Guitar Teachers

Kailua Music School offers guitar lessons including: Hawaiian, folk, popular, rock ‘n’ roll, classical and jazz styles. Instruction includes chord method, improvisation, theory, technique and performance. From earliest beginner to advanced. Listed below are the Kailua Music School guitar instructors. For more information or to sign up for lessons, call: 808-261-6142 or email us


Scroll through and click on any instructor’s name to learn more about them

  • pipelineaudio

    Rate: $105 for 4 Weeks
    Any song, in any key, at ANY speed! pipelineaudio is all about getting the aspiring electric guitarist up and ready to perform ASAP. Students looking for straight out mechanical ability, efficiency and technique, this might be the teacher for you.
  • Erin Smith

    Rate: $45/Half Hour, $90/Hour
    Erin Smith is a singer, guitarist, violinist, and a fashion and music writer for the Honolulu Star Advertiser
    Currently Erin’s Schedule is close to being full and there may be wait times for openings. Please contact the school, Erin would be happy to speak with you. There are also group classes that have space available.
  • Aaron Cardenas

    Aaron Cardenas

    Rate: 45/ half hour, 90/ Hour Aaron graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance. He continued his education at the Yale school of music where he accepted a full tuition scholarship. There he studied under the tutelage of Benjamin Verdery and received a Masters of Music Degree and a Masters of Musical Arts in guitar performance. While at Yale, Aaron had the privilege of performing at guitar societies on the East coast and Carnegie Hall. Aaron Cardenas is born and raised from Kaneohe on the island of Oahu. Born to a Violin teacher and a Water color artist, Aaron started playing the Violin at the age of 3 under the tutelage of his father. At the age of 13 he became interested in Rock and picked up the electric guitar. It wasn’t until the age of 18 when he started his classical guitar training under Ian O’sullivan. Aaron is an avid performer/ composer and is eager to share what he learned at Yale with all of his students. Aaron also plays Slack key, Jazz, electric guitar, fingerstyle, and ukulele.