San Leandro, CA 125 Guitar Instructors near you

Where do you need the guitar instructor?

Go
Answer some questions

Let us know about your needs so we can bring you the right teachers.

Get matched

Get matched with multiple teachers that meet your exact needs.

Hire the right teacher

Compare teachers, ask questions, and hire only when ready.

San Leandro Guitar Lessons

Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

5.0 15 Reviews
My teaching approach: When I started taking lessons at the age of 9, my teachers only wanted to teach me songs and music that THEY liked and I almost quit because of it. As a result, I am dedicated to teaching my students the music that THEY love and I use that music to help them understand the fundamentals of music theory and guitar technique. My belief is that music has to be fun as well as educational. I am currently offering online lessons only. You can learn from the comfort of your own home with one-on-one live video lessons! Guitar Techniques: Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, ... View Profile
View Profile
Mike Askew School Of Music

Mike Askew School Of Music

4.9 13 Reviews
Teacher has 50 years of professional performances and teaching. Air Force Band Washington, D.C. TV, concerts, recording, and more. I use modern technology and old school methods to get just the right results. All students excel, but ast their own rate. They stay, the will increase practice as they get better. The must have fun to continue. That means the teacher and parent has to be very patient. This is my life's persuit. I currently play and run a Big Band with very outstanding musicians. at gigmasters see Call The Cousins. Also at the dot com mikeaskew  ... View Profile
View Profile
Confident Chords

Confident Chords

4.9 11 Reviews
Instruments are an extension of oneself, I focus on developing the musician within each of us to their fullest potential. My passion is to Connect and inspire through music, Share my passion for music with those around me, and Teach creativity through music.
View Profile
Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
View Profile
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I've been playing guitar for over 30yrs and began studying with Joe Satriani when I was 14 years old. I've always taught friends of friends and after watching thier progress I started teaching private lessons. I've aslo studied at the California Jazz Academy. I've performed at every club and concert venue in the bay area and have been in countless bands playing all styles. I focus on healthy playing and teach all styles from rock to jazz, funk, pop, alternative you name it, i've played it. ... View Profile
View Profile
Samuel Bai Music

Samuel Bai Music

5.0 4 Reviews
My youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFGaP40_g-mZXzoWy4hD8sQ?view_as=subscriber Personal Music page in WeSing http://kg.qq.com/node/personal?uid=609d988d272430883c More music(high quality ones) https://soundcloud.com/ge-bai-338686734 Independent musician. Love flute from spirit and soul.1. Played flute for > 20 years.  2. Have > 7 years of teaching students. Interest driven study. 3. Have abundant knowledge in flute, guitar and other instrument of multiple genres.4. As a Chinese, I speak mandarin/English and can teach chinese bamboo flute and traditional chinese pipes like Xiao, and Dizi.5. I love kid ... View Profile
View Profile
Learn Guitar Sf

Learn Guitar Sf

5.0 3 Reviews
I teach students to read music. I have been teaching guitar students to read music for over twenty five years. I teach students age three to senior citizens.
View Profile
Mansfield Music

Mansfield Music

5.0 3 Reviews
I teach many instruments: Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Ukelele, and more. I design a custom approach for each student. What makes me different from other teachers is that I have extensive experience in many diverse fields of music—classical, jazz, rock, pop, etc.—as a result of a professional music career working with performers and publishers in every style imaginable. I also teach students of all ages, usually from 4 years old to senior citizens. Beginners are welcome! Please visit my website for more detailed information about lessons, and how to get the most out of music lessons. ... View Profile
View Profile
Getting There Guitar

Getting There Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
I am a great learner. I believe I am a great teacher. I had to do it on my own and I would love to teach beginner level students how to play the guitar in ways it makes sense for them. Centuries ago Shakespeare once wrote "if music be the food of love, play on." This is how I feel about music and especially playing the guitar. Once you understand the basics of guitar playing, it is easy to accelerate to intermediate level. And you will absolutely love guitar playing and making music. I believe I can teach you the tricks to get over the entry level humps. ... View Profile
View Profile
Allan Moon

Allan Moon

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm an Oakland based musician, composer and producer with over 40 years of experience in both live and recording environments. I offer lessons on piano, bass guitar and 6 string guitar. I have studied classical piano from the age of 7 and have played guitar and bass since the age of 15. I can offer a solid foundation of technique and reading but also like to emphasize that, most importantly, playing music should be fun and fulfilling.
View Profile
SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

