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Phil Romo- Music Educator And Bassist

Phil Romo- Music Educator And Bassist

5.0 11 Reviews
Hi, I'm Phil. I have been a professional music teacher since 2002. In my time as a piano, guitar, drum and bass instructor I have taught hundreds of students to empower themselves through music.  I currently teach at Burbank Music Academy, Burbanks best music school three years running. I am the schools busiest teacher with a very high student retention rate. My students often study with me for five or more years. My teaching style is based in traditional music theory. We don't bother with tabs or other crutches which limit a students knowledge of music. All students learn the fundamentals; ear training, notation, chords and scales. As a ... View Profile
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Lessons From Me 2 U

Lessons From Me 2 U

5.0 10 Reviews
Hello! My name is Aimee and I am looking forward to meeting you. This year is my 18th in this industry and I love helping my students achieve their musical goals. I believe every student is unique and therefore feel it is necessary to give each student a learning approach that is suitable to their individual ability. Every lesson with me will provide to the student consistent advancement in musical knowledge. Whether it is Playing guitar, Singing, ( or both), or Playing piano, I will help you get where you want to be. I do incorporate in the Lesson Plan, learning Music Theory to the applied instrument. I encourage a positive approach to learn ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Orange County  Music Conservatory

Orange County Music Conservatory

5.0 10 Reviews
OC Music Conservatory is the Best Private Music School in Fountain Valley! Offer private lesson for all levels. Classes are piano, violin, voice, guitar, flute, drums, clarinet and saxophone. Well-trained and experienced instructors with Master degree in Music. Prepare students for recitals, festival, competitions and Certificate of Merit evaluations. Our motto is: Learn and Play music with Joy!
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Ben Cohen Guitar Lessons

Ben Cohen Guitar Lessons

5.0 9 Reviews
Take guitar lessons from a true professional! Ben Cohen is one of the most in-demand rock/shred guitarists in LA, not just as an instructor, but also as a hired gun for pro touring bands and as a pro studio musician. Ben currently plays guitar for international-touring Video Game Metal band PowerGlove, as well as national-touring Progressive Metal band Lattermath. Although he specializes in taking rock and metal guitarists to the next level, Ben's lesson plans are customized to fit each student's goals, level, and stylistic preferences. With over 18 years of professional teaching, performing, and recording experience and a Professional Music ... View Profile
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Institute Of Art, Music And Science

Institute Of Art, Music And Science

5.0 9 Reviews
The Institute of Arts, Music & Science (IAMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides subsidized art, music and science lessons for children in grades K-12. Our mission is to provide a high quality education at an affordable price and to connect aspiring artists with educators who will help them grow and develop their craft. We believe music, art and science are essential for children to learn and we are dedicated to developing those passions. ... View Profile
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Anthony Cortez Guitar Lessons

Anthony Cortez Guitar Lessons

4.9 7 Reviews
Students will get lesson designed to meet their desired goals. Everything they need will be given to them to go home and practice. The only thing they will need to bring is their guitar.
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Dan Perkins Music Lessons

Dan Perkins Music Lessons

5.0 7 Reviews
I teach Saxophne, Flute,Clarinet and Guitar. As an educator Dan Perkins has been teaching for over 20 years and holds a Master's Degree from CALARTS in Valencia California. He has students ranging from 12years to Adults. Lessons are hourly($70) and consist of working on sound, articulation, playing by ear-improvisation, music theory(scales,chords) sightreading-reading music, jazz and classical repetoire. I do expect my students to practice on a regular basis, in doing so they are guaranteed to improve!YES It Should Be FUN, but you must Practice!  I will guide you on what and how to practice, if you are consistent in practice you will rea ... View Profile
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PGrether Private Music Lessons

PGrether Private Music Lessons

4.8 6 Reviews
Eclectic String Music is like no other! We design and individualize lesson plans to tailor the learning style of every student. All of our lessons are private and one-to-one. That way students get the attention and focus they need with the enjoyment of parents/family participation!  My teaching experience has been from the complete beginner to intermediate level. I have recieved awards from a website known as Thumbtack.com amd they are Top Professional and the Best of 2015.  ... View Profile
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Chan Park Music Lessons

Chan Park Music Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
Hello, My name is Chan Park. I was a music teacher/director at Calvary Baptist School in La Verne. Two of my main instruments are voice and guitar. I studied classical voice and guitar at Azusa Pacific University, in which I also tutored all levels of Music Theory and Musicianship. I have sung with members of the Los Angeles Chamber Choir at Walt Disney Concert Hall. I have been teaching music for over three years. I also have experiences teaching special needs students who have a desire to learn their instruments or voices.  ... View Profile
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Solanostudios

