Here is what Todd's students are saying...
I studied with Todd for over 3 years. I learned a lot and enjoyed every lesson.
My son is 10 years old and has been taking guitar lessons from Todd Grubbs for almost 4 years. Todd is an excellent teacher, he meets my son right on his maturity level. He leads by example and has always taken into consideration the fact that we are Christians when choosing the type of music to teach my son. My son enjoys working with Todd because he is “awesome”. He is always very patient and works to my sons strengths when encouraging him. I would recommend him to anyone. Todd is flexible in his schedule with us. Any time that we have had to miss a lesson he has always worked with us to make it up.
Tonya Beddow - Home Schooling Mom
I first began lessons with Todd at age 39. Having failed utterly to develop musical skills as a child and young adult (twice I had taken a month's worth of lessons at local music stores), I was skeptical about my ability and doubtful that someone my age could develop his playing beyond the few "cowboy chords" and simple melodies I had been taught. Todd's philosophy was very different: he encouraged me to believe that I would develop as a player in direct proportion to the time and effort I devoted to study.
Todd's instruction helped me, a
busy college professor and father of two young children, focus my
limited practice time in efficient ways that have yielded very good
After three years of
lessons with Todd, I can improvise lead solos in any key and play rhythm
parts in a variety of styles (folk-rock, blues, blues-rock, heavy metal,
and alternative). Todd himself is adept at so many styles and
Steve Lambert - Professor, HCC
I had played guitar for 15 years and was starting to get into home recording. I had felt like I had hit a brick wall with my soloing on my original music - everything was starting to sound the same and I had to humble myself and decided to take lessons.. that's when I found Todd teaching at Thorobred music on Hillsborough Ave in Tampa - that was almost 16 years ago! Todd ended up opening up a whole new world for me on the guitar - he really got me fired up and I had a whole new perspective towards the guitar after that point. A couple years later I began teaching guitar myself, thanks to the support Todd kept on giving me on the guitar. I still take lessons on occasion from this old friend - as far as I'm concerned, Todd will always be my mentor on the guitar - his knowledge of this wonderful instrument is unparalleled in the Tampa Bay area.
No instructor I've ever used has had the knowledge of the guitar like Todd Grubbs. Couple that with his easy teaching style ---my guitar playing has exceeded my goal and moved it beyond where I ever expected it to go.
After seeing the Beatles live on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1967, I knew I wanted to learn how to play music. Little did I know it would be forty years later. When I mentioned to my wife of 32 years that I still had this urge to play music, she asked me what I was waiting for.
C. H. Christian, retired VP Frito Lay
R. D. Crump