Columbia Guitar Lessons

Columbia Guitar Lessons

5.0 (1)
1 hire on
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

Dr. Brett Floyd is a music educator who is passionate about seeing his students succeed.  With over twenty years of teaching experience, Dr. Floyd has worked with students of every age and ability. 

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Summerville, SC 29485
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  • Kara Halter

    Easy to work with and even the first lesson I got a some great tips that I can put into practice right away.


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

I focus on only the essential aspects of playing the guitar at first, with the goal of playing their first piece of music as soon as possible.  This enables a student to experience early success with their instrument and encourages them to develop practice habits build success.

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

I have my Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Indiana University, my Master's degree in Music Performance from the University of South Carolina, and my Doctorate in Music Performance from the University of South Carolina.  

Twenty years of guitar teaching experience and a decade performing as a professional concert/recording artist has given me the ability to meet a student where they are and help them reach their musical goals.

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

Students pay their lesson fees monthly and we require a one month notice for lesson cancelation.  

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in my hometown of Mooresville, Indiana.  In high school, I worked at our local music store, and the owner offered me a teaching position.  I taught my first guitar lesson, loved it, and haven't stopped.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students as early as six years old to students learning guitar in their retirement years.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

As I graduated with my Doctorate in Music this year, a former student recognized me at my graduation ceremony.  I taught her when she was about six years old, and now she was in high school.  She told me that she is now playing classical guitar and violin and that her love of music all started in our lessons together many years ago.  This is why I am a teacher; I love using music to make a positive difference in people's lives. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone who not only is a quality performer but also a good teacher.  Finding a teacher you enjoy spending time with is also very important.  A good teacher should be a role model the student looks up to.  

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