Find a acoustic guitar lessons in San Mateo, CA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in San Mateo, CA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in San Mateo, CA

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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in San Mateo, CA

Students agree: these teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

5.0(4)
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Brandon S. says, "I took both guitar and singing lessons from Ed on and off for a number of years, both in person and remotely. I was an intermediate/advanced guitarist and a beginner/intermediate singer when I started lessons with him. I have had guitar or voice teachers here and there over the years, but Ed has been the most effective for me by far. I am most impressed with how quickly and easily Ed is able to zero in on very specific areas that need to be worked on to improve. He then always seems to have a useful practice technique to address the issue. This effectiveness combined with his easy going and laid back personality make lessons with him an absolute pleasure." Read more
SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

4.0(1)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Kevin K. says, "Andy is good teacher and takes me along at a pace that is challenging, but not overly so." Read more
Dandan Lessons

Dandan Lessons

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Nicole Y. says, "Attention to my daughter's progress, to better structure her future lessons, has been a key to improving her piano skills. I recommend starting with Julietta to build a foundation, and then continue with someone like Franco to push ahead. Both are excellent music teachers." Read more
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
19 hires on Lessons
Serves San Mateo, CA
Jeremy B. says, "Sean is a really patient and knowledgeable teacher. He is organized with his lessons and exercises which I found really helpful." Read more
John K. Mello Guitar Studio At Lesson's On B

John K. Mello Guitar Studio At Lesson's On B

New on Lessons
10 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
I can now offer online sessions. So distance is no longer a issue. Learning from my students. Teaching makes me a better musician because I'm required to explain what I do and how I do it.

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 Mateo acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Mateo area.
Francesco D.
Ed is super friendly, calm, and very knowledgeable. He knows how to tailor lessons to my skill level and interests, and I've made great progress in my singing and guitar playing over the past few years. You can tell how much he loves music, and he truly seems to enjoy sharing the gift of music with me. I always feel comfortable making mistakes given how supportive and encouraging he is. I'm really glad I've got Ed as a teacher!
Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions
Lukki L.
Julieta is a very passionate, kind, and patient violin teacher. My sons love taking lessons from her. We highly recommend her as a violin teacher.
Dandan lessons
Lisa Ramon C.
Sean isn't an excellent teacher. He covers everything. Theory and songs you want to learn. I am quite pleased and I have taken from a few instructors. He is one of the best!
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons
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