Sam Bowman

Moline, Illinois

GS Books:  1-2-3
Accepts Ages:  7+
Guitar Styles:  Electric, Progressive Rock, Acoustic.
Skill Levels:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

Phone: 309-373-5898
Email:  sam@guitarsystem123.com
Web:  www.facebook.com/sam.bowman.568
Member Since:  2016-07-01

Sam Bowman has been playing guitar for 7 years. His favorite bands are Rush,  Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Pink Floyd, Tool, and Dream Theater.  Sam specializes in Guitar Solos, Technique, and Guitar Performance.


Travis Canaday

Aledo, Illinois

GS Books:  1-2-3 Certified
Accepts Ages:  6+
Guitar Styles:  Electric, Acoustic, Nylon String.
Skill Levels:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

Phone:  309-779-8163
Email:  true_audio@yahoo.com
Web:  www.TrueAudioStore.com
Member Since:  2010-01-01

Travis has been studying the guitar for 12 years.  His experience includes seven years playing live in worship bands, classic rock, learning music fundamentals in college courses, teaching beginner level students and six months as a stand in worship leader.  Travis now owns True Audio, a music store where he teaches guitar, repairs instruments, and sets up audio sound systems.


Brad Shryack

Galesburg, Illinois

GS Books:  1-2-3
Accepts Ages:  9+
Guitar Styles:  Electric, Acoustic, Classical, Ukulele.
Skill Levels:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

Phone:  309-337-9302
Email:   brad@guitarsystem123.com
Web:   www.facebook.com/Brad-Shryack-Guitar
Member Since:  2017-06-01

Brad has been teaching for the last eleven years. He started playing guitar as a teenager and studied music at Colombia College in Chicago.

Brad has studied many styles of music with several outstanding instructors. In his lessons, Brad works to share his knowledge with all of his students, giving them a well rounded music education.


Stacey Starkell

Moline, Illinois

GS Books:  1-2
Accepts Ages:  6+
Guitar Styles:  Electric, Acoustic.
Skill Levels:  Beginner, Intermediate.

Phone:  563-823-8749
Email:  sccstarkell@gmail.com
Web:   www.facebook.com/stacey.starkell
Member Since:  2009-01-01

Stacey has taught private guitar lessons for 12 years. She began teaching guitar at First Steps In Music in San Diego, California and now teaches in the Quad Cities. Stacey has nine years of teaching experience at public and private schools which include St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN and Assumption High School in Davenport. Stacey looks forward to introducing more students to the guitar and helping them to learn about music.


Stephanie Gardner

Moline, Illinois

GS Books:  1-2
Accepts Ages:  6+
Guitar Styles:  Electric, Acoustic, Nylon String.
Skill Levels:  Beginner, Intermediate.

Phone:  309-781-8416
Email:  gsteff1@cs.com
Web:   www.looking4lessons.com/guitarteacher
Member Since:  2010-01-01

Stephanie has a Ph.D in Education from the University of Lyon, France and a minor in music education. Stephanie has taught in England, France, and the United States. She now teaches guitar at the West Music conservatory in Moline, IL.