Guitar Lessons Charlotte NC

Guitar Lessons Charlotte NC

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Guitar Lessons For All Ages and Skill levels

Welcome to Mike Graci’s Music Lessons, Charlotte’s premier music education hub. Nestled in Matthews NC, we’ve blossomed into a sought-after guitar school, with our reputation often being passed from one satisfied student to another. Both parents and individuals turn to us for a unique blend of creativity, technical expertise, and a welcoming community.

Take lessons at our studio near Charlotte or take lessons online. Lessons are facilitated by our experienced music educators who aren’t just teachers; they’re professional musicians. Our instructors cater to students of all ages, with thousands of teaching hours under their belt.


Our expert instructors guide beginners through essential guitar basics. Recognizable songs aid students during their initial phases of musical growth. Our guitar teachers will provide a solid foundation and pave the way for new students to become outstanding musicians. Weekly individual guitar sessions help you achieve your goals. 


Building on the foundation set in beginner courses, our intermediate to advanced guitar lessons are designed to enhance the skills of our students further. Lessons are one-on-one, learning popular songs from your favorite artists. Our talented guitar teachers near Charlotte ensure our students excel and perform at an elevated standard.


We focus on one on one guitar lessons. Children are taught to read music and bring their favorite songs to life in an enjoyable, encouraging, and fun setting.


Teens can harness their passion for guitar with the guidance of our seasoned guitar teachers. We ensure rapid and skillful learning in a friendly setting.


If you're an adult aspiring to start your guitar journey or longing for the thrill of playing with others, we welcome you. We offer dynamic adult lessons with tailored for adults. With us, you'll learn, play, and showcase songs at your own pace.


Whether you’re interested in electric or acoustic guitar, we provide lessons for students of all skill levels. Students can be instructed in person or remotely with guidance from our seasoned guitar teachers.


The best local guitar instructors give lessons at our studio. These classes are designed to create a supportive environment where students of all skill levels are comfortable.


We now provide online guitar lessons and in-person lessons. Those opting for online guitar lessons will receive the best experience possible and be equipped with online tools to aid their success.

Guitar Instructors:


Experiences I’ve had include teaching private lessons, music schools, church, original bands,cover bands, duos, trios, private parties, festivals, special events, clubs, and weddings for over 20 years! Opened for Chuck Berry, Uriah Heep, Blues Brothers,The Wailers , Marshall Tucker Band, Nantucket, played shows with Jimi Hendrix’s percussionist Gerardo Velez and Lynyrd Skynyrd original drummer and hall of famer Bob Burns. Played on “Rock Legends Cruise 2011” and “Simple Man Cruise 2012” with Preacher Stone and shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Blackberry Smoke, Steppen Wolf,Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Molly Hatchet, Doobie Brothers, Foghat, Pat Travers, Blackfoot and many more national acts. Performed at Carolina Country Music Festival with Moses Jones in 2017,among other artists such as Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean,  Montgomery Gentry, Big And Rich, Darius Rocker, Davison Brothers, Gretchen Wilson, Kip Moore,Lee Brice and many more…

Played more than 2500 shows overseas and more than 25 states including major cities like Nashville, Austin, New York City, L.A, Atlantic City.  Won “Best World Music Artist w/ Tsunami Wave Riders” at Charlotte Music Awards in 2009 and won “Best Country Artist w/ Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave” at Charlotte music awards in 2011. Won “Best Country Band of The Year and”Charlotte Blues Society Competition with Moses Jones in 2017. Performed At International Blues Challenge in Memphis with Moses Jones in 2018. Played shows with bands such as Preacher Stone, Moses Jones, Wink Keziah, Michael Tracy Band, Flashback Party Band, Emerald Empire Band, Right To Party Band, The Extraordinaires, Jeff Luckadoo & Southern Wave, ThrowbackThursday Party Band, Tsunami Wave Riders, Shannon Lee, Jade Moore, Lisa De Novo, Terri Marie, Leaving Texas, Stella Rising, Brett Greer Band,  Honky Tonk Playboys, Tastes Like Chicken,Redemption Church Band and recorded with Wink Keziah, Michael Tracy, Moses Jones and Shannon Lee.

Arda Bagcioglu

My approach to students is to keep them engaged by learning songs, music theory, and teaching proper technique. Those techniques are : Picking, legato, arpeggios, chord structures, scales, improvisation,rhythm. I teach in many different styles: Rock, blues, country,honky tonk, classic-rock, hard-rock, jazz-rock,pop,soul and funk.

