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Played the Guitar (Electric/Accoustic) from 1972 to present. Received training in reading music. Performed live with several music bands in Hawaii and California. Also ocassionally perform as a solo musician/singer for private celebrations. Teach music styles: Pop, Rock, and also teach how to read music. Recorded with musicians and bands as a studio musician for hire in Hawaii and Northern California.
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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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Tony Burnett · Temecula, CA
We talked to guitar instructor Tony Burnett about the art of teaching guitar students how to play guitar in Temecula, CA, and you can watch the interview by visiting Tony’s guitar teacher page. In the meantime, here is a transcript of the interview, if you wish to read it, and you can also find out about other guitar teachers in Inland Empire, California by clicking here.
Temecula Guitar Teacher Tony Burnett
Lessons.com: We’re here with Tony Burnett, who teaches guitar, and who has a profile on Lessons.com. Welcome, Tony, thanks for taking the time in your busy schedule to talk to us.
Tony Burnett: Hey, my pleasure, not a problem. How are you today?
Lessons.com: I’m doing very good, and it’s a pleasure to be here with you, as well. Tell us first, where do you teach guitar? What city and what state are you in?
Tony Burnett: I’m in Temecula, California, and I have a little music school there. I’ve had the school since about 2008, and I own and operate, and I teach during the week too. I’ve been teaching guitar for about twenty-one years now, I think it is, and most of that time has been in the Temecula area, which is basically Southern California, about, I would say, forty-five minutes or so north of San Diego, which is the closest major city.
Lessons.com: Got it. And do you teach only at your location at the school, or do you also travel to guitar students’ homes?
Tony Burnett: I do not travel to students’ homes, unfortunately, because I’m so busy at the school, I don’t, unfortunately, have the time to do that. So all my guitar students do come to the school, but I also do teach online Skype guitar lessons. I do have a few students that I do online also.
Lessons.com: That’s wonderful. If someone wanted to contact you about Skype guitar lessons, what would be the best way to do so?
Tony Burnett: Well, they can always email me; that’s always the quickest and the best way. They can go to my website, which is www.tonyburnett.com, which is basically my name … dot com. You can email me through the website there It will go directly to me, and I’ll respond to you as quickly as I can in-between guitar lessons. (Editor’s note: To find out Tony’s contact info, you can always go to Tony’s guitar teacher page Lessons.com.
Lessons.com: How would you describe the guitar lesson climate there in Temecula? Are there a lot of people who want to learn guitar?
Tony Burnett: Yeah, actually there is. There are quite a few guitar teachers that I have that work for me, and there are a couple of local guitar teachers around my area. Umm, yeah … it’s actually pretty fruitful out there. It’s been that way for a while. Temecula’s a very family oriented town. There’s a lot of families there, and things like that. So, it’s a really nice neighborhood. It’s very clean and nice. It’s a very kind of an upper class type of neighborhood, and all the kids are great. Parents are great. So, it’s actually a really nice place to teach guitar, and, like I said, I’ve been lucky enough to be teaching there for almost twenty years now in that location.
Lessons.com: Yes, it sounds like a wonderful place to live and to teach. And, do you offer music lessons on other instruments besides guitar?
Tony Burnett: I do, yes. Personally, myself, I do guitar lessons; I also do bass; I also teach drums. I also do a rock school program I developed a long time ago, where I take kids and form bands with them. It’s why I call it rock school, and I teach that class also. I also do, like, music theory – those classes too, and I also do some recording classes, also, at the same time. So, that right there is what I personally do, and that pretty much keeps my plate full.
Lessons.com: Of course, it sounds like it keeps it very full. And, do you teach both adults and children?
Tony Burnett: Oh yes. I would probably say a good sixty percent of my guitar students are between the ages of about eight and eighteen, and the rest are adults. I actually have quite a bit of adults. I’ve been seeing more of an adult percentage of lessons over the last few years. I think what that is, is that they see all their songs and daughters getting really good.
Lessons.com: Of course … and then they want the same for themselves.
Tony Burnett: Exactly.
Lessons.com: In simple terms, how would you describe your guitar teaching approach with an individual guitar student?
