Stephen Carrington’s life path has taken him full circle. His passion for music education began in middle school under the tutelage of his East Cobb band teacher, Al Hager. Stephen is now the owner and sole instructor of Stephen’s Guitar Lessons, which is located not far from his former school. He brings 30 years of playing experience, with 10 of those dedicated to teaching guitar lessons. Stephen welcomes beginners who have never picked up a guitar to seasoned guitar players who want to hone their skills.

“I have always been fascinated with and drawn to music of all kinds, as well as the things that go into recorded music,” says Stephen. After graduating from Wheeler High School, Stephen studied music education at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He has played bass, lead, and rhythm guitar in many bands and musical projects during his career. Stephen also has experience in audio mastering and as a recording/mix engineer.

Although rock and blues are his specialties as a performer, Stephen teaches all kinds of music including jazz, country, metal, and pop. He teaches both acoustic and electric guitar, as well as newly added ukulele lessons. No contracts or sign-up costs are required. The lessons are 30, 45, or 60 minutes, with costs of $30, $40, and $50, respectively. Packages are available with discounts of up to 25 percent. Each student receives a free introductory lesson so he or she can make sure that the instruction is what that person is seeking. All ages are welcome (as long as the child can physically hold a guitar), and parents can attend lessons with their child. All lessons are audio and video recorded and always available for review.

“Each lesson is individualized for the specific student,” says Stephen. “I review the previous lesson before the student arrives and decide what he or she should focus on next. I always make each lesson personal, and I get to know each student— what they like to play, and what they want to accomplish—and plan their lessons accordingly.”

You can find Stephen Carrington with guitar in hand and ready to teach at his home studio right here in East Cobb. For more information or to check out reviews, visit Better yet, for a free introductory lesson, email or call 770-971-6093. Stephen offers lessons Monday-Thursday from 3:30-9:30pm, Friday from 3:30-8:30pm, and Saturday from 12-5:30pm.