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Bakersfield Guitar Lessons

David Gamble

David Gamble

5.0 4 Reviews
My teaching approach: Develop fundamentals of music theory such as note-reading, tablature, chords, scales, and various guitar techniques. CSUB graduate with a BA in Music Education, have been teaching guitar for 17 years, taught both in public and private schools, played and recorded professionally for over 30 years. 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: Bakersfield-- (student's home, Nick Rail Music) Tehachapi-- (Lee's House of Music, Mountain Music) Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music The ... View Profile
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Silo's Guitar Lessons

Silo's Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I am proud to announce the opening of my new studio in central Bakersfield. This expansion allows for a dedicated space for guitar lessons enabling me to take on more students. Lessons are approximately 30 minutes long and will be personalized to each student’s skill set and preferences, with the following options available: - Beginner, intermediate and advanced level lessons - Group and one-on-one settings - Rhythm, harmony, and solo improvisation - Scales, modes, technique, and theory lessons - Electric and acoustic guitar Lessons may also be conducted in the modern guitar styles of: - Rock - ... View Profile
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Carlos Trujillo Guitar Lessons

Carlos Trujillo Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Take your guitar playing to the next level and learn how to play with the Valley's ONLY Modern Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar Instructor (Carlos Trujillo). It's difficult to find local instructors who can teach this style of playing. There isn’t much instruction available, and it’s a new, developing genre. It’s a difficult style, because it mixes Country Travis picking, Flamenco percussion, Jazz chords, Folk-ish alternate tunings, and Classical melodicism.  It’s incredibly beautiful – and challenging. Beginner to Advanced.  ... View Profile
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Dan Bingham Guitar Lessons

Dan Bingham Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: As your guitar teacher I will custom design a learning program for you based on your personal goals with the guitar. I will use my experience to teach you to play with skill and confidence as well as help you develop good musicianship (the ability to relate to and play well with other musicians). My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Elizabeth Hugen Guitar Lesson

Elizabeth Hugen Guitar Lesson

No Current Lesson Availability :-( Please contact me to be put on my waitlist: [email protected] My teaching approach: Lesson plans vary from each student and depend on the goal, their skill level, and their taste in music. I will introduce various genres, scales, chords, songs, arpeggios, techniques, etc. I will teach song writing, tab reading, rhythm, soloing, and if preferred, a bit of note reading. I try to keep each lesson fun and exciting to hold the student's interest. I make sure to establish a good, close relationship with each student and their family. My students mean the world to me. My influences are: Eddie Van Halen, Steve V ... View Profile
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Carlos Trujillo Guitar Lessons

Carlos Trujillo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Learn compositional tools used to create some of the finest crafted music for the steel string acoustic guitar. My influences are: Andy Mckee, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, 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: Serving all of Bakersfield Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Performance, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: All info can be found on ... View Profile
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Randall Horne

Randall Horne

My teaching approach: Working Musician playing with "Mystic Red" 36 years of playing experience. I have National Touring and Studio experience. I will teach anyone, from Beginner to Expert. Specialize in Strength Training, Technique, dynamics and timing. Diverse in many styles and will custom tailor a lesson plan around your skill level. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: 1711 19th Street Bakersfield, California 93301 Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Mu ... View Profile
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Steven Laity

Steven Laity

My teaching approach: Structured lessons designed for the individual student. Everyone learns at a different pace. Learning to read music is essential to mastering your instrument. Theory is universal between instruments, and helps you break out of your unique mold of musical taste. Most musicians hit a wall, and without the knowledge of how to read music, you will find yourself spending weeks or months on songs or riffs trying to just work out the theory and technique. If you build a strong foundation of music notation and proper technique, you'll breeze through any challenge. My influences are: Larry Mumford - Phenomenal guitar instructor, ... View Profile
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Hunter Cohen Guitar Lessons

Hunter Cohen Guitar Lessons

My service comes from the heart of a lifelong and working professional musician. With my focus on the guitar, I offer knowledge, tips, and structured practice routines that I have developed over my years of playing and also acquired from the best musicians in Los Angeles under whom I study. I also offer onlince lessons via Skype/FaceTime/other video chat apps for everyone's convenience :)
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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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