œEverything you need to know about rock guitar
“I studied with Jimmy for about two years and I can tell you this: Whatever you want to know about rock guitar, Jimmy will show you. Even more important is that he has a method that ensures that his guitar skills will translate to YOU as opposed to just sitting around watching a “show off session” as I have encountered with past teachers. Cypher gives you a work out like a boot camp sergeant and has you playing the guitar for most of the hour. He’s also a very honest person and doesn’t try to string you along to simply get more money out of you. He gives you all the material you want and then some! What really stands out is that he often knows your guitar limits better than you do and his lessons take you to the very edge of your capabilities. Also noteworthy is that when I expressed interest in Flamenco guitar, he referred me to another teacher, even though Jimmy plays nylon string guitar quite well. He’s a perfectionist in what he does and told me nylon string was not his forte. As others have said, he really is more of a guitar performance coach than an instructor. If you’re in Atlanta and want to take your guitar playing to the next level or even just visiting, give him a try.”
– KEVIN SMITH
INDUSTRY CREDITS AND AWARDS:
WINNER — Best Guitarist: COLUMBIA RECORDS/Emergenza USA Finals
WINNER — Guitar Center’s GUITARMAGGEDDON (Atlanta) — 2003, 2004, 2005
Recorded with Platinum Producer KEVIN “SHE’KESPERE” BRIGGS (TLC, PINK, DESTINY’S CHILD)
Recorded with Grammy Award Winning Producer DON MCCOLLISTER (INDIGO GIRLS, SHAWN MULLINS)
Recorded with Platinum Remix Producer DJ FORD (MICK JAGGER, MICHAEL JACKSON, LUDACRIS)
Recorded and Remixed with Dance Icon PAUL OAKENFOLD @ Perfecto Records
Performed with JEFF CARLISI (.38 Special)
Performed with ED KING (Lynard Skynard)
Performed with DERRICK SAINT HOLMES (Ted Nugent)
Three Time MUSIC MIDTOWN Performing Artist (250,000 in attendance)
Performed with Billionaire/Reality TV star SIR IVAN at NEW YORK MEGAJAM (15,000 in attendance)
Featured Artist: NAMM 2009
Featured Artist: 2009 WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE CD compilation
Former student: Joe Satriani, Musician’s Institute (GIT), Doug Doppler (Featured Guitarist: GUITAR HERO video game;
Steve Vai’s Favored Nations recording artist, Paul Chapman(UFO)
Master Class Artist/Instructor: Jeff Carlisi’s Camp Jam
“Damn. That guy can play!” — English Nick: DJ — Atlanta’s 96 Rock; 105.3 (the Buzz); Metalsome Monday Host.
“Great Guitar Player!” — Jeff Carlisi (38 Special): guitarist, songwriter, platinum selling recording artist.
“…one of the best live acts we have ever invited to perform on the Music Midtown cultural stage.”
— Suzanne Shaw: Artist Director, Music Midtown (Atlanta)
“impeccable timing and precision guitar playing” — DJ FORD (platinum recording artist, producer and remixer)
“the ‘Joe Satriani’ of electronic dance music” — Z Morse: chief technologist — Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Records.
“conjures the infinite, wailing arena-ready reverb passed from David Gilmour to the Edge.” — Creative Loafing (Atlanta)
“Bridges the gap between guitar rock and electronic dance.” — Atlanta Journal and Constitution
“Pulse-pounding electronic beats and scorching electric guitar fretwork” — Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Great Guitar Tones! If you are looking for a pulsating, relentless groove, Jimmy Cypher is the ticket you have been waiting for! –Doug Doppler, guitarist/recording artist: Steve Vais Favored Nations Records
Jimmy Cypher taught guitar lessons and clinics in Atlanta with Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special), Derrick Saint Holmes (vocalist, Ted Nugent), and Ed King (Lynard Skynard) summer 2005.