Chris started playing guitar at the age of nine. She picked up her sister’s guitar and a songbook, figured out some chords, and she’s been playing ever since. It was the lessons she shared with her twin brother, however, that were invaluable to her development as a musician. In college, she started using her guitar for her real passion: leading worship. She graduated Penn State with a degree in Secondary Education. She’s been a worship leader and a youth band leader on and off for longer than she’d like to admit. Currently, she is Worship Ministries Director at Stafford Crossing Community Church in southern Stafford County. She loves and plays all types of music and believes in the importance of knowing music basics. Chris teaches beginners.
Dan Davis – $30 per lesson
Dan is a well-experienced instructor with a passion for learning, performing and teaching music. He enjoys students who want to learn how to play guitar, bass or ukulele and in whom he can inspire and nurture the love of music by passing it along to others. While Dan has advanced education in humanities disciplines, he is mostly self-educated in music. It’s a lifelong learning experience of more than 40 years that has led him to perform in local pop, rock, country and jazz groups and to teach music as a way to share his inspiration, gifts and talents. Dan teaches a variety of styles to students of all ages.
Becca Griffitts – $40 per lesson
Becca is a local worship leader, specializing in rock, pop, and classical with a strong emphasis in theory. She prepares students to thrive in professional performance environments.
David Kitchen – $30 per lesson
David is a singer-songwriter from the DC area where he has maintained an active performance schedule for 25 years. His peers in the Washington Area Music Association have consistently recognized his achievements with several nominations and awards. He emphasizes song structure, practical music theory and vocal accompaniment.
Lisa Lim – $30 per lesson ONLINE ONLY
Lisa Lim is a three time WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) award winning multi-instrumentalist, performer, clinician, music educator and songwriter! Lisa offers guitar lessons, acoustic/electric, all styles and levels. Beginner to intermediate lessons on keys/ piano, mandolin, electric bass guitar, and tenor ukulele. She also offers lessons in music theory, performance and songwriting. Lisa has toured and performed extensively throughout the U.S. for the past two decades. She is a faculty member of National Guitar Workshop and writes occasional instructional columns for various national music publications. In 2015, Lisa was one of top five finalists in Truefire’s Next Top Guitar Instructor Competition. Lisa Lim is endorsed by GHS Strings, PRS Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Retro-Sonic Pedals, Source Audio Pedals, Spectraflex Cables, Levy’s Leathers, Pedaltrain Pedalboards & G7th Capos.
Bruce Middle – $30 per lesson
Bruce is an educator, composer, performing and recording artist with over 30 years in the industry. He teaches beginners through advanced (ages 10-adult) in all styles. Ear training, Theory, Composition, Recording and Arranging. Member of: MENC, IAJE, BMI, WAMA Education: NVCC, GMU, UMW Bruce is currently a Professor of Guitar at The University of Mary Washington and is an 11 time WAMMIE (Washington Area Music Award) nominee.
Brett has taught privately for nine years. He has been involved in the DC punk rock community, worked with local praise and worship bands, and toured across the country in several rock bands. He recently taught the 2018 spring semester guitar class at Mountain View High School. He currently plays in the Kingbolts, a rock band in the Fredericksburg area, and co-directs the Bang! Music Rockademia program.
Jon Wiley – $30 per lesson
Jon Wiley has been a working musician for the past 10 years. Fluent on the guitar, bass and mandolin, he has performed around the world as a member of Stephen Kellogg’s SouthWestNorthEast, Virginia based rock band Melodime, and as a teaching artist/performer with the MusiCorps program. He has also performed with artists such as Aloe Blacc, Sister Hazel, and Ron Holloway on stages such as the Grand Ole Opry and PBS’s A Capital Fourth. You can see him perform locally in small combos and his current project Jon Tyler Wiley and his Virginia Choir.