Lessons


What To Expect From Your Lessons:

During a first lesson I assess the current level and ability of a student and develop a curriculum that is catered to meet the musical needs and interests of each person.  You’ll learn how to develop technique, expand your knowledge in music theory, ear training, learn songs that are attainable for your current level, and develop an at home practice strategies to help you get to your musical goals with ease.

It is my goal as a music educator to nurture the talents of aspiring musicians or simply share the joy of music with the novice player. In addition to teaching fundamentals of music theory, I also teach a variety of musical styles on the guitar to children and adults.

Private Lessons are primarily taught at 
Maple Street Guitars in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. I do a limited amount of in-home teaching as well.

"According to the Association of Psychological Science, intelligence test scores grew higher in children who took lessons in music. In another study, boys between the ages of 6 to 15 who took music lessons scored higher on tests of verbal memory than a control group of students without musical training."

Read more: The Psychology of Music

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Guitar Lessons, Uke Lessons:
Now accepting students for both in-home and in-studio.

Atlanta locations: Vinings, Buckhead, Cobb, Smyrna, Marietta, Midtown, and...

Johnna has been helping beginner, intermediate and advanced players
achieve their musical goals for over 15 years.

Take lessons in a comfortable and fun learning environment .
All ages and skills levels.
Classical, Fingerstyle, Blues, Jazz, Popular, Improve, Songwriting. 

Call or contact  
and sign up today. 
404.909.5778


About My Students:

A wide range of guitar students have crossed my path over the years. Anywhere from the novice player, beginner music enthusiast, to the professional seeking new ideas. Ages have ranged from 5 to 85.  Yes! It’s never too late to learn something new! I do teach younger children on the condition that a parent or adult is periodically in the lesson.  As far as intermediate and advanced, I have successfully prepared students for performances, competitions, college auditions, and assisted in the creation of songwriters CD's. Many of my students have performed in various recitals, musicals, ensembles (both children and adult ensembles), received merit achievements in Royal School of Music testing, and many college admission successes. 

Why Take One-On-One Music Lessons:

Over the past decade, the number of educational resources available to the aspiring musicians has exploded. On the Internet, one can find sheet music to thousands of songs, exercises, tutorial videos, and even online "lessons." It is a wonderful and viable thing to have all of these sources at our fingertips; however, nothing beats live, quality one-on-one instruction. A video or book can instruct you as to what to do, provide great reference, adjust you technique, and teach you songs, but it can’t provide the one-on-one attention to help a student accelerate at a faster rate. A skilled instructor is able to cater to each student’s needs, provide constant feedback, monitor musical development, and shape each lesson to the individual.

Lesson Policies:

  • Lessons are paid for a month in advance
  • 24 hour cancellation is required to receive a make-up lesson, last minute cancellation or no-shows are not made-up
  • Episodic lessons are offered to adult students
  • Payment methods accepted: Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Square (Credit Card payments have minimal fee)

Studio Rates at Maple Street Guitars:

  • $35 per half-hour lesson
  • $70 per hour lesson
  • $140 for one month of four, consecutive half-hour lessons
In-Home Lessons:
Please contact for rates and questions. Home school students welcome.
Student Performance 2016

Student Performance 2016

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