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Steve Jolemore has been active as a guitarist and guitar educator in the Tidewater area for over 30 years. His impressive resume includes his latest adventure as an adjunct guitar instructor at Norfolk Academy.

Steve’s musical education includes classical guitar studies at Florida State University with Bruce Holzman and at Norfolk State University with Sam Dorsey.  Realizing a long-standing dream, Steve studied with rock guitar virtuoso Robert Fripp.

Steve toured with “Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists” and also appears on several of the group’s recordings including “A Show of Hands.” Additionally, he has performed at master classes for world-class guitarists, including Michael Lorimer, Sharon Isben, and more recently, Manuel Barrueco.

Steve has released a CD album of his own original compositions and improvisations titled “The Great Wish” using electric and acoustic guitar as well as electronic sounds triggered from guitar along with extensive looping technology. As a composer Steve is listed as co-composer on the Focus On The Family Radio Theater production of "The Screwtape Letters" where he contributed looped soundscapes.

Locally, Steve is active as a classical guitarist with the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra as Concert Master and player and helped mix and produce their two CD releases "Prelude" and the more recent "Music of Europe and the Americas".

Steve offers beginner through advanced instruction in classical and electric guitar, as well as electric bass and ukelele. Steve also offers beginner to advanced instruction in music theory, sight reading and composition.

Student Testimonials:

"Steve Jolemore is a great, knowledgable, technical, friendly teacher who I enjoyed many great lessons with in my younger days. Memory of his lessons still inspires me to be a better player 17 years later!" - Chris Wall

“I’m a professional musician and wanted to learn classical guitar as a hobby. I began studying with Steve about 2 years ago and it’s been great. He has a very organized, self-paced teaching method. Whenever I struggle with a tough passage that frustrates me, Steve will simply watch what I’m doing and say ‘try dropping your elbow’ or ‘watch your hand position’ and it almost always fixes the problem. It takes years of teaching experience to do that. He also caters lessons to my needs. If I feel like working on some electric guitar for a few months, or jazz or blues, Steve is equally capable of teaching those styles. I highly recommend Steve Jolemore.” - Alan

"Best guitar teacher ever! My daughter Charlotte Van Schenck, thoroughly enjoys her lessons and is really learning to play the instrument well!" - Suzy Kirk Van Schenck

"Steve is a living, breathing encyclopedia of musical knowledge and very patient as a teacher. You can't do better in this area for guitar lessons" - Paul Anthony Kolanis ll

"Steve is an expert in all phases of guitar playing and music. If you want to learn correctly and quickly while developing habits that will serve you well into the future, study with Steve." - Artist/Composer Sperie Koda