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Oceanside Guitar Lessons

Madson Music

Madson Music

5.0 12 Reviews
All styles all levels. I am a musical guru. My 35+ years of experience have given me a unique empathy to understand how my students think and process.
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Bhardwaj Music Academy

Bhardwaj Music Academy

4.5 8 Reviews
at Bhardwaj Music Academy, we believe music is not only a skill, but also an attitude towards life, a way of thinking, a method to express, and a companion along the journey. Through music, people discover themselves; through listening, people understand each other: music brings people together. Based on these beliefs, BMA won’t only be focusing on techniques, but also on keeping and developing student’s passion, discovery and communication. We create a customized lesson program that will ensure maximum results at a pace that works best for student’s goal. Visit - www.BhardwajMusicAcademy.com Email - [email protected] ... View Profile
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Jon Swann Music Lessons

Jon Swann Music Lessons

5.0 7 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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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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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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Dr. I. Raibon

Dr. I. Raibon

5.0 4 Reviews
I have performed live or recorded playing every instrument That I teach. I play 41 instruments I'm a music legend, my music started the "Digital Underground"(Music on the Internet's first world-wide hit)I've studied voice with 2 of the world's most prolific music industry vocal coaches Seth Riggs and Ronald W. Anderson. Who service such artist as Barbara Streinsein, Beth Midler, Stevie Wonder, The late Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys,etc. ... View Profile
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Brenden Malle

Brenden Malle

5.0 4 Reviews
- 4 years of service in the Marine Forces Reserve Band as guitar instrumentalist and alternative Percussuonist.  -graduated the Naval School of Music  -18 years of musical experience. 
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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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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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Savage Myth Guitar Studio

Savage Myth Guitar Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
I have a well-established reputation here in San Diego County; I have been teaching/performing music/guitar for well over 30 years and have taught both public high school and privately.  I am a Classically trained musician having studied formally at Grossmont College and San Diego State University earning my Bachelorof Music degree in 1994 and then beginning a Master's degree in Musicology the following year. I then taught Music/Guitar publicly at West Hills HS in Santee, CA for 3 years all-the-while teaching privately, performing publicly and learning the art of audio recording/mixing  at my home studio in Oceanside, CA (Savage Myt ... View Profile
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Mr. G's Studio

Mr. G's Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
 I am a highly trained, very experienced and versatile teacher and performer.  My approach is systematic in content and curriculum yet flexible and personal.  I believe in being positive and supportive while still challenging students to do their very best. I have had great success with students who have trained with me going. Some have gone on to UCLA and Berklee Schools of Music.  Others are engaged in successful careers in theater, television and recording.  When it comes to Spanish, all my students have achieved A's after tutoring with me.  You can check out my TakeLessons.com profile for details as well as & ... View Profile
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Seth Regan Music

Seth Regan Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Nice to meet you :-) My name is Seth. I am an internationally recognized recording artist with 20 years of professional touring as lead singer and guitarist under my belt. I am also a multiple award winner for Best Live Performer, Best Songwriter, Best Vocalist. I have been playing guitar for over 35 years. Before anything, please know that my approach will start off relaxed and remain relaxed. You are the priority and the key to my teaching is helping you feel comfortable and confident that you CAN! My goal is to start teaching you "WHERE YOU ARE NOW". What I mean is if you've never played guitar, then we'll even start off with the basics ... View Profile
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Giacoletti Music School

Giacoletti Music School

5.0 2 Reviews
Serving North County San Diego for 40 years!   We love teaching students of all ages! Group and private lessons.   Customized curriculum for each student. Proven track record--students learn and advance musically at Giacoletti Music. Performance opportunites during the year so our students can share their music with the community. 
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Norwood Music Studios

Norwood Music Studios

4.0 1 Review
I tailor my lessons to the level of the student. I do my best to keep the lessons relevent and interesting for the student. The Speech Level Singing technique is so effective you will see results in minutes, not weeks or months. I recently had a male, rock singer, who studied with another teacher for two years and never experienced a mix or a head voice. We did it in 15 minutes! In two half-hour sessions, he was singing with ease. ... View Profile
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Ruben De Anda Guitar, Ukulele And Bass Lessons

Ruben De Anda Guitar, Ukulele And Bass Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. From University Professors to Street Corner Musicians, I have gathered much knowledge on how to play music. Applying that knowledge to my guitar playing has opened up many doors of opportunity and has made my life very interesting. One of my talents is to take complicated ideas and convey them in easy to understand ideas for my students. I now wish to share all my knowledge and experiences with you to enjoy a life of music. Students of mine have been able to create their own music to record and perform. Ensembles that I have directed have performed ... View Profile
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Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
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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Derek Bomback

Derek Bomback

5.0 1 Review
Providing customized and fun music lessons for all ages and levels.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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