Acoustic / Electric Guitar Rock Band Camp & Classes
Tony Burton was just 5 years old when he started playing guitar. His father, also a musician, invited him onstage during a show and from then on, Tony often played with the band. By the time he reached high school, Tony had formed his own group, and they won the “Homegrown Hour” program on the Indianapolis radio station Q95.
Since then, Tony has played with many bands, both on the local and national level, including Roadmaster from 1990 to 1998 and alongside Larry Crane, musician/singer/songwriter and former John Mellencamp sideman. In addition, Tony’s guitar playing has appeared in the MGM movie, "Madison,” an Indiana Pacers theme song and a Hoosier Lottery commercial. He has co-authored two books by Hal Leonard Publishing, “Heavy Metal Guitar Tricks” and ”Thrash Guitar Method.”
For over 25 years, Tony has been teaching guitar to students of all ages. Please read some student quotes below:
“Tony uses familiar songs to teach important methods and techniques that are used in the songs. This makes the process much more enjoyable than simply learning the technique.”
“I was someone who was totally new to the guitar. Tony started out teaching me the fundamentals of the musical scale and notes, instead of simply teaching me how to read tabs. These were important building blocks that make me a better guitar player in the long run and give me a greater understanding of music.” BM
“Rather than just focusing on the guitar by itself, Tony’s lessons address the performance aspect as well, making them applicable and preparing me to be on stage some day. We’ll turn on a drumbeat and sing and play together. It’s a good time.” Holly
“Tony uses helpful analogies and stories to explain important concepts or points during the lesson, and his personality makes the lessons fun. I look forward to our lessons.” Jay