Study Strings


  • Instruments: Guitar – all styles, Ukulele, Lute, Banjo, Dulcimer 
  • All Styles: classical, jazz, pop, rock, folk (fingerstyle), blues.
  • Class format: individual private lessons; group classes; workshops.
guitarist Gordon Kreplin

From Gordon Kreplin, Academy Co-Director: Thank you for visiting our strings instruction page.  We look forward to learning about music together with you! Our faculty offer lessons in guitar, lute, ukulele, dulcimer and banjo at our beautiful Outer Banks location in Kill Devil Hills. All ages and levels of serious music student are welcome.  In our studio, here is what you will learn:


are introduced to basic skills applicable to further development in classical, jazz, folk, rock, blues and pop styles. These essential skills include how to tune and hold the guitar, strumming, basic finger styles and reading music. For students 7 years old and above. Younger beginners (under 7) may be accepted after initial assessment of readiness.


level students further their instruction, in note and folk tablature reading, strumming, finger picking styles, chord building and chord progressions. As well, we study basic music theory for the guitar.


level students receive comprehensive instruction and repertoire is expanded with more advanced study of music theory. For those interested in pursuing music studies at the university level, college preparation is undertaken. Also,  jazz progressions, improvisation, arranging, singing while playing, and much more, are covered.

Click to learn more about Gordon, Fleck, and Lenn. Call the studio at 252-207-3868.