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Blackwell's School Of Music And Film

Blackwell's School Of Music And Film

4.8 16 Reviews
Mr. Blackwell unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers located at 1100 Park Ave. in Bridgeport, CT. ... View Profile
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New Haven Academy Of Performing Arts

New Haven Academy Of Performing Arts

5.0 14 Reviews
ARE WE THE RIGHT PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR YOU?WHILE YOU ARE HERE RESEARCHING THE BEST SCHOOL FOR YOU, PLEASE CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING AND ACADEMY STUDENT AND FIND OUT WHY WE ARECONNECTICUT'S NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR MUSIC AND ACTING LESSONS. 1. Violin, Guitar, Piano,Voice, Singing, Dance, and Acting  all taught in ONE location!We are the only performing arts school in East Haven, CT to offer all these classes Guitar, Piano,Voice, Singing, Dance, and Acting in ONE location. Your whole family can take lessons all in one location, saving you time an ... View Profile
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MFC Studios LLC

MFC Studios LLC

5.0 9 Reviews
Hello, my name is Charles Askew. I am the CEO/ Program Director for MFC Studios. I've been a professional music trainer for more than 40 years however; our programs is very current and exciting. I have many students that have achieved certification status and degrees in music. All of our program curriculum is morally based. We teach most genres.  We teach all levels from beginners to advance. I have mastered the art of finding the untapped talent inside of a student and driving them to become mature musicians. I am also a playwright, recording artist, producer and author. Most of our instructors are c ... View Profile
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Continuo Music At Home

Continuo Music At Home

5.0 4 Reviews
We offer home music lessons on all instruments our scheduling is flexible  Our instructors are experienced and some of the best teachers in Fairfield County The Director of Continuo has over 25 years experience working with parents and students to match them up with a teacher that will meet their needs.  Www.continuomusicathome.com
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Route 7 Music

Route 7 Music

5.0 2 Reviews
With over 30 years of teaching customized lessons to match students goals.Offering many styles from rock,jazz,and country.A fun and informative lesson program that gets you playing the music you have always wanyed to play.
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Don Wunderlee Guitar Lessons

Don Wunderlee Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I teach group and individual lessons.Classic rock and standard jazz are my specialties. Student creativity is encouraged as I like to say “I am the teacher I always wanted." Your playing will improve dramatically My students excel and I take great pride in their accomplishments. My influences are: Les Paul Jimi Hendrix Jimmy Page Jim Hall Joe Beck Gabor Zsabo Jimmy Bruno Larry Coryell Van Halen Dave Mustaine My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Westville studio Guitar Techniques: Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, So ... View Profile
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Connecticut Guitar Lessons

Connecticut Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
- The World's Top Guitar and Music Theory Teacher For Over Twenty Years - Professional Guitarist/Keyboardist With Over Twenty Years Experience Who Has Performed in Multiple Continents - Theory Made Easy and Practical Like Nowhere Else - Lessons Customized To Your Musical Interests and Goals - Lessons For All Instruments, Styles, and Skill Levels - Highest Rated Guitar Teacher In CT On Google Reviews With More Five Star Reviews Than Any Other Guitar Teacher In Connecticut: https://www.google.com/search?q=Connecticut+Guitar+Lessons ... View Profile
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Faultline Media Group

Faultline Media Group

5.0 1 Review
We work with students on all levels to help them learn and grow in the areas of Guitar, Drums, Music Business, Audio Engineering and more!
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Mike Godette Guitar Lessons

Mike Godette Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: My approach is very laid back. I like to focus on things that are fun and will keep the student interested but at the same time incorporate technical things that are essential for the development of the student. A lot of people make fundamentals boring but it doesn't have to be that way. As far as professional experiences i've performed with Jimmy Greene, Aaron Goldberg, Myron Walden and more. I've opened up for The Jim Hall Trio, The Machine and Darcy James Argues Secret Society. My influences are: Scott Henderson, Allan Holdsworth, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Joe Satriani, Carlos Sant ... View Profile
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Main Street Music

Main Street Music

Randy has been performing music since the age of 16, primarily piano ,voice and saxophone. Randy also plays professionally with his jazz groups. Randy has also directed musicals, works studio sessions,released albums, and composes/arranges music. He has played events like the Oyster Festival, WPKN Reggae Fest (featured band), Hat City Music Festival and the Presidential Inauguration of 2004. He has also performed at well known venues such as the Newport Mansions, Toad's Place, BB Kings, and more. His experience with music and its many facets allow him to teach a lot of different instruments and techniques. Randy has also been teaching pupils ... View Profile
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Rock House School Of Music

Rock House School Of Music

If you are serious about learning music The Rock House School of Music is for you! Over 2 million musicians have used the Rock House Method worldwide to learn music fast and effectively! Unlike other schools we designed and developed a learning system that has been proven effective. Our curriculum books focus on the most used chord progressions used in thousands of songs, combined with music theory, leads, melodies and techniques used in all genres of music. Our curriculum books won the prestigious Musical Merchandise Review “Best Tools for Schools“ award. With over 25 years of hands on experience John McCarthy together with his team of inst ... View Profile
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Rory Gordon Guitar Lessons

