Educational Clinics

In addition to performing and recording sessions, Brian Ashley Jones is a guitar clinician for Alvarez/Yairi Guitars and Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and offers educational clinics for music schools, conferences, and songwriter organizations!
Here are a few of the clinics available…

Clinic Options

Clinic #1
Foundations For Guitar – Know Your Instrument

(Clinic can be adjusted according to experience level of attendees)

– Theory for songwriters (chord charting examples in number system and letters)
– Essential scales (focus on major scale, minor pentatonic, and dorian mode)
– Essential chords, voicings and inversions
– Soloing solo. Using the drone tone (drop D) and open tunings (focus on open G and A)
– Techniques for spicing up guitar lines/riffs – Arpeggios, Bass Lines, Hammer-ons & Pull-offs.
– Songwriting/Co-writing suggestions
– Anatomy of acoustic guitar – Setup/Playability – Size/Fit – Tone – Styles

Clinic #2
Wearing All The Hats – Survival Tips for the Do it Yourself Artist

– Booking yourself – Finding venues and booking gigs
– Making the most of networking contacts
– Setting realistic goals
– Radio Promotion/Publicity
– Minimizing road expenses

– Finding creative time
– Importance of maintaining energy levels/health on the road


For Information on Pricing and Availability Contact:
Brian Ashley Jones

Alvarez/Yairi Guitar Clinician
NSAI Pros On The Road Clinician