Laurels
Best Guitar
Teachers in
Denver
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 Denver, CO.

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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.

Allegro Music

Allegro Music in Parker is dedicated to providing “the finest in music education.” Lessons in guitar, piano, voice, drums, saxophone, violin, and additional instruments are available. Instructors at Allegro teach independently and determine their own individual rates. The store also offers instrument sales, rentals, and repair services.

Parker, CO(303) 680-3915

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Band Dynamics

Band Dynamics in Littleton specializes in “Music Lessons That Rock,” and teaches guitar, bass, drums, voice, and keyboard to students of all skill levels. The company focuses in helping students start their own bands, provides a studio and rehearsal space for musicians, and runs summer music camps for young students. Weekly lessons can be 30 or 60 minutes, and students can sign up for private instruction directly on the company’s website.

Littleton, CO(303) 972-7625

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Boulder Guitar Studio

Boulder Guitar Studio is owned by Lee Johnson, who has over 20 years of full-time teaching experience plus a music degree from the University of Colorado Denver. Custom guitar lessons with Lee are available for students ages six and up. Four 30 minute lessons cost $140, and four full hour lessons cost $240 per month.

Boulder, CO(303) 442-2379

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Dwayne's Guitar Lessons

Dwayne’s Guitar Lessons offers guitar instruction at a studio location in Broomfield, as well as in-home lessons. The primary instructor is Dwayne Jenkins, who is described as “the best at what he does” in a client testimonial. Dwayne teaches both acoustic and electric guitar to students of all ages and skill levels.

Broomfield, CO(303) 552-1168

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Globalsound Studio

Globalsound Studio was founded in 2001 in Broomfield, originally as a full service recording studio for local musicians. Private music lessons in guitar, drums, piano, and voice are available for students of all ages. The studio can also be booked for parties and events, and it operates summer music camps for its students. In addition, the company features a Rock Band Program where students are trained “in all aspects of being a professional performing and recording artist.” Private lessons require a monthly commitment, which includes four 30-minute lessons for $140 or four 60-minute lessons for $250 per month.

Broomfield, CO(303) 439-7956

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Michael Lancaster

Michael Lancaster is a professional bagpiper in Denver who provides guitar and bagpipe lessons. Michael has been an instructor for over 20 years and also runs his own recording studio. In addition to offering local lessons, Michael teaches via Skype and Google Hangouts to students beyond the Denver area. He has received a Gigmasters’ Best of 2014 Award and a 2015 Couples’ Choice Award from Wedding Wire.

Denver, CO(303) 765-1245

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Mile High Shred

Mile High Shred in Denver is transforming from a local company to a fully online business, offering guitar and bass lessons exclusively via Skype. Only advanced students are accepted, especially those who have been playing for a while but are feeling stuck in their progress. Mile High will also offer instruction videos, ebooks, music theory education, and online instruction packages.

Denver, CO(720) 464-7462

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Performance High Music Studios

Performance High Music Studios offers guitar, bass, and drum lessons with a focus on artistic development in Denver. The company is owned by professional singer Adrienne Osborn and guitar lessons are taught by Justin Leighton Long, former guitarist for the Atlantic Records-signed band No Address. Justin provides a unique perspective to guitar students with his background in drum and bass and his extensive experience as a producer. Weekly private lessons of 30 and 60 minutes and à la carte lessons are available, along with a variety of studio services.

Denver, CO(303) 819-0595

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Rene Heredia

Rene Heredia is a “leading figure in the development of Flamenco Guitar and Dance in the United States.” He has been nominated twice for a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Dance Alliance. Rene offers flamenco and classical guitar lessons in Denver and Boulder to all levels of students, from beginner to professional. Lessons are $60 per hour or $30 per half hour.

Denver, CO(303) 722-0054

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Robby Schechter Entertainment & Instruction

Robby Schechter Entertainment & Instruction provides solo and ensemble music entertainment for parties, events, restaurants, and bars. Robby is described as “one of the most versatile solo guitarists in Colorado.” He also offers private guitar instruction at the Broadway Music School in Denver. Lessons are $30 for 30 minutes, $40 for 45 minutes, and $50 for 60 minutes. A limited time beginner lessons package is available for $100, and it includes four 30-minute lessons, a beginner guitar method binder, and a guitar rental for one month.

