Testimonials

Darren O. (via Google):
“I’ve been taking lessons with Andy for 3 years. Two things stand out. First, Andy is clearly an accomplished musician. He knows how to play the guitar and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from. Second, he is able to communicate his knowledge in a way that others learn. Many experts are not good teachers. Andy is gifted at both. He listens well to understand which songs I would like to play, and he is able to provide instruction on how to improve. He is a fantastic problem-solver, helping me move from feeling stuck to feeling satisfied playing a piece of music. My skill level continues to increase. And I enjoy the process.”

Kelly Harrill (via Google):
“I was introduced to Andy about two years ago from a good friend that was taking lessons from him and recommended him highly. As a beginner guitarist, I was naturally apprehensive but from the very first lesson Andy put me at ease and had me playing my first two chord song by the end of the lesson. Over the last two years with Andy he continues to impress me with how patient he is with me as we continue to try new and increasingly more difficult songs. Andy is an extremely talented musician that has the perfect personality for teaching others and I would recommend him to anyone young or old that is looking to take lessons.”

Stephanie P. (via Google):
My daughter has enjoyed her lessons with Andy. Learning songs she likes has kept her interest in playing, while still allowing her to learn the basics of playing.

Corey Hobbs:
“Thanks for the inspiration and for being an awesome friend. You were the best guitar teacher I’ve ever had and were a big piece to the puzzle when it came to creating this album. Without you and everything you taught me, this album would probably not have been made or would have been something very different. Thanks again for everything.”

Claire Whittum (via Google):
“My 11 y/o daughter takes lessons from Andy. He is extremely talented, patient and an excellent teacher. His teaching style and personality allow her to be very comfortable, and she is learning and progressing at a great pace. Highly recommended!!!”

Cheryl H. (via Thumbtack.com):
“I started my 12 year old son without any prior guitar experience. Andy has the perfect temperament for a teacher. He is clearly very talented and knowledgeable, but also very patient and understanding. I would definitely recommend him!”

Raymond Brooks (website), drummer for Matt Walsh, Just3 and former drummer for The Storytellers:
“Not often you would have a drummer give a testimony on playing with a guitarist. However, playing with Andy Lemaire has been a great experience. He is definitely a man of integrity. He is professional, shows up to a gig on time, very talented, learns quickly and is flexible with different genres. He has a great ear for highlighting what each musician is playing during a performance. Andy is very detailed to dynamics for each song played. Drummers mainly click with the bassist of the group in the way they play (including me), however, every time I play with Andy, I catch myself flowing with what rhythms he’s playing on the guitar. Musicians, if you’re looking for a guitarist to fill in, join your group, to teach, or just work on a project, Andy Lemaire is ‘Tha Man’!!”

Norm Caroll (via Thumbtack.com):
“Great teacher providing a laid back learning experience. I’m a drummer and never thought I could learn something like the guitar but Andrew proved that wrong. He has a favorite style but has no problem going with what you want to learn. He even helps me with my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs. If you are looking for a great learning experience, go with Andy.”

David Vestal:
“I’ve studied guitar with Andy for about 8 months now, and am enjoying the experience tremendously. Andy has a very gentle teaching style, so if you’re nervous or self-conscious about your skills (as I was), I would highly recommend checking him out. I’ve used the time to explore a variety of different styles (acoustic, fingerstyle, classic rock on the electric, and about to break into some jazz/classical). Andy can teach just about anything, and I’m a lot better than I was when I started. Andy emphasizes music theory in his teaching, which I find invaluable. It’s really nice to know not just what you’re playing, but also the theoretical underpinnings of why it sounds good. All in all, I am extremely happy with Andy as a teacher, and I think anyone would be.”

Randy Sherron:
“At age 47 with no previous musical experience, I bought an acoustic guitar and started taking lessons from Andy Lemaire. After six months of weekly lessons, I have learned the fundamentals of the guitar, have learned to play many songs and enjoy playing for my family and friends. Andy is an excellent guitar instructor. He is a true professional who challenges me to improve but is very patient during the learning process. I am simply amazed at what I have accomplished so far.”