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San Diego 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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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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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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Rice Music

Rice Music

5.0 5 Reviews
Not only do I bring a personal approach and teach the student what they want to know, I bring a philisophical approach to the art of music that will inspire the student to reach beyond what they think they can know.
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Granger Lessons

Granger Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
At Granger Lessons, 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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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 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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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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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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Captgoose Music

Captgoose Music

5.0 1 Review
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 12 students ranging from beginners to intermediate level. About.me/captgoose ... View Profile
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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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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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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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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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Josh Swift Guitar Lessons

Josh Swift Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Attended Musicians Institute and studied under some great players including Brett Garsed, Scott Henderson, and many others. I've played for about 20 years and can teach many styles of music. I have a great understanding of music theory if you need help with theory or music fundamentals. I'm currently the lead guitarist for the band Lunchbox (Check http://www.myspace.com/lunchboxvisalia to hear me). Some rough acoustic tracks are linked here http://www.myspace.com/joshswiftacoustic I can also teach bass to most levels and have performed bass with a jazz combo. My influences are: Page, Hendrix, Kenny Burrell, Miles Davis ... View Profile
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Steven Nichols Guitar Lessons

Steven Nichols Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Steve Nichols has been playing for over 35 years, drawing from musical sources as diverse as rock, classical, jazz, latin-jazz, blues, and country. Steve has performed professionally on stage and worked as a studio musician in the recording industry in Los Angeles, and throughout the western states. Currently Steve plays, records and teaches private guitar lessons in San Diego. In 1990-91 Steve produced his own project called "Transitions", performed and recorded by his group Crosswinds. Artists and bands Steve has shared the stage with include Billy Cobham, Barney Kessel, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Frankie Lane, The Bill Gre ... View Profile
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Paper Moon Music

Paper Moon Music

My teaching approach: Whether you are interested in a specific style or simply want to learn the basics, our private guitar lessons in San Diego allow you to learn guitar at your own pace – lessons are tailored to your musical interests and needs. Play your favorite songs, learn to improvise on the guitar, or learn to read music and understand music theory. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Professional studio located in the Point Loma area at 4051 Voltaire St, Suite D. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Perfo ... View Profile
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A Dawn Of Music Studios

A Dawn Of Music Studios

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, Rea ... View Profile
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Daniel Page Guitar Lessons

Daniel Page Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Developing a relaxed and confident technique is central to my guitar lessons. The first few weeks of lesson always focus on this. Students find that by getting technique "out of the way" in the first few lessons, we are free to focus more on the student's musical goals in our later lessons. Professional, state of the art studio, including computer recording technology to be used during lessons. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, ... View Profile
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Nikola Milic Guitar Lessons

Nikola Milic Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Nikola Milic is locally recognized as a guitarist extraordinaire that specializes in virtuoso rock guitar. Nikola's proven teaching methods have been acknowledged by San Diego's finest musicians and his clients have included music producer/composer Toby Weiss, pro touring guitarist Chris Eck, guitar instructor Seth Hollander and former students of celebrity virtuoso guitarists Greg Howe and Joe Stump My influences are: Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Eddie Van Halen, Tony MacAlpine, Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Vandenberg, John Petrucci, Chris Impellitteri, Greg Howe, Uli Jon Roth, Shawn Lane, Michael ... View Profile
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Patrick Hinke Guitar Lessons

Patrick Hinke Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Every student is given hands on personalized instruction through a wide variety of style and technique (I teach anything you want to learn). Fun and entertaining lessons; become proficient in music theory, improvisation, basically anything that relates to guitar. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studio in Rancho San Diego; house-calls in the greater East County area, La Jolla, and Del Mar Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Readi ... View Profile
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Maria Staump Guitar Lessons

Maria Staump Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Lessons are offered on guitar (electric & acoustic), bass, piano, trumpet, violin, voice, and percussion (drum set, drumline, and classical techniques). All instruments can be taught using a wide range of musical styles, custom tailored for what the student is most interested in learning. All lessons are offered to ages ranging from three years and older. Lessons will include instruction in musical theory, rhythm, technique, performance, composition, and overall competency on the instrument. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Santee,Lakeside,E ... View Profile
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Daniel Scott Guitar Lessons

Daniel Scott Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Lessons are offered on Bass guitar and Saxophone. Both instruments can be taught using a wide range of musical styles, custom tailored for what the student is most interested in learning. All lessons are offered to ages ranging from ten years and older. Lessons will include instruction in musical theory, rhythm, technique, performance, composition, and overall competency on the instrument. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I at Staump Studios in Santee, Ca Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Wri ... View Profile
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David Alzofon Guitar Lessons

David Alzofon Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Editor, Guitar Player Magazine; worked with Howard Roberts (MI founder) on jazz improv column; author, Mastering Guitar (Simon & Schuster); studied classical guitar w/Marc Teicholz (GFA winner) & others, many master classes; learned composition from Jef Raskin (creator, Macintosh computer), now writing a new comp/improv method (find out more http://www.composeyourselfmethod.com/wordpress/ My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: El Cajon, Mira Mesa, Clairemont, will travel Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Musi ... View Profile
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Gene Rochambeau Guitar Lessons

Gene Rochambeau Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing guitar professionally for 40 years. My playing style focuses on Blues, R&B, Country and Rock. I prefer to teach students fundamental skills like reading staff music, scales, chord structure and basic theory as it applies to these elements. With these basic skills in mind, I can then expand the student's knowledge of certain styles and techniques. 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: San Diego County, especially East County, in my home or in the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar ... View Profile
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Michelle Lane Guitar Lessons

Michelle Lane Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: "School Of Rock" style teaching. I love to get my students playing songs they love as soon as possible because music should be fun. Technique, music theory and performance skills are learned all along the way. I have a B.A. in Music, and have been playing and performing as a professional musician for over 20 years. My influences are: I'm a rocker chick at heart. But I love music of all genres including blues, fusion, folk, bluegrass, classical, etc. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Wednesday afternoons Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, R ... View Profile
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Gann's Music Center

Gann's Music Center

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Our mission is to enhance the experience of learning and making music. Our students learn to become independent music makers limited only by their willingnes to learn.
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Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

Seth Hollander Guitar Lessons

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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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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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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San Diego Guitar Lessons

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San Diego Guitar Instruction


Home to one of the most famous guitar makers in history – Taylor Guitars – you’re in the right place to learn acoustic or electric guitar moves. Perhaps you’re one of the San Diego Guitar Society’s future workshop teachers, or your classical guitar skills will give you a place in the orchestra playing in one of its many concerts.

Finding a teacher for your guitar lessons has never been so easy, thanks to lessons.com’s technology. While we offer on-location lessons, you can avoid San Diego’s horrible traffic by having a guitar teacher come to you! Visit our lessons.com site, find a teacher near you who fits your list of needs, and sign up. You can find a guitar teacher on Skype, ready to teach you all you need to know. Alternatively, you can drive yourself or your children to a studio near your home and take group or private lessons. (We offer complimentary background checks on our teachers, if requested, to give you absolute peace of mind about who is teaching your children.)

Many of our teachers teach more than one instrument, and can teach you in any musical genre you prefer – jazz, classical, folk, etc. Lessons.com also has teachers who can teach all skill levels of guitar playing. So if you’d like a warm San Diego guitar-learning experience, visit our lessons.com website, enter your zip code, hit “Go,” and you’ll find a teacher that is perfect for your needs.
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