Laurels
Best Guitar
Teachers in
Detroit
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 Detroit, MI.

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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.

Cameron’s Music

Cameron’s Music is family owned and operated music shop that offers repairs, rentals, instrument retailing, and guitar lessons in Michigan with over 40 years of service. The music store boasts the largest print music department in the area, along with a recital hall that accommodates 75 seats and the 20 instructors on staff. A client says about the music shop, “I bought my first guitar here and took lessons, nice place has a large selection and great parking for the area.”

Livonia, MI(734) 513-7080

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Detroit Guitar Conservatory

Detroit Guitar Conservatory is a dedicated music school that offers guitar lessons in Michigan to students ages 3 and up. The music school focuses on classical guitar lessons using the Suzuki Method by “modeling music education on the natural process of learning.” Scott Walter, a registered Suzuki guitar teacher, manages Detroit Guitar Conservatory.

Detroit, MI(313) 706-9667

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Detroit Guitar Tutor

Detroit Guitar Tutor is a music tutor offering guitar lessons in Michigan, solely operated by R.G. Artinian, a guitar enthusiast for over two decades. R.G. Artinian started playing seriously at the age of 12. R.G. Artinian offers guitar lessons for beginners and intermediate students with rock, pop, rhythm and blues, folk, and acoustic styles, including a personalized approach that integrates chords and progressions, music theory, scales and modes, picking exercises, and strumming techniques. Detroit Guitar Tutor's services are available by appointment.

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI(313) 922-4420

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Evola Music

Evola Music is a third-generation family-owned music store that specializes in pianos and organs, but also offers guitar lessons in Michigan. Evola Music was founded in 1931 and has four store locations in Michigan. Evola Music offers guitar lessons for students ages 10-12 and ages 13 and up for both acoustic and electric guitar. Guitar lessons include chord building and fundamentals in playing the melody. Evola Music also offers guitar rentals. A student says of Evola Music, “Take guitar lessons from Elli Epstein at Evola. Excellent teacher for jazz, latin, and rock. Highly recommended.”

Bloomfield Hills, MI(248) 334-0566

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Gallagher’s Music

Gallagher’s Music is a Michigan music studio that caters to students of all ages, from beginners to advanced players. The studio opened in 1994 and won the WDIV Detroit's Vote 4 the Best and Detroit's A-List. Gallagher’s Music offers both in-studio guitar lessons and in-home music lessons that “geared toward the students experience level.” These lessons include guitar, piano, drums, cello, and violins. The music studio also offers repair services and includes products such as Breedlove Guitars, Michael Kelly Guitars, Traveler Guitars, Kremona, ddrum, Luna Guitars, and Dean Guitars.

Huntington Woods, MI(248) 712-1107

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Grosse Pointe Music Academy

Grosse Pointe Music Academy in Michigan was founded in 2005. The Academy offers guitar lessons and lessons in piano, keyboard, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, and drums. All the lessons are “available with over 20 different instructors and lesson times are available six days a week.” A client says about the Academy, “My son has now tried guitar, bass, drums AND rock band. Good news & bad news: HE’S LOVED THEM ALL!”

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI(313) 458-7723

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Gus Zoppi Music Center

Gus Zoppi Music Center is a music store in Michigan founded since 1934, offering guitar lessons, instrument rentals, sheet music, and sales and repairs of instruments. The music store accepts credit cards and includes a private parking lot. A client says about the music store, “Gus Zoppi Music Center has been a staple of the Troy/Sterling Heights area forever… A great place to get your strings, picks, method book, and accessories…”

Sterling Heights, MI(586) 978-1816

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Huber Breese Music

Huber Breese Music is a music store that also has offered individual and private guitar lessons in Michigan since 1972. The music store “specializes in electric and acoustic guitars” along with high-end musical instruments. Huber Breese Music is also “an authorized dealer for most major musical instrument manufacturers.” Huber Breese Music hosts Annual Recitals and American Guild of Music Contest. A customer says about the store, “They specialize in guitar and drums, but have a good amount of piano music, and some other general music items as well.”

Fraser, MI(586) 294-3950

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J-RO School of Music

J-RO School of Music is a Michigan music school that launched in 2012. The music school's founder is an award-winning music teacher and an active music performer. J-RO School of Music received the Best of 2016 for an “exceptional service and positive customer review." The music school includes music workshops, master classes, guitar lessons, voice lessons, and piano lessons. A client says about the music school, “Josh was prompt in his response. After one lesson my daughter made terrific progress. I'm excited to see how she progresses under Josh's guidance.”

