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Brad Rau

Sign up for guitar with Brad Rau, whose mix of philosophy, music, and humor makes him a unique and well rounded teacher for students of all ages. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Brad has mentored thousands of students in guitar, music theory, and marketing. Once you begin lessons you will learn Brad’s personal method of overcoming physical and mental obstacles on the path to guitar mastery. Become one of Brad’s many students who now have their own teaching studios and music careers. Learn acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, harmonica and music theory. Take lessons from someone who is a expert in the style of Jimi Hendrix, as well as a professional classical guitarist.

Brad Rau has been selected for the 2019 Best of Chester Springs Award in the Music Performers & Teachers category by the Chester Springs Award Program. He has a masters degree from New England Conservatory of Music, studying under Eliot Fisk, the last pupil of Andres Segovia. Brad currently a student of Grammy winning guitar Jason Vieaux, professor of guitar at Curtis Institute. Besides teaching, Brad has been performing regularly for over 20 years all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Boston. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and YouTube. Brad’s favorite part of teaching the rewarding feeling from overcome limitations in students. Click on the top right to sign up today.

Guitar Lesson Details: Brad adjusts his teaching to fit the goals of the student. He is great with kids, but also knows when to be serious. From disciplined classical playing, to free improvisation, Brad has done it all.

Styles include: Classical, Rock, Classical Rock, Alternative, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Funk, Progressive, R&B, Christian, Country, Flamenco, Latin, and more.

Things student learn include: Reading sheet music, reading guitar tab, songs and pieces in a variety of styles, fretboard knowledge, scales and arpeggios, lead guitar playing, technique, improvising, chords of all types, finger picking, and pick style, music theory, ear training and solfege, memorizing music, interpretation and expression, phrasing. musicianship, songwriting, marketing.

See what students say about taking lessons with Brad

“I took lessons with Brad for about 4 and a half years, and learned so much- from how to tune my guitar, to really complicated pieces. Not only is he a brilliant guitarist, but he is also such a patient and encouraging teacher and genuinely cares about the success of his students! I would strongly recommend Brad to anyone looking for a guitar teacher!” 

Kelly H

“I studied music theory with Brad my senior year of high school, and it was the best decision I could have made! Brad fully prepared me for college-level theory at a conservatory, and I have excelled as a performer because of the great theory background Brad provided me with. He knows music theory inside and out, and he is able to adapt his teaching skills for any student. Thanks for all your help, Brad!” 

Sarah B

“Brad is a really awesome guitar instructor. He makes the learning experience very enjoyable and fun! He is extremely knowledgeable with respect to guitar and music theory. He not only increased my technique, proficiency, and confidence, but he also helped me to learn to enjoy playing guitar. He always kept the lessons fun and gave me great practice material. I probably wouldn’t be playing at the level I am, if even at all without him.” 


I am a total novice to the world of music. He is patient and customizes the lesson to my needs. I have always wanted to learn guitar in order to play my favorite rock songs. Brad is helping make that dream a reality!” 

Accepting New Students:

Yes – Ages 8+
Beginner to Advanced

In-Person Lessons:

(On site at Taylor’s)
Monday 3:00-9:00
Tuesday 3:00-9:00
Wednesday 3:00-9:00

Remote Lessons:

By Appointment


30 min – $35.00
45 min – $53.00
60 min – $70.00
(Lesson fees are paid monthly)

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