Guitar Lessons

The MMA Experience

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN ASPIRING SINGERS LIVES

Whether you aspire to play the Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, or Gospel, Maryville’s dedicated guitar instructors will help you become the guitarist you want to be. Our faculty will introduce you to the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not need a guitar at home to take lessons; a simple full-size guitar will suffice for the first six months. Watch this video to learn more about our guitar lessons.

What’s the #1 reason to study the guitar at the Academy?‍

Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with each individual or parent to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s unique needs and 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, our teachers will share their love for the guitar and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

The Maryville Music Academy is the number one guitar lessons program in Maryville, Tennessee and Blount County.

What styles of guitar do you teach?‍

We teach all styles, from rock, pop and jazz to country, blues, gospel,  and classical.

How qualified are Maryville Music Academy's instructors?

Our guitar faculty have received their musical education from prestigious institutions worldwide as well as vast years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.

What will I learn from guitar lessons at the Academy?

Whether you want to learn the Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Gospel or Classical, our teachers are dedicated to helping you become the guitarist you want to be. They will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons.

Do I have to know how to read music?

‍No. Beginners are welcome!

Do I need a guitar to learn the instrument?
No, you do not need a guitar at home to take lessons. A simple full size guitar will suffice for the first 6 months. We offer a variety of guitars appropriate for beginners, starting at just $60.00.

Are there guitar recitals?‍

Absolutely! Every year our students have the opportunity to perform. Unlike most of our competitors, we do not charge students a fee to perform. And admission is free, so you can invite all of your family and friends.

At each recital, we give our students the red carpet treatment with photo opportunities in front of our academy repeating background and an actual red carpet runway.

Meet Our elite guitar instructors

Jordan Martin - Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music. Over 12 years of experience in teaching students of all ages and all levels. 

Mike Williams - Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tennessee. Over 10 years of experience in teaching students of all ages and all levels. 

Finger-Style guitar instructor focusing primarily on 20th Century folk, blues, and contemporary fingerstyle composers 

-Able to provide accurate transcriptions of hundreds of Finger-Style solo guitar repertoires for students at any level 

-Composed one EP and one full-length solo guitar album

IT'S EASY TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP. 

Ready to start? You have nothing to lose. 

Sign-up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson! 

PRICING 

$35/30 minutes or $70/60 minutes. 

Lessons are available six days a week and scheduled once a week. A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at the time of registration).

Call 865-333-6726 or you can email us or Request more info.