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Top 10 guitar teachers in La Mesa, CA

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Rockin Fun Music Lessons

Rockin Fun Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves La Mesa, CA
Dayne P. says, "Would highly recommend James. The lesson plan he provided was incredibly helpful in helping me improve my bass skills and he's very great at communicating points to improvement. He's a great resource for all things bass" Read more
Traveling Music Lessons - In Person In Your Home!

Traveling Music Lessons - In Person In Your Home!

5.0Exceptional(14)
8 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves La Mesa, CA
Rene' M. says, "If you are looking for a piano instructor for yourself or, as in my case for a child. Let me HIGHLY recommend Daniel Castro. My son is 13 and has 3 levels of the bastien method under his belt, taught to him by his father. My criteria for an instructor was that he have some jazz background along with classical, as well as pop and rock etc. In other words fully rounded. I wanted someone who could ignite give my son the fundamentals that would allow him to open his ears and heart and create. And most of all my son had to like him. Bullseye. Daniel is a multi instrumentalist who has a love for exploring music in all its forms. He too is a student always learning. In my case Daniel has used jazz and blues as the entry way. We are 3 lessons in and he has my son swinging. Which in jazz is the life blood. I listen from afar to each lesson and I can hear that Daniel is patiently and intuitively laying a foundation block by block that will provide a launch pad for my son to not only explore music as it is, but also unlock his own inner creativety through improvisation. As well as the fundamentals that will allow my son to move in whichever direction he wishes to take it should he decide to continue with music later on. I hear my son opening up on the piano now when he practices and its only lesson 3.Daniel does it in such a warm, unhurried, encouraging manner that it is almost a peer to peer relationship. Daniel is intellegient, professional, very personable and always a gentleman. And I appreciate that. Whatever discipline you or your child are pursuing, I have no doubt that Daniel Castro can instinctually provide you a personal, customized lesson plan to move you towards your destination. My highest regard." Read more
Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

5.0Exceptional(20)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves La Mesa, CA
Leslie R. says, "Aaron is an amazing teacher. He made the impossible possible: He taught me not just how to play the instrument, but how to create music! Aaron’s relaxed, yet professional teaching style, friendly, positive demeanor, keen interest in what I want to learn, his enthusiasm and his unsurpassed knowledge of how to play the guitar make him a priceless teacher! His approach does not feel cookie-cutter or generic; I really feel like he’s tuned into what I want to do, which translates into learning a lot in a very short time. Mostly, he really makes playing the guitar fun, and that's why I'm here and why I highly recommend him." Read more
FUN Private/Group Lessons With Certified Teacher

FUN Private/Group Lessons With Certified Teacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves La Mesa, CA
Rebecca Nakamura teaches private piano and music theory lessons in El Cajon, CA (San Diego County). She charges a low monthly rate for weekly half-hour lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. 45-minute and hour-long lessons may also be arranged and are recommended for older and/or more advanced students. A FREE trial lesson/consultation is offered! Rebecca has a Bachelor of Music degree from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Piano: Professional Studies. Rebecca has been teaching professionally since February 2008 and absolutely loves her 75+ students! Rebecca is a member of the Music Teacher's Association of C...
MadChair

MadChair

5.0Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
15 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves La Mesa, CA
Lexx Andrew M. says, "Bryson is an awesome teacher and overall a really cool dude. He tailors each lesson to the students individual needs and goals. Get some lessons here and you'll be jamming in no time." Read more
Nico Miguel Guitar

Nico Miguel Guitar

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves La Mesa, CA
Cultivate your guitar skills in a way that is fundamental and healthy I'm a seasoned professional based in the Southern California area, regularly playing all sorts of gigs: accompanying songwriters and wedding/top 40's bands, providing solo guitar background music, and leading my own jazz trio. My warm, insightful, and precise teaching style is informed by over a decade of teaching experience in academic, private, and ministry settings. I'm an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University Irvine, and coach all kinds of ensembles on campus. I regularly music direct and lead workshops for local creatives and worship teams.
California Music Lessons

California Music Lessons

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves La Mesa, CA
Daniel C. says, "My piano instructor is John Bennett with CMS, and he's great. He's reinvigorated my desire to play the piano better and that is worth its weight in gold. " Read more
Private Teacher

Private Teacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves La Mesa, CA
Live performances in USA and Mexico ,30years on the road... 52years of experience, recorded more the 48 cds Musical job it means everything in my life,it feeds my soul,keeps me going.

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 La Mesa guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the La Mesa area.
Ryan T.
We have had a great experience with TML - they have been responsive, engaged and helpful as we identified a music teacher who could come to our home to teach our 10 and 12 year old. Their first lessons with Michelle was excellent. Her enthusiasm was infectious and she was able to offer clear age-appropriate instruction. We look forward to continuing the lessons.
Traveling Music Lessons - In person in your home!
Dennis K.
Aaron has a unique understanding of instruction how the style of teaching should conform to the individual student. Aaron is deeply concerned about the student's Goals and Expectations and creates a learning experience that is individualized for the student. Not the cookbook approach. His agenda is your agenda as he helps you to achieve your goals. I am retired and decided to try my hand again in trying to learn the guitar, after having tried several teachers in the past. Aaron imparts quality as he teaches the guitar skills and musical theory. I highly very happy with Aaron as my selection to be my Guitar Instructor and highly recommend him if you on the search.
Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar and Theory Instruction
Don D.
I started Playing at 50 off and on but know that I have retired I can pursue my dream. Bryson did the first 3 things a teacher must do, Listen, Listen, Listen. to what my drive and level of my playing is. He has started putting My Lesson plan together to fit me and my ability. In my past life I was a corporate trainer for Sysco Food Service and trained 100s of salespeople and Bryson has it down, if you want to learn this is your last stop
MadChair
Donna
My daughter takes lessons with Cal Music and has taken voice, piano and guitar lessons. In the years she has taken lessons, she has learned alot and had many wonderful teachers. The performances have given her confidence beyond what I though they would. I would highly recommend this studios for beginners and advanced students. I have recently decided to try to learn to sing as well and they found me the perfect teacher who makes me feel comfortable and I love my lessons also. We will be long time students here and would not go anywhere else.
California Music Lessons
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