Guitar Lessons in Temecula, CA

Further your Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitar Skills at Temecula's Award-Winning Academy of Music

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Guitar Lessons in Temecula, CA

Welcome to Guitar in Temecula at the Academy of Music, serving students of Temecula since 1990. Our dedicated and award-winning music school is thrilled to offer private guitar lessons tailored for students aged 5 and above (as well as adults). We believe in providing a well-rounded musical education that goes beyond the basics and enriches our students' understanding of musical concepts.

For those interested in group lessons for the budding guitarist, explore our Guitar 101 - Guitar Basics Classes at the Murrieta and Menifee locations, serving students from Temecula. At the Academy of Music, we understand the importance of nurturing a strong foundation in guitar, setting the stage for a lifelong love of music.

Whether you're drawn to rock, blues, jazz, pop, classical or another genre, our diverse and skilled faculty of guitar teachers is here to support your musical aspirations. We take pride in making the joy of guitar lessons accessible to everyone. Our commitment to excellence extends to advanced guitarists as well.

At the Academy of Music, our Temecula-based guitar instructors are not only chosen for their impressive musical credentials but also for their ability to connect with and inspire students of all ages. Discover the transformative power of music through our Guitar Lessons – where passion meets expertise! Our locations in Murrieta and Menifee are a quick and convenient 10-minute drive from Temecula, CA! So, if you are looking for music and guitar lessons in Temecula, reach out to our office today!a


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Our Partners

The Academy of Music and Arts partners with a variety of local organizations in Murrieta, Menifee, Temecula, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding areas. This includes charter schools, local nonprofit organizations, and other community organizations spreading the love of music and the arts.

Fun Facts About Guitar Lessons

1. Guitar lessons are some of the most fun music classes one can take. Nearly every student is able to make progress at a wonderful pace!

2. Depending on the intensity and length of the guitar lesson, you can actually burn calories during the lesson!

3. Guitar lessons engage and activate both your mind and your body at the same time, creating a symphony of activity.

4. Guitar is a popular second instrument for many singers and vocalists. With plenty of opportunities to accompany yourself and take part in band-like experiences, we here at the Academy of Music would love to share these experiences with you!

5. Guitar lessons can drastically improve your confidence, self-esteem, and allow you to develop a passion for public performance, even if you begin fully frightened.

Serving Temecula, CA

Since 1990, the Academy of Music and Arts has served thousands of students from Temecula, CA. With a thriving music and art scene, we are proud to be a part of the local musical community. Seeing our students perform at Temecula's best venues brings us nothing but absolute joy. So, if you are ready to take the next step and venture into your musical journey with guitar lessons, contact our office and we will be more than glad to assist. 

Guitar Lessons Tuition

The tuitions listed below are for private guitar lessons taking place at the Academy and online once a week. Interested in in-home lessons? Contact us and we will be glad to share more information about our in-home lesson availability.

30 Minutes


30-minute lessons are recommended for younger students or adults looking to pursue music casually.
45 Minutes


45-minute lessons are ideal for older children and teenagers, as well as adults looking to make faster progress.
60 Minutes


60-minute lessons are ideal for students of all ages looking to pursue music seriously and make progress at a stronger pace.

Why Choose The Academy of Music

With our team of world-class instructors, we offer guitar lessons for students of all ages and levels. We’ve been a community staple for over 30 years, and pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment for all students.

Our teachers are at the heart of our music school. As mentioned previously, we receive countless teacher applications every year, and each guitar teacher is meticulously selected for their professionalism and great personality. Their music education, performance, and teaching experience speaks for themselves too!

We find joy in teaching students on the finest quality instruments including but not limited to our acoustic pianos, guitars, and drums. We feature a waiting area for parents with high-speed WiFi, and an entire performing arts space, equipped with a professional stage and PA system. The Academy has plenty of free parking, and is located right in the heart of the Murrieta Town Center - near restaurants, stores, and other awesome spots!

We have been a part of the Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, and Lake Elsinore community since 1990. We have learned how to create the most exceptional learning environment for music and the arts over the years through teaching thousands of students within our community!

Our students have an opportunity to showcase their progress over the 10 performances per year we hold for all of our programs, averaging nearly 1 performance every month. All opportunities are optional, but highly recommended for students! We also pride ourselves on holding fundraisers and events with outside organizations, which in the past include the Lakers, Walmart Foundation, Children’s Hospital Miracle Network, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital, amongst others.

In addition to being a proud member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California (a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education) and a Steinway & Sons Teaching and Educational Partner (an extremely rare designation for private music schools), we also partner with local nonprofits, public and private schools, and charter schools. Among our alumni are music industry professionals, actors, and performers, such as America’s Got Talent-2018 Golden Buzzer recipient, Makayla Phillips! We have also received endorsements by the California State Assembly and California State Senate for our long standing benefit to our communities, and are proud recipients of the 2023 Spectrum Student Satisfaction award.

Frequently Asked Questions About Guitar Lessons

See below for the most frequently asked questions about guitar lessons. If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact us at 951-698-9891 for assistance.

Yes, we do recommend having a guitar at home. If the student is a teenager or an adult, a full-size guitar is in order. Some younger students may benefit from a junior (Jr.) guitar. Our office is happy to provide recommendations for students at any time. Furthermore, we have a large array of rental instruments available for students at affordable rates, so you can begin lessons at any time without thinking of the arduous process of picking out a guitar – we did all the hard work for you. Just show up and jam! 

For guitar lessons we recommend waiting until 6-7 years of age. In some cases where the desire is great, we will do a short evaluation of a younger student to see if they are physically and mentally ready to start. For students under the age of 6, we will highly recommend starting on the ukulele, and transitioning to guitar lessons once the student is old enough to handle the instrument. 

Absolutely! Our guitar lessons are designed for beginners with little to no background in music, as well as advanced guitarists who have been jamming their entire lives!

Studies show that weekly lessons provide consistent guidance, feedback, and structure for the best results. However, the frequency can be adjusted to your personalized schedule, goals, and learning style. For guitar students, we often recommend supplementing private lessons with group experiences, including the Academy Rock Bandz. Although completely optional, these experiences allow for a well-rounded musical education once a student reaches a certain level.

Great news! There is no set answer to this question. With regular practice, you will notice improvement in as short of a span as a few weeks, while playing at a more advanced level will naturally take longer. The majority of our students continue guitar lessons for the long term because they love consistently improving, finding our lessons stimulating and enjoyable.

Embark on your musical and artistic journey with the Academy of Music.

Murrieta Academy of Music and Performing Arts

Menifee Academy of Music and Performing Arts

New Programs Now Enrolling!

Programs with new sessions can be found below!

  • Musical Theatre 
  • Drama Kids
  • Drama Teens
  • Musical Theatre for Little Folks

For schedule, please visit this page!

The Hollywood Starz Vocal Ensemble for students ages 6-15 currently has two remaining spaces. To enroll in the ensemble and conquer the stage, please contact our office!

Voice 101 is coming soon! Please give us a call to be placed on the waitlist as Session 1 of the program is beginning to run out of space!

Our all-favorite MusicFunTime program loved by hundreds at the Murrieta location is soon coming to the Menifee location! To get on our initial registration list for the MFT program, please contact our office! MFT is an award-winning program based on Johns Hopkins Research, promoting music to students ages 18months - 6 years old. 

Questions about our programs?

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