Guitar lessons are available in all genres including: rock, jazz, classical, acoustic, folk, worship, country, pop, funk, blues and more. Lessons are available children through adults. Some teachers specialize in working with beginners and children while other teachers specialize in working with advanced students and adults. Lessons are customized to fit the interests of the students.

Types of skills that can be learned include:

  • Playing songs that the student wants to learn
  • Reading chords
  • Fundamentals of proper technique
  • Music reading
  • Tablature reading
  • Learn strategies to play by ear
  • Music theory
  • Rhythmic concepts
  • Jazz chords and harmony
  • Jazz improvisation
  • Jazz chord melodies
  • Classical guitar technique
  • Fingerstyle
  • Rock improvisation
  • Blues improvisation
  • Scales and modes
  • Arpeggios
  • Fretboard knowledge
  • Alternate tunings
  • Sweep picking
  • Songwriting and many more

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Air House West

109 S. Ridge Rd.
Wichita, KS 67209

Air House East

2434 N. Woodlawn Blvd.
Wichita, KS 67220

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Alex Nordine Guitar

Alex Nordine graduated from Friends University in 2007 with Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Spanish. He has spent many years performing in the Wichita area as a guitarist and bassist in a variety of genres, including: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Christian, Bluegrass, R&B, and Reggae. From 2003-2009 he taught approximately 40 weekly guitar & bass lessons, before moving to Puerto Rico in 2009 to pursue a Master’s degree in Translation. As a group leader, his Maple Street Trio performed all over the Wichita area. He has also performed with The Calyptones, The Project H, Matt Maholland, Lisa Hittle, David Lord, and Lisa Blake, among others. Teaching has long been an inspiration for Alex. He prides himself on being able to relate to students and adapt to all styles of music.

David Lord Guitar

David is the owner and manager of Air House Music Academy and Air House Studios. He has been teaching guitar for the last 15 years. David has his B.A. in Music Performance from Friends University. From 2008-2011, David was the guitar professor at Friends University, teaching guitar lessons, directing guitar ensembles, directing jazz combos and teaching guitar class. David has performed extensively in the Wichita area as a jazz and classical guitarist, performing at countless restaurants, events, shows, concerts and weddings. He is also a prolific composer and creative guitar player.

In 2005, he released his first album with his original band, Solagget. He performed extensively with Solagget from 2003 through 2011, playing venues and festivals throughout the midwest and west coast. David has been heavily involved with the creative music scene in Wichita, performing at events such as Knob New Music Festival, Fisch Haus Jazz Series, ICT Fest, LIV Fest and the Wichita Creative Music Society Concert Series.

David is also currently pursuing recording engineering and is one of the assistant engineers at Air House Studios. David is a founding partner of Air House Records, an independent record label that releases music from the Wichita area. David is constantly writing, recording and producing his own music. He is currently releasing solo guitar music under the name Francis Moss, playing in an experimental jazz trio called Elemental Trio and is one of the main creative forces of the music and art collective, The Wonder Revolution. All of Davids albums are released on Air House Records.

Joel Cachero Guitar, Piano

Joel studied Jazz guitar and received his B.M. M.M. from Wichita State University in 2012 and became certified to teach Pre-K – 12 music education at Black Traditional Magnet Elementary. He plays in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock and pop music. Joel specializes in teaching music theory, music technology; including production and and home recording. Joel has been teaching since 2006 and has experience working with students of all ages and development levels. He also specializes in teaching students with disabilities and has several students with exceptionalities. His passion for music and teaching inspire his students to develop into sensitive, inspired musicians.

