GUITAR LESSONS AT MI GUITAR CRAFT ACADEMY
GUITAR LESSON EXPECTATIONS
- One-hour private lessons will be offered 10 am to 8 pm weekdays.
- Students must sign up and prepay for a minimum of 4 private lessons.
- Instructors will be professional guitarists Brian Bonds, Bruce Buckingham, Tim Venerosa, Tyler Slawson and Clark Singleton.
- Lessons will incorporate MI core techniques and teach a broad range of styles from beginner to advanced students.
PROFESSIONAL GUITAR INSTRUCTORS
In high school, Brian was selected yearly to perform in the Grammy All Star Jazz Ensemble where he was mentored by legends such as Quincy Jones and Wynton Marsalis. After signing his first record deal he moved to Atlanta Georgia where he toured and recorded his first album. Brian then moved to Nashville where on his second day in town he was offered to start touring internationally with Chely Wright. He then went on to play with such artist as Love and Theft, Chase Rice , Tantric, Florida Georgia Line and many others. While touring Brian also was actively writing , producing, teaching and recording with several other artist.
Brian has appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, Jimmy Kimmel live, The Today Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Good Morning America and countless other TV and award shows. He has earned several gold and multi-platinum records and has been a part of over 10 million singles sold. These days you will find Brian in the studio, writing or playing on any number of stages across the world.
He has since toured with numerous artist/bands, performed on The Grand Ol Opry and FNC Fox and Friends. Tyler is currently touring on the road with American Idol winner and Big Machine recording artist Trent Harmon, and teaching private guitar lessons at Musicians Institute in Nashville.
Bruce is also a sought after private guitar instructor and performer in Los Angeles area, specializing in Jazz, Latin, Funk, Contemporary, Pop and Rock styles of music. He has worked with a wide variety of musicians including Helen Ready, John Pattitucci and has recorded with Michael Jackson’s production company for the play “Sisterella” as well as many independent projects.
Tim moved to Los Angeles in 2010 after winning 1st place in a nationwide contest for a full ride scholarship to attend the world-renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Tim has studied with accomplished guitarists Rafael Moreira (Pink, Christina Aguilera), Dave Hill (Frank Gambale), and Doug Rappoport (Edgar Winter) Tim also has artist endorsement deals with Orange Amplifiers, Elixir Strings, and JHS Pedals.
Through perseverance, hard work and an unwavering dedication to his craft since age 12, Tim has been making a name for himself as a sideman, studio guitarist, and member of his own original rock n’ roll band ‘True Villains’.
COURSES: Instrument Performance (Bass)
SPECIALTIES: Bass, Band leading, Music Theory, Drums
CREDITS: Bassist for Anthony Orio. Recorded at RCA Studio A, Warner Brothers and House of Blues. Owner of Tune Squad Studios
HONORS & EDUCATION: BA in Music from University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Weaver Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts
ENDORSE: Aguilar Amplification and Alclair In-Ears.
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APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION
Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy Nashville is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.