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Top 10 guitar teachers in Carlsbad, CA

Students agree: these Carlsbad guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Guitar San Diego

Guitar San Diego

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Michael P. says, "Very responsive. Would use your services in the future. And would refer another guitar player. Your 100 character minimum is ridiculous." Read more
Savage Myth Guitar Studio

Savage Myth Guitar Studio

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Douglas B. says, "Mr Wright has a drive and passion that easily rubs off upon his students. He believes in what he does and commits to it 100%!" Read more
Elite Musique, LLC

Elite Musique, LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Elite Musique is a music network that consists of brilliant music instructors who work together to provide your family with the utmost classical, pop, jazz education. We deliver in-home instruction, provide our students with free performance opportunities throughout the year, and prepare them for ABRSM examinations.
Jon Swann Music Lessons

Jon Swann Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Catherine J. says, "Very encouraging!" Read more
Anthony Serpiello

Anthony Serpiello

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Jim G. says, "Anthony is such a great instructor! He was very patient with me, answering all of my questions and taking the time to explain and demonstrate things in a clear and concise manner until he was satisfied that i understood. He never made me feel rushed, and I learned so much. I've had numerous guitar teachers over the years, some better than others, but Anthony is the best of them. If you are looking for a good guitar instructor, this is the one. I speak from personal experience. You won't regret it!" Read more
Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

5.0(1)
Top Pro
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Seth R. says, "Great teacher, fun guy, and adaptable to whatever you're trying to learn. " Read more
Pitch Michael Music

Pitch Michael Music

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Max S. says, "Great vocal coach and guitar teacher for kids and adults" Read more
Chris Montgomery - Guitar, Bass, Theory Lessons

Chris Montgomery - Guitar, Bass, Theory Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Carlsbad, CA
My teaching approach: I approach teaching music holistically. I prefer to not simply teach people solos lifted off of recordings. I have two degrees in music and prefer to teach 'music' vs. simply being a technician on the guitar. I help musicians find their musical voice. My influences are: Very wide influences. Great music excites me - from early music to Bach to Mahler to Gorecki; from Louis Armstrong to Miles to Wes Montgomery to Pat Metheny; from Beatles to Zepplin. If it's good, I'm interested. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: North County San Diego - Encinit...
Singing Strings

Singing Strings

New on Lessons
49+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Hello I started playing at age 12 I'm 65, and have been a performing teacher for over 45 years. I became a luthier at Taylor Guitars here in San Diego in the early 70's. I play and teach finger style guitar and banjo. I have taught classes with up to 65 students. I have CD's and I have played with many artists I still perform as a solo player and song-writer. I will set your instrument up to play as well as it allows, and offer this service at a rate 50% below guitar shops. I love to watch my students reactions when they realize that like nature, playing any instrument involves repetitious patterns that our brain processes and stores for our...
Wil Pruitt Music

Wil Pruitt Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Carlsbad, CA
Has been playing professionally for 10+ years, singing and playing guitar in various clubs, bars and assorted venues. Self taught, proficient in vocals, guitar and bass. What I love about working in music is that you never stop being a student, there’s always something new to learn or concepts to latch onto. Music is a universal language that connects us all. Learning an instrument has its challenges but it’s something you’ll have for your entire life. I tend to focus on basic theory, teaching songs, riffs, ear training, improvisation, stage readiness, and creative writing. With all the experience and perspective I’ve acquired over the yea

Your Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do guitar lessons cost near me?

Guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per lesson, depending on if they last 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. If it's a one-on-one lesson, it'll cost around $45 to $70 hourly. Learning guitar in a group is cheaper at $25 to $35 per session.

If you're taking lessons every month, it adds up to $170 to $315 with the typical prepaid discount.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it since only a professional teacher giving you live feedback can guide you to learn faster. A good instructor helps you understand your mistakes and prevents you from developing bad habits.

Learning guitar by yourself takes a lot longer and won't prepare you as well to play in public.

At what age should I start guitar lessons?

Children can start guitar lessons from the ages of 6 to 10, or when they can comfortably hold the guitar and press the strings. Adults can start guitar lessons at any age, provided they practice regularly and patiently.

How many guitar lessons do I need?

The number of guitar lessons you need varies according to your goal and your practice routine. For many people, it typically takes about 2 to 6 months to play a simple tune. Mastering the guitar like a professional can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years.

What do you learn in guitar lessons?

In most guitar lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • How to correctly position your fingers to play chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to play various scales
  • New techniques for plucking and strumming
  • How to read sheet music.

Are online guitar lessons good?

Online guitar lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour and are good for getting personal instruction from skilled teachers worldwide. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and immediate feedback while learning new guitar-playing styles. Plus, you can easily record lessons to review their advice later.

How do I find the best guitar lessons near me?

In order to find the best guitar lessons for you, look through nearby teachers listed here on the Lessons website. You can also ask for teachers at local music stores or community colleges.

Before you hire a guitar teacher, make sure to:

  • Check out prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a list of their current or previous students that you can talk to.
  • Talk to other parents about the teacher's reputation with their children.
  • Make sure you get a written agreement and schedule before your first lesson.
  • Avoid making a big payment upfront for a month of lessons until you're comfortable with the teacher.

What questions do I ask when choosing a guitar teacher?

To find the right guitar teacher, you can ask them these questions:

  • What kind of music degree do you have?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching guitar?
  • Can I have a free trial lesson to see if your teaching style helps me?
  • What is the average age of your students?
  • Will you assign me finger exercises as homework?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and where can I buy used ones?
  • How many guitar-playing styles are you an expert in?
  • Can you modify your teaching style to suit my learning abilities?
  • What should I bring to our lessons, and how long is each one?
  • Can I get a copy of our schedule, agreement, and payment terms?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I choose some of my favorite songs to learn on the guitar?

Reviews for Carlsbad guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Carlsbad area.
Aaron J.
Dan is an excellect teacher! I learned a lot working with him. I would definitely recommend taking lessons from him. His talent and style are unmatched and he has a lot to give to his students.
Savage Myth Guitar Studio
Abby Y.
Jon's love for educating new musicians creates an atmosphere of curiousity and progress. He is an equally skilled musician and educator. It is a pleasure to work with him.
Jon Swann Music Lessons
Melanie S.
Great energy, fun, very knowledgeable and technical!!
Pitch Michael Music
Donna
My daughter takes lessons with Cal Music and has taken voice, piano and guitar lessons. In the years she has taken lessons, she has learned alot and had many wonderful teachers. The performances have given her confidence beyond what I though they would. I would highly recommend this studios for beginners and advanced students. I have recently decided to try to learn to sing as well and they found me the perfect teacher who makes me feel comfortable and I love my lessons also. We will be long time students here and would not go anywhere else.
California Music Lessons
William B.
Lessons with Tim were always fun and productive. He gave specific suggestions about technique to give me a better sound and he taught me a variety of ways to practice that continue to help me learn and understand jazz standards today. In addition to all of this, Tim is very encouraging and he creates a safe and fun learning environment.
Tim's Music Lessons
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