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Chords with Cory

Guitar, bass, drum, and ukulele lessons in Sylvania, Ohio.

  • Over 20 years of teaching experience

  • Experienced in music performance

  • Lessons are personalized to suit the needs of each student

  • Students have gone on to find success in music


I am a guitar, bass, ukulele, and drum teacher in the Sylvania and Toledo area, specializing in the instruction of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students.


Inspired by my favorite guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, I began studying music in 1995. I have played in several bands, performing covers and originals, and I enjoy playing anything from indie to metal.


However, my true passion is sharing my knowledge of music, and helping my students realize their full potential as musicians. I have been teaching for over 20 years now, and in that time I have seen my students gain the confidence to do what they enjoy. Some have started their own bands, and a few have even gone on to teach music themselves.

About me

Character stats screen showing music teacher with guitar. Stats: Skill, patience, and knowledge.

Here's what my students have to say:

Cory has been giving me lessons for six years now and I have enjoyed going to his lessons every week. It's crazy how much I have learned! We always solve our problems when I have sports conflicts. From one day to another, he has been very flexible all the time! He is a great teacher and I would highly recommend him for all ages and classes!

- Ryan, 14

Without question, the best around. I was a 68 yr old man who got a guitar for x-mas. Cory took me from knowing nothing to now being able to play. He is patient and able to teach in a way that keeps you excited to learn. If you are old or young and want to learn guitar then Cory is the one to see.


Cory is aggressively tall, but a good dude. He is knowledgable, cares a lot about what he teaches, and really goes above and beyond for his students. Before my band’s first show, Cory took the time out of his schedule to work with us to make sure we were ready. I can’t recommend him enough.

- Emily

Music lesson rates + policy

Acoustic guitar

per 30 minute lesson, for students 17 and under.


per 30 minute lesson, for students 18 and over.


per 1 hour lesson, recommended for advanced level students.

Payment Policy

Payments are required at the start of the first lesson of every month. Cash payments preferred, check and credit card also accepted.

Missed Lesson Policy (Student or Teacher)

Students must give 2 hours notice if they are unable to make it to their scheduled music lesson. I will do my best to find a time that works for you. If that lesson is not rescheduled, I can not issue a refund or credit for the missed lesson.


If I am unable to make it to your lesson due to illness or a snow emergency, you may schedule a make up lesson, or I will credit that lesson towards next month’s payment.

Rates + policy


Thank you for your interest in my music lessons. Give me a call at 419.973.1839 or email me at if you have any questions, or you would like to schedule your lessons. I teach from my studio, located at 5658 Main St Suite 102, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.

Stratocaster electric guitar

Special offers

Refer a Friend Program: If you refer anyone who might be interested in music lessons to me and they sign up for one month of lessons, you will receive one free lesson.

Other services

Guitar repairs and service are also offered at the studio.

Some of the services I offer are:

-String Changes

-Full Setups

-Pickup Installations

-Handcrafted bone nuts and saddles

-Fret end dressing

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