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Guitar Lessons in Franklin Tennessee By Guitar Teacher Marty Keith

Screenshot of Marty Keith playing on ABC's Nashville
Franklin full-time guitar teacher (and homeschool dad!), Marty Keith is accepting new students.
Besides guitar, Marty also offers lessons on bass guitar, ukulele, stage performance, songwriting, and artist development. Adult students are welcome, too! Rental guitars are available for a small fee.

Marty offers first lesson free for homeschoolers. Lessons are 30-minutes, once a week and cost $130 per month (no extra charge for a 5-week month.) Hour lessons are available for advanced students.

Marty is conveniently located just half a mile off I-65 (Exit 65, Hwy. 96) in Franklin. Email: johnmartinkeith@hotmail [dot] com or call: 615-415-1942

If you would like more information about Marty's teaching, references from fellow homeschooling families, or more information about his faith and ministry, please check out the sidebar here on Marty’s blog.

How Music Lessons Lighten Homeschool Planning

It's back-to-school planning time and for homeschool families, lesson planning can often take longer than teaching. As a homeschool parent, I get it. I'm a professional guitar teacher, but in our homeschool I am the Science and Bible teacher. I know what it's like to spend 20 minutes prepping something for science class and it only gets a 20 second spotlight in the actual lesson. Combine all the subjects and that's a lot of prep time to meet the 4 hours per day of school children's needs.

That's one of the bonus benefits of music lessons for homeschoolers. Let's say your child takes guitar lessons from me as part of their education. It's a 30-minute lesson, but to truly learn an instrument, students need to practice at least 30-minutes everyday. That takes care of 2 1/2 hours of school time every week!

I am currently scheduling students for the new school year and have a few openings available (ages 6 and up). Lessons are 30-minutes, once a week and cost $130 per month (no extra charge for a 5-week month.) Hour lessons are available for advanced students. Besides guitar, I also offer lessons on bass guitar, ukulele, stage performance, songwriting, and artist development. Adult students are welcome, too!

I'm located just half a mile off I-65 (Exit 65, Hwy. 96) in Franklin. If you'd like to add guitar lessons to your homeschool plan this year, call me, Marty Keith, at 615 415 1942 or email johnmartinkeith at hotmail dot com

Read the rest of this post here at its original location on HomeschoolingWC. com

Homeschooling in WIlliamson County - Free Guitar Lesson Special

In support of the new Homeschooling in Williamson County website, Edenbrooke Music is proud to offer new guitar students one free lesson with their first paid month of lessons.

For more information call guitar teacher Marty Keith at 615 415 1942 or email him at johnmartinkeith at hotmail dot com.

2014 Edenbrooke Music Christmas Recital

Last Saturday, Edenbrooke Music's 5th Annual Christmas Guitar Recital was a hit with 14 of our students performing Christmas songs. Guitar teacher Marty Keith thanks his students (and their parents!) for all the hard work and hours of dedicated practice that went into this recital.

Marty says: "As another year closes, I'm so grateful for all of my students. I sincerely enjoy teaching you all!"

If you are interested in guitar (or bass guitar or ukulele) lessons, call Marty Keith at 615 415 1942 or email him at johnmartinkeith at hotmail dot com.

Guitar Lessons Franklin Tennessee

Learn to play the guitar!

Professional guitar teacher Marty Keith is now accepting new students.

Guitar lessons are 30-minutes, once a week and cost $130 per month (no extra charge for a 5-week month.) Hour lessons are available for advanced students and students who are also learning stage performance.

Marty is accepting new students ages 6 and up, any skill level. See this blog's side bar for references.

Call him at (615) 415-1942 or e-mail: johnmartinkeith[at]hotmail.com for more information.



Christmas Guitar Recital Information


 Edenbrooke Music Presents

2014 Christmas Guitar Recital

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Barn @ Fellowship Bible Church

1210 Franklin Road, Brentwood, Tennessee

Edenbrooke guitar students will perform a Christmas song of their choice. Family and friends are encouraged to attend and take pictures and videos. Come and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas music performed by our outstanding guitar students!

For more information, contact guitar teacher Marty Keith at (615) 415-1942.

*** Students must arrive with their guitar and sheet music by 1:30PM please! ***



Spring Guitar Recital This Saturday

This Saturday Edenbrooke Guitar Students will perform a song of their choice in our annual Spring Recital. Family and friends are encouraged to attend and take pictures and videos. Come and enjoy an afternoon of music performed by our outstanding guitar students!

