Since 1964, musicians have trusted Guitar Center to help them reach their goals. Our stores provide musicians access to a wealth of expertise through our highly knowledgeable sales associates—most of whom are musicians themselves. From helping musicians find the right gear to our Music Mentor workshops and lesson program, we have helped countless musicians throughout their musical journeys. Let us help you with yours.
We want our students to feel comfortable and secure taking lessons at Guitar Center. That's why we've designed our lesson spaces to be relaxed, welcoming places that encourage budding musicians to reach their full potential. Located within our stores, our lesson spaces not only provide an informal, pressure-free environment for learning but also provide full transparency with glass, see-through doors.
We carefully screen our instructors with a background check and select only the most qualified and well-respected instructors to teach at Guitar Center. Our dedicated instructors are highly trained and well educated, often with advanced degrees from renowned schools of music and multiple years of experience in music instruction. They’re also personable and patient, with a passion for music and deep knowledge of the instruments they teach—a great fit for students who are just learning to play as well as those who want to advance their skills and become master musicians.
The Guitar Center Lessons curriculum is based on a progressive advancement model. This proven method provides a well-defined roadmap of the material covered and skills taught so you can easily track your past and future progress. Since we use the same curriculum in all locations, students have the flexibility to take lessons from any instructor at any of our locations and progress through the same content. Our program is fun but challenging—both for beginners and serious musicians who want to improve their existing chops.
Our stores are open throughout the day and well into the evening seven days a week, so you can schedule lessons when it's most convenient for you. If you ever have a scheduling conflict, our standardized curriculum allows you to switch to a different time with any of our qualified instructors without missing a beat. Exact hours vary by location.