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

Brennan Music Studio

Brennan Music Studio in Powell provides music instruction in piano, guitar, voice, drums, string, and bass. Tuition is charged on a monthly basis, and includes four 30-minute lessons. Complimentary meet & greet sessions with the instructors are available for new students. The studio is also equipped with recording, editing, mixing, and mastering capabilities for artists looking to record their music. Recording rates start at $30 per hour.

Columbus Guitar Instruction

Columbus Guitar Instruction offers electric and acoustic guitar lessons in a range of styles including nylon, rock, blues, jazz, and classical. The company uses computer and technology-based teaching aids. Audition preparation and coaching is also available for students who wish to pursue a professional career in music. Instructors at the company have a combined 60 years of private teaching experience.

Columbus, OH 43220


Matt Morton Guitar Lessons

Matt Morton Guitar Lessons offers guitar instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. Instructor Matt Morton teaches out of a home studio in Hilliard. Lessons can be paid individually at the cost of $23 per half hour, or at a flat monthly rate of $80 for four half-hour lessons. Four full hour lessons are $150 per month. New students are required to bring their own guitar or bass to the first lesson.

Hilliard, OH 43026


Michelle Tuesday Music School

Michelle Tuesday Music School offers music lessons to students of all ages in Gahanna and Polaris. Private music instruction in most instruments, voice, and songwriting is available at the rate of $101.45 per month, which includes four 40-minute lessons. The school also offers special Lesson Samplers, where students can pay $89.95 for four beginner lessons in any instrument. The company focuses on providing performance opportunities for its music students.

Russell Myers Guitar & Bass Studio

Russell Myers Guitar & Bass Studio in Westerville specializes in “jazz and fingerstyle guitar lessons” and “electric and upright bass guitar lessons.” The studio also provides classical guitar lessons and music theory instruction for students of all skill levels. Russell Myers, the principal instructor, has over 30 years of teaching and performing experience, and he is a member of the Ohio Music Educators Association. Students may register for lessons by completing an online request form on the studio’s website.

Westerville, OH 43081


Sound Endeavors

Sound Endeavors is the professional studio of Dr. Richard Jordan Smoot, a composer, classical guitarist, and educator. Located in Columbus, the studio offers instruction in classical guitar, composition and songwriting, music technology, theory, and aural training. A client testimonial describes the instructor as the “preeminent classical guitar teacher in Columbus.” Richard Smoot is also available for solo guitar music at private events, including weddings, parties, corporate events, and funerals.

Columbus, OH 43221


Stellar Guitar Instruction

At Stellar Guitar Instruction in Powell, professional guitarist Matt Venus offers affordable and individually tailored private guitar lessons. Matt has been teaching guitar for over 18 years and promises to accommodate his clients regardless of their skill level and musical taste. Students ages 10 and up are accepted for private lessons, which cost $100 for four 30-minute lessons per month. Students who prefer a collaborative learning environment can enroll in small group lessons.

Powell, OH 43065


Steven Fox Music Lessons

Steven Fox Music Lessons in Columbus offers private instruction in bass guitar, mandolin, double bass, ukulele, and tenor guitar. Skype lessons in double bass, bass guitar, ukulele, and mandolin are available for students who live outside of Columbus. Both live and online lessons are $25 for 30 minutes and $50 for a full hour, and they must be paid in advance using Paypal.

Columbus, OH 43212


The Jimmy Hudson Guitar Studio

The Jimmy Hudson Guitar Studio in Columbus offers guitar lessons to students ages 12 and up, specializing in students who already play guitar and want to improve their sound. The primary instructor is Jimmy Hudson, a professional guitarist from Memphis who also plays with The Jimmy Hudson Band. No long term contracts or advance payments are required since students can pay by the lesson. The studio is fully equipped to operate with modern technology such as tablets, laptops, and smartphones, and it features state of the art recording equipment.

Columbus, OH 43235


The Powell Academy of Music

The Powell Academy of Music offers music lessons in its Powell location, as well as in-home piano lessons for students of all ages. There are no registration fees or long term contracts, and four 30-minute weekly lessons cost $116 per month. There are also 45-minute lessons available for $174 per month, and 60-minute lessons for $232 per month. A testimonial by a parent recommends Powell Academy’s “group of nurturing, professional music educators.” The school features a Rock Academy, where students are grouped into rock bands based on their age and skill level.

Vaughan Music Studios

Vaughan Music Studios is a company in Arlington that offers private music instruction, recording services, performance opportunities for artists and students, workshops, and artist development. In the company’s own words, they are “dedicated to success both in music as well as in the rest” of their students’ lives. The studio currently offers strings, ukulele, piano, voice, guitar, and bass lessons for both child and adult learners. New students receive a free 30-minute lesson plus a tour of the facility.

Arlington, OH 43221


Whitney & Ventola Music Studios

Whitney & Ventola Music Studios is operated by two “music instructors, performers, producers, and consultants” who serve a “diverse clientele” in Columbus. Lessons in guitar, piano, and trombone are available for students of all ages, beginner to advanced. The instructors emphasize music reading, theory, and technique during private instruction. Lessons cost $96 for four 30-minute lessons per month.

Columbus, OH 43214


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