Skip Runte holds a B.S.Ed. degree. He enjoys teaching and sharing his passion for music and the guitar. He is often recognized for his knowledge of theory and harmony, composition, and the art of improvisation. During his formative years, he studied with guitar legends Johnny Smith, Howard Roberts, Joe Pass, and Jack Marshall. An experienced teacher as well as performer, Skip has taught both privately and in the public school system. In the Atlanta area, he has taught accredited staff development courses to Fulton County music teachers and he has taught guitar programs offered through recreation centers, home school organizations, and charter schools. He has presented clinics and workshops on a variety of topics designed for every level of study from beginner to the advanced jazz student. With Skip’s varied background and teaching experience, he is proficient in teaching a variety of styles including folk, country, rock, blues, jazz, and big band to any age level.