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Best Guitar
Teachers in
Seattle
2019

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 analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best guitar teachers in Seattle, WA.

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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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B Sharp Studio

B Sharp Studio has been offering guitar lessons in Seattle since 1986. The instructor has studied with master teachers in public university and private studios and utilizes a simple method for improving students' technique and expanding their repertoire. Lessons are available in electric guitar, classical guitar, electric bass, acoustic guitar, bluegrass/folk, flamenco guitar, jazz guitar, and drums.

Seattle, WA 98116

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Chris Stevens Guitar Instruction

Chris Stevens has been teaching guitar throughout the Seattle area for over 25 years. The instructor is an active performer with experience in jazz, rock, and blues, and has helped hundreds of students learn to play electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and electric bass. Potential students can learn more about the owner and his teaching styles on the company website.

Mercer Island, WA 98057

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Dusty Strings Music Store & School

Dusty Strings Music Store & School is a Seattle guitar learning center. Players have access to various levels and styles including traditional, flamenco, and blues, and there are also a number of Kids classes such as Music and Movement for Toddlers. Dusty Strings is known as an acoustic music retail shop and school with lessons for fiddle, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, and ukulele as well. The owners have been building hammered dulcimers since 1979.

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Federal Way School of Music

Federal Way School of Music has been offering guitar lessons to students in Federal Way for over 10 years. The center is known for customizing instruction to fit each student's learning style and to guide players to ultimately become their own best instructor. Faculty is made up of credentialed and experienced music professionals who are active performers and can offer private lessons in a range of subjects listed online.

Federal Way, WA 98003

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Guitar With Dan

Guitar With Dan provides guitar training in Seattle. Lessons are personalized to each student and focus on bringing out the music within the player as well as enable them to play any genre. The teacher is trained in Classical guitar as well as Blues and Rock and performs with a rock n' roll band in Seattle. Lessons can take place at the owner's home, a studio, or in the client's home for an extra fee.

Seattle, WA 98103

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Kaleidoscope School of Music

The Kaleidoscope School of Music teaches guitar to Issaquah residents. The center's 20 top-notch faculty members use proven teaching methods to instruct students via private lessons as well as group activities including Pre-K classes and Rock Ensembles. All teacher profiles are listed on the school's website, and lessons for other instruments are also available.

Issaquah, WA 98027

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Kohary Guitar Instruction

Kohary Guitar Instruction is a Bothell guitar lesson center with over 30 years of playing and teaching experience. Private lessons in a range of styles are tailored to each student's wants and needs with plenty of personal attention and feedback. Students from five years of age are welcome as well as all levels, although Kohary focuses on beginner and intermediate players.

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Leon Christian Guitar

Leon Christian Guitar brings over 25 years of experience in teaching, performing, and recording to guitar students in Federal Way. The teacher is known for his holistic approach and understanding each student's unique needs and interests, and private lesson subjects include classical guitar, electric bass, music theory, ukulele, music production, and composition. Leon Christian has succeeded in helping numerous students obtain scholarships to prestigious music schools and pursue professional careers in the field.

Federal Way, WA 98003

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Maple Leaf Music Lessons

Maple Leaf Music Lessons handles guitar instruction in Seattle. The music school and studio offers group collaboration as well as one-on-one instruction and works with a number of teachers for guitar, bass, and piano with decades of professional experience performing, composing, and teaching. Students also have the opportunity to perform in the center's Spring and Fall Recitals.

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Meredith Connie

Meredith Connie is a Seattle guitar school. The center offers the Suzuki Method Guitar Instruction for children as young as three and classic or traditional Guitar Lessons as well as Spanish Guitar. The owner has a master's in performance in Classical Guitar from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is a performer, teacher, and composer. Students of all ages are encouraged to perform, and private and group lessons focus on the importance of making connections with the audience as well as collaborating with other artists.

Seattle, WA 98116

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North Seattle Guitar Lessons

North Seattle Guitar Lessons is a private guitar teaching practice in Seattle. A variety of lessons are available such as improvisation and reading music for all ages and levels, and the teacher is known for being patient and fun. The instructor holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies, has been playing and composing for almost 20 years, and has been part of the experimental music scene in Seattle as a performer and promoter.

Seattle, WA 98115

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Off the Wall School of Music

Off the Wall School of Music provides guitar lessons in the Seattle area. The school focuses on making lessons fun so that students like to practice, play more, and improve faster. A variety of styles are available as well as classes on improvising, writing music, recording, and how to be an entertainer. Potential clients receive a free intro lesson, and all students can participate in music recitals and rock band summer camp.

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Richie Jenkin

Richie Jenkin has been teaching guitar in Seattle for over 25 years. Beginner and intermediate students appreciate the easy-going methods used by the instructor as well as the opportunity to play songs they like and know. Richie Jenkin also records his own music and wrote the book The Heart and Soul of Teaching Guitar. First lessons are free of charge.

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Roberts Music Institute

Roberts Music Institute is a Bellevue guitar school. Students have access to private and group lessons for all levels of guitar playing as well as player's clubs, and classes for bass, drums, piano, vocals, ukulele, harmonica, and mandolin are also available. RMI is the only school in the world sponsored by Gibson and teaches in a “playing / hands-on” manner with special guest artist seminars, workshops and concerts throughout the year.

Bellevue, WA 98005

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Seattle Guitar Teacher

Seattle Guitar Teacher teaches guitar to Seattle students. The teacher has been playing, composing, performing, and recording for over 20 years and studied at the Guitar Institute of Technology. He is known for his ability to explain complex musical concepts, combining musical theory with hands-on practice, and has studied himself with greats such as Michael Landau and Nick Nolan.

Seattle, WA 98103

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Silesia Guitars

Silesia Guitars handles guitar lessons for all ages in Shoreline. The teacher has studied with several notable artists and professors, worked with Stealing Axion and Travis Kenny, and shared the stage with Chris Poland and Farko Dosumov. The instructor also spends time producing local artists and music projects and can teach students about music composition and production. Silesia Guitars offers guitar repair and luthiery as well.

Shoreline, WA 98155

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The Guitar Store

The Guitar Store offers guitar lessons in the Seattle area. Students can sign up to learn to play the guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, or ukulele, and instructors are private contractors who use The Guitar Store's space to teach. All teacher bios can be found online, and students can contact them directly to set up a lesson. Clients can also purchase a range of guitars, basses, amplifiers, folk instruments, and other accessories at the store.

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Thunder Road Guitars

Thunder Road Guitars teaches guitar to the Seattle community. The instructors are experienced musicians who work on their own recording and performance projects and focus on key aspects with students such as music theory, songwriting, and ear training. Bios for teachers can be viewed online, and lessons are available for beginner to advanced students. The owner has been performing himself for 10 years and started Thunder Road to buy, sell, trade, and broker fine vintage and used guitars and amplifiers.

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West Side Music Academy

West Side Music Academy has been teaching guitar to Seattle students since 1998. The faculty members perform and record their own music and work closely with students to assign goals best-suited to each player's learning style. Teacher profiles can be found on West Side's site, and lessons for a number of other instruments, as well as group classes, small ensembles, and summer camps, are also available.

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