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The Soul Music Lesson

The Soul Music Lesson

5.0 7 Reviews
Hello, How are you? My name is Aaron! I am a musician, producer, and future music therapists! I play drum, guitar, piano and sing! It has been 6 years ever since I started providing drum lessons. My passion gears towards helping out beginners who has some experience in drum or no experience at all. I have experiences of learning piano from my mom who has been teaching piano over 30 years now. I had to learn piano forcefully when I was young. I honestly learned because I was forced to but never actually enjoyed music as I was learning. I value fun and productive style of lesson the most since I believe students are most engaging when they tast ... View Profile
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PGrether Private Music Lessons

PGrether Private Music Lessons

4.8 5 Reviews
Eclectic String Music is like no other! We design and individualize lesson plans to tailor the learning style of every student. All of our 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 teaching experience has been from the complete beginner to intermediate level. I have recieved awards from a website known as Thumbtack.com amd they are Top Professional and the Best of 2015.  ... View Profile
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Get Off My Lawn Records

Get Off My Lawn Records

5.0 3 Reviews
I've been a guitar player and bass player for 20 years having produced my first album in 1998. I operate a functioning recording studio, CD duplication facility, and independent record label. I am also a working musician.I've been active in both the recording and production side, but also the live performance where I front a jazz combo.I'm offering lessons here with both an academic foundation and a working professional's experience. The goal is always to understand and help the student achieve their goals.  ... View Profile
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California Music Studios

California Music Studios

5.0 3 Reviews
Our work stands out from others because we have a very personal approach to teaching music.  We like to get to know the student's needs and personality before placing with a teacher.
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Dr. Batista Music Studio

Dr. Batista Music Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
We teach piano, guitar, voice, bass, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, flute, composition, music theory and chamber music.  All our instructors are professional musicians and/or have music degrees and love to share their knowledge in a constructive way.  Each student is treated individually and each lesson is customized to their needs.
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Inland Conservatory For The Performing Arts School

Inland Conservatory For The Performing Arts School

5.0 1 Review
The Inland Conservatory For The Performing Arts School (ICPA) is a performing arts education resource dedicated to preserving classic artistic culture while pursuing new and contemporary artist forms. ICPA is a world class performing arts school where a renowned faculty provides instruction in music, dance and theatre arts. ICPA has three Conservatories designed to reach students at every level of their artistic development:     ∙The Conservatory of Music     ∙The Conservatory of Dance     ∙The Conservatory of Theatre ArtsWe have created an artistic but more importantly a practical ― ... View Profile
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Sampen Enterprises

Sampen Enterprises

5.0 1 Review
David Sampen is a multidimensional artist, composer and producer with 25 years experience in the business.  Well known from the famous L.A. rock bands "Expiate", "Sound Library", "As Is", and "80-DO", he is currently collaborating with various Southern Califronia artists on several music projexts as well as maintaining his solo career.   David's parents both have doctorates in Music, so it is no suprise that David had detailed and extensive training as a musician.  He first fell under the spell of Eddie Van Halen before he left elementary school.  David's natural ability, strong work ethic, and thirst for knowledge se ... View Profile
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Music N Smart

Music N Smart

Music N Smart is a music school in Chino. Musical education enriches a student. Not only do they learn discipline, musicianship, they also perform better physically and academically. Our mission at Music N Smart is to bestow these benefits upon our students while teaching them style, form, technique, and appreciation of music. All our instructors are highly qualified and experienced in order to insure quality musical education for your child. We offer group and private music lessons in piano, violin,viola, cello,flute,clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, vocal, guitar and Drum. Allow your child to discover the benefit of music today. ... View Profile
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Irving Diaz Music Lessons

Irving Diaz Music Lessons

Composer with 20 years experience scoring music for film, sound design and technical consulting. Fourteen years experience in various professional environments, using computer-based music production hardware and software, including analog recording equipment. Music teacher with 23 years experience. Extensive knowledge of PC and Mac hardware, operating systems, and music production software. San Bernardino Music School: 4/2001 to 6/2010 Instructor: * Train composers and music producers, in Native Instruments’ software such as Kontakt, Absynth, Battery, FM 7-8 and Guitar Rig. * Teach labs for intermediate and advanced Cubase/Nuendo Music P ... View Profile
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Jazz Meulstee Guitar Lesson

Jazz Meulstee Guitar Lesson

My teaching approach: Start off simple basic chords and scales. developing dexterity in the fingers is something anyone one can do if you put the time in. To be honest I'm not the most patient teacher but if you wanna learn how to play classic rock and blues i can teach you. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: my home Guitar Techniques: Jamming Skills, Performance, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar ... View Profile
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Michael Cook Guitar Lessons

Michael Cook Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I give you the tools you need to play any style any time. I give you exercises in rock, country, blues, folk, and jazz, simply by using formulas found in the number system. My influences are: I have influences such as Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eldon Shamblen, BB King, Albert King, and Freddie King. I also have guitar influences in the range of the 40's, 50's 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and the 21st century. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach in the students homes in the Riverside and Corona areas. Guitar Techniques: Lea ... View Profile
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Clare Atchley Guitar Lessons

