Adam Barley Music Lessons

Adam Barley Music Lessons

5.0 (6)
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1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

I have over 10 years of experience teaching and performing professionally offering engaging, diverse music performance and instruction. Bachelors of Music Education from Carson Newman University Master's of Music Nashville TN Belmont University I focus on establishing a strong foundation in technique for guitar, piano and voice that allows your own creativity to truly flourish in whatever style of music you wish to perform.

I love teaching and helping students create a positive relationship with music in their lives. 

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Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
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6 Reviews


  • Tina Antonucci

    Adam Barley is an excellent music teacher. Adam goes out of his way to make the lessons fun & challenging. This teacher makes my son WANT to keep going back and jam & rock out together. We have been with him for over 3 years and my son can read & play music beautifully on piano and guitar. I thank Adam often for keeping the LOVE of music going in my son.

  • Brad Hinchberger

    He doesn’t just go straight out of the book. He teaches each student based off of their specific goals. Also, he is clearly passionate about teaching and shows it at each lesson!

  • Will Pate

    Adam is very flexible with timing, and is very organised. I take lessons on Mondays, and when I can't make it we simply reschedule for later in the week. Adam has taught me in a way in which I progress very quickly, and is very laid-back.

  • Jeff Hoehn

    Adam is not only a great musician but an excellent teacher. His lessons are always on point and address areas that improve my abilities. His instruction clearly improved my overall musicianship.

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

I do a thorough first lesson evaluation to establish the students present level of knowledge and ability in order to create a plan of action individualized for each and every student to maximize their lesson time.

For private event live music I work with my clients in as much detail as needed to ensure my preparation and follow through in making their event enjoyable for all.

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

BM - Music Education Carson Newman College Jefferson City TN

MM - Vocal Pedagogy Belmont University Nashville TN

MM - Vocal Performance Belmont University Nashville TN

Extensive continuing education

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

$70 per hour lesson $60 per 45 minute lesson $50 per half hour lesson Live music is priced per event. Please contact me for a quote.

How did you get started teaching?

I started studying music in college in 2003 and have been on the journey of teaching and performing since then. Guitar was actually my first passion musically - starting over 20 years ago.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and abilities. Children, adults, and adolescents.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently recorded an EP of all original material. 

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

In regards to music instruction, try some lessons with a few teachers if possible and see who you resonate with. We all have have different teaching and learning styles, and it is important to find a good fit for you to truly learn.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals? Long term and short term. What do you enjoy most about music or the instrument you would like to study? Why music and why this instrument? How can your instructor help you? What do you want out of lessons?