If you play classical guitar at any level (or want to learn!) and would like to play music with others, then one of Knoxville Guitar Ensembles are for you! Here's what we currently offer:

This ensemble is for beginning to
intermediate players, age 18 and under.

This ensemble is for any skill level
of adult classical players.

The Ensembles meet on for an hourly weekly! Schedule is determined by participants. Currently, there is one Ensemble meeting on Friday afternoons at Cedar Bluff.
The Knoxville Youth Guitar Ensemble is $175 per semester and the Knoxville Community Guitar Ensemble is $150 per semester. The sessions are not eligible for any makeup classes.
Absolutely, and please make sure it's nylon string! We ask that you also bring your own footstool (or alternative), a 3-ring binder and music stand. We provide the music and the chairs. :o) Need some help finding a guitar?
Yes, each semester will end with a very relaxed, informal recital. There may be other opportunities to play, depending on schedules and interest.

Knox Music Studios' Guitar Ensemble Director:

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Chris Lee is a classical guitarist who performs, teaches, and composes in Knoxville, TN. He strives to strengthen connections between artists, educators, and the wider community.

A recipient of the Priddy Fellowship in Arts Leadership, Chris earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas in May of 2012. After returning to Knoxville with his wife and young twins, recent performances include live radio, live television, formal recitals, house concerts, and school presentations. 


Chris is the Education Content Manager for 
Austin Classical Guitar. He develops class guitar materials used by thousands of K-12 students in Austin TX and many other places in the US and abroad. Chris also serves with ACG as co-creator and editor of fretbuzz.org, an online magazine featuring material by and about young classical guitarists from the US, Europe, South America and beyond.

Chris is on the board of the Knoxville Guitar Society, which hosts a yearly concert series featuring world-class performers.

Contact us to inquire about availability!
You can start anytime with no long term contracts.