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Best Guitar Teachers in Kansas City
2021

Why These Guitar Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Kansas City Guitar Teachers 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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Beau Bledsoe Guitar

Beau Bledsoe Guitar provides private lessons in classical guitar, flamenco, Argentine tango, oud, and traditional Portuguese guitar, both in person in the Kansas City, Missouri area and online. Online lessons are given via Google Fiber, a system with speeds up to 100 times faster than broadband for a realistic, immersive experience. Bledsoe is a diverse, classically-trained guitarist who has played with the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis, the Bach Aria Soloists, Owen/Cox Dance Group, and the Kansas City Ballet. He has a master's degree in classical guitar from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music

Kansas City, MO 64123

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Brad Allen Music

Brad Allen Music is run by a Kansas City-based singer and songwriter who provides private guitar and drum lessons throughout the Cass County area. Allen first teaches students to play some of their favorite songs before delving into scales, chords, finger picking, and jazz and other advanced techniques. Clients say that Allen's method keeps students engaged while helping them understand the building blocks of the songs they love. A parent notes that she couldn't be happier with her son's progress on the guitar, which she credits to Allen's lessons.

Peculiar, MO 64078

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KC Music

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, KC Music is a full-service music store offering instrument rentals, sales, and repairs as well as lessons. Students can choose from individualized, private 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute instruction in instruments including guitar, bass, vocals, piano, ukelele, drums, violin, cello, and others. Prices range from $22.50 for a half-hour lesson to $45 for a full hour. In addition to private lessons, KC Music also offers themed group lessons that allow students to experience performing in the style of their favorite band or genre.

Kansas City, MO 64151

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Master Guitar School

Master Guitar School is a Kansas City, MO-based location for music instruction. Founder Jay Eudaly is the author of Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanism for the Guitar. He offers 30-minute private lessons at either Guitar Dock in Overland Park or his home studio in Kansas City. Skype and Facetime lessons are available for students at the intermediate level and above. Interested potential students can also sign up to access Eudaly's free online classes, newsletters, and resources downloads, as well as exclusive access to coupons and exciting events.

Kansas City, MO 64133

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Scotty Guitar Mize

Scotty Guitar Mize is a private music teaching company that serves the Kansas City area. The company has over 30 years of experience teaching music lessons on the ukulele, guitar, and bass to students of any age, including how to tune an instrument. Other areas of expertise include live performance, songwriting, and studio session work. The firm offers single lessons as well as the option to become a regular student until becoming proficient.

Lees Summit, MO 64082

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The Guitar Studio of Larry Beekman

Located in Kansas City, MO, The Guitar Studio of Larry Beekman is run by an experienced musician who has been teaching acoustic, classical, and finger-style guitar since 1975. Beekman has published several international best-selling books of arrangements for finger-style guitar, including Folksongs for Classical Guitar, Volumes 1 & 2. He teaches guitar to students of all ages beginning as young as seven. Lessons cover basic playing technique, music theory, standard notation, basic chords, and strumming and picking patterns. Lessons for advanced students are tailored to individualized goals and may include classical and folk music, solos, accompaniment, and in-depth music theory.

Kansas City, MO 64110

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