Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

5.0 (5)
3 hires on
1 employee
28 years in business

About this pro

My name is Thom H. and I have been a professional guitarist since I was in high school. I have done countless performances locally and toured with "name" Artists extensively. I also have been heavily involved in the recording scene here in Nashville and DFW and Los Angeles. I came to DFW area to attend the renowned University Of North Texas School Of Music where I recieved a Bachelor of Music degree and also was offered a scholarship for guitar and my group won Downbeat Magazine Jazz/Rock group of the year. I have been teaching and developing my craft as a guitar instructor that entire time. I also have been involved with music at many Churches over the years.

The guitar lessons are custom designed for each individual guitar student, and are geared towards each guitar student’s individual needs and goals. Usually we meet once per week, this gives students time to develop what we are working on. Although a correct mixture of technique, theory (musical knowledge) are taught along with other skills, emphasis is put on hearing correctly and PLAYING. The songs we play can be anywhere from modern to classic to whatever. My students are all levels and can be anywhere from beginner to pro. I used to categorically say no to any Skype/Facetime type requests, however now that I have done it so much I am now a big believer in the Skype/FaceTime process.

Countless years of experience as a guitar teacher as well as touring and recording.

The way to get good at guitar is simple if you do the right things. The goal of course is to find your goals and work towards them. I believe we all will do the things which we find interesting. Beginners on up should be trying to have fun while learning while pro students should be systematically working through the important skills. 
Contact me and we can figure out what works for you.

If you are interested in discussing the lessons with me feel free to contact me! 
Thank You, 

I love music and I help other people who do too and that's fun to me!

I have develped many specific ways to help my students get their goals quickly and become very strong,

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Plano, TX 75074
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5 Reviews


  • Joe Harden

    Thom is a great guitar instructor. I've only had 4 lessons, and have learned more than I ever expected already. I'm looking forward to a bright guitar future!

  • Anna

    Amazing teacher!! He has an amazing ear and can break down even the most difficult songs in a simple way.

  • Austin

    Thom Hanby is definitely the best guitar teacher I've ever has the pleasure of studying under. Before working with him I struggled with memorizing my fretboard and understanding the notes and chords in a key. Within two lessons I had these things down and was moving on to the next concept. I would recommend to anyone serious about their guitar playing!

  • Jessica

    Thom is an excellent guitar teacher and is truly skilled at teaching all levels. He is very patient with his students and pushes them to develop new skills during and after lessons. If you’re looking for a teacher who can challenge students at any level, Thom is a great choice!

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

I usually meet with each student the first time and we talk for a bit about what their goals are. After we set out what we are going to do we immediatly start working on those goals. 

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

Bachelor of Music from The University Of North Texas

Countless years as a working professional guitarist!

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

$124 for each month.

I do not charge for the extra week every other month, we use that as a free floating make-up week or we just have an extra time then.

You can stop anytime.

How did you get started teaching?

I have been teaching for my entire career.

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners all the ways to pros.

Many of my students are guitar teachers around town or in Los Angeles or New York or Nashville doing great as pros, I am so proud of them!

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

Look for people who are currently playing and doing music.

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

Are you ready to get going?