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Play More Music offers private music instruction by highly qualified local teachers. Some instructors offer the opportunity to audit one lesson. We love teaching and you will love learning! All instruments are taught.

Guitar Teachers

Tyler Cates

Tyler Cates

Tyler Cates has been playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching music since 2007. He is a professionally trained, Grammy-nominated musician with years of experience both on stage and in the studio. He works with each student to gain fundamental skills on the guitar or piano. His goal as a teacher is to make…

Scotty Bryan


Scott Bryan is a graduate of James Madison University where he received a degree in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Ethnomusicology and a minor in Music Industry.  Also while at Madison, He participated in the Jazz Studies program. Currently he is a member of Cinetrope, The Atlanta Funk Society, 3052 Dub Collective, Abby Wren…

Billy Fairhurst


Billy Fairhurst began playing guitar at age 15 and bass at age 16. He has been in love with both instruments since the moment he picked them up.  He is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he studied music, theory, and classical guitar. Since his senior year of college he has been teaching private…

Ben Shirley


  Ben Shirley is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and the Music Teacher Certification program at Georgia State University.  Ben studied classical cello at UNC, but his passion for all kinds of music — especially jazz, rock, world folk music, and improvisation — has made him a versatile performer and teacher.  As a multi-instrumentalist,…

Melissa Sebel

Melissa Sebel

Owner and president of Play More Music™, Melissa Bennett Sebel has been playing music since the age of three. Her main instruments are flute, piano, and folk guitar though she’s been known to make noise on drums and cellos occasionally. Since 1988, Melissa has participated in numerous recitals and competitions at the state and regional levels…

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley