Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio

Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio

Duluth, GA

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“Top notch guitar education at a reasonable cost”


Hi, my name is Dave Lockwood , and I teach rock, blues, jazz and fingerstyle guitar in the Duluth, GA area (and Johns Creek , Suwanee, Lawrenceville, Norcross, etc) as well as live video lessons via Skype. Any age, or ability...

About Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio

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Have you always wanted to play the guitar?

Are you a more experienced player, and want to master your instrument?

My name is Dave Lockwood and I'm confident that I can help you get to where you want to be in either of those situations.

If you're a beginner, I'll guide you through the basics of music and guitar playing, while helping you play your favorite songs.

For the more experienced player, we can work on many more things. Even as you get more advanced as a guitar player, fundamentals never go out of style.

I have an unusually thorough understanding of chords, scales and arpeggios on the guitar, and most importantly how to use them, that comes from over 25 years of dedication to learning the instrument.

I can teach you some of the things that I've learned along the way, that will help you play songs, improvise, and write music better.

We can work on music in any style like - Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Classical, Acoustic, etc. Whether you want to be a casual player, or a serious musician, you'll have a blast learning exactly what you want to learn!

Call or email me now to book your first lesson!

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to helping you towards your music goals.


3155 Dogwood Creek Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096

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  • 5/5 stars March 2, 2015

  • 5/5 stars February 12, 2015

    He is really knowledgeable, and easy to work with.

  • 4/5 stars February 2, 2015

  • 5/5 stars January 8, 2015

    Dave is very patient, friendly, professional, and adaptable. His lessons are not cookie cutter, rather his lessons take shape around what you want to learn. At the end of a lesson, I felt as though I had spent time with a friend instead of a teacher. I highly recommend giving Dave a try. His first lesson is free, so you can get a feel for the student-teacher relationship at no cost.

  • 5/5 stars April 19, 2014

    Dave is great to work with

  • 5/5 stars February 27, 2014

    Dave is an incredible teacher who also instills in his students a great love of music and the guitar!

    Two of my sons have taken lessons with Dave for several years. Though each of my boys are very different from each other, Dave is able to teach each one in a way that applies specifically to the way they learn.

    My sons have both grown significantly in their musical abilities under Dave's instruction. One is now a part of a worship band. The other in now in college and regularly plays both for his own benefit and for others.

    Our family highly recommends Dave!

  • 5/5 stars February 12, 2014

    I've been working with Dave for around a year and a half and I would highly recommend him. I play both pick and fingerstyle and Dave is able to teach both techniques. It's hard to find a guitar teacher who can teach technique and theory in a structured fashion, but Dave does it with ease and patience. He has an especially effective method for teaching chord structures and the entire fretboard. He also has a great ear so he can generally figure out and teach you most any song you want to learn just by listening to a recording.

  • 5/5 stars January 16, 2014

    Dave loves what he does; he uses teaching method that keeps our son interested and motivated to continue playing guitar and perfecting his technique.

  • 5/5 stars December 28, 2013

    Dave is an outstanding guitar teacher. My boy has been taking lesson from Dave for a few years. Under Dave's guidance, my boy is becoming quite a guitar player. I really enjoy listening to my boy practice his guitar every evening. I highly recommend Dave!

  • 5/5 stars December 24, 2013

    Dave is extremely patient and keeps the lessons diverse. Highly recommended.

  • 5/5 stars December 20, 2013

    Dave is a great guitar teacher for my son. He is patient, teaches songs that are of interest to the child, and is flexible. But most importantly, he knows how to teach kids how to play the guitar!

  • 5/5 stars December 19, 2013

    Dave provided my 11 yr old daughter with encouraging, positive & professional instruction; wouldn't change a thing and would highly recommend him!

  • 5/5 stars September 14, 2013

    Mr Lockwood is always well prepared for each lesson. His teaching method is great and introduces concepts gradually making it easy to stay motivated and not feel overwhelmed and confused. He's a very good classical teacher, and provides very clear connections and contrasts between classical and popular disciplines. For learning jazz look no further, he will teach the very tricky concepts in a way that anybody can grasp.

  • 5/5 stars February 1, 2013

    Dave is awesome at teaching my 10 year old daughter guitar. He is very knowledgeable, skilled and just a pleasure to work with. He customizes the lesson to her so the lessons are interesting and exciting without overwhelming her. I highly recommend him.

  • 5/5 stars January 28, 2013

    Dave has been teaching us for nine months on a weekly basis! Us includes my oldest son (33) and my son in law (31) and me (61). We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience and plan to continue indefinitely. We are all improving-the youthful more so than me! Dave challenges us but is patient. Great guy with a passion for the guitar and a gift to teach.

  • 5/5 stars January 28, 2013

    When I came to Dave Lockwood for guitar lessons, I was struggling in kind of a self-taught rut. I could play chords for a lot of songs, but I didn't know the theory or anything you would call "advanced". Dave's methods show you how to understand the fretboard and why certain notes and chords go together. He is really helping me become a complete player.
    Mostly though, Dave is a very patient teacher. He doesn't mind going over the same material with you until you understand it and he'll take different approaches until you get it. I really appreciate this about his teaching methods.

  • 5/5 stars January 27, 2013

    I have been taking lessons from Dave since September 2011, and I have enjoyed the experience very much. He has an extremely vast knowledge of music and the guitar in particular, and he has done a great job tailoring the lessons to my specific interests. Whether you have a child that wants to learn to play guitar, or you're like me and just want to learn a new, or first, instrument, taking lessons with Dave is a great choice.

  • 5/5 stars January 26, 2013

    We were able to experience Dave as a teacher for both my teenage daughter who came to him with several years of acoustic guitar study under her belt, and my son who was younger and new to electric guitar. In each case Dave was a most capable teacher who expanded their understanding of theory and the fretboard, while teaching them to play diverse styles well, including songs they chose and wanted to learn. The lessons were really enjoyable. I highly and unreservedly recommend Dave Lockwood as a patient teacher for students of all ages. He's great!

  • 4/5 stars October 9, 2012

    David has a great teaching style. He takes the time to find out what your tastes and experience are in music and fashions his lessons from that starting point. I recommend him highly to anyone interested in learning guitar.

  • 5/5 stars September 26, 2012

    I have been a student of Dave's for 2 years now and it is remarkable how both my playing ability and knowledge of the guitar have improved. His complete understanding of the instrument is amazing and his ability to explain this in a clear and logical manner has been a huge benefit to me. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone who wants to improve both their playing and understanding of the guitar.

  • 5/5 stars September 21, 2012

    I've been one of Dave's students for about 2 years now, and he is a great teacher. Dave knows many styles and techniques, and he has the patience of Job when it comes to his lessons. I am fortunate to have him as a teacher.

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. You'll want to get references of course, but references that are specifically from clients like yourself. If you have a 5 year old that wants music lessons, wouldn't it be great to know that they've done a good job with kids in a similar age range?

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I have extensive experience in both playing and teaching.
I also have a knack for quickly developing rapport with students, which helps them become more engaged in the
learning process. For students with a bit of experience, I have very effective methods for explaining the mysteries of music.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I really like working with someone who's been frustrated for a long time, and seeing understanding take hold in their faces. That's the moment that inpsires to learn even more...

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My greatest strength is the flexibility of my approach. Everyone who takes lessons learns in their own unique way. I listen well, and adapt my approach based on what I hear.

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