Since 2007, Musicians in Motion has helped musicians of all levels hone their guitar playing skills. Whether you want to learn to play guitar or need to brush up on your skills, Musicians in Motion makes your lesson informative and fun. We specialize in acoustic, electric, bass, classical, and jazz guitar sessions.
With several professional guitar teachers on staff, we offer guitar and bass lessons for 9 and above. This flexibility combined with extensive knowledge of a wide range of musical genres, from classical to jazz, makes us the top choice for guitar lessons in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as guitar lessons in Matthews, North Carolina.
Learning how to play the guitar or bass will provide you with an invaluable skill, and it will strengthen your appreciation for music, instilling in you a sense of pride. Our guitar teachers provide challenging music lessons for all skill levels, helping you grow as a musician no matter your previous level of experience.
Contact us to connect with one of our teachers today. We also offer in-home lessons and look forward to helping you develop your musical skills.
Meet A Few Of Our Many Guitar Teachers
Fiona Dooley is a flutist, pianist, guitarist and composer living in South Charlotte. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2011 with a degree in music, and in 2014 she completed a postgraduate certificate in music education from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She has three years of experience teaching private lessons and has also headed the music department and directed student ensembles at a 6-12 school. She likes all kinds of music, including classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, country and folk. She loves helping students learn to play, compose, and more deeply appreciate the kinds of music they like to listen to. Besides music, Fiona likes drawing, cats, and science fiction.
Hello. My name is Pete, and I've been playing the guitar since 1975. I was born and raised in New York - from the east end of Long Island. My father was a professional performing musician who had a music room filled with guitars. I used to sneak into this 'magic' room when I was little and I played around with all of these amazing guitars. Of course my dad knew, and because I was actually trying to seriously play songs I liked on the guitars, and not just running amuck and dancing around with them, he eventually taught me how to play all of the essential chords, as well as many songs that I liked.
Eventually, I began transcribing Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, etc. solos by ear. This came very naturally to me, and I taught the other guitar players at school how to play them. During the mid to late 80's, I played in several bands; mainly covering the songs of the popular blues and hard rock bands from the 70's and 80's. I began teaching guitar in 1988.
I fell in love with jazz guitar in the late 80's when a friend and fellow musician introduced me to Joe Pass, Charlie Parker, and Wes Montgomery. I was fascinated by the complexity of the genre and the art of improvisation. This inspired me to study jazz guitar and music theory during my undergrad years at Kent State University. During my college years, I taught guitar to supplement my income. I also played in several bands (blues, jazz, and rock) at that time. Today, I play any and every style of music, but most of my playing time goes into composing and playing jazz chord-melody arrangements (though I still like to shred every now and then).
For me, playing music was never a tedious chore, it was always a fun experience, and it has added so much to the quality of my life. I believe wholeheartedly in that approach to learning a musical instrument. If musicians don't actually love to play their instrument, they miss the boat in my opinion. I love to play the guitar, and I love to teach the guitar. One of my favorite things in life is to see a student's face light up when they play a song they never thought they would ever be able to play. My job is to try my best to get you to love to play your guitar - whatever it takes. I look forward to working with you.
Sky Noblezada is a singer-songwriter very happy to have returned home to the Carolinas. A graduate of Mooresville Senior High School, she went on to attend 2 years of musical theater training at William Peace University in Raleigh, following which she also had the privilege of working as a character performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL until the past year.
Sky has been singing since age 4, regularly performing in musical theater productions as well as various independent concerts, church, and community events. She is also a proud member of the core cast and crew of Rich Learning International- a Minnesota based non-profit dedicated to revolutionizing education around the world through the arts. Through Rich Learning she has had the opportunity to teach music as far as Shashemene, Ethiopia in Africa.
Sharing her love for music and the arts, especially with other excited artists, cross-generationally, and cross-culturally, is one of her greatest joys.
I have over 25 years of guitar experience, including 10 years of private guitar instruction. I am well versed on music theory and aural musicianship, and am capable of teaching students of all ages, as well as being able to offer exciting and innovative methods for group lessons. Specializing in rock, classical, rockabilly, blues and jazz for the guitar, I enjoy composing, recording and performing in all of these genres.
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY 1991-93
Major: Music-classical guitar and piano
De Santas Music-guitar and piano, Syracuse, NY 1986-89
Guitar, Bass and Piano
David has been playing guitar and singing since he was 15. He also plays piano, bass guitar, and drums. He took guitar lessons for over 3 years locally and since then has been self-taught. Though he’s been playing by ear his whole life, he is well educated in music theory and notation and can teach theory in-depth.
David enjoys writing and producing his own music. He started producing music when he was 20. He also loves language, and after studying abroad in France for a semester in college, now speaks French fluently.
The only thing David loves as much as learning, writing and playing music is teaching music. Always optimistic, he will help the student at any level improve on their instrument in the most fun and effective way possible.