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Stickandstrum Academy

Stickandstrum Academy

Stickandstrum Academy is conveniently located in Riverchase with easy access for students from Pelham, Hoover, Helena, and Alabaster. Offering beginner through advanced music lessons for adults and kids in guitar, drums, piano, voice, ukulele, ​bass, violin, mandolin, banjo, folk harp, songwriting, and more. Guitar is definitely the most diverse instrument that we teach. Whether it's playing simple melodies to your favorite songs, learning to play and sing as a solo acoustic artist, or rocking out in a band, there is something here for everyone. What are you waiting for? Whether you want to jump into private lessons, try our group lesson ... View Profile
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Robby Ryland Guitar Lesson

Robby Ryland Guitar Lesson

My teaching approach: I teach rhythm and lead guitar, music theory, chords, scales, technique, and music reading for music notation and tablature. I teach my students how all of these elements of playing the guitar relate to one another. It is my goal as a guitar teacher to teach my students to play the guitar effectively in order for them to play any style. I also work on style specific techniques and musical concepts if the student is interested in learning a particular style. I am always glad to help my students with any songs they are learning. I teach electric, acoustic, bass, and classical guitar. My influences are: Marvin McCombs, Car ... View Profile
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Larry Brown Guitar Lessons

Larry Brown Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: On the acoustic guitar I teach fingerstyle acoustic including open and altered tunings,and record my students using Pro-tools. All acoustic students work in individual CD projects. All electric students work on blues and jazz improvisation techinques, with extensive jamming in the studio My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I now teach out of Schumacher Music in Stuart Florida. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Lead guita ... View Profile
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Jon Reed Guitar Lessons

Jon Reed Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I feel fortunate to do something for a living that I truly enjoy: teaching people how to play guitar and music the way they always imagined possible. I will work with any student of any level of experience who is willing to make a serious commitment to learning guitar. I explore all genres of music with my students. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Dickie Betts, Doc Watson, Muddy Waters, Joel Newton, Jimmy Page, Adrian Smith, Bonnie Raitt and many others. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: The Birmingham, AL metro ar ... View Profile
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Eric Gay Guitar Lessons

Eric Gay Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I open my mind to what the student wants to learn. Every student's goals are different and I try to accommodate them. I prefer to incorporate sight-reading as well as a good bit of theory into my lessons. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Trussville, Alabama Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Paul Moore Guitar Lessons

Paul Moore Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach reading. Music & Harmony and ear training. I play a lot of jazz guitar. Ex. George Benson, Herb Ellis, Wes Montgomery etc. Rock guitar is alive and well here too! I have a staff here that is second to none. We cover a large area of music. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I have my studio in Lorna Music-guitar shop Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises ... View Profile
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Paul Hicks Guitar Lessons

Paul Hicks Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach both reading music and tablature.I can teach finger style as well as flat picking.Chords ,single note,and strumming.Most proficient at classical guitar. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Birmingham,Alabama My studio at my home and at Alabama School of Fine Arts Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Red Mountain Music Co.

Red Mountain Music Co.

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Red Mountain Music provides an opportunity to learn most any style on guitar, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and fiddle. We are also offering group classes, as well as one on one instruction on acoustic guitar and mandolin construction. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles: Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Ragtime Guitar, Ethnic Guitar, Christ ... View Profile
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Bailey Brothers Music Academy

Bailey Brothers Music Academy

Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Music Styles: Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, HipHop Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Ragtime Guitar, Ethnic Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar, Reggae Guitar Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: ... View Profile
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Zac Sullivan Guitar Lessons

Zac Sullivan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: We use the Vh1 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll book as well as the Alfred's Guitar Method, Book 1. Both are available at our online music store through Amazon: http://www.fretzeroguitar.com/music-store/ My influences are: The Beatles, Quinn Bachand, etc. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Grace Presbyterian 109 Foothills Pkwy # 104 Chelsea, AL 35043 Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Slide Guitar Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Do a run through of the beginner's book if they are a beginner ... View Profile
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Brenton Music Center

