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Ventura Guitar Lessons

Bhardwaj Music Academy

Bhardwaj Music Academy

4.5 8 Reviews
at Bhardwaj Music Academy, we believe music is not only a skill, but also an attitude towards life, a way of thinking, a method to express, and a companion along the journey. Through music, people discover themselves; through listening, people understand each other: music brings people together. Based on these beliefs, BMA won’t only be focusing on techniques, but also on keeping and developing student’s passion, discovery and communication. We create a customized lesson program that will ensure maximum results at a pace that works best for student’s goal. Visit - www.BhardwajMusicAcademy.com Email - [email protected] ... View Profile
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Eclectic String Online Music Lessons

Eclectic String Online Music Lessons

4.9 7 Reviews
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Jon Swann Music Lessons

Jon Swann Music Lessons

5.0 7 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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Jake Vossler Guitar Lessons

Jake Vossler Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
For over 25 years, it has been my pleasure to help hundreds of students achieve their musical goals.  Witnessing a beginner embark on a journey turning their dream into a reality, or a professional evolve their music to a new level makes me love what i do every time. Making a personal connection with the students level, goals and musical taste is of the utmost importance.  Study music in a positive, patient and encouraging athmosphere. Lessons are available for all levels of acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar and ukelele.  In-person lessons are in Ventura, online lessons are also available. Beginners: learn proper techni ... View Profile
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Dan Willard Music Service

Dan Willard Music Service

5.0 4 Reviews
Dan Willard, owner of Dan Willard Music Service, grew up in the Los Angeles area and began musical training with singing lessons at the age of seven. Later he studied clarinet, sax, flute, guitar, piano, trumpet, trombone, composing, and arranging. Since moving to Ojai in 1992, he’s had the opportunity to perform with many of the best musicians in the Ventura/Santa Barbara region. Dan has been teaching for over 30 years, including four years at Besant Hill School. He has been teaching at the Ojai Valley School since 2002 and The Thacher School since 2007. He began serving as an assistant music teacher in the Ojai Unified School District ... View Profile
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Harmony Music Center

Harmony Music Center

5.0 4 Reviews
Harmony Music Center offers a wide range of classes, lessons, events, jams and really fun, down-to-earth musical events.  We will not only teach you to play, we'll help you learn to play with others and realize your musical goals.
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Bradley’s Guitar Lessons

Bradley’s Guitar Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Hey everyone! My name is Bradley and it’s my pleasure to provide you all with guitar lessons ranging from rhythm, ear training, reading, improvisation, most styles of music, and more! Ive been playing guitar for about 10 years and graduated with an associates degree in music from Musician’s Institute. I would love to share the knowledge I learned!  Music is my passion.
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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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Vic Grady Private Music Instruction

Vic Grady Private Music Instruction

5.0 3 Reviews
The best way to master music skills of any kind is to have fun while you are learning! In my studio we study everything from the basics to the most modern techniques and applications. Topics include: Music Theory, Basic to Advanced Technique, Rhythm and Timing, Scale and Chord Work, Accompaniment Styles, Soloing, Song Interpretation and Performance, Songwriting, and much more. Come develop your performance skills quickly through an exciting study of your favorite songs! Every program I offer is personally tailored to your needs and goals! ... View Profile
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MusicMan Paige

MusicMan Paige

4.5 2 Reviews
A real passion to inspire and teach Guitar to young adults. It is an opportunity to use our God given creative talent. Guitar and writing. I help you be dedicated to a practise schedule weekly.
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BAM Guitar Lessons

BAM Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have ten years experience playing rock and blues on the guitar and ten years classical training on the piano. My guitar work has incorporated both styles of music. 
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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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Benjamin Buttner Guitar Lessons And Performance

Benjamin Buttner Guitar Lessons And Performance

5.0 1 Review
Benjamin Buttner is a versatile and experienced teacher. He plays music professionally, has been featured on several professional recodings and works with local public schools, charter schools, and recreation departments. benbuttner.com
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Bradley’s Guitar Lessons

Bradley’s Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Hey everyone! My name is Brad, and it is my pleasure to provide you all with guitar lessons ranging from rhythm, music theory, ear training, reading, most styles of music, and more!  I’ve been playing guitar for about 9 years and graduated with an Associates degree in the guitar program from Musician’s Institute. I would love to share the knowledge I learned! Music is my passion!
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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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World Six

World Six

5.0 1 Review
I use my YouTube channell to deepen the in-person lesson experience.
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Vic Davidson BEGINNER Guitar Lessons

