Phil Lashley is in high demand as a teacher with 25 years experience. Phil welcomes students 5 years of age and older, all styles and levels. Students will begin learning basic concepts such as: tuning, playing position, musical symbols, notes in first position, basic chords and strumming and picking. As students progress they will learn: more advanced chords, fingerstyle, scales, improvising, tablature and notes in second position. More advanced skills include: major, minor, pentatonic and chromatic scales, barre chords, travis picking, drop D tuning, movable scales, notes in fifth position, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, string bends, and chord construction. Students may use acoustic, classical or electric guitars.

The skills mentioned above cover a wide array of guitar styles allowing the student to decide what style they want to focus on. These styles may include: rock, blues, jazz, country, fingerstyle, or classical. Mr. Lashley encourages his students to perform at student recitals in which they can share their talents and express themselves through music. Recitals are held at different times through out the year. Anyone interested in lessons with Mr. Lashley should contact him via email. Information on fees, lesson times and the private studio policy will be made available. Lesson are at his studio in Carmel, IN. or via Skype.