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National City 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! In addition, he tailors the lessons to fit your goals and desires for your instrument, whether it be piano, guitar, and or voice! (Many of his students take lessons on two instruments, for example ... View Profile
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MadChair

MadChair

5.0 11 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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Mike Ruggirello’s Guitar Instruction

Mike Ruggirello’s Guitar Instruction

5.0 11 Reviews
I am number one on Yelp.  https://yelp.to/qTKq/H8qiHC29dO
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Eclectic String Online Music Lessons

Eclectic String Online Music Lessons

4.9 7 Reviews
***Attention Please: All mobile music lessons are temporarily not offered at this time due to the health and safety concerns of COVID-19. There is still a great opportunity to obtain music lessons in the comfort of your own home through Online-Live-Interactive Lessons. Thank You. *** Eclectic String Music Lessons is like no other! Individualized lesson plans are tailored to the learning style of every student. All of 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 name is Paul Grether and I take great pride in the attention, commitment, an ... View Profile
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Ian Owen Music Instructor

Ian Owen Music Instructor

5.0 6 Reviews
I have been teaching at Moze Guitars for 15 years.  Each lesson is crafted for the individual student.  I don't work out of a "guitar lesson book".  I create each lesson based on the students interest and skill level. Enjoyment of the instrument first and formost.  I want my students to enjoy playing guitar as much as I do. I play in a number of local Bands and perform regularly.  If students are interested in playing with other musicians I regularly pair them up and have students performing.  Playing infront of an audience can really take your playing to the next level. ... 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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Jon Swann Music Lessons

Jon Swann Music Lessons

5.0 6 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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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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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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Rice Music

Rice Music

5.0 5 Reviews
UPDATE:  Due to the state of the world, I am offering your first 30 minute lesson for FREE!!  I offer this because times are tough for everyone, and this is an oppurtinity for you to see if I will be a good fit for you as a teacher without having to spend an arm and a leg in the process!  I am also doing lessons via Skype or Zoom if you would prefer staying distanced. I've been doing both of these platforms for some time, so I have all of the kinks worked out!!  Please email me for more information. :) Not only do I bring a personal approach and teach the student what they want to know, I bring a philosophical approach to ... 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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Captgoose Music

Captgoose Music

5.0 3 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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Robert Wetzel School Of Guitar Artistry

Robert Wetzel School Of Guitar Artistry

5.0 3 Reviews
Hello aspiring guitar player! I have vast experience (over thirty years) teaching beginners to highly advanced guitar players and I enjoy helping anyone who has a desire to learn how to play guitar and improve upon whatever they might already know about playing music for the guitar. My specialty is the classical guitar style, but I also take students who are interested in learning about or improving upon aspects of general guitar playing used for other styles of music as well. Topics included in my guitar instruction for you include: Development in left and right-hand finger techniques, improvement or learning about reading music notation for ... View Profile
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Montesano Music

Montesano Music

5.0 3 Reviews
Dedicated to the creative development of songwriters, Montesano Music provides coaching in song development and music theory, with a focus on guitar. With a personalized approach to teaching, Paul customizes each session, adapting songs to individual style and vocal range. With performance and recording as the ultimate goal, Momtesano Music produces tracks for singers and songwriters who are ready to share their talents. Paul received an Emmy award in 2010 for compositions and recordings created for the Wonderland series seen on PBS. ... 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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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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Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

5.0 2 Reviews
I have 25 years of experience both as a music educator and working musician. I received both of my degrees from the University of New Orleans and gained the majority of my experience by living and participating in the colorful music scene in New Orleans. Now in San Diego I'm excited to share my passion for music and my diverse experience across many styles of music and guitar playing. I have a broad background, from 1930's gypsy swing, funk, afro-beat, contemporary jazz, and I've even spent time in gigging top-40 wedding bands and can help you learn how to perform. My lessons focus on ear training and technique, learning to recognize and repr ... View Profile
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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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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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Frank's Guitar, Bass, Piano, And Music Lessons!

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

5.0 1 Review
We at Frank's 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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Travis G Guitar Lessons

Travis G Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My service is small but personal. I only try to take on a few students at a time to specialize and really get to know what you want and need. 
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Alan's Basic Guitar Lessons

Alan's Basic Guitar Lessons

4.0 1 Review
I've been playing guitar for 5 years, I've been in a couple bands and I've taken a few music and guitar classes.  
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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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STRINGWORX

STRINGWORX

5.0 1 Review
I use a naturally progressive teaching method as taught to me at the Conservatory of Music at University of Missouri known as The Vertical Truth, which is incredibly effective and fun. I also teach any students interested in learning about such aspects as recording, live performance, promoting your music, building a great band, navigating the music industry, how to stand out from the crowd and be memorable, voice, bass, drums, keys, other stringed instruments, improvisation, accompaniment, sight-reading, and managing your money. I have been in music since early childhood. I play 11 instruments proficiently and I'm fluent in all styles of Guit ... View Profile
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Derek Bomback

Derek Bomback

5.0 1 Review
Providing customized and fun music lessons for all ages and levels.
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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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Damon Yakoubian's Guitar And Music Lessons

Damon Yakoubian's Guitar And Music Lessons

My teaching approach: I take great pride and joy in teaching and playing guitar. Through my own 20+ years of playing I've developed my own style of teaching that is geared towards starting students off playing the songs they want 1st lesson. I aim to get my students playing well in the shortest amount of time possible. I am very patient and believe in making guitar lessons fun and productive for every student. My influences are: Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Led Zeppelin, were the bands the got me into playing guitar. I'd say almost every band I grew up with to current bands are all somewhat influential. My guitar lessons take place in: ... 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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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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