Sunnyvale, CA 95 Guitar Instructors near you

Where do you need the guitar instructor?

Go
Answer some questions

Let us know about your needs so we can bring you the right teachers.

Get matched

Get matched with multiple teachers that meet your exact needs.

Hire the right teacher

Compare teachers, ask questions, and hire only when ready.

Sunnyvale Guitar Lessons

AHMAD Guitar & Bass Lessons

AHMAD Guitar & Bass Lessons

5.0 38 Reviews
​Contact: [email protected] or Call/TXT (424) 666 9330 Rates: $39 for 30 minutes lesson $55 for 45 minutes lesson  $70 for 60 minutes lesson Location: San Jose, CA Lesson are either at my studio or via online video (Skype). ​About Me:Teaches students: Ages 5+ Teaching since: 1992I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George ... View Profile
View Profile
Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

5.0 15 Reviews
My teaching approach: When I started taking lessons at the age of 9, my teachers only wanted to teach me songs and music that THEY liked and I almost quit because of it. As a result, I am dedicated to teaching my students the music that THEY love and I use that music to help them understand the fundamentals of music theory and guitar technique. My belief is that music has to be fun as well as educational. I am currently offering online lessons only. You can learn from the comfort of your own home with one-on-one live video lessons! Guitar Techniques: Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, ... View Profile
View Profile
Confident Chords

Confident Chords

4.9 11 Reviews
Instruments are an extension of oneself, I focus on developing the musician within each of us to their fullest potential. My passion is to Connect and inspire through music, Share my passion for music with those around me, and Teach creativity through music.
View Profile
Guitar Lessons For Everyone

Guitar Lessons For Everyone

5.0 5 Reviews
I originally studied at Berklee College of Music and followed that up with years of making a living playing all styles of music -- with emphasis on jazz, blues, rock and pop. During that time, I taught hundreds of students. Perhaps you're a serious player who seeks a complete mastery of the fingerboard and wants to apply all elements of music theory to become a more proficient soloist.      I've got you covered. And, if jazz isn't your thing, and you have rock or pop tunes you'd love to play, I'll have you playing your favorites. I currently have students of all ages with many different musical tastes. ... View Profile
View Profile
Nicky J Guitar

Nicky J Guitar

5.0 3 Reviews
Started playing guitar in my teenage years and opened up my own business at the age of 18. Immediately fell in love with buisness,guitar, and music. After a few years of learning from the great guitarists such as, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, and the great jazz master Pat Matheny, I quickly realized I wanted to show my friends and family. My friends couldn’t believe it, and from then on, I knew I had a business in helping people improve their skill sets. ... View Profile
View Profile
Your Guitar Coach

Your Guitar Coach

5.0 2 Reviews
Imagine how incredible it would be to play and sing the music you love, write your own songs and perform with other musicians? Guitar, voice, bass and ukulele are exciting and versatile instruments that inspire you to express your unique creative abilities. Whether you’re a new player or looking to expand your musical horizons, James has the patience and expertise to guide you to a level of personal satisfaction and beyond. Coaching Objectives: Insure that you play/sing better – sooner! Encourage exploration of the music you love. Focus on optimum techniques for performing various styles. Clarify music theory as it applies to read ... View Profile
View Profile
Carol McComb's Music

Carol McComb's Music

5.0 2 Reviews
A songwriter’s songwriter, Carol’s songs have been recorded by Bill Staines, Laurie Lewis, the Good Ol' Persons and 2004 Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, among others. In addition to numerous other credits, Carol has taught guitar, harmony singing, voice and songwriting to thousands of people in workshop series in the San Francisco Bay Area and summer music camps nationwide and in Canada.
View Profile
John Chapman Guitarist

John Chapman Guitarist

5.0 2 Reviews
25-years professional guitarist, songwriter and music educator! BFA in Music Performance, Composition and Recording Engineering from SUNY Purchase College, Purchase NY I teach the student not the method but have created a foundational method I call Guitar Synergy® "Master Guitar Foundation, Made Fun & Easy!"© JOHN CHAPMAN’S GUITAR METHOD is specifically designed for beginner and intermediate guitar and bass students at any age who want to learn essential foundational guitar playing techniques and mental strategies that lead toward playing the guitar music they love with great skill, confidence, and passion, in a f ... View Profile
View Profile
Soul Graffiti Studios

Soul Graffiti Studios

5.0 1 Review
Soul Graffiti Productions is an artists-for-artists studio created by musicians of the Bay Area music community.  We care deeply about what is being put into the world as entertainment and consciousness. We support culture through the arts by teaching, recording, performing, and event production.
View Profile
Bytes And Notes

Bytes And Notes

5.0 1 Review
Bytes and Notes teachers, students, and parents work together to create an enjoyable learning experience to everyone, nurturing their talents in Music and Arts. We care about our students and treat them as part of our family. We are proud that we have diverse personalities and we are inspired by the power of Music to bring people together. We use innovative techniques to enhance life long learning experiences, various instructional strategies and offer the highest quality of music instruction and performance opportunities to our students of all ages. ... View Profile
View Profile
Steve Gray Teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, And Pro Tools

