Find a electric guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 electric guitar lessons in San Jose, CA

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Chromatic Music Academy

Chromatic Music Academy

2+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Nicole H. says, "Chromatic Music Academy stands as the epitome of excellence in the Bay Area. It comes highly recommended to all families seeking top-notch music education. A truly prestigious institution." Read more
Chris Lee Guitar Instruction

Chris Lee Guitar Instruction

Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Elias R. says, "I’ve been a student of Chris’s for going on 2 years! When I first started off with Chris I had very little understanding of lead guitar and a lot of rhythm guitar. Now I have a much better grasp on the concepts of lead and rhythm guitar. Over the last 2 years I’ve been able to learn loads of songs from my favorite guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and John Mayer. Not only has he taught me how to play their material, he has also taught me the techniques they use and how to apply them to my own style of playing. Without a doubt Chris knows his material and can play literally everything. He’s given me plenty of tools to become a successful guitarist and he’s taught me that in order to become a good guitarist you have to be willing to put in the work! Chris has also been very flexible over the last few years with my work and school schedule which has really helped me fit my passion for guitar into my normal busy life. You won’t regret having him as a teacher. The lessons are awesome especially if you ask a lot of questions and present him with the type of music you want to learn! " Read more
Neil Kelly Guitar

Neil Kelly Guitar

Offers online services
15 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
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...

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 Jose electric guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Kevin A.
The distinguished faculty's dedication is unmatched. At Chromatic, they meticulously prepare all their students for prestigious exams, performances, masterclasses, and recordings. leaving no stone unturned to ensure their success.
Chromatic Music Academy
Sara S.
Great lesson!
Neil Kelly guitar
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