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Top 10 guitar teachers in Santa Rosa, CA

Students agree: these Santa Rosa guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shanley Guitar Lessons

Shanley Guitar Lessons

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
Marcell says, "Flexibility of lessons. We’ve switched focus areas multiple times and I’ve been able to learn from each topic." Read more
TULE LAZULE

TULE LAZULE

New on Lessons
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
I have well over two decades of experience in person and online. I was trained as a Certificate of Merit student in Classical, including theory and technique. Uniquely, I tailor lessons to your goals. MUSIC first (theory secondarily). I teach all levels and popular genres! I can easily teach chord method, ear-training, improvisation, songwriting. I also teach guitar, ukulele and am an experienced vocal coach. I write and record in several genres as well and I am a creativity coach.
Music With Matt

Music With Matt

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
I teach drums, guitar, ukulele, music production, music theory and song writing. My services stand out because I have developed my own cirriculum which puts a strong emphaiss on learning practical skills that will actually be useful in a real musical situation. I also encourage students to study music that excites them. You can learn so much from a simple pop song. I enjoy connecting with my students and help bring their musicianship to the next level. I really love how music can transform peoples lives. I have noticed that when teaching kids it is just as important to be a good mentor or role model for them as it is to be a good music...
Really Good Music Lessons

Really Good Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
Teaching in the north bay since 2007. Work as a performing musician several nights a week. Use a broad variety of materials to develop fundamental skills and versatility. Able and willing to delve into specific repertoire as the student desires. (831) 234-0213 [email protected]
Brett Fenex Guitar Lessons

Brett Fenex Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
Music has saved my life and I wish the same for you! I play piano, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and drums. I am an award-winning songwriter and I am Miusical Director at Alchemia, a non-profit organization that serves adults with special needs.I love guitar and have been teaching for 20 years. It is never too late to unlock the creativity that lives inside of you! It is inspirational to see people connect with their passion and creativity!
Terry Mills Guitar Studios

Terry Mills Guitar Studios

5.0Exceptional(8)
2 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
Linda S. says, "Terry is an excellent guitarist and teacher. His instructions are very clear and he is very friendly, patient and encouraging. I would recommend him for any level of experience from beginner to professional." Read more
Robert Jones' Guitar Lessons

Robert Jones' Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(13)
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
Christian says, "Very efficient lessons" Read more
Dave Carlson Guitar/bass/uke

Dave Carlson Guitar/bass/uke

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
Azar L. says, "He is a great teacher. He is very patient with beginner students. " Read more
Matthew Montfort Guitar And Music Lessons

Matthew Montfort Guitar And Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
48+ years in business
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
Guitarist Matthew Montfort is known as a world guitar innovator and an inspiring music instructor who helps students of all levels and ages learn whatever style they desire. He is on the 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list at DigitalDreamDoor.com along with such luminaries as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, John Fahey, Adrian Legg, Merle Travis, John Renbourn, Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, Pierre Bensusan, Toni Rice, Alex De Grassi, Stefan Grossman, Artie Traum, Joni Mitchell, and Peppino D'Agostino. He is the leader of the world music group Ancient Future, a skilled music producer, a composer, and the author of a rhythm training boo...
Hot Frittatas Productions

Hot Frittatas Productions

New on Lessons
Serves Santa Rosa, CA
I have been playing fiddle and mandolin for over 50 years. I started violin lessons when I was in school, and began studying classical music. I soon discovered other styles of music, as well, and took a little detour from the classical world into the world of Bluegrass music and folk music. That led me to a professional career in Bluegrass and Country music, and also lead me to explore many other styles of music, including jazz and swing, Cajun and Zydeco music, Italian mandolin music, Klezmer music, and more. I teach all these styles to my students. I have taught very young kids and very old adults, as long as the interest and the pa...

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 Rosa guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Rosa area.
Saulo Q.
Jonathan is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the guitar. He takes his time explaining and breaking concepts down and has always worked with me to meet my specific needs. I have tried lessons with other people before, and by far Jonathan has been the best experience I have ever had with a guitar instructor. I have now been taking lessons for a year and a half and am grateful for every single moment.
Shanley Guitar Lessons
Howard H.
Terry Mills is an exceptional teacher with a deep knowledge of guitar and music. Terry is skilled in different guitar genres including classical, folk, pop and jazz. He is a patient teacher who teaches with kindness and depth. I highly recommend him.
Terry Mills Guitar Studios
Gary Z.
Perhaps the teaching quality I most appreciate about Robert Jones is his concern that I understand a guitar technique or musical concept. If I don’t grasp a concept, Robert is diligent to offer another explanation or demonstrate another technique. Thank you Robert!
Robert Jones' Guitar Lessons
Mike T.
Dave is a very accomplished guitar player and instructor. He is very easy going and supportive. I’ve taken music lessons from several other instructors but never took to playing until I started with Dave. Highly recommend him!
Dave Carlson guitar/bass/uke
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