Jennifer Gayle Nicks

Jennifer Gayle Nicks

Jennifer has been teaching private music lessons for many years. Children, youth & adults are drawn in by her fun-loving enthusiasm her love and joy of music. She has a unique gift of making harder to grasp concepts, very possible and quickly attainable. Jennifer’s goal is to unlock the gift within and to instill lifelong musical expression.

She accelerates performance with her students as early as possible and likes to build musical confidence within a student. Jennifer teaches theory but makes sure it’s clear to the student, how it’s used in music performance. Each student has a custom lesson plan built that’s just for them. Jennifer looks at each student is an individual. One students lesson plan can be very different from another students. Jennifer believes music should be a retreat of fun, joy & healing. Something that can be part of every day life. She believes that by encouraging the positives, “mistakes” work themselves out much faster when inner confidence is built.

Garrick White


I have always loved music and have been playing for over 25 years. I started playing drums when I was very young. My dad was a drummer in the Independence High School Marching Band and started me playing when I was old enough to hold sticks. I have always been surrounded by music. My grandmother and aunt taught piano and I absorbed some of that early on. In 5th grade, I started band and learned all the elements of percussion in a concert band including keyed instruments. I continued playing in school band all the way through graduation from Weddington High School, playing mostly battery in the marching band.

One of the greatest joys of being a musician is being able to share that knowledge with others. I have been teaching privately for over 9 years, as well as working with a few local marching bands. Some of my favorite styles are jazz and Latin. In addition to teaching, I play in a local Charlotte band called Runnin Down A Dream, which is a tribute to Tom Petty and another band called FM Encore. Some of my influences are Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Jon Bonham and Danny Carey.

Zac Robbins

Zac Robins has been working and performing as a vocalist, guitarist, drummer, and audio engineer for the past 20+ years across the US East Coast. Zac started his musical journey as a young child with music lessons that taught him the basics of violin and voice. At 15 Zac picked up the guitar and drums playing in pop bands and ultimately going on his first tour by age 17.

Predominantly performing in the genres of pop, rock, and blues, Zac has been able to creat unique stylistic fusions in his original music. Over the course of his career there have been many blessings and opportunities including opening for and performing with artists such as Philmont & Australian singer-songwriter Nadéah Miranda of the Lovegods

Today Zac has brought his experience from the original live music scene and focused his passion back in Charlotte North Carolina. You can catch him performing around the city, teaching music lessons, or co hosting an open Jam at Zee’s Tavern where musicians of all skill levels can grow by performing with others.


I have been playing guitar in bands for over 25 years. I graduated with an associates degree in classical guitar from Onondaga Community College under Tim Schmidt.

I began playing and writing original music at age 16 and have been the lead singer and guitarist of 5 original bands. I’ve has also played and recorded with multiple musicians in the New York area and up and down the east coast. I like to play a myriad of styles : rock, emo,country,classical, pop and heavy metal.

I’ve worked as a studio guitarist on several types of original projects. I’ve written and performed live music for a theatrical Ariel dance production. My former band won best video at the Charlotte Video awards contest in( 2018 ISH Cookie Pusher ) My original music was featured in a movie trailer for a movie filmed in NC and our band was also in the movie.

I have been teaching professionally for over 15 years and enjoy instructing students of all ages. I aim to make it fun and keep students engaged and learning. I begin by teaching students how to play their favorite songs. Then I move into working on proper technique and practicing exercises. I am currently playing in 4 tribute bands, acoustic gigs, weddings, special events, outdoor concert series and private parties.

You may see me out in Charlotte playing music with my favorite guest singer. My 9 year old daughter who often comes up and sings a few songs accompanied by guitar.She has been performing with me since she was 7 years old.

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The world of guitars is diverse, from electric to acoustic, solid body to semi-hollow, and single pickups to dual humbuckers. Your Charlotte-based guitar instructor will educate you on the many options for guitar. We can guide you with essentials like straps, picks, and strings.


We recommend students purchase their own guitar. Owning an instrument is critical for regular practice. The teacher will help you along with this process.

Although children under six might be too young for structured guitar lessons, they can start learning basic musical concepts. We make each lesson fun and interactive for each student. 

While there isn’t a strict age recommendation, many kids under six may lack the dexterity or patience for guitar lessons. However, the right age largely depends on the child’s maturity. Some have shown remarkable aptitude at very young ages.

Indeed, we provide online lessons for guitar. Contact us to explore our remote options now.

Regular practice and weekly private lessons enable basic proficiency in about two months. For optimal results, we suggest at least 30 minutes of practice, give days a week.

Yes, we provide both remote and in-person private guitar lessons.

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