The benefits of playing guitar are numerous.  The National Education Music Study (2007) showed that “children received more academic honors and awards than non-music students, and that the percentage of music participants receiving A’s was higher than no-music participants.”  “High school students and adults receiving music lessons perform an average of 34% higher on reasoning, proportional thinking in time and space, verbal, math and science than peers who are not in music training.”  (Achievement Test Takers, College Board, 2009). 




Call or text John Jackson at (601)-813-5633
or email to reserve your lesson time and get started today!

Take conservatory-quality guitar lessons from a professional teacher and award-winning performer who holds multiple degrees in guitar performance and education.

  • I have dedicated my professional life to studying, teaching, and performing music on the guitar in a wide variety of styles and settings.
  • My studio has a wide range of students from beginners to advanced, covering all ages and backgrounds. 
  • My students are provided with a well-rounded musical foundation from which they can develop their own musical personalities in an encouraging and comfortable environment.
  • Whether you are one of my college students looking to pursue a career in music, or just interested in learning a new hobby, you will develop all the skills you need to play the guitar.

Lesson Information
  • I tailor each of my lessons to meet the musical goals of the individual student, using their favorite musical genres as a platform from which to learn.
  • Learn practical music theory, how to read sheet music, tablature, and chord charts, ear training, improvisation, and your favorite songs while gaining technical ability on the guitar.
  • Any type of guitar is welcome, I am well versed in teaching both pick and fingerstyle guitar across all the major genres including: classical, jazz, rock, metal, blues, pop, and folk.

Materials and Resources 
  • Students are required to have access to a playable guitar, a music stand, and an electronic tuner and metronome.  
  • Some sheet music and other important texts may need to be purchased, while some will be provided for you free of charge. 

Recitals, Festivals, and Competitions
  • All students are encouraged to participate in studio recitals and other performance opportunities that are available, but performing is never a requirement. 

Attendance and Availability 
  • Please make every effort to be available at our scheduled lesson time.  I realize life can be unpredictable, if you can't make our lesson time for any reason, please give me at least 24 hours notice and we can schedule a makeup lesson.
  • Any lesson canceled with less that 24 hours notice will still be charged.
  • In the rare event I can't make a lesson, I will always show you the same courtesy.  You will be credited a lesson if I fail to give at least 24 hours notice before a cancellation.

Studio Location
  • I have teaching locations at my studio at Hinds Community College in Raymond, as well as at my home studio in Brandon Mississippi.
  • I am available for online lessons via Skype or equivalent programs for students who live outside of driving distance, or as a convenient option for make-up lessons.

Lesson Rates
  • Private lessons start at just $100 a month for one half hour lesson a week, and $200 a month for one hour lesson a week.  College lessons are by credit hour just like any college course at Hinds.
  • Group lessons are also available at discounted prices for students near the same age and experience level.