Guitar Lessons

The Academy of Music offers guitar lessons in Oakville for children and adults of all ages

Beginners Welcome!

Oakville guitar lessons


(For ages 6 and up)

If you’re looking for guitar lessons in Oakville then you’re in the right place!  Our guitar lessons combine the stability of traditional guitar lessons with the fun of playing the music you love.  Not only will you learn songs that you really want to learn on the guitar, you can also learn how to read music and guitar tabs, understand chords, rhythm, and music theory.   This combined approach to lessons is designed keep you motivated from the very first guitar lesson!

Our one-on-one private guitar lessons mean that the teacher can focus on your individual learning style. Private lessons also mean that you are able to learn the type of music you enjoy the most. You can take private guitar lessons for 30 minutes or 1 hour.

Guitar lessons for children

We offer guitar lessons in Oakville for children age 6 and up.  Not only will your children learn songs that they really want to learn they will also learn about guitar theory and explore different guitar styles.  We use a variety of different guitar method books to accomplish this and we encourage all students to bring their iPod or or tablet in to learn their favorite tunes.

Learn more about our guitar lessons for children

Guitar lessons for adults

Since 1994 we have taught hundreds of adults how to play the guitar in Oakville! Over the years we have leaned one very important thing. Adults don’t generally want to learn “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Every adult has there own ideas of what they want out of their guitar lessons.

Learn more about our adult guitar lessons

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Frequently Asked Questions About Guitar Lessons at The Academy of Music:

What do you learn in your guitar lessons?

That question is often asked by prospective students. Our guitar teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.

We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than an adult taking up the guitar for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose the Academy of Music is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.

Will I play in a concert?

All of our students have the option to participate in our recitals at least twice a year.

What is the best age to start guitar lessons?

We recommend children be 6 years old before they start guitar lessons. Playing the guitar requires a certain amount of pressure on the fingertips from pressing down the strings. Children under 6 years generally have smaller hands and might find playing uncomfortable. We usually start bass guitar students at 10 years old Adults can start anytime. We recommend ukulele lessons for children under 6 years. For younger children (age 6 – 8) we recommend a 3/4 size guitar to make learning a little easier and more rewarding.

What styles of guitar do you teach?

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.

Are your guitar instructors qualified?

Our guitar teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as York University, Western University, Humber College, Mohawk College, and the University of Toronto. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of Canada, the US, and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

Try ukulele lessons for your children under 6 years.

If your little one is 5 or younger why not try the ukulele? The ukulele has 4 strings and is considerably smaller than the guitar. Most kids will be able to play a few chords after only one lesson. The ukulele is one of the best instruments to start on because it’s easy to play, and the techniques are similar to the guitar, making for a smooth transition into private guitar lessons when they are ready. Click here to learn more about our ukulele lessons.

Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.


Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


$36.00 / 30 minutes
$72.00 / 60 minutes (Recommended for the serious student)

Lessons are available seven days a week as early as 9:00 am to as late as 9:00 pm, and scheduled once a week.

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm

A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at time of registration)

Music lessons are HST exempt
Fees must be paid by auto debit or pre-authorized credit card at time of registration

Interested in a different instrument?

We offer a wider variety of instruments to choose from: