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About Lessons

Lessons are available in Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele, beginning Mandolin, Music Composition / Theory, Songwriting, and Music Technology, and are tailored to each student's goals and desired outcomes. Whether you aspire to be a professional musician or just want to learn to play for fun, whether you're a beginner or an advanced player, learning from an experienced musician makes a world of difference. Lesson plans are developed to find the right approach for you to reach your goals. Lessons are continually updated and modified to assure your success. For more information and answers to common question please check out the Resource pages

My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy begins with the personal belief that every human is creative, and that creativity is the most fundamental expression of human consciousness. Creativity is a process. Play is Creativity in progress. I use different approaches, techniques, and technology to accommodate different learning styles.  I believe you are creative, artistic, and can be successful, and that the process should be fun.

About Me

As a guitarist my background includes performance and recording in Pop, Rock, Prog Rock, Metal, Blues, Funk, and Fusion.  I earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in music composition with a specialization in computer music and Intermedia from the University of North Texas, and Masters of Music and Bachelor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

In-person lessons are taught at Ben Jones Music, 220 Towson Ave, Fort Smith AR.   


Contact me for scheduling and any questions.


Lesson Rates 


Monthly Rates (discounted rate, cash, check, or Paypal)

      $75 a month for regularly scheduled weekly half hour lessons             

      $150 a month for regularly scheduled weekly full hour lessons 


Single Lesson Rates (cash or check only)

      $25 a lesson for non-regularly scheduled half hour lessons

      $50 a lesson for non-regularly scheduled full hour lessons


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Monthly Half Hour $75
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Monthly Full Hour $150
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