Great Southern Music In Studio Lessons in Gainesville, FL

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Rated Good from 1 review
Great Southern Music is the music store that Tom Llinas has wanted to open in Gainesville for well over 30 years.

This great adventure began when Tom and Robin were married on November 30, 1991, right across the street from Ben Griffin Stadium. Some of you will remember that day as the the famous Gator/Seminole face off. At that time, Tom owned Classical Brass & Guitars in Orlando while Robin managed a restaurant called Splash.

Our music studios are comfortably large (9 x 12) rooms that are equipped with digital pianos, cd/recording stereos, dry-erase boards, comfortable chairs, music stands, mirrors, etc. We even have a drum studio as well as a very large group lesson/ensemble practice/recital room.

We would love for you to come by and meet our family and see our new store. Its a place where we hope you will stay and play awhile!
Lessons Offered
  • Brass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Piano
Contact Information
Contact Person Tom Llinas
Phone Number (352) 505-5440
City Gainesville, FL
Zip Code 32605
Address 6787 W Newberry Rd
Key People
Heston Mccranie
Heston Mccranie
Cello Instruction
Heston McCranie holds a Masters of Music in cello performance from the University of Florida and Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance and a certificate in string pedagogy from Colorado State University, where she studied with Barbara Thiem. In addition to performing in orchestras, chamber ensembles and teaching cello Heston also enjoys spending time with her dog Lolly, the store’s unofficial mascot.
Tim Murray
Tim Murray
Drum Instruction
Tim studied jazz and contemporary drumset at the University of North Texas and has studied privately with Todd Walker, Ed Soph, Henry Oxtel and Dan Robbins, with additional lessons from Steve Davis, and Jim Chapin. Professionally, Tim has shared the stage with Jazz vocalist Denise Thimes, New York Pianist Danny Mixon and Los Angeles saxophonist Sal Lozano, as well as local greats: Ali Che'Ree, Frank Sullivan, Gary Langford, Dr. Dave Edmund and Scott Wilson.
Jarrod Doll
Jarrod Doll
Bass Instruction
Jarrod Doll received his BA with honors from the University of Florida in 2008. He currently performs with the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. In addition to his classical and jazz performances around the North Central Florida region, Jarrod has also recorded and performed with the popular Gainesville band, Select Start. In 2008, he thru-hiked 2,181 miles of the Appalchian Trail.
Kevin Bogle
Kevin Bogle
Guitar Instruction
Kevin has taught guitar in Gainesville for over 20 years. His specialty is classical guitar, with particular skill in Latin American works, but he teaches all guitar styles. Kevin works with students of all ages and skill levels.
Rated Good (4 of 5) from 1 review
  Very helpful and friendly staff!
by Jacqueline R. from Houston, TX
Oct 09, 2012
My daughter takes lessons from Ron and he is a great instructor! Ron is a results driven music professor who takes the time and energy to make sure my daughter is learning her notes and strings effectively. Not to mention his time management skills are always on point. The only complaint I have with this place is the size of their music rooms. With all the money that I and everyone is paying I'm pretty sure they can afford to upgrade a little, or a lot!
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