Michael Nix is a contemporary classical composer, guitarist, teacher and performer. Nix lives and teaches in the tranquil Pioneer Valley of Franklin County in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Nix teaches guitar, tenor banjo, 5 string banjo, mandolin for all levels, as well as music theory and composition in both college classes and private lessons.


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The Guitar Studio

Lessons and Classes

Michael Nix

Guitar (Classical, Steel String, Electric), Banjo (5-String, Tenor), Mandolin, Uke, Composition, Theory. 

Classes in "Slow Jams": the art of playing music with others.

1 Hour lessons, 45 min. lessons, Half hour lessons.

Lessons offered: Once a week, Biweekly, or on a spot-lesson schedule when you can find time basis.

(Scroll down for rates, lesson schedule and openings--Now Accepting Credit Cards through PayPal!)

All levels. Gift certificates available.

Scroll down for the schedule, rates, payment, and studio information

Michael Nix 413 772-0328 or  mnix (at) nixworks (dot) com

Teaching Schedule


A magenta "open" cell indicates an open slot on first come, first serve basis subject to confirmation.

If there are no open spots, or you cannot find a time, inquire about our waiting list.

Color code: white = Private student or Class

magenta=open spot, time available

Split Lines indicate an every other week spot = Ralph / OPEN

yellow = No lesson time available=xxxxxx

Last update 9.3.19


2-3   OPEN
3:30 OPEN
4:00 Yenna (1 x / Mo/)  / OPEN 3 or alternating weeks
4:30 Yenna  / (1 x / Mo/)  / OPEN 3 or alternating weeks
5-6   Dinner

6:00 Angel C.
6:30 OPEN
7:00 kaeden
7:30 Chuck G.
8:00 Lila


1:00 Sara R.

1:30 Sara R.
2:00 Kevin
2:30 OPEN
3:00 OPEN
3:30 Renee  / Abby S.
4:00 OPEN
4:30 Barry P.
5-6   Dinner
6:30  Wylie
7:00 Chuck H.
7:30 Slow Jam Class 1 / Katherine J.
8:00 Slow Jam Class 1 / OPEN
8:30 Slow Jam Class 1 / OPEN


1:00 OPEN
1:30 Marcie 
2:00 Josh E. / OPEN
2:30 OPEN
3:00 Al  / OPEN
3:30 Al  / OPEN
4:00 OPEN
4:30 OPEN 
5-6   Dinner
Chrissy  / Lila
6:30 Chrissy / Lila
7:00 Class
7:30 Class
8:00 Class


12-3  Rehearsal

3:30 Rehearsal
4:00 Rehearsal
4:30 Heather
5-6   Dinner
6:30 Cha
7:00 Don S.
7:30 OPEN
8:30 OPEN 


mnix (at) nixworks (dot) com


All private lessons and classes take place at the Guitar Studio, Greenfield, MA

Now Accepting PayPal and Credit Card Payments:

NixWorks Online Payments for:

Lessons, Classes, Performances, CD's, and NixWorks musical production services.

After clicking "Pay Now" complete the amount you wish to pay on the next page.

Sign into PayPal or choose Don't Have a PayPal Account? to pay by credit or debit card.

Finally, use the additional information box on the payment page to let me know how many lessons and how long the lesson is, what class, performance or musical service you are paying for.

Now Accepting PayPal and Credit Card Payments

I will use the Square to accept credit card payments at my studio.  See below for Square rates

Lesson rates:
$30- half hour lesson
$45-three quarter hour
$60 - hour lesson

Square Credit Card rates ads a 2.75% processing fee per transaction
$30.83- half hour lesson
$46.24-three quarter hour
$61.65- hour lesson

A sliding fee scale is available if you are unemployed, underemployed or feel that you cannot afford the fee. Occasionally I barter lessons for services (I need help with typing data bases, and general office work related to my performance business).  Sliding fee credit card transactions are assesed the 2.75% transaction fee.

Payment: Three options are available:

1. Weekly-pay at each lesson
2. Monthly-pay at the beginning of each month
3. Block-pay for a block of ten lessons.

Scheduling: Lessons are given Monday-Thursday afternoons and evenings.. d

Generally lessons are taken once a week. In some cases lessons may be taken every other week, but must be scheduled in a slot against another alternating student. You are agreeing to a course of study in a regularly scheduled time slot.

If you cannot commit to a weekly or biweekly time slot, spot lessons and coachings are available, and must be scheduled one at a time as time is available. If you cannot find an appropriate time slot, please place yourself on the waiting list.

Cancellations: I have a new cancellation policy which will help me better schedule make ups, spot lessons, and other types of clients:

Cancellation notice should be left on the Guitar Studio answering machine at 772-0328, or sent by e-mail to 

mnix (at) nixworks (dot) com

Each student is responsible for the block of time agreed upon, you are reserving a slot in a schedule. Where possible a cancellation notice should be at least 24 hours before the lesson. Canceled lessons may be made up during the week, or rolled over and made up at the end of a payment period. This allows time for rescheduling a lesson or other clients in that time slot. Please give plenty of notice when you know that you will be on vacation, or taking an extended break.

If a lesson is canceled with less than 24 hrs. notice the student is responsible for the lesson payment. In case of sudden illness on lesson day leave notice a soon as possible.

Exceptions to this include: On-call professionals, sudden emergencies.

If no notice is given the student is responsible for the lesson payment. The lesson is not made up. If the instructor cancels the lesson will be made up or rolled over.

Instruments and Music:

Each student will be responsible for their own guitar and printed music. Forgetting an instrument, or music will not be an excuse for missing a lesson. Broken strings should be replaced before the lesson. Make sure to keep extra strings in your case. All efforts will be made to accommodate unforeseen emergencies (broken instruments etc.) however.

Guitar Sales & Rentals: Guitar sales and rentals are available through many local music stores. The Guitar Studio will assist and guide you in selection and rentals if requested.


Our recommendations for local instrument and music dealers:

Downtown Sounds, Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 413-586-0998


Fretted Instrument Workshop, 49. S. Pleasant St. Amherst, MA 413-256-6217


Replay, 370 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, 413-863-3037


Music and Books: The Guitar Studio is a Hal Leonard Publishing Co., and Mel Bay distributor.
We can order most music that you are looking for. You can also order texts and music from various local music stores. Several of the books are only available from NixWorks publishing.

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mnix (at) nixworks (dot) com