Find a blues guitar lessons in San Mateo, CA

Find blues guitar lessons in San Mateo, CA

Find blues guitar lessons in San Mateo, CA

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Top 10 blues guitar lessons in San Mateo, CA

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

Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

5.0(2)
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Tara C. says, "Ed Johnson is an extremely accomplished musician while also being an extremely effective teacher. He is a true master of the guitar in wide-ranging musical styles, vocal instruction, choral arranging, songwriting, composition, music theory and music recording/production. As a teacher, is he is ambitious on his students' behalf while remaining kind and patient. Well worth the investment, you cannot work with or learn from a finer musician!" Read more
SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

4.0(1)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
9+ 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
John K. Mello Guitar Studio At Lesson's On B

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

New on Lessons
11 hires on Lessons
28+ 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.
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
15 hires on Lessons
Serves San Mateo, CA
Patrick G. says, "Sean was extremely helpful with our lessons, he was very understanding with some out-of-the-blue cancelations. He was also very encouraging and a great teacher. " Read more
It's Pick'n Time!  Guitar Lessons, Good Times

It's Pick'n Time! Guitar Lessons, Good Times

New on Lessons
6 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
My teaching approach: My classes are student focused--I take great care to learn how each student learns. My influences are: From Bob Dylan to Prince, Abba to Tool--I love lots of different kinds of music. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: There is no typical week, which is great. I try very hard to be available when the student needs me. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Gui...
Spindrift School Of Performing Arts

Spindrift School Of Performing Arts

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Scott S. says, " Annie Jr. - I am so proud of this cast...the kids are doing an excellent job telling a timeless story...I've seen the show 5x now and every time I am thrilled! SPINDRIFT School of Performing Arts is Amazing - we are lucky to have them right here in Linda Mar 🙂" Read more
Mike Askew School Of Music

Mike Askew School Of Music

4.9Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
Serves San Mateo, CA
Michelle M. says, "Both of our children (6 and 8) take piano lessons with Mike. He’s a very talented musician and also incredibly patient with kids. He makes special effort to make the lessons interesting and fun for young kids. He not only teach them music skills, but also emotional skills and attitude that are important for their leaning success. Our kids love teacher Mike, and so do we!" Read more
Trick Jams

Trick Jams

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves San Mateo, CA
Welcome. I have about 40 years experience, Playing electric and acoustic guitar Played in European restaurants for 10 years Mostly a hobby now
Allan Moon

Allan Moon

5.0(2)
13+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Robert C. says, "Allan really makes learning an instrument fun and has a ton of patience. He tailors his lessons to the individual and really explains things in a way that makes sense. I look forward to my piano lesson every week." Read more
Daniel Alvarenga's Music

Daniel Alvarenga's Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
I have over 30 years of playing and perfroming. I have a vast knowledge of both classical and flamenco styles as well as Latin, Afrocubana, Reggea, rock, among other styles. Some of my mentors and teachers include Larry Ferrara and Marc Teicholtz (from San francisco Conservatory of music) Candido Morales ( Agustin Barrios Mangore direct student) Angel Romero (Master class)Gopal Slavonic( Bay area Flamenco teacher). I enjoy seeing breakthrough in my students performance and technique from day one. I am very passionate as well as patient when teaching my lessons . I make my lessons fun, practical and relevant to my students' needs and skills. I...

Your blues guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do blues guitar lessons cost near me?

Blues guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session and last anywhere from half an hour to an hour. Private classes cost $45 to $70 per hour. For those who prefer camaraderie, group lessons cost $25 to $35 per session.

  • For committed learners, a monthly plan of ongoing lessons costs $170 to $315.
  • Alternatively, virtual lessons are available for$35 to $55 per hour, making musical education accessible to all.

Are blues guitar lessons worth it?

Blues guitar lessons are worth it to play blues guitar because the structured and custom-tailored teaching approach accelerates progress while enhancing technique. Self-learning, while possible, is a longer road laden with the risk of cultivating bad habits.

A blues guitar teacher will show you the essentials like:

  • How to emphasize playing on expressively
  • Ways to get confident improvising with a jazz band
  • Mastering the 12-bar blues progression and blues scales
  • Learning unique techniques like string bending, slides, and vibrato

What age is best to start blues guitar lessons?

Children can start blues guitar lessons between the ages of 6 to 10 years old at the earliest. The best time is whenever they can hold the instrument easily and have the hand strength to press on the strings.

Adults of all ages can learn to play blues guitar with the right instruction and regular practice.

How many blues guitar lessons do I need?

The number of blues guitar lessons you need all depends on what you're aiming for and how long you practice. Beginners typically learn how to play a simple song in 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering blues guitar takes at least 4 to 10 years.

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

If you want to find the best blues guitar lessons for you, then look at teachers nearby on the Lessons website. You can also check out guitar lessons at your local music shops. Before you choose a guitar teacher, remember to do these things:

  • Check prices from 3 different teachers and ask what they'll teach you.
  • Read what others said about them on Google and on the Lessons website.
  • Ask for a list of other people they've taught to see if they're good.
  • For kids, ask other moms and dads what their kids say about the teacher.
  • Get a plan on paper about when your lessons will be before you start.
  • Pay a little at first to see if you like the teacher before you pay for a whole month.

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

To find the best guitar teacher, you could ask these questions:

  • What type of music degree do you have?
  • How long have you been teaching blues guitar?
  • Can I have one lesson for free to see how I like it?
  • What are the ages of most of your students?
  • Which kind of blues guitar and equipment should I buy to practice with?
  • Will you give me some finger patterns to practice at home?
  • How much should I practice at home between lessons?
  • What books should I get, and do you know where I could find used ones?
  • How many different blues guitar techniques can you teach?
  • If I'm struggling with learning, can you change the way you teach me?
  • What should I bring to class, and how long is each lesson?
  • Can I have a copy of our class plan, agreement, and how much it costs?
  • If I have an urgent problem and need to cancel, what happens?
  • Can I choose some songs that I want to learn?

Reviews for San Mateo blues guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Mateo area.
Lissy A.
Ed is talented in many genres and can teach practically anything you want to learn on guitar: Folk, rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, finger style, flatpick, Brazilian, and so on, plus vocals and theory. He's also a master at figuring out what they're doing on a recording. And he is super kind and supportive.
Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions
Gatlen C.
Sean is a very talented, nice, and patient guitar instructor. He worked around my interests in song playing (ie: wanting to play a particular song, finger style, electric vs acoustic, etc.) and loved discussing different songs/genres etc. Worked hard to make sure I had the right posture and avoided many of the bad habits that people end up forming. I wish I spent more time on the exercises he sent me home with. Would definitely recommend Sean! (He also has a cute cat <3)
Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons
Desiree G.
Awesome, hardworking and talented kids and staff- always an unforgettable and delightful experience!
Spindrift School Of Performing Arts
Yvette F.
I like the program Mike Askew uses to help his students with their practice. He works well with young students. He's patient and encourages them to do their best.
Mike Askew School Of Music
Virginie F.
Allan was able to teach both me and my 7 year old son. He was patient and gentle and he knows his stuff ! My son is shy and can be hard to teach knew things but Allan was great at making him feel comfortable.
Allan Moon
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