Guitar, Bass, Ukulele Teachers

You can learn acoustic or electric guitar, bass guitar, or ukulele, in a variety of styles.  Our teachers are professional performers and educators with years of experience.  Most important, they love to teach the styles you love: blues guitar, rock guitar, metal, country, jazz, classical, calypso and more.  We have private and group lessons for children and adults, at any level. Plus, we have Saturday Jams for students to play as a group.

Guitar Instructor Nick Babin
Guitar Instructor Nick Babin
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Nick Babin

Expertise: All Styles – Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Studio Location: Gardner

Call Now to sign up: 978-630-3620

Nick Babin has been teaching at City Music’s Gardner Lesson Studios since 2003. Nick’s popularity as an instructor stems from his get-you-playing-quick approach, and his ability to demystify the music student’s love best.  Nick encourages his students to experiment and compose their own song and music, further exploring theory and technique.

Professional Musician Chris Coombs
Professional Musician Chris Coombs
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Chris Coombs

Expertise: All Styles – Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Studio Location: Leominster & Gardner

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978-630-3620 (Gardner)

978-534-8989 (Leominster)

Chris has been teaching guitar and bass lessons since 1997. He has been employed by City Music in Leominster since their inception in 2003 and now also teaches at City Music in Gardner. He favors an open approach customized to his students’ musical interests and abilities. Chris teaches beginning and advanced students, both young and old. READ MORE

WMA Artist Andy Cummings
WMA Artist Andy Cummings
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Andy Cummings

Expertise: All Styles – Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, and “Chicago” Style Banjo

Studio Location: Leominster

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Andy Cummings is a guitarist, singer and entertainer with more than 25 years performing experience.  A teacher at the City Music Lesson Studios since 2006, Andy will get you playing with a modern approach to basic guitar,using the music that YOU love!  Learn the history of the guitar, gain a working knowledge of music, and discover how you can unlock the secrets to playing hundreds of songs by ear, using only a few chords.  If you’re already a player, Andy offers training in music theory, harmony, sight reading, improvising, studio/live performance techniques and more advanced studies.  READ MORE

Joanna Katzen
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Joanna Katzen
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Joanna Katzen

Expertise: Finger style/All styles – Guitar, Piano, Voice

Studio Location: Gardner

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Joanna holds a bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music where she studied performance and songwriting. Graduating summa cum laude, Joanna has a firm footing in Berklee’s core curriculum including contemporary music theory. Her main instrument is voice, and she was privileged to study both voice and guitar with some of Berklee’s most outstanding teachers. While Joanna teaches all styles of guitar, she offers a strong focus on fingerstyle technique. READ MORE

Brandon Durham
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Guitarist Brandon Durham

Brandon Durham

Expertise: All Styles – Guitar, Bass

Studio Location: Leominster

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Brandon is a well-known guitar player in the Leominster – Fitchburg area.  He has studied music at Berklee, UMASS Lowell, and Fitchburg State College.  With twenty years of performing and teaching experience, he can address any music genre interest, and at any level.  Brandon focuses his lessons on individual student’s goals, while incorporating music theory and understanding.  He welcomes students who may have unique learning needs.

Jay Sharron
Professional Musician Jay Sharron

Jay Sharron

Expertise: All Styles – Guitar

Studio Location: Gardner

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Jay Sharron is a local musician who brings over 25 years of experience in live and studio performance as a drummer, guitarist and vocalist. Jay taught at City Music from 2000-2004 and is excited about the opportunity to return to private instruction. Jay holds Specialist Certificates in Advanced Guitar and Music Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston.  READ MORE

Lou Valentino
Professional instructor and performer
Lou Valentino

Lou Valentino

Expertise: All Styles – Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Piano, Voice

Studio Location: Leominster

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Lou Valentino has been teaching since 1988.  While his lessons cover music basics, Lou keeps the lessons uplifting and fun.  His students have ranged from age 6 to 76, beginner to intermediate.  READ MORE