Derrick Campbell

Derrick Campbell started teaching guitar in 1992, and graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a B.A. in Mass Communications in 1995. In addition to teaching group guitar lessons at the BCAE, he also teaches private guitar lessons at Music Maker Studios in Brighton and at Noble and Greenough High School in Dedham. He performs with his band Element 78 3-4 times a week at bars in the Boston Metro area, and at many other places in New England from Rhode Island to Maine. Derrick also manages his own website,, where he posts information for beginning guitar players and sells his self-published book, Beginner Guitar Chord Exercises.