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Chad Gibson
Chad Gibson



Chad has been performing music professionally for over 30 years and has been a private instructor at Howren Music since 1998. Chad teaches all styles of popular electric and acoustic music.


Chad’s style of teaching works well with students of all ages and includes an individually catered approach to learning music theory, sight reading, rudiments, musicianship, improvisation, and tablature.


Rob Carlisle
Rob Carlisle




Rob attended Wake Forest University, North Carolina State University and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music. He has been playing guitar for over 45 years, performing professionally for over 35. He has been teaching all ages, from beginner to advanced, for over 15 years. He has played a wide variety of gigs including being in the backing band for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Bo Diddley and The Coasters as well as other vocal groups such as The Marvelettes and The Showmen. Rob has experience playing most types of music from blues, soul, funk, jazz, country to all types of rock & roll and enjoys teaching any style. He has been with Howren Music since 1999.


The lessons are tailored to the individual student's tastes and abilities and can include any modern electric and acoustic styles. Beginners can be playing easy tunes quickly and advanced students can delve into more challenging subjects. Topics can include chords and chord theory, improvisation, composition, music theory, rhythm, sight reading, electronic processing and techniques, music history, music production and live performance or just learning some simple songs. His emphasis is on having fun with the music at any skill level.


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    Howren Music
    4209 Park Road
    Charlotte, NC 28209
    704-525-5484 (fax)

    Howren Music operates in the Charlotte, NC area. We are in our 65th year!

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