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I offer lessons in:

  • Jazz Guitar
  • Electric / Rock Guitar
  • Improvisation
  • Instrumental Coaching
  • Pop / Rock Keyboard
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Beginning Piano
  • Songwriting
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    Stu JohnsonOffering private lessons in
    Columbus, Ohio
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    My Teaching Background

    Have you ever wondered how musicians make it look so easy?

    First you gotta practice. Then you have to understand.

    By "understanding" I mean be able to really visualize how the musical
    system works. This is NOT taught in traditional classes. I have an effective
    curriculum that can help 99.9% of folks "get it".

    I have been teaching privately for 17 years. I also possess a degree in
    Jazz Studies. I teach Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and many other styles.

    I even teach 'stark' beginners... Actually by being a beginner you have
    an enormous advantage.

    This is because I can steer you away from all the deep musical rabbit holes
    that I fell in myself during the last 30 years (which take years to crawl out of).

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    I also played shows opening for alternative bands including: Social
    Distortion, Gregg Ginn (black flag), Firehose, The Buck Pets, The Verve,
    Beck, Juliana Hatfield Trio, and The Smashing Pumpkins. After playing
    professionally for many years, I found my real passion was teaching music
    to those who wanted to know my secret. If your wondering what the 'secret'
    is, it is a musical concept I only share with my students thus preserving my
    market demand (lol).

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    I generally teach 6 and up (you're never too old but maybe too
    young). Sometimes an age exception can be granted depending on temperament.

    Over 17 years of streamlined development went into my
    curriculum. I feel it ensures an easy understanding of the
    musical system and how it fits together. The new perspective
    (or secret) quickly helps students to want to practice more and
    also empowers them to explore the musical landscape with
    confidence and have fun while they get better.

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    Instruction Levels Taught: => Beginner to Advanced

    Teaching Philosophy

    According to statistics 80% of people learn more effectively
    through visual representation of concepts. I make good use of
    colored diagrams and other visual props to ensure thorough
    comprehension. I try and stay away from "cookie cutter"
    approaches as they don't take into consideration dispositions
    in learning that students may have.

    I can tailor each students lesson to their own goals and in
    addition, I have developed a very effective curriculum over
    years of teaching and all needed materials (ie. books/cd's)
    are included in the cost of the lessons.


    Our Instructors teach 6 days a week. Mon-Fri from 2pm to 8/9pm,
    Saturdays 10am to 5pm, and we are closed on Sundays.

    I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals quickly and easily.

    We'll see you at lessons!


    Stu Johnson
    Senior Music Instructor
    Second Floor Studios
    1373 Grandview Ave 208-209
    Columbus Ohio 43212
    Office Line-614-364-4155

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