Find a acoustic guitar lessons in Santa Ana, CA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in Santa Ana, CA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in Santa Ana, CA

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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in Santa Ana, CA

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Mark James Music Lessons

Mark James Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
48+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
I'm a full-time music instructor. I have a music education degree with over 40 years of experience teaching young children, teens, and adults including 16 years teaching at Vanguard University. Consider the teaching credentials of your teacher. A qualified and experienced teacher, one with a music education degree, can make a huge difference in the success of the student. Private instruction allows me to tailor the course to match the goals, interests, and learning pace of the individual student. I strive to maintain the student's motivation to learn by providing this personalized instruction in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The method...
Elite Musique

Elite Musique

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Elite Musique is a classical music education company that provides students with opportunities to help showcase them when the college application process begins. All students are classically trained, but choose which genres of music to focus on. All of our teachers are college educated and are not only masters of music, but masters of education as well. Our teachers and students are encouraged to think outside of the box. Their goal is to create their own unique musical signature....
Blue Box Music

Blue Box Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
As a full-time musician, my teaching style is unique because of my knowledge and first-hand experience in the industry. Each student's lesson is tailored to the needs and goals of the individual, making it a completely personalized experience. I love discovering what is unique about each student and their talent, and finding ways of helping them grow and get better at what they already do naturally. It brings me so much joy to see a student reach a new level in their craft, and have that "aha!" moment when it all starts to click. That makes teaching so rewarding!...
Moonlight Music Academy

Moonlight Music Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Moonlight is a music academy that fosters the community to love, to explore, and to play music at an artistic level. We believe that learning music should be an inspiring, supportive, and rewarding experience. By providing people with the tools for music creation, we want to support music making for many generations.
Truly Grand Music School And Supplies

Truly Grand Music School And Supplies

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Wonderful teacher 35+ YEARS experience great with kids. Lessons customized to your interests. Been singing since 5 years old solo and in choirs Music Degree CSUF and MTAC certified. I also teach piano guitar and violin as well as singing
JC Guitar Lessons

JC Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Rachel C. says, "My 4 children have been taking lessons with Jake for the last year. They have practiced singing, playing the guitar, music rhythm on the bongos, and even writing their own songs! Jake is very knowledgeable about music, and truly enjoys teaching others about all facets of music." Read more
Anthony Cortez Guitar Lessons

Anthony Cortez Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(13)
13 hires on Lessons
Serves Santa Ana, CA
George L. says, "Anthony has a very personable demeanor and is very invested in you learning the guitar. His lessons are very informative and he’s always open to taking it in the direction of your choosing. He also leaves you practice material so that you're always engaged. If you put in the work you can truly improve your playing with Anthony’s guidance. I could not be more pleased with his professionalism and candor and recommend him to all players regardless of their skill level. " Read more

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 Santa Ana acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Ana area.
Gabriela R.
I have been taking my son to Mr. Mark for about 2 months already and all I can say is that he is wonderful. My son is 7 and has ADHD. He is a handful most of the time. His has poor attention span and is super hyper. Mr. Mark has always made him feel welcomed and has all the patience in the world to deal with him. He is very knowledgeable about music and explains everything to my son like he was an adult. Its amazing how my son understands everything! Mr. Mark has helped my son to fall in love even more with music. I totally recommend him to anyone. He is awesome!
Mark James Music Lessons
Art Y.
Great rapport with the kids. Inspired learning and made it fun .
JC Guitar Lessons
Tony L.
Really patient and knows how to work on improving your skill no matter what level you are.
Anthony Cortez guitar lessons
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