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Denver Guitar Lessons

Anderson Records

Anderson Records

5.0 12 Reviews
I offer private guitar lessons once a week. I conduct semiannual student performances in a professional setting with a full back-up band. I have been teaching all levels of guitar in the Denver area since 1982, both acoustic and electric. I am proficient in jazz, rock, blues and popular music styles. I provide in-home lessons in the Hilltop area and lessons at my studio near Denver University.
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 11 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken cared of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn ... View Profile
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Smoky Hill Music

Smoky Hill Music

5.0 7 Reviews
My lessons are customized to the individual students goals and interests.  -Playing professionally since 1983. -Teaching locally in SE Aurora since 2004. -Patient, fun teaching style with students of all ages. -Multi-instrumentalist: guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, pedal steel guitar. -Multi-genre: Offering specialized instruction in many music styles:  Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk, Fingerstyle and more... -Music producer:  I've produced song demos and album projects for songwriters, soloists and bands in my home recording studio. - Songwriter: My original rock instrument ... View Profile
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Jeff Keefer Music

Jeff Keefer Music

5.0 5 Reviews
Hi..my name is Jeff Keefer. I've been a private music teacher ,(guitar..piano.. bass guitar)..for over 25 years. I've taught hundreds of students , of all ages , learn more about music and their chosen instrument. Helping them with basic technique, rhythm, and theory....to specific songs they'd enjoy playing ..and so much more. I have extensive experience in live Performing in bands and as a Solo act... Along with composing my own music for my own projects, and radio & tv commercials. I've also been both a John Lennon and Tom Petty Tribute artist on stage for over 15 years.                  &nb ... View Profile
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Littleton School Of Music

Littleton School Of Music

5.0 5 Reviews
Come see why we have been teaching private lessons, rock band lessons, songwriting, and confidence for over 10 years. We have several methods that are our very own along with many that are long-standing. You want music teachers that are fun and friendly. Meet our qualified staff of engaging and fun teachers who are ready to listen to what you want the most out of playing music. We approach everyone differently as everyone has a different goal of desire in music. Come see our two-story space, fully-loaded with comfortable waiting rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and several teaching rooms that are fully-equipped for private lessons and group classes ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons With Nicholas Keith

Guitar Lessons With Nicholas Keith

4.8 5 Reviews
Are you looking for a qualified teacher who’s available to provide tailored lessons for your needs? I offer personalized lessons and instructive services to students in the Denver area and online to anyone. I love what I do and have taught people of all ages and experience levels, always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential.
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Arvada Guitar

Arvada Guitar

5.0 4 Reviews
I have been a musician my whole life and therefore I understand many different aspects of musicianship beyond simply playing or teaching guitar.  But I am also a patient, caring teacher who communicates ideas and techniques to my students in a way they understand.  I am not rigid in my approach to teaching and I treat each student like the unique individuals they are.  My students often stay with me for 6,8 10 years and former students return to me because I provide a resource to them that they cannot find anywhere else. ... View Profile
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The Fresh Experience

The Fresh Experience

5.0 4 Reviews
I am a professional musician.  I play Lead & Rhythm guitar, Bass guitar, some keyboards, compose songs and, teach and perform.   I have been playing guitar since Nov. 1967. I have worked on the road, in studios in LA, CA and Denver, CO.  I have a very solid foundation in Music Theory as well as Multi-track recording. I currently have two CDs out worldwide.  "Fresh Life" and "A Pearl of a Moment".  I post my music that I've written and perform on my SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/the-fresh-experienced   As of May 9th, 2018, the above website has been "hit/listened to" 19,068 times worldwide.  My ... View Profile
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PZI Sound Productions, Inc.

PZI Sound Productions, Inc.

4.8 4 Reviews
My name is Kohl Aldjo and I am a graduate of Indiana University's School of Music where I studied Classical Guitar & Music Theory. I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and have over 25 years teaching experience. Through the years I have taught at Wildwood Music in Longmont & Louisville, Keith Music in Longmont, the CMIC in Longmont, Universal Music in Thornton, Intermezzo Music Academy in Westminster, and the Music Education Center in Northglenn. As a teacher, I have a very straight forward, easy-to-progress approach that works great with any age of student ranging from beginning to advanced levels in the styles of Acoustic, E ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons With Pat

