Guitar Lessons in Rochester, MN

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Our Approach to Guitar Lessons

Our guitar instructors teach rock, blues, metal, country, and classical styles on both electric and acoustic guitars. Beginners work on chords, simple songs, and melodies, sight-reading, and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. We employ a variety of guitar method books based on student needs and preferences and encourage students to bring smartphones or CDs to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.

Guitar Lessons Should Be 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! Here at Rochester Music Academy, 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 at Rochester Music Academy, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.

We Care About Your Musical Interests


Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at Rochester Music Academy. We teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced students who are interested in a variety of styles – including rock, jazz, classical, pop, blues, and more. Whether you’re inspired by modern day singer-songwriters or the rockers of the 1970s, we can’t wait to get started with you!

Our seasoned instructors will draw upon years of playing, performing, and teaching experience to guide you in improving your skills and exploring the many possibilities of your instrument, and advancing toward your goals at a pace that works for you.

Our Guitar Teachers:

Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with each individual or parent to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s unique needs and 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, our teachers will share their love for the guitar and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget

Weekly 30 Min

$128

Month

Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.

Weekly 60 Min

$256

Month

Longer lessons, great for motivated musicians.

What you can expect

1. Tell us about your musical goals.

2. Match with one of our expert instructors.

3. Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Common Questions

guitarist at Rochester Academy of Music

Stacy League | Parent

“My children have really benefited from their music lessons. All of the teachers they’ve had and the office staff are professional, competent, and kind. I would definitely recommend Rochester Academy of Music to anyone!”

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