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00PM
The Coffee House at Second and Bridge
144 2nd Avenue North, Franklin, Tennessee

For more information, contact guitar teacher
Marty Keith at (615) 415-1942.

John Martin Keith Performs in Benefit Concert


Last night Edenbrooke Music’s own John Martin Keith performed in the Ribble Adoption Benefit Concert here in Nashville. JMK had the honor of sharing the stage with Tyler Huston, Neal Hager, Jaimee Paul, Denver Bierman (Denver & The Mile High Orchestra), Melissa Greene (formerly of Avalon), and Jaci Velasquez.

The purpose of this concert was to help raise funds for the Ribble Family who are adopting little “V” from Ukraine this May. The event helped a lot, however, they still have need. If you are interested in donating go to: Advantage Concerts where you can donate by paypal.


Fellowship Bible Church Nashville 6th Grade Retreat

Marty and Keely had the honor of playing in the worship band at Fellowship Bible Church Nashville's 6th Grade Retreat on March 29 & 30. What a cool bunch of 6th graders! We had a blast worshiping with Philip Morlan, Eric Dunlop and these awesome kids.


John Martin Keith Performing in Adoption Benefit Concert

On Friday, April 25, 2014, Marty (John Martin Keith) will be an opener for Jaci Valesquez during a concert at GracePointe Church in Franklin. This free concert is benefiting a local family who are adopting a child from Ukraine. Seating is limited. Tickets must be reserved online: Advantage Concerts

John Martin Keith Summer 2014 Filling Up Fast

The 2014 Summer schedule is filling up fast for John Martin Keith. He will be leading worship at several Christian camps in addition to concert performances. Is Marty coming to your area? Check the updated Tour Schedule to find out. Interested in having Marty lead worship for your camp or church? Contact him at: johnmartinkeith [at] hotmail.com

Nashville Number System - As Easy As 1 4 5

Guitar teacher Marty Keith explains why, in addition to standard charting methods, he teaches his students the Nashville Number System:

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"The Nashville Number System allows a player to transpose a song into any key without having to rewrite a whole new chart. It's an important charting method to learn because if you are in the recording studio or on a worship team playing a song and the singer needs the song in a higher or lower key for their voice, you have to be able to quickly transpose the entire song. Nashville Numbers allows you to look at the same chart and simply move the chord progression to any key."

Marty Keith is a requested worship leader for various churches, camp and conferences across America. He also teaches guitar lessons from his studio in Franklin, TN. Check out his YouTube channel for a video lessons.


Guitar Recitals

Franklin, Tennessee guitar teacher, Marty Keith, hosts two annual recitals for his music students: a Christmas Recital and a Spring Recital held each year in May.

All the students who performed in the 2013 Christmas Recital did an excellent job. Thanks to all who performed and the parents, friends and relatives who showed such enthusiastic support!

Here are a few pictures from my phone. If any students/parents have a pic of their favorite performer, please send it to Marty or I and we will be happy to add it here.



Franklin Guitar Teacher Currently Accepting New Students

Marty Keith is a guitar teacher with 18 years teaching experience. He is available for private lessons in person or via Skype/FaceTime. Marty is currently accepting new students ages 6 and up, any skill level. See his profile for personal information or blog for references, or click here to hear his music.

Call today to schedule a lesson 615.415.1942.

E-mail: johnmartinkeith[at]hotmail.com

Homeschooler's special: first lesson free!

Guitar Lessons Franklin Tennessee

Marty Keith is a guitar teacher with 18 years teaching experience. He is available for private lessons in person or via Skype/FaceTime. Marty is currently accepting new students ages 6 and up, any skill level. See his profile for personal information or blog for references, or click here to hear his music.

Call today to schedule a lesson 615.415.1942.

E-mail: johnmartinkeith[at]hotmail.com

Homeschooler's special: first lesson free!

2013 Spring Guitar Recital

On Saturday, May 11, 2013 Edenbrooke Music held it's annual Spring Guitar Recital at the YMCA in Brentwood. We had nearly 30 students who each preformed a song of their choice with guitar teacher, Marty Keith.

Marty is a full-time guitar teacher in Franklin, Tennessee. He also teaches performance skills and songwriting to many of his guitar students. This year we enjoyed hearing the original songs written by students. Marty is very proud of all of his guitar students!

