Music Lessons

Need Lessons?

Gray Dog Music offers music instruction from some of the top musicians in the Prescott Area. We offer lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, drums, and more!

Want to Teach?

Openings are available for experienced musicians to pass along their talents to a new generation!


To schedule a lesson, contact Anton Teschner, lesson coordinator, at: 928-460-0937[email protected]

All lessons are held at Gray Dog Music, located at 213 N. Cortez St. in Prescott, Arizona.

Music Instructors

Steve Edwards

Guitar Instructor

Adam Haar

Guitar Instructor

Terry Furlong

Guitar Instructor

Terry Wheeler

Guitar Instructor

Damen Easton

Composition, Voice, Piano

Masters of Music – Composition (MM). Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Undergrad from Portland State University

Composer, singer, keyboardist, and recording artist whose work takes influence from Romantic, Modernist, Jazz, Indian Classical, Post Minimal, and Pop music.

In 2013, he won the annual String Quartet composition competition put on by Classical Revolution PDX. While completing his Masters, he raised money to record a more developed version of that String Quartet, as well as his first Alternative Pop album. After finishing school, he focused more on Alt-Pop music for a time, assembling a band in LA and releasing the album, The Dark Corners.

Recently Damen has taught Music Theory as an adjunct professor at Portland State University, served as Director of Music for the Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet, composed and arranged on commission, taught privately, and recorded a collaboration with Jimmie Herrod (of Pink Martini and America’s Got Talent) called The Stars. Damen’s music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and other major platforms.

Brendan Grossman

Composition, Song Writing, Guitar, Saxophone, Ukulele ,Piano

Bachelor of Arts – Music (BA). Northern Arizona University.Masters of Music – Composition (MM). Arizona State University.

Brendan is adept with the Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, and Viola. He can also teach beginning piano. His songwriting career began in 2013, and I has been an active composer since 2016. He specializes in writing solo and chamber music as well as electronic/electroacoustic music. He is also experienced in composing for film and video games, and has in depth knowledge of audio recording, mixing, and mastering.

Steve Edwards

Guitar Instructor

Steve has been teaching for 35 years, and performing flamenco, jazz, and classical music on guitar, ukulele and bass for 40 years.

Steve currently offers lessons on these instruments at Gray Dog Music, in any style. He brings his teaching experience from music stores like Pops Music in Prescott, Guitar and Keyboard City in Phoenix, and Portland Music in Oregon.

Steve’s teaching style has evolved over the years into his current approach. “If you’re playing what you love, you’ll play more often, and naturally get better. I custom tailor lessons for you – so it is the best fit. I use YouTube, along with more traditional music sources to fuel your natural creativity.”

Steve has called Arizona his home for 40 years, and has performed regularly at resorts such as the Century Club in Prescott, Rancho de los Caballeros in Wickenburg, Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix and McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale. During his time here, he released a CD of Spanish and classical guitar music which has been featured on NPR, and “Lights Out”.

Over the past seven years he has enjoyed being the teacher for the Prescott Ukulele Guild, and currently performs therapeutic music weekly at hospitals and clinics in Arizona.

Adam Haar

Guitar Instructor

Adam was born in Louisiana and raised in New Jersey. He started learning how to play guitar at 13-years-old and began playing/singing in bands shortly after. He moved to beautiful Prescott in 2014, where he continued his passion for performing live.

Being mostly self-taught Adam loves to pass on what he’s learned over 18 years of hard work playing/practicing.

Adam enjoys teaching students (ages 12+) how to use their ears and creativity in order to understand music, with music theory woven throughout as reinforcement.

With less emphasis on sight-reading or advanced theory, Adam wants to see students playing songs and having fun as quickly as possible, learning the fundamentals without even realizing it!

Adam is currently the guitarist/singer for Scandalous Hands and Prescott JRAD.

Terry Furlong

Guitar Instructor

An energetic participant in the music scene, Terry’s act is enjoyed today in a variety of popular personal appearances where his infectious easygoing crowd-pleasing manner delights audiences of all kinds.

Terry has enjoyed success in several different capacities including guitarist, singer, published song writer and producer, among others. As lead guitarist for the Grassroots Terry has performed on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Andy Williams show, and made several appearances on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.

He received a gold record for his outstanding guitar work on the Grassroots top 10 hit ‘Temptation Eyes’ and was a key contributor to the success of other hits by the group, including ‘Sooner or Later’, ‘Two Divided by Love’ and the top selling album ‘More Golden Grass’, which also went gold .

Terry’s memorable song-writing style embellishes his works by a virtual who’s who of major recording artists. His deeply moving ‘My Impersonal Life’ helped catapult Three Dog Night‘s ‘Harmony’ album to gold status and Terry‘s songs have appeared on recordings by Cher, Tom Jones, John Hammond, Larry Carlton and others.

In the recording studio and on the stage, Terri has worked and appeared with artists as diverse as Michael McDonald, Delaney and Bonnie, Smokey Robinson, Redbone, and many others.

Terry’s own album, released on the Epic label as ‘Blue Rose’, garnered considerable attention and acclaim. It is still considered a classic today.

Terry Wheeler

Guitar Instructor

Terry Wheeler from the state of Iowa and has resided in Prescott, Arizona for 20 years. He has been playing guitar and singing professionally for over 40 years and has performed in a wide variety of venues while in bands, duos, trios and as a solo artist, while touring extensively throughout the Midwest.

He also has great experience in the studio while recording his own music and for others, in Colorado, L. A., Austin, Nashville to Arizona.

Terry still performs and writes his own music.