Want to learn guitar and enjoy playing?

Learn how to read music

Learn how to read tablature or notes to play a variety of songs.

Learn rhythm

Learn different strumming patterns and how to play rhythm on guitar


After basic chord structure is learned and played proficiently, learn to play popular songs on guitar in various genres. You will learn how to read a chord chart

About Me


electric and acoustic

HELLO! My name is Jess Jannenga, and I am accepting beginner and intermediate guitar students in Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius. We work in a comfortable atmosphere in a one-on-one setting. I have a B.A. Degree in Music Performance from Duquesne University- School of Music. I also have a master's degree in Elementary Education from California U of PA. I have taught guitar in the past at Lawrence Music in Pittsburgh, as well as Masterworks School of the Arts in Davidson, NC. In 2003- I was the Elementary Music teacher at Woodlawn School in Davidson, NC. My studio is in Huntersville, NC . I live with my hubby and two fur babies-shih tzus-Gibson and Truffles. If you want to learn to rock, or just love the guitar, give me a call!


Never to old to learn

Never to old to learn

Irene R.

As an 80 year old, I made the decision to learn something new. I chose playing guitar. After my first lesson er erwith Jessica at Lessons by the Lake, I felt confident that I made the correct choice. Jessica was patient with me and her knowledge of the guitar and her guitar playing made me want to learn more.

Learning and Having Fun

Learning and Having Fun

Eric H.

I wanted to learn guitar and just play for enjoyment. As an older student, I was able to learn chords, within learning songs, so I enjoyed the lessons. Jessica is very professional, while making it fun.

Enjoying Lessons

Enjoying Lessons

Sue M.

Jessica Jannenga is an expert in guitar. Her patience, passion and expertise help students to achieve their goals. I started with Jessica about a year ago and I am amazed at how much I've learned. I'm an adult student who has wanted to learn guitar for awhile. I turned 50 this year and I said I need to learn something new!! Guitar was at the top of my list! Jessica and I have had fun, I've made great progress and I encourage you to learn guitar with Jessica!!

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Jessica Jannenga