Lesson Program | Musical Lessons | Sunrise Guitars | Fayetteville, AR

Simply owning a musical instrument and loving the way you play that instrument are two separate things. That's where we want to help. 

We offer a variety of lessons, including guitar lessons, banjo, ukulele, bass, voice, and piano. Knowing where you are in your journey coupled with tailoring each lesson based on your preference in song, style, and skill level make us the best choice for music lessons in Northwest Arkansas. No, we won't make you play Yankee Doodle Dandy if you don't enjoy it. 

Whether you're looking for beginner music lessons or out or want to take your musical skills to the next level, our goal is to give you the best musical instrument lessons that will keep you playing for a lifetime.

  • Monthly Blocks Of Weekly Private Lessons

  • Available Monday Through Saturday

  • $100/Month For A Weekly 30 Minute Lesson

  • $200/Month For A Weekly 60 Minute Lesson

Call or stop by the store to enroll in our lesson program and check out our instructor roster below and find a teacher and time that best works for you and your schedule. We strive to be the premier stop for lessons in Fayetteville and all of Northwest Arkansas.


Chris O'Mara | Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Keyboards

Chris O’Mara, a musical jack of all trades, has been teaching music for more than 3 years. He teaches beginning to advanced level guitar, all levels of bass guitar including upright bass, beginning to intermediate banjo and ukulele, Scruggs-style banjo, and beginning piano. Chris is particularly good with younger students. He specializes in blues, jazz, pop, and folk styles and enjoys composing etudes to help students focus on specific techniques in their lessons. Chris is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of Arkansas.

Walter Schmidt | Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele,

Walter Schmidt has been playing and teaching music on a variety of instruments for more than 30 years. He teaches beginning to intermediate classical guitar, beginning to advanced fingerstyle and folk guitar, beginning to intermediate bass guitar, and beginning to intermediate banjo and ukulele. Walter is an accomplished songwriter whose song, "Arkansas, I Hear You Calling" was selected as a New Song Showcase winner for the 2016 Walnut Valley Music Festival held in Winfield, Kansas. In 2014 he released an album of original songs, Big Fat Moon. Walter also recently produced the compilation album It’s Natural: Arkansas Musicians Sing About Livin’ & Dyin’ on behalf of the Natural State Burial Association.

Larry Hight | Guitar, Bass, Pedal Steel, Dobro, Beginning Mandolin

Larry teaches guitar, bass, pedal steel, mandolin, and beginner to intermediate dobro. Larry has more than 40 years of private lesson teaching experience, 1 year of college, and more than 40 years as a professional musician, specializing in rock, blues, and country styles. When he's not teaching, you can catch Larry playing pedal steel, rhythm guitar, and saxophone with the gold-selling country band, Ricochet.


Christopher Gregg | Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Keyboards

Christopher has been teaching for about a year and has 17 years of studying music under his belt. Christopher is constantly devouring classic guitar books, such as Chord Chemistry, The Advancing Guitarist, Berklee's Modern Method, and more. Christopher teaches beginning to advanced guitar, beginning to intermediate bass, beginning piano, beginning drums, and beginning to advanced music theory. Christopher teaches a vast array of styles, including classic rock, blues, jazz, country, fingerstyle, classical, metal, slide guitar, advanced picking techniques, and more.

Alex Franco | Voice

Alex is the newest member of our teaching team. Alex teaches voice, specializing in classical, choral, musical theater, and contemporary. Alex has her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Arkansas.