Find a electric guitar lessons in San Diego, CA

Find electric guitar lessons in San Diego, CA

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Top 10 electric guitar lessons in San Diego, CA

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Steven Elster PhD, Classical And Folk Guitar, Music Theory And Sight Reading  Lessons

Steven Elster PhD, Classical And Folk Guitar, Music Theory And Sight Reading Lessons

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
53+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
George C. says, "I huge endorsement for Steven. You are learning from a concert performer that is purely focused on your success. You will enjoy listening to him play as much as learning yourself. He has endless patients to ensure that you are building the fundamentals needed to reach your goals. Many teachers will let you short cut your way through the learning process which may have you playing a specific melody faster. However, you will build a bunch of bad habits that will limit your potential, slow you down, and ultimately another teacher will have to fix later. Don’t delay…get started…just pick up the guitar for 15 minutes a day to start and follow his direction." Read more
Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Leslie R. says, "Aaron is an amazing teacher. He made the impossible possible: He taught me not just how to play the instrument, but how to create music! Aaron’s relaxed, yet professional teaching style, friendly, positive demeanor, keen interest in what I want to learn, his enthusiasm and his unsurpassed knowledge of how to play the guitar make him a priceless teacher! His approach does not feel cookie-cutter or generic; I really feel like he’s tuned into what I want to do, which translates into learning a lot in a very short time. Mostly, he really makes playing the guitar fun, and that's why I'm here and why I highly recommend him." Read more
A Dawn Of Music Studios

A Dawn Of Music Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
My teaching approach: Students fly in from Europe and Japan to take lessons with A Dawn Of Music Studios. We offer lessons for all ages and levels in our 3 studio locations, serving all of San Diego County. Group Voice and Guitar Classes are available, as well as live video lessons. My influences are: Classics, Country, Mexican, and Metal My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-9pm Guitar Techniques: Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading...
Scott Humphries Music Lessons

Scott Humphries Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I teach beginning music lessons for Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Piano and Ukulele. I have a BA in Music from Boise State University (1980). I have been teaching and preforming for many years, I currently play ukulele with two local groups. I also have a Facebook page under Scott Humprhries Music.
Pickleball Lessons San Diego

Pickleball Lessons San Diego

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Pickleball: Teaching the basics of Pickleball. How to keep score. Understanding the rules. Learn how to have a great time playing pickleball! Guitar: At Lessons with Will I show you the basics of guitar. We will find songs that YOU want to play and learn. It will not be your typical "Old School" guitar lesson. I enjoy seeing how my studnets will progress and making a diffiult process at first enjoyable.

Your electric guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do electric guitar lessons cost near me?

Electric guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session with lengths of 30 to 60 minutes each. Private tuition costs $45 to $70 per hour, while group sessions are more wallet-friendly at $25 to $35 per class.

  • For ongoing classes, you'll pay $170 to $315 per month with the prepaid discount.
  • Online lessons cost anywhere from $35 to $55 per hour and let you jam with a teacher from the comfort of your own home.

Are electric guitar lessons worth it?

Electric guitar lessons are worth it if you want to learn more at a faster pace, develop a better technique, and get customized instructions to improve your style. Only an experienced electric guitar player can understand how to help you improve, so don't settle for a general guitar instructor.

What age is good to start electric guitar lessons?

A good age for kids to start electric guitar lessons is from 6 to 10 years old. Another indication they're ready to learn is whenever they're physically able to hold the guitar and have the hand strength to press the strings.

Adults of all ages can also start electric guitar lessons at any time. With the right guidance and consistent practice, anyone can master the electric guitar.

How many lessons does it take to learn electric guitar?

The number of lessons it takes you to learn electric guitar depends on your goals and how much time you dedicate to practicing those epic solos. Playing a simple tune might take 2 to 6 months of weekly classes.

If you're aiming to rock out like a pro, expect a time investment of 4 to 10 years.

Are acoustic and electric guitar lessons the same?

Acoustic and electric guitar lessons aren't the same because these are two entirely different instruments with unique equipment features.

Learning to play electric guitar requires:

  • Knowing how to use an amplifier and pedals that create sound effects
  • Understanding how to adjust the speaker connection
  • Knowledge of genres like rock, metal, blues, and jazz
  • Special techniques like power chords, palm muting, and string bending

Learning to play an acoustic guitar means you focus on classical, folk, country, pop, or blues music. A pick is optional in acoustic lessons, and you don't need amplifiers or cables. Acoustic teachers also place more emphasis on fingerpicking patterns.

How do I find the best electric guitar lessons near me?

You can find the best electric guitar lessons nearby to suit your needs by checking out our teacher listings her on the Lessons website. Your local music stores are also great places to start when scouting for the best guitar instructors.

Before making a decision, you should:

  • Compare prices from 3 different teachers and ask what their lessons include.
  • Check out their reviews on Google and Lessons.
  • Request for a references list of past students to verify their track record.
  • Ask for opinions from other parents on what their kids think of the teacher.
  • Obtain a written schedule and contract before the first lesson.
  • Pay for a couple of sessions to see what you think before fully committing to a month's worth of lessons.

What questions do I ask when choosing an electric guitar teacher?

Ask potential electric guitar teacher these questions before hiring:

  • Did you study music in school, and what qualifications did you earn?
  • How long have you been teaching electric guitar?
  • Can I sample a lesson to gauge if your teaching style suits me?
  • What's the average age of your students?
  • What type of electric guitar would you recommend for me?
  • Will you assign homework, and how much practice should I put in?
  • What resources or books would you recommend for learning electric guitar?
  • Can you adapt your teaching methodology if I'm struggling with a concept?
  • What should I bring to class, and how long does each session last?
  • Could I get a copy of our timetable and contract terms?
  • What's your policy regarding missed classes due to unforeseen circumstances?
  • Can I choose some songs that I'd love to learn?

Reviews for San Diego electric guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Gabriel I.
Steven has been an excellent teacher of a wide range of guitar styles - classical, brazilian, spanish, and more. He has a strong background in classical guitar, with decades of experience in performance and instruction. No matter what style, he can identify ways to improve your technique and expression, with lessons that apply to all genres. He patiently points out important lessons about hand positions, dynamics, tempo, and melody that begin to build up a strong basis of technique over the course of a few lessons. After several months of practicing these tips, I was surprised at how natural my guitar playing had become and how much my overall playing had improved. I strongly recommend Steven's instruction.
Steven Elster PhD, Classical and Folk Guitar, Music Theory and Sight Reading Lessons
Dennis K.
Aaron has a unique understanding of instruction how the style of teaching should conform to the individual student. Aaron is deeply concerned about the student's Goals and Expectations and creates a learning experience that is individualized for the student. Not the cookbook approach. His agenda is your agenda as he helps you to achieve your goals. I am retired and decided to try my hand again in trying to learn the guitar, after having tried several teachers in the past. Aaron imparts quality as he teaches the guitar skills and musical theory. I highly very happy with Aaron as my selection to be my Guitar Instructor and highly recommend him if you on the search.
Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar and Theory Instruction
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