Rory Gordon Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: GUITAR INSTRUCTION – Tailored to YOU! I am a Professional Guitar Instructor with 25 years experience. My approach is to structure a lesson plan focused on your needs (with emphasis on enjoyment!) I teach all ages, Beginner thru Intermediate. If you're a beginner, I can get you going! If you've hit roadblock, I can get you past it! I am a former student of nationally renowned music producer, director and performer Rob Mathes. I am the current Guitar Instructor for Stamford Continuing Ed and Greenwich Family YMCA. My influences are: Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Andres Segovia, Robben Ford, Keith Richards, Tommy Emmanuel, Di ... View Profile
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Greg Diamond Guitar Lessons

Greg Diamond Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have a very organic approach to teaching the guitar, I can work with beginners and advanced students alike. I have a Master's degree in jazz performance from Queens College in Flushing, NY. I also have my own band and I perform regularly in the New York Metropolitan area and abroad. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Student homes, Greenwich, Stamford, Rye, Harrison, or my studio in Brooklyn, NY Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming S ... View Profile
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Anthony Valenzisi Guitar Lessons

Anthony Valenzisi Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach in teaching guitar is simple . My lessons are focused on your needs while also making it a fun experience. I do this by spliting lessons into 2 parts. The main focus is learning to play, the second part is spent teaching songs. The teaching song part is what keeps must students interested. I teach all ages, Beginners thru Intermediate. If you're a beginner, I'll get you playing songs in no time. If you've hit roadblock, I'll help you pass it. My influences are: I'm influenced by all Music. I like a broad range of music. I was into hard rock as a kid. But as an adult i've come to like it all. My guitar less ... View Profile
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Pat Lattin Guitar Lessons

Pat Lattin Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching approach,variable upon request,is to give my student music theory that will help him/her understand how to improvise methodically, build chords, and read music. I also have him/her pick a song they have a recording of, learn it, and write it down for them to practice, this serves well in learning chords . I am a professional musician,I attended Berklee College of Music for three years My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: fairfield county Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Ski ... View Profile
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Brit Neubauer Guitar Lessons

Brit Neubauer Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: It depends on students experience level and willingness to practice. My influences are: Brian May, Carlos Santana, Pete Anderson, Gary Moore, Junior Brown and David Gilmour to name a few. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Flexible Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: ... View Profile
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Rob Russo Guitar Lessons

Rob Russo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have 30 year successful track record of teaching as well as 35 years of professional recording and writing for major record labels & live performance touring with national acts in the rock and blues genres. I am patient, positive, energetic, analytical, thourough and punctual. I teach beginner to professional levels. My students range from first timers to famous rock stars. I work on the philosophy of quality not quantity. I stress mechanics fundamentals and practical & applicable theory based on the student's needs. My influences are: Definitely Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and many guitar ... View Profile
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Joe Kiernan Guitar Lessons

Joe Kiernan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching approach is to help the student find what he or she needs to become better at playing the guitar. Concepts taught are reading, imrpov., and styles. For example, if the students want to learn about "blues guitar" together we find players that the student likes and learn to play similarly to that player. My influneces range from Hendrix, Bach, SRV, Kenny Burrell, George Benson. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompanime ... View Profile
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Peter Recce Guitar Lessons

Peter Recce Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I studied with Linc Chamberland (1974-1978). Linc was on the staff of the University of Bridgeport and was a recording artist for Muse Records. I have been playing for over 40 years and have been teaching for over 30 years. Lessons include chords,scales,improvising,music theory and notation, or you can learn to play songs using Guitar Tab.I teach in my home in Rye Brook, N.Y. I can only drive to students in areas of Rye Brook and Port Chester. Please call me at 914-937-5606 rather than E-Mail. My influences are: Clapton,Hendrix,Stevie Ray Vaughn,Wes Montgomery, and many other Blues,Rock,and Jazz Players. My guitar less ... View Profile
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Shawn Persinger Guitar Lessons

Shawn Persinger Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: These are your guitar lessons. I teach all styles and subjects you are interest in. In addition to private lessons I have also teach at The National Guitar Workshop, Guitar Intensives and The Center for Creative Youth. I also write lessons and essays for Taylor Guitars' Wood & Steel magazine. - All levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. - All styles: Rock to Classical - Folk to Funk - Country to Jazz Experimental to Pop - You name it! - Theory, Composition, Songwriting, Notation and/or Tablature. - Soloing, songs, scales, chords, modes, improvisation, etc. My influences are: Leo Kottke, Angus Young, John McLaughli ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons W. Mark