Denver, CO(314) 956-9084

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So You Wanna Play Guitar

So You Wanna Play Guitar is operated by guitarist Christopher Macor. He specializes in getting students to play their favorite song as soon as possible. They can receive a 60-minute lesson at his home in Boulder for $40. He can travel to clients' homes in the Boulder area for $50. If the student is outside the Boulder area, he`ll travel to their home for $55/hr. Christopher offers a Boulder area starter package of 4 lessons for $150. Skype lessons are also available for $40/hr.

Boulder, CO(303) 349-2763

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Sound Minded Music Academy

Sound Minded Music Academy is “Denver’s premier music lesson facility.” Lessons in voice, guitar, bass guitar, and music theory are conducted at the Modern Art Rock Studios, which features a fully equipped recording studio and the latest music technology. Online lessons are available for students outside of Denver. Weekly half-hour lessons are $129 per month, and weekly hourly lessons are $199 per month. Rates are the same for on-site and online lessons.

Denver, CO(720) 201-9744

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Spotlight Studios Music School

Spotlight Studios Music School in Lakewood features the “most qualified teaching staff in Denver” and provides private instruction in voice, guitar, bass, piano, drums, and violin to students of all ages. Weekly 30-minute lessons are $35 each, and full hour lessons are $55 each. There is also a one-time registration fee of $25 for new students. Spotlight Studios can be reserved for RockStar Birthday Parties, where instructors teach basic vocal techniques and party guests can enjoy karaoke and singing on a real stage.

Lakewood, CO(303) 623-1823

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Strum & Sip

Strum & Sip, the “first ever official Happy Hour Guitar class,” offers guitar lessons exclusively to adult students. There are 12 levels of instruction progressing from beginner to advanced, and classes are taught in varying locations in the Denver area. All classes run consecutively for four weeks at a designated time and place. First-timers can try four one-hour sessions for only $39.

Denver, CO(303) 928-4121

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The Colorado School of Music

The Colorado School of Music in Golden offers weekly private lessons to students of all ages, skill levels, and experience. Students can take piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, and a range of band and orchestra instruments. Lessons can be paid individually or as a monthly four lesson package. The first 30-minute lesson is $10, and any subsequent half hour lessons are $28 if paid individually or $25 if paid monthly.

Golden, CO(303) 526-9865

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The Olde Town Pickin' Parlor

The Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor is a “one of a kind musical instrument store” in Arvada. In addition to selling and repairing instruments, the store offers lessons in guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, bass, and ukulele covering styles such as swing, bebop, latin, blues, jazz, and flamenco. Students of all ages and experience are welcome and encouraged to call for lesson rates and further information.

Arvada, CO(303) 421-2304

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Twinkle Together

Twinkle Together in Denver has been “bringing families together with music since 1997!” The company offers three main classes for children and adults. Music Together is a 10-week early childhood music and movement class, accepting students up to age four with their parents. Music Together Guitar for Grownups is an eight-week class that teaches guitar to adult students. Suzuki Guitar is a 10-week guitar class for children older than five. Tuition rates vary per class and number of family members who wish to attend.

Denver, CO(303) 333-1474

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Vince Madison

Vince Madison, a “professional composer/pianist and an engaging and personable instructor,” teaches music lessons to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students in Westminster. Vince provides instruction in guitar, piano, and music technology. Lessons are billed on a flat monthly fee based on a four-week month. Half hour lessons are $140 per month, and full hour lessons are $260 per month.

Westminster, CO(303) 731-7933

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Young Guitar Stars

Young Guitar Stars is the website of professional guitar player and teacher, Miguel Espinoza. Miguel offers lessons in Denver to people of all ages and experience, but he specializes in teaching children. Guitar Player Magazine has called Miguel a “mesmerizing guitarist.” Half hour and full hour weekly lessons are available, and rates can be requested through an online form on the instructor’s website.

Denver, CO(303) 518-1062

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