Laurels
Best Guitar
Teachers in
Austin
2017

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 Austin, TX.

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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.

26-Music

Based in Austin, 26-Music offers piano, guitar, drum, and singing lessons along with a range of other instruments. Private guitar lessons are taught by a team of touring professionals and include knowledge about music theory, note reading and tablature, and ear training for acoustic, electric, classical, or bass guitar. This business has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and an overall five-star customer rating on MerchantCircle.com.

Austin, TX(512) 266-8742

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Austin Academy of Music

Austin Academy of Music comprises both the Northwest School of Music and the Pfluger-Rock School of Music. Each offers private music instruction for people of all ages in a clean, safe, family-oriented environment. Guitar lessons typically begin around age 8. While most lessons last 30 minutes once a week, longer lessons are available for those who desire. The Academy's knowledgeable teachers are chosen based on education, performance credentials and teaching experience.

Austin, TX(512) 258-9785

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Austin Piano and Strings Studio

Founded in 1985, Austin Piano and Strings Studio offers private lessons for piano, guitar, mandolin, bass, and fiddle. Guitar lessons are available in all styles except flamenco and advanced jazz, and emphasize playing material the student is interested in as well as reading music and theory. This family business is run by a husband and wife team who also provide live music for weddings and other occasions.

Austin, TX(512) 906-0691

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BandAid School of Music

Located in Austin, BandAid School of Music was founded in 1990 to provide professional-level musical instruction in a variety of disciplines. They offer summer music and rock camps, rock band and solo artist training programs, and private lessons in guitar, bass, drums, piano, keyboard, and voice. All programs include professional teachers, customized lesson plans, and showcases that give clients the ability to show off their new skills.

Austin, TX(512) 730-0592

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Behrens Guitar Studio

Founded in 2003, Behrens Guitar Studio provides music lessons for children and adults of all ages. Founder Sean Behrens specializes in the Suzuki approach to learning classical guitar for children as young as three. Private and group lessons are also available for classical, acoustic, and electric guitar. Behrens has a master's degree in music studies from the University of Denver and has been teaching for 16 years. This business has a five-star overall customer review on Yelp.

Austin, TX(512) 445-9564

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Blues and Rock Guitar Lessons by Jake Andrews

Blues and Rock Guitar Lessons by Jake Andrews provides online, downloadable guitar lessons, including full songs, information on riffs, licks, and tricks, blues rock theory, and more. Andrews grew up in Austin and learned from the region's best blues musicians, including Buddy Guy and Albert King. Membership for these lessons starts at $25 for unlimited monthly access.

Austin, TX(512) 944-4581

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Clavier-Werke School of Music

With two convenient Austin locations, Clavier-Werke School of Music is a traditional music school teaching piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, and composition. Founded more than 17 years ago, they offer quality instruction taught by highly-experienced faculty. Programs include private adult lessons, young beginner classes, and performance programs. Students who want to learn guitar can choose from a range of styles, including Classical, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, and Bluegrass.

Austin, TX(512) 288-7664

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Farr Guitar Studio

Farr Guitar Studio has been named as the best guitar lessons in Austin for both 2015 and 2016 by Thumbtack. The studio offers private lessons that encourage creative growth and development of one's own musical style. They offer the first lesson free as well as convenient Skype lessons, discounts and scholarship opportunities for students with financial need, and no obligations or contracts.

Austin, TX(806) 781-2646

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Franklin Music Academy

Austin's Franklin Music Academy specializes in group music lessons for kids. Parents and children can choose from group guitar lessons, ensemble drum lessons, or private piano lessons. In addition, rock band lessons include a combination of private and group instruction that prepares kids for an annual live performance. Topics include singing and songwriting, music arrangement, and live performance as well as instrumentation.

Austin, TX(512) 992-7899

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Girl Guitar Austin

Girl Guitar Austin allows women ages 21 and older to learn music through acoustic guitar, bass, vocal, songwriting, and band lessons. Group guitar classes include beginner acoustic, intermediate acoustic, intro to bass, major and minor scales, basic theory, pop guitar for the masses, Lilith Fair, and much more. Discounts are offered for returning students.

Austin, TX(512) 709-4558

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Grace Guitar Lessons

Located in Round Rock, Grace Guitar Lessons provides free beginner-level guitar classes in the Austin area. All classes are free as a service of the Grace Place and are taught in five-week group sessions. Grace Guitar Lessons also offers a year-end Reunion Tour featuring former students competing for cool prizes.

Round Rock, TX(512) 921-5349

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Lone Star School of Music

Located in Austin, Lone Star School of Music offers guitar lessons along with classes for a range of other instruments designed to help students of all ages have fun while learning the correct way to play an instrument. Students can opt for private guitar lessons, adult group guitar lessons, or Guitar Dojo group classes designed for kids ages 7 to 15. Classes for hearing impaired students are also available.

Austin, TX(512) 712-5187

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Lucas Wayne Ray

Lucas Wayne Ray teaches guitar, bass, piano, drums, and other instruments in the Austin area. Ray has been teaching for more than 15 years and has a bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance. Clients can choose from either private, customized lessons in their homes or group lessons in Ray's Lakeway studio.

Lakeway, TX(980) 999-2377

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New School of Music

Austin's New School of Music offers a challenging learning atmosphere for students of all instruments at all ages and levels. This non-profit school teaches guitar uses proven methods that incorporate games into the study of the instrument as well as music theory and notation. They also offer music scholarships for underserved children in the city of Austin.

Austin, TX(512) 535-0208

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Orpheus Academy

The only music school in town that requires a Master's degree of all of its teachers, Orpheus has a fun and unique curriculum that develops musicians holistically. Their qualified faculty offers piano, guitar, and violin lessons, including the young musician's program with a combination of private and group lessons. Clients can also opt for private lessons as well as the Orpheus chamber music program. Orpheus Academy of Music was named 2016's Best Place for Music Lessons by Austin Family Magazine's readers' poll and the academy boasts an overall five-star customer review on Yelp.

Austin, TX(512) 231-8999

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Primeau Guitar Studio

Primeau Guitar Studio is dedicated to helping students learn progressive guitar in a fun, friendly environment, with lessons for both adults and children as young as age 8. Founder Chris Primeau has been playing music since childhood and has a degree in music performance. Both private lessons and group classes are available. In his spare time, Primeau plays live with the Rocket Brothers Band.

Austin, TX(734) 476-1678

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South Austin Music

South Austin Music has offered instrument retail, repair, service, and lessons for more than 30 years. The shop's guitar teachers have more than 60 years of combined experience and are available to teach Blues, Rock, Fusion, Jazz, and traditional Bluegrass guitar as well as bass guitar, banjo, and mandolin. South Austin Music attributes its long duration to the support of the local music community.

Austin, TX(512) 448-4992

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Strum Music School

Based in Austin, Strum Music School provides personalized lessons in all styles of music for clients of all ages, including acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, ukelele, piano, drum, and voice. Children can start lessons as young as age 5. Strum Music School has an airy, modern atmosphere and boasts some of the best teachers in the city. Both 30-minute and 60-minute lessons are available for all disciplines.

Austin, TX(512) 328-5878

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Your Guitar Life

Based in Austin, Your Guitar Life offers guitar, bass, and drum lessons as well as guitar repair. Weekly private lessons are available either at the studio or at the client's location within 45 minutes of Austin. Lessons range from 45 minutes to one hour, and discounts are available when purchasing blocks of lessons. Founder Devon McCarthy has played guitar for more than 25 years in a range of styles, and studied at Five Towns College of Music.

Austin, TX(737) 932-3812

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