Mary Beth Byers Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Voice

Mary Beth “Izzy” Byers is a Kansas-based vocalist, trumpet player, and composer, with experience in guitar and piano as well. She started singing as soon as she could talk and found her passion for songwriting as a freckle-faced youngster. Miss Byers has had many experiences, including the opportunity to open for the Pentatonix, perform at the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, and share the stage with many stars in jazz, including Connaitre Miller of Afro Blue. After starting her local music career, she decided to go on the World Race, an organization that allowed her to volunteer in 11 countries over 11 months. Little did she know how many passionate musicians she would meet. Eventually, she uncovered a fresh love of music, performing on 3 different continents, numerous countries,  and rediscovering joy for her career path. Mary Beth (who writes and performs music under the psuedo-name Izzy), has also performed onstage during the Panama Jazz Festival (in Panama City, Panama) and for numerous events during her times of travel. She has also instructed numerous students with language barriers, health challenges, and other challenges, but has successfully learned ways to teach musicians from many different backgrounds and cultures all around the world. Currently, she releasing a new album in 2019 entitled “Discovering Home.” This album will highlight her travels, experiences, and growth as a woman and a musician.  Miss Byers is thankful and honored to join the Air House family and is looking forward to sharing her gifts and passions with all students.

Randy Fields Bass, Guitar

A life-long resident of Wichita, KS, Randy Fields has been playing guitar since age 6 and bass since age 9. While at Derby High school he played in the Wichita Youth Symphony and then attended Wichita State University, where he graduated with honors in Music, minors in psychology and German.

During College, Randy studied at the University of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. Another highlight was spending 3 months in Canada serving as sound Technician for a Kansas based group at the Worlds Fair in Vancouver, BC in 1986.

Randy has taught private lessons for over 26 years on the west side of Wichita, also teaching for Friends University as an Adjunct Music Instructor in 1999-2001.

As a Performer, Randy has had the opportunity to share the stage with a wonderful variety of musicians. In recent years, he has played Jazz with Bill Caldwell, Jerry Hahn, Bill Harshbarger, Steve Hatfield, Tim Henry, Lisa Hittle, Beau Jarvis, Clarence King, Roger Lewis, David Lord, Jim Pisano, Clark Terry, Donna Tucker and Randy Zellers. He has performed blues with Rachelle Coba, Jeff Corbett, Cliff Major, Pat McJimsey, John Salem, Craig Steward and Matt Walsh. Randy has also played Rock and Pop gigs with Blue Eyed Soul and The Source, along with Music Theater productions for the Crown Uptown, Gridiron, MTFYP, Stage One and Wichita East High school with Tim Raymond, Doug Riney, Steve Rue and Jesse Warkentin.

Randy served with the Central Community Church Orchestra for over 20 years and is currently with the Wichita Jazz Orchestra, Elvis tribute artist – Marshall Matthews and the Valley Center FUMC Contemporary Praise and Worship band. He has also been involved at events with Pathway and Eastside Community Church.

Randy brings a wealth of knowledge to his teaching, incorporating multiple playing techniques, foundational music theory, and a combination repertoire of Rock, Pop Jazz, blues and contemporary genres. He has a great desire for each student to reach their potential as a Musician, no matter their age!

Seth Carrithers Bass, Guitar, Piano

Seth Carrithers has been an active musician and music educator in Wichita Kansas for nearly 20 years. As a double bassist working in various jazz ensembles, Seth has had the pleasure of playing with many notable musicians ranging from well know locals such as Craig Owens and Sterling Grey, to internationally recognized recording artists such as Benny Golson and Jerry Hahn. Outside of the jazz world, Seth has worked in the studio with Grammy Award winning country music star Lynn Anderson. While the double bass remains Seth’s primary instrument, he excels at the electric bass as well, and has utilized this skill as a staff musician at the Book of Acts Tabernacle of Praise Church for the past 15 years, and East Heights United Methodist church for the past 4 years. In addition to Seth’s various experiences both playing and teaching music, he holds a Master of Music Degree from Wichita State University. Seth offers lessons in electric bass, double bass, guitar, ukulele, piano and music theory.

Zach Lorenson Bass, Guitar

Zach Lorenson received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Friends University and his Master’s degree in music from Kansas State University. For the past 15 years, Zach has performed around Wichita on guitar, bass guitar, and upright bass in a variety of styles including jazz, rock, country, pop, classical, and worship. Zach has played bass with Wichita cover band “The Source” for the past seven years and has played bass at Wichita First Church of the Nazarene for the past six years. He has also performed with Polygnome Trio, LoWhitHake, India Jade Band, Clarence King Trio, B-Sides, Stage One, Electric Betty Band and many others. He has taught students of all ages and ability levels including adult beginners. Music is for everyone, and Zach loves to help people achieve their musical goals!