Greenville Guitar Lessons Connection Portal

Your journey to guitar mastery starts with an introductory consultation at my studio. This appointment is completely free with no obligation whatsoever for you to enroll in the regular programs. You are not "bothering" me or "taking advantage" of me by coming in for the free consultation. Contrarily, I enjoy meeting people who share my interest in guitar, seeing and discussing whatever guitar(s) you bring with you, discussing the songs you enjoy and wish to learn, and sharing with you how I can help you meet your music goals. If you are a parent considering my program for your child, be assured I enjoy meeting and working with kids of all ages - very small ones, and up to the really oversized ones like myself!

I can only do so much with a web site to communicate to you my passion for and expertise in helping others enjoy the guitar the same way I do. In the same sense, you can discern almost nothing about a teacher via the typical brief phone call inquiring about price and location. That is not nearly enough information to evaluate a significant investment of your time and resources. The free consultation is how you will know if myself and my program are right for you. You have nothing to lose and much to gain by coming over to my studio for a casual discussion of your interest in guitar.

Your responses in the boxes below will assist in better utilizing the free consultation for your maximum benefit. However, contact me via the traditional means if you prefer ... I'll be glad to help you either way.

Phone Reception Hours Monday-Friday, 10 A.M to 7:00 P.M.


Conveniently located at the Palmetto Music Institute studio, 1628 E. North Street in the East End Historical District near the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Easy access via I-385/Stone Avenue. Studio times are mostly M-F mid-day to late, by appointment only. No solicitors please.

Tell me about yourself!

In order to help me understand your goals and determine how to best help you reach them, please tell me about yourself in the boxes below and click "Connect!" to send automatically. If you are the parent of the upcoming musician, provide your contact information and then help your child answer the remainder of the inquiries.

Take note before filling out this form: if you are primarily interested in jazz, classical, or styles based primarily in manipulating the strings directly with your fingers rather than with a plectrum (pick), then this program is not going to serve your needs best. Additionally, I am able to provide studio reservations only to those who can attend an appointment on the same day & time each week.

*Important Notice! Make sure the e-mail address you provide is accurate since I have no other way to contact you! I will then send you an e-mail response within 24 hours from, with the subject "PMI Free Introductory Consultation for (your name)". Be sure to check your e-mail for this response, and set your filtering if applicable to allow for e-mail from this domain. I assure you that I respond to every inquiry that makes it to my mail box. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours then the most likely explanation is that the web site is suffering a temporary technical malfunction. In this case call me at 444-8379, anytime Monday through Friday 10-7.*

I look forward to hearing from you!

Your Name (plus child's first name if applicable):

Your Email Address:

Your (the student) stage of life, i.e. pre-teen, teen, young adult, mature adult?:

Do you have convenient high-speed Internet access?:

How long have you been playing your instrument?:

Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced musician?:

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, how strongly would you say you desire to be able to play your instrument well?:

What benefits do you expect to obtain from taking lessons?:

Please identify which of the following musical terms you feel like you have a good understanding of: intervals, common time, scale harmonization, triad, arpeggio, legato :

Have you taken any lessons previously, and if so why did you stop?:

Do you believe that you have the potential to play your instrument well?:

What is your ultimate goal for your musical endeavors?:

What style of music do you most wish to play and why?:

Is there any specific skill or certain song(s) you strongly wish to learn?:

Are you able and willing to practice regularly?:

Are you able and willing to attend a lesson at the same day and time each week?:

Are you willing to follow an instructor's recommendations even if you do not fully understand the reasons yet?:

How long do you think it will take you to reach your musical goals?:

Do you have any questions pertaining to the information on the Policies (FAQ) or Programs pages?:

Do you have any other questions or comments?:

Important Note! : if you do not receive a response within 24 hours it is due to technical malfunctions or spam filtering. If you do not hear from me within 24 hours please call 444-8379 to set up an appointment for your free introductory consultation!


Client Feedback...

