Hello, my name is John Baucum.

My goal is for students to have a fun time while they learn to play a musical instrument.
I strive to give the students a musical education in addition to helping them reach the goals they have set for themselves.
I have been teaching Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar for 30 years.
I am the author of 60 Seconds Can Change Your Life and the owner of Valley Music Institute. The lessons are for beginners to advanced players. Great for all ages!
I Specialize in fun, engaging lessons that challenge students to strive for excellence. I teach ALL styles: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Finger style, Solo Guitar, Bluegrass and more.
I teach practical theory, ear training, and technique exercises to help students reach their musical goals.
One method I use to instruct students has received great results. I first let students pick a song they like. I then teach them music theory, proper technique, improvising and ear training in conjunction with the song.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.