Here at Goodtime Music, we understand the importance of music education. Our lesson program is one way we try to put somethingback into the world of music. We feel that we are keeping something alive that is important to us as well as everyone else in our community. To accomplish this, we have established a lesson program that will allow us to provide a pleasant, organized, and professional learning environment for all students.

Offering the greatest deal in the burbs, our lessons are $22 per half hour. 


Goodtime Music provides instrument lessons for Electric or Acoustic Guitar and Bass. Regardless of your skill level, our instructors will provide an individualized lesson plan that will expand your repertoire of songs while building a strong foundation in understanding music.


By popular demand, we now offer one-on-one lessons via Skype. So, no matter where you are in the world, you can still learn a thing or two. 


Technology has made it possible to record professional sounding music from the comfort of your living room. The problem is, composing and recording can be confusing. Goodtime Music professional instructors have integrated the process of recording into their lesson plans for a 21st century music education. 

Specialized Genres

Maybe you want to jazz it up with Pierce or rock out with Ron! Whether you’re looking for a general music education or something a bit more specific, the instructors at Goodtime Music are diverse and well rounded, but of course, we all have our specialties.

Lesson Times

Monday- Thursday

1PM to 8:30PM


1PM to 6:30PM

Saturday & Sunday

11:00AM to 4:30PM



Ron Gonzalez

You’d be hard pressed to find a player that can move his hands faster than Ron G. A progressive player with a touch of blues, Ron is an accomplished player currently loaning his chops to the regional band HiFi Superstar.

Specializations include:

  • Rock and Metal
  • Shredding
  • Funk
  • Theory
  • Ear training
  • Acoustic
  • Recording

Marc Johnson

Picked up his first axe when he was 11, and he still hasn’t put the thing down. He loved music so much that he went to Roosevelt and got a degree in it – and philosophy (long story). In addition to performing live for nearly 15 years, he has also recorded songs for documentaries.

Specializations include:

  • All things Metal
  • Classical
  • Motown (Bass)
  • Solo acoustic
  • Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Recording
  • Philosophy 

Jim Pierce

If you hear jazz coming from the lesson rooms, it’s probably Pierce. An accomplished player with over four decades of performing in blues, jazz, and rock under his belt, Pierce still performs live in various clubs, restaurants, and other venue. Wherever jazz is needed, Pierce will be there.

Specializations include:

  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Theory
  • Ear training