Best Places For Guitar Lessons In Detroit

September 21, 2015 8:00 AM

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Whether you want to be the next Hendrix or Clapton, or simply play in a garbage band at dives in the D, it won’t hurt to learn some new skills or add some new riffs to liven up that stale set list. Learn from some of the best by enrolling in guitar lessons. With so many accomplished guitar instructors right here in the Detroit area, it shouldn’t be hard to find one that can take your strumming to a rock star level.
Professional Guitars Inc.
131 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
(248) 398-9437

Professional Guitars Inc. is known for its reasonable cost and effective teaching methods. Every lesson is commandeered by an accomplished instructor with three decades of experience teaching students how to play the guitar. Sessions range the gamut from individual to group lessons. Students will learn through practice with the encouragement from a patient guitar guru. At Professional Guitars Inc., students will become proficient in everything from how to read music to more advanced instruction, such as learning improvisation and methods to perfect your own sound, taking your music to the next level.

Gallagher’s Music
25850 Concord Road
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
(248) 712-1107

Gallagher’s Music offers guitar lessons suited for students of all levels and ages. Students will learn basic and advanced techniques from experienced musicians who teach everyone from beginners to experienced guitar players. Instructors are available for in-studio or at-home sessions. Learn on a variety of instruments including the electric bass, acoustic guitar and even the mandolin. You can even rent instruments in case you have commitment issues.

The Detroit School of Rock And Pop Music
1109 S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(888) 988-7625

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music has been making music since 2007. Anyone from kids to adults are welcome. Taught by professionals in the music industry, students will learn how to play guitar or bass, plus more than your average music lessons. The instructors at this music school are here to rock and to guide students in their journey to blow the roof off the building. Get ready for exhilarating lessons in a unique environment; you’ll not only be learning, but have fun jamming at the same time.

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Grosse Pointe Music Academy
19443 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
(313) 458-7723

Grosse Pointe Music Academy offers a ton of different classes for aspiring guitar players. From beginner to advanced guitarists, students of all levels will find the music instruction to be unparalleled in approach and results. Courses range from band practice called “Guitar Ensemble” to private sessions taught by classically-trained teachers who studied music at universities, including many that currently teach courses at the college level. This music school teaches the basics of music theory, starting off with the building blocks of guitar, before branching off into more complex playing featuring a variety of styles. Students are encouraged to select a genre that interests them, rock, jazz, funk, blues, and take off from there. Classes are available in 30 or 45 minute segments or opt for an extended lesson that lasts one hour.

Berkley Music Company
3039 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 543-3900

Enroll in one of the specialized music classes. Students can learn how to play a huge range of instruments, such as the banjo, mandolin, clarinet, flute , sax, viola, ukelele, piano or guitar. The cost to sign up for lessons is quite reasonable and in no time, students will feel confident enough in their guitar skills to perform in front of an audience. Those interested in enrolling in a class can select from a lengthy roster of seasoned pros and choose the instructor that suits them the best.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and