Both acoustic and electric guitar lessons are offered to students in a variety of styles including rock, blues, country, and classical genres (even Spanish guitar!) for students age 6 and above. We balance musicianship and fun so you can learn your favorite song or riff! Beginning students can expect to work on chords, simple strums, and basic elements such as rhythm and harmony in their guitar lessons. Guitar lessons for intermediate and advanced students focus on scales, bass runs, dexterity, and dynamics while learning to play the songs you love. Our guitar lessons are the most comprehensive in Houston which includes theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and history.
The oldest surviving guitar-like instrument comes from Ancient Egypt! By the 1800s Antonio Torres Jurado started building guitars in a similar fashion to the modern classical and acoustic guitars. He is often called the Stradivari of guitars.
There are several types of guitars. The classical guitar has nylon strings and a wide neck and is used to play different styles of music, but mostly classical music – often with an ensemble. Guitarists pluck the strings with their fingers or fingernails. The acoustic guitar is similar to the classical guitar, but generally has steel strings and a thinner neck and usually played with a pick. The electric guitar uses electronic pickups and electric amplifiers (amps) rather than a large hollow body. The electric guitar very popular in rock, pop, and jazz music. The bass guitar plays lower notes and often works with the drums and percussion to form the rhythm section of a band.
The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world today as the diversity of music that can be created giving musicians the opportunity to express their emotions and ideas in many different ways. Famous guitarists include Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, BB King and Keith Urban.
Why choose us for guitar lessons?
The best comprehensive guitar lessons in Houston
Vivaldi Music Academy offers music lessons in a variety of instruments. Our piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, and drum lessons provide a comprehensive and robust music education. Group voice lessons/choir, ensemble/chamber lessons for experienced students, and early childhood music development classes round out the selection of experiences offered. Learn more about our music programs.
The most highly qualified guitar faculty in Houston
From decorated recitalists to award winning composers, our faculty is dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Our faculty has instrument specific degrees from renowned universities such as Yale University, Rice University and Boston Conservatory. Learn more about our amazing faculty.
Musician Owned and Operated
With over 200 years of family history in music, critically acclaimed violinist Zeljko Pavlovic brings his belief in the value of music education to the forefront of the Academy’s mission. As Founder and CEO, Mr. Pavlovic has assembled a team of professional musicians who share his passion and enthusiasm for quality music education. Learn more about our founder here.
State of the art modern facilities
With location in Houston and Sugar Land, our schools are convenient to all areas of Houston. Our state of the art facilities includes a comfortable and professional parent’s lounge with free Wi-Fi, coffee/water, and magazines.
Spacious studio rooms are equipped with top-of-the-line upright and baby grand pianos. All rooms are enhanced with updated technology such as iPads with music teaching apps and software, for engaging modern and classical music lessons. Learn more about our locations here.
Fantastic guitar performance opportunities and workshops
Students interact with peers by participating in performances, ensemble lessons, and master classes with faculty and other visiting artists. Recitals, included in the tuition, display and elaborate each student’s achievements in their instrument of choice including piano, guitar, violin, viola, voice/singing, flute, cello, drums and more. Our students have unique performance opportunities such as our Carnegie Hall Debut in 2015 and 2018, Vivaldi’s Church (Santa Maria Della Pieta) in Venice, Italy in 2016, John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 2017, concert performance with the Piano Guys at the Revention Music Center and in 2019 in London at the Royal Academy of Music.
Top of the line upright and baby grand pianos
Vivaldi Music Academy is proud to offer our students the best instruments for modern and classical music lessons. For more than a century and a half, the world’s most accomplished pianists have preferred to express their musical genius on pianos such as Knabe and Steinway pianos. The list includes the giants in classical, jazz, and popular music.
Vivaldi Voices – Group Voice Lessons
Prepare your young vocalist to light up the stage with Vivaldi Voices! This group singing class is a unique and unparalleled experience for children ages 6-10. Exploring a variety of genres, students will learn about basic melodic intervals, matching pitch, and learning dynamics. Students will engage the whole body to create a beautiful sound with an entertaining presentation for voice lessons in a group setting.
Vivaldi Seasons — Early Childhood Music Classes
The unique Vivaldi Seasons curriculum developed by our very own faculty emphasizes a variety of genres including world, contemporary, jazz and classical music. Live instrument demonstrations are integrated into classes along with lesson plans that align with performances of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Ballet and Houston Metropolitan Opera, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and other local ensembles. Our wonderful baby music classes, toddler music classes, and pre-school music classes are truly a well rounded approach to understanding musical comparatives and enhance development of the whole child. There is a lot of movement in our children’s music classes and the lessons actively flow through the seasons of the year and holidays of all cultures!
Open 7 days a week for today’s busy families
Vivaldi Music Academy offers music instruction with piano lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, viola lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, cello lessons, drum lessons and more seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. Music lessons are billed monthly with no semester commitment.
- Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm
- Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm