Best Guitar Lessons in Minneapolis

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Apple Valley Guitar & Piano Academy

Apple Valley Guitar & Piano Academy is an Apple Valley music school that has been in business for over 10 years. The school provides free introductory lessons for prospective students and offers lessons for electronic keyboard, acoustic piano, and acoustic guitar. Apple Valley Guitar & Piano Academy provides private and semi-private lessons for adults, teens, and children.

Apple Valley, MN 55124


Capitol Guitars

Capitol Guitars is a St. Paul guitar school and shop that has been in business since 2004. The shop’s instructors provide guitar and bass lessons and have Bachelor’s degrees from McNally Smith College of Music and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Capitol Guitars also provides repair services such as basic setup and adjustment, string, nut, and bridge replacement, electronics troubleshooting, upgrades, complex repairs, and amplifier repairs.

Saint Paul, MN 55101


Inspiration Performing Arts Center

Inspiration Performing Arts Center is a Mahtomedi arts center that provides a wide range of dance classes, music classes, acting classes, and art classes. The center is owned and operated by Katie Owings and has been in business for over 10 years. Inspiration Performing Arts Center also provides yoga and wellness classes and workshops, as well as hosting for birthday parties and other events.

Mahtomedi, MN 55115


Jon Wood Guitar

Jon Wood is a Minneapolis guitarist who holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of St. Thomas and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in classical guitar performance at Illinois State University. He is also a current graduate assistant who teaches courses on guitar performance. Jon provides private music lessons for guitar, electric bass, mandolin, ukulele, and banjo in styles such as jazz, Latin, classical, blues, pop, rock, R&B, bluegrass, folk, and flamenco.

Minneapolis, MN 55401


Kramer’s School of Music

Kramer’s School of Music is an Eden Prairie music school that has been in business since 1999. Founder Elena Kramer is a Master’s trained piano performer and educator. The school provides private music instruction for piano, guitar, violin, voice, and more. Kramer’s School of Music also offers group theory classes for all Minnesota Music Teacher Association levels, as well as music summer camps and group instruction.

Eden Prairie, MN 55347


Lesson Pros

Lesson Pros is a Maple Plain music school that has been in business since 2002 and was founded by Chuck and Sandi Millar. The school provides music lessons for a large range of instruments such as banjo, bass guitar, classical guitar, dobro, drums, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, percussion instruments, piano, violin, and bass. Lesson Pros also provides music theory lessons, singing lessons, performance lessons, and speaking voice lessons.

Maple Plain, MN 55359


Pavel Jany

Pavel Jany is a St. Paul guitarist and composer who completed his classical guitar studies in former Czechoslovakia and frequently performs as a soloist and in various ensembles. His company P Jany Music Productions has been in business since 1998 and provides music services for weddings and other special occasions. Pavel has three decades of teaching experience and provides private guitar lessons in his home studio.

Saint Paul, MN 55101


Performance Music Lessons

Performance Music Lessons is a Coon Rapids music school that is owned and operated by instructor Rebekka Fisher. Rebekka has teaching piano, guitar, and voice for over 15 years at the McNally Smith Music College and at various St. Paul, Osseo, and Spring Lake Park public schools. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in music composition and theory and is a licensed music teacher in Minnesota.

Coon Rapids, MN 55448


Rockwell Guitar School

Rockwell Guitar School is a Shoreview guitar school that was founded by instructor Alex Born. Alex studied at the Lübeck Academy of Music and the McNally Smith College of Music. Rockwell Guitar School provides lessons for numerous instruments such as electric, acoustic, and classical guitar, bass guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and resonator guitar. The school teaches a wide range of styles as well such as classic rock, modern, rock, blues, jazz, worship and contemporary Christian, country, metal, acoustic, classical, and fingerstyle.

Shoreview, MN 55126


Sound Waves Guitar Instruction

Sound Waves Guitar Instruction is a Minneapolis guitar school that is owned and operated by guitar teacher Paul Bergren. Paul has been playing the guitar for over 20 years and studied classic guitar at St. Olaf College, jazz guitar and songwriting at Berklee College of Music, and classical voice and composition at the University of Minnesota. He teaches guitar players of all levels and focuses mostly on rock, folk, and jazz styles on both electric and acoustic guitars.

Minneapolis, MN 55401


The Guitar Shop

The Guitar Shop is a family-owned and operated Rosemount music school that provides guitar lessons and piano lessons as well as full music theory with reading music. The school offers a wide range of new and used guitars for both beginners and advanced players. The Guitar Shop also provides instrumental rental services for instruments such as flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, percussion instruments, violins, violas, and cellos.

Rosemount, MN 55068


Universal Strumming

Universal Strumming is a Minneapolis guitar school that is owned and operated by instructor Jay Gordon. Jay has over 40 years of experience playing and teaching guitar. He is also a composer and concert producer. Jay provides guitar lessons and ukulele lessons for beginning players as well as advanced players.

Minneapolis, MN 55401


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