ROB JACKSON 

has been teaching guitar and other instruments in the Nashville area for 30+ years and has an unparalleled track record of developing excellent guitar players, musicians, and songwriters of all levels and ages.

He teaches everyone from young, budding players to world-famous recording artists and songwriters, with literally tons of references and a nationwide reputation. Long considered to be the best guitar teacher in Nashville (and best banjo, bass guitar, and beginning mandolin teacher), Rob is always eager to work with new students of all ages. You need look no further, you have found Nashville's favorite music instructor.


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STUDENTS MAKING NEWS

BOY NAMED BANJO PLAYS BONNAROO

Former students, Boy Named Banjo, have been slated to perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2015. Two of the founding members (William Reames and Will Logan) of this cool Americana band started out with me as beginners in the 6th grade and could melt my face by the 11th.  They started writing songs and playing with banjo-picker Barton Davies, and now they are playing Bonnaroo!  These guys are hometown heroes.  Rough life...

CAROLINE KOLE: SUMMER JOB FOR A RISING STAR

My talented student/friend Caroline Kole just graduated from high school and her “summer job” this year (2015) is opening shows all summer long for the legendary Reba McEntire. Here’s a shot of her onstage recently at one of her opening shows (somewhere) Spring 2015. Caroline grew up in Florida and has been performing regionally and nationally since she was about 9 or 10. She is a true veteran, and a really good guitar player (and singer and songwriter, etc). I am really proud to have had the chance to work with her. There is more information about her on this page and on the STUDENT page.

Check out her website and new video here and keep an eye out for her, she's the real deal!

 

WILLIAM TYLER RELEASES SECOND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM

William is making an international career for himself as a highly regarded solo acoustic guitarist. He started out with me years ago as a 7th-grade beginner, now plays all over the world to rave reviews. In June 2014, he was featured in RollingStone.com.  Some people would say he is the coolest guitar player in Nashville.  In December 2014, William was voted Best Instrumentalist by the Nashville Scene.

UPDATE - May 2015: In January, William Tyler, opened for Jack White and Loretta Lynn in a blowout concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

 

GARRETT HEDLUND’S EMERGENCY GUITAR LESSONS WITH ROB

Check out the students page for a great interview with Garrett Hedlund about the "emergency" lessons he had with me for his role in the movie Country Strong!  He went from 0 to 10 in four lessons! Also be sure to check out the music video from the movie!

 

ROB JACKSON STUDIO "GRADUATE" MAKES IT TO LETTERMAN, ROLLING STONE, CMA AWARDS, GRAMMYS.....

Brandy Clark is garnering major league critical acclaim for her first album, "12 Stories", released in 2013.  Check out her January 2015 duet with Dwight Yoakum at the Grammy Awards, where she was nominated for both New Artist of the Year as well as Country Album of the Year. Very cool.  She also recently opened for Loretta Lynn at the Ryman Auditorium on October 10, 2014.  In November 2014, Brandy won a CMA award for "Country Song of the Year" with Kasey Musgraves for "Follow Your Arrow" and was nominated for "New Artist of the Year”. Many people think she is the best songwriter/artist currently living and working in Nashville.


VIDEOS

Sit in on a real lesson with Rob and one of his young, hot shot students! - Check out this video, and more cool ones on the STUDENTS page!

Check out one of my best young students,John Provost, who just turned 16. He plowed through my Basic Skills Books in 5 weeks, and this is what happened!!

This is what I have to endure on Saturday mornings, bright and early. Hope you have had a tetanus shot before you listen to this. My young friend Conor Rork had just finished a crash course on some funky chicken pickin' and we did a little jamming after we finished discussing the best place to eat Hot Chicken. Please join us as we descend into the Rock and Roll Swamp. Conor gets some of the greasiest sounds out of a guitar that I have heard recently. He actually plays like he should be in jail or something. One of my favorite guys. We have decided to start a campaign to have the Official Tennessee State Bird changed to Alligator.

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