Find a acoustic guitar lessons in San Francisco, CA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in San Francisco, CA

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dan Lupo Music

Dan Lupo Music

Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Gabriel H. says, "I’ve been working with Dan for a little over a month now & after taking a break from piano for over 6 years I’ve been able to get back into it and learn things I never learned in my previous 15 years of playing piano. Dan has been amazing at helping me work towards my goal of learning more music theory and composition. " Read more
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Offers online services
15 hires on Lessons
Serves San Francisco, CA
Patrick G. says, "Sean was extremely helpful with our lessons, he was very understanding with some out-of-the-blue cancelations. He was also very encouraging and a great teacher. " Read more
Music Lessons With David Lopez-White

Music Lessons With David Lopez-White

Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Alan F. says, "I've been taking flamenco guitar lessons from David for the past year and a half. His knowledge of flamenco history and culture is amazing. He is both a flamenco singer and guitar player, deeply involved in the bay area flamenco community. He is a master musician, so if you want to learn theory as well as a playing repertoire and technique, he has you. He is incredibly open and friendly with a soft and caring personality. He is quick to understand where I am at with a piece or a problem and immediately provides solutions and suggestions. I expect to spend many years studying with him. I feel grateful and lucky to have him as a teacher and friend. " Read more
Rob Grant Guitar Lessons

Rob Grant Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Francisco, CA
Music can be seen merely as entertainment, or as a means of self expression and communication. The guitar is an amazingly versatile instrument, with it’s capacity to produce melody, harmony and percussion, all at the same time. As my student, you’ll be taught to maximize the power of this ever ancient, ever new instrument by learning: Rhythm (strumming and finger picking) Melody (playing the “tune” of your favorite songs): Harmony (the chords and multi-note patterns that build off the melodic leads) A good player is more than a mechanic who knows positions and technique: A good player knows MUSIC, the theory and patterns that shape the ac...


New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
31+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I've been teaching for 35+ years. Just moved back to the bay area. I know my craft and can help bring artistry forward from the ground up. I myself am actively competing and learning new things all the time so excited to share and grow. Many styles and methods, so lets begin!!!

Your acoustic guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acoustic guitar lessons cost near me?

Most acoustic guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for 30 to 60 minutes. Private class prices are $45 to $70 per hour and give students the most attention. Group guitar lessons cost $25 to $35 per session for a collaborative learning environment with less personal attention.

Subscriptions for ongoing lessons are available from $170 to $315 per month.

Are acoustic guitar lessons worth it?

Acoustic guitar lessons are worth it because the structured teaching style motivates students and enhances faster progress. A private instructor also helps to prevent the development of poor techniques common in self-taught musicians.

What age is good to start acoustic guitar lessons?

You can start acoustic guitar lessons for children from ages 6 to 10 years old while adults can start lessons at any age. The journey of mastering the guitar is dependent on your dedication to practice and your teacher's qualifications.

How many acoustic guitar lessons do I need?

The amount of acoustic guitar lessons you need will depend on what you want to accomplish and how frequently you practice. Learning a simple song takes 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering the guitar like a professional musician takes 4 to 10 years.

Is there a difference between electric and acoustic guitar lessons?

There are many differences between electric and acoustic guitar lessons because these instruments have unique features.

An electric guitar requires you to learn:

  • How to use an amplifier
  • How to work with effects and foot pedals
  • What makes a wide range of sounds for rock, metal, blues, or jazz
  • Techniques like power chords, palm muting, and note bending

However, learning to play an acoustic guitar is simpler because it doesn't connect to amplifiers or cables. Acoustic guitar playing uses different finger techniques to make a resonant sound suitable for folk, country, pop, and blues music.

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

To find the most suitable acoustic guitar lessons, you can peruse the list of nearby teachers here on the Lessons website. Also, don't overlook the potential of local music stores for guitar lessons.

Before settling on a guitar teacher, it's crucial to:

  • Review the prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Examine reviews about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Ask for references from other students they've taught.
  • Consult with other parents to gauge their children's experience with the teacher.
  • Get a written schedule and contract prior to the first lesson.
  • Evaluate the teacher's compatibility before signing up for a full month.

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

To choose the best acoustic guitar teacher, it helps to pose these questions:

  • What music-related degrees do you have?
  • Is there an option for a complimentary first session to see if we're a good fit?
  • What is the extent of your experience in teaching guitar?
  • Which type of acoustic guitar would be most appropriate for me to practice on?
  • What's the average age range of your student base?
  • Will you assign finger drills for me to practice outside of lessons?
  • How much independent practice do you recommend between classes?
  • Which specific textbooks should I get?
  • How many styles of guitar music can you teach?
  • Could you adjust your instructional methods if I'm having difficulties?
  • What should I bring to our classes?
  • How long is each session?
  • Could I get a copy of our class timetable, agreement, and terms of payment?
  • What is your protocol to cancel a class due to an unforeseen circumstance?
  • Is there flexibility to add some of my favorite songs into the curriculum?

Reviews for San Francisco acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Andrew Z.
I have been taking voice lessons with Dan for about two months now, and have noticed obvious improvements. Dan demonstrates and communicates concepts in a way that is easy to understand and he also gives clear and actionable feedback. Beyond this, he is friendly, accommodating, and responsive -- all amazing qualities to have as a teacher and person. Highly recommend to anyone looking to learn more about music.
Dan Lupo Music
Gatlen C.
Sean is a very talented, nice, and patient guitar instructor. He worked around my interests in song playing (ie: wanting to play a particular song, finger style, electric vs acoustic, etc.) and loved discussing different songs/genres etc. Worked hard to make sure I had the right posture and avoided many of the bad habits that people end up forming. I wish I spent more time on the exercises he sent me home with. Would definitely recommend Sean! (He also has a cute cat <3)
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons
Ethan R.
I took flamenco guitar lessons with David for about 3 years. He is a true educator— an excellent teacher! We focused on all aspects of flamenco, from falsetas (guitar solos) to cante y baile accompaniment, to the history and evolution of the art form. I cannot recommend working with him enough, as a true beginner or a more advanced student. Olé!
Music Lessons with David Lopez-White
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