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Top 10 guitar teachers in Chula Vista, CA

Students agree: these Chula Vista guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Traveling Music Lessons - In Person In Your Home!

Traveling Music Lessons - In Person In Your Home!

5.0Exceptional(14)
8 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
Rene' M. says, "If you are looking for a piano instructor for yourself or, as in my case for a child. Let me HIGHLY recommend Daniel Castro. My son is 13 and has 3 levels of the bastien method under his belt, taught to him by his father. My criteria for an instructor was that he have some jazz background along with classical, as well as pop and rock etc. In other words fully rounded. I wanted someone who could ignite give my son the fundamentals that would allow him to open his ears and heart and create. And most of all my son had to like him. Bullseye. Daniel is a multi instrumentalist who has a love for exploring music in all its forms. He too is a student always learning. In my case Daniel has used jazz and blues as the entry way. We are 3 lessons in and he has my son swinging. Which in jazz is the life blood. I listen from afar to each lesson and I can hear that Daniel is patiently and intuitively laying a foundation block by block that will provide a launch pad for my son to not only explore music as it is, but also unlock his own inner creativety through improvisation. As well as the fundamentals that will allow my son to move in whichever direction he wishes to take it should he decide to continue with music later on. I hear my son opening up on the piano now when he practices and its only lesson 3.Daniel does it in such a warm, unhurried, encouraging manner that it is almost a peer to peer relationship. Daniel is intellegient, professional, very personable and always a gentleman. And I appreciate that. Whatever discipline you or your child are pursuing, I have no doubt that Daniel Castro can instinctually provide you a personal, customized lesson plan to move you towards your destination. My highest regard." Read more
Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

5.0Exceptional(20)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
Leslie R. says, "Aaron is an amazing teacher. He made the impossible possible: He taught me not just how to play the instrument, but how to create music! Aaron’s relaxed, yet professional teaching style, friendly, positive demeanor, keen interest in what I want to learn, his enthusiasm and his unsurpassed knowledge of how to play the guitar make him a priceless teacher! His approach does not feel cookie-cutter or generic; I really feel like he’s tuned into what I want to do, which translates into learning a lot in a very short time. Mostly, he really makes playing the guitar fun, and that's why I'm here and why I highly recommend him." Read more
Alternative School Of Music

Alternative School Of Music

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
TJ C. says, "Very easy to work with. Good information. Good communication. Lessons fit well into my schedule." Read more
Rafael Pondé Lessons

Rafael Pondé Lessons

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
Ana R. says, "He was very attentive and helped me get out of my comfort zone and stand up on the board! Rafael is very personable and easy to talk to, he made me feel supported and encouraged through the classes and I progressed quickly with his advice. What helped me the most was when he helped choose the right waves to try to get on and pushed the board so I could make it up. " Read more
Wisdom4eternity Modes & Scales Of Blue

Wisdom4eternity Modes & Scales Of Blue

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
Hello my name is Rick Hernandez (aka) Rich Hernz, I’ve been playing guitar now for about 30 yrs. I have taught a hand full of serious students. I play mostly blues lead guitar at the moment. I’ve been in 3 bands and recorded 1 cd as the bassest in my last band. I have discovered how to apply scales and modes into any blues song in any key and I would like to share my discoveries with thoes willing to put the time in and learn. So I say to those interested. WELCOME!!!! Song Link: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/AJN4Dy3ccUpxeGeW9 I really enjoy watching the students that I teach continue to advance on their musical journey and I am there to assi...
Steven Elster PhD, Classical And Folk Guitar, Music Theory And Sight Reading  Lessons

Steven Elster PhD, Classical And Folk Guitar, Music Theory And Sight Reading Lessons

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
George C. says, "I huge endorsement for Steven. You are learning from a concert performer that is purely focused on your success. You will enjoy listening to him play as much as learning yourself. He has endless patients to ensure that you are building the fundamentals needed to reach your goals. Many teachers will let you short cut your way through the learning process which may have you playing a specific melody faster. However, you will build a bunch of bad habits that will limit your potential, slow you down, and ultimately another teacher will have to fix later. Don’t delay…get started…just pick up the guitar for 15 minutes a day to start and follow his direction." Read more
Rockin Fun Music Lessons

Rockin Fun Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
Dayne P. says, "Would highly recommend James. The lesson plan he provided was incredibly helpful in helping me improve my bass skills and he's very great at communicating points to improvement. He's a great resource for all things bass" Read more
Jackson Wagner Music

Jackson Wagner Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
I’m Jackson Wagner, a professional musician based In San Diego. I have been performing music for over a decade and have taught beginner guitar for four years. I play a variety of genres including folk, rock, country, and Americana music and teach both acoustic and electric guitar. My teaching style involves stacking basic skills together through learning music that students love and consistently adding tools to their musical toolbox.
California Music Lessons

California Music Lessons

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves Chula Vista, CA
Daniel C. says, "My piano instructor is John Bennett with CMS, and he's great. He's reinvigorated my desire to play the piano better and that is worth its weight in gold. " Read more

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 Chula Vista guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Chula Vista area.
Ryan T.
We have had a great experience with TML - they have been responsive, engaged and helpful as we identified a music teacher who could come to our home to teach our 10 and 12 year old. Their first lessons with Michelle was excellent. Her enthusiasm was infectious and she was able to offer clear age-appropriate instruction. We look forward to continuing the lessons.
Traveling Music Lessons - In person in your home!
Dennis K.
Aaron has a unique understanding of instruction how the style of teaching should conform to the individual student. Aaron is deeply concerned about the student's Goals and Expectations and creates a learning experience that is individualized for the student. Not the cookbook approach. His agenda is your agenda as he helps you to achieve your goals. I am retired and decided to try my hand again in trying to learn the guitar, after having tried several teachers in the past. Aaron imparts quality as he teaches the guitar skills and musical theory. I highly very happy with Aaron as my selection to be my Guitar Instructor and highly recommend him if you on the search.
Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar and Theory Instruction
Sharron M.
Very thoughtful and patient
Alternative School of Music
Velu
He is very patient with older students like myself and provides clear explanations about the guitar
Rafael Pondé Lessons
Gabriel I.
Steven has been an excellent teacher of a wide range of guitar styles - classical, brazilian, spanish, and more. He has a strong background in classical guitar, with decades of experience in performance and instruction. No matter what style, he can identify ways to improve your technique and expression, with lessons that apply to all genres. He patiently points out important lessons about hand positions, dynamics, tempo, and melody that begin to build up a strong basis of technique over the course of a few lessons. After several months of practicing these tips, I was surprised at how natural my guitar playing had become and how much my overall playing had improved. I strongly recommend Steven's instruction.
Steven Elster PhD, Classical and Folk Guitar, Music Theory and Sight Reading Lessons
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
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