Find a classical guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

Find classical guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

Find classical guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 classical 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
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!
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
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
ERock School

ERock School

New on Lessons
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
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Your classical guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do classical guitar lessons cost near me?

Most classical guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for durations of 30 to 60 minutes. One-on-one lessons typically cost between $45 and $70 per hour, whereas group sessions are a more affordable option at $25 to $35 per class.

For those who prefer a digital classroom, online lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour. Monthly ongoing instruction costs $170 to $315 with a prepaid discount.

Why should I take classical guitar lessons?

You should take classical guitar lessons if you have an acoustic guitar and want to learn how to play classical concertos or Spanish-style music with fingerpicking.

Classical guitar lessons teach you how to:

  • Use nylon-string guitars and strum with the fingers instead of a pick
  • Develop your fingers to focus on complex fingerpicking techniques
  • Understand classical music theory and sight-reading

At what age should I start classical guitar lessons?

Children generally begin their classical guitar journey between the ages of 6 to 10, or as soon as they can hold the instrument well with enough hand strength to press the strings. Adults of all ages can master the instrument with the correct guidance and consistent practice.

How many classical guitar lessons do I need?

The number of weekly classical guitar lessons you need will depend on your personal goals and dedication to practice. A beginner might grasp a simple song within 2 to 6 months, but acquiring proficiency like a professional requires 4 to 10 years on average.

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

You can find proficient classical guitar tutors nearby by looking at the listings here on the Lessons platform. Sometimes teachers ara available through local music stores too.

Before hiring your tutor, always:

  • Obtain quotes from a minimum of 3 teachers and clarify what they teach.
  • Review feedback about them on Google and the Lessons site.
  • Request a reference list of their past students.
  • Ask fellow parents about their children's experiences with the tutor.
  • Secure a written agreement and schedule prior to the first session.
  • Make small initial payments to gauge the tutor's compatibility before committing to a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing a classical guitar teacher?

Ask these pertinent questions to help you pick a classical guitar teacher:

  • Did you study music formally, and what qualifications do you have?
  • How many years have you been teaching classical guitar?
  • Could I have a trial lesson to see if your teaching method works for me?
  • What is the typical age range of your students?
  • Which model of acoustic guitar should I purchase?
  • Will you assign homework, and how much practice is required?
  • What type of strings are best for beginners?
  • Which books should I buy for learning classical guitar?
  • Can you accommodate different learning styles?
  • What essentials should I bring to class, and how long is each session?
  • Can I have a written copy of our class schedule?
  • What is your policy for missed classes?
  • Am I allowed to suggest songs that I would like to learn?

Reviews for San Jose classical 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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