Steve Gray Teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, And Pro Tools

5.0 1 Review
I've been playing guitar since 1966.  I havea Master's Degree in classical guitar from San Jose State University, but I have been playing rock and roll, some jazz, and country for years.   I taught Jazz and Pop Voice and Music Appreciation at West Valley College in Saratoga.  I have a unique approach of teaching popular vocal singing technique that is informed by workshops that I took with famed vocal clinician Joseph Klein.  I have been a nightclub singer for years, and you can see some of my recent demos for the Gray Diamond Show on YouTube. I recorded an early karaoke product: "The Legacy of a King," which featured ... View Profile
View Profile
Getting There Guitar

Getting There Guitar

5.0 1 Review
I am a great learner. I believe I am a great teacher. I had to do it on my own and I would love to teach beginner level students how to play the guitar in ways it makes sense for them. Centuries ago Shakespeare once wrote "if music be the food of love, play on." This is how I feel about music and especially playing the guitar. Once you understand the basics of guitar playing, it is easy to accelerate to intermediate level. And you will absolutely love guitar playing and making music. I believe I can teach you the tricks to get over the entry level humps. ... View Profile
View Profile
SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

4.0 1 Review
Hi, I'm Andi at SHREDLAB My GUITAR LESSON STUDIO is located in San Leandro, CA and I offer dedicated instruction, and quality lessons in a variety of styles and formats.​ Whether you're a complete beginner that is starting out for the first time or someone that has been playing for a few years, I can help you get to the level of playing that you desire.
View Profile
Kristina Sablan Voice Lessons, Piano, Music Theory, Guitar, Songwriting Lessons

Kristina Sablan Voice Lessons, Piano, Music Theory, Guitar, Songwriting Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Degrees and Education: * Clo Parello School of Music De Anza College:  Graduate of the John Ford School of Voice and Performance  Trained and Graduated in the Speech Level Singing Technique    Awards and Achievements: Kristina Sablan's original song 'Angel Up Above' earned her a top 5 winning slot in the International Songwriting Competition Finals in Hollywood CA, on December 9th, 2016. Part of the 'Your Music Out inning slot in the International Songwriting Competition Finals in Hollywood CA, on December 9th, 2016. Kristina Sablan's song 'Angel Up Above' came in 4th place. The Finals event was at the famed 'Kulak's Woo ... View Profile
View Profile
San Jose School Of Music

San Jose School Of Music

San Jose School of Music is the largest music school on the Avenue in downtown Willow Glen, San Jose, CA. We are an actual professional school of music, not someone's home or a retail store afterthought. Students have come as far north as the Bay Area Peninsula and as far south as Gilroy to take lessons here. While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a San Jose School of Music student and find out why we are San Jose’s Willow Glen number one choice for music lessons. San Jose School of Music has been offering quality music lessons for ten years. 3 benefits of becoming a SJSM student ... View Profile
View Profile
Tom Caprino Guitar Lessons

Tom Caprino Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I find out what my students goals are and I take them to the next level. I help them and guarantee that he or she will meet his or her goals. My influences are: Eric Clapton, George Benson, Jimmy Luttrell, BB King, Michael Bloomfield, Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Chet Adkins, Roy Clark, Les Paul, Johnny Smith, and many more. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Porcella's in Gilroy CB Perkins in San Jose Willow School of Music in San Jose Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle ... View Profile
View Profile
Phil Johnson Music Lessons

Phil Johnson Music Lessons

My teaching approach: Why My Lessons Are Different: * I teach more than just the intro to a bunch of songs and random lessons that don't connect * I won't make you drill scales and arpeggios over and over for no reason * After we get through some basics, we'll play the kind of music you like * I'll also stretch you into areas of music you may not have thought of before Be sure to email me for more info. My influences are: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kirk Hammett, BB King, Joe Perry, Prince, Louis Armstrong My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in the Berryessa area ... View Profile
View Profile
John Lawlor Guitar Lessons

John Lawlor Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: 31yrs playing experience. I’ll help w/technique, improve speed, finger strength/dexterity, tips, tricks, theory, shredding, other aspects of learning/playing. I teach chords,scales (major/minor, Ionian, Aeolian, Lydian, mixolydian, augmented, diminished, locrian, harmonic minor/melodic minor, blues scale, dorian, phrygian, aeolian dominant, phrygian dominant, gypsy scale),arpeggios, understanding extensions, triads,inversions,intervals. Teaching philosophy partly based on connecting w/ & affecting audience. To achieve I emphasize tone, expression, stage presence, technical facility, repertoire My influences are: - JIMI ... View Profile
View Profile
Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Begin the musical journey of a lifetime with easy guitar lessons from Geoff Svendsgaard. He has 22 years experience and offers private guitar lessons for all ages and skill levels with free first lesson. Geoff has the experience, diversity, and patience to guide you to your goals! "It amazes me after all these years in discovering new and fresh insights while teaching my students. It's from the help of my students that I have been able to build such a strong catalog of songs that they enjoy learning. If you are a beginner or an advanced player, it doesn't take long for me to identify the tools and practice exercises that will be personally ta ... View Profile
View Profile
The Music Place

