Guitar, Ukulele & Bass Lessons in Cedar Park, TX

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Our Approach to Guitar, Ukulele & Bass Lessons at Velocity Music Academy

Our guitar instructors teach rock, blues, metal, country, and classical styles. The guitar and ukulele are some of the most versatile instruments. They show up in the classical concert hall, commercial pop music, rock, and folk music all around the world. With such a diverse set of applications, it’s not surprising that approaches to teaching and learning guitar vary widely. Our approaches do, too, depending on the student’s goals. That said, here’s a basic outline of our approach.

Velocity Music Academy offers private and pairs lessons in guitar for students of all ages and all abilities! Our guitar teachers hold university degrees in music and can offer lessons in our studio, in your home, or online. If you or your child is looking for guitar, ukulele, or bass lessons in the Cedar Park area, we are here to serve you.

Student learning to play the guitar with notes all over the couch

Our Approach to Guitar, Ukulele & Bass


01 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 Velocity 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!

02 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.

03 We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals

Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at Velocity 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 Guitar, Ukulele & Bass Teachers:

We have teachers experienced in classical guitar, folk guitar, jazz guitar, and all manner of pop styles. Some of our teachers are accomplished singer-songwriters and can offer instruction in singing while playing, too.

Cari Giard

Cari Giard

Drums, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele

Cari is a rock drummer originally from Palm Bay, Florida. She got her start on guitar at age 12, then picked up bass and drums shortly after. In high school, she learned

Ryan Hofstra

Ryan Hofstra

Voice, Piano & Guitar

Ryan studied contemporary and classical vocal performance, contemporary guitar performance, and music business in college. He earned a B.A. in Music Business with a minor in Vocal Performance from McNally Smith College

Collin Mullins

Collin Mullins

Guitar, Bass, Voice & Piano

My name is Collin, I am a professional musician, producer, and educator based in Austin, Texas! I have been playing music for over 15 years, toured nationally as a sideman, led several

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Guitar, Piano, Student Bands

Chris Wright is a guitarist, pianist, and educator with a musical career spanning over twenty years. He first became interested in playing guitar as an early teen after being influenced by Guns

Jerry Thompson

Jerry Thompson

Guitar & Ukulele

Jerry started playing guitar at age 11 and he and 2 friends started a garage band in junior high school. By age 18 he was teaching private lessons. Originally self-taught, he was

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

Piano, Guitar and Art Teacher (online only)

Joshua Johnson got his undergraduate degree in music education in 2011 from Pittsburg State University. While attending school, he worked at a local nationally accredited childcare center which had classrooms that ranged

Peter Martin

Peter Martin

Piano, Violin, & Guitar

Peter Martin is an American composer, educator, multi-instrumentalist, and live performer. He began his musical studies at age of 12 and within three years, he was invited to perform for two seasons with the Houston Youth Symphony at Jones Hall. 

How it works

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

“Ulrich is a fabulously patient teacher! We enjoy the time he invests in teaching our daughter and we are enrolling our other kids in classes because of the great, positive experience Cayli has had at Velocity.”

— J. Cecil

“I wanted to ping you to let you know how pleased I am with G.’s progress under Tom’s teaching. Tom’s very skilled and engaging and G. is blossoming as a student – he loves guitar and counts the days between his lessons.”

— J. J.

“We love velocity. The facility is always very welcoming and cheerful. My 3 y.o. Enjoys the music together sessions. I feel like it’s encouraging him to develop a love of music and even helping with his rhythm in gross motor skills.”

— Marti Smith

“Shane has been a wonderful piano teacher for our 6-year-old son. He is extremely patient and has a great rapport with children. He has great judgment and the ability to provide the right balance of instructions and challenges and keep his classes enjoyable.”

— S. S.

“For the last 3 1/2 years Kathy Rabago has been my daughter’s piano teacher. She has excelled in her piano skills and abilities due to this teacher’s patience and knowledge. Thank you Kathy for all you’ve done!”

— J. P.

“Thank you, Velocity School of Music. Your wonderful guitar teacher, Ulrich Ellison, has inspired and nurtured our 7-year-old in his love for the guitar and he loves going to each lesson. Your school is friendly, welcoming, and top-notch!”

— R. Family

“My son is working with Abby to learn to play the cello, and we are both so happy to be working with such a talented and kind person!”

— L. C.

“The kids are having a blast doing music this summer with Jonathan, Sarah, and Josh. The boys tell me they wish their lessons were longer! Great teachers – just what they needed this summer- they are playing some really fun pieces. They each love their teachers.”

— P. O.

“Velocity has changed Dalton’s life and he has gained so much confidence and loves the piano.”

— R. L.

“Mercer has really enjoyed his first couple of lessons and Ashley is just awesome! He looks forward to the rest of the summer and hoping to continue into the next school year. Thanks!”

— Matt Donner

guitar teacher teaching the kid play the guitar at home

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


30 Min Lesson



30 minute lessons are great for building a strong foundation.



45 Min Lesson



Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.



60 Min Lesson



Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.




The #1 reason to study guitar, bass or ukulele at Velocity Music Academy?

Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your 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.

What styles of guitar do you teach?

We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical guitar – on electric and acoustic guitars.

Do I have to know how to read music?

No. Beginners are welcome! Our lesson plans aim to educate, engage and inspire students.

How qualified are your guitar instructors?

Our guitar, ukulele and bass music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions all over the country. Each is highly qualified to teach and create personalized lesson plans for yourself, or your child.

What will I learn from guitar or ukulele lessons at Velocity Music Academy?

Beginner guitar students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight-reading, and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents new technical challenges or theory concepts, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphones or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes. 

Do I need to purchase a guitar to learn the instrument?

Velocity Music Academy offers acoustic and electric guitars for student lessons (for your convenience, students can use one of ours at their first lesson). But to practice at home, you will need a guitar.

So, what are you waiting for?

If you’re ready to jump into the world of the guitar, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey. Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring guitar professional.
Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, so why not get started today?