Guitar lessons in Chapel Hill, NC
Welcome to the website for Tar Heel Guitar Instruction! My name is Jason Derrick and I’m a guitar teacher located in Chapel Hill, NC (convenient to Carrboro and Pittsboro as well). I provide private beginning to intermediate individual and group guitar lessons, with a specialization in beginners and primary focus on the acoustic guitar. Please contact me if you’re interested in signing up for lessons. In the event that my teaching roster is full, I also offer one off lessons where slots freed up due to cancellations are offered to wait-listed students. More information about me and my offerings can be found in the My Teaching section of this website.
I’ve designed this site to provide visitors with information pertaining to my teaching studio as well as provide a space for learning and discussion about music in general and the guitar in particular via my blog. I’ll also be periodically updating the site to provide additional resources for guitarists, so make sure to bookmark and visit frequently!
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Jason was highly recommended to me from a friend and fellow guitar player and I cannot say enough positive things about my experience. Some of the features that stand out for me include: - Individualized instruction: Jason tailors the lessons for my personal goals and musical interests, - Diversity of instructional content (e.g., guitar fundamentals, playing technique, music theory, songwriting, and more), and - Flexibility – As an adult learner getting back into guitar lessons, being able to find a schedule that worked for me was incredibly important! Finally, Jason has an enthusiasm for music (and more importantly, for teaching music) that is encouraging and fun, making his lessons something that I look forward to every week. For these and many other reasons, I highly recommend Tar Heel Guitar Instruction.Brent R.
My experience taking guitar lessons from Jason Derrick has been a very positive one. So, if you are interested in learning to play the guitar the right way, from a really skilled and creative musician, Jason is the person you want to work with. His teaching style is relaxed and he always has a way to clearly explain or demonstrate the skills to be worked on. I particularly like the way Jason re-caps the lesson and practice routines in a follow–up email. This is a big help during practice sessions.Sue B.
Jason is great! His infectious enthusiasm for music combined with a nuanced understanding of how to teach the technical aspects of guitar help make him a wonderful teacher. In addition, he has a real gift for working with young people. My son is only six and Jason somehow manages to keep him focused, having fun, and learning with every lesson. He listens and watches closely, constantly adapting his instruction and brainstorming to help meet the needs of my son. I have been thoroughly impressed!Tommy M.