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, and vocal lessons to students of all backgrounds and abilities at our Annapolis, MD area studios.
We offer lessons in two different scheduling formats. An important aspect of education is consistency, thus, our recommended scheduling format gives the student one half hour of private instruction per week, on the same day, at the same time, with the same instructor. We schedule and bill for lessons in this manner one calendar month at a time. You may start lessons whenever you like, and your time spot will be guaranteed from month to month indefinitely. In this format only, you are eligible for a $2 per lesson discount if you elect for automatic payments (your credit card is automatically billed on your first lesson, each month).
Since we realize it can be difficult to set aside the same time each week, we now offer an a la carte lesson format. In this circumstance, we can only schedule one lesson at a time. Simply call when you have time, and we’ll work you onto the schedule as our teachers are available.
Regardless of instrument choice, lesson fees are the same:
Weekly lesson slot paid for monthly: $25.00/lesson
Ala Carte single lessons: $30.00/lesson
Tandem lessons: $35.00/lesson
(Please see our student contract for complete details)
To sign-up for lessons, please download our sign-up form by clicking here. Print out the form, fill it in completely and bring it to the store.
Meet the Instructors
Instructor since 2012
Available: Monday through Friday
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 2006
Specialty: Fretted Instruments
Available: Monday through Thursday
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
Available: Mondays and Wednesdays
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.
Rock Band School Director since 2013
Frank Grocholski is a freelance guitarist, session musician, producer, songwriter, arranger and teacher. Aside from guitar, Frank also plays mandolin, banjo, bass, keyboard and sings. Frank has been hired for live/studio work with several artists and bands including Courtlynn Carr, David Andrew Smith, Ruut, Whitehouse Effect, Wes Mcdonough as well as national artists, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Junior Doctor and members of SR-71. Aside from constant touring and gigging, Frank has done demo videos for Premier Guitar magazine and teaches privately and at the School Of Rock. You can now catch him playing with several regional bands including The Richie Fields band and Spilled Milk.
Instructor since 2001
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.
J Lynn Kreuzburg
Instructor since 2010
About: 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.
Wesley 'Panama' Watkins Jr.
Instructor since 2015
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.