Music Instruction

It is our mission to provide a learning experience that is both pleasurable and productive while helping you achieve goals both big and small. We are pleased to offer guitar (both electric and acoustic), bass guitar, drum set, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, piano, and vocal lessons to students of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities at our Edgewater, MD storefront.

We believe our teachers to be the finest, most skilled, musically diverse group available. Each one unique, yet equally skilled to guide students in nearly any genre of interest. At Bay Tunes Guitars, teachers are more like family as the majority of them have been with us for more than a decade.

At Bay Tunes Guitars, each lesson is tailored to the desires and needs of the student. There are no programs, books, or video lessons available today that can help you reach your goals faster that one-on-one instruction.  We encourage our teachers to draw on their vast experience to formulate a unique curriculum for each student.

Lesson rates for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, or Piano:
Single 30 minute lesson: $30.00
Weekly 30 minute lesson (billed monthly): $25.00

Other lesson rates:
45 minute Voice lesson: $35.00
30 minute lesson for two: $35.00
(Please see our student contract for complete details)

Please fill out and submit the following information and someone from our team will contact you with availability!


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    Ryan LucasTodd KreuzburgBrad KimesJ KreuzburgMichael Essex


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    • Ryan Lucas
      Ryan Lucas

      Ryan began his professional playing and teaching career after receiving a B.M. in Music Technology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He has been playing guitar for over 15 years and bass guitar/string bass for 10 years. While at Duquesne, he studied music composition intensively with Dr. Patrick Burke and David Stock and has had works premiered in concert. He has also written works for film.

      Instructor: Since 2012
      Specialty: Guitar
      Available: Monday through Thursday, & Saturdays

    • Todd Kreuzburg
      Todd Kreuzburg

      As the son of a notable guitar teacher, Todd has over 30 years of playing experience and over 20 years of teaching experience. Todd boasts expertise in many styles including rock, jazz, classical, and flamenco. He’s been performing in local and regional bands for decades. He also produces records for many local artists.

      Instructor: Since 2006
      Specialty: Fretted Instruments & Piano
      Available: Monday through Thursday

    • Brad Kimes
      Brad Kimes

      Over the last twenty-five years, Brad has worked and/or shared the stage with producer David Huff (Giant), mix engineer Steve Marcantonio (John Lennon), Gene Watson (Winter Brothers), Mark Fitzgerald (Charlie Daniels), Tommy Lepson, Mary Ann Redmond, K.C., and the Sunshine Band, Kool, and the Gang, ZZ Top, The Beach Boys, Kings X, Little Feat, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Dane, Rick Springfield, Shemekia Copeland, among others.

      Instructor: Since 2006
      Specialty: Drums
      Available: Monday and Wednesday

    • Mike Essex
      Mike Essex

      As one of the founders of the Bay Tunes teaching staff, Mike is one of the finest guitar teachers around. Mike has played in various professional bands performing everything from jazz to rock. He specializes in jazz, blues, and rock, but can teach nearly any style of guitar.

      Instructor: Since 2001
      Specialty: Guitar
      Available: Thursdays

    • J Lynn Kreuzburg
      J Lynn Kreuzburg

      We couldn’t be happier to have J back at Bay Tunes for voice instruction. Her students simply adore her dedication to teaching the wonderful art of voice.

      Instructor: Since 2010
      Specialty: Voice, Piano, Guitar
      Available: Friday, Saturday, & Monday

    • Wesley ‘Panama’ Watkins Jr.
      Wesley ‘Panama’ Watkins Jr.

      Wesley “Panama” Watkins Jr. has been playing and teaching drums for the last 46 years as a band leader, recording artist, youth leader, and more! He has played in several Drum-Off Competitions achieving store Finals against some of the best. “Panama” has studied with some of the finest drum instructors including Dr. Phil Butts, Steve Fidyk, Frank Williams, Marty Knepp, Myles, Ty Davis, and of course Brad Kimes. “Panama”s son, Wes Watkins, is the Drummer for The Fabulous Thunder.

      Instructor: Since 2015
      Specialty: Drums
      Available: Tuesday

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