Brenton Music Center

Hello, my name is Michael (Mike) Brenton. I own and operate Brenton Music Center, located in Moody, Alabama. I teach guitar, piano, bass & the fundamental basics of banjo & mandolin. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. I also have more than eleven years experience in classical guitar. I studied in a Classical Guitar Master Class With Christopher Parkening August 11-14 1980 in Bozeman, Montana & was chosen as one of the participants to play in a recital. I have been teaching music from 1976 to present. My goal is to see students progress and achieve their potential goal. I studied c ... View Profile
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Birmingham School Of Music

Birmingham School Of Music

Birmingham School of Music is Birmingham's most qulified private music school. All of our teachers are university trained with years of performance experience. We follow a set curiculum that teaches a proper music education. Unlike other music schools, we don't start the lesson with "What do you want to learn." We already know what to teach our student to make them very accomplished musician in the style of music that they want to play.
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Stan Sheridan Guitar Lessons

Stan Sheridan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Worship Leader. Singer. Songwriter. Teacher. Has appeared on the largest stages in the nation...to the smallest classrooms down the street. Founder of the Exodus Group -- equipping teams, churches and leaders to worship and the Genesis School of Music and Worship Arts -- equipping students for the stage. For more information: www.GENESISalabama.com My influences are: I've been raised around Christian music, mainly worship. Therefore, at Genesis, we are successful at raising young worship leaders and musicians My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following are ... View Profile
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Mark Nuss Guitar Lessons

Mark Nuss Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Having a B.M. in classical guitar performance and 1 year of master work has taught me what is needed to be a successful guitar teacher and student. Finding new and interesting way to teach the basics that have been around for over a hundred years ensures the success that the student deserves. My influences are: Andres Segovia, John Williams, J.S. Bach, Kirk Hammet, Zach Wylde, Joe Satriani and many many others. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Jasper,Al Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompan ... View Profile
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Tony Middleton Guitar Lessons

Tony Middleton Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in customizing lessons for each individual student. Everyone learns at a different pace and each of us have different musical tastes, interests and goals. I do put a strong emphasis on students learning basic music theory and being able to read music as well as encouraging students to explore the guitar and start creating their own original compositions! All though reading music may not be necessary to accomplish your goals in guitar! My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio is a 10 minute driver from Hoover ... View Profile
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Paul Payne Guitar Lessons

Paul Payne Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: 54 YR. OLD WHO STARTED AT 5,,,,PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY AT 17,,,,,PLAYED IN MANY BANDS AND,,, AN ACCOMPLISHED BMI SONGWRITER,,,,I DONT STRING YOU ALONG,,,,I GET RIGHT AT IT,,,,ITS FUN, REWARDING,,,,AND IF YOU CAN PRACTICE AT LEAST AN HOUR A DAY,,,,,I CAN TEACH YOU,,,,COME ON ! ! ! ,,,AGES 6 ----80,,,,JOIN NOW ! ! ! My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: PRIVATE,,ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS IN MY HOME Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Slide Guitar, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, ... View Profile
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Andy's Music

Andy's Music

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Creating and nurturing new and aspiring musicians.Description of scholarships or financial assistance : Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Electric bass Music Styles: Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar
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Cahaba Music

Cahaba Music

Payton Williams has been teaching private guitar, bass and ukulele lessons since 1998 and is currently available to teach all levels of guitar and bass online. Payton is the owner of Cahaba Music located in Birmingham, Alabama, where he offers professional guitar and bass and ukulele instruction full time. Payton has helped hundreds of students from complete beginners to advanced levels achieve their goals. Payton graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1996 where he received a Bachelor of Arts and is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). Over the years he has played in numerous bands while also conti ... View Profile
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Guitars And More LLC

Guitars And More LLC

Actually learn to play your guitar/bass/ukulele/mandolin and have a great experience  we’ve got over 100 years of collective experience to make it happen! Our schedule is flexible Our teachers are the best, hands down. Fun, flexible and not intimidating. This is not supposed to be torture. It’s supposed to be a good time and something you look forward to. 
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Courses & Guides

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
33 lessons 6.5 hours All levels English
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Frequently asked questions

How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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