Lance Beaumont is the head of the music program at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR and Adjunct Professor of guitar at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX. In addition to heading the music program, Lance teaches courses in music history, music technology, and worship leadership. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Capo Chord Book, published by Mel Bay Publications. Lance is endorsed by Alhambra guitars, Shubb Capos, and is a Hill Guitar Co. artist. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University, holding a BM and MM in classical guitar performance, and a DMA in Music Education from Boston University. His areas of specialty include guitar pedagogy, popular music pedagogy, sociomusicology, and music aesthetics.