Guitar Lessons
Hi, My name is Jeff Swanson and I offer private guitar lessons in Greensboro, NC. I have been teaching full time, professionally, for over 20 years. I teach beginner to advanced students, in all ages, and many different styles…including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Country, etc.
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, in Lakeland, FL. In the early days, I spent most of my time teaching private guitar lessons. I averaged over 50 students a week and did studio work on the side, when the opportunity presented itself.


In 1989, I took time off from giving lessons and recording so I could focus on the next level of my profession, which took me all over the Southeast touring with Florida based band “Gunfighter”. That gave me the opportunity of opening for various national acts including; PanteraRobin Trower, and the late Jeff Healey, to name a few.

After touring for a number of years, I relocated back to Greensboro, NC, and began offering private lessons again… also releasing an instrumental rock CD entitled “Event Horizon”, which has sold several thousand copies around the world and is currently available on iTunes and CDBaby.
So, please, take a few moments and look around the site. There are sections showcasing some of my music, video clips, my teaching philosophy, lessons information,contact area, the new blog I just created for my students and more.
Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have and thank you for taking the time to stop by!

“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!”

Shari R. - 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!”

Tim Bullard - Greensboro, NC