Troy, MI(248) 877-1651

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JC’S Drum and Music Academy

JC’S Drum and Music Academy is a music academy founded in 1988. The music academy offers guitar lessons in Michigan and also for piano, bass, drums, voice singing, ukulele, and percussion in one location. JC’S Drum and Music Academy covers 2,400 square feet, including a convenient Coffee Bar with free Wi-Fi and a full-service snack bar. A client says about the music academy, “Thank you for the wonderful family style environment which was provided for my daughter to not only grow but flourish!”

Rochester, MI(248) 601-0044

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Maestro Music Academy

Maestro Music Academy is a Michigan music academy that is also a Trinity Registered Music Examination Center. The music academy was opened in 2014 with the statement "Start Your Music Training on the Right Note.” Maestro Music Academy ranked in the top 5 Best of 2016 for Detroit Music Lessons. Thumbtack awarded the music academy with the Best of 2015 award for excellent customer reviews. The music academy offers private music and guitar lessons to all ages and levels. Maestro Music Academy also offers classes and workshops in arts, drawing, and painting.

Westland, MI(734) 762-0775

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McCourt’s Musical Instruments

McCourt’s Musical Instruments is a music store in Michigan, founded in 1991. The music store offers guitar lessons, piano, brass, flute, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, and other musical instruments during store hours. McCourt’s Musical Instruments also caters to instrumental rentals, sales, repairs, advice, and appraisals. The music store accepts credit card transactions.

Berkley, MI(248) 546-4300

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Music Authority

Music Authority is a Michigan music school offering guitar lessons along with violin, drum, piano, accordion, flute, and voice lessons. The music school welcomes both young and adult students. Music Authority's School of Achievers promotes music learning with a friendly and family-like environment. A client says of the music school, “We have been so impressed with the instructors over the years, so glad we found this place for our kids' music lessons.”

Dearborn Heights, MI(313) 551-5420

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Plymouth School of Music

Plymouth School of Music is a dedicated music school in Michigan that offers guitar lessons, ukulele, piano, voice, and violin lessons. The music school has been operating since 1987 with the mission “to provide a comfortable, and dynamically fun learning environment.” The guitar lessons encompass Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Blues styles. Plymouth School of Music staffs teachers who have college music degrees, touring experience, school music teaching experience, camp teaching experience, high-level achievements in private lessons, and experience in teaching beginners and advanced students.

Plymouth, MI(734) 262-1409

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Professional Guitars

Professional Guitars is retail music store in Michigan and an authorized dealer of Ibanez and Washburn guitars that offers guitar lessons of all styles, for beginners and advanced players, and for individual and group instruction. The lessons are available during store hours from Monday to Saturday and by appointment. Professional Guitars also carries used and vintage instruments and offers repairs and setup, re-stringing services, sheet music, educational books, and bass lessons.

Ferndale, MI(248) 398-9437

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Southland Music Center

Southland Music Center is a musical instrument and accessories store that has offered music sheets, repairs, sales, and guitar lessons in Taylor since 1982. The music store also offers individualized musical lessons in woodwind instruments, brass instruments, acoustic and digital pianos, violins, flutes, cellos, accordions, and drum sets. Southland Music Center also caters an on-site guitar repair service. The music store includes Dean, Yamaha, Schecter, Lag, Seagull, and Godin guitar brands.

Taylor, MI(734) 287-4480

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Steven Dearing

Steven Dearing is a classical guitarist that has been teaching guitar lessons in Michigan since 1992. Steven Dearing also co-founded the Dearing Concert Duo, a classical guitar and voice duo in Michigan, in 1998. Steven Dearing has been a recipient of six Detroit Music Awards for the Dearing Concert Duo. Steven Dearing is also a Music Professor at the University of Windsor. Steven Dearing’s studio specializes in classical guitar and teaches all styles of playing the guitar. Students can expect solid lessons on technical “score reading skills, theory, musicianship, and performance skills.” Steven Dearing welcomes both young and adult students in the studio.

Farmington Hills, MI(248) 866-0935

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The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music opened in 2008. The music school offers guitar lessons in Michigan along with mentorship in other musical instruments. Guitar lessons integrate into private music lessons, band programs for students and adults, songwriting, summer camps, field trips and school programs, recording sessions, professional rehearsals and tour prep, community involvement, advocacy for live music, and professional music services. A client says of the music school, “Would have never happened without the experience and confidence he’s gotten at DSRP! Thanks!”

Royal Oak, MI(888) 988-7625

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The Harris Conservatory of Music

The Harris Conservatory of Music is a music conservatory that offers guitar lessons in Michigan and opened in 2015 with the goal: “To conserve the State of the Musical Art.” The Harris Conservatory of Music was awarded the Thumbtack Best of 2016 and Thumbtack Top Pro 2016. The music conservatory also offers individual music lessons on “voice, brass, woodwinds, percussion, piano, violin, bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and more.” The music conservatory provides band instrument repairs, featuring musical instrument accessories, and songwriting classes.

Plymouth, MI(734) 725-9926

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