Best Guitar Lessons in Raleigh

Why These Guitar Lessons?

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

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 105 68 13

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.

Read more about our selection process

Ellen Whitaker Guitar

Since 1981 Ellen Whitaker Guitar has offered music theory and guitar lessons to students of all ages and ability throughout the Raleigh metro area. Based out of Durham, North Carolina, owner Ellen Whitaker offers a B.A. degree in Music from Mills College and an M.A. degree in Music Theory from UCSB. Over her more than 30 years of experience, Ellen Whitaker has developed her own well-organized, progressive teaching program. Ellen Whitaker Guitar teaches many guitar styles, including classical, blues, pop, and Celtic, and holds every year recitals where students have a chance to perform.

Durham, NC 27701


The Musicians Learning Center

The Musicians Learning Center offers professional instruction in music to students of all ages throughout the Raleigh metro area, including Apex, Durham, Garner, Wake Forest, and Youngsville. Located in the Six Forks Station Shopping Center, The Musicians Learning Center is the largest private music school for learning piano, guitar, and other stringed instruments in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Musicians Learning Center also offers lessons in singing, music theory, and band instruments, including wind, brass, and purcussion pieces.

Raleigh, NC 27615


The North Carolina School of Traditional Music

The North Carolina School of Traditional Music offers private and group lessons of traditional regional folk music to students throughout the Triangle area. Based out of Durham, North Carolina, owners Mark and Julee Weems are passionate about promoting and preserving the Appalachian, Celtic, and Piedmont musical traditions of the area. The North Carolina School of Traditional Music also sponsors a house concert series, organizes camps, holds workshops, and operates a traditional music shop.

Durham, NC 27705


Toni’s Guitar Studio

Toni’s Guitar Studio offers guitar lessons to youth students throughout the Raleigh metro area, including Apex, Cleveland, Garner, Holly Springs, and Lillington. Located near the RDU Triangle in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, the Studio is owned by Toni C. Stanley, a seasoned guitarist with more than 30 years of teaching and performance experience. Toni’s Guitar Studio teaches children as young as 8 years old and guides students through their musical career into high school.

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


Wrong city? Here are some nearby places: