Laurels
Best Guitar Teachers
in Sacramento
2017

Why These Guitar Teachers?

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

Becker Guitar Studio

Becker Guitar Studio has been teaching classical guitar lessons since 2001. The music school uses the Suzuki method to help students master technical skills, develop muscle memory, and develop music reading skills. The instructors teach students at all levels. Becker Guitar Studio is a member of the Guitar Foundation of America, the American String Teachers Association, and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Fair Oaks, CA(916) 397-3865

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Greg Williams

Greg Williams has been playing guitar since he was 13 years old. The instructor teaches private guitar lessons and regular guitar workshops, and has been teaching music for more than 20 years. He has also taught guitar courses at California State University and Sacramento City College. In his lessons, Greg Williams focuses on technique, music theory, tone production, interpretation, and relaxation.

Sacramento, CA(916) 739-6571

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Guitar Workshop

The owner of Guitar Workshop, Dave Lynch, has more than 45 years of experience in guitar performance and music composition. Dave Lynch attended the Berklee College of Music and won the Sacramento Sammie Award for Best Jazz Musician twice. The music studio teaches the basics of guitar, theory, rhythm, improvisation, and composition. Students give positive feedback for Guitar Workshop's professional staff.

Sacramento, CA(916) 441-6555

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Kline Music

Kline Music has been teaching students at all levels for more than 50 years. The family-owned and operated music studio teaches guitar lessons and provides instrument rental services. The business also provides musical instrument repairs. Students say that Kline Music has a comfortable atmosphere, wide selection of instruments, and helpful instructors.

Sacramento, CA(916) 456-8742

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McLaughlin Studios

McLaughlin Studios has been serving the Sacramento area since 1993. The music studio teaches private guitar lessons as well as group guitar workshops for all levels from beginner to advanced. The instructors have music degrees and extensive music performance experience. McLaughlin Studios holds recitals three times a year for performance experience and confidence building.

Loomis, CA(916) 652-6377

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Milestones Music

Milestones Music gives private guitar lessons in its Fair Oaks studio. The instructors update online progress reports every week, give free recordings of each lesson, deliver the weekly curriculum online, and offer Skype lessons when students can't get to the studio. The company is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and the Music Teachers Association of California. Students have praised Milestones Music for its professional setup and helpful instruction.

Fair Oaks, CA(916) 304-2526

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Music Bloom School of Music

Music Bloom School of Music teaches guitar to kids, teens, and adults and specializes in teaching beginners. The school gives students the chance to perform at quarterly recitals and experiment with the school's rock band. The studio is a vendor with South Sutter Charter School and Visions in Education.

Fair Oaks, CA(916) 538-2224

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Music Stream Center

The founder of Music Stream Center, Huei-Ping Chen Lin, has been teaching music for more than 40 years. Hieu-Ping Chen Lin is a Master Teacher of the American Music Scholarship Association and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. The Davis music school teaches private guitar lessons to students five and up using a classical technique that develops technical skill, note reading, and understanding of phrasing.

Davis, CA(530) 220-2857

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Nathan Beier

Nathan Beier has more than 30 years of music experience and more than five years of instruction experience. The Sacramento music school teaches music method, theory, songwriting, and composition. The instructor holds lessons in-person or on Skype. Students say that Nathan Beier has unbeatable musical intuition, vision, energy, and creativity.

Sacramento, CA(916) 293-6102

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Natomas Music Square

Natomas Music Square has been teaching kids and adults since 2011. The music schools teaches private and group guitar lessons. The instructors teach the basics of rhythm, melody, harmony, meter, tempo, scale, and key in group lessons and work with students to develop personal abilities in private lessons. Students have praised Natomas Music Square for its patient and knowledgeable teachers.

Sacramento, CA(916) 419-9511

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Natomas School of Music

Natomas School of Music is a 2016 Nominee for A-List Best Music Instruction. The Sacramento music studio teaches guitar lessons to students of any age. All of the instructors have college training and professional performance experience. The school hosts a picture day every six months where students can get a picture taken with their instrument by a professional photographer.

Sacramento, CA(916) 801-3331

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New Songs Music Factory

NewSongs School of Music teaches private guitar lessons to students five years old and up. The guitar instructors have more than 20 years of combined experience playing the instrument. The music school runs group lessons for younger learners and students who enjoy a group dynamic. Newsongs School of Music's regular recitals and community performances give students the confidence to perform. Students have praised the school for its quality instruction and well-organized programs.

Elk Grove, CA(916) 714-4544

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O'Connor Guitar

O'Connor Guitar teaches classical and electric guitar. The instructor has been playing the guitar since he was 13 and has more than 16 years of experience playing professionally. The Sacramento music school teaches private lessons, group lessons, casual ensemble lessons, and four-session beginning guitar introductions. Private lessons include coverage of songs in any style, improvisation, technique, note reading, ear training, and songwriting.

Citrus Heights, CA(916) 281-5096

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One Eleven Music Studio

One Eleven Music Studio gives private guitar lessons to students at all levels. The Cameron Park music school customizes its lessons according to each student and has fully stocked lesson rooms with observation windows. One Eleven Music Studio's waiting room has a flat screen TV and plenty of seating. The school's recording studio is run by trained engineers with professional gear. Students have praised the music school for its courteous, helpful staff and engaging, knowledgeable instructors.

Roseville, CA(916) 773-7111

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Roseville Guitar Lessons

The owner of Roseville Guitar Lessons has more than 15 years of guitar experience. The instructor teaches students at all levels in a variety of musical styles. Andrew Tintle has performed at the Guitar Center Blues Masters competition. Students say that the instructor incorporates technique well, customizes lessons to each student, and creates a fun, uplifting environment.

Rocklin, CA(916) 542-8639

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Skip's Music

Skip's Music has been serving the Sacramento area since 1973. The music school teaches students through private lessons, group lessons, clinics, and award-winning programs. The school's Weekend Warriors program lets musicians play together in a rock band format and finish with a concert in a local club. Clients have praised Skip's Music for its friendly and helpful staff.

Sacramento, CA(916) 484-7575

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The Fifth String

The Fifth String is a music school founded in Roseville in 1982. The instructors run guitar workshops for beginners and students looking to learn specific skills and techniques. The Fifth String hosts regular house concerts by artists who play a variety of music styles. The music school also sells instruments, and is an authorized dealer for Martin, Taylor, Blueridge, Cort, Samick, and Cordoba guitars. Students give positive feedback for the company's friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff.

Sacramento, CA(916) 442-8282

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The Strum Shop

The Strum Shop is a family-owned music school and instrument shop based in Roseville. The business has eight private lesson studios and a large waiting room for parents and students waiting for lessons. The music studio was chosen as a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants in 2016. The Strum Shop's on-site repair shop fixes guitars, other fretted instruments, band instruments, and orchestra instruments.

Roseville, CA(916) 787-8786

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UpRock Audio

UpRock Audio holds one-on-one guitar lessons that focus on personalized learning. The Roseville-based studio also runs in-depth group lessons and regular concerts that give students the confidence to perform. The instructors have more than 25 years of combined teaching experience. UpRock Audio won third place in Best Music Instruction in the 2014 KCRA A-List. The company's recording studio provides production, recording, and mixing services.

Roseville, CA(916) 915-3326

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