Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Dobro, Dulcimer, Mandolin, Violin, Piano, Ukulele in Williamsburg, VA

Authentic Guitars offers the finest quality instruction on guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, ukulele, piano, and bass in a one-on-one setting with teachers who will tailor your lesson plan to your specific learning needs at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Please call (757) 220-9911 today to reserve your spot or make arrangements to meet some of our teaching staff.

Frequently Asked Questions about our lessons

Our teaching staff:

Lindsay Arndt: guitar. A highly skilled classical guitarist with a master’s degree in music, Lindsay has over 30 years experience as a teacher and performer.

Gail Auberg: violin. An accomplished violinist and teacher, Gail is degreed in education and certified in teaching the Suzuki method.

Nathan Belch: guitar and ukulele. Degreed in music and classically trained, Nathan specializes in rock and blues. He has almost 20 years teaching experience. Visit his website at NateBelchGuitar.com.

Joe Bianco: guitar. Berklee College of Music alumnus and classically trained. Published music instruction guides. Performance credentials include rock and big band guitar at Busch Gardens. Visit Joe’s Guitar Tutors site at chordalogy.com/guitar-tutors.

Ron Fetner: guitar. Recording artist and long-time performer in the Hampton Roads area, Ron specializes in fingerpicking acoustic styles, blues, and traditional rock. Visit his website at RonFetner.com or phone (757) 810-0599.

Jessica Hamilton: fiddle. Degreed in music, VA state fiddle champ, and winner of many other music awards, Jessica is an experienced teacher/performer, specializing in traditional and bluegrass styles.

Shane Hatchell: guitar. Attended Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. Shane has been a pro performer and music instructor for over 15 years and plays fluently in all styles. As an instructor, he focuses on fundamentals.

Kim Hosman: guitar and dulcimer. A classically trained and experienced teacher/performer, Kim specializes in classical and fingerpicking styles. She also teaches for the Christopher Wren program at William & Mary.

Todd Hosman: banjo, piano, and dobro. Degreed in music composition, Todd is a versatile musician who plays in many genres, specializing in bluegrass, old-timey, country, jazz, and keyboard improvisation.

Tony Mata: guitar. Tony is a virtuoso on jazz guitar but teaches many styles. He performs locally and beyond. He has a master’s degree in education and teaches in the Newport News school system.

Jordan Ponzi: bass and guitar. Jordan has worked as a teacher, performer, and arranger for almost 20 years. Jordan is an adjunct professor of jazz bass at William & Mary.