Marty says: Thank you to all the students who worked so hard and preformed so well. Thank you to the parents of the younger students for supporting them in their love of music.




Marty Keith To Perform At Heath High School

John Martin Keith will be one of four Heath High School alumni performing at a fundraiser in the school auditorium at 7:00pm Friday, March 15, 2013. Several current Heath High School students will also be performing in an American Idol-style competition. Marty and the other three alumni performers will be the judges for the student competition.

If you're in the Paducah, Kentucky area we invite you to come Friday night and enjoy this free concert event! 

Guitar Teacher Franklin Tennessee

Marty Keith is a guitar teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. He is available for private lessons in your home or office, or via webcam. Marty is currently accepting new students ages 6 and up, any skill level. See his profile for personal information or blog for references, or click here to hear his music.

Call today to schedule a lesson 615.415.1942.

E-mail: johnmartinkeith[at]hotmail.com

Current homeschooling special is first lesson free!

2012 Christmas Recital

Edenbrooke Music is pleased to announce our annual Christmas Recital will be at 2:00PM Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Trinity Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

The recital features our guitar students each performing a Christmas song of their choice. Family and friends are encouraged to attend, take pictures and videos.

We are very excited to hold the recital in the beautiful sanctuary at Trinity Baptist Church this year.

Click here for more information on Trinity Baptist Church.

Studio Camp 2012

This summer Edenbrooke Music held Studio Camp : Twenty Twelve for many of our guitar students. In Edenbrooke Music's Studio Camp our students learn how to record guitar in the professional - and newly renovated studio - at Advantage Music Productions in Nashville. With the new addition of Studio Camp II several students who have previously completed Studio Camp were given the opportunity to learn how to record other instruments or vocals and learn more about record production and recording with other studio musicians.

If you are interested in participating in Studio Camp next year, or to learn more about pre-paying for Studio Camp, contact Marty Keith at: 615-415-1942.

Here are a few snapshots from the studio this summer:










Edenbrooke Music Organizing Benefit Concerts for Freedom's Promise

For the past few weeks Marty & I have been working hard to put together a benefit concert here in Nashville to raise funds for Freedom's Promise. The concert will feature artists that Edenbrooke Music represents. Each artist is donating their time and talent for the concert, which is such a huge blessing in itself!


If you have never heard of Freedom's Promise they are a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of human trafficking both within our community and around the world. I highly suggest you check out their website www.freedomspromise.org and subscribe to their blog to find out more about what is really going on with millions of women and young girls, not just around the world but also in our communities.


As the idea of this benefit concert evolved, we realized two things:
1.) We need sponsors to cover the financial costs of putting on such a huge event so that every penny of ticket sales can go to Freedom's Promise. (If you would like to volunteer to help us find sponsors please let me know! Its' a great resume builder and also great on college apps.)

2.) Word has gotten out in other cities and we've been asked to put together benefit concerts that would support both Freedom's Promise and that city's local human trafficking organization. There are about ten possible events at this point! This is wonderful and Marty is especially overwhelmed with excitement! However, this does mean the events will cost more because we obviously have to pay the artists and their would be travel costs involved, so we need a team of volunteers in each event city to help raise support.

This cause is huge to Marty & I both and many others in our circle. Get informed. Pray about it. See if there is some way you can help!

Marty Keith Leads Worship in Midwest

Marty just returned from a week of leading worship at his favorite youth camp - Mission Lake Christian Camp in Horton, Kansas. He was also honored to lead worship for services at Rosendale Christian Church in Rosendale, Missouri and at Wyandotte County Christian Church in Kansas City, Kansas.

We would like to thank MLCC and these churches for allowing Marty to serve with them another year. This year Marty introduced his friend Zeb Barron of  Freedom's Promise and worked with the camp to raise funds for the mission of Freedom's Promise.


Edenbrooke Music Spring Recital - Success!

Saturday Edenbrooke Music hosted our annual Spring Recital. This is a casual recital where 25-30 of our guitar students are individually featured. Edenbrooke Music's student base is expanding and this recital also featured drums, bass guitar and vocals by Edenbrooke students.

Edenbrooke Music owner and guitar teacher, Marty Keith, introduced Nashville-area drum teacher Chad Coombs, and our "special music" was by Zeb Barron. Zeb is a guitar teacher in the Rutherford County area.

Edenbrooke Music would like to thank all of the students who participated in the recital, the parents, the Brentwood YMCA, Jason Salzer and Suzy Constantine.

