Hello, my name is Bret Nellor. I am the owner and operator of BN Guitar Lessons. I have been playing guitar for 30 years. I've been performing publicly for about 27 years around the region with various groups. Guitar has brought me much enjoyment through the years.

Like many, I started out trying to learn to play guitar on my own with little success. It wasn't until I finally began lessons that things started to click.

Of course, things were a little different when I started. There was no internet. Guitar chord charts and tablature to my favorite songs weren't just a Google search away. Videos on YouTube showing you how to play riffs and solos hadn't been dreamed of.

With all the information at our disposal now, it should be easy to learn to play guitar right? Unfortunately, no. There's a key element missing that still can leave a beginning guitar player frustrated. That missing piece is a dedicated teacher.

A teacher is able to guide you step by step through the learning process. Correcting poor technique before it becomes a larger problem and motivating you to reach your goals. This is true now, same as it was when I was beginning.

It is my mission to help you learn the guitar in a fun and supportive environment. Learning an instrument is a journey that requires your effort but I am committed to helping you on the way.

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I highly recommend taking lessons from Bret. He will start you out by building a firm base to build upon while keeping it extremely interesting and fun along the whole journey. I will note as well I started from scratch as a 42 year old and am extremely pleased with the progress I have made.

Ken H.


Best guitar teacher my kids have had. Very nice and really keeps the kids engaged

Christian L.


We can't say enough about Bret. His obvious love for sharing his talent is apparent in his guitar lessons. Our son has been taking lessons for about a year. It is heartwarming to see his pride and excitement in his new love for guitar and music in general. Even during these crazy pandemic times, Bret was as committed his students in online sessions as he was in person. We are grateful.

Lori H.

Brett has been so important in how far I have come with guitar over the past year. I would have never have accomplished so much and it’s great to have someone to help keep me accountable. He takes my specific goals and creates a customized plan. I get great enjoyment out of what I have learned so far and look forward to where I will be in another year.

Juliane B.


Bret is an extremely good instructor. I'm an adult with an extremely busy schedule and he goes at my pace. I've had two previous instructors where I only lasted a couple months. But he's knowledgeable, encouraging, and very easy to work with!

Cory J.


My son has been taking guitar lessons with Bret. He was so nervous starting something new and Bret knew exactly how to make him feel comfortable and confident with his guitar. Bret has such knowledge, patience, and consideration in the way he teaches. My son has learned so much at every lesson and has always been excited for the next lesson. Bret is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn the guitar.

Mandy M.


Jackie L.


Super chill guy, very knowledgable, customizes lessons based on individual goals of the student. I'd highly recommend!

Carrie H.


Bret is a great guitar instructor. He makes my grandson feel very comfortable.

Norma G.


Bret is awesome. Both my kids(14 and 10) are currently taking guitar lessons. They are happy to go(piano at a standard "studio" was a real struggle). They go in proud to show him what they've practiced and come out proud to show me what they've learned. Bret is a wonderful teacher and a good dude. Good guy, happy kids, excellent value, a deeper love of music for us all... I simply could not be more satisfied with this experience.

Dan C.