Faculty Spotlight: Dave Johnson (Video)

Dave Johnson, one of our instructors at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville, is a former accountant who switched careers after deciding he wanted to do something he was passionate about. He started Scale Model Guitars in 2003 and has never looked back. “I never have...

Q&A: Ryan Madora, Guitar Craft Academy bass instructor

Ryan Madora recently joined the Guitar Craft Academy Nashville faculty as a bass performance instructor. Originally from Philadelphia, Ryan moved to Nashville in 2012 and has stayed busy performing in the studio and onstage with Robben Ford, Bobby Bones and many...

Playing Tip from Tim Venerosa: Focused Practice Makes Perfect

Tim Venerosa is a guitar performance instructor at Guitar Craft Academy. One of the biggest things I took away from being a student at MI, to becoming a full-time musician, to now being an instructor at the Nashville campus, is how important it is to set aside a...

Tennessee Twosome (Video)

Last year, our instructors visited high schools and colleges in the Nashville area and showed students some of the basics of what we do at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville. While there, they were always glad to pick up their instruments and play a tune or two. Here’s a...

Learning to Fly

Bruce Buckingham (Left) with a guitar student. If you want to build a guitar well, it helps to also know how to play a guitar well — and that’s where Bruce Buckingham comes in. All Guitar Craft Academy Nashville students take a weekly guitar performance...

Faculty Spotlight: Marty Lanham

Guitar Craft Academy instructor Marty Lanham and his wife, Charmaine Lanham, were recently honored for their dedication to Tennessee bluegrass by the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival in historic Granville, Tennessee. Marty’s history with...