Instructor profile

John Forbing

Guitar / Ukulele / Drum


What do you love about music?

​Music is always fun, festive and builds bonds in families and among friends. Music can never be completely conquered as there is always something else to learn or improve.

Who is your favorite artist?

Joe Satriani

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Wired by Jeff Beck; Dreggs of the Earth by Dixie Dreggs; Romantic Warrior by Return to Forever; Heavy Weather by Weather Report; Crystal Planet by Joe Satriani

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

​Apocoshyne featuring Chris Worth on vocals and Alicia Pyle's APQ Harmonic



John began playing guitar when he was nine, and developed the skills that he is now teaching to over 50 students per week. His roots began in progressive rock and original music, and he studied classical guitar, piano, and voice at Indiana University. Because of his unique and creative guitar work, John is regarded as one of the most original guitarists in the Midwest. He has opened for John Mellencamp, played with Eddie Money, opened for T.G. Shepherd and has appeared on several television shows. He has appeared in music videos on national TV and has shared in winning the New York Songwriter's Showcase. He's also a studio musician and has played on and written many radio commercials, industry videos and album projects.