Always wanted to play an instrument? Been playing, but want to take it to the next level? We’re here to help! We offer a variety of lessons, including guitar, banjo, ukulele, bass, voice, and piano. With five instructors on hand, we have available slots throughout the week. Whether you just started or have been playing for years, we have lesson programs to assist you on your musical journey.
Call or stop by the store to enroll in our lesson program and check out our instructor roster below and find a teacher and time that best works for you and your schedule. We strive to be the premier stop for lessons in Fayetteville and all of Northwest Arkansas.
InstrumentsGuitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Keyboards
Chris O’Mara, a musical jack of all trades, has been teaching music for more than 3 years. He teaches beginning to advanced level guitar, all levels of bass guitar including upright bass , beginning to intermediate banjo and ukulele, Scruggs-style banjo, and beginning piano. Chris is particularly good with younger students. He specializes in blues, jazz, pop, and folk styles and enjoys composing etudes to help students focus on specific techniques in their lessons. Chris is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of Arkansas.
InstrumentsGuitar, Ukulele, Bass, Banjo
Walter Schmidt has been playing and teaching music on a variety of instruments for more than 30 years. He teaches beginning to intermediate classical guitar, beginning to advanced fingerstyle and folk guitar, beginning to intermediate bass guitar, and beginning to intermediate banjo and ukulele. Walter is an accomplished songwriter whose song, "Arkansas, I Hear You Calling" was selected as a New Song Showcase winner for the 2016 Walnut Valley Music Festival held in Winfield, Kansas. In 2014 he released an album of original songs, Big Fat Moon. Walter also recently produced the compilation album It’s Natural: Arkansas Musicians Sing About Livin’ & Dyin’ on behalf of the Natural State Burial Association.
InstrumentsGuitar, Bass, Pedal Steel, Dobro, Beginning Mandolin
Larry Hight has been teaching lessons for 6 years. Larry teaches guitar, bass, pedal steel, mandolin, and beginner to intermediate dobro. Larry has 43 years of private lesson teaching experience, 1 year of college, and 43 years as a professional musician, specializing in rock, blues, and country styles. When he's not teaching, you can catch Larry playing pedal steel, rhythm guitar, and saxophone with the gold-selling country band, Ricochet.
InstrumentsGuitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Ukulele
Christopher has been teaching for about a year, and has 17 years of studying music under his belt. Christopher is constantly devouring classic guitar books, such as Chord Chemistry, The Advancing Guitarist, Berklee's Modern Method, and more. Christopher teaches beginning to advanced guitar, beginning to intermediate bass, beginning piano, beginning drums, and beginning to advanced music theory. Christopher teaches a vast array of styles, including classic rock, blues, jazz, country, fingerstyle, classical, metal, slide guitar, advanced picking techniques, and more.
Alex is the newest member of our teaching team. Alex teaches voice, specializing in classical, choral, musical theater, and contemporary. Alex has her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Arkansas.