Cory teaches individual guitar lessons at one business and can also teach privately in his or your home. With fifteen years of teaching experience, his philosophy is to tailor guitar lessons to fit any student’s personal needs and goals. Cory teaches students of all ages, from 8 to 80+. He is able to teach acoustic and electric guitar in styles including (but not limited to) pop, rock, metal, country, folk, jazz, and blues. Concepts and techniques taught include sight reading, music theory, composition, improvisation, fretboard knowledge, advanced guitar technique, and performance preparation.

In your lessons on the electric or acoustic guitar you could-

Start your musical journey! Learn how to hold the guitar, the names of strings, and strum your first chords.

  • Learn to play your favorite song.
  • Increase your picking speed for fast solo lines.
  • Improvise over a 12-bar blues progression.
  • Write your own song armed with knowledge of chord progressions, keys, and other music theory.
  • Create a solo jazz guitar chord-melody arrangement.
  • Fingerpick a folk or country song.
  • Read written music (standard notation and tablature).
  • Reharmonize and rearrange covers of songs or original compositions.

From beginner to advanced, young to old, I can help you reach your goals!

Private Instruction

Contact Cory at coryallenjazz@gmail.com for rates, times, and other details for instruction at my residence or yours.

Other Locations

Anderson Music
(248) 680-0010
3790 Rochester Rd.
Troy, MI 48083

Rate- $25 per half hour
Times- Currently available on Tuesdays. Contact Cory at coryallenjazz@gmail.com to schedule a lesson
Length- 30 minute lessons

Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME)
(313) 223-1600
1265 Griswold St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Teaching a variety of college courses
Contact DIME for information on degree programs.

Michigan State University
Community Music School – Detroit

(313) 578-9716 – Phone
(313) 578-9701 – Fax
3408 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Cory is the guitar faculty for the Spartan Youth Jazz Program. Designed for middle and high school students, students will get jazz combo or big band with other students. Classes are held on Wednesday, and students have public performances at the end of each semester. Click above or call the Community Music School for information.

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Trumpet Lessons

Also offered in our Roseville residence are trumpet lessons-

My wife Perry Holmes is classically trained with a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Michigan State University. An active performer in the community with church chamber groups, she is also an experienced teacher having taught children to adults privately and has worked as a clinician for high school marching bands. Please email perryeholmes @ gmail.com for information on times and rates.