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Santa Monica Guitar Lessons

Phil Romo- Music Educator And Bassist

Phil Romo- Music Educator And Bassist

5.0 11 Reviews
Hi, I'm Phil. I have been a professional music teacher since 2002. In my time as a piano, guitar, drum and bass instructor I have taught hundreds of students to empower themselves through music.  I currently teach at Burbank Music Academy, Burbanks best music school three years running. I am the schools busiest teacher with a very high student retention rate. My students often study with me for five or more years. My teaching style is based in traditional music theory. We don't bother with tabs or other crutches which limit a students knowledge of music. All students learn the fundamentals; ear training, notation, chords and scales. As a ... View Profile
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Love 2Play Guitar

Love 2Play Guitar

5.0 10 Reviews
I'm a guitar instructor that will personalize a custom program detailed to what you would like to learn - with guaranteed results! Teaching at Santa Monica College, the Los Angeles Music and Art School, several other private schools and individual private lessons, has provided me with an efficient well rounded approach to help students learn fast. 
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Lessons From Me 2 U

Lessons From Me 2 U

5.0 10 Reviews
Hello! My name is Aimee and I am looking forward to meeting you. This year is my 18th in this industry and I love helping my students achieve their musical goals. I believe every student is unique and therefore feel it is necessary to give each student a learning approach that is suitable to their individual ability. Every lesson with me will provide to the student consistent advancement in musical knowledge. Whether it is Playing guitar, Singing, ( or both), or Playing piano, I will help you get where you want to be. I do incorporate in the Lesson Plan, learning Music Theory to the applied instrument. I encourage a positive approach to learn ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Ben Cohen Guitar Lessons

Ben Cohen Guitar Lessons

5.0 9 Reviews
Take guitar lessons from a true professional! Ben Cohen is one of the most in-demand rock/shred guitarists in LA, not just as an instructor, but also as a hired gun for pro touring bands and as a pro studio musician. Ben currently plays guitar for international-touring Video Game Metal band PowerGlove, as well as national-touring Progressive Metal band Lattermath. Although he specializes in taking rock and metal guitarists to the next level, Ben's lesson plans are customized to fit each student's goals, level, and stylistic preferences. With over 18 years of professional teaching, performing, and recording experience and a Professional Music ... View Profile
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Raffia Music Studio - Music School

Raffia Music Studio - Music School

5.0 5 Reviews
Raffia Music Studio is the place where musical dreams and aspirations come true. Raffia Music Studio offers private Voice, Piano, Bass, Guitar, and Drum Lessons, Vocal ensembles, along with studio recording capabilities, and more! All ages, experiences and levels are welcome to take lessons at our school. Our mission is to provide a solid musical foundation that creates an outlet for our students to strive in self expression, creativity, and excellence.  School Director and founder of the Raffia Music Studio- Raffia Ford has performed with some the music industries best, such as Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Blake Shelton, The Jacks ... View Profile
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Solanostudios

Solanostudios

5.0 4 Reviews
I am a  Certified Music Teacher in Commercial Music and in Recording Arts. After begining my journey in piano at the age of 8, I continued in music through High school and College. With 20 years of hands-on experience in teaching and recording, my main performance instruments are piano, base, guitar, drums and voice. I thrive in all music styles and have a professional work history in teachig current or future passionate muscians on developing their instrument.  I seek to equip students in ages 7+ with music skills that will see them excel no matter what path they take in music.  I am fluent in English/Spanish.  ... View Profile
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J. A. Werthmann Music Lessons

J. A. Werthmann Music Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I have several years experience teaching all ages, from youth to adult, and all levels of musicians, from beginning to advanced. I have taught group lessons, band camps, high school marching bands, and individual lessons. From this variety of experiences I have learned how to make music lessons in any situation both effective and fun!
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Noel's Guitar Lessons

Noel's Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I teach how to play music by ear. Learning music is like learning a language. You have to learn how to listen, and how to speak. I teach my students to be able to speak the language of music naturally, just like a language. Topics covered:  Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Songwriting
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Ryan Kwan Music Lessons

Ryan Kwan Music Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I am passionate and highly knowledgable musician and performer. I can offer a pure joy in learning music and finding a voice in your own expression. My teaching style is lax, I feel out what the student needs in the moment and give them assignments to work on every week. I am very creative to find resources that will help the student and guide where the lessons and goals head towards. I am a singer-songwriter who specializes in many instruments such as piano, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and singing. I am an active performer and songwriter and have performed and collaborated with many individual in many unique situations. I also went to school at ... View Profile
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Leon Rubenhold Guitar/Harmonica Lessons/GuitarFace Productions

Leon Rubenhold Guitar/Harmonica Lessons/GuitarFace Productions

5.0 3 Reviews
Guitar and Harmonica lessons with me take place in the following locations: at student's home in the Los Angeles area or my studio in Santa Monica. Guitar techniques taught include; rhythm guitar, lead guitar, fingerpicking, slide guitar in open and standard tuning. Song writing with recording and production services available also.
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Richman Music School

