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You will be getting an instructor that is a career musician and their main goal is to teach you the in the way you will learn the most effectively. Students also have the opportunity to apply their instruction by writing and recording their own songs on professional studio equipment.

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Location

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Instrument

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Musical style
Currently all of our group classes are on pause until we can safely gather indoors
If you’re interested in studying and participating virtually, all of our Bantam Studios instructors are teaching virtual private lessons via Zoom
Davide
Bass
Originally from Switzerland, Davide started playing guitar over 20 years ago. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he graduated with degrees in bass performance, arranging & composition, and has been teaching guitar and bass in Chicago for over 10 years.
Chicago, IL
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Francis Rodriguez
GuitarBassPiano/keys
Francis is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, producer and recording musician born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was awarded his bachelor degree from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico with a major in Music Composition and has a Master degree in composition at University (NYU)
New York, NY
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James Lenger
GuitarBassSongwriting
Founder of the Guitar Cities schools and a graduate of Hope College in Psychology and Music, James Lenger has been teaching guitar and bass professionally for 25 years and has given over 70,000 lessons during that time.
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Joe Shimmin
GuitarBassUkulele
Joe Shimmin studied at the London Centre of Contemporary Music, where he gained a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance and Production. His friendly, relaxed, yet methodical teaching style has benefited countless musicians from all ages, styles and abilities.
Birmingham, UK
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Troy Fannin
GuitarBassUkulele
Troy Fannin, described by the New York Times as "a gifted guitarist and arranger," is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer. He teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, theory and composition and has been an instructor with the Guitar Cities schools since 2008.
New York, NY
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