Vic Davidson BEGINNER Guitar Lessons

Beginners + kids. Ventura only. Professional tutor.-- Hi, I’m Vic - A friendly, patient tutor; specializing in beginners + children with over 20 years playing and 12 years teaching experience with private students, schools, charities and colleges. Lessons are relaxed, fun, easy to follow, jargon and theory-free! You'll quickly learn how to (+ MUCH more): - Play chords + chord changes - Play your favorite songs - Understand musical terms - Improve + perfect technique - Write your own songs I run a professional, reliable, modern service. Lessons from a trustworthy, easy to get along with, friendly tutor with a passion for teaching is a sa ... View Profile
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Hunter Cohen Guitar Lessons

Hunter Cohen Guitar Lessons

My service comes from the heart of a lifelong and working professional musician. With my focus on the guitar, I offer knowledge, tips, and structured practice routines that I have developed over my years of playing and also acquired from the best musicians in Los Angeles under whom I study. I also offer onlince lessons via Skype/FaceTime/other video chat apps for everyone's convenience :)
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3BD Enterprise, LLC

3BD Enterprise, LLC

My services are packed with years of experiences. I offer music Theory, Learning Songs you like, recitals, recording and more. More About Butch Dillon: Butch Dillon is a Chicago born Musician, Songwriter, Producer and Musical director. His early career drew inspiration from his older sister's love of music; her eclectic vinyl collection allowed Dillon to experience a variety of musical styles from a very early age and with her guidance, he ventured in to the world of music. He began playing the bass, initially under the mentorship of Chicago Jazz staple "Doc' Jones, and later studying the Chicago conservatory of music. Dillon would go on to ... View Profile
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Brooklyn’s Conservatory Of Music

Brooklyn’s Conservatory Of Music

We are located inside a beautiful, historic Victorian home, within Oxnard’s Heritage Square. We offer one on one music instruction and performance opportunities for our students. You will learn how to read music, proper technique, rhythm and music theory. We specialize in piano, guitar, violin, voice and cello. Please check out our website for more info www.brooklynsconservatoryofmusic.com
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Creative Guitar Studios

Creative Guitar Studios

I specialize in getting new student's started on really "playing guitar". Most people give up on learning to play guitar way to soon. I think that there are several reasons for why that occurs and I have spent many years developing and improving a system that has worked for the many hundreds and hundreds of students that I helped to get off on a good start as guitar players. It's called the "Motion Focused Guitar Method" and it works every time. I keep the focus on training movement and "making music" becomes the natural product of that. It's amazing how well it works every time. I take the mystery out of making music and keep the magic in. I ... View Profile
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Jon Francis

Jon Francis

     I have 35 years of teaching and playing experience and have been teaching at Henson’s Music and Instrumental Music co. in Ventura county. Aside from teaching, I play weekly at a variety of venues, from solo guitar to cover bands.        In 2010 I released a CD of original latin / Flamenco compositions which is available  on iTunes. Styles of mysic taught include: Rock, Jazz , Blues, Classical & Flamenco Guitar. Note reading, ear training , music theory and improvisation are also part of the curriculum.  ... View Profile
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Ericbyakmusic.com

Ericbyakmusic.com

I will show you how to bring your music voice alive Through the guitar. Personalized instruction using your favorite songs and applying those melodies to the guitar fretboard. I always encourage learning to read music as a tool and useful foundation, but it can also be done purely by ear. I am a seasoned pro with many TV credits and artist presence on social media. My passion is Smooth brazilian jazz funk /fusion. I teach most styles and have been doing worship music for many years ericbyakmusic.com facebook/EricByak ... View Profile
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The Cauldron

The Cauldron

I am a young 45 year old rocker. I grew up in Ashland, Oregon so the northwest music scene played a major roll in my music style and even where I lived for a while. I moved to Portland, Oregon because one of the reasons is the music scene. The Shins, Modest Mouse, Etc. I have worked in the television industry for over 15 years as a camera op and technical supervisor. But my main love in life is by far MUSIC. I played instruments growing up but never fully committed to music and I regret it everyday. If you are lookimg for the more classically trained guitarist than I probably am not what you are lookimg for. I am talented in creativity and in ... View Profile
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Nadia Maree Music Studio

Nadia Maree Music Studio

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Carlos Gonzales Classical Guitarist

Carlos Gonzales Classical Guitarist

I have a deep passion for the guitar. I have been teaching guitar for over 50 years. 40 of these years I taught at Ventura and Oxnard Community Colleges. I have taught over 10, 000 students to play the guitar. I'm an extremely patient teacher always willing to share my experiences. My main focus is classical guitar. Beginning students are always welcome. Reading standard notation and proper playing technique is emphasized.
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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
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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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