Waterbury, CT 50 Guitar Instructors near you

Where do you need the guitar instructor?

Go
Answer some questions

Let us know about your needs so we can bring you the right teachers.

Get matched

Get matched with multiple teachers that meet your exact needs.

Hire the right teacher

Compare teachers, ask questions, and hire only when ready.

Waterbury Guitar Lessons

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
View Profile
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
View Profile
Jamie Sherwood Guitar Lessons

Jamie Sherwood Guitar Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
My teaching approach: Welcome to SherStudios My motto is music can change everything if you let it into your life. I give lessons with a passion so everyone can enjoy the incredible world of music. Each student is taught specifically to his or hers interest and goals in a comfortable and affordable setting. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Hartt School of Music and have toured with signed bands as well as recorded for hundreds of artists. I have taught for 30 yrs. and sent many people to music school and prepared them for careers in music as well as given others a fun hobby to enjoy. Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Dobro and Lap Steel instruc ... View Profile
View Profile
Francesco Barone Guitar Lessons

Francesco Barone Guitar Lessons

4.7 3 Reviews
Francesco Barone is a leading classical guitar instructor in the Greater Hartford area and currently teaches at The Hartt Community Division and maintains a private studio. Francesco studied Classical Guitar Pedagogy at the Hartt School with Christopher Ladd and has had Suzuki training with Marylou Roberts. He has over ten years of teaching experience at institutions including The Hartt School of Music, Columbia University, Capital Community College, Middlesex Music Academy, Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Hebrew High School of New England, Settlement Music School and The Classical Guitar Store in Philadelphia, Pa.  The ... View Profile
View Profile
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.
View Profile
The Music Shop

The Music Shop

5.0 2 Reviews
A full service music shop offering lessons with professionally trained teachers.  See our teacher's biographies at www.themusic-shop.com/teachers-and-staff Special introductory rate for new students.
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
Guitar Star Instruction

Guitar Star Instruction

I have been teaching guitar for over 33 years after starting as a student teacher at Hartford Conservatory. Over the years I added other instruments - bass guitar, mandolin and ukulele. My specialty is that I am a highly trained specialist in study and teaching techniques (as well as a certified tutor) which makes lessons well organized, easy to understand, fast and fun. Students do very well (as long as they practice!) and enjoy playing in talent shows, school bands and orchestras, their own bands, become teachers themselves and some make it into the professional spotlight. Emphasis is on real music education including use of standard i ... View Profile
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
Patrick Ryan Guitar Lessons

Patrick Ryan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and hold a B.A. in Music and for the past two years I’ve been working with the National Guitar Workshop. I am going on 6 years of acoustic and electric guitar instruction, and electric/acoustic bass (upright). I am trained in contemporary music and jazz but I teach all styles of music, ear training, theory, technique. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location My cancellation/booking policy: 6 hour notice is fair enough for any cancelation. When you call we will talk about availability and schedule. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpick ... View Profile
View Profile
Frank Guglielmino Guitar Lessons

Frank Guglielmino Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Each student gets an individualized approach according to his or her needs. You will learn your chord shapes, and families according to key signatures. You will learn major , minor, blues, pentatonic, diminished, melodic and harmonic scales up the fretboard. I strive to be patient and realize that a good teacher can be the difference between improving on the instument or never getting anywhere My influences are: Santana, Stevie Ray Vaugh, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, James Taylor, just to name a few. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take pla ... View Profile
View Profile
Affordable Musical Endeavors

Affordable Musical Endeavors

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Affordable Musical Endeavors is an independently owned and operated business with a commitment to offering musical services and products at reasonable prices. Currently, all of our products are in the prototyping stage, but we are offering private lessons on piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Alternative Guitar, Metal Guitar, Classical Guitar Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingersty ... View Profile
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
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
View Profile
Ed's Music Sessions

Ed's Music Sessions

I am one of the best music instructors in the area with 15 plus years teaching full time. You will enjoy a serious yet laid back environment and will be pleasantly surprised ESPECIALLY if you have tried other teachers in the past. I teach classical, rock, jazz, blues, several world music styles and much more. Lessons generally occur at my fully equipped home studio where you can record your ideas and learn about recording, music software etc.... Graduated With a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2010 having taken pretty much every undergraduate course available from classical to jazz to ethnomusicology and electronic music. Also very well rounded ... View Profile
View Profile
Lake Poets Music

Lake Poets Music

I have been writing songs and performing locally and afar for 15 years. I started teaching in 2004 and have since developed dynamic lesson plans for all ranges and styles of guitar players. I am extremely fluent in music theory and composition. I offer songwriting lessons as well as record production instruction. I am open to any and all recording DAW platforms and can make recommendations based on skill sets. Teaching is a true passion of mine that I have developed over many years of experience. I have lead workshops and taught large groups, I also offer group session rates. Another passion of mine is developing artists on a technological ... View Profile
View Profile
Sylvia Harris Guitar Lessons

Sylvia Harris Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Each student is gradually taught all the fundamentals of guitar in a methodical and fun manner. between! My influences are: I have influences in every style, too many to list. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Norwich, Salem, New London, Groton, Colchester, Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Performance, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: After teaching for fifteen years, it is very easy for me to ... View Profile
View Profile
Scott Daggett Guitar Lessons

Scott Daggett Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a professional classical guitarist with a jazz studies degree and a B.A. in music from Rhode Island College. I have over ten years of private teaching experience. I have taught students of all ages in many different genres of music. I teach my students not only how to play the guitar but I also show them the techniques they need to learn more effectively. These skills will help them succeed not only in their academics but also in their everyday lives. Studies show the highest scoring students are those who participate in music. Music teaches discipline, memory recall, improved concentration, spacial reasoning, kines ... View Profile
View Profile
Charles Domler Guitar Lessons

Charles Domler Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I thoroughly enjoy working with all students regardless of skill level, age or goals. I make it as fun as possible and try my best to make the learning atmosphere comfortable. All students are unique and learn differently so I take it as a personal challenge to make you the best player you can be. My many years of teaching and performance experience gives me a huge range of teaching techniques . I also believe that the learning environment should always be kept fun and relaxed. Students learn more when they're enjoying themselves and smiling! My influences are: Too many too list, seriously! But, I love folk and fingerst ... View Profile
View Profile
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
View Profile
Ty Smith Guitar Lessons

Ty Smith Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: You will learn to read music notation, guitar notation and tablature. I shall teach you the benefits of music theory, improvisation and good technique. As you progress I will help you with learning to master the songs that you want to play. I am available 6 days a week and I look forward to working with you. My influences are: Too many too list. :-) My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studio in Naugatuck catering to students in all of New Haven County. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Mus ... View Profile
View Profile
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
View Profile

Courses & Guides

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
Guitar Lessons

How much do guitar lessons cost?

Read more about local pricing and what to expect in our cost guide.

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.

Do you teach guitar? View our open Guitar Teacher Jobs near you.