Guitar Instructors

Acoustic, Electric, & Bass

Back in 2002 we decided to take guitar lessons in Scottsdale and Phoenix to a whole new level. Nearly 20 years later, we’re still elevating guitar lessons with an innovative, engaging, productive and FUN approach.

You won’t find a better lineup of guitar instructors in Phoenix or Scottsdale, or even in Fountain Hills, Cave Creek, Desert Ridge or the surrounding areas for that matter. We love working with brand-new beginners all the way up to semi-pros.

What about performances? Oh yes. You’ll find a performance opportunity nearly every month at Kirk’s Studio. From Open Mic Nights and Recitals to public performances at nursing homes, malls and even Mesa Arts Center, we’ve got it covered. We’re proud of our Scottsdale performance venue The B Side. And if recording is your jam – we’ve got our own in-house recording studio: Big Mike’s.

Billy Cioffi

Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele

Conor Lafferty


Eric Meyers

Guitar and Voice

James Rudolph

Guitar, Piano, and Voice

Julian Weinstein

Guitar and Bass

Dr. Erik Sloyka


Garrett Ortego

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele & Banjo

Maxwell Young

Guitar, Bass and Drums

Stacie Anifson

Piano, Voice, Guitar, & Oboe

Guitar lessons at Kirk’s Studio in Scottsdale and Phoenix will take brand-new beginners to professional musicians in just six weeks!

Ok – maybe not. But that doesn’t stop all the YouTubers from making ridiculous claims like that. We’ve uncovered the secret to making guitar lessons fun AND productive. We also do super fun ukulele lessons, bass lessons and banjo, mandolin, dobro and more!

Want to see your student progress, brim with new confidence, impress friends at school, play in the talent show or worship band? Would you like to enjoy making music for the rest of your life?

Since 1990 we’ve had the honor of bringing music to thousands of guitar students young and not-so-young. We look forward to working with YOU.

How else can we help?

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