Here are a few photos from the recital:




See the "Guitar Student Recital Videos" tab at the top of this blog to see videos!

Edenbrooke Music Spring Recital

Edenbrooke Music will host our annual Spring Recital Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 3:00PM in the gymnasium at the Brentwood YMCA.

If you are interested in music lessons - guitar, bass guitar, drums or vocals - the recital will be the perfect place to see what Edenbrooke Music is all about.

Feel free to call Edenbrooke Music owner Marty Keith for more information 615.415.1942

Sound Engineer For Special Events

Marty Keith uses his years of sound engineering experience and the state-of-the-art BOSE Tower sound system to provide professional sound at special events such as banquets, weddings, recitals, corporate events and concerts.

If you're looking to rent a sound system that comes with an expert sound technician, contact Marty Keith at (615) 415-1942.

Marty Keith providing sound at an event featuring recording artist Brandon Heath.


For more information visit the Special Event Services page on our Edenbrooke Music website by clicking here.

Upcoming John Martin Keith Concert

John Martin Keith 
Live in Concert!

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Countryside Christian Church
23153 St Hwy H, Kirksville, Missouri
The show is free and starts at 6PM.




Marty Leading Worship at Shanan Co-op

Marty Keith will be leading worship at Shanon this Thursday. Shanon Community is a homeschool co-op in Franklin, Tennessee.

Marty loves leading worship, and homeschoolers are dear to his heart since we homeschool, too. Many of Marty's guitar students are homeschoolers and participate in tutorials and co-ops around the county.

We look forward to seeing you all Thursday!

Marty's Guitar Teacher - Herb Chapman





Marty began taking guitar lessons at age 4 from Herb Chapman in Paducah, Kentucky. Herb is owner of Chapman Music. He has been teaching guitar for over 40 years and currently has more than 200 students come through his store every month. Herb's style of teaching is simple and effective: teach the student how play a song during the first lesson. Just two chords will get you started. This technique is what Marty uses to teach his students. Herb is the father of Grammy and Dove award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman. If you want to learn more about Herb Chapman, you can visit his website: Chapman Music.

Mr. Chapman just opened his store Chapman Music in a new location in Paducah, Kentucky. The above picture of Herb Chapman and Marty Keith was taken over the weekend at the new store.

Alvarez Regent Series Folk Guitar


The Alvarez Regent Series Folk Guitar is perfect for young, beginner students. Marty recommends this model to many of his students because it is a smaller scale guitar with a slim neck and bright sound. We currently have several Alvarez RF12 guitars in stock for the low price of $249.00, including a hard-shell wood case. Call Marty for more details (615) 415-1942.

Franklin Tennessee Guitar Teacher Available

Marty Keith is a guitar teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. He is available for private lessons in your home or office, or via webcam. Marty is currently accepting new students ages 6 and up, any skill level. See his profile for personal information or blog for references, or click here to hear his music.

Call today to schedule a lesson 615.415.1942.

E-mail: johnmartinkeith[at]hotmail.com

Current homeschooling special is first lesson free!

Christmas Guitar Recital



Edenbrooke Music Student Guitar Recital
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5:00PM
At the Youth Center of the Brentwood YMCA (8207 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027)

Edenbrooke Guitar Students will perform a Christmas song of their choice. Family and friends are encouraged to attend, take pictures and videos. 

Come and enjoy an evening of Christmas music performed by our outstanding guitar students!

For more information, contact guitar teacher Marty Keith at (615) 415-1942.

Wedding Song - Because I Do

Listen to this great love song written and recorded by Marty (available for purchase at CD Baby) :

Guitar Lessons Williamson County Tennessee Area

Marty Keith is a guitar teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. He is available for private lessons in your home or office, or via webcam. Marty is currently accepting new students ages 6 and up, any skill level. See his profile for personal information or blog for references, or click here to hear his music.

Call today to schedule a lesson 615.415.1942.

E-mail: johnmartinkeith[at]hotmail.com

Current homeschooling special is first lesson free!

Guitar Lesson Video



Edenbrooke Studio Camp 2011 Huge Success

Edenbrooke's Studio Camp 2011 was a huge success. Marty enjoyed teaching some of his guitar students how to record guitar in studio. Thanks to Jared Ribble at Advantage Music Productions for the excellent engineering instruction!










