Find a guitar teacher in Santa Monica, CA

Find guitar lessons in Santa Monica, CA

Find guitar lessons in Santa Monica, CA

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Top 10 guitar teachers in Santa Monica, CA

Students agree: these Santa Monica guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Leon Rubenhold Guitar/Harmonica Lessons/GuitarFace Productions

Leon Rubenhold Guitar/Harmonica Lessons/GuitarFace Productions

5.0(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Melvin V. says, "Leon is a great player and teacher as well. He has a lifetime of experience, He has played with many big name acts and knows many people in the music business. He knows tons of songs and can easily figure out new music on the spot. He has a great ear for music. He can comp, improvise and arrange with minimal effort. Leon is highly recommended." Read more
Traveling Music Lessons, CA

Traveling Music Lessons, CA

5.0Exceptional(5)
23 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Colin F. says, "They come to you and make learning so convenient! It's the best way to learn any instrument. They have the best list of instructors and are so easy to work with!" Read more
Kevin Ma

Kevin Ma

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Santa Monica, CA
I've been playing guitar for over a decade and have been teaching for about 5 years. I'm here to spread the joy that guitar has brought me because at the end of the day guitar is COOL. A Berklee attendee and Emerson graduate in sound engineering, my gig experience ranges from small venues to auditoriums. Whether you're a beginner or stuck playing the same old things, I'm here to help you find your way out and get back on track. It all starts from the fretboard and together we’ll learn how to navigate your scales, chords and techniques. From blues to metal and everything in between, we’ll explore the things that interest you the most. With the
Angi Ma Guitar, Voice,music, AP English, AP History, Math

Angi Ma Guitar, Voice,music, AP English, AP History, Math

New on Lessons
Offers online services
36+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Angi Ma Tutoring and Lessons 4900 Overland Ave. #231 Culver City, CA 90230 (310)230-1299(Voice) (310)437-3871( Text) ONLINE OR IN PERSON [email protected] Guitar, voice,music Audio engineering, FINAL Cut, Photoshop,Protools, Logic. English,History,ART( CERAMICS),all humanities, voice , song writing, grammar, all ages.English 9-12, AP/Honors ,Social Science,World/US History,Ethnic & Social Justice , Ethnic identities/studies, AP US/Euro History,Chicano Studies,music, voice , WORK EXPERIENCE 1988 until Present. Music, English, History, Math, Science teacher.tutor Aly Design ( Architecture, Landscpe Design) ( family business) 1
BSR Studios

BSR Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Music feeds the soul. Music connects people. Find the teacher who understands your styles of music. Find the teacher who makes the music fun. I can. I love music and I really like people. I make it fun, make it pay, and make it good for others. I had mostly excruciatingly rigid teachers. I wanted to play and sing, not play a "1-string melody followed by a 2-string melody...". Find the easy fun first. Then add complexity when and if desired.
LAguitarteacher

LAguitarteacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
More than 30 years experience teaching. All guitar techniques, styles and experience levels being catered to. Personal indepth service, quick progress guaranteed.
Lessons By Daniel

Lessons By Daniel

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Hi there, my name is Daniel, and I am a guitar teacher based out of Los Angeles. I have an Associates in Arts in music. My specialty is a variety of Rock styles, but I can also teach Jazz and Classical as well. Fell free to look at my instagram @danielvanzuydamshred for some of my playing! Hope to see you soon!

Your Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do guitar lessons cost near me?

Guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per lesson, depending on if they last 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. If it's a one-on-one lesson, it'll cost around $45 to $70 hourly. Learning guitar in a group is cheaper at $25 to $35 per session.

If you're taking lessons every month, it adds up to $170 to $315 with the typical prepaid discount.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it since only a professional teacher giving you live feedback can guide you to learn faster. A good instructor helps you understand your mistakes and prevents you from developing bad habits.

Learning guitar by yourself takes a lot longer and won't prepare you as well to play in public.

At what age should I start guitar lessons?

Children can start guitar lessons from the ages of 6 to 10, or when they can comfortably hold the guitar and press the strings. Adults can start guitar lessons at any age, provided they practice regularly and patiently.

How many guitar lessons do I need?

The number of guitar lessons you need varies according to your goal and your practice routine. For many people, it typically takes about 2 to 6 months to play a simple tune. Mastering the guitar like a professional can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years.

What do you learn in guitar lessons?

In most guitar lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • How to correctly position your fingers to play chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to play various scales
  • New techniques for plucking and strumming
  • How to read sheet music.

Are online guitar lessons good?

Online guitar lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour and are good for getting personal instruction from skilled teachers worldwide. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and immediate feedback while learning new guitar-playing styles. Plus, you can easily record lessons to review their advice later.

How do I find the best guitar lessons near me?

In order to find the best guitar lessons for you, look through nearby teachers listed here on the Lessons website. You can also ask for teachers at local music stores or community colleges.

Before you hire a guitar teacher, make sure to:

  • Check out prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a list of their current or previous students that you can talk to.
  • Talk to other parents about the teacher's reputation with their children.
  • Make sure you get a written agreement and schedule before your first lesson.
  • Avoid making a big payment upfront for a month of lessons until you're comfortable with the teacher.

What questions do I ask when choosing a guitar teacher?

To find the right guitar teacher, you can ask them these questions:

  • What kind of music degree do you have?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching guitar?
  • Can I have a free trial lesson to see if your teaching style helps me?
  • What is the average age of your students?
  • Will you assign me finger exercises as homework?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and where can I buy used ones?
  • How many guitar-playing styles are you an expert in?
  • Can you modify your teaching style to suit my learning abilities?
  • What should I bring to our lessons, and how long is each one?
  • Can I get a copy of our schedule, agreement, and payment terms?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I choose some of my favorite songs to learn on the guitar?

Reviews for Santa Monica guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Monica area.
Richard C.
i started with leon 7 years ago. i have a great time each week. i have through his ability to teach me guitar, done something i have always wanted...To play guitar and enjoy. He is a great teacher. When you read his profile, he has played and traveled with some of the best musicians on the planet.I feel i am in the presence of greatness, yet he is humble about his past musical life. By choosing Leon Rubenhold, you are learning from one of the best. Make it your choice!
Leon Rubenhold Guitar/Harmonica Lessons/GuitarFace Productions
Jo Y.
My daughter is learning new skills so I really appreciate the time my teacher is spending to develop these new modalities while she is young. Highly recommend.
Traveling Music Lessons, CA
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