Clare Atchley Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I think that the best way to become good at something is to understand the theory underlying it. Besides teaching technique, we will also study music theory. I will not just be using guitar to explain it either; we will use keyboard, wind instruments, and other stringed instruments as well to develop a deeper understanding of what goes on when you play. 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: I live and teach in Lafayette and the surrounding cities. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Mus ... View Profile
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Mike Gross Guitar Lessons

Mike Gross Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: If you want to learn or further yourself on guitar,bass,drums,or vocals we can get you going to the next level... Our teachers are understanding when it comes to the reality that YOU are drawn to learn music that reflects the styles that YOU prefer..Learning an instrument needs to be looked at on an individual,personal basis...In the end,we want YOU to be satisfied and we can get you there..and we as music teachers,adjust the way we teach,what we teach,and how we teach to the desires and goals of "you" the student...whether you like The Beatles,Led Zeppelin,Avenged Sevenfold,Dream Theater My influences are: everything{b ... View Profile
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Steven Steward Guitar Lessons

Steven Steward Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I understand that everyone learns at a different pace and has different expectations of what they'd like to learn, and I teach accordingly. I teach all ages, from four years old to retirement age. I work very well with children. I teach in my home office as well as at the Academy of Music in Murietta, and I am on file, and in good standing, with the DOJ - i am affiliated with a charter school. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, So ... View Profile
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Kenneth Zalke Guitar Lessons

Kenneth Zalke Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Hello my name is a Kenneth, I go by KC, and I've been playing guitar since I was 9 and I am now 18. I was initially classically trained in Spanish and Renaissance styles of guitar for 5 years, and then I played Jazz in a Jazz Ensemble at Ruben S. Ayala High School. I also play in a small band that performs for the County of San Bernardino. I have taught friends and family how to play guitar for a long time, but now taking it professionally in the past 3 months. I aim to teach every student how to read music, helping them to pick up any style of music very quickly and easily. My influences are: My influence is the schoo ... View Profile
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Song Of Songs Music Studio

Song Of Songs Music Studio

Song of Songs music studio provide the most experimetal, excellent, loving care for your sweeet baby one on one for piano, voice, violin and guitar lesson ($35/30 minutes) to nurture student's interesting, enlighten poetential, pursuing the music dream to own an abundent life. Especially our LA LITTLE ANGELS CHILDREN'S CHORALE is the most happy singing family. A lots performance community and TV services to cultivate children's confidence and singing abilities. We won sereval Chorale competition Gold Rating and the top Solo award in 2016 summer. Mrs. Julie Lo is the MA of music degree and has over 30 years experience for leading the chil ... View Profile
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Amy Hite Guitar Lessons

Amy Hite Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Students learn good technique and basic music theory along with building a repertoire of pieces over time. I encourage performances (I organize recitals for students) and concert attendance. I hold a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance and have been teaching and performing since 2005. I work well with people of all ages, backgrounds, and musical abilities and interests My influences are: Classical guitarists such as Andres Segovia, Christopher Parkening, Sharon Isbin, Fernando Sor, and Andrew York. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas ... View Profile
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Marty Druckman Guitar Lessons

Marty Druckman Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Have 8 guitars, acoustic classical and electric .. I teach in my recording studio..I have won two Grammys ..toured with a lot of big names My influences are: From George Harrison , Hendrix. Wes Montgomery too many to mention My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Mon thru sat am. Hours vary. From 10am thru 7 at night Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Song Writing, Recording and Production Your first guitar lesson with me might include the follow ... View Profile
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Aaron Glines Guitar Lessons

Aaron Glines Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Hello! My name is Aaron and I have been playing guitar for over ten years. I teach children and adults of all ages including true-beginner and intermediate players. All lessons include, but are not limited to: personal instruction, learning materials, learn chords, learning scales, finger strength/dexterity exercises and customized lesson plans to both meet the students needs and peek their interest. My influences are: Stars, The Knife, MGMT, Muse, Nirvana, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Portishead, Bjork, Jimi Hendrix, Gorillaz, Depeche Mode, Tapioca and the Flea, Radiohead, Rollin ... View Profile
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Mark (Smokey) Stover Guitar Lessons

Mark (Smokey) Stover Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I've played from California to Florida in groups, played Classic Rock; Blues; Slide guitar; working on Jazz for several years. As a teacher for over 15 years I take students right to where they want to go, to soloing and improvisation, I list the the (Theory) ideas from where the music is originating. I have experience in Rock: Metal; country; alternate-tunings and use acoustic and electric idoms. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales ... View Profile
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Mark Robinson Guitar Lessons

Mark Robinson Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: As a Musicians Institute GIT graduate, my method is designed to get beginners playing right away. The method enables ALL students to play what they see and hear. Topics Taught: Basics, finger exercises, Music theroy, music reading. Modal theroy, Tonal centers, improvisation and Musicial etiquette. I am very supportive and teach to the students skill level. All ages. All styles. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Currently I teach in the Lake Elsinore / Temecula Valley area... PlayGuitarUSA. Guitar Techniques: Song Writing ... View Profile
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Jeff Brent Guitar Lessons

