John Rupert has been teaching guitar for more than 25 years, but his love of music began at the age of seven when he began taking lessons at Sodja Music. Originally from Cleveland, OH and a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, John taught guitar at Alamo Music in San Antonio from 1988 until he relocated back to Ohio in June. John teaches numerous styles of contemporary music to ages ranging from six to adult. One of his greatest strengths as a teacher is open -mindedness. He appreciates a good song, no matter what the style, and is willing to teach it to his students. John’s teaching incorporates ear training, music theory, and reading music notation. He also likes to teach the creative side of music, encouraging students who are interested to compose their own music.