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Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Electric Guitar
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Early to intermediate classical, jazz, folk, rock, funk
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups

Chip Newton

Professional performing guitarist-specializing in jazz, rock and popular styles!
Teaching Philosophy

Learning to play an instrument is one of the most rewarding of creative endeavors. I foster a relaxed and enjoyable teaching approach that will hopefully result in a solid technique that will allow creativity to develop. I do recommend the practice of certain scales and chords everyday, balanced with repertoire to put these scales and chords to use in real songs and melodies.


I have taught at Elon University since 2003. I am continuing to do this, and I currently teach private guitar lessons, coach the jazz combos, teach jazz improvisation classes, and lecture in jazz history. In addition to this, I perform regularly in the Triad and the Triangle with lots of musicians and groups. My playing has been heard on 91.5 WUNC, UNC-TV, and on the recording, 'If These Songs Could Talk' by the Dave Fox Group.


Concord University - Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, K-12
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Master's Degree in Guitar Performance

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