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Me and new friend/co-guitarist Bill Neale

Meeting Guitarist Bill Neale

As a guitar teacher near Nashville, you get to meet lots of professionals in the music industry. So I set up a meeting at Crema, one of my new favorite coffee houses in Nashville.

I just happened to meet Bill Neale, a mo-town guitarist, who played for numerous bands, but most notably, The Temptations.

Bill gave me some of his history about playing guitar and how he got his start. He was really into mo-town music and hung around enough to get the chance to play with The Temptations, thus landing him a gig, and a lot of future opportunities. As a result of playing with The Temptations, he also had some experience with Jackson 5. I found it interesting that Bill was only 17 when he first started playing professionally.

Imagine taking lessons at 13-14 years old, and then getting a gig with Adele at 18. HOW RIDICULOUS WOULD THAT BE?! Thats how famous and hard working The Temptaions were in their day.

Bill and I hit it off really well and and I told him a lot about my lesson business in Smyrna TN, and how I use skype to teach people all over the world.  He got to meet Mojo, my lovely Takamine Guitar. We’ll be getting together soon at Lance Allen Studio for a jam, and I’ll give him some advice on teaching beginning students and getting people really interested in the guitar.

Bill is also an official Benedetto Guitar Endorser and Product Promoter.

Here is the link to his site.


Bill Neale Guitar Lessons with Lance Allen NAshville, TN

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Meeting Your Guitar Sage, Erich Andreas! Fun times in Nashville, TN

So I met with a fellow guitar teacher today, Erich Andreas.

He’s kind of a big deal on youtube and well known for teaching song lessons. He has over 85,000 subscribers and continues to grow.

He’s widely known as YourGuitarSage. We have a lot in common and I figured meeting him would be good.

We talked about our careers and what not, and a lot about the youtube business.

It was a good meeting and we hit it off really well.

He gave me some great ideas that I’ll be doing soon that will be fingerstyle oriented, considering that’s what I’m good at.

So be on the look out and check out my new friends website and Youtube stuff. I’m sure you’re seen him on the web already if you’ve tried to learn a song on the guitar.

“Your Guitar Sage”




Two new friends, aahh, how cute lol!

Hanging at Lance Allen Studio

Hey Guys! Just got in from doing stuff, now I have a handful of students! I love teaching! Today I have a ukulele student that is really really good and the her brother is doing great as well. He’s a lefty and is playing some really cool stuff, by the Newsboys, and then we’ve been working on Eye of the Tiger.

Then another student and another student and another student and another student.