"The Guitar Instructor" (5 Stars)

5.0 (4)
3 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
22 years in business

About this pro

* "Rated 5 Star Professional Guitar Insructor by Lessons.com."

My name is Richard Middleton and I have been a professional Guitar Instructor for over 25 years.

I love teaching and seeing a sudent smile when they get a part right. I believe it gives both the student and myself a great since of accomplishment.

From the first lesson, we will start learning a song that the student chooses. 

I do my best make learning to play the Guitar a fun and enjoyable experience. My style of teaching is done in an unhurried and laid back atmosphere.

Music and Guitar is my passion in life and being able to teach people what you love for your job is a blessing! Nothing in my work is more exciting to me than watching my students learn, improve and really enjoy their lessons.

To learn more about me, please take a look at the pages on my website.


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Columbia, SC 29206
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4 Reviews


  • Jade Robinson

    I enjoyed taking guitar lessons with Mr. Middleton. He is very patient.

  • Glenn J Wilson

    Very adaptive and detailed about practice routines!

  • Jon Davis

    He made the lessons fun to complete, while showing me the guitar basics. I'm not sure that songwriting is something I can do, but maybe he can teach me this too.

  • Larry Bernier

    He is patient, funny and let me choose songs to learn from a huge list of bands that I liked.

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

Once a student has selected me as their Instuctor, I give them a call to set up a time for our first lesson.

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

* "Richard Middleton was Rated a 5 Star Professional Guitar Indtructor in 2020 by Lessons.com"

* Professional Guitar instructor for over 25 Years

* Written and Recorded 4 Original Albums, produced by John Kean, Kean Recording Studios, Athens, Ga

* Played with Bob Burns, Lynyrd Skynrd's first drummer. (Sweet Home Alabama, Freebird)

*John Bell, JB, the Singer for Widespread Panic

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


$45 for a forty five minute lesson 

$60 for one hour

2 people $90 for one hour

How did you get started teaching?

When I was still in school, some younger classmates asked me if I would teach them.

After several years of giving free lessons, I thought it would be a great way to earn money while doing something I loved.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught children from 10 yrs old to over 50 yrs of age. It is never too late to learn to play the guitar.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently finished teaching a very gifted student. He was really into learning and would practice 15-20 hours a week.

When he started, he did not know a single chord and at his last lesson, I felt like he had reached the limits that I could teach him.

it is very hard to let a student go, but he was ready to go out on his on.