5.0 (9)
2 hires on
1 employee
26 years in business

About this pro

My aim is to provide the student with the best experience possible. To do this, we must all do our part to ensure your son/daughter's success. Studying music can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, but it takes commitment from the parents as well as the teacher and the student.

I'm a third-generation classical guitar instructor. I teach all styles, levels, and ages. I use the logged system to watch the growth of the student. Fun time versus work time on the instrument. Read more on

I like watching the student get better at what they work hard to do.

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Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
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9 Reviews


  • Clif Friend

    So far so good. Have only had 3 lessons.

  • Adam Mlynarczyk

    My daughter has been taking lessons for about 6 months and her abilities are amazing. She loves John and he is so accommodating and professional. My 12 year old daughter went from never holding a guitar to playing songs and singing almost every night. Amazing.

  • Christian Blumetti

    John is a wealth of musical knowledge that he freely shares with his students. I feel that I have grown tremendously as a musician since we began lessons. It has been a pleasure working with him. Highly recommend!

  • AC

    He is an amazing teacher who teaches based on your likes and passions. Each lesson is a great experience.

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

Ask how they are first. Name notes on the guitar, review scales, chords and a quick song to get started. Look at the log and talk about growth on the instrument, review the last lesson set goals.

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

I’m an honors grad from Atlanta Institute of Music. I professionally perform for all types of events and have been doing so since 1993. 

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

Discounts for people that are or were in the service , or anything along that line, police, etc. 

How did you get started teaching?

Inspired by my grandfather teaching classical guitar and both watching my father and uncle teach. Musical family. I'm a third-generation teacher.

What types of students have you worked with?

Lots of levels. From 4 years old to 80, teachers and guitar teachers, blind, challenged and took notes on all of their progress which constructed exercises for newer students and they got stronger in their weakness. I specialize in the beginner to the intermediate though. That is where my main student abundance is.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have a couple of classical guitar quartets. One got to do music in between parts if The Lowcountry Hall of Fame awards at the Hanahan Amphitheater held by Michael Davis ( owner of Ye Olde Music, Hanahan). The group got to perform in front of a larger audience instead of the Ladson Fair or the churches downtown or the restaurants that I perform. The kids were happy! It was a great experience and they have a memory of hard work being paid off. More where that came from.

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

There are teachers who love what they do and there are performers who should just focus on performing. Talk with the instructor and get to know them very well. They should come to your car and brag on your child after a lesson once in a while instead of asking your kid to bring a check with them. Don't be afraid to ask, Why does the teacher want to teach your child?

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

Why am I studying this? How long is this going to take to be good? How much should I practice? How long have you been playing? How much is your guitar? I did exactly what you did why don't I sound like you? I'm not ready for this lesson so should I cancel today's lesson?

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