Meet Jim

Hi, my name is Jim Papanek. As a music teacher with over 25 years of experience, I will help you be a real guitar hero. In addition to the basics like playing chords and note reading, I can show you how to play some of your favorite songs in any style. Maybe you want to learn classical guitar, contemporary Christian, or how to shred. I'm excited to take you on that journey.

I work with students of all ages and ability levels. So whether you're interested in acoustic, classical, or electric guitar, let's get started. Contact me today! Visit the Lessons page for pricing and other information.

I also have been a professional performer for about 30 years. My services have included classical guitar at weddings and other special events, worship music at various churches, and of course playing in rock bands. I am currently using my talents in the praise band at First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and I play in the Las Vegas based rock band Atomic City.