Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio
Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio

Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Introduction: IMPORTANT: I AM LOCAL TO ATLANTA, GA, SO IF YOU ARE OUT OF STATE YOU ARE CONTACTING ME ABOUT ONLINE (SKYPE, FACETIME) LESSONS - THANK YOU! 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. I really like working with someone who's been frustrated for a long time, and seeing understanding take hold on their faces. That's the moment that inspires them to learn even more...

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17 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Elizabeth J.

Guitar Lessons

My 15 yr old daughter had her first guitar lesson with Dave Lockwood this week. We could not have asked for a better first lesson. He was very thorough yet very patient and understanding with her. He gave clear instructions and helped her figure out what she was doing wrong. Also, he praised her for what she did right. I would highly highly recommend Dave Lockwood!!! My daughter loves practicing guitar now. We can’t wait to continue working with him.
Jan 10, 2020
Greg H.

Dave took my guitar skills from campfire chords to soloing comfortably. He also helped me develop an ear for intervals which has helped me to play more and more by ear. Dave's ability to take music theory and break it down and then relate it back to the songs I choose to learn helps tremendously to let the topics sink in. A great teacher with A LOT of skills to share with you.
Jul 30, 2021
Jessica T.

Guitar Lessons

Dave is a great guitar teacher! He is very knowledgeable, professional, responsive, punctual, etc. I feel like a lot of teachers sort of wing it when they see you and a lot of the time they don't really understand your goals, but Dave is very good at understanding what you want/need and helping you get there. He's also a really nice guy. I also love that I get to take my lessons with him via Skype because there's no commute to see him and I feel it ends up saving me a lot of time. It might seem scary or weird at first if you don't use Skype a lot, but I highly recommend it!
Jun 23, 2017
Maria S.

Guitar Lessons (for adults)

We have yet to start guitar lessons with Mr. Lockwood but so far he has been a dream to do business with! He has been prompt with responding to questions and he has been incredibly accommodating!
Jun 13, 2015
Karen b.

Guitar Lessons

Bought my daughter lessons for Christmas. We live 5 hours apart. Could not have worked out better. Very professional, quick response.
Dec 5, 2019
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David Lockwood


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My standard pricing is $27/half hour, or $55/hr. For the first lesson, you'll just pay for the one lesson. After that, lessons are paid for by the calendar month.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first thing we'll do together is discuss their previous experiences with music (if there are any). From there, I can start to formulate a picture of what needs to change in their approach to get them to move towards their guitar goals. We'll also talk about what their preferred style of music is, as the guitar can do anything musically. Which is great, but also potentially intimidating if you don't choose a direction. Every student is different, so there is no "typical lesson". I teach raw beginners as well as players with many years of experience. I address things such as proper technique (playing scales, strumming chords, etc), as well as more advanced topics such as music theory, ear training, composing, chord melody playing, sweep picking, arpeggios, reharmonization, and many, many other things.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've been playing and studying the guitar since 1986. I have an advanced degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and have studied extensively with great teachers in NY, as well as Atlanta. There's always something to learn!

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