"My daughter and I relocated from NYC, recently. She had started guitar lessons there, and I had been searching for a competent teacher for her , here, in Greenville. I was most fortunate to come across PMI’s website. The initial visit was straight-forward. Chad made me feel comfortable discussing my goals & expectations w/regards to my daughter’s needs. 3 months in, I can honestly say that Chad is EXACTLY the teacher I had been seeking for her. My daughter is highly intelligent, strong-willed and yet somewhat lackadaisical in her approach to most things. She is, also, a very sociable creature-who has the propensity to 'talk a bug off a vine'! Chad’s approach to this has been steady. He is 'authoritative' and not 'authoritarian'. We have seen significant results! Sofie loves him! In addition, his 'flying barely above the radar' sense of humor is a hoot and a half! And a total added gem. I cannot recommend his services, enough!" - Theresa McNeill, Greenville

"What I enjoy most about my guitar lessons with Palmetto Music Institute is the individualized approach Chad uses based on my preference in music mixed with his easy to follow, cumulative practice schedules. Within a few short months, I have noticed that my focus in practice is steadily moving onto more complicated, foundational techniques and my hands are able to keep up! Chad continues to emphasize every week the mental aspect of retraining your hands and fingers. I believe the emphasis on mental focus, a weekly detailed practice schedule, and some essential music theory make Palmetto Music Institute the best place in town to learn how to effectively and effortlessly play guitar!" - Brian Browning, Greenville

"Chad Crawford at Palmetto Music Institute is an excellent instructor as well as an outstanding guitarist. I been taking lessons for about a year, my only regret is that I didn't start sooner. I have learned so much more about guitar and music in the time I have been taking lesson than I ever could on my own. I find his instruction challenging, encouraging, and rewarding. I look forward to each session. I highly recommend the Palmetto Music Institute." - Dave Harvey, Greenville

"I had always wanted to learn to play, but could never find the time during my younger years. I knew that at 50 years old, it would take a special instructor to help me learn to play. I searched all over Greenville trying to find the right person who was not only passionate about guitar, but also passionate about teaching guitar. I was almost ready to give up when I found the Palmetto Music Institute. Chad has a unique style of teaching in which all of the pieces fit together without becoming overwhelming. Each lesson along with the personal practice routine designed by Chad, will help each student develop an understanding of theory as well as well as practical applications for playing. I have been so impressed with Chad’s teaching abilities that I am now in my third year of lessons. I have been amazed at the progress I have been able to make. Progress doesn’t come without commitment. One must be willing to have patience, listen attentively and practice, practice, practice in order to make weekly improvements in playing the guitar." - Stan Pendergrass, Greenville

"In my journey of learning music, I have had the opportunity and fortune to learn from some very talented musicians in respects to their field of study. My musical studies started at age 6 on the piano. I learned from a "Classical" training system. Meaning you learned how to play classical music, and know the theory behind this style of music. As my interest and love of music grew, I branched out to guitar at age 9. Again, my studies were from a classically trained background. However, my heart was to learn how to play Rock and Roll. I did learn blues, rock, speed metal, etc.. and was able to play with some very talented musicians. After earning my degree in Music Business with an emphasis on classical guitar; I knew how to play canned music and figure out songs that were already written. Yet, I knew there was something still missing in my playing. That missing piece was how to create my own music, to feel comfortable with any musician and finally be able to enjoy this gift from God. Moreover, how to solo in any style when playing with different musicians. I found this missing piece in Chad's teaching. He honored my classically trained background and helped me add to my skills set. The first was in slowing my mind down. I found in the 80's shred was king. However, even when I would play the blistering fast licks, I knew that this was not the music that was from the heart. Don't get me wrong, I love the likes of Gilbert, Malmsteen, Moore and others, but I found this to be a great exercise in technique. Chad helped me to unlock how to make music soulful, to get the most out of every note and most importantly how to be a better musician than that of a fast technician. If you are someone like me that has played a lot other folk's music and now want to to make the music your own, then I would highly recommend Palmetto Music Institute. - Jason Mowen, Greenville

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