Richman Music School

5.0 3 Reviews
We offer top-quality lessons in  piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, guitar, ukulele, banjo, bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, English horn, saxophone, baritone horn, French horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba, drums, harmonica, accordion, harpsichord, organ, composition, conducting, music theory and midi/electronic programming. Many of our teachers will come to your home in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. We also offer online/skype/facetime lessons. Most of our teachers offer one free lesson. ... View Profile
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Dylan Gorenberg Guitar Lessons

Dylan Gorenberg Guitar Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
I am senior in the Univeristy of Southern California's Thornton School of Music Studio / Jazz Guitar program. I have studied guitar for over 10 years and am well versed in all styles and genres of music including rock, pop, funk, jazz, classical, metal and many more. I teach musicians of all levels from beginner to advanced students and love working with children.
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Base Music Studio

Base Music Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
My name is Anthony Base and I offer IN HOME piano lessons. That means I come out to your house/apartment and give a lesson!  The first lesson is FREE! Just to make sure i'm the right fit for ya!  I'm the owner of Base Music Studio my own "mobile music" business, I'll leave website at the bottom. I'm a North Texas graduate with 2 degrees in music education and performance. I also teach at the Irvine School of Music and the LA School of Music. I was voted 2nd best teacher in Dallas while working there. It's all in the website. All the best, -Base www.basemusicstudio.com ... View Profile
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Academy Of Music And Fine Arts

Academy Of Music And Fine Arts

5.0 2 Reviews
The Academy of Music and Fine Arts has been providing art and music lessons for children and adults of all ages since 1999. Based on a solid foundation of intellectually informed, hands-on instruction, we have a long history of producing students of the highest caliber. Many of our students go on to win state and national competitions and gain acceptance into music programs at top-tier universities, and some have had the privilege to perform at world-class arenas such as Carnegie hall by special invitation. We pride ourselves on our faculty of distinguished musicians and artists with a diverse cross-section of accomplishments, creating an env ... View Profile
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Learn Guitar With Ricky

Learn Guitar With Ricky

5.0 2 Reviews
In one way or another I have been in the music business my entire life. Playing for TV shows or in concerts, teaching, or a sideman for casuals, music has always been my life and passion. I have been playing since I was 11 years old and started playing professionally since I was 13. I have pre-made lesson plans that cover many styles and all levels of the guitar. I have a great upbeat disposition, am self-motivated, reliable, and love to go to work every day! Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Ricky Katz Beginning to Advanced Guitar Lessons available. Electric or Acoustic Guitar. SKILLS I CAN TEACH YOU: • Playing songs t ... View Profile
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Rick Rossi

Rick Rossi

4.5 2 Reviews
 I have a long list of credits with 3 Grammy nominations and one Grammy award, but the most important distinction between me and other teachers is that I get fast results. I've always loved helping others and I've taught saxophone, clarinet and flute for over 35 years. If you want to learn to play and be able to not only play songs but to jam on them then I have the method for you. Just check out some of these videos and you'll see how fast you can learn with me. You won't see another teacher anywhere on the web showing their students after just a few lessons. Check these out and give me a call. This first video is of 3 of my students wh ... View Profile
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Billy Wiseman Guitar Lessons

Billy Wiseman Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: I can teach any age (have taught ages 8-70), I’ve had students signed to name labels “ Taught 2 girls in the group Haim”  (have references, if needed), am patient and comfortable with any skill level: true beginner to advanced. Since I do this for my living , I won't give a half hearted  by the book lesson . Each student will be engaged in learning fun exercises , theory and fretboard knowledge and music of their personal choice .      My guitar lessons take place In the student's home;    Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide ... View Profile
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Kent David Hiltz Guitar And Music Lessons

Kent David Hiltz Guitar And Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I still remind myself of what it was like to be a beginner or to learn a new concept.  This outlook allows me to clearly explain concepts like chord building, scales, modes, and technique.  I have 23 years of experience playing the guitar and have played pop, rock, punk, country, metal, and funk.  I have years of live experience as well so I can also help with tone and gear tips and how to make a live situation a no-stress situation! ... View Profile
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Mitch Rice Guitar Lessons

Mitch Rice Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Lessons are geared towards the students needs, ability and desire. I enjoy teaching entry-level students. It's a lot of fun interacting with their idea's and turning that into music. I have taught on and off for 45 years. I've played as a soloist at private events to different types of combos; rock, pop, jazz.
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Andreas Emmanuel Guitar Lessons

Andreas Emmanuel Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Are you interested in learning to play the guitar, or looking to take your guitar playing to the next level? I’m Andreas, Lead Guitarist, and I’m here to help. I’m a veteran of many rock n roll bands including Fatal Jamz, Snow Wite, T.E.A.M.S., Dom, and more and I’ve done studio sessions for acts on prominent indie labels such as Sub Pop and Mexican Summer. I have an open approach to teaching; we’ll focus on the areas YOU want to improve and the styles you want to play. I've got you covered whether you want to learn to strum the latest pop songs, rip a guitar solo, or delve deeper into theory. Enjoy lessons in t ... View Profile
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Justin Smolian Guitar Lessons

