Jesse and Friends Music Studios

Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar Lessons in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina

Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar Lessons in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina


Jesse and Friends Music Studios' main goal is to offer music lessons for Mount Pleasant & Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding area.

Music lessons range from instruction in electric, acoustic, classical, 12-string and bass guitar to keyboard, vocals and even the ukulele!

We operate as a school and a store.

Stop by to meet the staff and browse the gear.

To schedule a lesson call Jesse and Friends at 843-670-3376

Guitar repair & additional services services are also available

For Open Jam sessions, Rock the Block & Guitar Clinics check out the Events Page & calendar

The first lesson for new students is free

The referring student also receives a free lesson for the referral

Guitar Lessons

At Jesse and Friends Music Studios, students learn:

  • Chords
  • Triads
  • Arpeggios
  • Palm muting
  • Finger tapping
  • Lead exercises
  • Chromatic scales
  • Rhythm exercises
  • Parts of the guitar
  • Strumming patterns
  • Hammer-ons/Pull-offs
  • Major chord inversions
  • Names of open strings
  • How to hold & use a pick
  • Continuation of new chords
  • Finger, rake and sweep picking
  • String bending/sliding and bending concepts

  • Musical Genres

    Jesse enjoys a variety of music genres but allows students to choose their own or even mix it up. Students are encouraged to keep a journal and write their own songs.

    Learning how to read guitar tab and chord charts will enhance their skills when making their own music. Students are encouraged to perform and interact with other students and artists of all levels.


    Local Venues are arranged for students to perform live, which helps them gain stage presence, experience and develop self-esteem.

    All venues are family friendly and encourage, support the students.

    Moultrie News

    Wave of Talent Sweeps Through Awendaw Green by Stu Johnson, 7 Dec 2010

    "I was assigned the sound duties at the Singer/Songwriter stage in the location of the weekly Barn Jam. First up was Jesse & Friends, which is local guitarist Jesse Judy and his young students. He has approached music teaching in a very interesting way by booking his school as an act for night clubs and festivals. I think it is genius, as it gives these young and upcoming musicians valuable stage experience as they grow musically. After a few students played solo sets, the whole group got onstage and played, with Judy leading them through a list of great songs."