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Top 10 guitar teachers in Waterbury, CT

Students agree: these Waterbury guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sherstudios

Sherstudios

4.9Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
27 hires on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Waterbury, CT
Ralph C. says, "Very professional, yet personable. He is an experienced trleacher and he is the right person at the right time for me. It's an adventure unfolding!" Read more
Davey T

Davey T

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Waterbury, CT
Real musician with experience in learning to read understand various forms of music pertaining to melody, harmony ,theory and technique
Adam Sweet

Adam Sweet

5.0(1)
Offers online services
38+ years in business
Serves Waterbury, CT
Kelly N. says, "I have been learning with Adam for almost a year. He is very professional and is skilled at giving just enough instruction to keep me progressing without being overwhelming. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in trying out the fiddle or violin" Read more
Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar And Banjo

Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar And Banjo

5.0Exceptional(11)
Top Pro
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Waterbury, CT
Keith H. says, "I never thought at the start of this journey that I'd be playing classical music on a mandolin, but often, it really fits, and in general, it's helped to develop a kind of musicianship that I find I can apply to anything else I want to play. Adam is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor about music and music history. He supports a number of group projects (focusing on several different styles including classical, Celtic, and Klezmer) for students, which are an excellent way to learn." Read more
Phil's Guitar Shop

Phil's Guitar Shop

4.9Exceptional(13)
Top Pro
Offers online services
36 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Waterbury, CT
John T C. says, "Phil was very patient and informative, knows his craft. Looking forward to taking more lessons and becoming the best player I can be." Read more
Blue Kazoo Music Productions

Blue Kazoo Music Productions

5.0(1)
Offers online services
26 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Waterbury, CT
Binyamin L. says, "The teacher was really experienced,I am very pleased I will continue having lessons." Read more

Your Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do guitar lessons cost near me?

Guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per lesson, depending on if they last 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. If it's a one-on-one lesson, it'll cost around $45 to $70 hourly. Learning guitar in a group is cheaper at $25 to $35 per session.

If you're taking lessons every month, it adds up to $170 to $315 with the typical prepaid discount.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it since only a professional teacher giving you live feedback can guide you to learn faster. A good instructor helps you understand your mistakes and prevents you from developing bad habits.

Learning guitar by yourself takes a lot longer and won't prepare you as well to play in public.

At what age should I start guitar lessons?

Children can start guitar lessons from the ages of 6 to 10, or when they can comfortably hold the guitar and press the strings. Adults can start guitar lessons at any age, provided they practice regularly and patiently.

How many guitar lessons do I need?

The number of guitar lessons you need varies according to your goal and your practice routine. For many people, it typically takes about 2 to 6 months to play a simple tune. Mastering the guitar like a professional can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years.

What do you learn in guitar lessons?

In most guitar lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • How to correctly position your fingers to play chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to play various scales
  • New techniques for plucking and strumming
  • How to read sheet music.

Are online guitar lessons good?

Online guitar lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour and are good for getting personal instruction from skilled teachers worldwide. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and immediate feedback while learning new guitar-playing styles. Plus, you can easily record lessons to review their advice later.

How do I find the best guitar lessons near me?

In order to find the best guitar lessons for you, look through nearby teachers listed here on the Lessons website. You can also ask for teachers at local music stores or community colleges.

Before you hire a guitar teacher, make sure to:

  • Check out prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a list of their current or previous students that you can talk to.
  • Talk to other parents about the teacher's reputation with their children.
  • Make sure you get a written agreement and schedule before your first lesson.
  • Avoid making a big payment upfront for a month of lessons until you're comfortable with the teacher.

What questions do I ask when choosing a guitar teacher?

To find the right guitar teacher, you can ask them these questions:

  • What kind of music degree do you have?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching guitar?
  • Can I have a free trial lesson to see if your teaching style helps me?
  • What is the average age of your students?
  • Will you assign me finger exercises as homework?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and where can I buy used ones?
  • How many guitar-playing styles are you an expert in?
  • Can you modify your teaching style to suit my learning abilities?
  • What should I bring to our lessons, and how long is each one?
  • Can I get a copy of our schedule, agreement, and payment terms?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I choose some of my favorite songs to learn on the guitar?

Reviews for Waterbury guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Waterbury area.
Steven H.
Very professional but fun.
Sherstudios
Wes A.
Adam is a very knowledgeable music teaching, proficient with several instruments. He is patient, and adjust lessons to the student's needs. I had him as a mandolin teacher for seven years and was very happy with his teaching.
Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar and Banjo
Anthony R.
New to Lessons.com. I initially contacted a different instructor and was surprised when many other instructors contacted me instead. Phil, however, was the only one that actually addressed what I was looking for in particular in a teacher and had the required know-how to teach it. All the others were very impersonal except for one who was honest and said he was also interested in what I am interested in. The lesson itself was insightful just through getting to know one another as people and players. I caught many things he was doing right off the bat and asked to rewind and slow it a bit. It helps when you know what you’re after in material when you’re working with a pro such as Phil who can pull any rabbit he wishes out of his magic hat. Phil can show you fundamentals to intricacies; hacks and efficiencies. I’ve already started on the road to creating the sound I have in my head. Phil can help you find that too.
Phil's Guitar Shop
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