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“We are in the quality of life business. We serve each individual with passion, flexibility, and excellence.” – Richards Guitar Studio Mission Statement


Richards Guitar Studio (established in 2009) offers guitar lessons, bass lessons, drum lessons, and rock band school program in Delaware County, PA. Get to know us more by visiting our YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our Rock Academy website.

The Owners

Richards Family

Richards Family

RGS is owned and operated by Nate and Lauren Richards. Nate is an orchestra, classical guitar, and music theory teacher at Garnet Valley High School. He graduated with honors from West Chester University School of Music with an undergraduate double-major degree in music education and music composition/theory, with a minor in classical guitar performance. He recently completed a master’s degree (graduated 4.0 GPA) from WCU in music performance.

Our Focus: Exceptional Guitar, Bass, Drum, Voice, Piano/Keyboard, Violin Lessons and Rock Band School

Our lesson program has consistently produced quality results, and is unmatched in our area in terms of effectiveness and curriculum design. Our high standards are combined with a fun, flexible, and enthusiastic environment, so all of our students exceed their own expectations while having a great experience.

We offer professional guitar, bass, and drum lessons for all ages, levels, and styles that make it possible for our students to reach their goals and beyond. Our teachers are college-educated and professional musicians who run a fair and flexible guitar lesson service. Our students range from kids and teens to college-bound professionals to adult hobbyists. With some training under their belts, students can join our rock school – Richards Rock Academy™

We are fortunate to work with a number of highly dedicated students. Each year, several of our classical guitar students successfully audition, interview, and pass written music theory exams to enter into undergraduate music degree programs at colleges and universities. In addition, many of our electric and acoustic guitar students perform in local rock bands, school jazz and pit bands, and are accepted into competitive summer music programs, such as camps at the University of the Arts and Berklee College of Music in Boston.


Please read our 5-star Google Reviews HERE.  You will get a lot of insight into our students’ experience!


I had an excellent 1st lesson with Austin today… your studios are nicely equipped, and made my lesson all the better.  Now I know what I’ve been missing all these years. I think Austin will be a good match for me, and seems motivated to keep me busy with some structured lessons.  I have to say already, that was one of the most productive lessons I have ever had, and that was considering a get to know you intro and an unprepared, on-the-fly lesson by Austin.  Plus, I felt like I was “jamming with a pro” within 10 minutes of a lesson and felt great about it… Just wanted to say thanks and that I have notified Austin that I’ll be starting lessons next week with him on Wednesdays. “ -N. 

“…Sophia has been with Nick for a year now and he continues to exceed my expectations.  My husband and I are both AMAZED at how well Sophia plays the guitar.  Nick is such a great fit for her… Thanks for a great year.  I look forward to many more. “ -S.

 I’m writing to tell you again how much I enjoyed the classical guitar concert you put together last Saturday. I’m not an accomplished guitarist but I treasure the time I get to play… I’m not really familiar with the classical repertoire but have always gravitated towards the “classical” type of playing… I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet this week listening to, and viewing, a selection of classical guitar pieces using your program as a starting point. Very rewarding. I have more respect for your students.  Thanks again for the introduction to this world. -J.

Richards Guitar Studio has been wonderful for my son Evan. I know when his school music teacher recommended Nate, that the studio was 100% trustworthy, professional, and great. Evan has learned so much from Nate and it’s great to see him progress weekly into now playing full songs and practicing without me having to ask him. Evan loves his electric guitar lessons so much that he has started a “band” with his friends (they are all 9 years old, so it’s really funny to watch). His 6 year old younger sister, sees what Evan can do now and is bugging me to get her an electric guitar and take lessons at Richards Guitar Studio (she also is begging to be in her brother’s band, but for now they have her job as band security) . I highly recommended Richards Guitar Studio! – L.F.

“Both of my sons are taking lessons at Richards Guitar Studio.  They look forward to it every week, and they are really getting great results!” – J.A.

CALL 484-480-6201 today to schedule your first lesson!

Richards Guitar Studio, Rock School Guitar Bass Drum Lessons Aston PA

Rock School in Aston, PA serving Delaware County, Media, Swarthmore, Garnet Valley. Richards Rock Academy™