My name is Chris Atherton and I am the owner/instructor here at Sapulpa Guitar Academy. 

I’ve been playing guitar for over 25 years.  When I was a teenager, I just thought I would learn a couple of chords from my Dad and that would be it.  However, I ended up progressing to the point where I was playing in both original and cover bands, church praise & worship, and even some touring experience opening for national touring acts.  I’ve taught guitar lessons prior to opening this academy and I’ve also worked in public education as a Special Education Paraprofessional, Substitute Teacher and for Oklahoma DHS as a Youth Counselor.

My goal as your instructor is to help you overcome the common hurdles new guitarists face when picking up the instrument.  The goal during the lessons is to have fun and to motivate you to keep practicing without assigning homework, journaling practice times, and turning lessons into an unenjoyable obligation.