Guitar Lessons for Homeschool Students in Franklin

Marty Keith is a guitar teacher with 15 years teaching experience. He is available for private lessons in your home or office, or via webcam. Marty is currently accepting new students ages 6 and up, any skill level. See his profile for personal information or blog for references, or click here to hear his music.

Call today to schedule a lesson 615.415.1942.

E-mail: johnmartinkeith[at]hotmail.com

Current homeschooling special is first lesson free!

We Are Authorized Alvarez Dealers

Congratulations Marty and Edenbrooke Music on becoming official dealers of Alvarez guitars!

Alvarez Guitars:
"For more than 40 years, Alvarez has displayed an unwavering commitment to acoustic guitar quality, playability and aesthetics. Our collection of premium musical instruments and the skilled professionals who play them are a testament to this ideal. The Alvarez line is all-inclusive, from the Regent Series entry-level guitars, all the way up to the Masterworks Series of professional guitars which offer superb tone via solid backs, tops and sides. Regardless of the player, their ability or their budget, Alvarez has a quality instrument that has been custom-designed for that purpose."

Maurice Carter, We Will Miss You

Sunday afternoon, as Marty was preparing to lead worship for a week at Mission Lake Camp he received the news that his dear friend and co-writing partner, Maurice Carter has gone to Heaven.

Maurice was a creative, fun, sweet, funny, talented man. He had a heart for the Lord and lived a life of service to Christ. Marty was blessed to call Maurice friend for over a decade. They wrote several songs together, including You Are Redeemed a worship song they performed at our Edenbrooke Music guitar recitals last month.

If you are a friend of Maurice, the service for him will be Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 4:00PM at Christ Church in Nashville.

We miss you, Maurice!

John Martin Keith to Lead Worship on Midwest Tour

John Martin Keith ("Mr. Marty" to his students) will be out for ten days in June. There will be no guitar lessons June 3-12, 2011.

Marty will lead worship at Rosendale Christian Church in Rosendale, Missouri on Sunday, June 5 at 10:00am. Then, he will be the worship leader at Mission Lake Christian Camp in Horton, Kansas from June 5-10. And, finally he will lead worship at Wyandotte County Christian Church in Kansas City, Kansas on Sunday June 12 at 9:00am.

If you are in the Kansas City area, Marty would love to see you at any of the above worship services.

Spring Guitar Recitals

Edenbrooke Music was pleased to hold two guitar recitals yesterday.

Guitar teacher Marty Keith had 10 YMCA guitar students perform a song each in the YMCA Spring Guitar Recital.

The Edenbrook Music Spring Recital included 18 of Marty's Edenbrooke Music guitar students.

Each student played a song of their choice, and Marty commented several times on how proud he was of each student. 

Singer/songwriter Maurice Carter was the special guest performer. He opened the Edenbrooke recital singing "You Are Redeemed", a song written by Mr. Carter and John Martin Keith.


Edenbrooke Music would like to thank the Brentwood YMCA, Jason Salzer, Mark O'Rear, Maurice Carter and all the students who performed, and the parents for making this our best day of recitals!

Spring Guitar Recitals

Edenbrooke Music is proud to announce our Spring Guitar Recitals will be Saturday, May 14, 2011. Marty's YMCA students' recital will be at 3:00PM, and the Edenbrooke students' recital will be at 6:00PM.

The guitar recitals are one of the great benefits of having a guitar teacher like Marty Keith. He not only teaches his students the art of playing guitar, but he also instructs students in stage presence and provides the challenge of a public performance. All at no extra cost!

If you would like to learn to play the guitar, call Marty Keith at 615-415-1942.

Guitar Lessons in Franklin, Tennessee

Marty Keith is a guitar teacher with 14 years teaching experience. He is available for private lessons in your home or office, or via webcam. Marty is currently accepting new students ages 5 and up, any skill level. See his profile for personal information or blog for references, or click here to hear his music.

Call today to schedule a lesson 615.415.1942.

E-mail: johnmartinkeith[at]hotmail.com

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Cafe VIBE Show a Success

Edenbrooke Music is more than guitar lessons and instrument sales. Marty is also hard at work as our lead booking agent. Friday night Marty booked an evening of music at Franklin's Cafe VIBE. The line-up included Michael Ricks, John Martin Keith (aka Marty), Salient, and Sacred June. Despite reports of possible snow accumulation, we had a great crowd. Here are a few photos from the evening, and we should have video up soon.