Swanson Guitar Instruction and Lessons Greensboro, NC

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 9 reviews
Swanson Guitar Instruction and Lessons
Hi, My name is Jeff Swanson and I offer private guitar lessons in Greensboro, NC. I have been teaching Guitar professionally in the Greensboro area for over 25 years.
Students range from beginner to advanced, all ages, and covering many different stylesincluding Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Country, etc. All lessons are personalized for the student and relevant to the style the student wants to pursue. Lessons are given in a quiet and comfortable environment. My teaching studio is located in the Old Irving Park area of Greensboro, at 1515 W. Cornwallis Dr. Suite G-109.

Beginning Guitar Students

For someone just starting out, we'll work on building a solid foundation for playing the guitar. Examples: exercises for building up finger strength and coordination, basic chords, scales and reading tablature. Also an introduction to music theory. We'll also work on creating good habits and practice discipline.

Intermediate/Advanced Guitarist

After evaluating, I'll formulate a lesson plan to build on and improve the student's skill level. Which includes: Music theory, technique, writing and composition. Also, Advanced soloing and the techniques involved, including improvisation.
Lessons Offered
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory
Lesson fees are $20.00 per half hour and are charged by the month
Areas Served
The Triad Area of North Carolina
Payment Options
Cash, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, PayPal
Business Details
  • Established in 1986 (36 years in the business)
Contact Information
E-mail Address lessons@jeffswanson.com
Phone Number (336) 337-3331
City Greensboro, NC
Zip Code 27408
Address 1515 W. Cornwallis Dr. Suite G-109
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Key People
Jeff Swanson
Jeff Swanson
Instructor, (336) 337-3331
At the age of 13, I picked up the guitar and never put it down. After many years of lessons and various schooling I started my teaching career at the age of 20. Starting in 1986 I spent most of my time teaching private lessons, averaging over 50 students a week. In addition, doing studio work when the opportunity presented itself.

1988 I took time off from giving lessons so I could focus on the next level of my profession, touring with Florida based band Gunfighter. While touring I had the opportunity of opening for various national acts including; Pantera, Robin Trower and the late Jeff Healey, to name a few.

I stopped touring in 1992 and relocated back to Greensboro, NC and began teaching full time again. In the late 90's and early 2000's I released an instrumental rock CD entitled: Event Horizon. The CD has sold several thousand copies around the world and is available on iTunes and CDBaby. The release is also available for streaming via Spotify and iTunes Music.
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 9 reviews
  Testimonial by Shari R.
Greensboro, NC
"Jeff started me off with all the basics. Then, combining a love for classical music plus my desire to want to emulate all popular folk singers, Jeff found a repertoire that fit my style and playing. I am inspired as well as in awe of his knowledge, never-ending patience, supportive words, encouragement and a talent that won't quit. To coin a musician's phrase, He rocks!"
  Testimonial by Tim Bullard
Greensboro, NC
"I have taken lessons with Jeff for a number of years and am always amazed by the depth of his knowledge and abilities. I had no musical training prior to beginning with Jeff and he has helped me with theory, technique, and motivation. He is a patient and challenging teacher. I would recommend him for any experience level. Jeff will make you a better player!"
  Testimonial by Lauren Cook
Greensboro, NC
"I started taking lessons from Jeff when I was a shy nine year old girl and he was always patient with me even if I got frustrated, and always taught me anything that I wanted to learn. He is a superb guitar player and teacher, as well as a superb and laid back person. I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone!"
  Testimonial by Jim Lesaux
Greensboro, NC
"I took guitar lessons from Jeff for a while back in the 90's. I've recently started taking lessons from him again. He's a fantastic musician and teacher. Couple that with being a very cool, laid back person and you have Jeff. It doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner or an advanced player who needs work on your theory, he can help you to improve."
  Testimonial by Bobby Hounsell
Greensboro, NC
"I took lessons from Jeff Swanson for approximately 3 years. Jeff is a well accomplished guitar instructor who has a genuine care for his students. He has the ability to play and teach many different styles and genres. He effectively balances music theory and practical application, and has the experience to take a student as far as they are willing to go."
  Testimonial by Kayla Stuhr
Greensboro, NC
"Jeff is a fantastic teacher with a great attitude. He is very encouraging and conscious of making the lessons fun, but with a very solid base in technique and theory which is perfect for a complete beginner like myself. Thoroughly enjoying the learning process so far! Highly recommended."
  Testimonial by Bill Payne
Greensboro, NC
"Excellent Instructor - I learned key techniques from Jeff - Keep going strong!!"
  Testimonial by Monika Queen
Greensboro, NC
"Jeff is patient, and pleasant. And qualified!! What else could you possibly want in ANY teacher?"
  Testimonial by David McCormick
Jeff is an excellent guitar teacher. He has taught my son Noah since he (Noah) was ten. He is very patient and relates well with his students.
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