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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 Richmond, VA.

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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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Academy of Music

Academy of Music has been teaching guitar in Richmond for over 20 years. Parents appreciate the no-pressure environment as well as the engaging and fun method used to teach, and the school offers private lessons in guitar along with various group classes for preschoolers to adults including music discovery, music history, and music theory. Students can also sign up for performance ensemble classes, and the center features world-class guest artists, faculty and student concerts, and performance seminars as well. Academy of Music has a Young Artist Program for the more serious student looking to enter a conservatory, and all parents are encouraged to sit in on lessons for students who are five to 10 years old as well as help them practice at home. Lessons in numerous other instruments are also available.

Richmond, VA, 23221 (804) 837-9355


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BGA School of Music

BGA School of Music has been teaching guitar in Richmond for almost 15 years. The school offers lessons in electric and acoustic guitar from instructors with college training or professional performance experience and who make sure each student receives the required guidance and instruction for their personal music goals. Parents appreciate the center's friendly teachers, flexible scheduling, and month-to-month lessons as well as recitals that take place in May, October, and December and picture days in May and December. A Music Fun & Play class is also available for two to four-year-olds, and students come from as far away as Petersburg and Hanover County to benefit from BGA's teaching of guitar along with voice, singing, piano, bass, drums, and dance.

Richmond, VA, 23230 (804) 833-7627


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Bravo Music Academy

Bravo Music Academy teaches guitar to Richmond residents. Students of all ages can receive 30-minute one-on-one lessons in electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and banjo with curriculum tailored to their individual playing level, learning style, strengths/weaknesses, and goals. Fees include supplies such as books, sheet music, and picks, and instructors also offer composition and music theory lessons to complement and enhance student learning. Lessons are available for other instruments as well such as piano, saxophone, violin, and voice, and the school has a reputation for being 100% dedicated to successful instruction without any focus on sales of any kind. Interested parties can contact Bravo Music Academy directly on its website.

Richmond, VA, 23236 (804) 537-7667


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Midlothian Music Lessons LLC

Midlothian Music Lessons LLC provides guitar instruction in Richmond. The studio prides itself on a completely non-retail setting where students can learn guitar in a welcoming and nurturing environment, and there is a waiting area for parents as well, although parents are encouraged to sit in on lessons with their children. All instructors have studied music in college or at a conservatory and include many well-known performers, and the center promotes a solid musical foundation of technique and key concepts while also enabling students to play music they love. Suzuki guitar lessons are available via one instructor, and the school also offers lessons in violin, cello, piano, woodwinds, and drums and percussion. Students have the opportunity to perform at recitals during the year as well.

Richmond, VA, 23235 (804) 873-9035


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Passion Academy

Passion Academy offers guitar lessons in the Richmond area. The group aims to provide mentoring and programs for all ages to build skills and talent as well as character. Students can sign up for four 40-minute guitar lessons every month covering classical to contemporary styles, 60-minute group classes every week, and a Band Development Program, which helps students learn to play together in a live performance environment. Additional programs include Artist Development, Electronic Music Production, and Media Production, and the school features a full recording studio for rent as well. Passion Academy offers various other dance classes, workshops, private lessons for piano, voice, bass, and drums, and an I Got Rhythm class for toddlers, and a portion of sales from the group's t-shirts, Passion Threads, goes to support students in need.

Richmond, VA, 23233 (804) 412-8100


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Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts

Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts is a guitar learning center in the Midlothian area. Private and group lessons are available for students of all ages in guitar, drum, and bass, as well as the Suzuki guitar method, and the instructor Joel Hansen is a member of the band Prisoner and received his BM degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. The center views learning of the arts as a vehicle to improved self-expression and self-confidence and also offers various dance and drama classes, a Children's Music class, Suzuki violin classes, and private sessions for other instruments including voice, viola, organ, piano, and keyboard. Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts is a member of National Federation of Music Clubs and the Audition Center for National Guild of Piano Teachers as well.

Midlothian, VA, 23112 (804) 744-2801


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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers guitar lessons in the community of Glen Allen. The 50,300 square foot multi-use facility offers an extensive array of classes for all ages in everything from ceramics and knitting to music and cooking with adult classes such as An Introduction to Blues Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Uke-A-Rama, and Six String Primer-An Intro to Guitar. The center's website lists all classes and schedules, and interested parties can contact the group to ask about private lessons as well. Individuals can also visit The Cultural Arts Center to enjoy gallery exhibits, concerts, and performances by local and regional groups and can rent various rooms at the facility as well for business meetings, conferences, receptions, and weddings.

Glen Allen, VA, 23060 (804) 261-2787


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The Music Tree

The Music Tree provides guitar lessons to the Richmond community. All ages and playing levels are welcome for private and group guitar instruction on a weekly basis in an engaging, fun, and dedicated environment. The Music Tree boasts instructors who hold graduate and post-graduate degrees in music, are experienced performers, and have years of experience teaching music as well, and students also come to the center for lessons in bass, banjo, ukulele, piano, voice, and all orchestral and band instruments. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can also sign up with their parents for a Music Together class. The school donates money from each lesson to a scholarship fund for students in need, and interested parties can look on The Music Tree's website for information on instrument sales and rentals, recital, and summer programs as well.

Richmond, VA, 23235 (804) 571-1973


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Wholesale Guitars

Wholesale Guitars offers guitar lessons in Midlothian and is backed by over 100 years of combined guitar experience. The group is known for affordable lessons and instructors who are also active performers, and students of all ages can sign up for 30-minute or one-hour lessons for guitar as well as bass, ukulele, violin, and piano. All lessons are tailored to each student, and afterschool enrichment programs are also available. Students can find a selection of guitars, banjos, mandolins, amplifiers, cases, and other equipment on the company's website and can make purchases right online. Wholesale Guitars is also a member of he Veritas Instrument Rental Network, and individuals can rent guitars and instruments directly via the company's website as well.

Midlothian, VA, 23112 (804) 745-3434


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