Bob got his first guitar in 1963, just as The Beatles were arriving in North America. He’s been hooked ever since.
Playing in rock & roll bands in his teens, performing as a solo artist in his 20s and 30s and back to rock & roll. Since then, he’s shown people of all ages the joy of playing music. After serving for 30 years in the military, he’s finally able to devote all of his attention to his true passion .
It's no coincidence Terri shares the same last name as Bob; they're married! Terri pretty much runs the operation at Johnny Guitar's, If you're interested in lessons, she runs that program. If you look around the store and admire the art work on the many guitars hanging around, that's hers, too. She specializes in bringing your guitar back to as close to its original condition as possible and can change a set of strings faster than you can say "Ernie Ball!"
Donovan enjoys many diverse musical styles. His enjoyment of music transformed into a passion for playing the guitar. He began his musical studies at the age of 9 with his grandmother, who was 82 at the time. Donovan believes that music is a product of culture and the cultures he has lived in have influenced his musical style as a solo acoustic artist.
Jimmie is one of our newest instructors. He began playing guitar at the age of 12. He played throughout high school and ended up in Austin, TX. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music and taught 6th-12th grade band. He moved to TN to earn his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies.