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Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

5.0 15 Reviews
Want to be better in playing guitar? This professional works with students of all ages, styles and levels. Their instructors work with kids and adults.
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Mike Askew School Of Music

Mike Askew School Of Music

4.9 13 Reviews
Teacher has 50 years of professional performances and teaching. Air Force Band Washington, D.C. TV, concerts, recording, and more. I use modern technology and old school methods to get just the right results. All students excel, but ast their own rate. They stay, the will increase practice as they get better. The must have fun to continue. That means the teacher and parent has to be very patient. This is my life's persuit. I currently play and run a Big Band with very outstanding musicians. at gigmasters see Call The Cousins. Also at the dot com mikeaskew  ... View Profile
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Confident Chords

Confident Chords

4.9 11 Reviews
Robert McManmon is among the best guitar teachers who have been studying and playing the guitar for many years. They are passionate about what they do. Students start off with finger exercises, and work into chords, scales and modes.
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
If you need a patient and dedicated music instructor who provides quality guitar and bass lessons, hire Lana A.. This pro provides private guitar lessons and instruction in several styles. Apart from beginner and advanced guitar lessons, this pro also teaches music theory, composition and more.
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Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I've been playing guitar for over 30yrs and began studying with Joe Satriani when I was 14 years old. I've always taught friends of friends and after watching thier progress I started teaching private lessons. I've aslo studied at the California Jazz Academy. I've performed at every club and concert venue in the bay area and have been in countless bands playing all styles. I focus on healthy playing and teach all styles from rock to jazz, funk, pop, alternative you name it, i've played it. ... View Profile
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Samuel Bai Music

Samuel Bai Music

5.0 4 Reviews
My youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFGaP40_g-mZXzoWy4hD8sQ?view_as=subscriber Personal Music page in WeSing http://kg.qq.com/node/personal?uid=609d988d272430883c More music(high quality ones) https://soundcloud.com/ge-bai-338686734 Independent musician. Love flute from spirit and soul.1. Played flute for > 20 years.  2. Have > 7 years of teaching students. Interest driven study. 3. Have abundant knowledge in flute, guitar and other instrument of multiple genres.4. As a Chinese, I speak mandarin/English and can teach chinese bamboo flute and traditional chinese pipes like Xiao, and Dizi.5. I love kid ... View Profile
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Mansfield Music

Mansfield Music

5.0 3 Reviews
Need to find a pro who provides local music lessons for kids and adults? Ernie Mansfield who offers guitar lessons tailored to each student. This private guitar teacher is always available to help.
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Learn Guitar Sf

Learn Guitar Sf

5.0 3 Reviews
Achieve your dream of becoming a pro guitar player with the help of Learn Guitar. This coach can offer guitar lessons for beginners. This pro also handles group guitar lessons.
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Getting There Guitar

Getting There Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
I am a great learner. I believe I am a great teacher. I had to do it on my own and I would love to teach beginner level students how to play the guitar in ways it makes sense for them. Centuries ago Shakespeare once wrote "if music be the food of love, play on." This is how I feel about music and especially playing the guitar. Once you understand the basics of guitar playing, it is easy to accelerate to intermediate level. And you will absolutely love guitar playing and making music. I believe I can teach you the tricks to get over the entry level humps. ... View Profile
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Allan Moon

Allan Moon

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm an Oakland based musician, composer and producer with over 40 years of experience in both live and recording environments. I offer lessons on piano, bass guitar and 6 string guitar. I have studied classical piano from the age of 7 and have played guitar and bass since the age of 15. I can offer a solid foundation of technique and reading but also like to emphasize that, most importantly, playing music should be fun and fulfilling.
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Mission Studio

Mission Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
Bryan Albert provides intermediate and beginner acoustic guitar lessons. Check out Bryan Albert today. Mission Studio has received good online reviews from clients.
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Music Lessons With Jakob Pek

Music Lessons With Jakob Pek

5.0 2 Reviews
Greetings! My name is Jakob Pek. I am a passionate and dedicated music educator versed in guitar, piano, percussion and harmonic theory.   I teach both children and adults, from toddlers to gradparents, complete beginners to dedicated hobbyists and professionals. Those with a genuine interest in and curiosity of music are welcome to study with me.  For children, I know that I am not only teaching music, but also nurturing their capacities for pattern recognition, problem solving, communication, motor skills, confidence and discipline, all while giving them the lifelong and fufilling gift of musical experience and expression. Fo ... View Profile
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Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Let your kids be the best guitarists that they can be through the help of Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons. This pro is among the most competent guitar teachers in Oakland. Omid Zoufonoun also offers music theory courses.
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Mark Banning Music Lessons

Mark Banning Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have been a recording artist since age 13 and have been successfully teaching music lessons for well over 30 years. Some of my students have become professional guitarists and are writing articles in guitar magazines!  I show my students the quickest and most productive way  to reach their musical goals, while making it all very fun, in a relaxed & friendly environment.  I am very friendly and patient.  I will show you to learn good habits and technique on your instrument. ... View Profile
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Trowbridge Music

Trowbridge Music

5.0 1 Review
Jennifer Trowbridge is among the local music teachers who are dedicated to providing quality guitar courses. This individual has been teaching students how to play guitar for 22 years. They do creativity training, class recording, 1 on 1 lesson and more.
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Anish's Guitar