Tony Burnett: Well, that’s where I’m a little bit different than a lot of other guitar teachers. I don’t follow the standard curriculum. I actually write my own curriculums; everything I give a guitar student is personally written by me, and I’ve developed curriculums over my career and guitar teaching career, and I have found out – probably the most important thing – that I have found out is that no two students are alike, and you have to be able to adjust immediately. That’s very important, because some students are going to progress faster than others, and some are going to be slower – even with boys and girls. So the ones that are maybe going to be struggling a little bit, you have to spend more time with them on specific subjects versus okay, we’re done with that, let’s move on, when they’re not really ready to move on yet. So, you really have to adjust, depending on how the guitar student – how he’s learning. That’s the most important thing to me, and that works a lot better versus just following the standard timeline, if you will. You can’t really do that.
Lessons.com: Of course. Yeah, I can understand that completely. Can you tell us a little bit about your fees and guitar lesson scheduling format – how often do you work with students?
Tony Burnett: Most of my guitar lessons are thirty-minute based, and they’re all private – one-on-one lessons. I have done a lot of group lessons in the past – a lot of classes. That doesn’t work as well, honestly. It’s so much better with the one-on-one. I what pretty much do exclusively is the one-on-one private guitar lessons, and the way that they’re structured is that the tuition for the school is ninety-nine dollars a month, so what that gives you is four thirty-minute guitar lessons, one per week, on the same day, same time, and we don’t charge any registration fees, we don’t do any contracts, or anything like that. We’re just basically on a month-to-month basis, and so, you just sign up for a month of guitar lessons, you get your four thirty-minute guitar lessons, and when we get to the fourth lesson, is when you pay your tuition for the next set of four – it’s just kind of an ongoing month to month basis.
Lessons.com: Got it. And are all the guitar lessons you teach half-an-hour, or do you ever teach longer lessons than that?
Tony Burnett: I do. I have some students that like to go one hour, and they go every other week for example, and it balances out to the same thing anyway. So, yeah, I do have a group of guitar students that like to come for an hour, and they come for one hour once every other week versus thirty minutes every week.
Lessons.com: Of course, and when you’re teaching guitar, which guitar do you find you use most? Would it be the one that you’re holding now, or would you use different instruments for different students?
Tony Burnett: Ah, you know what? Actually this guitar that I have behind me, this is my main teaching guitar that I use – just a Fernandes – Yeah. I’ve been endorsed by Fernandes for a long time; I have several of their guitars, and I love them to death – they’re beautiful. At the studio at work, I have about six or seven guitars there, and, actually, they’re all set in different tunings. Guitar students will bring in CD’s with songs they want to learn all the time, and sometimes it’s a drop D or a drop C or sometimes the seven string tuning, so I have those in case I have to work that song, and I need that particular guitar for it.
Lessons.com: That’s a really smart strategy to have the various guitars all ready to go, so whatever tuning you’re encountering, you can just grab a guitar and go, rather than having to re-tune.
Tony Burnett: Absolutely. Especially, a lot of guitar students – especially the younger ones – they’re really into the really heavy music – heavy metal and stuff – and the tunings are getting lower and lower. So I take a guitar like this – a Jackson that he’s holding – and I start tuning it down so low, the strings start getting like a rubber band.
Lessons.com: I sometimes start wondering how, when the strings are so low, how it’s possible to keep the chords and the music going, because the strings get so loose after a while.
Tony Burnett: That’s why they have seven, eight, and actually they just debuted last January at Namm – I was there – a nine string electric guitar now!
Lessons.com: No kidding? Wow!
Tony Burnett: Yeah! The neck is like a surf board – It’s this big (Tony holds his hands apart about six or seven inches).
Lessons.com: Yeah, it must be crazy just to look at.
Tony Burnett: If I ever bought that guitar, I’d have a surf board and a guitar, because it’s like this big.
Lessons.com: Well, would you like to play something, so that people viewing the video will get a taste for your guitar playing?
Tony Burnett: Sure – absolutely. I guess I’ll just improvise for a little bit.
Lessons.com: Yeah, that would be great- twenty, thirty seconds would be perfect.
(Editor’s note: Tony begins playing his guitar – demonstrating his proficient skill set, including tapping technique and searing lead guitar playing. Be sure to check out his guitar teacher page on FindaGuitarTeacher to hear and see him play.)
(After Tony finishes playing …)
Lessons.com: And, we’re going to wrap up the interview, but I want to thank you sincerely for taking in part in the interview. It’s great to talk with you and learn about what you do and to hear you play guitar.
Tony Burnett: Oh, absolutely. It’s my pleasure, and thank you for allowing me to talk about what I do. It’s been a pleasure. It really has.