We offer additional types of lessons at select locations. Our standardized curriculum includes instruction for ukulele, banjo, mandolin, dobro and more.
Our dedicated instructors are fully screened and certified, with multiple years of experience in music instruction. They are truly experts in the instruments they teach, often with credentials from highly esteemed schools of music. With a positive, nurturing attitude, they motivate and inspire students to reach their goals.
For more information about our instructors, contact your local store.
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.
Any time you need extra help with your musical performance or are looking for inspiration, feel free to consult with an instructor during store hours. There is no charge for this service and no appointment is necessary.
No matter what your style or instrument, chances are we have a free workshop or clinic to help you learn more about it. Contact your local store for upcoming dates.
Our Jam Nights are a fun, casual way to meet and play with others. We match musicians of similar skill level together so you can easily swap great musical ideas. Jam Nights are free for Guitar Center Lessons students.
Rockshow is a unique Guitar Center program where you are placed in a band with other musicians, learn three to five songs and ultimately perform a concert for your friends and family.
In the Rockshow program, you are matched with other musicians at similar skill levels. With the help of an experienced band coach, your band will learn a few songs and get tips on performance techniques. After practicing two hours per week in one of our rehearsal rooms, your group will perform a concert on the last Saturday of the month.
Our philosophy is simple. We make learning music fun, and are committed to the integrity of a quality music education. In addition to a foundational education, students are given ample opportunity to make music with others. The confidence gained by learning music parlays with other areas, giving students the self-assurance to take on new challenges.
We offer private one-on-one and group instruction for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Banjo and Mandolin. In addition, we have a full recording software curriculum for learning popular DAWs.
We've carefully selected the most qualified and well-respected instructors—a great fit for those who are just learning to play as well as those who want to advance their skill and become master musicians. Beyond having celebrated careers, every instructor is personable, patient and well educated, often with advanced degrees in music from renowned schools of music. For added peace of mind, all of our instructors are required to pass a thorough background check.
The Guitar Center Lessons Education Manager will work with you to determine your current skill level, stylistic interest and ambitions. Then, we'll help you choose an instructor who best suits your style and goals as a musician.
No problem—we want you to be happy. If your instructor is not in tune with your needs, let us know. Our standardized curriculum means you can switch to any of our qualified instructors or another instrument without missing a beat.
As an extension of your lessons, Jam Nights are a fun, casual way to meet and play with others. To help put you at ease, we'll match musicians of similar skill level together so you can easily swap great musical ideas. All Jam Nights are free for our students.
This unique Guitar Center program matches you with other musicians of similar skills and musical interests, regardless of your playing experience. An experienced band coach will help you learn how to play together, write songs, produce music and be a real band.
Guitar Center hosts a regular series of free workshops and clinics on a variety of subjects and instruments. Ask an associate for more details on our Music Mentor program.
Have additional questions about lessons? Contact your local store.
Every musician and audio professional has to start somewhere, and getting your career or hobby off on the right foot (or taking the next big step if you've already got some experience under your belt) doesn't have to be a daunting experience. All it takes is the right music lessons to teach you the essential skills, and then your creativity can fill in the blanks. At Guitar Center, we're well-known for our lessons in vocals, bass, guitar and more - and there's more where those came from. Take a look through these pages to learn about the other lessons we have to offer, and find out what those courses can do to help you become the best musician you can be.
The biggest point of pride for Guitar Center lessons is our roster of skilled instructors. After all, when you have a question to ask, it's only fair to expect your music teacher to be ready with an answer derived from experience. That's why we carefully choose our instructors for their qualifications and passion. Getting great returns on your learning experience depends on having the best people in place to help you, and that's a top priority at every GC location.
Speaking of locations, there's no better time than the present to get in touch with your nearest Guitar Center lessons store to find out exactly what courses are available. While some lessons can be had at virtually any location, others might depend on the city. For example, if there's a style of music unique to your area, there's a good chance your closest GC lessons location has a course relating to it. The best way to find out all the details is to give the local store a call, or stop by in-person to chat about your options.
No matter where you plan to go on your musical journey, Guitar Center is dedicated to helping you get there. If you've decided to blaze your own trail by going for something different from guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals or any of the other standard choices, then one of our other lessons may be the way to go. Don't hesitate to get in touch - even if the lessons you're looking for aren't on our usual list, one of our instructors may still be able to help you out. And since we keep our fingers on the pulse of the local musical community, we can at least point you in the right direction.
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