Why Should I Take Lessons?

Our private lesson program features some of the premier instructors in the greater Baltimore area. Our highly qualified teachers range from industry professionals with years of experience to college educated musicians with degrees in teaching. Our state of the art lesson rooms include great gear, including Blackstar ID:Core amps and a Korg portable piano.

We are committed to helping you learn your instrument, whether you are a beginner or intermediate player, and we are willing to teach students of all ages.



What Will I Learn and How? 

At Ryan Fowler’s Guitar Experience, we are able to teach students from beginner to intermediate to college prep! Whether you are looking to make music a career, or just pursuing a hobby, our lesson program can be tailored to your skill level, style, and structure. 



Going to College for Music?

Many of our instructors have attended music school and are able to prepare you for any college-level audition. We are able to help you learn the following and more:

• Sight Reading
• Scales and Arpeggios • Seventh Chords
• Voice Leading
• Chord Comping
• Chord Melody
• And much more! 


We have lesson spots available days, evenings, and weekends! When you sign up for lessons, you secure your weekly day, time, and instructor!



At Ryan Fowler’s Guitar Experience, we charge $30 dollars per half hour lesson or $60 per hour and we bill by the month. Billing by the month allows us to secure the same time, day, and instructor for the block of lessons that you buy. All new students will be required to enroll in our convenient auto billing program which means that you never have to worry about forgetting to pay the bill! There is no risk and you can cancel at any time. 

Cancelation Policy

We try to be as flexible as possible for our students and customers. As long as we are notified that you have to cancel a lesson 24 hours before your scheduled lesson, you will not pay for that lesson. If you do have to cancel a lesson, your instructor will help you schedule a make-up lesson to get you back on schedule!

Meet The Instructors

Dave Leoni- Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano

Bio coming soon!


Jimmy Charleson- Electric Bass

Bio coming soon. 


Shaun McMullen - Acoustic and Electric Guitar 

Shaun McMullen has over 30 years of experience playing music professionally as a guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and teacher. He has a bachelors degree in music from Towson State University with an emphasis in jazz and classical guitar, and can cover many different styles of music. Through those years of learning guitar and trying to understand this amazing thing called music, he has had the honor of studying with Bill Potts, Hank Levy, Paul Wingo, Herb Ellis and many more. His specialization is not limited to just teaching basic visualization techniques of the fret board, but can cover music theory, ear training, and sight reading but if you just want or need help learning a song, we’re good with that too! Shaun is available to teach guitarists of any age from beginner to advanced, so let’s have some fun :) Shaun is proficient on all genres of music including classical, acoustic and electric jazz, rock, folk and beyond. 


Christie McDonald - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Ukulele

Christie Macdonald has been playing guitar since she was 9 years old and is a graduate of Towson University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Guitar performance. She plays many different styles of music in a number of different groups around town, including folk, jazz, rock, classical, gypsy jazz and metal. She has been involved in many theater companies around the area, playing in a large number of pit orchestras over the years. She is excited to teach everyone how to play regardless of age, experience level, or musical preference at Ryan Fowler’s. Christie is a dynamic musician who reaches all styles within her playing. 


Maurice Davis - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Recording & Production

Maurice Davis began his musical journey by playing clarinet in the 6th grade band, before embracing the roll of drummer/percussionist. During those years, he fell in love with guitar and began playing bass in the school jazz band. Two years later, he started to study guitar at a local music store. After graduating high school, he attended Indiana University where he broadened his horizons and learned different styles and approaches to guitar. He has years of touring and session experience, playing on a variety of recordings ranging from jazz to pop. Teaching guitar is his way of giving back and he looks forward to continuing to share and nurture the next generation of players! Maurice is an experienced musician who can teach many different styles, as well as teach recording and production on a variety of different platforms! 

For more information and schedule availability, please fill out the form below and we will contact you to go over our current availability. You can also call us at 410-878-7084. 



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