Solanostudios

5.0 4 Reviews
I am a  Certified Music Teacher in Commercial Music and in Recording Arts. After begining my journey in piano at the age of 8, I continued in music through High school and College. With 20 years of hands-on experience in teaching and recording, my main performance instruments are piano, base, guitar, drums and voice. I thrive in all music styles and have a professional work history in teachig current or future passionate muscians on developing their instrument.  I seek to equip students in ages 7+ with music skills that will see them excel no matter what path they take in music.  I am fluent in English/Spanish.  ... View Profile
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Noel's Guitar Lessons

Noel's Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I teach how to play music by ear. Learning music is like learning a language. You have to learn how to listen, and how to speak. I teach my students to be able to speak the language of music naturally, just like a language. Topics covered:  Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Songwriting
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J. A. Werthmann Music Lessons

J. A. Werthmann Music Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I have several years experience teaching all ages, from youth to adult, and all levels of musicians, from beginning to advanced. I have taught group lessons, band camps, high school marching bands, and individual lessons. From this variety of experiences I have learned how to make music lessons in any situation both effective and fun!
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Nancy Sanchez Music Lessons

Nancy Sanchez Music Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Hello students, I am a full-time musician, singer and songwriter. I perform a variety of styles, Pop, Jazz and Mariachi just to name a few. I have over 15 years of performing experience. I have performed in bands all over Southern California and Mexico.  I offer lessons on a wide range of instruments to students of all ages, styles and skill levels. My teaching approach is individualized, comprehensive and fun! A typical session will involve technique, theory, and a song project – build your skills, while playing the music you love! ... View Profile
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Streaming Conscious Music: Lessons With Alex Rowney

Streaming Conscious Music: Lessons With Alex Rowney

5.0 3 Reviews
I provide everything you need to know in one place.  I was trained in classical piano performance at Northwestern University and Manhattan School of Music.  For the past 11 years I have been a dedicated teacher to students of all ages and levels, tailoring each lesson to you, the student!  We start off by playing from the Faber method books and in tandem learning how to read and analyze music, deepening your knowledge of music theory and physical technique.  Then we will make a Wish List of your favorite material, along with suggestions from myself to help you get where you want to be.  If you’re into it we can ... View Profile
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Bravo Academy Of Music

Bravo Academy Of Music

5.0 3 Reviews
Bravo Academy of Music was founded by husband and wife team Nick and Reena Fuentes in 2009. The couple wanted to provide a low-cost high quality music education in a safe, fun, and inspiring atmosphere.   "We believe that all students of music should be taught to understand the basics of music, such as note reading and theory while learning to play the style music they love. We aim to make learning music exciting and rewarding".   Nick studied music and classical guitar performance at Cal State Fullerton under the guidance of David Grimes, Richard Turner, and TK Gardner. He has performed in many concerts and events throughout Califo ... View Profile
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Billy Wiseman Guitar Lessons

Billy Wiseman Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: I can teach any age (have taught ages 8-70), I’ve had students signed to name labels “ Taught 2 girls in the group Haim”  (have references, if needed), am patient and comfortable with any skill level: true beginner to advanced. Since I do this for my living , I won't give a half hearted  by the book lesson . Each student will be engaged in learning fun exercises , theory and fretboard knowledge and music of their personal choice .      My guitar lessons take place In the student's home;    Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide ... View Profile
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Base Music Studio

Base Music Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
My name is Anthony Base and I offer IN HOME piano lessons. That means I come out to your house/apartment and give a lesson!  The first lesson is FREE! Just to make sure i'm the right fit for ya!  I'm the owner of Base Music Studio my own "mobile music" business, I'll leave website at the bottom. I'm a North Texas graduate with 2 degrees in music education and performance. I also teach at the Irvine School of Music and the LA School of Music. I was voted 2nd best teacher in Dallas while working there. It's all in the website. All the best, -Base www.basemusicstudio.com ... View Profile
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Scottie Dog Music

Scottie Dog Music

5.0 2 Reviews
We offer guitar lessons and vocal lessons, teaching fundamental exercises to help develop your special talents and gifts!  I also encourage each student to perform material that he/she enjoys singing or playing, while implementing formal, fundamental techniques. I have a Bachelor of Music Degree from Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) in Music Business.  I continue to perform in bands and continue to record my music as a singer/songwriter.   ... View Profile
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Rick Rossi

