Find a acoustic guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Neil Kelly Guitar

Neil Kelly Guitar

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
13 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Robert J. says, "Neil is extremely knowledgeable and has a way of teaching that really puts it together. Great experience so far and look forward to learning more." Read more
Sports, Music, Life Coaching/lessons

Sports, Music, Life Coaching/lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
focused heavily on simplified swing mechanics, techniques, and basic nmemonics to help understand the physics and dynamics involved. I have been playing golf for close to 30 years, and feel the majority of my enjoyment comes from a solid understanding of the fundamentals involved in the game. golf is a very mental and competitive game, i believe heavily in the power of having the correct mindset and temperment needed for success. to be able to anticipate the first few lessons, i recommend; Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf I enjoy sharing what I am passionate about with anybody interested in learning, or improving u...
AHMAD Guitar Lessons

AHMAD Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(152)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Ty E. says, "Ahmad is awesome. Super knowledgeable, flexible and professional with scheduling, and a bad ass guitar player. If you're looking to take your playing to the next level give him a call." Read more
Ben McSherry Guitar Lessons

Ben McSherry Guitar Lessons

4.8Excellent(6)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Jason D. says, "As an adult taking Bass Guitar lessons, I appreciate Ben's patience and methodical process to teach the Bass Guitar. He has an excellent set up to show students how to maintain their instrument (string replacement, tuning, etc). Ben takes time to explain how the instrument is built and works. He works with you to find and achieve goals in your learning experience. Not only does he provide guidance he is an excellent musician and will demonstrate various techniques and music styles (jazz to speed metal). I highly recommend Ben for any lessons on Bass, Guitar, or Ukulele." Read more
Steve Gray Teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, And Pro Tools

Steve Gray Teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, And Pro Tools

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
42+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Greg S. says, "Steve is personable and knowledgeable. He is patient and persistent. He has gone the extra mile by making lesson videos for me when it was obvious that this was the best way for me to learn. " Read more
San Jose School Of Music

San Jose School Of Music

New on Lessons
8 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
One of San Jose's largest music school with hundreds of students attending every week. Four time winner of the "Best Music Class" category from the readers of Bay Area Parent magazine. Students drive from as far away as Gilroy and from up the Peninsula to take lessons here. We offer lessons for ages 4 to adult. When you are searching for a music school, please consider the benefits of becoming an San Jose School Of Music student and find out why we are San Jose’s number one choice for music lessons. 11 benefits of becoming an Academy student: 1. We are the only school in the Willow Glen area of San Jose that offers all of these popular i...
Peter 's Music Lessons

Peter 's Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
My service stands out for I provide High quality Music Lessons, where I teach a diverse variety of musical styles, but cater the lessons to each individual, and I provide each student/customer with the chance to become greater, and provide each person the ability to excel in their environment. Seeing each person progress and grow as a Musician, and have Fun while doing it!
ERock School

ERock School

New on Lessons
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
I'ts Not What You Play, It's How You Play Practice to a Metronome Set Goals Grade Your Performance
Marina Tha Soprano

Marina Tha Soprano

5.0(1)
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Mark H. says, "Marina is a very nice woman; she does not only song, but plays piano." Read more

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 Jose acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Sara S.
Great lesson!
Neil Kelly guitar
Bridget T.
Our son took his first lesson with Ahmad this week and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Ahmad is patient and understanding, which are two traits that beginner guitar lessons absolutely require. He sent our son home with practice sheets, and wrote out the basic chords for "Smoke On The Water", which was awesome because he can learn to play something that he has heard on the radio, which inspires him to play more! AHMAD Guitar Lessons is a perfect starting point for the little Eddie Van Halen in your house as well!
AHMAD Guitar Lessons
Tom M.
In the course of a year Ben has introduced me to a variety of ukulele playing techniques (strumming patterns, fingering, muting, hammer-ons, hammer-offs, overtones, slides, pinching etc.) some of which I've been able to learn and execute with some proficiency. He's also taught me how to look at sheet music and puzzle out for myself fingering for melodies and chord fragments based on the chord structures to which these melodies and chord fragments are associated. In this time I've gone from being a nearly 60-year old complete beginner to being someone able to competently play melody and/or chord lines for the following songs "Fly Me to the Moon", "Walk Don't Run", "Sounds of Silence", "Kawika", "The Entertainer", "Hide Away", "Crazy", "Sweet Lelani", "Tears on My Pillow", "Behind Blue Eyes" "Breakdown", "Killing Me Softly" "White Christmas", "Mele Kalikimaka" "Vietnam", and some others.
Ben McSherry Guitar Lessons
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