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 store front.

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!


Ryan LucasTodd KreuzburgBrad KimesJ KreuzburgMichael Essex

GuitarBass GuitarDrumsVoiceUkuleleMandolinBanjoPiano

  • 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