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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Charlotte 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. 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.

Charlotte Academy of Music

The Charlotte Academy of Music (CAM) opened in 2008 to provide the South Charlotte area with quality music education. Music instruction includes guitar, piano, strings, percussion, woodwinds, brass, and voice. CAM Club is a music, theater, and arts program specifically designed for homeschooled children. Charlotte Academy of Music is also home to the Charlotte Youth Repertory Theatre.

15040 Idlewild Road
Matthews, NC 28104


Charlotte Rox! Guitar Studio

Charlotte Rox! Guitar Studio offers a comfortable, fun, and relaxed environment to learn guitar. Charlotte Rox! goal is to get students playing music as quickly as possible, even if they have never played the guitar before. Charlotte Rox! nurtures the fun, creative side of playing guitar while focusing on solid technique and music theory fundamentals.

Charlotte, NC 28269


Community School of the Arts

Founded in 1969, Community School of the Arts (CSA) provides instruction in music and the visual arts across Charlotte. The school offers private and group music lessons, visual art classes and workshops, summer camps, pottery classes, and early childhood art education. CSA teaches extensively in low-income neighborhoods and provides significant student financial assistance, honoring its founding mission and the belief that outstanding arts education should be available to all.

Charlotte, NC 28202


Dave's Guitar School

Dave's Guitar School in Lake Wylie, SC, provides top quality guitar lessons and bass lessons for musicians of all skill levels. Students can learn various styles including rock, jazz, blues, classical, country, metal, bluegrass, and more. Dave's Guitar School customizes guitar and bass instruction to meet individual students' needs. Dave's Guitar School is within easy driving distance of Charlotte, Gastonia, Belmont, Cramerton, Mount Holly, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Clover, and York.Clients praise Dave's Guitar School's integration of music theory in its approach, and many students have gone on to music school and to play professionally.

Lake Wylie, SC 29710


Huntersville Music Academy

Huntersville Music Academy offers individual and group music lessons for all ages. They specialize in private lessons for guitar, flute, piano, drum/percussion, woodwind, violin, and cello. Huntersville Music Academy also teaches bluegrass instruments including banjo, mandolin, bass, and fiddle. They have a toddler/preschool music program, Music for Little Mozarts, that introduces musical learning and basic musical concepts in small classes or individual piano lessons.

Huntersville, NC 28078


Jim Hickey Music Ltd

Jim Hickey Music Ltd is a family-owned and operated music studio that has been offering private and group music lessons in the Fort Mill and Southwest Charlotte areas for more than ten years. Jim Hickey Music teaches acoustic and electric guitar, bass, piano, and ukelele. Jim Hickey Music also offers voice instruction.

Fort Mill, SC 29708


John Doll, M.M.

John Doll, M.M., offers private guitar lessons in downtown Waxhaw. John Doll teaches all students to read tablature and chord diagrams and actively encourages them to read standard notation and develop a practical understanding of music theory. Above all, the objective is to have fun while being inspired to perform, understand, and sincerely appreciate music. John Doll has experience in a wide range of musical styles and is a registered Suzuki Guitar Instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Lanti Music

Lanti Music offers private and group music lessons in Indian Trail. Music instruction includes guitar, piano, drums, strings, brass, woodwind, and voice. Lanti Music also offers musical theater, early childhood, homeschool classes, special needs programs, and music therapy. In addition, Lanti Music hosts free music programs including a free preschool class and family friendly classes.

Indian Trail, NC 28079


Learn Music

Learn Music has been providing music instruction to the Lake Norman area since 2007. Learn Music teaches guitar, ukelele, piano, bass guitar, drum, voice, and songwriting. Lessons include how to read music, music theory, proper tone, and technique. Learn Music's staff of professional musicians earns high praise from clients for their dedication and ability to impart a love of music to the students.

Cornelius, NC 28031


Lessons on the Lake Music Arts Academy

Lessons On The Lake Music Arts Academy is the premier music school in Mooresville and the Lake Norman area. They offer lessons for piano lessons, guitar, drum, violin, and cello as well as art lessons, vocal coaching workshops, and summer music camps. Lessons on the Lake teaches music theory, reading skills, ear-training, rhythmic-reading, writing and improvisation, and much more.

Mooresville, NC 28117


Ludmila European Music & Art Academy

The Ludmila European Music & Art Academy serves the greater North Charlotte, Lake Norman area including Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville. The music and performing arts school offers guitar, piano, violin, and viola lessons as well as music history and singing and voice classes. Ludmila Music & Art Academy also teaches art, dancing, and acting. Clients appreciate the small class sizes and professional instructors.

Cornelius, NC 28031


Music Quarters

Music Quarters is a family-owned operated music studio that has been offering music lesson in the Charlotte area since 2008. Music Quarters teaches piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and violin. Music Quarters is also a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and offers summer camps and group clinics.

Charlotte, NC 28226



Music.4.Life is a family-centered, community-oriented music studio in Charlotte that has been providing music education for all ages and abilities since 2009. Music.4.Life students often start in Kindermusik, move to piano, then guitar, percussion, or wind instruments. Students also play in rock, jazz, and blues Jam Bands. Music.4.Life's primary focus is learning and understanding music while having fun.

Charlotte, NC 28205



Music49 has been providing music lessons to the Charlotte community since 2003. Music49 offers lessons on acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, bass, cello, drums, keyboard/piano, voice, viola, and violin. All Music49 instructors are qualified teachers with years of experience working with students of all ages and levels of experience. Music49 is also a full-service guitar shop.

Charlotte, NC 28269


Ron's Pickin' Parlor

Ron's Pickin' Parlor in Stanfield offers one-on-one private music lessons. Instructors in Ron's Pickin' Parlor teach guitar, banjo, mandolin, acoustic and electric bass, voice, and other instruments. They specialize in teaching bluegrass, country, and gospel styles. Ron's Pickin' Parlor also sells guitars, mandolins, and banjos.

Stanfield, NC 28163


Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is Mint Hill's premier performance-based music and theater academy. Spotlight Performing Arts Academy offers music instruction in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, banjo, mandolin, brass, woodwinds, and string instruments. They also offer private and group acting lessons in theater and film performance. Rated Best of Charlotte named Spotlight Performing Arts Academy the Best Performing Arts Academy and Best Voice Training.

Mint Hill, NC 28227


The Arts Center for All

The Arts Center for All started teaching and sharing music in 2009 in the Cotswold area. The Arts Center for All's instruments and disciplines include guitar, flute, sax, cello, clarinet, oboe, viola, violin, piano, composition, music history, voice, art, and dance. World Music Class for Little Children teaches classical composers and music to pre-K and kindergartners. The Arts Center for All also offers language classes in Korean, Japanese, and Spanish.

Charlotte, NC 28211


The House That Rocks

The House That Rocks in Indian Trail uses an innovative and comprehensive approach to teaching music. The House That Rocks teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums, and voice and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsal to prepare students to perform in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. They also provide training in advanced music theory and songwriting.

Indian Trail, NC 28079


Tosco Music Studio

Since 2002, Tosco Music Studio has provided quality music instruction to hundreds of students of all ages from Charlotte and surrounding areas. John Tosco teaches students to play electric, acoustic, lead, and rhythm guitar, bass, mandolin, and ukulele. He encourages students to explore every style of music that interests them, including rock, folk, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, and classical. Students give John Tosco high marks and call him "the best music teacher ever."

Charlotte, NC 28205


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