Garry Ball

Guitar/Ukulele

Garry has been teaching guitar for over 30 years to kids and adults alike. He teaches Blues, Country, Folk, Rock, and Jazz on both acoustic guitar and electric guitar. He has also taught and led song writing workshops since 2012. A singer, songwriter, and performer at heart, he plays local coffee houses, wineries, and private parties. Garry is a BMI song writing member (since 2012) and released his first CD in 2013 with more on the way. Garry is passionate about sharing his love of music with students of all ages.

TESTIMONIAL: “Garry is an awesome teacher! He always helps me when I am stuck and when I mess up he doesn’t make me feel stupid” Melanie age 10

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David Byrge

Guitar/Electric Bass

David has been a performer and instructor for over 20 years. He studied jazz guitar with Cal Collins, guitar player for Bennie Goodman and classical guitar at UC Conservatory. As a performer, he traveled the US playing in opening acts for Great White, LA Guns, Jefferson Starship, Bullet Boys, and others. Some of David’s students have formed their own bands and can be seen performing at local festivals and heard on the radio.

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Mike Lairson

Guitar/Mandolin/Ukulele

Mike holds a Bachelor of Business degree. He has been teaching students of all ages for over 17 years. He served as director of the rock band program at That MUSIC PLACE from 2006 through 2014. He has performed in Community Theater Orchestras and in several local bands. Mike enjoys sharing his passion for music with others and with seeing students succeed.

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Keith Lykins

Guitar

Keith received his Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Dayton in 1988. He taught at Sinclair Community College for 5 years as well as several private music studios in the area. Along with teaching at That Music Place, Keith performs in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana areas.
Keith says, “One of the greatest things about the guitar is that it is used in so many different genres of music. I am open to teaching all styles of music.” Keith’s philosophy of teaching is that all learners are different. Thus, an instructor’s approach must be flexible. He can give instruction in reading and understanding the language of music through standard music notation. However, some learners wish to take a different path. In such case, he can teach tablature as well as utilize chord charts which relay needed information in a simpler fashion.

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