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

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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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Anderson Music Workshop

Anderson Music Workshop provides quality instruction to music students in Cincinnati. The company gives students a platform to display their talent in public recitals and competitions as well as full band concerts. One of the company’s co-founders has been an active music educator since 2007. She also performs with different ensembles ranging from cover bands, classical orchestras, rock groups, experimental jazz bands, to orchestras. The other co-owner is a college educated and recording musician who has been performing for the past 20 years. In that time, he has learned to play many instruments including bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, lap steel, and dulcimer.

Cincinnati, OH 45255


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Angel's House of Music

Angel's House of Music is a Milford private music school that was established by Margaret Angel in 1996. The school offers instruction in voice and instruments such as piano, guitar, flute, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, violin, tuba, and French horn, among others. The founder is an experienced and certified Piano Pedagogy teacher. She is a former President of the Northern Kentucky Music Teachers Association. The school encourages a sense of community in their students who regularly participate in the Ronald McDonald House play-a-thon and the Holiday Parade.

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Brad Myers

Brad Myers is a recording musician and music teacher who has been giving private lessons for students of all skill levels since 1995. Brad teaches bass, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. He also helps students struggling with improvisation, music theory, and composition. Brad has taught as many as 55 students at a time but now has to balance his schedule between teaching and performing. His single “Prime Numbers” was named among the best of 2015 productions by Downbeat Magazine.

Cincinnati, OH 45223


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Brian Rivers

Brian Rivers is an award-winning guitarist and state certified music teacher providing guitar lessons in Cincinnati. Brian is comfortable working with students of all ages and abilities. Over the years he has worked with thousands of musicians, guitar players, and songwriters who have gone on to become top performers. As a musician, Brian has over 30 years professional experience performing with top musicians at festivals and concerts. Brian also teaches music theory, bass, recording, improvisation, and songwriting.

Cincinnati, OH 45208


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Cincinnati School of Music

Cincinnati School of Music offers private music lessons in voice and various instruments to Montgomery residents. All of the school’s teachers are experienced musicians who hold at least a Bachelor of Music degree. The teachers and support staff have all undergone national criminal background checks to reassure parents their children are in safe hands. Voice lessons are focused on developing vocal range, pitch and breath control, tone production, enunciation, stage presence, and other skills. The school encourages students to experiment with different instruments until they find their ideal fit.

Montgomery, OH 45242


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ETB Music and Fine Arts Center

ETB Music and Fine Arts Center offers specialized private and group piano, percussion, woodwinds, strings, brass, and voice, as well as composition, Musik Garten lessons, and visual art classes for all ages. The company’s founder holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education. She started her business teaching piano for young learners from her parents’ living room in 2000. After 14 years and many lessons, she opened this business. The center’s instructors conduct private and group lessons at various venues across Cincinnati.

Cincinnati, OH 45248


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Famous Old Time Music Company

The Famous Old Time Music Company provides bluegrass guitar lessons from its studio and various locations across Cincinnati. Lessons are also offered for instruments like the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and acoustic guitar. The company is run by a husband and wife team who share a decades' long passion for bluegrass music. The husband is also an instrument repair technician who can handle many repairs. The company also sell instruments, accessories, and different other merchandise from its Cincinnati studio.

Cincinnati, OH 45216


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Florence Music Academy

Florence Music Academy offers lessons in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and voice for learners aged seven years and above. For children younger than seven years, the Florence school recommends their Musik Garten classes where children sing, jump, rock, bounce, play, and enjoy themselves in a musical setting. It allows them to learn foundational music skills for beat, pitch, audiation, listening, and concentration. All of the school’s instructors are independent contractors who work with their own policies and schedules and set their own prices.

Florence, KY 41042


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Lebanon Music Academy

The Lebanon Music Academy provides music lessons to learners of all skill levels in Lebanon. The school’s 30 minutes long, once-weekly lessons are instructed by music educators who have studied at top music schools in America. Some of the instructors have played the instruments they teach for over 20 years. Lessons are offered in guitar, trumpet, banjo, violin, brass, percussion, ukulele, mandolin, and other instruments. The school's students have the added benefit of performing in competitions and recitals which the school regularly organizes

Lebanon, OH 45036


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Lou Larson

Lou Larson combines degrees in music and business with decades of music performance and teaching to provide exceptional instruction in music theory, improvisation, and composition. He also offers lessons in music reading, hand coordination, as well as speed and accuracy. Lou has experience with such styles as pop, metal, blues, classical, jazz, and country. He works from two locations in Cincinnati and Erlanger.

