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From rock and metal bands to classical and jazz, guitars have become ubiquitous in nearly every genre of music. The ability to pick up your guitar and play whatever comes to mind is a heady feeling. Although guitar players may make it look easy, getting to that point takes a lot of time and practice. At Sloan School of Music, we have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you realize your guitar-playing dreams. Whether you want to serenade your friends with some solo acoustics or shred some Jimi Hendrix covers with your local band, you need to have a good understanding of the basics.


Interested in taking up the guitar? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned player looking to hone your craft. Either way, Sloan School of Music has instructors for all skill levels. Check out our instructors below, and be sure to schedule a lesson when you find one that suits your needs.

Maryland Locations

(Virtual Lessons Available)

Choosing your Guitar

Choosing your new guitar can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin, and we are here to help you make an informed choice as to what fits you at your place in your musical journey. We believe that helping people select the right equipment, instead of just more equipment, is what will lead to the most long-term happiness and enjoyment of music. There’s no one right way to shop for an instrument, just like there’s no one right way to play it! Our team of musicians, teachers, and staff are experienced and here to listen to your musical needs. Come and see us or give us a call at (240)850-2925 to get real solutions!

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techniques and styles

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You can find a guitar in some variety in just about every style of music, in every continent around the world. It’s easier than ever now to get a high quality instrument that is affordable that will fit your style and taste. From an educational perspective, information at our fingertips with the internet, combined with an experienced instructor to guide the way, makes learning the techniques and styles you want easier and more accessible than ever before.

down with the basics

Our instructors offer private lessons and group classes to give people a choice of various musical opportunities and experiences. We have carefully selected teachers who have a track record of success with students, combining both music fundamentals with performance opportunities and fun jam session type lessons to create a well-rounded music lesson experience for people of all skill levels. Lesson time can always be tailored to the level of intensity a student needs and wants. For example, we have students who have stuck with a decade of lessons and gone on to college to study music on a scholarship, and we have folks who just like to come and make music of any form on a very casual level. Music is truly for everyone!
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Designed to InSPIRE

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Everything about Sloan School of Music is designed to excite, energize, and inspire people to enjoy music as much as we do! Lesson studios staffed by teachers who do this for a living and really want to add value to people’s lives. Lesson studios stocked with modern gear for a great experience. A purpose built facility with double thick reinforced walls, a waiting area for families and guests, an audiophile grade sound system and projector for larger than life sound and feel, and gear from the world’s best manufacturers like Fender, PRS Guitars, and Yamaha, all combine for a sensory experience you won’t want to walk away from!