Guitar & Ukulele Lessons in Fort Myers, FL

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At Fort Myers School of Music, anyone can learn to play the guitar 

Learning guitar & ukulele should be a fun process and something that students can enjoy for many years to come. That’s why our guitar teachers teach songs and material that students like. From rock to jazz and pop, we teach all genres and styles.

Our guitar teachers teach all types of guitar: Electric, Steel String Acoustic, and Nylon string guitar, as well as Bass guitar. We offer lessons in many styles of music including: rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons.

Our Approach to Guitar Lessons

Build strength We Make Guitar Lessons Fun!

We all know the feeling: you hear your favorite song come on and you can’t resist the urge to play along on your air guitar! We can help you convert your musical fantasies into reality – while preserving that irresistible sense of joy you feel when playing along. We want each of our students to LOVE their musical experience with us!

Whether you come to us planning on becoming the next Jimi Hendrix or simply wanting to play songs around the campfire with your friends, our top-notch instructors will help you progress quickly toward your goals while ensuring you have fun along the way.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Regardless of your ultimate goals, our teachers will prioritize strong fundamentals including proper posture, hand positioning, chords, fretting, picking, and strumming. As students progress, these basics will become second nature – and serve as the foundation from which students can apply their skills across a variety of genres and styles.

We want our guitar students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

Take ownership of your own musical style and grow your talents! Our dedicated instructors are committed to hearing your goals and helping you reach them. We pride ourselves on equipping each student with the tools they need to reach their fullest musical potential.

Creativity, self-discovery, and passion come to life at Fort Myers School of Music. Whether your goal is to pursue the guitar professionally in an orchestra or as a soloist, or just to play for your own personal enjoyment, your guitar teacher will support you throughout your musical journey.

Our Guitar Teachers:

Colette J

Colette J

Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Theory, Songwriting

Colette is an avid lover of music, a teacher of music, and a professional musician. She now has 40 years of experience in vocal and instrumental instruction for various age groups and learning levels, as well as performing professionally in voice, piano, and guitar.

Sean D.

Sean D.

Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass

Sean is a composer at heart. His parents purchased him a piano and by 13 he was winning regional piano competitions. At this age, he expanded his musical abilities and played guitar, bass, and drums. Sean teaches classical, Rock, and jazz styles.

Alex P.

Alex P.

Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Theory, Music Production, Songwriting

Alex is a seasoned musician who has been in the industry for over 20 years. He began his musical journey in music school, mastering the accordion and classical guitar, before transitioning to playing drums in rock and metal bands. Alex’s love for music led him to become a jazz guitarist during his college years, and […]

Scott G.

Scott G.

Piano, Bass, Banjo, Harmonica, Drums, Flute, Guitar & Ukulele

Scott is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Music in classical guitar performance. While attending Peabody Conservatory he had the great honor to study with guitarists Manuel Barrueco, Julian Gray, and lutenist Ronn McFarlane.

Juan P.

Juan P.

Voice, Piano, Guitar

Juan started his musical education with guitar, piano, solfeggio, music theory, choir, and music history in the Vocational School of Arts. He graduated from the from the professional school of Music of Holguin in 1996 and Instituto Superior de Artes (University for the Arts) in 2002 in Havana.

Samantha O

Samantha O

Piano, Voice, Flute, Guitar & Ukulele

Samantha O’Brien is a talented music educator with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree from Lakeland University. She is skilled at playing the violin, flute, and piccolo, and has received classical voice training from four different teachers.

Jason K.

Jason K.

Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Theory, Songwriting, Rock Band

Jason attended Berklee College of Music and the University of Wisconsin. He feels that music theory often takes a back seat during music lessons and incorporates theory as part of each lesson. Jason spent years teaching in the public school system and transitioned to teaching at a private school so he could actually teach

Hannah S.

Hannah S.

Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Harp

Hannah is a professional freelance musician in Southwest Florida. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she started her musical studies at the age of 5 with piano lessons.

Our helpful front desk staff are here 6 days a week to get you started!


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No large initial payments (just first month and a $35 registration fee).


“The instructors are amazing! i love the one-on-one sessions. They are very thorough and passionate about the lessons and so encouraging. My voice has improved so much in just a matter of a month and Kelly and the staff are truly talented and amazing individuals. 5 stars! ”

— Samuel

“What an amazing first session! I love my vocal instructor, Kelly! She made me feel really comfortable and took her time teaching me incredible warm-up exercises that actually expanded my range INSTANTLY! Best of all I had fun. Im so glad I came here and Im looking forward to next week!”

— Samuel R.

“Rating 5/5 Jay and Kay are super nice! As a piano teacher, Kay has a lot of experience. Her lessons are fun. She knows the right tricks when it comes to understanding the piano. The environment is beautiful and well organized. If you want quality lessons this is the place!”

— Gabriella

“I have been taking lessons since July, 2017 with Kay and enjoy every lesson. She is patient, fair and a delightful person! I’m surprised at what I have been able to learn and highly recommend adult lessons.”

— Anne

“​I have been taking piano lessons here for over a year and a half and have had nothing but good experiences here. They paired me up with Beth and I cannot say enough good things about her (that would have to be another paragraph and 5 star review). ”

— Jim

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What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

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Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Age Should My Child Start Guitar Lessons?

The minimum age recommended for starting guitar lessons is 7 years old. Due to the thickness of the strings and fine motor skills needed to play the instrument, we do not recommend starting guitar any younger. For younger students, we recommend learning the ukulele.

The minimum age we recommend a student start ukulele lessons is 5 years old. For younger students, we recommend an intro to music program. Starting age will largely depend on the student, some may need to wait longer than others depending on factors such as fine motor skills, attention span and overall interest in music.

Do I Need a Guitar/Ukulele to Start the Lessons?

Yes, you will need a guitar or ukulele to start the lessons. Without an instrument, you won’t be able to practice between lessons and make weekly progress. If cost is a concern, good beginner guitars are inexpensive and most music stores have a 30-day return policy if it’s not for you.

The #1 Reason to Study Guitar at Fort Myers School of Music?

Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you, or your child, to craft a lesson plan that fits individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music.
Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven-year-old taking their first lesson, or a fifty-year-old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod, or iPhone to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

How Qualified are Your Guitar Instructors?

Our guitar instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a teacher–that’s why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!
We search the entire Southwest Florida area for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Fort Myers School of Music. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don’t have to!

What Will I Learn from Guitar Lessons?

Our guitar teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor HOW we teach and WHAT we teach to YOUR individual needs.

When you enroll here for guitar lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!

We stock a variety of student guitars – Classical, 1/2 size, 3/4 size full size folk, and electric guitars. We offer them to our students at greatly reduced prices so they can learn on a decent instrument!

What Do Beginners Learn?

​Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that in each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept. Lessons end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CD’s or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

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