Guitar & Bass Lessons

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  • Take guitar lessons as an adult or child at our Artist Development Facility in Columbus, Ohio
  • Brush up on previous skills, or start as a beginner
  • Start lessons any time of year - when you are ready
  • Learn to play any style; rock, jazz, classical, country
  • Study at your own pace with expert teachers
  • Extend your learning on stage or in our recording studio
  • Participate in frequent in-house performances
  • Sign up for regional and national competitions

The student who discovers music early has dramatic advantages over those who don't. Music encourages achievement and builds self-confidence. "At Vaughan Music Studios, we don't just teach, we give every student the opportunity to explore."

VMS Guitar Lessons Advantages

1. Fun and Productive Lessons - Education research has proven that the brain is most receptive to new information (learning) when it is happy and content. Learning is interactive and focused on accomplishing new goals within fun, stress-free guitar lesson plans. Our friendly teachers, staff and studio-wide group activities create a positive and effective learning environment.

2. Variety and Exploration - From beginners to adults, hard rock to folk and pop, Guitar Lessons at VMS accommodate the interests and needs of each individual student. Students are encouraged to study a variety of styles and genres as their interests develop.

3. Expert Teachers - Teachers at VMS are not only excellent, professional musicians with degrees, but they are also highly trained teachers, devoted to the progress of their students. Lessons are customized to fit the interest and learning style of each student. Progress reports and updates are offered regularly.

Our Students Learn To Play - Here's just a few of the results they have achieved.. 


  • Our adult students are - are developing performance skills, reading music, and are writing and transcribing their own songs.

  • Our teen students are  - are learning to write their own songs, are reading music, and are learning how to play in full-band settings

  • Our young students are - are having fun with new song assignments, learning to read chord charts, and are working on proper technique and basic progressions

Succeed in Music, Succeed in Life?

There are many positive reasons to study music. Immediate rewards and accomplishments develop into life-long benefits for all.  

For the young student, preparation for success begins with discovery and exploration. Acquiring new skills in music builds confidence. Practicing builds fine motor coordination and teaches problem solving. If lessons are taken to play music in groups, additional benefits include the ability to lead, the willingness to follow, self-discipline and a keen sense of timing. All of these experiences are essential for successes in school, business and in family life. Young people benefit as music lessons can prepare them for success in future endeavors.

For the older student, enjoyment is inevitable. Music challenges higher levels of creativity, imagination and dexterity while preserving quickness of mind and expanding expression. Learning is never-ending and guitar lessons provide a wide array of the most inspiring opportunities.

We're not just another Music Studio..  

Vaughan Music Studios is an instruction and recording studio for all ages, levels and styles of music.  We have been offering instruction, artist development and audio engineering to the Columbus, Ohio community since 2007. Music lessons are offered in voicepianoguitar, bassdrumssaxophoneclarinetflutebrassorchestral stringsukulele, songwriting, and acting for singers as well. VMS offers college and career consultations for those looking for guidance in their music career.

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Our motto is “From lessons to launch and everything in between.” Artist Development is the “Everything in between!” We don’t just teach: We give you the opportunity to explore.  

Every plan is customized because every artist is different. Our experienced instructors help you identify areas for improvement, enhance your strengths, and enable your authentic self to shine.

Vaughan Music Studios is equipped to provide an exceptional recording experience for all of our clients, no matter their skill level or need. The facility is designed to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere and is available for outside clients’ recordings. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our active and vibrant studios where you will learn to be an awesome musician! You or your child are going to love it! 

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  My child has expressed interest in guitar. Should they take guitar lessons? Yes! Guitar lessons are fun at any age or skill level, and provide a solid foundation for songwriting and music theory.

2.   What age can my child start?   As soon as they have developed motor skills in their hands, and can wrap their hand around the neck of the instrument, they may be ready for lessons! If you are not sure, we have reduced-size guitars at the studio for you to try during a first lesson / consultation with a teacher.  Let VMS help you decide if your child is ready for lessons.
3.   Do I have to have special talents? Anyone can learn to play guitar or bass, the only requirement is interest.
4.   How much time will it take? With our student-centered approach, you will notice improvement within the first week if you practice. The more time you put in, the more you will accomplish.
5.   How can I learn outside of lessons? At VMS we provide numerous performance opportunities and workshops throughout the year to extend the learning process. Students are also welcome to record in our state-of-the-art studio at any time!


What People Are Saying

"When I ask myself how I became such a developed musician at such a young age, and why I am where I am today, the only answer is Vaughan Music Studios. I always loved music, but it wasn’t until I started working with Cindy that music started becoming a possible career choice instead of just a dream. Before I started at VMS, I could barely play 4 cover songs. Now I have a whole repertoire of original songs, recordings, a developed voice, many connections in the music industry, performing experience, and most importantly, I have confidence that a career in music is possible for me. Thank you Cindy, Mark, and everyone else at VMS for believing in me." - Meaghan Campbell VMS Student, Recording Client NSAI Songwriting Contest Finalist 2014
"I've now not only been taking voice lessons from them, but also drum, guitar, and ear training lessons, and am completely satisfied by the quality of instruction, the facility itself, and the friendliness of the staff. Columbus is fortunate to be able to claim a resource such as this one." - Zain K.
"You can't help but share Brandon's love of music when he's teaching guitar. Within our first lesson, he had already identified gaps in my technique and theory and set me up with exercises that I still practice today. My go-to recommendation for Columbus guitar instruction.” - Tim Poorman
Sign up for your first lesson for FREE! No cost - no obligation. The Offer includes one 30 min lesson and a complimentary tour of the facility. Instruments are supplied when needed. The special offer is valid for a limited number of new students.
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