Archie's Guitars Richardson TX, SW Corner of Beltiline and 75 Across from the Alamo Drafthouse. 100 S Central Expy #46 Richardson TX, 75080
Archies has professional experienced instructors on various instruments and styles including guitar, bass, keyboards, banjo, ukelele, mandolin and more! We have two fully setup private lesson rooms with a one-way mirror window so parents can check in if desired.
Flat monthly rates are $125 a month for one set 30 minute lesson per week.
Check us out at www.archiesguitars.com and on Facebook.
Meet our instructors: Mike Clowes: Guitar/Bass/Ukelele
A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Mike began playing guitar at the age of 15 and professionally by age 17. While in high school he attended the National Guitar Workshop and then moved to Denton, TX in 2005 to study music at The University of North Texas. While in school, he had the opportunity to play in many groups such as the Super 400 Guitar Ensemble and study with Paul LeBlanc, Tom Johnson and Tim Goynes. Mike moved to Dallas in 2011 and has since recorded and/or performed with artists such as Erykah Badu, Robert "Sput" Searight (Snarky Puppy, Snoop Dog), Tedashii, Chante Cann and many others. As an educator, Mike has worked with students of all ages and experience levels on many styles including jazz, rock, pop, country, classical and R&B. Mike's primary goal as a teacher is to focus intently on specific aspects of each student's musicianship- technique, harmonic concepts, ear training, theory, etc. while making each lesson fun for the student. Perry Brooks Nichols: Guitar/Bass/Ukelele
Perry Brooks Nichols (b.1981) is the fifth generation of a family of Dallasite artists. He grew up in an creative household with a solitary dusty nylon string guitar sitting in the corner under the stairs, and he felt inspired to pick up that guitar at the age of 10 to figure out the alternative rock riffs of his day. His serious studies began when he learned to accompany his Middle School's music ensemble by strumming chords.
During his youth, he absorbed the sounds of the Spanish guitar from his parent's listening collection of Ottmar Liebert, Gypsy Kings and Sabicas, so he naturally developed a fascination with teaching himself the techniques of the classical guitar and music theory. A short while later, he was accepted to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a music cluster student and found himself immersed in a cultural wonderland of talented and inspiring fellow alumni such as Norah Jones and Erykah Badu. While attending BTWHSPVA, he performed solo recitals, participated in various ensembles, and formed his first rock band .
He received a full scholarship to attend SMU's Classical Guitar Performance program under the direction of Robert Guthrie, a student of the Romeros and Andres Segovia. Perry completed his BFA at SMU in 2005. This course of study led him to his passion for teaching and guiding beginning to advanced students into the knowledge of the guitar's diverse musical languages with an emphasis on proper posture, natural relaxed technique, and the fun of finding one's own expressive artistic voice.
As a musical artist, Perry has collaborated on many recording projects including soundtracks, session work, and even releasing solo works under the alias Crowyote. He performs at local events and festivals such as ArtFest, and performs as a member of various local Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Electronic bands. His students have competed and placed in UIL competitions, and have been accepted to prestigious institutions such as the Berklee School of Music's Master degree program in Spain.
His teaching specialties include: Youth Education, Sight Reading, Music Theory, Solfeggio, Classical/Flamenco Guitar Technique, Fingerpicking and Right Hand Technique, the Carlevaro School, Rock/Jazz/Blues styles, Chord Melody, Interpretation, Lead & Rhythm Electric Guitar, Improvisation, Composition, Ambient Guitar, Synthesis, Contemporary guitar Technology, Recording, Editing, Mixing, Mastering, and Effects.