guitarist, instructor & Founder


Before starting Priddy Music Academy based in Millersville, Maryland, Lee Priddy was a determined kid learning guitar in 1984. Needless to say, he learned and excelled. He started teaching in 1990, and from sheer reputation, he rose to teaching 83 private students per week. In 2000, he opened Priddy Guitar Academy and began coaching rock bands as well.

Schools Attended

Lee has studied with a handful of teachers, including Jimmy Cunnigham (U.S. Navy Musician) and Sheryl Bailey (Berklee Instructor, Award Winner, and Guitar Player Magazine & I-Tunes Artist). He attended the following schools:

The Recording Artist

His recording credits include several side projects and a self-produced album entitled, "Colors of Rhythm" by the Melons. Currently, he is working on a solo project he hopes to complete this year. However, the school and his students remain his top priority.

The Teacher

Whether it's performing with a band, playing a solo gig, teaching, or just strumming by the campfire, Lee's easy-going mannerisms and dedication to his craft have inspired countless students to realize their own musical potential, goals, and dreams. Apart from the Priddy Music Academy, he has also been the guitar instructor at Indian Creek School in Crownsville, Maryland, where he conducted after-school music programs. Lee also serves as a clinician in guitar workshops. He is credited with helping several students get accepted to music programs at Berklee, Towson, UMBC, and Peabody Conservatory.