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Top 10 guitar teachers in Los Angeles, CA

Students agree: these Los Angeles guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
35 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Marcola C. says, "My teacher Hatem E. is excellent, patient, and perceived. I feel like I am getting more than my money's worth." Read more
Chris Rockaway

Chris Rockaway

5.0Exceptional(7)
7+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Enrico K. says, "I have been taking guitar lessons with Chris for seven months and I can confidently say that he is the best teacher I have ever had. He is very experienced in playing and teaching guitar, and he has a personalized approach that suits my needs and goals. He is located in a convenient area, and he is very flexible with scheduling. He communicates clearly and effectively, and he always gives me constructive feedback and encouragement. He has helped me improve my skills and confidence in playing different genres of music. He has also taught me a lot about music theory. He has a passion for music and teaching, and he always makes the lessons fun and engaging. He is not only a great teacher, but also a great mentor: I enjoy my weekly lessons with him. I highly recommend Chris to anyone who wants to learn guitar or improve their musical abilities." Read more
Phil V | Guitar & Bass Lessons

Phil V | Guitar & Bass Lessons

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Jose C. says, "He's extremely talented at what he does and is very patient with his students. He notices mistakes very quickly and helps you correct them immediately to assure your best guitar playing. I've had a lot of fun learning with Phil and I'm excited to learn more!" Read more
Bill Burnett Creative Enterprises

Bill Burnett Creative Enterprises

4.9Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
47+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Tony L. says, "Very kind thoughtful and knowledgeable. Very supportive and offered helpful useful and inspiring encouragement" Read more
Lorenzo Breda

Lorenzo Breda

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Hi, my name is Lorenzo Breda and I am a professional guitarist and media composer. My amazing journey into music led me to earn a degree in Jazz Guitar at the Conservatorio Vivaldi in Italy and a more recent one in Jazz Composition and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music, in Boston. Throughout my career, I have played with several artists, ranging from pop to jazz, refining my skills and fulfilling my passion for being on stage. Additionally, I am currently active in the scene as a composer for media, which has helped me to develop my music production and composition skills. In my role as a teacher, I have learned how to share all my k
Elite Musique, LLC

Elite Musique, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Rena B. says, "My daughter has connected with her teacher and has in turn gained confidence which has lifted her general mood and well-being. She looks forward to her weekly lessons and enjoys playing her piano in her spare time, creating new music each week!" Read more
Glendale, CA Guitar Lessons

Glendale, CA Guitar Lessons

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Chris S. says, "I am an older guy who has actually been playing guitar since my teens. But like many, I didn't play much at all throughout most of my life. Got back into it a few years ago, and decided to get serious about upgrading my skills. Sort of an old dog learning some new tricks. Randy is a great teacher! He is patient and perceptive. He doesn't just regurgitate a formulaic set of lessons, but he really looked at the skills I already had, then tailored his instruction to build on that. He showed me several techniques that were superior to what I had been doing, and designed a practice regimen that targets my particular goals. I'm already playing MUCH better, and it's only been four weeks. And I feel like there is great potential progress in my future. Randy Garcia is an excellent choice if you want guitar instruction!" Read more
La-Ti-Do Music Lessons

La-Ti-Do Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Good music lessons are about helping students PERFORM any piece of music they want. GREAT music lessons are about helping students DISCOVER more music to achieve a wider musical vocabulary. I teach Piano, Guitar, and Violin. I have taughts students at Yale and Brown University. I focus on getting to performing pieces as quickly as possible, using drills and music theory. I love music myself, and I love seeing students improve in their music skills! Everything about this work is rewarding!...
Joe Manuel

Joe Manuel

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Denise R. says, "Joe has worked with my daughter for sometime and she is now playing 2 instruments (piano and guitar). He has taught my daughter the fundamental concepts of music theory which is very vital. This allows the students to learn the musical grammar to be able to communicate musical ideas effectively. Joe is positive, patient and encouraging, but Joe will call you out when you don’t practice, which in my book is great because my daughter knows she needs to be ready when meeting with Joe. He is also flexible to work around our schedules when possible. He is truly amazing music instructor. This picture shows one of her very first practices." Read more

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 Los Angeles guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Colin F.
They come to you and make learning so convenient! It's the best way to learn any instrument. They have the best list of instructors and are so easy to work with!
Traveling Music Lessons, CA
Victor G.
Hes very knowledgeable in all genres and knows how to start you off as a new student or even a seasoned player. I love that i can come in and choose whatever genre i want to learn and come out with scales and exercises to make me such a better player. Patient and very friendly. No teacher like him. Truly the best! Thank you!!
Chris Rockaway
Mark N.
Phil has been great giving our son guitar lessons for several months now. He's patient and customizes each lesson for our son, focusing on the style of music/songs he likes to play. Phil communicates well, is friendly and really cares about passing on his knowledge.
Phil V | Guitar & Bass Lessons
Jimmy L.
He is very concerned about making sure your creative vision comes to life in the best way possible. He has incredibly insightful advice but never tries to insert his ego into your project. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants to see them succeed.
Bill Burnett Creative Enterprises
David E.
Randy works with you, super knowledgeable, nicest person, patient, and answers all the questions. Can't recommend enough.
Glendale, CA Guitar Lessons
Frankie M.
He is a very knowledgeable, informative, and inspiring Teacher. His voice is amazing! Also a kind and patient teacher. Which is helpful when learning a new skill. Really great at communicating and explaining the techniques.
Joe Manuel
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