So you want to develop your musical prowess and learn to play the guitar? There are several factors to be considered in order to do so. Some of those factors include: age, musical genre, experience, availability (yours and the instructor’s) and whether you own an instrument. In the Baltimore area there are quality and reliable private piano, keyboard and guitar lessons for beginners to advanced learners. Lessons are available in all styles of music.
Huber Guitar Studio
843 Powers St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
David Huber offers guitar lessons to people with an interest in playing. Located in the Hampden area of Baltimore near the famous Avenue, sessions offered include private, one-on-one or small group lessons. No matter the age, ability level, experience or interest, lessons can be tailored to meet the needs of the student. According to his website, Dave loves working with the diverse group of people found in the Baltimore community. Huber has been providing lessons to the community for 12 years. Instruction is available in the blues, rock, classical, bluegrass/country and jazz genres.
Baltimore School Of Rock
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 115
Baltimore, MD 21211
Baltimore School of Rock offers classes for students as young as six years old. Weekly instruction includes lesson in rhythm, pitch, confidence building techniques and teamwork. There are performance programs and private lessons geared for adults also. If you are interested in rocking out like the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, this is the place for you. Classes are affordable and meet the needs of the students.
Zen Guitar Studio
1742 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Zen Guitar Studio offers lessons no matter the skill level. From beginners to advanced students, Zen stresses the awareness of both mind and body in learning to play. Located in the Fells Point area of the city, Zen encourages mastery of the art while having fun at the same time. According to the website, “The Zen Method of Guitar emphasizes the perfection of technique and artistry in the most direct and expedient manner possible.” Hours of operation are Sundays -Saturdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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743 Frederick Road
Baltimore, MD 21228
Bill’s offers private lessons in guitar as well as lessons for drums, vocals, upright and electric bass, piano, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, ukulele, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet and flute at affordable rates. This is a family owned and operated store, open six days a week and has been in business since 1965.
Musicians Institute Of Baltimore
9533 Bel Air Road
Perry Hall, MD 21236
According to the website, “Musicians Institute of Baltimore (M.I.B.) was founded in 1994. It is an institute where all of the Instructors are musicians as well as music educators. Their passion for music is being passed on to all present and future musicians studying at the Institute, in virtually all musical styles, on most instruments and at any level.” Musicians Institute Of Baltimore has instructors who are credentialed and working professionals. They offer one-on-one music instructions. MIB offers lessons in string, bass, piano and bass guitar. Located in Baltimore County, studio hours are: Mondays 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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