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Are we the right music school for you?
Guitars Etc. is a Music School and Showcase Room!  We sell all instruments and offer lessons in Guitar, Bass, Drum, Piano, Violin and Voice lessons at a convenient time for you!  We have been serving East Texas for over 29 years. We offer lessons for ages 5 to adult.  

11 benefits of becoming a Guitars Etc. Student

1. We offer Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice/Singing, Bass and Ukulele lessons all in one place!

We are a lesson studio in Athens, Tx that offers all of these popular instruments; Piano, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Drum, Violin, Voice, Mandolin, Banjo and Bass lessons year round in one location.  

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2. After work and late hours available!

We like to accommodate your busy schedule. Lessons are available;

12:00 to 8p.m. Monday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

3. A proven track record of excellence for 29 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, voice/ singing and drum lessons in East Texas year round!​ This location has been open since 2011!

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4. Trophies, Certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music schools in East Texas that gives their students the opportuniy to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces (see picture to the right) by giving them full color, really cool "Musical Ladder" wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder is our unique method of music education that you can only get here. More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody winds. You can only get the Musical Ladder here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults.

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5. A parent's waiting area for our clients.

Parents can sit on our comfortable couches and enjoy our free water service or a magazine while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like. We love our parents and offer; kids toys and magazines.

6. Fully stocked music rooms

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 our lesson rooms for the safety of all.

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7. Free music jams for all our students in a warm atmosphere!

Lights, Camera, Action... Our jams are held on our backyard stage with amazing lighting and the state of the art sound system! 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!  Our Jam's are held in May and December each year!

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

8. Professional Customer Service personnel to serve you!

​We offer professional customer service for our students during registration hours!

Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher or more commonly an answering machine. We have a customer service professional available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.

9. Located conveniently infront of TVCC on S. Palestine!

Due to our location we easily service Athens, TX and surrounding Cities. Our school is close to an amazing boutique and soda shop. We are a short walk from TVCC.

10. Month to Month lessons.

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

11. Repairs and Restrings

If your instrument needs a restring or a repair we do all these in house! 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!



Guitars Etc.

604 S. Palestine Athens, TX 75751

(In front of TVCC)

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