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Encinitas Guitar Lessons

Piano Guitar Vocal

Piano Guitar Vocal

5.0 21 Reviews
For over 25 years, Steven Bruce has been successfully teaching hundreds of students on piano, guitar, and voice. He has over 60,000 hours experience as a teacher, musician, and performer. He teaches all styles, ages and skill levels. Beginners are most certainly welcome. The lessons are in the convenience of your home online throughout the United States or in the Coronado Music Studio. Whatever your level, be prepared to learn and have a lot of fun! Now we cover all three instruments: PIANO - GUITAR - VOICE Learn piano from a complete piano teacher with 40+ years experience! THE PIANO is the king of instruments. For over 25 years, Steven B i ... View Profile
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Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

5.0 19 Reviews
I strive to make the process of learning music engaging and fun! I do my best to balance the discipline of learning the technical elements of music with the fun of learning parts, songs, and playing music together. I'm passionate about meeting the student where they are in terms of their musical interests, backgrounds, and ability levels. I enjoy working with those preparing to play professionally as well as those who are looking to light up the living room! Study with me is more of an investment than is typical on lessons.com, and I'm looking for students who are passionate about music and are excited to commit to regular practice and study. ... View Profile
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MadChair

MadChair

5.0 16 Reviews
At MadChair, one thing that's very different from lessons elsewhere, is bringing in other musicians to jam in a band type setting once the student feels comfortable. This has proven to be a great aid in getting the student accustomed to performing with others if this is one of their personal goals. I am well versed in blues, rock and roll, metal, classical, funk, jazz, and reggae, and of course have always been passionate about teaching, no matter what style you're into.  ... View Profile
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Madson Music

Madson Music

5.0 13 Reviews
All styles all levels. I am a musical guru. My 35+ years of experience have given me a unique empathy to understand how my students think and process.
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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

5.0 9 Reviews
Steven Elster folk and classical guitarist as a PhD in music from the University of California at San Diego. He can teach both beginners and advanced students of guitar. He has developed a system for teaching tablature to complete beginners, and a separate system for teaching students to read music notation often difficult for guitarist.  I teach students tmusic notation if they are interested.  And I'm very interested in helping people to learn and to embrace the joy of music.  As a writer, I am an academic, I have presented papers at numerous conferences and published articles. And I have a particular interest in helping othe ... View Profile
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Bhardwaj Music Academy

Bhardwaj Music Academy

4.5 8 Reviews
at Bhardwaj Music Academy, we believe music is not only a skill, but also an attitude towards life, a way of thinking, a method to express, and a companion along the journey. Through music, people discover themselves; through listening, people understand each other: music brings people together. Based on these beliefs, BMA won’t only be focusing on techniques, but also on keeping and developing student’s passion, discovery and communication. We create a customized lesson program that will ensure maximum results at a pace that works best for student’s goal. Visit - www.BhardwajMusicAcademy.com Email - [email protected] ... View Profile
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KennyMathewsMusic

KennyMathewsMusic

5.0 8 Reviews
My teaching method is patient and encouraging.  This is combined with thouroghness in learning Theory, Technique, Note spelling and ability to play musical pieces.  If a student who wants to sing we can do that as well.  For anyone who wants to perform, Recital preparation is available.  My great joy is to see each student accomplish each goal.
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Eclectic String Online Music Lessons

Eclectic String Online Music Lessons

4.9 7 Reviews
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Jon Swann Music Lessons

Jon Swann Music Lessons

5.0 7 Reviews
My service stands out because I recognize the individuality and unique interests of each student. We collaborate to find music that they are interested in, and I build a curriculum based on their passions and my expertise.
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The San Diego Music And Art Cooperative

The San Diego Music And Art Cooperative

5.0 6 Reviews
Our goal is to provide high quality lessons at an affordable cost while supporting a highly skilled network of professional artists and musicians.  We stand out in a number of ways. We have a 4000 square foot facility with ten teaching rooms and a warehouse where we host gallery and recital events. We emphasize creativity and technical ability. Recitals are free. Student gallery events are free. All of the instructors perform and work in their craft in the community.  ... View Profile
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Apt 4 Music

Apt 4 Music

5.0 5 Reviews
First 30 minute lesson is FREE!!  Times are tough for everyone, and this is an oppurtinity for you to see if we will be a good fit for you as a educators without having to spend an arm and a leg in the process!  We are also doing lessons via Skype or Zoom if you would prefer staying distanced. We've been doing both of these platforms for some time, so we have all of the kinks worked out!!  Please email us for more information.  [email protected] We are truly passionatge about music education, community support, and providing oppourtunities for all, and you will see this our energy and enthusiasm.  Not only do we brin ... View Profile
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Captgoose Music

