Guitar Lessons by Stephen Carrington
I have been playing guitar for about 25 years--since 1987--and my formal education was in Music Education. I grew up in this area; I attended East Cobb Middle School, Wheeler High School, and then Abilene Christian University (in Abilene, Texas). My principle instrument throughout my school years was alto saxophone, and like all good Music Education majors, I learned to play with substantial proficiency all wind instruments typically found in school bands...and, of course, meanwhile, I learned to play guitar as well. I have played bass and lead and rhythm guitar in many bands in the metro Atlanta area over the years, in styles ranging from '60s garage-rock, to metal, to experimental, to progressive jazz/blues, to heavy rock, and lots of other genres along the way. You can learn even more about me and my musical history, as well as get all of the latest info on some of my current projects, at the Sludge Hammer Records website by clicking here.
In addition to offering guitar and beginner bass lessons, I also run Suppressed Studios, a tracking/mixing/mastering studio located in Marietta. I also do repairs and set-ups on acoustic and electric guitars and basses, having developed those skills over the years as a player and instructor (click the Repair/Set-Up Services tab above for rates and other info). In the future, I plan to also offer instruction and repairs on wind instruments as well, as soon as I have the opportunity to expand my shop and my musical library to accomodate those new endeavors (check back at this site, or contact me, if you are interested in wind instrument repair or instruction, and I will keep you posted on the progress).
I have always been immersed in music, and--ever since my middle school band director, Mr. Al Hager, showed me just how magical music education can be--teaching has always been a huge part of my life. Being able to pursue my passions for a living, I truly feel that I am the luckiest person in the world.