Guitarist John Tuohy, based out of Stamford, CT has performed with many groups across multiple styles and genres over the last 16 years. For the last 10 years, Mile Marker Zero (progressive rock) has been his main group, touring the US and opening up for many great acts, including Porcupine Tree and Spock's Beard. MMZ was featured in the videogame "Rockband" for the X-box 360, as well as releasing 3 albums, The Haunted, Mile Marker Zero and Young Rust to critical acclaim. Former groups include Reptillicus (multi-stylistic) and Blanck Stare (jazz fusion).He has recently been playing guitar with Pop recording artist Saagar Ace, as well as the wedding band Those Guys.
John has had many articles written about him, his gear, and his band Mile Marker Zero. You can find links to these by clicking here.
John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Jazz Performance. His work as a private guitar instructor and business owner for 14 years has given him unique insight into overcoming hurdles and challenges that come into play as a serious student of any instrument. John has also done session work for various artists and companies, such as “The Sonic Saints”, “Porter” and various cruise lines. He also has had musical equipment related feature articles done on him by Gearwire.com, as well as judging the “King of the Blues” contest at Guitar Center.
John cites a sample of his wide musical influences as Eddie Van Halen, Chick Corea, Porcupine Tree, Allan Holdsworth, The Eagles, Frank Zappa, and Bireli Lagrene .
John is available for recording sessions, as well as in person and SKYPE lessons. Send an email to email@example.com
I have been obsessed with music and guitar for as long as I remember. I can't wait to play guitar each and every day, and the fact that I get to share that with other people, and help them along their journey as they help me on mine, is truly a gift.
As a private guitar teacher for over 15 years now, I am dedicated to ensuring that my students learn all the tools, techniques, and practice habits that will help them progress at a rapid pace!
I tailor each and every lesson to the learning style and approach that works best for my individual students. I get results very quickly from my students when they follow my guidelines and instruction, and therefore we can get into the REAL FUN stuff quickly.
To inquire about lessons, either in person in the New Haven, Connecticut area or via SKYPE, fill out the form below and put "Lessons" in the header, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Quotes from some of my guitar students:
"After taking lessons from different teachers from different places,I will say that John has worked out the best. His understanding of exactly what I was looking for was a very important part of it,being 60,I kind of knew what I was hoping to learn and he got it! The lessons are well thought out and it's amazing how much you can learn! John is a very talented teacher and musician and I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone at any age."
"Laid back, non-judgmental, not condescending, smart and cool as hell. Lesson to be learned here, for other "teachers". Dig it!
My very smart son (;)) is looking forward to many lessons. Much thanks, John!"
"I first met John when my son started taking guitar lessons with him. Sitting in on my son’s lessons I was incredibly impressed with not just John’s knowledge of music and theory but his gift of teaching. I, myself, was a self-taught guitarist whose knowledge of chords, theory and technique was severely limited. I had taken lessons with a few instructors in the past to try and gain a better understanding and become a more confident and competent player but could never quite connect. In the short time I have been taking lessons with John I have made great improvements. His ability to clearly explain and make sense of each lesson has allowed me to make the necessary connections, filling in my gaps of knowledge, and allowing me to make great progress in every facet of the guitar from chords and theory to picking and strumming techniques. John is incredibly talented as both a musician and a teacher. I would recommend him to anyone looking to bring their playing to a higher level."
"We've been using John for guitar lessons for our son since he was 10. He's 14 year's old now and John has had a huge impact on his love for this instrument. John keeps his students engaged by allowing them to learn through the music genre that they enjoy. He keeps his lessons fun and light and really connects with his students."
"My (ongoing) 3 years experience with John has been phenomenal. I take weekly lessons with him, and each time I come away surprised with how much I learned within the span of an hour. He has an extensive knowledge of music, is able to effectively work with students of any skill level or musical taste and come up with very helpful lessons, and is always actively improving his teaching methods (something you do not find/see often). It's always a gas to have a lesson with John."
(c) John Tuohy 2016