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Yes, you can learn to play guitar!

Learning to play an instrument is fun and rewarding - and lessons are a great place to start! If you are looking for an experienced guitar, bass, drum, piano or vocal teacher, The Guitarist is the place! Our instructors teach a wide assortment of playing styles that include Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Contemporary Christian, Classical or Hawaiian-Style Slack Key Guitar.


We also have a great selection of items in our studio. We have Guitar Tab Books, Guitar and Bass Methods, Electronic Tuners, Metronomes, strings, and we are an authorized dealer for Takamine Guitars.


So, if you live in San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View or just around the corner in Santa Clara we hope you will choose The Guitarist to begin your musical journey.


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New Beginner Guitar Class

Starts July 11th at 2:15 to 3:05pm

The class will run for 6 weeks and each class will be 50 minutes long. The cost is $119 + $25 book fee.

Yes you can learn to play the guitar!  In this class taught by instructor Rich Hawthorne you will learn the basic skills and techniques to play the guitar.  You will learn chords, strumming patterns, popular melodies, and more!  No guitar, no problem.  The Guitarist sells and rents student model guitars.  Simply set an appointment with Rich and he will recommend the proper guitar for you. Class fills quick, so sign up soon!

Send us an email for registration information!

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Drum Lessons, Piano Lessons, & Voice Lessons

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We are now offering drum, piano & voice lessons!
Call (408) 247-2684 for more info.