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Escondido Guitar Lessons

Simply Ean Guitar Lessons

Simply Ean Guitar Lessons

5.0 11 Reviews
I have been a guitar and banjo teacher for well over a decade now. I have not only taught students to play, but have assisted them in writing there own songs, recording with them and performing on stage. I myself have been a professional musician for many years. I have a profile, music I have composed and recorded, photos and a bio on reverbnation. Please google Ean Corbet Artist and my Reverbnation page will come up. You can learn all about me and hear what and how I play. I have received the Forte Award from The California Music Studios for being an outstanding resourceful  teacher of excellence. ... View Profile
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Jerry McCann Guitar Lessons

Jerry McCann Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
My teaching approach: I have been playing for over 50 years, teaching for 27 years. I use a teaching program tailored to each students needs and ability. I let you choose the songs and style you're into, and show you the best and quickest way to get there. I encourage creativity and can show you how to reach your goals. There's no limit on direction or material. I work for you. I teach you what you are interested in. My influences are: Everyone! Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Jimi Hendrix, Grant Green, Jeff Beck, B.B King, Page, Clapton, John Mayer, and a zillion others. Everyday I hear somebody new to me and are added to my list. Who knows, you ... View Profile
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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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Granger Lessons

Granger Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
At Granger Lessons, 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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California Music Studios

California Music Studios

5.0 3 Reviews
Our work stands out from others because we have a very personal approach to teaching music.  We like to get to know the student's needs and personality before placing with a teacher.
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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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Captgoose Music

Captgoose Music

5.0 1 Review
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 12 students ranging from beginners to intermediate level. About.me/captgoose ... 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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Music Lessons With Jordan

Music Lessons With Jordan

Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style. Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments ... View Profile
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Burnett Music

Burnett Music

My teaching approach: Tony Burnett provides quality music instruction for Guitar,Bass,Drums,Rock School,Music Theory and Music Business classes. Tony is one of the most well known and respected teachers in all of the Temecula Valley. Tony has written and developed special curriculum which has accelerated the learning process for his students at a dramatic rate. To date,Tony has taught over 10,000 students! My influences are: Van Halen, Rush, Dream Theater, and Bach My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday through Friday from 12 noon till 9pm Guitar Technique ... View Profile
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Stephen Kamada Guitar Lessons

Stephen Kamada Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I try to teach my students whatever they want while injecting bits and pieces of theory, scales, and other technical aspects of the instrument. I am also active as a studio guitarist, songwriter and producer and try to get my students into these things all the while trying to instill versatility as a means to develop their own sound. My influences range from jazz and fusion, to metal and hip hop. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Poway, Vista, and San Marcos. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, V ... View Profile
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Greg Russell Guitar Lessons

Greg Russell Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have a fun,relaxed approach to teaching. I have played guitar for 26 years, and I've toured and released albums on record labels. I provide all the learning materials. I teach the fundamentals such as finger technique, scales, exercises, chords, improvising etc...but I also teach you your favorite songs to keep the lessons fun and engaging. I can learn most songs by ear and write the music down for you within minutes! My influences are: My influences are Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, STP, Norman Brown, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Dickey Betts, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, David Gilmou ... View Profile
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Steven Nichols Guitar Lessons

Steven Nichols Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Steve Nichols has been playing for over 35 years, drawing from musical sources as diverse as rock, classical, jazz, latin-jazz, blues, and country. Steve has performed professionally on stage and worked as a studio musician in the recording industry in Los Angeles, and throughout the western states. Currently Steve plays, records and teaches private guitar lessons in San Diego. In 1990-91 Steve produced his own project called "Transitions", performed and recorded by his group Crosswinds. Artists and bands Steve has shared the stage with include Billy Cobham, Barney Kessel, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Frankie Lane, The Bill Gre ... View Profile
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Daniel Page Guitar Lessons

Daniel Page Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Developing a relaxed and confident technique is central to my guitar lessons. The first few weeks of lesson always focus on this. Students find that by getting technique "out of the way" in the first few lessons, we are free to focus more on the student's musical goals in our later lessons. Professional, state of the art studio, including computer recording technology to be used during lessons. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, ... View Profile
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Nikola Milic Guitar Lessons

Nikola Milic Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Nikola Milic is locally recognized as a guitarist extraordinaire that specializes in virtuoso rock guitar. Nikola's proven teaching methods have been acknowledged by San Diego's finest musicians and his clients have included music producer/composer Toby Weiss, pro touring guitarist Chris Eck, guitar instructor Seth Hollander and former students of celebrity virtuoso guitarists Greg Howe and Joe Stump My influences are: Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Eddie Van Halen, Tony MacAlpine, Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Vandenberg, John Petrucci, Chris Impellitteri, Greg Howe, Uli Jon Roth, Shawn Lane, Michael ... View Profile
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Luis Castillo Guitar Lessons

Luis Castillo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Currently I am a Performer of all styles of Music. I teach and perform: blues, reggae, metal, punk and classical guitar. Ive been studying for six consistant years with individual professional teachers. Ive toured with many legendary reggae artists, names like Heptones, Johnny Clarke, Sammy Dread, Michael Palmer,and Milton Herny.My goal is for students to master the guitar. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance I ... View Profile
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Jesse Wallis Guitar Lessons

Jesse Wallis Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am an independent acoustic, electric and bass guitar tutor, and my mission will be to make your lessons fun and informative, while specializing in beginner students. I will custom make lesson plans in the style you'd like to play, and strive to maximize your progress. Accepting children and teens of all ages, as well as adult students. My influences are: Punk, rock, jazz, blues, anything and everything! My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in Vista, your home in Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, Poway, PQ Guitar Te ... View Profile
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Derek Larime Guitar Lessons

