They’re not easy, but if you’re passionate and have a little bit of elbow grease, you’ll be playing or singing your favorite music in no time. We understand that every student is different. You have your own goals, abilities and musical tastes. We create an individualized experience that’s comfortable and positive, making sure that every lesson is both fun and challenging. We also know that learning an instrument is hard work and can get frustrating. We’re here to develop your skil
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  • A Higher Note LLC

    A Higher Note LLC

    Delaware, OH 43015

    Not every performer can instruct. Not every instructor can perform. I've been performing since middle school (earlier if you count church choir) and engaged the music theater and dinner theater world professionally and semi-professionally for several years. I've performed solo and with bands for audiences of thousands, as well as small gatherings, receptions, congregations, weddings, and a host of other venues. I've also invested the time, energy and expense in learning not only the crafts of vocal performance, leading, playing, and the like, but - particularly in the area of voice - the I've
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  • T&G's Music Studios

    T&G's Music Studios

    Columbus, OH 43085

    We provide quality lessons by people who know the instruments they teach.  Our goal is to provide students with the musical instruction they need, not just the instruction they'll pay for. We are centrally located in Worthington, with ample parking, and well within walking distance to several public schools.  Located on High St, we are easy to find and easy to get to.

  • GnG Music Instruction

    GnG Music Instruction

    New Albany, OH 43054

    We offer in home lessons in the greater Columbus, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio area. We also have a studio location in New Albany, Ohio. We tailor all of our lessons to fit the students' needs and goals. 

  • Columbus Music Workshop

    Columbus Music Workshop

    Westerville, OH 43081

    We are a full service private music studio.  All of our teachers have 20+ years of experience and play professionally.  We teach students of all ages how to play instrument music.  We teach band instruments, stringed instruments, guitar (classical, accoustic & bass), drums & percussion, theory and composition.  In addition, we offer classical & jazz ensembles for students who wish to play in a group.

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  • William Reisinger Guitar Lessons

    William Reisinger Guitar Lessons

    Columbus, OH 43085

    My teaching approach: I'm a self taught guitarist with 25 years' experience playing anything I ever wanted to play. For over 10 years, I've been teaching others to do the same. My approach is to help a student progress at his or her own pace to the point s/he no longer needs an instructor. Students accepted ranging from 8 to 80. Visit for more information or to hear audio samples. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach at my home studio in the Lewis Center/ Polaris area. Convenient t
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Columbus Guitar Lessons

(7 reviews)

Jimmy Hudson Guitar Studio

Jimmy Hudson · Columbus, OH

What or who inspired you to start teaching?

My name is Jimmy Hudson, I am from Memphis Tennessee where I grew up with my dad playing and singing in bands and my mom working in the radio business so music has always been part of life for me and especially coming out of a music town such as Memphis. I have been playing for as long as I can remember and have always just loved anything having to do with music and always gravitated towards the guitar the most. The first man who ever brought me up on a stage was the late great Ben Cauley who recently passed away. I think I was maybe 14 or 15 or so and Ben was given a chance at a very young age as Otis Redding's trumpet player and of course the leader of the Barkays but he was just a poor kid from the neighborhood who happen to have been in Stax one day when Otis was in there recording.

What do you love most about your job?

I always loved the classic Memphis Music I mean we put Blues, Soul, and Rock and Roll on the Map and here I was this kid next to this guy singing, then he picks up that trumpet 3 feet away and every hair rose on the back of my neck because that was no ordinary trumpet, that was the trumpet I had heard my whole life growing up. From the I was welcomed into the Memphis Music community at a very young age.

Even before this though, obviously my Dad was my first teacher but although my parents where divorced they where super cool and I went and lived with my mother for a year at 13 turning 14 in Boulder Colorado where I hooked up with a great guitarist and teacher and rockabilly legend Chuck Hughes. I still remember my every Mon at 530 with Chuck, he helped me realize that yes I too could play lead guitar and actually play anything that I could ever imagine and I always thought that Chuck was super cool plus growing up as a musicians you get to know these younger cool dudes that worked at music stores and having a mom in Colorado and my Dad in Memphis I grew up between the 2 towns but I thought the that guy working at the music store was just about the coolest thing ever. I thought they got paid just to hang out and be cool or something.

So I was always hanging out at Yarbroughs in Memphis or in Colorado Miller Music or Wildwood in Longmont where I would hang hang with still good friends Brett Funk, who gave me my first job as a teacher, and Joe Gamble a few doors down who opened me up to more advanced concepts and theory and I ended up going to AIM from there and later the University of Colorado Boulder where yes I got to work as the cool guy in the music store but I didn't know it was going to be work, let alone music school!

While studying at AIM a few guitar players I met made major impacts on my life as a player one of which would be Barry Richman, man what a fantastic player, to this day just fabulous. The others where Jimmy Herring, Carl Cullpepper, and Sid Wolf all who made a lasting impression and I was helping Barry by doing tech work and whatever else I could do to be able to afford lessons with him when he started working with the drummer Jess Sipe. Sipe called me and asked if I would like to work with him, Jonas Helborg, and of course the late great Shawn Lane!!!

I learned so much from those guys and the many years I spent with Shawn where priceless! Shawn was untouchable and he never really thought he was anything all that special and so soft spoken and funny. I started really forming my own teaching and playing styles from all of my teachers and what I was learning from Shawn and really started getting it. There is no gospel truth in teaching, everyone learns different, I am there to point you in the right directions and let you set your own path. Im kinda like that old Indian guide wearing the robe who meets you at the foot of the cave and points you to the catacombs if you will. However I did have to stop wearing the robe as the one day I forgot my underoos and the indecency charges that followed where just kinda a nightmare! lol

My favorite students are those who come in, get to work, and do their own thing and really genuinely work at what I give them and make something out of it instead of just waiting for the answer because the answer never comes around for those who just sit there. I love taking someone who never played lead and all the sudden they are in front of 1,000 people rocking it out or for a while I was teaching Al Greene's Guitarist at one point, a gentleman by the name of Tony Smith in Memphis. So I come home from teaching one night and here is my student on David Letterman and a couple months later on Jay Leno, how cool is that?

I really specialize in teaching people who already play and get stuck in the box and desperately want out because those are the folks that get it when I open up new doors, that and serious beginners. Luckily since moving to Ohio I have carved out a niche of fairly advanced students and I no longer answer to music store or studio owners or have to spend all my time running a business as now days I have a very sweet home recording studio where I teach and I make sure to keep a buffer zone in between students in case I go over which I usually do and I have no pressure to move on to the next lessons! I am all about using any and all technology to help you get your musical thoughts out and use guitar pro, 2 computers, ultimate guitar, tablets, phones, etc....

We never had this growing up and I wish we did and I am really big on getting my students to actually record stuff, I have this great equipment, might as well use it and give them a chance to hear themselves on their own CD player while driving!

As far as advice for aspiring students, be open minded always and do what you enjoy in life. Dont spend your life chasing something that makes you miserable, find what you really love and are passionate about and figure out how to do that! Also if you want to be a professional guitarist than when the gig calls you better say yes cause there are millions of players that dream of this and would take that gig in a heart beat. I have learned and earned more playing the styles I thought I disliked than I ever did playing faster than everyone else all the time!

Jimmy Hudson is a 20 plus year professional guitarist who moved his family to Columbus Ohio in November 2014. He spent years touring, teaching, and working as a session guitarist and is from Memphis TN. He currently teaches out of the Jimmy Hudson Guitar Studio, his home based business located at I270 and Sawmill RD in the NW corner of Columbus.