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Irvine Guitar Lessons

Anthony Cortez Guitar Lessons

Anthony Cortez Guitar Lessons

4.9 10 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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Guitar Lessons OC / Mitchell Townsend

Guitar Lessons OC / Mitchell Townsend

5.0 10 Reviews
I have 25 years of professional experience playing guitar, lap steel, mandolin and bass on countless recordings and stages around the world, with recording and performing credits ranging from Dave Grohl's Grammy award -winning documentary film "Sound City" to Jack Johnson's "Let It Be Sung". With an obvious abundance of available instructors to choose from, I feel that my resume from years of experience as a full-time professional instrumentalist in the music industry speaks for itself. With Guitar Lessons Orange County, emphasis is focused on making learning how to play an instrument a fun experience as opposed to tedious and confusing, whil ... 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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PGrether Private Music Lessons

PGrether Private Music Lessons

4.9 7 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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The Tinturin Music Studio

The Tinturin Music Studio

5.0 7 Reviews
Now serving three locations: Camarillo (piano), Rancho Santa Margarita (guitar), and Capistrano Beach (piano). Trained by top international artists, and having international performiance experience myself, I have been teaching guitar of all styles (mainly classical) since high school to beginners through advanced students on and off for over 50 years. Classical Guitar is my specialty. I love helping beginners realize they can really do it. And I really love helping advanced players and performers polish their musicianship and artistry, and bring out their true passion in their playing. I was a winner of the Young Musicians Foundation Competit ... View Profile
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Arnie Vilches - Guitarist For The Stars.

Arnie Vilches - Guitarist For The Stars.

5.0 5 Reviews
I have over 35 years of experience in the music business. I have traveled the world with several Grammy award winning artists as their lead guitarist. I know what it takes to be a successful musician/artist. I come to your place for a 1 on 1 lesson in the comfort of your home. I tailor my lesson plan to exactly what you want to learn. From Classical to Rock’n Roll I am an expert in many styles of music. I provide all the material you need to learn how to play your instrument. I make it interesting and fun. No one is too young or too old to learn how to play music!  ... View Profile
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Roos Music

Roos Music

5.0 5 Reviews
Roos Music is the top rated music school in San Clemente. With over 100 Five-Star Google reviews and over 40 Five-Star Yelp reviews, we stand out. Why do students and families love our studio? A few of the many reasons: -All teachers are FBI background checked, well qualified and are motivated to give their best. We only hire those teachers who are child-safe, talented and have the personality that loves teaching. If they don’t match any of these qualifications, we don’t hire them. -All our lessons are recorded on HD cameras and displayed in our lobby. That means parents can enjoy seeing their child’s lesson while affording ... View Profile
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Wise Rock Studio

Wise Rock Studio

5.0 4 Reviews
Hello, My name is James Wise. I was positively influenced on guitar when I was 13. I immediately recognized the beautiful potential of music. As I grew up, I also grew with the guitar. I started playing professionally in LA and Hollywood clubs when I was 16. At the same time I was playing more formally in local jazz bands. I soon found myself working towards my degree in music theory, while also taking lessons from a well known jazz guitar player legend. I've used this knowledge to teach at some of the following locations: The world reknown Academy Of Performing Arts, Music Maker & Wise Rock Studio.  In my 20's I continued to play pr ... 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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Sharon's Music Lessons

Sharon's Music Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Everyone learns differently. Your or your child's style of learning will be taken and used to your advantage. This makes learning your new instrument easy and fun.
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J. Bayless Music

J. Bayless Music

5.0 3 Reviews
As a qualified music instructor in Orange County, I have had the privilege to help countless individuals reach and exceed their goals for over 30 years. 
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Bravo Academy Of Music

Bravo Academy Of Music

5.0 3 Reviews
Our approach is to develop each student’s musical mind and heart by showing them how easy it is to learn to play an instrument.  CALL OR TEXT 562.774.2224
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Get Off My Lawn Records

Get Off My Lawn Records

5.0 3 Reviews
I've been a guitar player and bass player for 20 years having produced my first album in 1998. I operate a functioning recording studio, CD duplication facility, and independent record label. I am also a working musician.I've been active in both the recording and production side, but also the live performance where I front a jazz combo.I'm offering lessons here with both an academic foundation and a working professional's experience. The goal is always to understand and help the student achieve their goals.  ... 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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Guitar Lessons Orange County

Guitar Lessons Orange County

5.0 2 Reviews
My name is Timur Duel, I am a classically trained guitarist and teacher with 20 years of experience teaching music. I attended children's music school in former Soviet Union and later continued my studies at Tel Aviv Music Academy in Israel for B.Mus I have been living and teaching in Orange County, California since 2003. You can listen to my music samples and read more about my lessons by visiting my website http://www.timurduel.com Please also watch these videos of my students performing at various occasions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etFGua7lUnw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxI5D3xSCqQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkuWbVrHZcM& ... 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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Daniel Larrea

Daniel Larrea

5.0 2 Reviews
Whether you are a kid or an adult, complete beginner or intermediate player.I am happy to help you with your core desires, challenges and goals for guitar and music. Take this opportunity and you will be on your way to achieving your goals.
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Eutonic School Of Music