Guitar Lessons With Pat

5.0 4 Reviews
I teach a practical guitar method that will get a beginner student playing songs quickly and can bring intermediate players to the next level. You will understand chord and scale relationships and learn basic music theory as it applies to the guitar. I can show you how to sing and play guitar at the same time. I teach acoustic guitar and electric blues guitar as relates to the blues scale. I have been playing guitar since the 1960's and am currently in a Denver Retro-Grass playing both resophonic and acoustic guitar. I have worked both professionally and semi-professionally in bands and as a solo performer. ... View Profile
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Step It Up Performing Arts

Step It Up Performing Arts

5.0 4 Reviews
 Step It Up Performing Arts was founded in 1996 on the principles of fostering the gift of artistic performance in our community. Our focus is not on competition but on the total performance education and well-being of our students. While we don't focus on competition, we don't discourage it. Some of our students have auditioned and been accepted to Denver School of the Arts, The Russian Ballet,  and recently, an invitation to audition at Julliard. Step It Up Performing Arts has developed a unique and powerful dance and performance educational program for toddlers to adults. Our students not only learn great technique, the ... View Profile
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Music Lessons By Bill LLC

Music Lessons By Bill LLC

5.0 4 Reviews
Teach guitar, bass, drums plus classical piano.
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Strum2TheBeat Guitar & Drum Lessons

Strum2TheBeat Guitar & Drum Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
I'm a local CERTIFIED TEACHER here in Colorado and taught in the public schools for 11 years. I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and drums for over 25 years. Currently, I have about 35 guitar and drum students in the Denver area. My lessons are driven by 3 simple goals for each student: Learn Songs You Want to Play - Simplify Lessons to Your Skill Level - Make Learning Music Fun PRICES $25 for 30 Minutes - $35 for 45 Minutes - $45 for 1 Hour - $25-$30 for Group Lessons *Travel or Studio Fees May Apply Though individual lessons offer a great opportunity for growth and learning, especially for students that are beginners, I also pr ... View Profile
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LaunchPad Studios

LaunchPad Studios

5.0 4 Reviews
In 2000, LaunchPad Studios was birthed out of a need to produce multiple Worship CD’s for YWAM’s “School of Worship.” We found we had a love for capturing music and started building the studio as a mobile recording studio. Since the business was established in 2010, we have developed into a full production recording studio and learning center empowering artists to discover, create, refine and capture their unique talents. LaunchPad is a learning center for musicians specializing in piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele, viola, violin, cello, drums, music theory, voice an ... View Profile
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Jengo Studios

Jengo Studios

5.0 4 Reviews
One of the greatest joys is to see a student learn and grow in their quest to learn an insrtument or voice. The student will learn theory, history,notes explore different genres of music . I have been teaching in the Denver area since 1990. I have a degree in Piano Performance and have been a performer. and I have directed many musicals.  I also hold a State of Colorado Teaching Liscense.  My students have gone on to music schools, my choir has sung for the last 4 years at the Denver Nuggests games. My website is www.jengostudios.com ... View Profile
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Sollohub School Of Music

Sollohub School Of Music

5.0 3 Reviews
Simply put, we only hire the best teachers. A school of any kind is little more than its staff so the process in picking our instructors is very thorough and rigorous. Having been in the teaching profession and music environment for so long, we are confident that there are the very best instructors to be found anywhere under one roof. We've done all the leg-work for you in finding the best teachers in Denver. We are highly educated ( all college educated in music), experienced( all 10+ yrs as a teacher), and have the best character qualities of patience, enthusiasm, and professionalism. ... View Profile
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Robert Croft Guitar Lessons

Robert Croft Guitar Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Hi, I'm Bob Croft. I've taught guitar lessons privately since 1978. I've taught at several music stores over the years, and I have also taught guitar at the University on Colorado at Denver. I teach fundamental musical skills and apply them to whatever kind of music motivates you. This includes basic techniques, warming up, how to practice, how to read music (standard musical notation, chord symbols, rhythmic notation, TAB), ear training, music theory, and improvisation. I address a wide variety of playing techniques in a thorough and musical manner. I also work with non-beginners who may need help with audition preparation, or to address ga ... View Profile
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Bartle Guitar Studio

Bartle Guitar Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
I am a classically-trained guitarist who teaches popular, traditional, and classical styles to students ages five to adult. In addition, I teach music theory and keyboard theory. Students have three performance opportunities per year in conjunction with the Foothills Music Teacher Association.  My studio is located adjacent to the I-70/Youngfield exit in Wheat Ridge. I look forward to teaching you soon!
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Music Magic Productions