The Music Place

Bright eyed 3-year-olds stare expectantly as a big circle is drawn on the whiteboard in front of them. With a burst of energy, their teacher, Janice Morris, adds a squiggly line and two dots. "This is a smiley face", she exclaims. Janice Morris, founder and director of The Music Place, Fine Arts for Children! has developed an innovative teaching method that enables children as young as 2 to begin music theory while having fun. Blue eyes twinkling, "Miss Janice", as the children know her, dips her finger into pretend paint, makes a comical squeaking sound, and the "smiley face" suddenly becomes a "dirty face" and then a quarter note. Charmed ... View Profile
View Profile
Space Ace Studios

Space Ace Studios

I've been playing guitar since 1991 and as a bonus I have skills in piano, drums, and shamisen (Traditional instrument of Japan) Students can learn musical notation, music theory. I also encourage students to have songs for us to work on together. I also offer jam sessions and group lessons as well!
View Profile
The Hunter School Of Music

The Hunter School Of Music

The Hunter School of Music offers private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, flute, theory, and composition. Depending on age and ability, you can choose from a 30 minute, 45 minute, or 60 minute weekly private lesson. Private lessons are available to anyone from 5 years old through adults, beginners, intermediate, or advanced.  Our instructors have several years experience teaching children in schools, college classes, and individual and group lessons to all ages and abilities. You may read about each instructor’s background and their teaching philosophy under the “Meet the Instructors&rd ... View Profile
View Profile
Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

With over thirty-five years of experience in performing, composing, recording, and teaching, I have garnered a reputation as one of the top musical professionals in the Bay Area. As a teacher I try to bring out each student's passion for music while instilling the fundamentals of sound technique that will enable them to grow not only as a player and/or singer, but to deepen their appreciation of music and inspire creativity and to self expression.  I have been on staff at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto for over thirty years, and have taught thousands of students both privately and in group classes over that ... View Profile
View Profile
Peter 's Music Lessons

Peter 's Music Lessons

My service stands out for I provide High quality Music Lessons, where I teach a diverse variety of musical styles, but cater the lessons to each individual, and I provide each student/customer with the chance to become greater, and provide each person the ability to excel in their environment.
View Profile
Local Masters

Local Masters

At Local Masters, our prolific instructors customize sessions entirely around your level, capabilities and goals. For your convenience, our instructors are available to travel to your location to offer in-home sessions. All our instructors are highly trained and have a good reputation going along with customers as they help them develop and hone skills quickly.
View Profile
J ACE J Music Inc.

J ACE J Music Inc.

My teaching approach: I believe that music actually is a language. I approach learning music in a way that is like learning your first language when you were a kid. Music theory is very important, but is on a need to know basis. My influences are: Eddie Van Halen, Freddie King, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Leo Nocentelli, John Scofield, Jimi Hendrix, Earl King, Michael Hedges, Paco de Lucia, Larry Carlton, anyone really good. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: J ACE J Music 2992 Spring St #A Redwood City, CA 94063 Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, ... View Profile
View Profile
Olivier Mesnier Guitar Lessons

Olivier Mesnier Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Hyper prepared and organized lessons. More than 20 years of teaching experience. I will help you progress quickly and effectively. - European degrees in Classical Guitar and Music (Music Conservatoire of Paris. Ars Nova Music Academy (Paris) and a Master in Musicology at the University of Paris. My influences are: From Bach to Rock My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Every day, any hour Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing Y ... View Profile
View Profile
The Guitar Studio Of Grady Sloan

The Guitar Studio Of Grady Sloan

My teaching approach: I teach Suzuki Philosophy for students up to 8 years old. Older beginners will get a custom program to fit their needs. My influences are: The three B's: Bream, Brouwer and Bach. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: 12-9pm Monday through Friday Guitar Techniques: Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I start to get to know them. I want to know what their goals and ambitions are. I want to know how well they can communicate. I start ... View Profile
View Profile
Ken Wanlass Guitar Lessons

Ken Wanlass Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have 8 years of guitar playing experience, from techniques, chord progressions, rhythms, rock/blues soloing, tap soloing, use of scales, playing covers and songwriting. My teaching method brings out the enjoying aspect of playing the guitar from the very start by teaching fundamental concepts through the use of music you are already interested in. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach in Santa Clara County. Currently I have taught mutual friends in Sunnyvale and Los Altos. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal ... View Profile
View Profile
Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons

Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach what the student wants to learn in the following areas: reading music, playing lead and rhythm guitar, performance techniques. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Fremont, California studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Rhythm guitar ... View Profile
View Profile

Courses & Guides

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
Guitar Lessons

How much do guitar lessons cost?

Read more about local pricing and what to expect in our cost guide.

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.

Do you teach guitar? View our open Guitar Teacher Jobs near you.