Marvin Payne, Guitar Teacher

Marvin Payne, Guitar Teacher

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I've worked for 50 years as a professional player and recording artist, and for me, the guitar has been a tool for growth, sharing, peace, and joy. It can be for you too! I'm opening some slots for novice players over 12 years of age at my studio, Babymoon Recording, in American Fork, Utah, on weekday afternoons. The charge is $35 per half-hour lesson. If you want to hear me play, my latest album (of 17) called "Marvin Payne, mostly harmless" is available everywhere music can be downloaded. (A number of my students have developed a desire to write songs, and I’ve provided guidance there, as well, having written a couple hundred songs, all commercially released.) FOR THE DURATION OF THE CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS, I'M TEACHING ALL MY LESSONS REMOTELY, ON ZOOM. FYI. Thanks! Marvin Payne

I love to see students "get" concepts, skills, tools for expressing themselves. When I see that lightbulb over their heads, I just grin.


Hired 3 times
1 employee
13 years in business
Serves Alpine , UT
Offers online services


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Folk, Classical

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Jay H.

    Understood me perfectly. Couldnt have asked for a more perfect match!
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    October 24, 2021
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    Vonda B.

    He’s kind and patient and encouraging.
    He tries to find music to work on that you would enjoy.
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    October 08, 2021

    Lesa B.

    Marvin is patient, caring, and a great teacher. My girls have loved taking guitar lessons from him and have learned a lot. He is great to work with. I would highly recommend him.
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    September 30, 2021

    Dianna G.

    Marvin keeps me growing as a guitar player even when my very full life makes it hard to practice all of the time. If I need something a little easier to manage, he starts me on an easier song. If Im ready for a real challenge, he pushes me to do something more difficult that he knows fits me. Even when work commitments have inundated my life, he keeps lessons creative, positive, and tailored to where I am and where I am ready to go. Im not quitting anytime soon. 🙂 Thanks, Marvin! Youre pretty great!
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    September 28, 2021

    Blake J.

    Marvin has a great approach and perspective as a teacher. He has years of experience and is able to simplify and make lessons accessible. He’ll meet you at your level and help you figure out how to get to the next.
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    September 24, 2021

    Sydni G.

    He has a great attitude, extensive knowledge of technique, he was a pleasure to work with.
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    September 22, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    We start with chord families, exploring how the chords relate to one another. Right-hand stylings appear in the second week. We learn a few fun licks right from the start.

    I was scholarshipped in music theory at Brigham Young University, but most of my insights are from five decades of professionally writing, playing, and recording music, most of it guitar-based.

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