Steve B. (via Facebook):
“I’m an adult beginner and Andy has been great to work with. He keeps things simple and stays focused on building upon prior work. One thing that I really appreciate is his commitment to building a firm foundation for the future. He also explains the reason for what we are doing, as well as explains why he is correcting a particular bad habit. Andy has also been very helpful with me as an older adult beginner. He has been very good about making small changes in my playing position to help my aging body learn a new skill while keeping me as pain-free as possible, despite my pre-existing injuries and joint conditions. He is also very affirming in his approach, with plenty of reassurance and positive feedback. When he offers correction, it is offered in an affirming manner. Andy has been great to work with and I recommend him wholeheartedly.”

Barry B. (via Google):
“What I love about Andy is that he truly takes the individual student’s desire into account when creating lessons. I’ve “played” guitar for 25 years, but never took a lesson until about a year ago with Andy. He assessed my playing, listened to what I thought I wanted to learn, then helped me develop goals for my practice and playing. Andy even learns new songs I want to play and tabs them just for me. I feel fortunate to have found Andy: his studio has a relaxed and friendly environment, he is encouraging, and he keeps me challenged while letting me help choose the direction I go with my playing. You won’t find a better guitar teacher in the Triad area.”

Sherri W. (via Google):
“My 10-year old son has been taking guitar lesson from Andy for over a year and has been really enjoying the lessons and making progress in what he’s learning. Andy has enriched his life with his love of music and his knowledge and talent. We are so grateful to him and can’t wait to see where this journey takes us!”

Steve T. (via Facebook):
“I enjoy Andy’s thoughtful and patient approach to teaching. He tailored my curriculum to meet my personal goals. I would recommend Andy to anybody wanting to learn or improve at playing guitar.”

Kim S. (via Google):
“Andy is great! He is patient with kids and let’s them go at their pace. My son has thrived with Andy. Andy let’s him pick the music he wants to learn from the bands that he is interested in, and I feel like that encourages him to want to learn more. I highly recommend Andy!.”

Kelly H. (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.”

Jason S. (via Google):
“My son has been taking lessons from Andy for 4 1/2 years. He first learned on the acoustic and transitioned to the electric guitar. Andy has taught him a wide variety of songs and introduced him to multiple music genres. He enjoys Andy’s teaching method of music theory. Andy makes the lessons fun. My son is able to play challenging songs in a short amount of time.”

Beau T. (via Google):
“I have been taking lessons for over 3 years. I started with zero knowledge or experience with a guitar. The more I learn…the more I learn I don’t know. But Andy has been great at teaching in a way that works for me. Andy knows his stuff and it’s fun to watch him play so effortlessly. His lessons are very casual and his calm demeanor really help limit the frustration involved with learning a musical instrument. Both my son and daughter take lessons from Andy as well and he does an amazing job with them. I never dreamed I could play some of the songs I am able to play now. It has been a great experience!”

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!”

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!!!”

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.”