7 Enjoyable Guitar Classes in Singapore that Welcome All Ages (Beginner to Advanced Learners)

You never got to find out if you had a musical bone as a child. Now that you are older, you can give the rockstar life a try at last.

But how do you do it? Watch online guitar tutorials or read books? It is possible to memorize a few notes and even some advanced techniques this way. However, there is no one to verify if you are improving.

If you go for traditional classes, you will have someone to look over your progress.

Intimidating as it is to sign up for guitar lessons in Singapore as an adult, you can find a community of fellow learners too. We have a list of the 7 best ones where you can feel comfortable.

1. Guitarworks
Class Session Time: 1 hour
Phone No.: +65 9755 8432
Address: 770 Bedok Reservoir View, #15-181, Singapore 470770
Website: https://guitarworks.sg/
Email: alan.guitarworks@gmail.com
Operating Hours: Mon-Thu: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: Off
Sat-Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Alan Chen is Guitarwork’s founder and the soul guitar tutor since 2010. He has made successful guitarists out of over 350 students in under 10 years. His students range from children to people in their 70s.

The school has also won the Singapore Business Awards and South East Asia Business Awards.

Alan gauges your understanding level of music theory first. He mocks up a lesson plan based on it and ensures you grasp the fundamentals before moving to advanced songs. The lesson plan would not make you nervous, even if your music knowledge is at ground zero.

Music Genres:

Mandarin Pop, Contemporary Pop, Rock, Country, and Gospel.

Why Choose Them?

  • You have to go through a 1-hour long free trial session before you join to determine compatibility. 
  • You get one-on-one lessons where you have the tutor’s full focus.
  • Alan will teach you the history of a song and genre as part of the lessons to flame your curiosity.

Student Feedback:

“I did not have any experience with musical instruments before joining Alan’s class. Yet with his patience and adjustments, I can do a couple of songs in only 4 months. Yes, the songs I can do only have 3 chords, but I am excited for more.”

Tan

“Alan makes me look forward to guitar lessons. Whenever I do not get a chord right, Alan slows down and explains things. Sometimes, if I am stuck on something for too long, he moves on and comes back to it later. It keeps me from getting frustrated with myself. “

Joe
2. Alternate Tone
Class Session Time: 45 minutes
Phone No.: +65 8115 9378
Address: 29B SEAH ST (LEVEL 3) SINGAPORE 188385
Website: https://alternatetone.com/
Email: INFO@ALTERNATETONE.COM
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: Off

Alternate Tone is an all-around music school where you can get piano and guitar lessons for beginners and singing to accompany it. You can also sign up for songwriting or Djing courses.

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The sessions are highly personalized and end at the advanced level, when you pick a genre to specialize in. Part of the journey includes meeting other students for jamming sessions to play like you are in a band.

And so, students get exclusive and group sessions.

Music Genres:

Rock, Pop, Shuffle, R&B, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Blues, and Metal.

Why Choose Them?

  • You can focus on a specific type of guitar, such as bass, electric or acoustic, and even the ukulele.
  • If you miss class, live overseas, or do not want to leave the comfort of your home, Alternate Tone offers online tuition.
  • You will get some understanding of songwriting as you are taught how to rearrange or add new parts to existing music.

Student Feedback:

“When I first joined Alternate Tone, I only planned on taking beginner’s lessons and mastering the rest at home. I had so much fun that I ended up finishing the advanced level with them. They have experienced teachers, and they are passionate musicians themselves.”

Kelsi
3. Groove Music School
Class Session Time: 1 hour
Phone No.: +65 8874 4079
Address: 177B Thomson Rd, Level 3 Goldhill Shopping Centre, Singapore 307625
Website: https://groovemusic.com.sg/
Email: INFO@GROOVEMUSIC.COM.SG
Operating Hours: Tue-Fri: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Mon: Off

Groove Music School has music packages for keyboard, piano, ukulele, drum, percussion, and guitar players. The lessons are split into general and bass.

The school sources experienced teachers, with Issac Koh and Philip Loon among the star instructors at present. Philip’s students have gone on to achieve 8-grade certification. Isaac is a music director who likes to spend his free time discovering hidden musical geniuses in the world.

Book a trial on any day you prefer and see if these are the people you want to groove with.

Music Genres:

Pop, Rock, and Classic Rock.

Why Choose Them?

  • The academy understands you might be looking for a fun experience instead of learning for professional reasons.
  • You get two guitar tutors who will do alternative classes, though you can opt for only one.
  • You can get a taste of their teaching style at their monthly workshops.

Student Feedback:

“All the music schools I have been to always have a clinical feel to it. Groove Music proved to be different. The teachers are so friendly and take the time to get to know everyone. They even corrected some of the bad playing habits I have picked up from other places.”

Cheryl
4. Hark Music
Class Session Time: 1 hour
Phone No.: +65 6333 0733
Whatsapp No.: +65 8421 8149
Address: 62 Prinsep St, Singapore 188660
Website: https://www.harkmusic.com/
Email: info@harkmusic.com
Operating Hours: Mon-Thu: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm – 8.30 pm
Sat-Sun: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Hark Music takes on a technical approach to the creative field. Their copyrighted Express Way and SKT method streamlines your music journey while ensuring you develop the required skills. The ultimate goal of Hark Music is to turn you into your teacher.

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Their support extends beyond the classroom with their stage events, Hark Learners’ Portal, recording sessions, workshops, and training events. Plenty of their students become professional players, even though they only learned after becoming adults. 

Their prime location is at Prinsep and a branch at Kallang at present.

Music Genres:

English and Mandarin Pop

Why Choose Them?

