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.
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
Best guitar player in Toledo!!!
- Drunk Guy
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.
Music lesson rates + policy
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.
Per Governor DeWine’s orders, students are required to wear a mask at all times inside the building. For those who are not comfortable with in-person music lessons, I offer remote lessons over Zoom.
Payments are required at the start of the first lesson of every month. Credit card payments preferred, cash and checks 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.
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 Pro Music, located at 7856 Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio.
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.
Instrument sales and repairs are offered at Pro Music. Visit promusicsylvania.com or like us on Facebook for more information.