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Get Inspired: Guitar Lessons in Louisville

Everyone hits a rough patch now and again when it comes to playing music, but look no further than guitar lessons in Louisville to find some motivation! With live events every week, two festivals dedicated to the guitar, and plenty of options to pick up new equipment, accessories, and music, the city is a musical haven for guitarists. Unsure where to begin? Check out these top choices.

Live Music Venues

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar
Opened in 1994, Stevie Ray’s began as a pure blues bar; today, the venue also hosts rock, jazz,
funk, and Motown performances from the best musicians in Louisville. Come down any day between Tuesday and Saturday to listen and dance to music from some of the most talented local guitarists. You can even get on stage yourself during a jam night and show off everything you have learned during your guitar lessons in Louisville.

This whiskey bar and bottle shop features a large music hall that can hold up to 225 people where local and visiting bands and artists perform all genres. Check out the events calendar beforehand to find out when guitarists will be playing your favorite music styles!


U of L Guitar Festival and Competition
Whether you are a student, professional player, or simply someone with a passion for the guitar, you are invited to the Guitar Festival and Competition at the University of Louisville. A chance to improve your playing, learn more about the instrument, and meet other musicians, you are sure to return inspired to your guitar lessons in Louisville. Held over a weekend in May, you can attend the entire festival and competition or just some of the concerts. If you have what it takes to win the competition, you could even be walking away with a cash prize, a concert guitar, and a slot to play at a concert in the Guitar Festival the following year.

Latino Arts Guitar Festival
The Latin Arts Springs Program holds the International Guitar Festival at the beginning of each year. Another chance to win a competition for your playing, you can also attend master classes and classical guitar concerts.

Guitar Stores

Guitar Center
If you love everything guitar, this is the place to go. The Guitar Center has a variety of new and used products, including amps, tuners, pickups, performance aids, picks, sheet music, and books — all of which can help make your practice more interesting.

Guitar Emporium
Check out the huge range of electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals, and more. This store stocks all top brands in new, used, and vintage; plus, they are able to make repairs on your current instrument. After you pay the Guitar Emporium a visit, you will not be able to put your down guitar for hours.

Take your guitar skills to the next level! Pick up prizes at the next guitar competition or get up on stage to play at one of these venues. The best way to achieve your goals is through private lessons in Louisville, so start your search today for a qualified tutor who can meet your needs!

Jared L.

Louisville, KY

About Jared

I've been teaching in the Louisville area for nearly six years and have worked with over 100 clients for over 5,000 lessons. I've worked with students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Whether you're looking to learn to play an instrument you've always wanted to play, learn how to play some of your favorite songs, or just want to learn for fun, I'm here to help you! *** Lesson Details *** I enjoy teaching all ages and abilities, from 5-year-old beginners to advanced students who'd like fine tuning. I'm relaxed and laid back while encouraging you to reach your potential. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned expert in need of some fine tuning, I'll carefully evaluate your strengths and weakness and create a lesson plan suited to your individual learning style, ...


Todd T. May 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient with a person who has never picked up a guitar Jared has a great mannerism and way of teaching. I
Dona A. October 8, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jared is an excellent teacher. I am 62 and took lessons from Jared for about 6 months. He individualizes his lessons, he is very knowledgeable in every aspect of music. He communicates and gives as much or as little information as you desire. We also covered a lot of theory as part of the lessons which I enjoyed.

He has a nice manor and is respectful.
I recommend him highly.
Michelle (Trevor) N. June 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Trevor is learning very quickly and is having fun. Jared has been so patient and really enjoys teaching. He has been very willing to change the schedule to meet Trevor's needs. So happy with the way things are going so far.

Thomas M.

Crestwood, KY

About Thomas

I am a professional musician who can give instruction on many musical styles ranging from Classical to Folk Music from several different countries. All ages are welcome! As a student, I was involved for many years as a violist with The Louisville Youth Orchestra, I became a graduate of the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, Ky. in 1981 majoring in music and theater. I have since performed in a a broad spectrum of musical involvements including accompanying international folk dance troupes, performing Celtic and traditional music at events in several countries, composing music for, and directing several theatrical productions. At the same time I have been involved in educating children in music in several Community Schools throughout the Eastern U.S.. I now reside in Crestwood,


Megan S. March 1, 2014
Verified Student
Very patient and thorough

Tom is a great teacher! He takes his time to get to know the level of the student. This was my son's (8y.o.) first guitar experience, and he did a great job with starting with the basics. I appreciated how he focuses on form and posture too.

Richard W.

New Albany, IN

Perfect for students just getting started on their instrument. Since I personally am a fan of a very eclectic mix of different musical genres I can help you learn guitar no matter what musical style you like.

About Richard

I picked up the guitar 13 years ago and have always had a big passion for teaching. I switched my specialty to bass after three years and have taken it farther than I thought I ever could. In addition to the passion I have for playing my passion for teaching has never been stronger. Bass being my specialty, I teach everyone from beginner to master. Specialize in advanced techniques like pop-snap, harmonics and two hand tapping. For both guitar and bass I base all of my lessons on music theory and use that as a foundation for learning and understanding all music.


Benjamin G.

Louisville, KY

I can teach you just about anything, most especially stuff I know! but really, I know plenty, and can help you to achieve new heights on guitar! I'm a patient guy and have taught a handful of people to become great at guitar!

About Benjamin

Hello to all future students! My name is Benjamin, I am a guitar teacher, and have been fascinated with learning and teaching for several years. I have been playing guitar for 11 years, and relatively new to teaching. I'm fun and outgoing, and have a lot of knowledge to give. I am currently a student at UofL, in their Computer Information Systems program. I have experience teaching all levels of players, from honing advanced techniques, to teaching the basics. I have helped a handful of students learn to play, from reading tabs, to keeping basic time, to learning techniques such as sweep picking, tapping, and soloing within scales. Though I may be a bit unorthodox in my teaching style, I feel that guitar is an expression of the soul and should be a form of my student's self expression! I ...


Monte R.

Scottsburg, IN

With electric guitar, I've been playing guitar for about 5 years and teaching off and on for around two. I will teach chord progression, chord location, bar chords, licks, full songs, and many other things if requested. I will start beginners off with simple chords and strumming techniques, along with picking patterns and simple songs.

About Monte

Hello! My name is Monte. I'm currently an undergraduate at Indiana University Southeast for Computer Science. I've been playing guitar for almost 5 years now and teaching off and on for two. I am offering beginner level java coding and beginner level guitar.

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