Red Oak Classic Guitar School

Red Oak Classic Guitar School

5.0 (5)
Best of 2023
4 hires on
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

Lesson for all ages in your home!  Classic, acoustic, or electric guitar (country/rock).   

I love music and the guitar, so it is a joy to share my knowledge and passion with my students.

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Red Oak, TX 75154
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5 Reviews


  • Cynthia

    Mr. Rimmer has been teaching my son since he was 5 (he is now 14). My son has performed with him at coffee houses and at Holiday shows locally. He is extremely patient with small children and very adaptable. He always leaves homework for the week which only helps to improve skills for the following lesson. He answers any and all questions, explains the music/skill until it is understood. Overall, a fantastic teacher and an amazing guitar player!

  • Christopher S. Barker III, BS Industrial Education & MS Industrial Technology

    I am an amateur classical and flamenco guitarist. I have been at this off and on since 1958. I was a student of Edward Freeman in Dallas, Texas. He was the only classically trained guitar teacher in North Texas from the early 1950s through the late 1960s. Interest in the classical guitar in the Dallas area picked up during the mid 1960s. Others learned and some learned to teach. Today, a half of a century later, there are numerous individuals around who claim to teach classical guitar. Some just claim, and some actually know what they're doing. John Rimmer is one who really does know how to teach classical guitar. He is a professional engineer, certified Texas secondary school teacher, and accomplished classical guitarist of about three decades experience. He has been teaching students of all ages classical guitar for two or more decades now. He taught me a great deal about the fine points of technique and practice. Through my association with Mr. Rimmer I have undertaken learning to play a number of pieces I never dreamt even trying to read through in earlier years. These include pieces from Gaspar Sanz's 1674 Suite Espanola. I have loved these wonderful baroque pieces all my life, but never thought I would ever be able to play them. Mr. Rimmer's encouragement and pedagogy made the difference. He can teach a seventy plus year old retiree like me. He can teach a youngster with excellent results. I recommend him heartily. Chris Barker, [email protected]

  • Mark Schrader

    I like working with John because he is very good at teaching beginners at the guitar.

  • Christine Oliver

    John is a wonderful teacher!! I am finally learning to play the guitar!! I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to play. He is patient and listens to any concerns that you may have about the learning technique. I always look forward to my next lesson! Thank you John!!

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

I communicate with new student or parent about their goals, how we will progress, and what is needed to get started (guitar, footstool, music stand, books, etc.).  I can also assist in selecting the best guitar to start.

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

One hour lessons are $40.  Generally, students pay for each lesson as given, however, you may pay monthly, if it is more convenient.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages.