Serving Western New York since 1989.

Welcome to the Guitar Woodshed. We are the premier guitar, bass, music production, and music performance school in Western New York. We specialize in providing high-quality, individual and group lessons for guitarists, bassists, and music producers of all levels and abilities. Whether you are an absolute beginner, avid hobbyist, returning to the instrument after time away, or a seasoned professional, we are confident that we can help you reach the next level in your musical journey.

   Our students range from ages 5-88, and  include beginners to very advanced professional players. Guitar playing is our passion at the 'shed.  Our mission is to help share that passion with the community, and to grow it through nurturing future generations of players in Westen New York while continuing to connect with and grow musically with established players.

   The core of the 'woodshed program lies within individualized private lessons. During your lessons, we will help define your goals as a player, develop and implement strategies to help you meet these goals, and provide enough inspiration, support, and creative playing challenges to help you realize growth as a musician. This holds true for all ages and levels.

  Outside of our core private lesson program, we also offer group lessons, ensembles, workshops, recording projects, and master classes with visiting artists. We provide many opportunities to meet, hang with, and play with other members of the 'shed and the larger guitar and music community. Our goal is to share and celebrate our passion for music.

  Our students are given ample opportunity to perform in concerts to a supportive and listening audience. Our performance opportunities and community provide the right environment to develop confidence as an artist and performer. Many alumni of our program at the 'shed have gone on to have profiles as players on all of the local stages in Niagara and Erie Counties, and on regional, national, and international levels.


Feel free to relax in our spacious studio while your child has their lesson, take in an art exhibit in one of the many art galleries in the building, or enjoy some food/coffee in the Artisan Cafe. The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, where the Guitar Woodshed is located, is a vibrant historical building that is host to one of the most concentrated arts communities in Western New York.

Contact us today to schedule a trial lesson, or sign up for a weekly lesson time.

Please note: We are a dog friendly studio.



Music Education.

Western New York.