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Best Guitar Lessons in Albuquerque
2022

Why These Guitar Lessons?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Albuquerque 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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Gustavo Pimentel

Gustavo Pimentel “The Guitarist” is an Internationally recognized classical guitarist based in Albuquerque. Gustavo began studying the guitar in 1974 and graduated from Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico City in 1995. He was commissioned by the Cancer Society to play with the Philharmonic and has performed around the country for various high-profile companies and events. A qualified music instructor at Pimentel Guitar Makers, classes available include popular music, flamenco, classical, technique, and music theory. Classes are available on-site or through Skype.

Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Hector Pimentel

Recognized as “Mr. Guitar,” Hector Pimentel is an International Master Guitarist based in Albuquerque. Hector is the lead guitarist in the band Leyenda and is a recording artist and instructor. His music styles include popular music, Nuevo Flamenco, Spanish, and classical. Guitar lessons are available for beginners all the way to advanced students.

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Los Amigos

Offering authentic lessons in Latin American, Mexican, and classical music styles, Los Amigos serve the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and surrounding areas. Omar Villanueva, the founder and lead guitarist and singer of the group, is well-known for specializing in playing the “Requinto.” They provide guitar lessons fro beginners to professionals that include chord progressions, guitar ensemble, technique, music theory, Latin music, classical guitar music, and a variety of other styles. The Los Amigos are one of the few groups in the area that play traditional music from popular Latin American singers and Mexican trios. They also perform a variety of classical music for weddings, concerts, and private functions.

Albuquerque, NM 87101

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Michael A. Ruelas

Born and raised in Albuquerque, Michael A. Ruelas serves the surrounding and far away areas by offering lessons in his home, in clients’ homes, or via webcam for long-distance students. He plays solo performances as well as in bands and released his first solo album in 1998. Michael provides lessons for novices, intermediate, and advanced students. He offers flexible scheduling, music theory, any genre and style of music, electric guitar lessons, acoustic guitar lessons, and bass guitar lessons. In addition to lessons, Michael has completed clinics with Blues Saraceno, Vinny Appice, and more.

Albuquerque, NM 87121

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Strat Academy

Based in Corrales, Strat Academy specializes in guitar repair services, lessons, riff writing, and the STRATACADEMY School of Luthiery. They provide lessons for drums, guitars, bass, keyboards, and vocals. Their STRATACADEMY School of Luthiery focuses on teaching students how to customize, repair, and build guitars no matter if clients are beginners or advanced players.

Corrales, NM 87048

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