Music Lessons

Crestwood Music Shop offers professional music lessons in Oldham County for all ages. Whether you want to learn how to play your first note or you are interested in advancing your playing skills, you’ll get lessons from professional music instructors at the best rates in town. Our instructors are specialized in teaching guitar, violin (viola / fiddle), banjo, piano (keyboard) and the ukulele. You’ll love our music instructors, our comfortable studio and the music instruction.

Meet our music instructors along with their music instrument teaching expertise, check out our music instruments and see our lesson rates below.

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Meet Our Instructors

Sam Purswell


Sam has taken 7 years of classical guitar… but he teaches and loves blues, jazz, rock, and folk guitar, starting at any level and any age. Sam also teaches bass.

Terry Braehler


Terry teaches 5-string banjo, 3-finger style. He has been playing banjo since 1971. Terry’s goal is to teach you to play banjo, not just repeat songs. Terry also plays bass, guitar and the mandolin. Terry retired from GE Appliance Park after 37 years of service and enjoys teaching because he wants to pass on his knowledge of the instrument. His other hobbies include cooking, woodworking, reading (mostly history), and collecting old advertising art. Come over to the store, meet Terry, and let him show you how to pick.


Lance began violin lessons at age 12, continuing for six years with a Julliard trained instructor. He has played with the Louisville Youth Orchestra, graduating from Concert, to Repertory and finally to the Symphony orchestra. He was a member of the All County (3 years) and All State ( 2 years) orchestras. Recently, he has served in the IU Southeast Summer String Clinic, in the St. Bernadette choir and has travelled to NYC for a performance at Carnegie Hall.
Lance is devoted to reviving the love of orchestral music in a new generation.


David Barrickman began studying piano/organ with Dr. Louie Bailey at 6 years old, has played piano/keyboards professionally since the age of 15 to present. He has been involved with church music ministry since age of 17 to present. He played piano at Kings Island after graduating from Ballard High School and then attended Bellarmine College’s jazz music program, studying classical and jazz piano with Kay Lawrence and Steve Crews. From 2004-2017 he was Director of Music/adult choir at St. Peter the Apostle and children’s Choir Director at St. Andrew Academy. He taught in the Mom’s Music Yamaha Rock School pilot program at Barrett Middle School. He has played piano long term at several local businesses over the years including the former Louisville Galleria, Charley’s, Zephyr Cove/Kentucky Cove and most recently at J. Harrods in Prospect Kentucky.


In 2004, I picked up my first guitar and fell completely in love. Music has always been a big part of my life, and I’m excited to share that passion with you! I have played rhythm and lead guitar for many years as both a personal hobby and as a live performer. The majority of my live experience has been in a small setting, but I have also played venues such as the Mercury Ballroom in downtown Louisville. I have many years of experience in maintaining and modifying guitars with a keen attention to detail and high respect for each and every instrument I touch. I play almost everything ‘by ear’, but am also comfortable with the theory behind those sounds. I am driven by the facts that there is always room to improve, always something to learn and always someone to help. I look forward to growing with you on your musical journey!

Lessons with these Music Instruments

Banjo Playing

Banjo Lessons

We offer beginner banjo lessons for all ages and all styles.

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Beginning to intermediate lessons, effects, band and live music.

Piano Music Lessons

Piano Lessons

Piano method book or stage keyboard playing in our studio.

Ukulele Lessons

Ukulele Lessons

All ages can learn how to jam with the trendy ukulele.

Violin Lesson

Violin (Viola, Fiddle) Lessons

All levels of violin, viola or fiddle instruction including formal & fiddlin'.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of music with Gift Certificates from Crestwood Music Shop. Perfect for the holidays, birthdays or other special occasions.​​

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