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Top 10 guitar teachers in West Haven, CT

Students agree: these West Haven guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Joe Tollefsen

Joe Tollefsen

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves West Haven, CT
Hi! My name is Joe Tollefsen. I have many years of experience playing and teaching in different styles, and I love to teach students of all levels. I have a BM in guitar performance from the Peabody Institute, and am pursuing a Master's in performance at the Yale School of Music, where I also teach undergraduates and non-majors. I teach based on each individual's goals and strengths, and I think it's important to keep the love of the music and instrument at the heart of our work together. To this end, I believe teaching needs to be flexible and able to adapt to each student's needs. It's always an interesting and exciting journey!
Davey T

Davey T

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves West Haven, 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 West Haven, 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
Blue Kazoo Music Productions

Blue Kazoo Music Productions

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

George Lesiw Music

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves West Haven, CT
Larry L. says, "George is an amazing musician and a great guy. I bought some guitars as artwork in my house because I’ve always thought they were cool. The only problem was I didn’t know how to play them at all like 0 and it certainly was obviously that I have no natural ability. I know lots of friends that play at really high levels but I knew hanging around them I would never learn anything because it would turn into a social event. I knew I needed a teacher, a real teacher. I found George on this site and luckily he lives only minutes away. From day one he was sure that I learn something at every lesson. Difficult task as I’m not a good student and my attention span is pathetic. If I’m not good at something right away I loose interest. George is so patient and supportive that I won’t give up. I only have time for one lesson a week sometimes less due to my job but lessons with George are one of the few things I look forward to going to. Thanks " Read more
Liam Myatt

Liam Myatt

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves West Haven, CT
I’ve been playing guitar for 10 years now. I can teach anything from beginning chords and simple songs to music theory, scales, how to write songs and create guitar solos. I will give you the tools to be able to learn anything you want. I can also teach ukulele and Harmonica.
Andy Daps Music Lessons

Andy Daps Music Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves West Haven, CT
Hello! I’m a college educated musician and state certified teacher with almost 25 years of private teaching experience. I design lessons to meet the individual needs of each student. I’m also an active performer, songwriter, and composer. You can expect to learn practice techniques, music fundamentals, how to read music, how to play by ear, and classical & contemporary repertoire.
Black Barrel Records, LLC

Black Barrel Records, LLC

New on Lessons
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves West Haven, CT
My name is Zach and I'm a life-long musician, audio engineer, and music lover. I've had plenty of informal experience teaching guitar and bass to friends, and I'd love to share some of my great methods and industry-standard experiences with the rest of the world to help you get to the level you want to be at. I'll develop a custom curriculum for each of my students based on what their current experience is and what their goals are. My experience includes playing in classical chamber ensembles on both cello and bassoon, small jazz ensembles on guitar and bass, performing and songwriting for multiple personal bands. Additionally, I have somewh...
Guitar Lessons W. Mark

Guitar Lessons W. Mark

New on Lessons
6 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves West Haven, CT
ALL STYLES, ALL AGES & ALL LEVELS WELCOME. EACH LESSON IS CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. My teaching approach: Play your favorite songs, learn music theory, songwriting, guitar solos, rhythm guitar, melodies, chords. Why me..? Over 20 years of teaching experience, Berklee College of Music Alumni, instructional DVD sold internationally, original music sold internationally Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 8:30pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and ...
Yonder Recording

Yonder Recording

5.0(3)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
Serves West Haven, CT
Courtney T. says, "I took lessons for years with Chris Merola. He taught me from the beginning. I thought I would never be able to remember to learn all the chords and strings, etc. I was pleasantly surprised. I am a folky love Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan. I live in Australia now. When I come home to visit family, I get a refresher class with Chris. He RULES!" 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 West Haven guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the West Haven area.
Jerri W.
He breaks down the music and techniques of how to create the sounds I want from my guitar. He can also listen to a piece of music I want to learn and can know right then what notes/chords are being played. I’m always amazed at how easy he makes it look. I’m very lucky to have found such a great musician to be my teacher.
George Lesiw Music
SK T.
I came to guitar late. I had one never got around to learning how to play it. We had a flood in our basement and I came home to it floating right past me. Fast forward, my girlfriend got me an electric and a few lessons with Chris Merola. 2 years on, still going. I didn’t know a thing, now I play, might even get a band together!?
Yonder Recording
Dave G.
I have been taking guitar lessons from Mark Turko for six months, and am very happy with my progress towards becoming a great guitar player. I tried for years to learn guitar on my own (books, you-tube videos, online tablature, etc.), and was never happy with the results. Mark focuses on breaking down complex concepts to basic steps, and this really produces results. Taking guitar lessons with Mark is interesting and also fun, and I highly recommend anyone on the fence to give it try!!
Guitar Lessons at Solution Music Studio
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