  • You can choose the music you want to play from the first class, whether it is mainstream or nursery rhymes.
  • Coaches had to go through an intensive audition round before becoming a part of Hark Music.
  • You have options between online, private, and small group sessions.

Student Feedback:

“I am taking the acoustic guitar course, and my coach is the right mixture of friendly and strict. He emphasizes technical accuracy but lets me exercise my creative rights. Their learner portal was also helpful for tracking classes and payments and had many useful tips for beginners. “

Ying
5. Stradivari Strings
Class Session Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the student’s level
Phone No.: +65 9813 7769
Address: 100 JlnSultan, #02-23 Sultan Plaza, Singapore 199001
Website: https://www.stradivaristrings.com/
Email: INFO@STRADIVARISTRINGS.COM
Operating Hours: 24 hours

Stradivari Strings holds guitar lessons for adults and kids in Singapore separately. However, various age groups also get to do joint sessions to make the classes more fun.

You can choose between learning guitar for leisure or taking the Trinity Guildhall examination one day. Many of Stradivari Strings’ students have developed into capable composers and musicians.

This is possible thanks to the senior tutors, who all have over 10 years of professional experience and acclaim to back them up.

Music Genres:

Pop, Rock, Blues, Metal, Country, and Classical.

Why Choose Them?

  • You can buy musical instruments and accessories from their personal shop. Since the store is adjacent to the music school, you can access higher quality products. 
  • Rent a guitar from them while you are taking lessons if you do not want to buy one.
  • Online electric guitar classes are available, though you must join the academy for advanced training.

Student Feedback:

“I did not think I had the right fingers for the guitar. I could not play a single chord without producing a terrible sound. In fact, I thought my guitar was in bad condition at one point. Turns out, I only needed proper guidance. They gave me beneficial finger exercises and corrected my posture. I think I can even give the violin a try now.”

Rachel

“ I am an adult with zero musical background. I can not even hold a tune most of the time. The teachers taught me music theory and I can do so many pop songs after a year of private guitar lessons.”

Linda
6. TravelClef Group
Class Session Time: 2 hours
Phone No.: +65 8820 3186
Address: 3 Ubi Ave 3, #05-03B Crocodile House, Singapore 408857
Website: https://travelclef.com/
Email: support@travelclef.com
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 am – 6 pm, Sat-Sun: Off

Travel Clef Group is a guitar school for adults who never had a deeper encounter with music. Their promising 2-hour workshop takes you to the intermediate level from the beginner stage.

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Companies, especially, tend to sign up with Travel Clef to keep the team spirits up by introducing something everyone can learn together. You will have your choice between guitar, keyboard, and ukulele.

For those looking for advanced lessons, Travel Clef has 3 agencies under their name. They match you with an experienced teacher from these subsidiaries and send them to your home for private lessons. You get to choose when and how you want to learn.

Music Genres:

Pop, Rock, and Classical.

Why Choose Them?

  • They do team-building workshops for corporate offices.
  • You can sign up for their 2-hour-long public workshops to get exclusive guitar lessons for beginners.
  • They own 3 music agencies with private tutors who will visit your home.

Student Feedback:

“I was unsure about their promise of teaching beginners in only 2 hours, but it appears they deliver. They taught us the main chords and so many pop songs I can play with them. I am thinking of joining their advanced workshops or hiring them for weekly guitar lessons.”

Fion
7. Classique Music And Match Piano Lessons
Class Session Time: Post-renovation cleaning
Phone No.: +65 8443 8652
Address: Yishun Street 11, Singapore 760121
Website: https://classiquecmm.com/
Email: Classiquecmm@gmail.com
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 10 am – 10 pm

You can call Classique Music And Match the Tinder of the Singapore music world. Essentially, they matchmake you with qualified guitar teachers near you. They also have a directory of local vocal, drum, violin, and piano instructors.

In fact, they even have access to instructors who teach traditional Chinese instruments.

The service is over 9 years old and is the brainchild of Ms. Lee Shy Min, who understood the struggle of finding music tutors for your busy children. However, the system is equally helpful for adults who lead hectic lives.

Music Genres:

All genres.

Why Choose Them?

  • They provide accompanists for exams and recitals.
  • Find tutors close to you through them for free.
  • You get weekly music lessons or more schedules at your request and at a place of your choice.

Student Feedback:

“I wanted to learn from an independent tutor in the area because I did not have the time to travel to music school. Classique Music and Matches found me a friendly, capable instructor. We decide on class time on our own and sometimes I go to her studio, or she comes to my home.”

Yvonne

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much do guitar lessons in Singapore cost?

Guitar packages for 2 months can cost anywhere between $180 to $200. Individual tutors may have a lower rate, hovering in the $120 to $160 area.

Online lessons are naturally inexpensive, costing about $20 to $30 per month.

If you are a new student, can you learn pop music on the guitar?

You can practice any genre you want on the guitar even if you are a beginner. Even though it is advisable to learn finger position, fast chord changing, and strumming before you take on complex genres.

Should you rent a guitar or buy one while in the learning stage?

Buying a guitar means owning it for life or until it is damaged. If you do not stick to playing, it would be one more thing in your house until you throw it out or gift it to someone. It is also a one-time purchase.

Renting a guitar requires you to keep it in good condition and make monthly payments for it. You will have more investment in practice but you will also be scared to touch it too roughly.

Overall, it is your choice.

Should you take guitar lessons in Singapore from individual tutors or music schools?

As long as the instructor is an experienced teacher, individual or music school does not make much difference.

However, you may make the decisions based on other factors such as:

  • Do you have flexibility when it comes to the class schedule?
  • Are you learning as a hobby or for professional reasons? If you want to play on the stage someday, you need someone with connections.
  • Do you want to learn a specific genre, and if so, does the music school have tutors adept in it?