Music Magic Productions

5.0 2 Reviews
ERIC ROBERTS is an accomplished guitarist and bassist as well as composer, and has been playing professionally since the age of 16. He holds a B.A. in Music from Ithaca College and a Master’s in Music from the University of Miami. He has enjoyed a successful career playing in Broadway shows, backing up name entertainers such as Chuck Berry, The Fifth Dimension, The Drifters, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Anthony Newley, Maureen McGovern, Chita Rivera, the Smothers Brothers, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Danny Ganz, recording with the Orchestre Suisse Romande, performing solo guitar concerts, giving music workshops, and providing music for ever ... View Profile
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Flipside School Of Music

Flipside School Of Music

5.0 2 Reviews
1. You Will Love Your Teacher: Here at Flipside we hire only qualified teachers who have a passion for music just as much as they do for life and therefore developing quality connection with them is essentially a guarantee.   2. Free Trial Lesson: Even if you don't believe me on number 1, you've got nothing to lose! Every new student's entitled to a free trial lesson with no commitment necessary. Kind of a no brainer if you ask me, but what do I know? ;)  3. Custom Curriculum: There are certain things that every student needs to know, but once we've checked off those boxes (or while we're ... View Profile
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Courtside Records

Courtside Records

5.0 2 Reviews
Steven Cleveland is the founder of Courtside Records, a music studio based in Greenwood Village. He is a member of the band, Ping Trace, lending his expertise and experience with electronic music production, synthesizers and soft synths to the group. His work with Ping Trace has captivated international record labels, with two releases on Black Hole Recording/Magik Muzik in 2011, and their most recent release “Resolution” in July 2012 on Spanish deep house label, Flame Records. Steven has been working with electronic music production since 1995 with Cakewalk Pro 5. He soon added Cubase to his arsenal, along with Sonic Foundry&rsqu ... View Profile
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Lyle Long - Morado Musicworks

Lyle Long - Morado Musicworks

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: Real world experience that makes all the difference in effective and enjoyable lessons. I am accepting students who want to expand their ability on the guitar. My patient and enthusiastic approach will encourage your own relationship with the instrument I love. My influences are the great guitarists that have impacted music & the guitar. 37 years playing with over 28 years teaching experience. My influences are: Jeff Beck Jimmy Page Allan Holdsworth Eric Johnson Robben Ford Jimi Hendrix Pat Metheny Ty Tabor Steve Lukather Michael Landau Scott Henderson Mike Stern Larry Carlton Oz Noy Warren Haynes Eddie Van Halen Gar ... View Profile
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Travis Chastain Guitar Lessons

Travis Chastain Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: My teaching style is guided by one philosophy. No one is untalented and everyone can learn. As a Master of Music student at the University of Denver, with 7 years teaching experience and over 13 years of practical experience on the guitar, I know the importance of technical freedom and You inner poise in achieving one's potential. I offer a fun, enthusiastic, and encouraging learning environment predicated on achieving physical ease and personal growth as a musician at any age, level, or genre. My influences are: John Williams, Julian Bream, Lorenzo Micheli, Andres Segovia, the Assad Duo, Solo Duo. My guitar lessons tak ... View Profile
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Wes Collette

Wes Collette

5.0 2 Reviews
I have taught 100s of students over the last 20 years. I feel that I relate to my students no matter what their age is. In other words, I remember what it's like to learn on guitar and if I can play, anyone can do it. 
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Strausbaugh Guitar Studio

Strausbaugh Guitar Studio

5.0 1 Review
So, what are lessons like?Thorough. Relaxed. A Riot. Interactive. Explorative. Snazzy. Shreddy. Rad. I've worked one-on-one with hundreds of people, young and old, and I've instructed just as many university-level undergrad students in jazz improvisation, classical guitar, music theory, and composition. Like them, you'll be working with a 'mentor'-minded chap with a wicked wit who truly digs sharing the guitar with you. Regardless of how wonderfully your teacher plays, it doesn't mean a thing if they can't effectively explain and demonstrate, and adapt, if necessary. Isn't that the guy you want in your corner?! Gotta be able to relate, son!&n ... View Profile
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Chodosh Guitar