4.0 1 Review
Hi, I'm Andi at SHREDLAB My GUITAR LESSON STUDIO is located in San Leandro, CA and I offer dedicated instruction, and quality lessons in a variety of styles and formats.​ Whether you're a complete beginner that is starting out for the first time or someone that has been playing for a few years, I can help you get to the level of playing that you desire.
View Profile
Mark Banning Music Lessons

Mark Banning Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have been a recording artist since age 13 and have been successfully teaching music lessons for well over 30 years. Some of my students have become professional guitarists and are writing articles in guitar magazines!  I show my students the quickest and most productive way  to reach their musical goals, while making it all very fun, in a relaxed & friendly environment.  I am very friendly and patient.  I will show you to learn good habits and technique on your instrument. ... View Profile
View Profile
Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I am an award winning composer, guitarist, orchestra conductor, and lifelong teacher. Many of my students come to me just because they want to be able to play their favorite music, and still others have a deep a commitment to their instrument and want to be able to get into a top music school. In addition to teaching private lessons for over 20 years, I also ran the the guitar program at the prestigious Oakland School for the Arts for 9 years. My students at OSA have been accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Oberlin, the University of Southern California School of Music and many other schools. The most important element to my ... View Profile
View Profile
Trowbridge Music

Trowbridge Music

5.0 1 Review
At Trowbridge Music you will receive the highest level of teaching in a cozy neighborhood music studio near Lake Merritt, with free parking.  Contact me at www.jennifertrowbridge.com Classical, jazz, flamenco, bluegrass, reggae, gypsy jazz, folk, rock, punk, blues, Brazilian, and more!  I weave ear training and music theory with guitar technique and performance skills into finely crafted lessons to inspire your love of playing guitar and motivate you to acheive your goals. My former students have been awarded scholarships at many of the top music schools in the country, including San Francisco Conservatory of Music and USC. ... View Profile
View Profile
Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

5.0 1 Review
Learn quickly and easily. From reading music to rote. All styles.  I've been a professional guitarist for over 30 years with vast experience as a studio musician as well as a touring artist. 
View Profile
Anish's Guitar

Anish's Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Hi my name is Andy, I'm a private guitar teacher. I can teach blues, rock n roll, funk and any kinds of songs from beginners to Intermediate students. I used to play in the band before and now I'm looking to educate my students and make them great musicians with their own creativity and good hearing skills. I have a reliable transportation, that means I can also teach at students home. Below are some of my features: A deft hand in playing acoustic and electric guitar. Rich experience of six years in working as a guitar teacher. Passion for music and yearning for learning new things in music ability to use different methods and techniques ... View Profile
View Profile
RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Our hand-selected instructors and time-tested curriculum will have you playing iconic rock riffs, chord progressions, and creative solos! We help you blow past the growing pains of learning by pairing you with a real-life Guitar God dedicated to your playing goals.
View Profile
Jazzmaster Workout

Jazzmaster Workout

5.0 1 Review
A lifetime of experience in performing and teaching all kinds of music. Focus is on developing a very thorough understanding of all aspects of jazz improvisation. Develop knowledge, ears, chops. Appropriate for all instruments and all levels. Former teacher at Berklee College, SF State Univ., and director of jazz at Hayward State Univ. Ability to relate to students of all insts. and levels. 50 years experience.
View Profile
Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Begin the musical journey of a lifetime with easy guitar lessons from Geoff Svendsgaard. He has 22 years experience and offers private guitar lessons for all ages and skill levels with free first lesson. Geoff has the experience, diversity, and patience to guide you to your goals! "It amazes me after all these years in discovering new and fresh insights while teaching my students. It's from the help of my students that I have been able to build such a strong catalog of songs that they enjoy learning. If you are a beginner or an advanced player, it doesn't take long for me to identify the tools and practice exercises that will be personally ta ... View Profile
View Profile
Asghari Guitar Lessons

Asghari Guitar Lessons

I firmly believe that everyone is capable of playing music and I strive to make the learning process both fun and informative for every student. I create a comfortable learning environment by allowing each student to set his/her own pace, while motivating them to continually challenge themselves wherever their skill level may be.
View Profile
Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons

Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach what the student wants to learn in the following areas: reading music, playing lead and rhythm guitar, performance techniques. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Fremont, California studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Rhythm guitar ... View Profile
View Profile
Joe Ryan Guitar Lessons

Joe Ryan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Teaching in the bay area for 20 years Last recorded work with Sage and the CD Funksway with members of Tower of Power and Earth Wind and Fire My influences are: Larry Carlton Hank Marvin Guthrie Govan Joe Pass My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Hayward,Castro Valley, Pleasanton, San Ramon Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Review knowledge and suggest beginning exercises to st ... View Profile
View Profile
Golden Singles Records

Golden Singles Records

Hi! I'm a 35yo professional musician/producer from Spain. I have toured and played along Europe with several bands and backing international reggae and soul artist, as well I worked as a producer in a studio for years. Aswell I have a long term experience teaching and helping people to improve skills!
View Profile
SF Bay Guitar Lessons

SF Bay Guitar Lessons

Hello, I started playing the guitar 23 years ago and have been teaching for the last seven. Teaching has become my life passion, from rock to jazz, country, jam, r&b, folk, blues, southern and even hip hop, I love it all. Everyone learn differently and wants to achieve different things, so each lesson is set according to the students needs. One student might want to learn their favorite songs while another wants to learn how to tune by ear. Mixing things up the and do lots of different kinds of activities keeps the lessons fresh and fun. New students are always encouraged to pick out a favorite song or musician for us to use as a goal fo ... View Profile
View Profile
Mike Fletcher Guitar Lessons

Mike Fletcher Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I'm 62 and now retired. Been playing since 14, especially blues and folk! Lessons are geared to student's tastes. You want to play things you and friends enjoy. Theory is added to understand it and take it higher. I can teach beginners on up! I played in the first SF blues festival as Mr Boogie!! My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: students homes in east bay. weekday late afternoons preferrable. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory ... View Profile
View Profile
Mark Newstetter Guitar Lessons

Mark Newstetter Guitar Lessons

I've been playing guitar all my life and have decades of experience as a performing and recording musician and teacher.  I've developed a unique method for learning the note positions on the guitar fretboard called "Fretography" some of which can be found at my blog fretography.blogspot.com. I've also written several guitar books based on my method. I love music and love helping others fulfill their musical aspirations.  ... View Profile
View Profile
Russo Music Lessons

Russo Music Lessons

Russo Music creates an environment that encourages, inspires, and develops musicians of every age. We strive to produce the highest level of musicianship in students ages three through adult. Nicole Russo holds her Bachelor Fine Arts in Music Performance and Education from the Crane School of Music and her Master of Music in performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After completing her degrees in music performance and education, Nicole Russo earned her California Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.  She has been teaching in the Bay Area for fifteen years and established Russo Music in Noe V ... View Profile
View Profile
Joe Miller Guitar Lessons At Eric Schoenberg Guitars

Joe Miller Guitar Lessons At Eric Schoenberg Guitars

I teach structured lessons with homework, I don't just teach songs. I encourage people to understand theory and to read music, not just TAB.
View Profile
Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

With over thirty-five years of experience in performing, composing, recording, and teaching, I have garnered a reputation as one of the top musical professionals in the Bay Area. As a teacher I try to bring out each student's passion for music while instilling the fundamentals of sound technique that will enable them to grow not only as a player and/or singer, but to deepen their appreciation of music and inspire creativity and to self expression.  I have been on staff at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto for over thirty years, and have taught thousands of students both privately and in group classes over that ... View Profile
View Profile
Spindrift School Of Performing Arts

Spindrift School Of Performing Arts

We are a non-profit children's Performing Arts School. We offer classes and private lessons and summer camps. We do have adults in our private studios and a dance class or two. Established in 1994, we operate in Pacifica primarily but have outreach in schools and preschools as far as San Francisco.  We offer session based training in music, dance, theatre, improvisation and musical theatre. We offer private lessons in piano, voice, cello, violin and guitar. We have a Dance Company for ages 7 to 19 with 4 levels offered and produce a dance concert yearly. Our dance classes have recitals at the end of each session. We offer 18 performing a ... View Profile
View Profile

Courses & Guides

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
Guitar Lessons

How much do guitar lessons cost?

Read more about local pricing and what to expect in our cost guide.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Do you teach guitar? View our open Guitar Teacher Jobs near you.