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Thousand Oaks Guitar Lessons

JG Music Education

JG Music Education

5.0 9 Reviews
JG Music Education provides private, group, and online lessons in voice, songwriting, audio engineering, piano, and guitar. We teach students at any level of their education. We teach not only performance proficency but theoriy and stage presence as well. Our instructors all work in the fields that they teach so you're not just getting an outside looking in perspective, you're getting information from professionals that are on the ground floor of their field. All of our instructors have 10+ years experience in their field and are excited to share what they've learned with you! ... View Profile
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Dan's Canyon Music Lessons

Dan's Canyon Music Lessons

5.0 8 Reviews
DAN UBICK has been inspiring kids and adults alike with his fun, tailor-made and song-based music lessons since 2004.  Dan uses everything from Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars to Led Zeppelin and The Beatles as musical springboards to learning music theory and broadening musical knowledge.   Dan’s credits as a musician include Will.I.Am, Macy Gray, Colbie Caillat, Lily Allen, Mos Def, De La Soul, Aloe Blacc, Jurassic 5, Hollie Cook, Myron & E and The Lions just to name a few.  His music has been used in television, film and gaming. ... View Profile
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Johnny Blade Guitar Academy

Johnny Blade Guitar Academy

5.0 8 Reviews
Online Guitar lessons through Skype or Zoom Meeting. Guitar technique and music theory in a fun and easy to understand manner. Learn to play your favorite songs and the theory behind their structure. 
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Eclectic String Online Music Lessons

Eclectic String Online Music Lessons

4.9 7 Reviews
***Attention Please: All mobile music lessons are temporarily not offered at this time due to the health and safety concerns of COVID-19. There is still a great opportunity to obtain music lessons in the comfort of your own home through Online-Live-Interactive Lessons. Thank You. *** Eclectic String Music Lessons is like no other! Individualized lesson plans are tailored to the learning style of every student. All of lessons are private and one-to-one. That way students get the attention and focus they need with the enjoyment of parents/family participation!  My name is Paul Grether and I take great pride in the attention, commitment, an ... View Profile
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Jon Swann Music Lessons

Jon Swann Music Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
My service stands out because I recognize the individuality and unique interests of each student. We collaborate to find music that they are interested in, and I build a curriculum based on their passions and my expertise.
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Flavio Rocha Music + Production

Flavio Rocha Music + Production

5.0 4 Reviews
Flavio Rocha is an award winning, multi-instrumentalist with over 15 years of experience. He has a bachelors from Berklee College of Music and a Masters from California School of the Arts with an emphasis on music education. Flavio has taught for over 10 years beginner to advanced, hip-hop to classical music, rock to jazz, electronic music to R&B. Flavio has performed with members of Santana, Prince, Nas, Parliament Funkadelic, and many more through out his career.  Guitar, Bass, Synthesizers, Production, Voice Technique, Music Theory.  ... View Profile
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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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Ted Mentry Guitar

Ted Mentry Guitar

5.0 3 Reviews
I am not simply a "by the book" instructor. I cater to the needs of each and every student as each person seeks different goals and resonates in unique ways. I tailor our lessons to the style needed for that particular student.
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DavidPaulTorresGuitar

DavidPaulTorresGuitar

5.0 3 Reviews
David Paul Torres is a concert guitarist born in Los Angeles, California. Has A Bachelor or Arts Degree in Music. His love for both the aggressive sounds of amplified guitar and the natural elegance of classical guitar has helped refine his approach to playing, performing and writing music. His performances have ranged from the intimate crowds of the Whisky-a-go-go, to larger audiences of Rockstar Mayhem Festival, where he and his band Ophiuchus played to a crowd of over ten thousand fans. Classically, he has performed in masterclasses for guitarists Pepe Romero, Celin Romero and Ana Vidovic, and was one of the opening performers for Ana Vido ... View Profile
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4Ground Music

4Ground Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Jazz, and Contemporary, Guitar performance and instruction in the Conejo Valley and Greater Los Angeles area.
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Mr. G's Studio

Mr. G's Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
 I am a highly trained, very experienced and versatile teacher and performer.  My approach is systematic in content and curriculum yet flexible and personal.  I believe in being positive and supportive while still challenging students to do their very best. I have had great success with students who have trained with me going. Some have gone on to UCLA and Berklee Schools of Music.  Others are engaged in successful careers in theater, television and recording.  When it comes to Spanish, all my students have achieved A's after tutoring with me.  You can check out my TakeLessons.com profile for details as well as & ... View Profile
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Nueva Visión Community School

Nueva Visión Community School

5.0 2 Reviews
We provide high quality music lessons at very affordable prices.  Our teachers are very dedicated, passionate and highly qualified. We are a non profit music school whose mission is to empower youth in the community through music education. We teach piano, guitar, drums, voice, and wind instruments (clarinet, saxophone, flute.
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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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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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Bill Cinque

