Openings & Locations

Available Guitar Lesson Openings

Below are my available lesson time slots for my teaching locations as well as for my online lessons via Skype. All times are in Eastern Time Zone. I update this page regularly whenever there’s a change or opening. If there are no openings available, I recommend getting on my email list (see the bottom of the page) to receive email whenever available slots open up.

Guitar Lesson Locations and Availability:

Location #1 – Home Teaching Studio:  I teach at my home studio location in McDonough 4 nights a week located off of Jodeco Rd. (close to the Hwy. 42 intersection) in McDonough (Exit 222 off of I-75). It’s an easy drive from Stockbridge, Jonesboro, and Hampton. To get slotted for a lesson at my home studio, call me at: Tel: 678-233-7728 or email me at:

Available Lesson Slots at my McDonough Home Studio:

Monday: 7:00 PM
Wednesday: All Slots Sold
Thursday: 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 PM





wnmsLocation #2 – Whole Note Music ( – is located in the Walmart shopping plaza on Hudson Bridge Rd., Stockbridge, GA (1508 Hudson Bridge Rd., Exit 224 off of I-75). To get slotted for lessons with me at Whole Note Music store, call the store at: Tel: 678-432-1400. Whole Note Music handles booking and business matters for the teachers at the store. Ask to be signed up for lessons with Jimmy Cruz or contact me (my email & tel. number are below) if you have questions about lessons.

Available Lesson Slots at Whole Note Music:

Tuesday Evenings: All slots Sold
Saturdays: 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM


Private Guitar Lessons Online for Advanced Students

I now offer private guitar lessons over the internet via Skype or Zoom (a free web conferencing platform) to advanced students only.  My availability for to teach in both of these formats are identical to what I have posted above for my McDonough Home Studio location.

For more information, CLICK HERE to learn more about my online private guitar lessons.



During the school season, my schedule tends to get completely (or almost completely) booked up. If you don’t see any openings that fit into your schedule, no worries. Lesson slots will come open from time-to-time for any number of reasons (people move, student’s schedule conflicts with work/school/sports, people change lesson slots, vacation season, etc.). Whenever there are new lesson openings, I send out a notification email to people who subscribe to my mailing list, so you definitely want to get on the list right now.  It’s a good idea to get on the list even if you’re currently taking lessons with me so you’re informed of other openings that work better for your schedule.

Act FAST to Get Your Guitar Lesson Slot…

Once or twice per month I send out an email update to my mailing list notifying folks of any available openings and anything of interest regarding lessons or guitar playing. If you’re waiting for a slot, it’s best that you respond quickly to get the lesson slot of your choice. At the time of this last website update (11/30/2018), there are 147 people on my waiting list. My slots fill up quickly.

No Lesson Slots on Hold…

PLEASE NOTE: I do not reserve slots more than a week in advance when slots are available. Slots are filled as soon as I have someone ready to take it and start their lessons.

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