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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 analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best guitar teachers in Columbus, 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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Allegro Studios

Allegro Studios in Hilliard is owned and managed by a licensed music educator and offers piano, voice, and guitar lessons. All instructors are active performers with music degrees and at least eight years of teaching experience. Group lessons are available for younger students at the cost of $99 for six classes. A package for private, individual lessons for new students costs $150 and includes four lessons plus an enrollment fee and beginning books.

Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 777-4405


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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.

Powell, OH 43065 (614) 339-4254


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Charley's Music Lessons

At Charley’s Music Lessons, Charley Charlton teaches guitar, bass, and ukulele in the styles of rock, pop, folk, country, blues, and worship music. Charley’s home studio is in Columbus, but he also offers Skype and FaceTime lessons, as well as in-home lessons if students are willing to cover driving costs. Lessons are $20 for 30 minutes, $30 for 45 minutes, and $40 for 60 minutes. Students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome.

Columbus, OH 43228 (614) 499-1162


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Columbus Dance Center

Columbus Dance Center in Gahanna specializes in dance instruction and also offers music lessons to students of all ages and experience levels. Instructors at the center strive to “relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style.” Private lessons in piano, keyboard, and guitar are available in a variety of musical styles, including pop, jazz, rock, and classical. Lessons must be purchased on a monthly basis and include a minimum of four lessons per month. Four 30-minute lessons are $88 per month, and four 60-minute lessons are $176 per month. There is a one-time registration fee of $30.

Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 759-0502


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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 (614) 457-6303


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GnG Music Instruction

GnG Music Instruction offers music lessons at its New Albany studio location and in-home lessons for students in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh. Students can learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, violin, cello, and other band and orchestra instruments, as well as receive voice training. Studio lessons cost $26 per half hour or $52 per full hour, and in-home lessons cost $30 per half hour or $56 per full hour.

New Albany, OH 43054 (614) 855-8500


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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 (614) 638-6287


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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.

Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 418-7110


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Musicologie offers “simply delightful music lessons,” and was voted favorite music instruction in Columbus by Columbus Parents Magazine. Students of all ages and experience are welcome to try a 60-minute “assessment lesson” for $60. After the assessment, students must commit to a full quarter of lessons. Musicologie provides private instruction in piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, drums, violin, viola, and saxophone.

Columbus, OH 43212 (614) 407-8740


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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 (614) 523-2561


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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 (614) 397-9164


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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 (614) 361-0322


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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 (614) 262-9586


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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 (901) 692-7898


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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.

Powell, OH 43065 (614) 572-3640


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UpTown Music

The mission of UpTown Music in Westerville is to help students create their own music. The company specializes in stringed instruments, drums, and vocal instruction, as well as music theory and composition training. Lessons in banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and other instruments are also offered. In addition to music instruction, UpTown features a consignment shop to buy and sell used instruments and an instrument repair shop.

Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 794-2183


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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 (614) 451-1976


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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 (614) 268-6591


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Wood & Steel Music Studios

Wood & Steel Music Studios in Westerville specializes in the “finest guitar, violin, and viola lessons,” where instruction is tailored to meet each student’s needs and skill level. Violin and viola lessons are $30 for 30 minutes, $40 for 45 minutes, and $50 for a full hour. Guitar lessons cost $100 for a month of four half-hour lessons. Online instruction via Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts is also provided for violin and viola students.

Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 636-1306


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