Justin Smolian Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I like to base my lessons around what the student wants to learn whether it be very strict classical guitar instruction or very relaxed lessons focused learning to jam with your friends. I always include technique and a little theory in my lessons but I prefer to end the lessons by teaching the student a song that he/she wants to learn so they have something fun to practice during the week My influences are: anyone who makes passionate music My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: All over the San Fernando valley Guitar Tech ... View Profile
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Heritage Home Conservatory

Heritage Home Conservatory

4.0 1 Review
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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Marcus Rezak Guitar Lessons

Marcus Rezak Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Berklee College Of Music B.M. Cum Laude 2006 DePaul University Masters of Music 2012 Professional touring, recording, and teaching experience of 20 years. Currently performing with members of Frank Zappas band.  I work with all ages and skill levels and am very patient, knowledgeable, and fun to be around. 
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John Huldt's Music Lessons

John Huldt's Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Hi. My name is John Huldt. I'm originally from Sweden but have called Los Angeles home since 2006. I have about 15 years experience teaching and I also hold a teaching position at the Los Angeles College for Music. I teach all ages from 7 and up and all levels and most styles. My teaching philosophy is that if the student doesn't understand something, it's always the teachers fault and I individualize every lessons to each student.
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Willman Morcillo

Willman Morcillo

5.0 1 Review
Hi there.  I'm an excellent communictor and have a reputation for making my students feel completely comfortable, respected and encouraged at all times.  I really get into what will bring out the best in each and every person and how to express that through the guitar.
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Live Guitar Lessons By Gio Lombardi

Live Guitar Lessons By Gio Lombardi

5.0 1 Review
I have more the two decades of professional experience in teaching guitar to kids, teens, adoults, individual classes and group classes. My students retention is measured in terms of years, when it comes to education you should invest your time and money with professionals because knowledge is power. Contact me now for more information!
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AllProMusicLessons.com

AllProMusicLessons.com

5.0 1 Review
 I am a full-time music teacher of  25 years teaching guitar, piano,bass, recording, and adding vocals to music .  I have a customized soundproof studio built for my students and teaching room .  I pour my heart  and experience with much patience and make it fun along the way for each student to master their  instrument 
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Music Unlimited

Music Unlimited

4.0 1 Review
My music history: I am a music major from CSUN.  I started playing guitar when I was nine years old.  I took private lessons right away until I began learning by ear.  I spent the rest of my childhood by playing in bands, finally playing with the best band out, the Novelles, a Happening.  We recorded an album in 1968 which wasn't released until 2005 and again in 2007 on Radioactive label.  We haven't seen one cent.  As for Ed Benson, he enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College near the age of 33.  He learned a lot about music composition and classical guitar.  I took classical guitar lessons my entire tim ... View Profile
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The Music Coaches, LLC

The Music Coaches, LLC

5.0 1 Review
The Music Coaches, LLC is a collection of professional musicians who are equally passionate about teaching. We offer lessons in a variety of instruments: piano, guitar, voice, drums, ukulele, flute and violin. Lessons take place in your home or via Skype. We also teach group music classes in the local area.  Several teachers at The Music Coaches, LLC are members of the Music Teacher's Association of California.  Students through The Music Coaches, LLC will have opportunities to perform, take music tests, and simply learn from the most knowledgable, fun and patient teachers in Southern California! ... View Profile
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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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Santa Monica Guitar Lessons

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John Huldt's Music Lessons

John Huldt · Santa Monica, CA


About John

My name is John Huldt. I grew up on cold Sweden but decided to move to Los Angeles in 2005 to attend the LA Music Academy. I immediately fell in love with the city and the people, being so friendly and supportive here, I ended up staying. Since I graduated in 2006 I've been making a living as a musician.

I've been teaching since I was about 18 years old (I'm 34 now, while writing this) and my mom is a teacher so I guess it just runs in the family. It's always come naturally to help other if it's something I can do for them and I found that I've learned a lot this way as well.

I think the best thing about teaching is that you're giving someone a language. The moment when it "clicks" for the student is just incredibly rewarding and when they take that step from music just being sounds to being this colorful universe in which everything makes sense it really opens up a lot of doors.

I've taught just about everyone from 5-65 years old. It really is never too late to learn an instrument and I don't believe at all that it gets harder when you get older. Quite the contrary. Besides, ever tried getting a 7 year old to sit still and focus for an hour? ;)

If I were to give one piece of advice to any beginner it would be to get a good teacher. There is a lot of great information online but I have found (from teacher many years and hundreds of students) it often gets very confusing if you don't have someone to ask about this stuff. You need someone to help connect the dots.
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