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"One of Guitar Control's most remarkable teachers, Mr. Jon MacLennan." - PR Web

"I like the way MacLennan shows guitar players a different way to approach the instrument, in his 'It's all melody' style of teachings. A great jazz guitarist in his own right, but he doesn't stop teaching there. He teaches all styles and makes it easy to understand, and especially informative for the more advanced guitarists." -Ken Carey (student)

"I like Jon because he has a delightful smile. He is also a very versatile guitarist." -Carol Kennedy (student)

"I'm a 68-year old picker who never took a lesson and can't read music. In my retirement I've begun to spend more time learning new things and Jon's lessons are very fulfilling. As a former college professor, I like his teaching technique. His lessons are focused and his patience and the pleasure he gets from instruction are obvious, and therefore infectious, which results in more learning by the student, who naturally looks forward to more. Keep up the good work." - Lee Libby (student)

"Jon is superb at showing you guitar technique in detail. Step by step, (chord) progression by progression, he will enlighten you with his mastery of guitar and teaching" -Torgeir Rouse (student) 

"I've been playing guitar for longer than Jon has been alive I'm sure...almost 30 years. I wish I had a teacher like him when I was learning. He takes all the information about learning and breaks it down so people can really learn and understand what they are doing on guitar! He points out a lot of reference points that relate to everything he teaches, so you not only know what you are playing, but why!" -Brian Olson (student)

"I'm a beginner and he has jump started my playing." -John Baldwin (student) 

 "My favorite aspect of Jon's teaching is how well he's able to break things down into simple components. I think a lot of players who've been at it for awhile just tend to take some basics like chord progressions and strum techniques for granted- Jon really lays it all out in a very easy way to follow, also I love his enthusiasm." -Richard Formoso (student)

"Finally, someone who can teach the guitar and not just talk the talk. Teaching is a skill and Jon has it. He has patients and passion and you need both to teach...I have listened to lots of people on YouTube and such. If I had lessons as a kid my choice would be Jon. Thanks" -Pam Kelley (student)


"What I like most about Jon MacLennan is his attitude when he teaches guitar. He's always smiling and enjoying himself. You can clearly see that he loves playing the guitar!" -Efraim Hall (student)

"If music is in your soul it shows, well it shows all over Jon." -Frank Finnegan Sr. (student)  

"Jon's teaching approach gives me inspiration first of all, which makes me more passionate about learning, especially from Jon's teaching techniques, which are simply the best out there." -Bill Heistein (student)

"Jon has a way of saying the things that you know you should know, but were previously unable to make the connection mentally." James Hyvarinen (student)

"I love the way no matter what you already know, when you watch or listen to Jon you always learn something new." -Peter Morris (student)