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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored guitar teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best guitar teachers in Fresno, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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California Arts Academy

California Arts Academy teaches guitar to the Fresno community. Families have access to a full arts program including lessons on how to play guitar from learning chords and needed basics to playing various styles of music, and private or small group lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are available from the age of six on up. The center has a reputation for being family-centric, safe, and professional, and instructors care about children learning to express themselves artistically as well as developing themselves overall. Lessons follow carefully planned curriculum in all cases, and numerous additional offerings include art, ballet, gymnastics, drawing, Irish Step Dance, musical theater, piano, voice, and tap. Private guitar lessons can be terminated any time with written notice.

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Fresno Guitar Instruction

Fresno Guitar Instruction handles guitar lessons in the Fresno community. Beginner to beginning intermediate students can sign up for private or small group classes, and all ages are welcome. Weekly lessons are goal-focused focus on helping individuals learn note reading, technique, melodies, tabs, and chords, and private lessons can last 30, 45, or 60 minutes each. Fees include the lesson, sheet music, and guided use of a free music training software, and interested parties can also request a complimentary consultation or meet and greet. The teacher allows students to progress at their natural pace in a friendly environment, encourages students to ask for help playing new songs, and hopes people will learn to appreciate a variety of music styles. Students can inquire about referrals for affordable rental guitars as well.

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Fresno Music Academy & Arts

Fresno Music Academy & Arts brings almost 20 years of experience to guitar students throughout Fresno. The center teaches close to 200 music lessons every week, and students can start guitar learning via private lessons anytime during the year with no need for a long-term contract. Students are regularly encouraged via trophies, certificates, and award wristbands after musical exams and also get to perform at a minimum of three recitals. The school also offers lessons in bass, drums, fiddle, voice, piano, and mandolin, a Music Fun Time program for young children, and summer camps for kids and adults. Fresno Music Academy & Arts was formerly known as The Voice Shop Music Academy, and its reputation attracts local students as well as those who travel from outside areas to learn with the school's instructors.

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Kratos Music Center

Kratos Music Center & Gifts is a guitar learning center in Selma. The family-owned business offers private guitar and bass guitar lessons in the studio, students need to purchase all required lesson materials, and interested parties can review the company's Lesson Agreement on the center's website. Instructor profiles can also be reviewed online. The store has a reputation for affordable prices as well as top-notch customer service, and a good amount of its business comes from repeat customers and referrals. Kratos also provides musical equipment, accessories, instrument repair, sound system rentals, and a variety of gifts, and band instrument sales and rentals are also available. Individuals can request lessons on piano, drums, violin, cello, ukulele, and band instruments as well.

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Patrick's Music Etc.

Patrick's Music Etc. has been teaching students to play the guitar in Fresno for over 35 years. Private lessons focus on making learning guitar fun for the student so that progress comes rapidly and smoothly, and qualified instructors are also available for flute, clarinet, violin, piano, saxophone, and other instruments. All ages and levels are welcome, and the Patrick’s Music lesson coordinator makes sure each hand-selected and vetted teacher is a perfect fit for the student. The store offers instruments, hardware, accessories, method books, and sheet music as, and students can also rent various instruments listed on the company's website. Patrick's is open on Sundays by appointment only, and the owner is involved with the East Fresno Kiwanas as well as other nonprofit organizations in the area.

Fresno, CA 93710


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Reedley School of Music

The Reedley School of Music has been teaching guitar to Reedley students for almost 40 years. The team is dedicated to helping students learn the art of music and follows the motto of "All people are musical.” Private lessons are available for guitar as well as for piano, violin, and voice, and individuals need to contact the school for additional information. Parents can also sign children up for weekly group lessons such as Toddler Tunes, Harmony Road, Young Musician, and Top Floor Singing Class, and full descriptions can be found on the center's website. The Reedley School promotes music instruction as a way for children to improve reading skills as well as math and science scores and as a way for students to learn to be more creative and expressive as well.

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SAM Academy

SAM Academy offers guitar instruction in the Sanger area. Both children and adults can benefit from affordable guitar lessons as well as lessons for piano, keyboard, and drums, and children in need are provided lesson time and instruments through the Emilio's Music Kids Program. SAM is a nonprofit group that gives students access to after-school, in-school, weekend, and summer learning in science, art, and music with community-based programs based on the belief that all children can succeed in STEM and the Arts if given the opportunity. Additional programs include tutoring, the Sanger Children's Choir, computer science, coding, and robots, a Young Artist Studio, parent workshops, birthday parties, festivals, and family science nights. SAM's website is available in Spanish as well.

Sanger, CA 93657


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Simba School of Music

Simba School of Music has been a Fresno guitar learning center for 15 years. The school teaches close to 100 students via private and group classes in guitar as well as violin, viola, cello, piano, drums, and flute, and private, semi-private, and group classes are available. All instructors are professional musicians with degrees and experienced teachers, and family members can attend lessons to observe and possibly even participate. Various materials and books are required including a notebook for both the teacher and parent to write notes in, and students typically are able to participate in an annual recital as well as in honor group performances and festivals. Simba School of Music also has a Summer Music Camp each year.

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The Cave Rehearsal Studios

The Cave Rehearsal Studios provides guitar lesson services to Fresno residents. The rehearsal studio is owned and operated "by musicians for musicians" and promotes guitar learning by hosting lessons for the Rock Fuzion School of Rock. Students can enroll in the Rock Fuzion School to learn how to play guitar as well as bass, drums, vocals, and piano/keyboard, and all ages can sign up as well as levels of players from beginners to advanced. Individuals should contact the phone number listed on The Cave's website for further details and pricing. Musicians can also rent rooms at The Cave on an hourly basis with 24-hour access, and rooms have air conditioning and heating. The studio has won a Fresno Award in 2015 and 2016 for musical instrument rental.

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