So, you are checking off your bucket list and you come to “learn to play the guitar.” You are not the only one who once had dreams of becoming a rockstar. Maybe the young super star ship has come and gone, but the opportunity to master a good guitar lick is still in your future, no matter what your age or experience. Here are some of the best guitar instructors who reside in the Philadelphia area to help you fulfill your dreams of mastering the guitar. You may or may not reach your rockstar goals, but you will have a blast trying.
South Street Sounds
1531 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19176
(215) 732-8259

The popular South Street music store not only carries the latest in guitars and equipment, the store also offers guitar lessons for students at any level. South Street Sounds also has a recording space on the premises, so after you master the art of guitar, be sure to record your impressive skills and share with friends and family. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be able to land a record deal with your recording.

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Philly School Of Rock
421 N. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 639-4007

The Philly School of Rock offers guitar lessons for every age group including adults. Practice with one-on-one instructors once a week and then rock out in rehearsal with a full band for a two-hour session once a week. After two to three months of practicing your chosen songs, you will be able to put on a live show. Let your rock star dreams come true with a little help from Philly School of Rock.

Settlement Music School
416 Queen St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 320-2601

Settlement Music School offers individual lessons as well as classes, if you prefer a group setting. All levels of experience are welcome for guitar, drums and percussion lessons. The school offers piano and jazz improvisation as well. If you are experienced in drums, bass, electric guitar, lead vocals or keyboard, then Settlement Music will set you up with an “Adult Rock Band” so you can live out your fantasies with fellow rock band enthusiasts.

David Joel Guitar Studio
6311 Horrocks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 831-8640

For the acoustic guitar lovers, check out the David Joel Guitar Studio. David has an advanced degree in music and has helped many people fulfill their dreams of learning how to play the guitar. Many clients have praised his teaching skills. David has an advanced degree in music and offers expert instruction.

Philly Music Lessons
2111 E. Susquehanna Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(610) 451-7883

Philly Music Lessons offers expert instruction on many instruments, including adult guitar lessons. You can either visit their studio for lessons or have someone come to your house for private lessons. They also offer group lessons, and you will have the opportunity to try recording and production of your own music if you like. All skill levels are welcome.

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