Guitar Lessons for Tweens and Teens in Gaithersburg

Guitar instruction for curious kids in northern MoCo.


Is your child struggling to learn guitar using Youtube videos and apps?

Videos and apps seem great, until…

  • “This chord doesn’t sound right.”
  • “I can’t get my fingers in the right place.”
  • “I’m just not a musician.”
  • “I don’t want to do this anymore.”

The good news is your child doesn’t have to be frustrated anymore.

We make learning guitar fun, not frustrating:


Quality Instruction with Hands-On Coaching & Feedback

Learning an instrument isn’t just about learning new information. In our lesson programs, we teach techniques and concepts, but we make sure to provide the feedback students need along the way.


Curriculum Filled With Your Favorite Songs

Follow a proven pathway to learning how to play the guitar. Learn your favorite songs and broaden your musical horizons with great music you didn’t know about yet!

Video Exchange Lessons

Interactive Tools To Enjoy Your Practice At Home

Using technology to learn guitar isn’t a bad thing. It’s just that students need more than technology alone to learn effectively. We use technology as part of our lessons to reinforce what you learn in class and get the most out of your practice at home!

I know it’s tough to try learning guitar on your own.

Hi, I'm Jeremy Eikenberry

Hi, I'm Jeremy Eikenberry

Owner, Maryland Guitar Academy

I always loved music as a kid, and I loved the way the guitar sounded in my favorite songs. I got my first guitar in middle school, and I was so excited…until I tried to play.

Back then the internet was just becoming widespread, and apps weren’t a thing yet. So I picked up a guitar magazine and struggled through a few notes and chords.

I was so frustrated I almost gave up…until one day I found a guitar teacher who could help guide the way.

Along the way, I discovered that music was a supportive community. It was a place where I belonged.

Now 25 years later, my musical journey has taken me to places I never would have dreamed of…

  • Performing on stage with internationally recognized musicians.
  • Playing a multi-week tour of Spain…including a stop at Barcelona’s top jazz club.
  • Winning the prestigious Outstanding Senior Performance award from Ashland University’s music department.


None of this would have been possible without the guidance and support of great teachers along the way.

Today, I have the privilege and the responsibility to pass along what I have learned to the next generation of musicians.

Here are a few of my students’ transformations:

The 9-year-old who bounced from activity to activity because he never felt like he fit in. Today, he loves coming to guitar lessons, and he’s thriving. He finally found his “thing.”


The middle schooler who constantly doubted herself and her abilities. She has learned to acknowledge her progress, celebrate milestones, and set goals for the future…including being a great guitar player!


The 11-year-old who went from shy to loving music so much she started writing her own songs to play for her friends!


At Maryland Guitar Academy, kids have fun playing songs and learning new musical skills. But more importantly, they grow as individuals…embrace their creativity…develop their confidence…and learn to believe in themselves.

Learn more about our lesson programs:

Getting started is simple.

Just follow our 3 easy steps:

Book a Discovery Call

It only takes 60 seconds! Find a time that works for you and your child. Schedule a call today!

Meet with Jeremy

During the Discovery Call, you’ll meet with owner Jeremy Eikenberry via Google Meet. We’ll discuss our programs and make sure we’re a great fit to work together!

Begin Lessons!

Enroll in a class and take the first steps to learning guitar and reaching your goals!

At Maryland Guitar Academy, we know you are the kind of parent who wants to give your child every opportunity to succeed, experience the joy of music, and learn to believe in themselves.

For that to happen, you need to help your child to learn to play the guitar while avoiding the frustrations of learning alone.

The problem is that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information out there. Videos and apps are a great source of information, but where do you start? How do you give feedback to improve? 

We believe that you shouldn’t have to figure all of this out on your own.

We it’s frustrating to try figuring out why your kid’s guitar doesn’t sound right or why a string buzzes.

That’s why we do much more than just share information in our guitar lessons.

We help students develop the right skills at the right time, which builds confidence, independence, and resourcefulness to thrive at learning the guitar.

Outside of classes, students have access to on-demand video lessons and interactive practice tools to reinforce what they have learned and help make practice at home fun and productive.

This takes away the pressure on mom and dad to figure it out and relieves the frustration of trying to do it on your own.

Here’s how it works:

First, click the button below to book your Discovery Call.

It only takes 60 seconds to find a time that works for you and your child.

Second, meet with our owner via Google Meet for your Discovery Call.

We know how important it is to find the right fit in a guitar teacher. We want you to feel confident in making the right decision.

Let’s get to know each other!

We want to learn more about your child’s interest in music and any experience they have with guitar or other instruments.

We will discuss our lesson programs and answer any questions you have.

Third, begin lessons!

We will find a time that works for your schedule and get your child enrolled.

So click on the “Book a Discovery Call” button below, so you can stop your child’s struggle with YouTube videos and help them start thriving as a guitar player!



The Maryland Guitar Academy studio is located on Wildcat Road in Gaithersburg. We’re conveniently located for students in Gaithersburg and other nearby areas.

We’re close to local landmarks such as:

  • The Orchard at Doc Waters Cidery (22711 Wildcat Rd, Germantown, MD)  1 minute away
  • Butler’s Orchard (22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD)  5 minutes away
  • Woodfield Elementary School (24200 Woodfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882) – 5 minutes away
  • Laytonsville Elementary School (21401 Laytonsville Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882) – 10 minutes away
  • Goshen Elementary School (6842 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Laytonsville, MD 20882) – 10 minutes away
  • Watkins Mill High School (10301 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879) – 13 minutes away
  • Strawberry Knoll Elementary (18820 Strawberry Knoll Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879) – 14 minutes away
  • Stedwick Elementary School (10631 Stedwick Rd, Montgomery Village, MD 20886) – 14 minutes away

Maryland Guitar Academy has convenient access for students from Gaithersburg, Clarksburg, Germantown, Damascus, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village.

Maryland Guitar Academy