Anish's Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Rudy is among the talented guitar training providers who offer quality instructional courses. Choose this group and be a professional guitar player. This individual is also available for teaching guitar to kids and adults.
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SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

4.0 1 Review
Learning guitar songs is fast and easy with the help of Andi Mac. Read their well-rated feedback online. This pro offers relaxed and effective guitar basics instruction, among others.
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Donny B Fair Guitar Lessons

Donny B Fair Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
This group of pros has been offering reliable classical guitar lessons for beginners in San Rafael for many years. This coach provides learning easy guitar lessons that even a beginner can follow. This pro makes the guitar learning experience fun for students, and his repertoire includes classical, blues, rock, jazz and latin.
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Our hand-selected instructors and time-tested curriculum will have you playing iconic rock riffs, chord progressions, and creative solos! We help you blow past the growing pains of learning by pairing you with a real-life Guitar God dedicated to your playing goals.
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Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

5.0 1 Review
Hire Mitchell House if you want to learn guitar professionally. They have taught more than a hundred students. This individual also teaches guitar theory, music reading, and more.
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Asghari Guitar Lessons

Asghari Guitar Lessons

I firmly believe that everyone is capable of playing music and I strive to make the learning process both fun and informative for every student. I create a comfortable learning environment by allowing each student to set his/her own pace, while motivating them to continually challenge themselves wherever their skill level may be.
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Chris Collins Guitar Lessons

Chris Collins Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: i've been a professional musician for 15 years having toured the united states and europe many times over. i cater to the needs of each individual student without pressuring the student to excel or study materials beyond their pace or their tastes. it is my job to make sure the learning process is an inspiring experience without stress or confusion. My influences are: ranges from bach to hendrix, wes montgomery to steve vai, django to radiohead. 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 home, students home Guitar Techniques ... View Profile
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Mike Fletcher Guitar Lessons

Mike Fletcher Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I'm 62 and now retired. Been playing since 14, especially blues and folk! Lessons are geared to student's tastes. You want to play things you and friends enjoy. Theory is added to understand it and take it higher. I can teach beginners on up! I played in the first SF blues festival as Mr Boogie!! My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: students homes in east bay. weekday late afternoons preferrable. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory ... View Profile
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Joe Ryan Guitar Lessons

Joe Ryan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Teaching in the bay area for 20 years Last recorded work with Sage and the CD Funksway with members of Tower of Power and Earth Wind and Fire My influences are: Larry Carlton Hank Marvin Guthrie Govan Joe Pass My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Hayward,Castro Valley, Pleasanton, San Ramon Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Review knowledge and suggest beginning exercises to st ... View Profile
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Golden Singles Records

Golden Singles Records

Hi! I'm a 35yo professional musician/producer from Spain. I have toured and played along Europe with several bands and backing international reggae and soul artist, as well I worked as a producer in a studio for years. Aswell I have a long term experience teaching and helping people to improve skills!
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Keith Silverman Guitar Lessons

Keith Silverman Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Kevin Russell "Guitar Blues-Rock Player & Teacher" is now accepting guitar students. Starting at Banana's At Large (San Rafael) Sundays in October. Lesson slots are limited, so to be considered as a potential student act now. If you really want to learn "the stuff" I can show you! Please read the following and (contact info below ) . I have been a professional musician/recording artist for over 30 years. I have been teaching for over 20 years and have taught quite a few students over the years I get joy out of passing on what I have learned through my years! Although I do specialize in teaching Classic Blues & Rock style ... View Profile
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Paul Gruen Guitar Lessons

Paul Gruen Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I help students learn proper playing techniques for the particular style of music being learned. I tailor lessons to individuals to help them achieve their goals. I arrange songs the student wants to learn. I use ear training, tablature, and standard music notation. I make learning fun! I regularly perform professionally and have been playing guitar, banjo and uke for over 30 years. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studios in music stores in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties, and students' homes in these counties. Guitar ... View Profile
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String Letter Music School

String Letter Music School

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Friendly, expert guitar instruction is now available to students of all ages in the Ross Valley’s new community music school. Our goal is to help our students become lifelong musicians by reinforcing their innate love of music, acquainting them with vital musical traditions, and teaching them the basic technical skills of their chosen instrument along with music reading. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Sca ... View Profile
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SF Bay Guitar Lessons

SF Bay Guitar Lessons

Hello, I started playing the guitar 23 years ago and have been teaching for the last seven. Teaching has become my life passion, from rock to jazz, country, jam, r&b, folk, blues, southern and even hip hop, I love it all. Everyone learn differently and wants to achieve different things, so each lesson is set according to the students needs. One student might want to learn their favorite songs while another wants to learn how to tune by ear. Mixing things up the and do lots of different kinds of activities keeps the lessons fresh and fun. New students are always encouraged to pick out a favorite song or musician for us to use as a goal fo ... View Profile
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Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Begin the musical journey of a lifetime with easy guitar lessons from Geoff Svendsgaard. He has 22 years experience and offers private guitar lessons for all ages and skill levels with free first lesson. Geoff has the experience, diversity, and patience to guide you to your goals! "It amazes me after all these years in discovering new and fresh insights while teaching my students. It's from the help of my students that I have been able to build such a strong catalog of songs that they enjoy learning. If you are a beginner or an advanced player, it doesn't take long for me to identify the tools and practice exercises that will be personally ta ... View Profile
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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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