Swanson Guitar Instruction


Lessons for Guitar in Greensboro, NC

Hi, My name is Jeff Swanson and I offer private guitar lessons in Greensboro, NC. I have been teaching full time, professionally in Greensboro and Triad area, for over 20 years. I teach beginner to advanced students, in all ages, and many different styles…including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Country, etc. My teaching studio is located at 1515 W. Cornwallis Dr. Suite G-109. (Location map can be found Here.)

About Me

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 the early days I spent most of my time teaching private lessons, averaging over 50 students a week. Also doing 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. 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.

After touring for a number of years I relocated back to Greensboro, NC. I began offering private lessons again, teaching at a local music store. I also 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. Also available for streaming via Spotify, Pandora and iTunes Music.

So, take a few moments and look around the site. If you’re interested in guitar lessons, feel free to contact me about scheduling and any questions that you may have. 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