Captgoose Music

5.0 5 Reviews
Successfully teaching current students with clear, concise lessons. Students have developed confidence and enthusiasm to learn all materials presented in an easy to comprehend format. Each student learns at different levels so all lessons are customized to challenge them but also insure they learn and retain all materials presented to them. Currently have 16 students ranging from beginners to advanced level. About.me/captgoose https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPRo7M0EnjOt1mXZIKlIsQpdgHKe-4NUk2YLOpDrTQRXx473JCmrKQ3oYwTEGRukw?key=UUV3alpRN1ZxQmRoWWVBYW1nUDZEWG9DVmN4c1VB ... View Profile
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MacDonald School Of Guitar

MacDonald School Of Guitar

5.0 5 Reviews
I love teaching students what they want to learn. Every music student has a goal in mind, I help him get with that and to reach that goal directly.  Many guitar students have started off with me at age 6 or seven and then continued to take lessons through their teens, developing a lifelong enthusiasm for the guitar and music.
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Small World Studios

Small World Studios

5.0 5 Reviews
Hey everyone! My name is Dennis Moon, & I'm the founder of Small World studios. If you've always wanted to learn guitar, bass, drums, songwriting, or audio production, I'm here to make it easy and fun for you to express yourself on an array of instruments and compose music you feel great about.  Lessons are at-your-own-pace, 30-60 minute sessions in which we will listen, learn, and come to appreciate a dynamic range of musical concepts and techniques that will bring you a lifetime of enjoyment.  Feel free to contact me at (858) 395-0957 or email me at [email protected] for details! Thanks and happy playing! ... View Profile
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Small City Studios: Lessons & Recording Arts

Small City Studios: Lessons & Recording Arts

5.0 4 Reviews
Hello, My name is Ryan Erwin. I am a native of San Diego, California and I currently reside, perform and teach in Baton Rouge. I graduated from San Diego State Univesrity in 2013 with a degree in Music Composition and Recording Arts. I have been playing guitar, bass and piano for 20 years and have been playing uke and madiolin for 10 years. Music is my greatest passion in life and I have spent most of my professional time in the studio, being a producer and engineer for bands and artists, touring nationally with successful bands such as Small City Calling (San Diego) and Particle Devotion (Baton Rouge). Since moving to Baton Rouge in 2015 to ... View Profile
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California Music Lessons

California Music Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Since 1987, we've provided personal service to music students of all ages, levels, and abilities. We take great care to consider the individual interests and needs of our students, in order to connect them with the best teacher for their goals. Our highly-trained, background-checked instructors provide lessons throughout Southern California, offering a wide variety of instruments in all styles.
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Fun, Friendly Guitar Lessons For All Ages

Fun, Friendly Guitar Lessons For All Ages

5.0 2 Reviews
I work with any age student to get them started on guitar and we work with music and songs that the student picks. Whether its your first time or you are looking to brush up on your skills, I want to teach you to have fun playing guitar. 
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Eric Lalumiere

Eric Lalumiere

5.0 2 Reviews
My philosophy is that learning music has to be fun otherwise we may lose our motivation. I, also, make a point to find out with my students what are their goals and customize my teachings accordingly.
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Giacoletti Music School

Giacoletti Music School

5.0 2 Reviews
Serving North County San Diego for 40 years!   We love teaching students of all ages! Group and private lessons.   Customized curriculum for each student. Proven track record--students learn and advance musically at Giacoletti Music. Performance opportunites during the year so our students can share their music with the community. 
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Seth Regan Music

Seth Regan Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Nice to meet you :-) My name is Seth. I am an internationally recognized recording artist with 20 years of professional touring as lead singer and guitarist under my belt. I am also a multiple award winner for Best Live Performer, Best Songwriter, Best Vocalist. I have been playing guitar for over 35 years. Before anything, please know that my approach will start off relaxed and remain relaxed. You are the priority and the key to my teaching is helping you feel comfortable and confident that you CAN! My goal is to start teaching you "WHERE YOU ARE NOW". What I mean is if you've never played guitar, then we'll even start off with the basics ... View Profile
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Voice, Piano And Guitar Lessons With Lela

Voice, Piano And Guitar Lessons With Lela

5.0 2 Reviews
I am a classically trained music teacher with credentialed music educator experience. Besides teaching in public and private schools, I have worked as a church worship and music director and accompanist. I am a composer and enjoy conducting choirs and orchestras. Best of all, I am an encourager! My teaching is intuitive, creative, positive, and thorough. Students who study with me not only learn to sing and play well. They learn music theory, music history, performance skills, and gain self confidence.      ... View Profile
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Balanced Guitar

Balanced Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
We have a balanced approach to learning the guitar and achieving peak performance in a fun, dynamic and motivational style. Balanced Guitar teachers have reached the highest level of mastery and know how to transmit that ability to all students. You will:  Learn the music you are interested in Learn how to read music Learn how listen and learn music by ear Learn great technique that leads to mastery, accuracy and ease Learn to improvise, accompany, and create solo arrangements  ... View Profile
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Mr. G's Studio

Mr. G's Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
 I am a highly trained, very experienced and versatile teacher and performer.  My approach is systematic in content and curriculum yet flexible and personal.  I believe in being positive and supportive while still challenging students to do their very best. I have had great success with students who have trained with me going. Some have gone on to UCLA and Berklee Schools of Music.  Others are engaged in successful careers in theater, television and recording.  When it comes to Spanish, all my students have achieved A's after tutoring with me.  You can check out my TakeLessons.com profile for details as well as & ... View Profile
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Frank's Guitar, Bass, Piano, And Music Lessons!

