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Ventura Music School is Awesome. They make learning guitar fun and interesting. I learn new skills: chords, finger picking and songs every time I go. It’s always very rewarding. Andrew is awesome! Eva, Ventura

Awesome experience. A great place to learn guitar in a low key, welcoming environment. Andrew is a very easy going, non-intimidating teacher with a wealth of knowledge. He also happens to be a excellent musician. Always felt welcome and encouraged by everyone. A fun and fulfilling experience. Richard, Ojai

Ventura Music School has been a perfect way for me to start learning to play the acoustic guitar. Especially getting through the frustrating beginning phases! Every class Andrew taught me something new. Right away I noticed significant improvements in my technique, reading music, learning chords, and playing songs. The online videos also really help my at home practice. Its has been a great atmosphere for me to learn to play music along with others regardless of my level. Grateful to have found this place. Sophie, Ojai

Harmony Music Center is a bright pleasant place to learn guitar. Andrew is easy going, does not force you to practice and makes things fun. It’s a small group so you get any individual attention you need Elaine, 62, Ventura

Learning guitar is totally doable. Andrew has the patience to guide us and keep things light. Vicki - 50

Andrew is patient, kind, very supportive and positive. Zelda - 51

Andrew teaches in a relaxed style. Made me want to play more and practice. Very open to answering any questions I had. Will be taking another class with him. Leith - 57

I can’t say enough about my experience with Andrew, the owner of Ventura Music School, he’s AWESOME! He has helped me achieve my lifelong dream of playing the guitar and playing it right away. He actually had me playing some good classic songs on the first lesson so I didn’t feel like I was just learning some boring scales and techniques – I was learning and having fun doing it. That’s not to say my fingers didn’t get sore, they did, but it didn’t stop me from continuing on and with Andrew’s support and encouragement, it makes me want to keep stretching and learning and having fun. I recommend him to anyone who will listen to me!!. Rebecca, Ojai

Finding myself with some time on my hands and acting on a recommendation by a friend to check out “Meetups” to find people with similar interests, I came across Ventura Music School’s music jams and beginning guitar classes. What a fantastic find! I cannot say enough about the organizer and instructor, Andrew, who not only is a fantastic musician, but more importantly is a great guy with a lot of patience.

I highly recommend these classes as a wonderful opportunity to polish your skills, or maybe finally pick back up that guitar you’ve been storing away for years (me). Or, if you are someone who always wanted to play but couldn’t find the time – these stress free classes are perfect for you!

Andrew supplies the music and the know how. Bring a guitar and the desire to play and sing music in a group of peers in a totally non-competitive atmosphere. I look forward to each class and the next lesson and miss the group when I cannot attend. Group lessons and Sunday Jams. They are now just a part of my life. Mick, Ventura

Lovely group experience with fun people all with the same goal – learn to play guitar. I always looked forward to every class Sally 66

Andrew makes learning guitar fun and there is no pressure – it is at your pace. I enjoyed attending and learning Tisha 47

This was my first time picking up a guitar and because of this class, I don’t plan on putting it down. Practicing at home has been soothing and fun for my family – everyone picks it up and tries. Reyna - 50

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Sign up is easy and parent-friendly. 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.  We teach students ages 3 - 103+

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


$32.50 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available six days a week, and scheduled once a week.
A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at time of registration).


9am - 9pm
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11am - 4pm