where can i get guitar lessons

Every so often here at Severn River Music, we’ll get questions about other guitar schools and/or teachers in the area.

If you’re looking for in-home lessons… of course I think Severn River Music is the best game in town.  However, I understand that some folks would rather travel to a music store or studio for lessons.  If that’s the case, I’ve compiled a list of local schools and teachers who do a great job!

This is a great area, with a lot of music history and talent.  Never ones to shy away from being blatantly honest with respect to our competition and colleagues, here is a list of some of the guitar schools and teachers that have a solid history and reputation in the Annapolis and Baltimore area:

1. Bay Tunes Guitars.

In addition to guitar lessons, Bay Tunes offers bass guitar, drums, and vocal lessons.  In addition to providing lessons, you can take your guitar for repairs and setup – they have a great reputation and philosophy when it comes to guitar repair – this is where I take my guitars for repairs and setup that I can’t handle myself.

2.  Tempee Warmack.

Tempee provides both guitar and bass lessons.  Tempee has an extensive musical background including:  attendance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston,  completion of the U.S. Army School of Music, and a Bachelors of Arts in Jazz Guitar Performance from Towson University.

3.  EW Guitar Lessons

Earle Wood provides private guitar lessons in the Baltimore and Annapolis area. Earle has more than 12 years of playing experience.  Earle holds a a Master’s Certificate in Guitar from Berklee Music, a division of the Berklee College of Music.

4. School of Rock

School of Rock is a franchise operation, but they do have Annapolis and Baltimore locations. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons with group band rehearsals.

5. Naptown Sings!

Naptown Sings is quickly becoming my go-to recommendation for anyone who is interested in guitar, piano, or singing lessons or classes.  For those who want to go to a studio for lessons, you can’t beat Naptown Sings!

So there are four schools/teachers to consider when selecting guitar lessons.  Check out this article for more information about tips and things to look for when picking a guitar teacher (or any music teacher).

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