Bill Cinque

5.0 1 Review
FIRST LESSON 1/2 PRICE!!! I love bringing students to the next level by teaching them to sing while playing an instrument. Performance, songwriting, arrangement and production are all within your reach. I'll help you get there. Bassist for Neil Diamond 2015 World Tour (2014-present) Bassist for Neil Diamond during the 2014 promotional tour Musical Director and Bassist for the British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour in 2014 Author of The Amazing Adventures of a Marginally Successful Musician The Concert Channel Sessions: Executive Producer for The Concert Channel Sessions 15 Episodes Season 1 (2013) and 15 Episodes Season 2 (2014 ... 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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After School Conservatory

After School Conservatory

5.0 1 Review
Jiye Hayden, born in South Korea, is a professional pianist, vocalist and music instructor based in the greater Los Angeles area. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University, Northridge, as well as a Piano Teaching Certificate from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea. Exposed to music from a young age, she received her first piano lessons at age six and later learned multiple instruments, including violin, saxophone and guitar. Over the years, she has performed in various roles as a musician in a variety of venues, including as: saxophonist in t ... View Profile
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Glen's Guitar Lessons

Glen's Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I've been teaching guitar since 1994. I've taught all levels and styles to people of all ages. I always try to build a good fondation so that each student can ultimately feel confident as a musician and enjoy the instrument to the fullest.
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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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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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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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Acoustic Aftermath

Acoustic Aftermath

5.0 1 Review
As a student and practitioner of music.  I can help pass the torch to beginners and intermediate musicians.  Music isn’t hard to grasp.  It’s just new information that can be picked up quickly.  Its personable and a very valuable tool to reach across any barrier.  Come talk music with me.
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Derek Bomback

Derek Bomback

5.0 1 Review
Providing customized and fun music lessons for all ages and levels.
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Connect The Dots Music

Connect The Dots Music

I teach music because after taking lessons for years, I still hadn’t been taught how to just sit down and play something from the radio, play different styles, or write my own songs.  All I could do was read music, which limited me to classical and theater music.  This is the situation most students of traditional lessons find themselves in.  How unfulfilling for all that time and money; there is so much more!  I discovered it in college when I took from a teacher who would eventually become a coach to many “American Idol” finalists.  Over the past 20+ years, I have been teaching students not only ho ... View Profile
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Patrick D'Arcy Music

Patrick D'Arcy Music

I specialize in teaching traditional Irish music played on uilleann pipes, whistle, flute and bodhran, the Irish frame drum. I also teach blues, rock & folk styles on acoustic and electric guitar. I have also begun teaching ukulele... it's so much fun! :-)
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Jerry Acosta Guitar Lessons

Jerry Acosta Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach: Rudiments, Application, Interpretation, and Performance. I have 35 years of teaching experience. My most important influence was my first teacher, Mr. Oyafuso. 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: San Fernando Valley Guitar Techniques:
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Phil Woodward Guitar Lessons

Phil Woodward Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach based on the students interest and direction they seek. I've had many many years of teaching experience to draw from and I have always been very goal oriented in my approach. I work with beginners to advanced players... All aspects of playing are discussed; Music Theory, Ear Training, Rhythm, Leads, even down to the right equipment... A completion of our goals is emphasized for the best outcome, I want you to own it..;-) My influences are: I love so many different players, but here are a few.. Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Dave Gilmour, Jeff Buckley, Jimmy Page, John Lennon, George Harrison, Billy F. Gibbons, Johnny ... View Profile
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Michael Lis Guitar Lessons

Michael Lis Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I use a professional curriculum but incorporate my own fun teaching techniques. I have taken classes at USC and the Berklee College of Music. I use songs you want to learn to teach you technique, reading, improvisation, and theory. I have over 10 years of playing experience. These simple but effective lessons will have you playing and appreciating the guitar in no time. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing ... View Profile
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James Zota Baker Guitar Lessons

James Zota Baker Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach to teaching Guitar is a friendly, but structured approach. Just showing students how to play part of a song is "Candy" Showing students how to really understand the Guitar and Music Theory inside and out is the "Main Course" I like a Healthy Blend of the two. When my students go out into the world I want them to be armed with all the tools necessary to be a complete guitarist. I will teach you Open Chords, Barre Chords, Rock Chords, Scales, Chord Scales. Sight reading and Ear Training and the confidence to make it all work. If you come to my studio for lessons, we can record the lessons on Logic X so you ca ... View Profile
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David Immerman Guitar Lessons

David Immerman Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: B.M. from Berklee College of Music. Extensive touring experience. Music Director/guitarist for many artists including Allison Iraheta (Jive Records/American Idol), Taio Cruz (Island/Universal), Lesley Roy (Jive Records), Millionaires (B-unique), and others. Songwriter with Crush Management/Songs Publishing. My influences are: Arnold Schwarzenegger 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: Studio in North Hollywood, student homes in Los Angeles area Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Ex ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

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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
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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.

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