Guitar Instructors

Acoustic, Electric, & Bass

Back in 2002 we decided to take our guitar teachers in Scottsdale and Phoenix, and thereby guitar lessons, 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 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.

Guitar Teachers in Scottsdale and Phoenix

Billy Cioffi

Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele

Conor Lafferty


Eric Meyers

Guitar and Voice

James Rudolph

Guitar, Piano, and Voice

John Martinez

Guitar, Bass, Piano & Strings

Joseph Allie

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums

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

Our guitar teachers in Scottsdale and Phoenix are second to none. Guitar lessons at Kirk’s Studio will take brand-new beginners to professional musicians in just six weeks! Ok – actually not. But that doesn’t stop all the YouTube videos from making ridiculous claims like that. We work to see each student progress at their own pace, no matter what pace that is. We work with total beginners to the most advanced students.

At Kirk’s we strive to make guitar lessons fun AND productive. And we don’t just do guitar. We also do ukulele lessons, bass lessons and banjo, mandolin, dobro and more!

Each teacher wants to see your student progress, brim with confidence, impress friends at school, play in the talent show, perform on stage and enjoy music for the rest of their lives. Our goal is to see each student achieve their goals!

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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