Guitar Lessons W. Mark

My teaching approach: Play your favorite songs, learn music theory, songwriting, guitar solos, rhythm guitar, melodies, chords ALL STYLES OF MUSIC WELCOME ALL AGES ALL LEVELS WELCOME Why me..? 15 years of teaching experience, Berklee College of Music Alumni, instructional DVD sold internationally, original music sold internationally My influences are: all music My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 8:30pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, J ... View Profile
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Mike Schupp Guitar Lessons

Mike Schupp Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Each lesson is customized, I put lessons together from my many materials, saving you time & money. I also will give you a pc program to help you learn to read, painlessly- Find & play any songs you like FREE! I play 6 string dist. gtr (Hendirx to Schuldiner) & 8 string Classic- Flamenco hybrid, with over 600 years of music As well as Fretlles five string bass (Jazz & Metal). Write, read, & play My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: 1st come, 1st serve on travel slots, where I come to you. Otherwise located in Hamden & West Ha ... View Profile
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Steven Gonza Guitar Lessons

Steven Gonza Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach the guitar the same way that I was taught 20 years ago. I call it the perfect “kick start” to learning guitar without all the boring stuff. All you need is someone to show you where to put your fingers and talk you through the moves. That person is me. CALL NOW! My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Steve Gonza (aka "Solar Steve") has spent the last 10 plus years as the guitarist of INKmusic.net Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Jamming Skills, Improvisati ... View Profile
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Jess Wilkes Music

Jess Wilkes Music

As an educator, I am very interested in helping a student understand that practice and learning is a fun and life-long experience at any age. The importance of creativity and using your imagination, while playing on and off the music stand, is very evident in my private teaching style. I only wish that my students become receptive to the idea that if one wants to learn how to play music, they must find the balance between the technical aspect of it and what ignites your heart and soul. I have a Bachelor's in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music and an extensive private teaching client base through Corner Music in Old Saybrook, Forb ... View Profile
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Pat Russo Music LLC

Pat Russo Music LLC

Pat Russo Music LLC is a local music school located in Wallingford CT. It's professional instructors have over 100 years combined experience in teaching and performance and specialize in getting the most out of its students. We offer lessons in both Band instruments (flute, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, violin, viola) and Rock instruments (guitar, bass, vocals and drums). The music school is clean and comfortable with state of the art lesson rooms equipt with Protools recording equipment as well as audio/visual capabilities. We live to educate so you can live your dream of playing music. ... View Profile
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APL Guitar And Piano Lessons

APL Guitar And Piano Lessons

Andy Lafreniere is a life long music educator who has specialized in the Suzuki method. This method emphasizes starting children on an instrument at an early age (3-4). Music reading is delayed until they have developed a basic technique and learn their first pieces by ear. Reading is introduced shortly afterward. Parents play an important role in this process by organizing practice sessions and motivating their child. Time is spent with the parent to develop some basic skills that will enhance the overall experience. Traditional adult lessons are also available. Andy has been teaching guitar and piano for over forty years. He is a graduate o ... View Profile
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The Sound Advisor

The Sound Advisor

Hi my name is Dennis Hrbek. I have been playing the guitar and recording ever since I can remember.  I feel in love with creating and recording sound when I was a 12.  I Have worked in big studios along side Grammy winning producers and engineers for the past 25 years.  I began as an intern than assistant engineer...than as an editor that could edit anything before the producer could finish his thought.  Now I record and produce all sorts music in studios throughout the country. I work in small home studios or large tracking rooms like Avatar.   I have recorded ev ... View Profile
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Rock House School Of Music

Rock House School Of Music

Rock House is an award winning music school that won "Best Place to Take Music Lessons in CT" CTNOW for the past three years. All our instructors are certified and trained to teach, coach and inspire each student to reach the peak of their ability. The school owner and music director John McCarthy has written over 100 books and instructional programs sold worldwide. If you are serious about learning and want the best Rock House is the place to learn. We help stiudents master their instrument and guide them to perform and interact with other musicians.  ... View Profile
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Dennis Morrissey Guitar Lessons

Dennis Morrissey Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching is limited to classical guitar. I very much enjoy working with beginning students of all ages, as they have no preconceived notions or bad habits. I have worked for more than 30 years with Phillip deFremery (former student of Andres Segovia). Phil formerly taught classical guitar at the Aspen Music Festival , and the Juilliard School. Phil's students have included Benjamin Verdery, Eliot Fisk, Sharon Isbin and others. Working with Phil has provided me with tremendous insights that I enjoy passing on to other players. My influences are: Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Oscar Ghiglia, Phil deFremery My guitar le ... View Profile
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Steve Clarke Bass Lessons

Steve Clarke Bass Lessons

My teaching approach: The approach is different each student but, basic theory and techniques for proper finger and slap bass. getting the groove in you, then, creating bass lines, as well as soloing over chord changes. I have played 6 string bass for 11 years but now back playing 4 string. Performing every week in U.S. as well as touring Europe. I have out 8 CD's  My bass lessons take place in my home Studio Techniques: Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production ... View Profile
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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?
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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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