Childhood choirs sparked a lifelong love of music in accomplished teachers Reggie Jackson and Kevin Johnson. At CTM Studios, they combine their dual passions for song and education during lessons focused on piano, voice, guitar, and violin, as well as various woodwind and brass instruments. Available to students of all skill levels for group and private lessons, Reggie and Kevin help pupils master their instruments by teaching everything from basic scales to advanced soloing technique. Besides instilling the tenants of craft, both instructors strive to make their students confident performers by employing methods less startling than randomly setting off pyrotechnics during lessons.
The Guitar Lab elevates musicians' guitar-playing skills with lessons for players in all stages of the learning process. Lessons cover a wide range of knowledge, from music theory and sight reading to improvisation, with a focus on experimentation. Instructors also put an emphasis on ensemble playing, offering lessons with The Guitar Orchestra, in which up to 12 guitarists participate in workshop-style group lessons.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I'm able to make many of my students comfortable with their learning process by doing what works best for them individually. In turn I have many students that stay with me for several years at a time.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students must bring their guitar. I provide lesson materials, amplification, tuners, cables, and video recordings of the lesson.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I love playing the guitar and with that passion comes the joy of sharing what I know with those eager to learn.
What do you love most about your job?
The smiles and grins on students faces when they finally get that chord or lick down. And I get to play guitar... come on!
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