Hi, my name is Richard Ellis.


I teach guitar on Colorado’s front range, working with students of all ages and ability. My lessons are both fun and challenging but I tend to lean towards the fun side of it, teaching through playing songs you enjoy. We can play electric and acoustic fingerstyle guitar in whatever style of music you are interested in.

I’m originally from New Orleans, where I spent over 20 years playing rock, blues, funk, and jazz before moving to Colorado. I also studied music at the University of New Orleans and with the great Hank Mackie and Steve Masakowski.


I currently offer guitar lessons at the following locations:

  • In Boulder, Colorado
    At your home or business or at my home studio near Baseline Road and Foothills Parkway.
  • In Longmont, Colorado
    Guitars, Etc.
    460 Main Street
  • In Louisville, Colorado
    Spring Creek Music
    720 Front Street

Prices are $30 per half hour or $60 per hour at my studios in Longmont, Louisville, and Boulder.

For lessons at your home or business in Boulder, I charge $35 per half hour or $70 per hour.

If you’d like to talk about starting guitar lesssons or if you have any questions, please email me at lessons@richardellisguitar.com


Email Richard Ellis