Get results with undivided attention – at your level, on your schedule.

At CB Perkins, we offer a range of guitar lessons for all styles, skill levels, and ages. Whether you are looking to learn classical guitar, blues or heavy metal; we will arrange you with the instructor that fits your musical goals.

Beginner Guitar Lessons

If you are a beginner, then we can help you get off to a great start. We’ll help you with guitar and gear selection, proper posture, learning techniques and more.

It’s our goal to help you become a good player. So what’s our key ingredient for success? Keeping it fun.

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

If you’ve been playing for awhile, or used to play and want to pick up again, we can easily get you to the next level with your playing.

We’ve helped hundreds of players rediscover their passion or break out of plateau. Whatever your level we can give you the guitar lessons you need.

Advanced Guitar Lessons

Looking for something a more challenging? Advanced guitar lessons go beyond the basics and help you learn techniques to take your guitar skills to the next level.

If you are an advanced player, then we can give you some of the best coaching available.

It’s never too late, or too early.

Have you have always wanted to play the guitar but just never got around to it? Whether your after guitar lessons for yourself or your children, we coach the way music should be… fun! No pressure. No stress. We help students of any age, level or ability play guitar they way they have always wanted to.

We’ll teach you everything you need to know in order to strum your way through a cool chord progression or some tasty rock licks.

Lessons tailored just for you.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re into Clapton, Slash or you’ve never even picked up a guitar before. At CB Perkins we understand that everyone learns differently and that everyone has individual goals that they want to achieve.

Our aim is to get to know you and your goals so that we can create a personalized lesson program that will take you through all of the necessary skills without wasting time on things that aren’t related to achieving your goals.

Where most traditional programs run a ‘one sized fits all’ approach that tries to make all guitarists the same, we’re focused on creating an engaging and enjoyable program that will transform you into the player that YOU want to be.

Preparing you for success.

CB Perkins offers the most personal in depth lessons for you to get to where to want to be. Every one of our instructors has 20+ years of guitar experience and the most talented teachers the Bay Area has to offer. 

You won’t just learn things like a parrot, we’ll teach you how to apply what you learn to a variety of different musical contexts so you understand how each concept works and how to use it in real life playing. No matter what level you set out to achieve, by the end of your time with us you’ll have total mastery of the guitar and will be extremely confident in your playing!

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the first step in learning to play the guitar?

First step is booking your lessons with us so we can start your musical journey together.

Am I too old to learn?

Here at CB Perkins we take students of all ages and backgrounds so there’s no such thing as being too old to learn. Your musical journey starts when you do.

What makes learning the guitar easier?

CB Perkins Pro Tip: In order to achieve the best tone keep your fingernails short for a cleaner tone!

How long will it take to learn the guitar?

The time period of learning guitar depends on the student. We are here to guide you and teach you everything you want to know.

How much are lessons?

Pricing for lessons varies based on the instructor. Cost includes four lessons per month.

How does payments for lessons work?

Each instructor has their own preferred method of payment, but card, cash, or check is always accepted.

What's the most common beginner's mistake?

The most common beginner’s pitfall is not starting. Get in touch and get started on your musical journey today.

What is the best way to learn guitar?

We feel that the best way to learn guitar is here through the most qualified guitar instructors in the Bay Area. Fill out a form and get in touch with us today!

People Love Us on Yelp!

This place is great. I was looking for a place for my daughter's guitar lessons. Everyone at the shop is great and knowledgeable. They are great teachers and really good with keeping my daughter interested and encouraging her along the way. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to take lessons with an in-person instructor - it's much better than learning online.

Laura R.

Signing up for in-person lessons at CB Perkins instead of trying to teach myself online was most definitely the right decision. I've learned so much so fast and I've been really impressed with not only his extreme patience, but his desire to make sure I'm enjoying what I'm learning and helping to push me in the best direction! Would recommend taking lessons at CB Perkins in a heartbeat!

Eric N.

I went to CB Perkins today to get the pickup repaired on my Ibanez. While waiting, I started asking Kent for advice. He was extremely helpful, super patient, funny and answered everything. I mentioned that I had a hard time playing bar chords and he sat me down with my guitar and showed me a few tricks on the spot. Needless to say, I signed up for lessons!

Annalisa S.

Guitar Lessons for All Ages & Backgrounds

Get results with undivided attention-at your level, on your schedule.