Boston’s Best Places For Guitar Lessons

January 14, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

From Arthur Fiedler to Rob Zombie, with a range of famous musicians hailing from Boston, it is not surprising this area boasts a great selection of musical education options as well. Aspiring musicians do not have to pick up a cello or sit down in front of a piano to learn how to play music in Boston. This city’s talented guitarists are capable of teaching everyone from small children to adults of all ages. Whether students want to pluck out the blues or dream of rocking Ozzfest, these guitar lessons have just what they need.

Beginner Guitar Lessons with Derrick Campbell
Music Maker Studio
185 Corey Road
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 734-7441
www.beginnerguitarlessons.com

Price: Contact Campbell for pricing

Derrick Campbell is a 20-year veteran guitar teacher who offers a variety of lessons. He teaches middle and high school students guitar in Dedham, and also does group lessons at the Boston Center for Adult Education. He gives private lessons at the studio as well. Campbell has written and recorded a basic guitar lesson and posted it on his website, so prospective students can check it out and getting to know Campbell’s teaching style and personality before signing up.

Related: Music Lessons in Boston, A Guide

Boston Guitar Lessons
236 Huntington Ave. #215
Boston, MA 02115
(857) 445-1947
www.bostonguitarlessons.net

Price: Contact the school for more information

Boston Guitar Lessons features a selection of everything. Take lessons from one of three teachers on any of six different string instruments. These include acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, mandolin, bass and banjo. They also teach a number of styles, so if students want to learn a blues or funk electric style instead of a rock one, instructors here have it covered. Boston Guitar Lessons offers a free lesson with one of its teachers so you can see how it goes before committing.

Lesson with Brant Grieshaber
131 W. Concord St. Suite 1
Boston, MA 002118
(617) 312-3554
www.guitarlessonsinboston.com

Price: $35 to $70 per class

As a jazz performing artist and graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Grieshaber is a capable instructor and musician. He teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in guitar. The recording studio on the premises is also open to students who want to record and share their work. If going to class is a problem, Grieshaber has made his lessons more accessible by offering them over Skype to students who cannot be there in person.

Boston School of Guitar
33 Harvard St. #300
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 505-1822
www.bostonschoolofguitar.com

Price: $35 to $50 private/$239 for eight group lessons

Boston School of Guitar offers home, Skype lessons and group lessons. Choose from eight teachers with different personalities, styles and backgrounds in music. Students can also rent a guitar from Boston School of Guitar if they’re not yet ready to make a commitment to purchasing their own. The price of a rental is between $19 and $35. A refundable deposit of $129 to $299 is required.

Boston Voice and Guitar Lessons
326 Malden St.
Medford MA 02155
(617) 529-1436
www.boston-voice-and-guitar-lessons.com

Price: Contact business for details

The instructors at Boston Voice and Guitar Lessons are all multi-talented. One teaches electric guitar and bass. Two teach guitar and vocals. All three have significant experience and positive reviews from past and current students. Instructor Scott Toomey teaches private piano lessons and is willing to do lessons in just about every instrument he knows – if he can find students willing to learn. This diversity makes Boston Voice and Guitar a great place for students who want to learn more than one skill.

Related: Best Music Stores in Boston

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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