Find a guitar teacher in Petaluma, CA

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Top 10 guitar teachers in Petaluma, CA

Students agree: these Petaluma guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Holly Rudin Braschi

Holly Rudin Braschi

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Petaluma, CA
Blanca P. says, "She knows music well and takes the time to explain it well to children, including music theory. In my experience many children music instructors skip the theory because they only want to show the kids plying, but this leads to weak musicians. If you want your child to be a strong musician, Holly is the right instructor!" Read more
Guitar Mysteries Unlocked By John's Lessons

Guitar Mysteries Unlocked By John's Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Petaluma, CA
I have been teaching and playing guitar for many years. I am highly qualified in chord and scale theory plus I can teach lots of pop tunes and jazz tunes. I can show you how to find notes on the neck quickly plus I can help you with your technique but I always keep the lessons fun and entertaining. I teach over skype which I have done a bit in the past and I come to your house. I have excellent references from the schools and from my students, both present and past.


New on Lessons
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves Petaluma, CA
I have well over two decades of experience in person and online. I was trained as a Certificate of Merit student in Classical, including theory and technique. Uniquely, I tailor lessons to your goals. MUSIC first (theory secondarily). I teach all levels and popular genres! I can easily teach chord method, ear-training, improvisation, songwriting. I also teach guitar, ukulele and am an experienced vocal coach. I write and record in several genres as well and I am a creativity coach.

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 Petaluma guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Petaluma area.
Dani G.
My daughter Kennedy just loves Ms Holly and has learned So much in just a couple months of practicing piano with her.
Holly Rudin Braschi
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