Eutonic School Of Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Eutonic Music is a music school which offers instruction on piano, guitar, violin, cello, saxophone, ukelele, flute, and music theory.  We also train for Certificate of Merit Evaluations by the Music Teachers Association of California, as well as Trinity College, and the Royal Conservatory. Angela Yu is the Executive Director of Eutonic Music and holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Hartford with an MBA from National University.   ... View Profile
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Guitar Prodigy

Guitar Prodigy

5.0 2 Reviews
As a teacher of guitar, piano, ukulele and voice with 15 years of teaching of experience, I am commited to my students.  I don't overbook myself to make sure that my students get 100% of my attention. I am an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music and have my MA in teaching. It is the greatest priveledge to pass on my love of music to the next generation.  I am looking forward to working with you!
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Mark Smith Guitar Lessons

Mark Smith Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I studied with Joe Pass, Ron Eschete' and Segovia protoge' Eric Henderson. I also studied at UCLA. My approach varies with each student. Some want to learn theory, some songs, some to read. I believe working on the students goals works best, and usually leads to the student wanting to learn more aspects of music. I have been a professional musician since age fifteen. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach out of Coast Band Music in Mission Viejo Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal A ... 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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Greg Richardson Music Studios

Greg Richardson Music Studios

5.0 1 Review
I always cater the lesson to the needs and passions of the individual student.  Everyone has a different style of learning and a unique taste in music.
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Donovan Raitt Guitar Lessons

Donovan Raitt Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Donovan Raitt has been teaching guitar since the age of 18, and has continued teaching lessons in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas since 2001. Mr. Raitt earned  his bachelor's degree in guitar performance at the University of Southern California's prestigious Studio/Jazz Guitar program as a recipient of the Paul LaRose Memorial guitar scholarship and completed a Masters of Music at Cal State Long Beach, where he studied with Jazz guitar legend Ron Eschete.  In 2006, Mr. Raitt accepted a position of Adjunct Professor of Guitar at Concordia University, Irvine, where he has developed and successfully implemented their 4 year gui ... View Profile
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Laguna Hills Music Academy

Laguna Hills Music Academy

5.0 1 Review
We provide quality musical instruction for all ages, levels, and styles. Our goal is to help our students fall in love with music through positive reinforcement. Our teachers are university trained and have professional performance experience. Most importantly, we only hire teachers that possess a positive and nurturing attitude combined with a true love for helping others to develop their ability to play music! A FEW MORE THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: - We are open late to help with adult students and kids in sports. - We have optional recitals - Always plenty of parking in our huge lot - We use the latest technology to aid in our teaching, schedu ... View Profile
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Soundscape Music Studios

Soundscape Music Studios

5.0 1 Review
We at Soundscape Music Studios dedicate our time so we can bestow the gift of music upon you and your loved ones. Take a step into developing your musical mind so you can harmonize with the world! We offer piano, keyboard, electric bass, voice, guitar, violin and drum lessons for students from 5 – 105, from beginner to advanced. We teach ALL styles of music from classical to contemporary to jazz to funk and blues. We believe that a well rounded musical education enhances the human mind! ... View Profile
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Sampen Enterprises

Sampen Enterprises

5.0 1 Review
David Sampen is a multidimensional artist, composer and producer with 25 years experience in the business.  Well known from the famous L.A. rock bands "Expiate", "Sound Library", "As Is", and "80-DO", he is currently collaborating with various Southern Califronia artists on several music projexts as well as maintaining his solo career.   David's parents both have doctorates in Music, so it is no suprise that David had detailed and extensive training as a musician.  He first fell under the spell of Eddie Van Halen before he left elementary school.  David's natural ability, strong work ethic, and thirst for knowledge se ... View Profile
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Orange County Music School

Orange County Music School

Orange County Music School is a multiple award-winning music school in Tustin, Orange County CA. Over 300 students take lessons here each week! Students drive from places as far as San Diego to Los Angeles to take lessons with us. We offer lessons from age 4 to adult. Our dedicated teachers under the guidence of Director and Founder of Stella Kotova are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, highly professional teachers , all of our teachers have Master Degree and higher. We are an international faculty that shares common goal of bringing music into lives of our students. Take lessons at a professional music academy with teachers and office staff ... View Profile
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Dave Aguirre Guitar Lessons

Dave Aguirre Guitar Lessons

I am a Rock'n'Roll guitar player, heavily blues influenced, with tastes in Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. I've got 20+ years experience playing onstage and recording studios in various bands. I enjoy listening to all styles/genres of music/guitar playing and would love to work with you in finding and developing your own sound.
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Matt Knelman

Matt Knelman

My teaching approach: I have almost 10 years of teaching experience and I am an alumnus of Berklee College of Music. I am a fun but serious teacher and have taught students from ages 7 to 57. I would say I am not your conventional type of teacher and I don’t have one specific book that I base your lessons on. I draw from my extensive experience as a teacher and performer to give you a unique and fresh approach to learning the guitar that many teachers just can’t offer. I want my students to be inspired, positive learners and fearless players. I will make you a better musician not just a better guitar player. My influences are: There are so ... View Profile
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Mark Hamrock Guitar Lessons

Mark Hamrock Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have developed a system over 15 years of teaching and thousands of lessons that works great for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. I like to custom tailor each lesson and the overall learning plan for each student depending on age, music preference, and realistic time availability for practice. My influences are: Too many My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Sunday - Friday Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Slide Guitar Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: In 5 minutes A guitar lesson with me might e ... 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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