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Best Guitar
Teachers in
Raleigh
2019

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 Raleigh, NC.

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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.

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2112 School of Musical Arts

2112 School of Musical Arts offers music education services to youth and adult students throughout Raleigh and Wake Counties. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, 2112 School of Musical Arts was founded in 1987 and offers an experienced staff of teachers with diverse teaching and performance backgrounds. 2112 School of Musical Arts specializes in giving voice, piano, percussion, and guitar lessons, as well as year-round band programs.

Raleigh, NC 27608 (919) 833-0046

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Cary Guitar Lessons

Cary Guitar Lessons is a professional studio that offers guitar lessons and music instruction to students of all ages throughout the Triangle area. Located in downtown Cary, North Carolina, Cary Guitar Lessons offers guitar lessons in a variety of styles, including rock, jazz, and blues, as well as music theory, improvisation, sight reading, and finger picking techniques. Instructors Mike Krause and Blair Linthicum offer more than 20 years of experience teaching and performing throughout the Raleigh-Durham area.

Cary, NC 27511 (919) 949-5134

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Cary School of Creative Arts

Cary School of Creative Arts offers a wide variety of music and art classes to students of all ages throughout the Raleigh metro area. Cary School of Creative Arts specializes in teaching piano, saxophone, violin, drums, and all styles of guitar. Art lessons include illustration, cartooning, and anime, while music lessons go beyond instrument play to include composition and digital recording. Located in Cary, North Carolina, Cary School of Creative Arts also hosts "Pinot and Picasso" art evenings for adults, birthday parties, and other events.

Cary, NC 27513 (919) 279-3581

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Center Stage Music School

Center Stage Music School is a professional music studio that offers private lessons for singing and playing guitar, bass, piano, and violin to youth and adult students throughout the Raliegh metro area. Located in Garner, North Carolina, Center Stage Music School offers four private lesson rooms and an experienced staff of friendly, patient teachers. Center Stage Music School aims to prepare students for performances and offers summer and winter recitals.

Garner, NC 27529 (919) 662-5433

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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 (919) 530-1417

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Falls River Music

Falls River Music offers students throughout the Raleigh metro area lessons for a wide variety of instruments from a professional musician with more than 30 years of experience. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Falls River Music was founded in 2009 and offers lessons for playing guitar, bass, ukulele piano, trumpet, and flute, as well as singing, cello, violin, and viola. Falls River Music also offers instrument rentals and repair services, week-long music camps, and accessory retail sales.

Raleigh, NC 27614 (919) 637-0526

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KinderVillage Music

KinderVillage Music is a professional music school that offers instruction in music and instruments, including piano, harp, and guitar, to students of all ages from the Raleigh metro area, including Apex, Holly Springs, and Morrisville. Located in Cary, North Carolina, KinderVillage Music features fully-equipped, custom-designed learning studios and highly-trained, experienced educators. KinderVillage Music also offers Kindermusik classes for infants and younger children to help instill a life-long love of music.

Cary, NC 27518 (919) 467-4398

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Music Academy South

Music Academy South is a professional music studio that offers private and group lessons to students of all ages throughout the Raleigh metro area. Located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Music Academy South was founded in 2003 with the aim to nurture a love of music and the arts in every student. In addition to voice, piano, and guitar lessons, Music Academy South also offers instruction in wind, brass, percussion, and orchestral instruments.

Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919) 556-6151

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Notasium

Notasium is a music school and play space that offers a wide range of music education services to youth students throughout the Raleigh metro area. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Notasium offers private lessons for piano, guitar, percussion, woodwind, and brass instruments, as well as a variety camps. The 3,000 sq. ft. separate play space at Notasium is available for group music classes, birthday parties, and other small events.

Durham, NC 27707 (919) 230-9321

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Raleigh Music Academy

Raleigh Music Academy is a family-owned music learning studio that offers private lessons to youth and adult students throughout the Triangle. Founded in 2002, Raleigh Music Academy is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and provides professional instruction in many instruments, including guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and piano, and playing styles. Raleigh Music Academy also offers training in music theory, sight reading, improvisation, and solo performances, as well as singing lessons.

Raleigh, NC 27616 (919) 878-3338

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Sproutsongs Music

Sproutsongs Music offers music education to students of all ages, including mixed-age family classes, throughout the Triangle area. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sproutsongs Music is a licensed provider of early childhood music education and the only Music Together Center in the area. In addition to instrument play, Sproutsongs Music offers a wide variety of classes such as singing, rhythmic chants, and movement.

Raleigh, NC 27616 (919) 348-7412

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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 (919) 845-6770

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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 (919) 477-2780

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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 (919) 552-0228

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