Find a guitar teacher in Costa Mesa, CA

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Find guitar lessons in Costa Mesa, CA

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Top 10 guitar teachers in Costa Mesa, CA

Students agree: these Costa Mesa guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Spotlight School Of Music

Spotlight School Of Music

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Hi, we are from Spotlight School of Music. We offer quality in-home music lessons. Taking lessons with Spotlight means you'll benefit from our extensive experience in the music education field, with 16 years of dedicated work and counting. Our instructors are passionate about guiding students on their musical journey. You'll receive instruction from qualified teachers who undergo thorough background checks, ensuring that you are matched with the right instructor for your needs.
Los Berracos Guitar Instructor

Los Berracos Guitar Instructor

New on Lessons
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Welcome to Los Berracos Guitar Instructor! Based in Santa Ana, CA, I specialize in providing personalized guitar and music theory lessons with a focus on mariachi music. With a deep passion for music and extensive experience in teaching, I am dedicated to helping you master the guitar and understand the intricacies of music theory. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, I am here to guide you every step of the way. Let’s make music together!
Elite Musique, LLC

Elite Musique, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Rena B. says, "My daughter has connected with her teacher and has in turn gained confidence which has lifted her general mood and well-being. She looks forward to her weekly lessons and enjoys playing her piano in her spare time, creating new music each week!" Read more
Classical And Acoustic Guitar Lessons Orange County

Classical And Acoustic Guitar Lessons Orange County

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Anna C. says, "Timur teaches my 12 year-old daughter, as well as my 9 and 7 year-old sons. He is able to accommodate all three of their learning styles and skill level with ease. Timur has been very encouraging and patient with them, and they are all developing a love for classical guitar - a sign of a great teacher! He's very knowledgeable and passionate about music and often goes out of his way to find music that will engage each of my children. We're very happy with him as a teacher!" Read more
Savage Music Mentoring

Savage Music Mentoring

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Juan R. says, "Analogies, professionalism and consistency!" Read more
Orange County Music School

Orange County Music School

5.0(1)
Top Pro
Offers online services
38+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
YOSRA S. says, "Stella is the best music teacher with via FaceTime or in person classes options. My son has been taking classes for a few years and she is a dedicated teacher. She loves what she does and is very knowledgeable. I like her style of teaching. She is always so encouraging, as well as giving great ideas and techniques of ways to improve." Read more
Elite Musique

Elite Musique

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Elite Musique is a classical music education company that provides students with opportunities to help showcase them when the college application process begins. All students are classically trained, but choose which genres of music to focus on. All of our teachers are college educated and are not only masters of music, but masters of education as well. Our teachers and students are encouraged to think outside of the box. Their goal is to create their own unique musical signature....
JC Guitar Lessons

JC Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Rachel C. says, "My 4 children have been taking lessons with Jake for the last year. They have practiced singing, playing the guitar, music rhythm on the bongos, and even writing their own songs! Jake is very knowledgeable about music, and truly enjoys teaching others about all facets of music." 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 Costa Mesa guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Costa Mesa area.
J M.
When I was younger, I studied with some of the most prominent classical guitar teachers in the Los Angeles area. After a long hiatus from music, I resumed studying classical guitar with Timur and indeed have done so for some years now. I have definitely improved with Timur! In what way? He made me more aware of musicality, voices and rhythm. He teaches in a classical way and does not rely upon gimmicks that many less experienced, and probably less able, instructors sometimes favor. His vast knowledge of music in general enriches every session I have with him. In my opinion, he has much to offer the beginning, intermediate and advanced guitar student."
Classical and Acoustic Guitar Lessons Orange County
Gail M.
Lou Savage isn’t a “one size fits all” type of teacher. Rather he adjusts his lessons for the best outcome for each individual student. I highly recommend him for anyone who is serious about taking lessons.
Savage Music Mentoring
Art Y.
Great rapport with the kids. Inspired learning and made it fun .
JC Guitar Lessons
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