SLO Music Lessons

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Welcome to SLO Music Lessons!

SLO Music Lessons provides high quality, interactive, personalized music lessons for all ages of student for Guitar, Violin, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Piano, and Upright and Electric Bass.

Sign up for lessons by using our New Student Registration page
or text/call  1-805-801-0753

Program Features

Private 1 on 1 Lessons

Visit SLO Music Lessons on Broad Street in SLO for an in-person lesson in our cozy and comfortable lesson space. 

Online Lesson Portal

Our online lesson portal houses courses and lessons that you can take anytime!  The lesson portal combined with in person lessons gives you a lesson program that is unlike any other on the central coast!

Group Lessons

Learn how to make music with other students.  Join groups, and supercharge your learning by making music with others, in a comfortable environment.

Learn from an Experienced Teacher

20+ years of experience teaching, satisfaction guaranteed

Meet Your Instructor

Scott Conroy

Scott Conroy

Owner/Operator, Nice Guy In-Chief

Scott is a San Luis Obispo native and seasoned local music professional.

Scott’s primary passions are stringed instruments and live music performance. Guitar, Banjo, Violin, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano, and Upright & Electric Bass, and vocals are his instruments.

Scott loves to arrange music for stringed instruments and piano. Scott studied jazz and classical music at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA and Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA near Santa Cruz.

You can find out more about Scott’s musical projects and upcoming gigs at

What Our Customers Are Saying

The following reviews were gathered from Google, Facebook, and Yelp!


Scott is an amazingly talented and personable music teacher, which is why I love SLO Music Lessons!  He gives his students his complete attention when he teaches them. You can tell that he truly wants them to succeed and believes they can, which is important in a teacher!  His energy and enthusiasm are catching, and he is fun and easygoing while still being encouraging and disciplined. He has dedicated years to learning multiple instruments and knows his music theory inside-out, backwards, and forwards.

Despite his incredible level of expertise, he stays humble and is always seeking to improve his own skills also.  If you are looking for an expert music teacher who will sufficiently scaffold you in the learning process as you learn an instrument, you want Scott from SLO Music Lessons to be your teacher!

Ogo Agbo

Love, love, love the way Scott interacts with kids; he’s a total natural!

They learn and have fun at the same time. He inspires them to want to play!

Paula Horvath

Scott is a warm, encouraging, and fun teacher.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with him.  His knowledge of music is deep, but he delivers his content in a relaxed and understandable way.  He integrates music theory with each lesson, in nice bite-sized pieces.  I have come away with plenty to work on, but not feeling overwhelmed.

His lesson space is very pleasant.  There is outside space in the shade in a breezy and “covid-safe” environment.  He’s a talented musician and busy performer, with much to contribute to beginner, intermediate or advanced student.

Highly recommended!

Karen Worcester

I started taking beginner guitar lessons about 4 months ago and I can’t speak highly enough about my experience learning with Scott as my teacher.  From the beginning, he took the time to learn about my goals and tailors each lesson and challenge based on my progress.

He throws in just the right amount of theory and nuance to the music to keep it engaging, exciting, and never boring to practice.

His passion for teaching and his always upbeat, enthusiastic energy leaves me looking forward to every lesson!

Rishi Unjia

Two of us met with Scott Conroy every week, first for violin lessons, then for mandolin lessons.  We had a lot of learning to do!  Scott made it easy to absorb new material, choosing custom lessons for us and allowing time for what we needed most.

He was honest, flexible, good at communicating.  We maximized the learning while laughing quite a bit, too.  He is a great person and a really good teacher.

Leslie Thompson

Scott Conroy is a fabulous human and music teacher!  My twelve year old daughter, Joselyn, has taken ukulele, mandolin and now guitar lessons with him.  Scott has been instrumental (no pun intended 🤣) in her understanding of music theory which has greatly advanced her overall skill level and enjoyment of music.

Scott’s teaching is the perfect blend of keeping it fun while encouraging Joselyn to stretch herself in new ways.  We are extremely picky about our music teachers… We HIGHLY recommend Scott Conroy!!!

Lara Day

Scott is an accomplished musician and extraordinary teacher.  He delights in sharing his expertise; and his efforts to help individual students achieve, and exceed, their goals are impressive.

I never imagined that I could learn to arrange and play my own breaks.  SLO Music Lessons has been a wild and wonderful ride!

Many thanks, Scott.

Mark Danks

Not much to say other than Scott is excellent.  I never took music lessons before, and at the age of 58, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I didn’t have a clue.

Patient and taking me through practices one step at a time, I couldn’t be happier learning to play violin/fiddle.

I’d write more accolades about Scott but I want to go practice .

Paavo Ogren

Our kids love learning from Scott! He is kind, patient, and multi-talented!  We love that he can jump from one instrument to another and knows how to make learning fun.  He is truly invested in the kids and their musical journey.

If you are seeking a caring, charismatic, and knowledgeable music instructor in SLO, look no further!

Carrie Kimmel

Scott has helped me immensely in advanced music theory.  His professional, yet friendly demeanor makes it easy to learn complex topics.  I began lessons as an amateur pianist and now feel confident on the keys for any scenario.  His rate is very fair for the depth of knowledge that he provides.

I highly recommend stopping by his welcoming studio to enhance your playing, no matter what stage you’re at!

Anthony Gangi

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3594 Broad Street, Unit 100B, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

SLO Music Lessons is located in San Luis Obispo in the Broad Street Villages, near BlackHorse Coffee, behind “We Help You” Legal.

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SLO Music Lessons has been officially licensed by the City of San Luis Obispo since February 2016.

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