Frank's Guitar, Bass, Piano, And Music Lessons!

5.0 1 Review
We teach lessons adjusted uniquely to each student because everyone has their own way of understanding music.  We offer more than just teaching Guitar, Bass and Piano, we also teach each student how to create their own music! We try to incorporate music theory and composition into our lessons to help get our musicians create their own tunes. 
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Guitar Guru 2U

Guitar Guru 2U

5.0 1 Review
I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and a seasoned professional with over 10 years teaching experience and over 20 years performing. I can show you the real life way we musicians grow survive and thrive in this tough industry. Let me help you forge your own path to greatness.
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Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I am capable of teaching many times of student. I am very knowledgeable and have broad tastes, so I am adaptable to nearly every student that I encounter.I have been playing since 1992, and teaching full time since 2003.I am skilled with acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and Ukulele. I play 6,7, and 8 string guitars.I can prepare lessons, but find that the vast majority of my students favor me for my ability to go wherever they steer us. I have worked with many advanced and intermediate players and can always keep you challenged. Previously taught Mario and Erick of the band CHON.I'm extremely patient and focused on musical growth. I ha ... View Profile
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Armstrong's Percussive Acoustic Academy

Armstrong's Percussive Acoustic Academy

4.0 1 Review
3 years experience of private lessons  1 year experience with group lessons  I teach a unique style of slap guitar & bass along with vocal training and recording techniques.
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Almightynikos Guitar Lessons

Almightynikos Guitar Lessons

4.0 1 Review
I love guitar and helping teach people who swear they can't get guitar 
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Ruben De Anda Guitar, Ukulele And Bass Lessons

Ruben De Anda Guitar, Ukulele And Bass Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. From University Professors to Street Corner Musicians, I have gathered much knowledge on how to play music. Applying that knowledge to my guitar playing has opened up many doors of opportunity and has made my life very interesting. One of my talents is to take complicated ideas and convey them in easy to understand ideas for my students. I now wish to share all my knowledge and experiences with you to enjoy a life of music. Students of mine have been able to create their own music to record and perform. Ensembles that I have directed have performed ... 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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How much do guitar lessons cost?

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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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Encinitas Guitar Lessons

(162 reviews)

Zack David Music

Zachary Thieman · Encinitas, CA


What or who inspired you to start teaching?

It was only a couple years after I started playing that I started teaching friends and family members for fun. It was those after-school sessions and family get-togethers that I started to realize my love for teaching guitar which over time has developed into part of my regular work including the teaching of other stringed instruments such as ukulele as well as voice, harmonica, and songwriting.

What do you love most about your job?

What I love most about teaching is being able to provide the tools to new (or newer) players that I had to figure out on my own. Also, being able to create a productive practice schedule for my students that helps the reach their goals is great. Basically, being able to provide the tools and structure that would have benefited me tremendously in the learning process.

What types of students have you worked with?

My teaching career has had around five stages. Each stage has brought new types of students. As previously mentioned, I started teaching informally in high school to friends and family members. In college I started teaching formally to other students in the dorms and on campus. After college I started teaching community members and students around campus. I then served three years in Peru in the Peace Corps. During this time I was able to teach children and youth both in personal lessons and in group lessons, which was an amazing experience. Finally, upon return to the United States and a move to San Diego, I’m now teaching children, teens and adults alike. So long story short - I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to teach in a variety of settings to different types of students ranging from children to adults in different countries.

Tell us about your passion for teaching

What keeps me passionate about teaching is when I can really connect with my students as their instructor and friend. This allows a laid-back environment in which learning is fun and not stressful. Seeing a student’s eyes light up when he or she performs a part that was seemingly impossible just a couple months ago is a great feeling!

What advice would you give aspiring students?

There’s a good amount of advice I give my students during their first lesson to make sure they are set for the lessons to come. 1. Don’t rush. Make sure whatever you are trying to play fast or proficiently, can first be played cleanly and slowly and slowly build up from there. A metronome can be your best friend here. 2. Stay loose. Be aware of your body while playing. Don’t only think of your fingers and hands. Rather, check out the tension in your body. You should be loose and relaxed - never tense and stressed. 3. Don’t give up! This one sounds a bit trite or cliche, but if you keep at it and practice consistently and intentionally (at least almost) every day, you’ll get there. Those are just a few pieces of advice that come to mind.
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