Cincinnati, OH 45241


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Loveland Music Academy

Loveland Music Academy was established in 2007 to provide musical lessons tailored to the different needs of music learners in Loveland. The academy offers private lessons for piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, harp, brass, voice, and percussion. The school employs 26 accomplished music educators to provide instruction for over 600 students. The instructors also seasoned music performers who can perform many genres and styles including pop, classical, country, jazz, folk, and blues. The academy regularly books its instructors to perform at weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, bars, private parties, and business functions.

Loveland, OH 45140


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Maineville Music Academy

Maineville Music Academy offers private lessons in guitar, piano, bass, brass, percussion, mandolin, banjo, voice, and ukulele to learners in Maineville. The school’s unique music program allows students the chance to regularly perform in recitals, and competitions. Lessons that are tailored to students’ particular goals and interests are delivered by experienced and college educated instructors. The students’ studio performances are professionally videotaped, mixed, and mastered so students can periodically review how well they have progressed. The school’s advanced learners are also given the opportunity to record their music in world famous studios.

Maineville, OH 45039


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Miss Nancy’s Musik Garten

Miss Nancy’s Musik Garten offers music education classes for young children in Cincinnati. The preparatory school’s classes are marked by informal singing, dancing, and instrument playing activities that are designed to nurture the children’s natural appreciation for music and movement. The school’s curriculum seeks to lead children toward musical literacy and lifelong musical enjoyment. One of the school’s current programs is for acoustic guitar where students learn to read and play chords and melody lines of their favorite songs.

Cincinnati, OH 45220


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Sharp School of Music

Sharp School of Music has provided quality music lessons for thousands of West Chester students since establishment over 20 years ago. The institution offers lessons for piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, bass, clarinet, violin, and saxophone. The school’s experienced instructors are all college educated with several holding advanced degrees in music. Sharp School of Music attributes its success to flexible scheduling, hands-on activities, and performance opportunities for students.

West Chester, OH 45069


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The Music Salon

The Music Salon was started in 2011 by a Madeira guitar teacher to offer music lessons to learners of all ages. The school’s lessons for guitar, ukulele, bass, and mandolin are given by highly qualified teachers who are also professional musicians. To meet the unique needs of individual students the school offers customized lessons on a one-on-one basis. The school’s founder encourages his students to learn in ways they are comfortable with and does force them to follow a particular learning method. The music school also provides written transcriptions and video recordings of lessons so students can track their progress.

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The Music Shop and Learning Center

The Music Shop and Learning Center is a music supplies and instrument repair company that also offers music lessons to Harrison residents. The music learning center conducts one-on-one lessons that are customized to student taste and ability. The lessons may be for beginner learners or those preparing for auditions, performances, or competitions. The music shop stocks everything from guitars, drums, keyboards, recording gear, to public address and lighting accessories. The center’s technicians can handle any repair for stringed instruments.

Harrison, OH 45030


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The Nicholas Tuttle Guitar Studio

The Nicholas Tuttle Guitar Studio serves the needs of guitar learners in Cincinnati. Founder and operator, Nicholas Tuttle has university-level music education and experience playing with master musicians from Cincinnati. Nick has been providing guitar lessons from his own studio since 1998. The studio now offers individual sessions where learners can learn at their own pace and in style most suitable to them. Ensemble classes provide students an environment to learn how to work and play with other musicians. Nicholas also arranges monthly “masterclasses” where successful local musicians are invited to show their skills and share experiences in one-hour long talk sessions.

Cincinnati, OH 45202


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Toedtman School of Music

The Toedtman School of Music provides music instruction for students in Cincinnati. The school accepts students all skill levels, from ages of 2 to 80 years. The institution employs 15 instructors who provide lessons for drums, clarinet, viola, trumpet, guitar, and voice to over 500 students. The music school attracts students from such diverse cultures as Brazil, El Salvador, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, Venezuela, and many others. The school has changed locations several times since its founding by the Toedtman family in 1974.

Cincinnati, OH 45241


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West Chester Academy

West Chester Academy is a music, dance, and gymnastics school that offers lessons and classes for West Chester residents. The school takes students of all ages and provides training from beginner to pre-professional levels. Students are instructed by over 50 experienced, and highly qualified instructors. The school also arranges fun music, dance, and gymnastics themed birthday parties for young children. West Chester Academy has been voted the best place for learning music in Cincinnati.

West Chester, OH 45069


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