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Acoustic and Electric Guitar Lessons for Students of All Ages and Levels. Beginners Welcome

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Learn to Play Guitar in 3 Months or Less

Does this Sound Familiar? You’ve been teaching yourself guitar by watching videos and reading tabs, but you feel stuck and need a path forward.

The Good News: Learning to play guitar doesn’t have to be hard.  At Eastside Music School, you’ll find a warm and refreshing take on Guitar Lessons. From day one, your teacher will listen to your goals and help tailor a plan to get you learning the music you love.

You’ll Learn: 

  • How to play songs you love on the guitar, 
  • How to maintain a consistent practice schedule, 
  • How to have fun learning a new craft.

Start here:

Your journey begins with a Free trial lesson

All new Eastside Music students are elligible for one free 30-minute trial lesson. This is a no stress, hassle free opportunity to get a feel for our program and decide if Eastside Music School is the right fit for you. 

When you come in for your free trial lesson, you’ll meet your teacher, talk about past musical experiences and discuss musical goals.  What made you decide to book a lesson? 

1. Welcome

The first lesson is all about getting to know eachother. What are your musical influences? Have you ever taken lessons before?

2. goals

What do you hope to gain from lessons? Writing your own music? Playing with others? What brings you to Eastside Music?

3. Assesment

Next, your teacher will gain an understanding of your current skill level. If you have something prepared, now’s your chance to play!

4. Tailored plan

Based on your goals, tastes and learning style, your teacher will outline a personalized plan to get you learning music today.




Whether you’re starting from scratch or have songs prepared to practice, our expert instructors will help you learn to play guitar in a fun, professional and welcoming environment.


We specialize in teaching a variety of guitar styles including acoustic, electric, rock, jazz, blues, classical and more.


“Eastside Music is one of the best learning experiences I’ve had. My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner!”

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Free Online Guitar Lessons

Two Note Per String Arpeggios for Jazz Guitar

Two Note Per String Arpeggios for Jazz Guitar

2 NOTE PER STRING ARPEGGIOS FOR JAZZ GUITAR  Arpeggios are a great way to outline chord changes in jazz guitar. But let's be honest, memorizing arpeggios on the guitar isn't the easiest thing to do. Fortunately, 2 note per string patterns makes the task quite a...

How to Play 7th Chords on the Guitar

How to Play 7th Chords on the Guitar

7th Chords are essential for any guitarist learning to play jazz. While there are literally tens of thousands of possible combinations, you really only need to know 8 basic shapes to get started. In this video blog post, I’ll walk you through how to play 7th chords on...

Are Guitar Lessons Worth It?

Are Guitar Lessons Worth It?

Are Guitar Lessons Worth It? This question comes up a lot among guitarists who’re just starting out or are self taught. The answer is “it depends”. It’s certainly true that there’s a ton of free content available for guitarists looking to teach themselves. Depending on your goals, free online lessons may be all you need. But if you’re serious about taking your playing to the next level, there’s no substitute for a great guitar teacher. 




Eastside Music School hosts Monthly open mic nights for current and prospective students. The open mic night is a great, low pressure opportunity to perform in front of friends and fellow students. Whether you’ve just completed a song or you’re working on your next solo, this is a great motivator to practice and take your skills to the next level..


We host a big recital at the end of each semester (December and May). The recital is the culmination of months of hard work from students and teachers alike. While it can be a little intimidating at first, many of our students find great joy performing in front of friends and family. Of course participation is encouraged but not required.

Learn music from your living room

Virtual Online Lessons

We get it, these are uncertain times. But with uncertainty comes a need for creative outlets and human connection. Fortunately with Eastside Music Virtual Lessons, you can nurture both without leaving the comfort of your own home. Our teachers utilize a variety of tools and resources to enhance your online learning experience. In fact, virtual lesson can be more effective than traditional lessons in certain situations. Just like in-person, your lessons are 100% customized to your goals and learning style.

All you need to get started is an internet connected device with a camera (iPhone, laptop etc), a reliable internet connection and the free Zoom app.

Ready to get started? Schedule a free trial virtual lesson today!



We offer student demo packages starting at just $100. Perform solo, sing to a pre-recorded track, or collaborate with our expert music instructors to create something special. Demo packages include house sound engineer and complete access to the recording studio. Contact us to discuss your next project or book a session if you’re ready to get started.

What our Students Say

I'm so glad I found Eastside Music School. Everyone there is just out-of-this-world-amazing. And Jamie is the best teacher EVER. I would HIGHLY recommend Eastside Music School.


Adult Guitar Student

Eastside Music School is one of the best kept secrets in Austin.  My teacher, Eddie, does an amazing job mixing in the right amount of music theory and fun piano pieces (blues, ragtime, pop/rock).


Adult Piano Student

We love our piano teacher Ely! She is talented, knowledgeable, passionate about music, supportive, and able to tailor the learning experience to the student with enthusiasm.