Down Home Guitars

Down Home Guitars



Down Home Guitars is a stringed instrument music store and full service music school located in beautiful downtown Frankfort, IL. We have a staff of 19 quailified and experienced instructors and we currently teach over 300 students per week Monday through Saturday. offer lessons in different styles on almost any instrument including guitar (acoustic & electric), bass, piano, violin, viola, drums & percussion, voice, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, woodwinds (saxaphone, clarinet, flute), dobro, pedal steel and more.

We offer all school recitals twice per year and offer other performing opportunities as well. Our Band Camp classes are a hit with kids and teens. This is for students that currently take private lessons at Down Home Guitars but want to play and perform with other musicians in a band setting. We host an open mic the 4th Friday of the month from 7-9pm in the music school that is open to the public.

Contact us at (815)469-6321 for more information or to register.

Our mission is to provide a family friendly, encouraging learning environment where people can develop their craft and better express themselves musically and creatively. All of our teachers and staff are passionate about music and want to help bring to life the musician within you and help take you to the next level and beyond.

Down Home Guitars offers private music lessons and band classes on a variety of instruments for people of all ages and skill levels. We have a staff of 19 instructors offering lessons Monday through Saturday. For more information on our music school and bios of our teachers, visit our website at or give us a call at (815)-469-6321.

Whether you are new to an instrument or have been playing for decades, the Down Home Music School will help you realize your goals while having fun!


16 years in business
Serves Frankfort , IL

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Frequently asked questions

All of our teachers work within their own method, but the consensus of the school is to make music fun and inpiring. The teaching style is also determined by the student. For a child we encourage going through books and learning note reading. Teenagers and adults might prefer to learn how to jam and play songs from their favorite artists. Our teachers do a great job developing a proper base to grow on. Proper posture and holding the instrument correctly are key beginnings as well as tuning.  

All of our teachers are college graduates in music/ teaching or are working professionals in music.

Lessons are paid in 5 week blocks of $135 ($27/ half hour).

We offer a family discount if there are 3 or more half hour lessons in a single household which comes to $120 ($24/ halp hour) per student. That is a savings of $3 per lesson. 

We work with students of any age and learning ability. A common question we get is "What age do you start lessons?" For young kids, it's the interest level of the child and/ or the desire of the parent. The main thing regardless of age is the student needs to sit and be attentive for at least most of the half hour lesson. We are happy to teach students with learning disabilities as well. There is nothing better than music to help with the learning process in all areas.

Services offered

Bass Guitar
Music Theory