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John Hatcher About the Educator

John Hatcher runs Blues Guitar Institute and is dedicated to teaching acoustic blues with a simple, straightforward approach. Growing up with an electric guitar in his hands, John was constantly listening to rock music from the 60s and 70s. After hearing many of his favorite guitarists cite blues artists as key influences, John dove head first into the blues. This path eventually led to his love for Delta and Piedmont Blues from the early part of the 20th century.

We don't normally think of guitar virtuosos existing in the 1920's and 1930's, but there were many great players from this time such as two of John’s favorites, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Blake. Some other influences of John’s include Mississippi John Hurt, Etta Baker and Keb’ Mo’. John enjoys deconstructing and sharing these players’ style with his students in a methodical and easy to understand way.

John’s motto as an instructor is: start small and build. Great things can be accomplished on the guitar with consistent practice and attention to the fundamentals.