Whether you aspire to play the Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, or Gospel, Maryville’s dedicated guitar instructors will help you become the guitarist you want to be. Our faculty will introduce you to the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not need a guitar at home to take lessons; a simple full-size guitar will suffice for the first six months. Watch this video to learn more about our guitar lessons.
What’s the #1 reason to study the guitar at the Academy?
Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with each individual or parent to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s unique needs and 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, our teachers will share their love for the guitar and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
The Maryville Music Academy is the number one guitar lessons program in Maryville, Tennessee and Blount County.
What styles of guitar do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop and jazz to country, blues, gospel, and classical.
How qualified are Maryville Music Academy's instructors?
Our guitar faculty have received their musical education from prestigious institutions worldwide as well as vast years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.
What will I learn from guitar lessons at the Academy?
Whether you want to learn the Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Gospel or Classical, our teachers are dedicated to helping you become the guitarist you want to be. They will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons.
Do I have to know how to read music?
No. Beginners are welcome!
Do I need a guitar to learn the instrument?
No, you do not need a guitar at home to take lessons. A simple full size guitar will suffice for the first 6 months. We offer a variety of guitars appropriate for beginners, starting at just $60.00.
Are there guitar recitals?
Absolutely! Every year our students have the opportunity to perform. Unlike most of our competitors, we do not charge students a fee to perform. And admission is free, so you can invite all of your family and friends.
At each recital, we give our students the red carpet treatment with photo opportunities in front of our academy repeating background and an actual red carpet runway.