Rick Rossi

4.5 2 Reviews
 I have a long list of credits with 3 Grammy nominations and one Grammy award, but the most important distinction between me and other teachers is that I get fast results. I've always loved helping others and I've taught saxophone, clarinet and flute for over 35 years. If you want to learn to play and be able to not only play songs but to jam on them then I have the method for you. Just check out some of these videos and you'll see how fast you can learn with me. You won't see another teacher anywhere on the web showing their students after just a few lessons. Check these out and give me a call. This first video is of 3 of my students wh ... View Profile
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Hollywood Arts Academy

Hollywood Arts Academy

5.0 1 Review
Here are some things which make us unique :- REWARDS SYSTEM :- We love when students practice and grow musically with us. To boost their confidence, we allow them to trade their points earned from lessons to get musical gifts from our school. QUALIFIED TEACHERS :- Our instructors are classically trained with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree level of education and have graduated from highly reputable music schools and conservatories. ANNUAL CONCERT :- We have annual Christmas Concert where we allow all the students from our community to participate and showcase their talent and growth in public. This boosts students’ confidence. ... View Profile
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Neighborhood Music School

Neighborhood Music School

5.0 1 Review
Neighborhood Music School in Arcadia provides music lessons and summer music camps with recitals and performance opportunities for all ages in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley area. Teachers are highly trained musicians and performers, each with a passion for teaching. All music teachers hold bachelor degrees in music and most have masters and doctorate degrees in education. In addition to English, the language proficiency among teachers include Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Tagalog.  ... View Profile
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Heritage Home Conservatory

Heritage Home Conservatory

4.0 1 Review
We provide highly-trained, music teachers of virtually all instruments and voice for private, in-home lessons to students of all ages and skill levels.
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Joe Ferrante Music Academy

Joe Ferrante Music Academy

5.0 1 Review
Joe Ferrante Music Academy, 126 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016 is a multi-disciplne music academy of 650 students. Our teachers all have their college degree in music and offer private one-on-one lessons. Call or email for a first free trial lesson. 
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Live Guitar Lessons By Gio Lombardi

Live Guitar Lessons By Gio Lombardi

5.0 1 Review
I have more the two decades of professional experience in teaching guitar to kids, teens, adoults, individual classes and group classes. My students retention is measured in terms of years, when it comes to education you should invest your time and money with professionals because knowledge is power. Contact me now for more information!
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Willman Morcillo

Willman Morcillo

5.0 1 Review
Hi there.  I'm an excellent communictor and have a reputation for making my students feel completely comfortable, respected and encouraged at all times.  I really get into what will bring out the best in each and every person and how to express that through the guitar.
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Dancing Fingers Music Academy

Dancing Fingers Music Academy

5.0 1 Review
At Dancing Fingers Music Academy, we love music and people! Our talented and dedicated staff combines their love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. This passion shows in everything that we do from guitar to cello lessons. Our mission is devoted to helping you make the most of your musical talent and achieve your goals. We hold ourselves to a standard that's higher than anyone else in the industry at Dancing Fingers Music Academy. Put us to the test, and you'll see. Stop by to discuss your musical training and your goals for the future. Whether you are interested in becoming a pro or jus ... View Profile
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Glen's Guitar Lessons

Glen's Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I've been teaching guitar since 1994. I've taught all levels and styles to people of all ages. I always try to build a good fondation so that each student can ultimately feel confident as a musician and enjoy the instrument to the fullest.
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Carlos Bueno's Lessons

Carlos Bueno's Lessons

5.0 1 Review
As a person that had difficulties in school, I'm aware that everybody learns differently. I try to find what inspires my students the most to help them grow fast, and have them love the process. I'm also a Los Angeles College of Music alumni, where I get to work and learn from some of the best musicians and engineers that LA has to offer. As a musician, I have touring experience, I frequently gig, and have had experience with a multitude of bands and projects. As a producer, I am an Avid certified Pro Tools User, I have plenty of recording experience, access to a studio, and I have a complete production and mixing setup. On top of that, I rea ... View Profile
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The Music Coaches, LLC

The Music Coaches, LLC

5.0 1 Review
The Music Coaches, LLC is a collection of professional musicians who are equally passionate about teaching. We offer lessons in a variety of instruments: piano, guitar, voice, drums, ukulele, flute and violin. Lessons take place in your home or via Skype. We also teach group music classes in the local area.  Several teachers at The Music Coaches, LLC are members of the Music Teacher's Association of California.  Students through The Music Coaches, LLC will have opportunities to perform, take music tests, and simply learn from the most knowledgable, fun and patient teachers in Southern California! ... View Profile
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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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