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Heritage Home Conservatory

Heritage Home Conservatory

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We provide highly-trained, music teachers of virtually all instruments and voice for private, in-home lessons to students of all ages and skill levels.
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Steve Stockmal Drum, Bass And Guitar Lessons

Steve Stockmal Drum, Bass And Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been a full time musician for my entire adult life. I graduated from M.I. with honors, and have played all over the world. I love teaching and helping people grow musically and personally. My influences are: As a professional musician I have been influenced by a vast number of artists. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: We have a great studio in Goleta where we teach and have band rehearsals. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Improvisation, Performance, Fingerstyle, Open ... View Profile
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John Lyle Guitar Lessons

John Lyle Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I like to teach my beginning students chords, and then immediatly apply them to songs the student likes. I believe learning songs is the best way for students to learn and understand music. I prefer to teach acoustic guitar, as I believe it lends itself better to learning songs, especially for beginners. More advanced players can then incorporate the electric guitar into what we do. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, R ... View Profile
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Mark Covey Guitar Lessons

Mark Covey Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I love teaching and I take pride in doing a good job. I combine the interests of the individual student with necessary musicianship skills. I can provide sheet music, recordings, CD's, and even performance opportunities here and there. I am comfortable teaching most styles of guitar playing, but my specialization is classical guitar. I have a B.A. in classical guitar from Pepperdine University. My goal is develop a love of music and an inspiration to continue studying guitar in the student. My influences are: Classical: Christopher Parkening, Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, David Russell. Rock: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Led ... View Profile
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Billy Stewart Guitar Lessons

Billy Stewart Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach my students the styles and songs they are really wanting to play. Brand new students whom have never played guitar will know at least 3 or more chords after the first lesson. Lessons are action packed and really fun! I have all gear necessary for electric and acoustic lessons. I'm a big fan of hard rock, heavy metal, pop, and I know every AC/DC song in the book!! (Just in case) My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy

Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy is a non-profit that aims to unite Santa Barbara youth from all backgrounds and cultures in an enviornment that will ignite their desire to learn. We offer a band program which allows our students to have a full musical experience through being in a band. We also offer private lessons which allows students to focus on specific skill development. Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: We offer classes M-F scheduling is based on availability of the teacher and the student. Guit ... View Profile
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Hunter Cohen Guitar Lessons

Hunter Cohen Guitar Lessons

My service comes from the heart of a lifelong and working professional musician. With my focus on the guitar, I offer knowledge, tips, and structured practice routines that I have developed over my years of playing and also acquired from the best musicians in Los Angeles under whom I study. I also offer onlince lessons via Skype/FaceTime/other video chat apps for everyone's convenience :)
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Andrea Koelsch Music Lessons

Andrea Koelsch Music Lessons

I am a musician with over 30 years of experience, and I will teach you not only techniques of playing but also the interaction of sound and dynamics within the song, as well as the musical understanding of the theoretical part. As a producer and songwriter I understand the role of instruments in a band and song setting. You may want to learn how to accompany yourself as a singer, I will help you with that! We will find out what bass lines or electric guitar patterns will enhance the sound and feel of a song.  I have recorded and produced two original CDs and am also working as a producer for other artists. ... View Profile
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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
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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.

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