Columbia Guitar Studio provides private guitar lessons for beginners through advanced students. Our lessons are customized and offer instruction in many genres and instruments including: classical guitar, acoustic guitar, blues guitar, rock guitar, jazz guitar, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele

Contact: or call 410 730 0092 for information. 


Have you been thinking about giving your child guitar lessons? We help kids and young adults evaluate if the guitar is right for them. A pathway to success is explained involving the student, teacher and parent.

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Each month teens and adults embark on the journey of learning guitar at CGS because learning begins at any age -just because its fun. Come down and meet David for a free consultation.

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Many guitarists get to a point where they feel they just aren't getting better. Come over and meet David to discuss a roadmap of technique, study and repertoire to take your playing to a higher level.  

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Guitar Lessons For All Genres

Our students are located throughout Howard, Montgomery,

Prince George, and Baltimore counties in Maryland.

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Personal, one on one, guitar lessons for all experience levels.

Guitar Lessons in Columbia, Maryland and the Columbia Guitar Studio have been synonymous since 1985. David Reynolds has directed players to participate in degree programs throughout the country and if there is a rock band in Howard County then one of the members has probably taken guitar lessons at the Columbia Guitar Studio. Students as close as Ellicott City, Laurel. Silver Spring and Baltimore enjoy lessons at the studio.

Many of the students at CGS arrive as total beginners. Over one-half of the students are adults taking acoustic guitar lessons and classical guitar. In addition, there is an active children's program (Calle El Dorado) featuring ensemble playing and stressing proper technique. Click on Hear Students Play to hear our guitar¬ists play everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Classical Guitar. Lessons are offered in electric guitar and electric bass.

Instruction in traditional American music is also featured with lessons in banjo, mandolin, and dulcimer.

What our students are saying...

I had played guitar for a long time and was largely self taught, so my technique was all over the map. David Reynolds (the owner) worked with me to cover all the basics and fill in the gaps in my knowledge so I could truly progress as a guitarist. He is extremely knowledgeable yet approachable, patient, and willing to help people who truly want to learn to play pretty much any style of guitar by meeting them where they are and guiding them to where they want to go. I recommend Columbia Guitar Studio to anyone at any level, from absolute beginner to conservatory graduate who wants to improve on the guitar. David Barbato

David is an excellent guitar teacher. He's really down to earth, and very easy to get along with. The lessons go in the direction you want them to go. but still remain structured in regard to learn¬ing. If you're a blues guitarist and that's what you want to learn, he'll work with you. The same goes for classical guitar, metal, and so on. He caters to the individual students' mindset, and it makes for a pretty enjoyable experience. Highly recommended. Jason Robbins