Jeff Brent Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been teaching for many years and it is extremely rewarding to witness my students progress towards mastery of the guitar. Not every professional guitarist is capable of teaching. It requires the ability to take complex subjects and break them down into bite size pieces. Coupled with my love of teaching is the realization that it is my calling. My influences are: Hendrix, Page, SRV, BB, Buddy Guy, EVH, Vai, Batio, Django, Jobim My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday thru Thursday 10am - 9pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm ... View Profile
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Mike Wayne Guitar Lessons

Mike Wayne Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: New students get started on day one learning how to make chords and play songs. Music theory is part of the learning and provides a solid foundation for the guitarist to be. I have been teaching students how to play songs on the guitar since 1978, I have played professionally since 1977; I have performed on Radio and TV. I have played Clubs from California to Texas. Now I enjoy teaching full time. My influences are: The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Merle Haggard, John Denver, The Eagles to name a few. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's ... View Profile
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Alvin Castro Guitar Lessons

Alvin Castro Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach guitar from a reading, technique, and performance approach. I believe that these three aspects of music are inseparable. I have been teaching and performing since 2003. I hold a Master of Music degree in Jazz and Classical Guitar Performance. I have taught students at all levels and from ages 6 and up. My influences are: Larry Carlton, Mike Stern, Paul Jackson Jr., John Wiliams, Andres Segovia, Christopher Parkening, Doyle Dykes, Phil Keggy, and Tommy Emmanuel. 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: Ontario, Glendora ... View Profile
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Chris Butter Guitar Lessons

Chris Butter Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Customized lesson plans for your musical goals! With over 25 years playing experience and more than 15 years teaching, recording and touring, I know I can help you achieve your goals while learning the songs and music in the style YOU want to play. Some of the possibilities are: Electric and Acoustic Technique, Music Reading, Music Theory, Multiple Styles, Sounds and Techniques, My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Son ... View Profile
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Keith The Guitar Guy

Keith The Guitar Guy

Whether you want to be able to play cool campfire songs or play face peeling guitar solos - I'm the guy! Whether you have never picked up a guitar before or are experienced and want to advance - I'm the guy! My goal is to have you playing your favorite music as quickly and ACCURATELY as possible. Rock, Blues, Country and everything in between. I also have a background in teaching and I use those skills to help you advance quickly and with a lot of FUN! I have over 30 years of lead and rhythm guitar experience performing both live and in the studio. I'm not that old - just started young!!! :-) I teach all styles, to all ages and to all s ... View Profile
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Alex Henderson Private Guitar Lessons At Your Home

Alex Henderson Private Guitar Lessons At Your Home

* PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS BY PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN AND INSTRUCTOR. CLASSES AT YOUR HOME OR AT MY STUDIO. * LEARN TO PLAY ACOUSTIC OR ELECTRIC GUITAR IN A EASY-TO-LEARN AND FUN METHOD, AND AT YOUR OWN PACE. * LEARN ALL YOUR FAVORITE SONGS ON GUITAR, ROCK & POP STYLES FROM THE '70s TO TODAY'S MUSIC... The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Green Day, Guns & Roses, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Bruno Mars, and many more! * LESSONS IDEAL FOR KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS, AND FOR ALL LEVELS... EVERYONE IS WELCOME! ... View Profile
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Ed Harrill Guitar Lessons

Ed Harrill Guitar Lessons

Are you a beginner looking to improve as quickly as you can? Are you struggling to change chords fluently? Can you play a few chords but feel like you're stuck and not improving? Have you tried surfing the web for lessons and ended up overwhelmed and flummoxed? Would you love to learn to play your favorite songs and perhaps even learn how to write some of your own? Starting to play guitar poses a unique set of challenges-even getting a single note out is physically challenging in the beginning, and this can be very frustrating. But there are ways to eliminate trial and error so that every time you pick up your guitar, you're getting ... View Profile
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Bruce Graham Guitar Lessons

Bruce Graham Guitar Lessons

My name is Bruce, and I am a skilled, calm and professional guitar tutor based in Ontario, CA. I’ve been studying the guitar for eleven years. I offer affordable guitar lessons for all ages and any style ranging from acoustic pop to blues/rock/metal. Chords, soloing, technique, songwriting or theory. Easy-going, friendly and effective teaching methods can help you quickly master a new skill. I can teach you everything you need to know, but the lessons will be centered around you, your style, and what you want to learn. Please contact me for details.Bruce Graham. ... View Profile
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Brian Kaminskas Guitar Lessons

Brian Kaminskas Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Use of traditional materials combined with Technology. My influences are: Same as anybody...Johnd Scofield, Mayer, SRV, Classical Guitarists, and most jazz artists 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: In studio or in your home! Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Individua ... View Profile
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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.