Derek Larime Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Patient My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises
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Joseph Vincent Guitar Lessons

Joseph Vincent Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in getting my students as active with their instrument as possible. I prepare them to record, to perform, and to be ready to write music. We can work out of books, but I will try to find examples of the skill or material in songs that the student is interested in. My influences are: I'm influenced by Guthrie Govan, Bumblefoot, Eddie Van Halen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, George Benson, Greg Howe, Andy Timmons, Shawn Lane, Primus, Animals As Leaders, Megadeth, Chimp Spanner, Meshuggah, Allan Holdsworth, AC/DC, Early Metallica, Guns n Roses, Frank Zappa, Al D ... View Profile
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Paul Harrison Guitar Lessons

Paul Harrison Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Paul Harrison founded and created the Fame Institute at the Musicians Exchange, a music complex and guitar teaching facility in which all teachers were required to have national track records. Some of the teachers include: Harvey Mandel (Rolling Stones, Canned Heat) Wesley B. Wright (Miami Sound Machine) Frank Cornelius and others. Legendary guitar players regularly performed at the club, which was located upstairs from the school, and many gave intimate and detailed clinics for the students in the afternoons before the shows. Harrison is a top ranked world class guitarist that is pushing the envelope on Telecaster recor ... View Profile
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Nate Donnis Guitar Lessons

Nate Donnis Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been a professional musician for 8 years. Last year I played over 200 gigs in the San diego and the surrounding areas. My passion for music is driven by the love of songwriting and creativity. My influences include Dave Matthews, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Tom Waits. As a teacher I emphasize technique, quality, and creativity. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio is in South Carlsbad, CA. North County San Diego. Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theo ... View Profile
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Mark Bacilla Guitar Lessons

Mark Bacilla Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach is performance-based. I focus on real playing and improvisation skills. I show my students how to get from the technical to the intuitive. Above all, I believe that playing music should be enjoyable. I have an M.A. in music and decades of experience as a teacher, performer, recording artist, producer, and engineer. My influences are: many My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: my home in Poway, Moze Guitars in La Mesa Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music T ... View Profile
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Austin Mursinna Guitar Lessons

Austin Mursinna Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach a wide range of genres and styles of play, the most important part of my lessons is building up essential skills for any student to become a proficient (or more advanced) player, all while making it as fun as possible, because what it all comes down to is playing and writing to have a good time. My influences are: The Clash are most likely the strongest influence on my playing simply because of their wide range of styles and sounds. Beyond that a lot of Punk, Ska, and Alternative bands with exceptional songwriting. The bands I tend to gravitate towards the most are those with the strongest lyrics, while not sacr ... View Profile
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Glenn Pudick Guitar Lessons

Glenn Pudick Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach each student differently depending upon their skills and goals. I've performed as lead guitarist and bassist in many hundreds of live shows, and I teach students of all ages and skill levels all over San Diego county. My influences are: I started off as a rock, then metal, then country, then jazz, then pop, then original guitar player. I've learned many more styles since then! My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Diego, Del Mar, Solana Beach Guitar Techniques ... View Profile
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Johnny Vernazza Guitar Lessons

Johnny Vernazza Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I've have 45 years as a professional player , extensive recording ,touring and playing venues of all sizes. I teach my students the"roots" of music , so they can develop their own style no matter what level they're in . I set up a plan to suit every ones needs and goals to get them to the next level . I also work with bands for pre-production , as a producer and to rehearse for important shows. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Students homes or studios in North San Diego Co. or South Orange Co. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar ... View Profile
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Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

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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Nick Flores Guitar Lessons

Nick Flores Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Lessons are designed around the needs and desires of the student; a good portion of the first lesson will be spent getting to know the student and what he or she would like to do with the bass. My experience includes playing in a few different bands, styles ranging from rock to gospel, and touring with said bands. I have also recorded in some of S.D.'s finer studios with multiple projects. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Student's homes in various North County cities, my studio in San Marcos. Guitar Techniques: Performance, Improv ... View Profile
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Richard Welty Guitar Lessons

Richard Welty Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have well over 1,000 + charts/transcriptions available, and use C.D. backing tracks that I create, as well as slow-down and pitch shift technology of recordings to help you to really know what is being played by your favorite artist. Specialize in Modal Theory application of scales, as well as major and minor pentatonic usage the easy way to understand and use. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studio #1 at Ozzie's Music in Poway, CA Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Slide Guitar, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Musi ... View Profile
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North County Academy Of Music Performance

North County Academy Of Music Performance

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: North County Academy of Music Performance offers high quality education and an awesome learning environment! Professional guitar instruction that makes learning fun and successful. The main goal of NCAMP is to promote a love of music to students of all ages and to offer a unique, unforgetable experience! Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday - Friday 3pm - 8pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Musi ... View Profile
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Bob Balch Guitar Lessons

Bob Balch Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Bob Balch, lead guitar player for the world famous rock group Fu Manchu is now accepting students. Bob has toured in England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Luxemburg, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and over sixty cities in the United States. Throughout an eleven year touring process Bob's band Fu Manchu has released 7 albums on major labels and shared stages with Green Day, NOFX, Queens of the Stone Age, Chevelle, The Donnas, Iggy Pop, Clutch, C.O.C., Anthrax, Motorhead, Sevendust and more! My influences are: All music! My gui ... View Profile
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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.