Chodosh Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Hi, I'm Michael Chodosh of Chodosh Guitar. I have been teaching guitar for many years to many happy students ( http://chodoshguitar.com/student-comments/index.html ), I have performed for many bands touring the country including playing lead guitar and being a singer/songwriter for the band Cherry Veil. We always start studying the student's style of music right away, even young beginners. Whether into rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, or any style, we will cover how to play those songs that will bring our student towards thier goal. On top of that our students have come to expect lessons including; scale studies, chord studies and (if t ... View Profile
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Alex Tocco Guitar Violin And Voice Lessons

Alex Tocco Guitar Violin And Voice Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I'm willing to help some one find the musician from within. I can help some one get better based upon what they want to achieve. I will help them go through technique and tone. Also then I will show them scales and how to learn songs. I will teach them how to to write their own songs. I have been teaching lessons for a couple of months in baltimore md. I have played in multiple professional level bands. I have played lots of live concerts. I willing to help some one find their own sound. I can help some one shape their voicings behind improvising. Can also show people the ins in outs of the business side of music. I've been in a band that has ... View Profile
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Patrick Beck

Patrick Beck

5.0 1 Review
I have 20 years of experience playing the guitar and prior to that I played the violin. I have taken classes with Steve Vai, Sonny Landrith, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Morse, St. Vincent, and many others. I teach how to use music theory and ear training to learn and song on the guitar. Also will teach how to learn basic and advaced skill sets to make you an all around great musician. From improvisation to soloing and chord theory I will teach you many different techniques to grow as a person and guitarist.   ... View Profile
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Isaac Clark Guitar Lessons

Isaac Clark Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have played guitar for 18 years in multiple genres. I am trained in music theory and have a degree in the field. I have played professionally both live and in studio. My goal is to help you play the type of music YOU want to learn. This can be anything from Country Western to Death Metal. Wouldn't it be cool to realize how easy some of your favorite songs are? I am still amazed myself how simple most tunes really are. 
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Ray Baiocco , Guitar,Bass, Banjo Instructor

Ray Baiocco , Guitar,Bass, Banjo Instructor

5.0 1 Review
I have a BA in guitar performance; I am a full time musician! My career has always been Music. I can teach ALL styles as well as lmprovization, reading, and composition.  Emphasis is on enjoyment, learning only music that appeals to the student! I am actively employed as a playing musician in the Denver area.
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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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J Highland Music

Justin Highland · Denver, CO


Hi, I'm Justin Highland, pianist and composer from Denver, Colorado. I started playing piano at age 8 and guitar at age 12 and have been teaching for the past 8 years privately and in group settings to all ages and levels. There is nothing I love more than sharing my passion for music with others. I attended MSU Denver and received a BA in Jazz and Classical Piano Studies. My mentors include piano greats Art Lande, Eric Gunnison, Peter Stoltzman and Peter Martin. I teach Jazz, Classical, Blues, Rock, Contemporary and Pop as well as Cuban/Latin/Brazilian piano styles. My specialties include teaching jazz piano, music theory and improvisation.

Over the years I have worked with many different students in private and group settings. I have taught all ages and levels from age 3 to 78 and every age in between. For a few years I worked extensively with children in the 4 - 8 age range, teaching group piano lessons in various preschools and elementary schools in the greater Denver area. Currently I teach out of my studio located at the Broadway Music School, just south of downtown Denver at Broadway and Evans Avenue.

I have always loved helping people, and after teaching music to some close friends freshman year of college, I found my true passion. In addition, some of my first piano teachers and my mentors greatly inspired me with their vast knowledge, piano wizardry and constant positive encouragement. The thing I love most about teaching is being able to help people learn about, have fun with and succeed at learning an instrument as well as playing music together. I believe everyone has a musical side to them whether they realize it or not, and bringing that side out of people and seeing them succeed and grow gives me the best feeling in the world.

My advice to aspiring students is this: Learning and studying music should be fun, first and foremost. Find what things about music interest you, and follow that interest. Listen to lots of different kinds of music. Play with others: Find other people who share the same passion you do and play music with them. Realize that being good at an instrument does not come over night and takes much practice, time and dedication. Lastly, I will leave you with an old Chinese proverb: "Teachers can show you the door, but you must enter by yourself."

Music can be one of the most fulfilling and joyous activities you can do with your life, and can improve many non-musical areas such as memory, reasoning, discipline and improving test scores just to mention a few. Whether you are preparing for a college-level audition or just want to try an instrument out for fun; Whatever your musical goals are, I am fully committed to helping you achieve them!
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