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Local Resident Helps Kids Choose Guitars, Not Guns.
Guitars Not Guns supports musician programs for local youth. (Photo courtesy of Greggory Hammond, Photo credit: Rodney Choice/Choice Photography)
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Self-Taught Guitarist and Guitar Teacher from 1989 to the present using home courses and private instructors.

Private Guitar Instruction 5/2001-Present

Provides guitar and bass lessons at his private studio. Has a unique approach to fretboard logic, music theory, and simple fun playing techniques.

Children’s Wilderness Wisdom Courses 5/2000-Present

Sun Foundation, Children of the Earth, Ancestral Knowledge. Teach children wilderness survival skills, such as shelter, fire by friction, location and purification of water, location and preparation of food. Utilize varied instructional techniques, such as games, outdoor adventures, story telling, advanced mentoring skills.

On-site Carpentry/Building Training 1/1987-7/2001

Ryan Construction Services Trained personnel to operate heavy machinery, read blueprints, safely perform complicated carpentry skills, and concrete form work. On site safety training.


Gregg’s blend of guitar playing experience, knowledge of music theory, and studies of human brain patterns create a well balanced and fun teaching method, which will inspire even the novice musician. Although he was born in Washington, D.C. he spent most of his early years living in the islands of the Florida Keys. His studio reflects the positive and laidback lifestyle of the islands and a love for the guitar.


Guitars Not Guns

Strums support for at-risk kids.
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jeff for progress


A talk with Gregg Hammond
of DC Guitars Not Guns.
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That's an interesting story

How DC Guitar Not Guns came to be.
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Special Spotlight

Local Music making a difference.
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Guitar Lesson Pricing

2014 rates are as follows for standard 40 minute lessons

• 1 Lesson $65.00
• 5 Lessons $275.00
• 10 Lessons $450.00
• 20 Lessons $795.00
* Lessons must be prepaid to book. No refunds.
* All prepaid lessons expire 90 days from last attended lesson.