421 N. Seventh St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
The School of Rock was created in 2002 and is part of one of the largest after-school teaching programs with more than 8,000 students in 98 locations in the country. It’s conveniently located in Center City and just minutes from 95 for people who live in the suburbs. The School of Rock features a wide variety of teachers and methods for learning to play the guitar and offers a free trial lesson. Students may take weekly private lessons, or join the school of rock camp in the summer.
6311 Horrocks St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19149
Price:$60 per hour
Former Berklee faculty member David Joel offers acoustic guitar lessons. He boasts an advanced degree in music and is an accomplished jazz guitarist as well. Students who have taken classes with him find him patient and great at helping them reach their goals. Joe backs up his slightly higher prices with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, and his fun approach makes every lesson a worthwhile investment.
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3701 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19105
Price: $20 to $40 per hour
Robert Swift has been a professional musician for more than 15 years. Swift promises professional, goal-oriented teaching to help prepare students for any musical challenge. Students enjoy a free lesson to try out his teaching approach and see if it is a good fit when they call to schedule. Swiftlessons is conveniently located in Center City and guarantees your satisfaction — or your money back.
1531 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19176
Price: $25 to $45 per hour
South Street Sounds promises reasonably priced, conveniently located lessons near Rittenhouse Square on South Street. It’s also a music store, so you can purchase whatever musical equipment you may need here as well. As a bonus, it boasts its own recording space. Students put on a concert called Budda-Fest, and South Street sounds works in conjunction with Budda-Zen studios for recording CDs and vinyl.
605 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Price: $25 per half-hour, discounts for families/$12 group classes
Peter Vigliotti teaches guitar on Mondays and Wednesdays. The NJ School of Music also offers recitals twice a year and the option of group classes over private classes, which are more affordable. This may also be more appropriate for someone who already has a base knowledge. The School of Music believes music is a lifelong endeavor and offers classes for other instruments as well. Enjoy access to board-certified musical therapy classes for children with special needs.