What’s the #1 reason to study guitar at JBSOM?
Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
What styles of guitar do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical guitar – on electric and acoustic guitars.
How qualified are your guitar instructors?
Our guitar and music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions such as the Berklee College of Music, Limestone College, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, among others. Many have toured the US, are published songwriters, adjunct professors at local Colleges, and bring over 20 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.
What will I learn from guitar lessons at JBSOM?
Beginner guitar students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Do I need to purchase a guitar to learn the instrument?
Jim Beaver's School of Music is happy to help you find the right instrument! We have loaner guitars to help you get off the ground while you and your instructor figure out the perfect instrument for you, and your budget!