Guitars Etc. Athens, TX has been open since February of 20Chandler perform11. It has quickly become a popular place for established East Texas musicians and those musicians who are just starting out. Guitars Etc has a beautiful retail showroom, 4 guitar lesson studios, a piano lesson studio, drum studio and a jam lounge. We were one of Namm’s Top 100 Dealers for 2013, 2015 & 2016. Guitars Etc offers incredible Instruments, learn-able lessons, and music for life. We now have 2 convenient locations for you! Tyler and Athens.

10 benefits of becoming a Guitars Etc. Student

1. We offer Guitar, Piano,  Drums, Voice/Singing, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Violin, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone Lessons all in one place!

We are the only Lesson Studio in Athens, TX that offers all of these popular instruments; Piano, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Drum, Voice, Singing, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, Violin, Clarinet, Drum line, Harmonica, Trumpet and Trombone lessons  year round  in one location. 

2. All our teacher have Background Checks!Every kid needs to rock

All our music teachers have had an extensive background check for the safety of our students! Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.

3. After work and late hours available! 

We like to accommodate your busy schedule. Lessons are available;
2:00 to 8p.m. Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

4. A proven track record of excellence for over 30 years.

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, banjo, voice/ singing and drum lessons in East Texas year round!

5. Fully stocked music roomsinside store 3

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have glass doors on all our lesson rooms for the safety of all.

6. Free music jams for all our students in a warm atmosphere!30379_555703551111139_1880129283_n

Lights, Camera, Action… Our jams are held on our lighted stage in our very own backyard!  Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a jam!  Chill by the fire, bring a lawn chair and enjoy!

For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in Texas we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.

7. Located conveniently in front of TVCC College! 

Due to our location we easily service Athens and surrounding Areas! Our School is on S. Palestine just in front of the college! Plenty of parking!  While you wait browse our showroom of many instruments or relax in our lounge!

8. Month to Month lessons.inside store 1

The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.

9. Repairs 

If your instrument needs a repair we do all these in house! We have certified technicians that can work on your guitar.  The neck broke off no problem!  Just a tuning peg came off, no problem! Need a pickup installed, no problem! Bring your instrument to be evaluated today!

10. Restrings

We  offer a restring service for every guitar, violin or bass! We offer strings that are easy on the hands and stay in tune! Each Student will have a lesson on how to restring their own guitar!

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


604 S. Palestine, Athens, TX 75751
(Infront of TVCC)

Offering quality guitar, voice, singing, bass, drum and piano lessons in Tyler, TX and Athens, TX

Incredible Instruments, Learn-able Lessons, and Music for Life