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Find acoustic guitar lessons in Washington, DC

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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in Washington, DC

Students agree: these teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Rick A. says, "Extremely knowledgeable and very patient!" Read more
Ottley Music School, Inc.

Ottley Music School, Inc.

Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
51+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Charlotte .. says, " I think Ann started around the holiday season, she’s had about one academic semester of once per week classes. She was still 2 years old when she started at Ottley’s Music School. Now she can find middle C, identify A, B or C anywhere on the keyboard, read notations like piano meaning play softly, fortissimo meaning play loudly, and quarter rest. She has been introduced to half and full notes and rests, but doesn’t yet consistently apply them. She can play simple 3-note sequences with either the left or right hand but sometimes prefers to play all notes with either her thumb or index finger rather than following the assigned fingers for each key. It’s really an extraordinary amount of progress for her age. I’ve been surprised" Read more
Lessons W/ Ian Otto Collins

Lessons W/ Ian Otto Collins

Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Sam D. says, " Ian Otto is a very organized and disciplined teacher. I had been playing and taking lessons for years before working with him, and he was able to help me reframe my existing knowledge and learn new approaches to become a better guitar player. I would highly recommend working with Ian." Read more
Guitar Train

Guitar Train

New on Lessons
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Guitar Train, located in Arlington, Virginia, is a premier destination for music enthusiasts. Serving the local community and surrounding areas, they provide a unique experience centered around the love of music. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a beginner, Guitar Train offers something for everyone. Come and discover what makes them a local favorite.
Julie Starling  Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

Julie Starling Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Washington, DC
I offer Online lessons via Zoom Learn the Music YOU want to play! I teach piano and guitar, ukulele, and electric bass. Pop, rock, classical, blues, folk, jazz, improvising, arranging, composing, and music theory. Relaxed and fun! 20+ years experience. I started teaching music lessons at age 15. BPS in Guitar Berklee College of Music 2022. BA in Drama/Music CUA 1988. AFA in Studio Art MC 2010. I believe private lessons are the best environment for learning. It is a dynamic trade back and forth of ideas. I really enjoy that each student brings something different to the music and challenges me to personalize the material for them. I lo...

Your acoustic guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acoustic guitar lessons cost near me?

Most acoustic guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for 30 to 60 minutes. Private class prices are $45 to $70 per hour and give students the most attention. Group guitar lessons cost $25 to $35 per session for a collaborative learning environment with less personal attention.

Subscriptions for ongoing lessons are available from $170 to $315 per month.

Are acoustic guitar lessons worth it?

Acoustic guitar lessons are worth it because the structured teaching style motivates students and enhances faster progress. A private instructor also helps to prevent the development of poor techniques common in self-taught musicians.

What age is good to start acoustic guitar lessons?

You can start acoustic guitar lessons for children from ages 6 to 10 years old while adults can start lessons at any age. The journey of mastering the guitar is dependent on your dedication to practice and your teacher's qualifications.

How many acoustic guitar lessons do I need?

The amount of acoustic guitar lessons you need will depend on what you want to accomplish and how frequently you practice. Learning a simple song takes 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering the guitar like a professional musician takes 4 to 10 years.

Is there a difference between electric and acoustic guitar lessons?

There are many differences between electric and acoustic guitar lessons because these instruments have unique features.

An electric guitar requires you to learn:

  • How to use an amplifier
  • How to work with effects and foot pedals
  • What makes a wide range of sounds for rock, metal, blues, or jazz
  • Techniques like power chords, palm muting, and note bending

However, learning to play an acoustic guitar is simpler because it doesn't connect to amplifiers or cables. Acoustic guitar playing uses different finger techniques to make a resonant sound suitable for folk, country, pop, and blues music.

How do I find the best acoustic guitar lessons near me?

To find the most suitable acoustic guitar lessons, you can peruse the list of nearby teachers here on the Lessons website. Also, don't overlook the potential of local music stores for guitar lessons.

Before settling on a guitar teacher, it's crucial to:

  • Review the prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Examine reviews about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Ask for references from other students they've taught.
  • Consult with other parents to gauge their children's experience with the teacher.
  • Get a written schedule and contract prior to the first lesson.
  • Evaluate the teacher's compatibility before signing up for a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing an acoustic guitar teacher?

To choose the best acoustic guitar teacher, it helps to pose these questions:

  • What music-related degrees do you have?
  • Is there an option for a complimentary first session to see if we're a good fit?
  • What is the extent of your experience in teaching guitar?
  • Which type of acoustic guitar would be most appropriate for me to practice on?
  • What's the average age range of your student base?
  • Will you assign finger drills for me to practice outside of lessons?
  • How much independent practice do you recommend between classes?
  • Which specific textbooks should I get?
  • How many styles of guitar music can you teach?
  • Could you adjust your instructional methods if I'm having difficulties?
  • What should I bring to our classes?
  • How long is each session?
  • Could I get a copy of our class timetable, agreement, and terms of payment?
  • What is your protocol to cancel a class due to an unforeseen circumstance?
  • Is there flexibility to add some of my favorite songs into the curriculum?

Reviews for Washington acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Jim M.
I have been working with Ron for over 10 years. He is a great teacher and I have improved my skills in all areas. Ron is great to work with with vast knowledge and skills. He has the ability to help you understand even the most difficult skills and styles.
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons
Laura M.
The Ottley Music School has been instrumental in helping my daughter learn to read music and perform appropriate but challenging pieces. The teachers encourage each child to reach their potential while providing top notch instruction. We are happy with the quality of instruction and performance opportunities our child has received at Ottley Music School.
Ottley Music School, Inc.
Martin P.
Ian offers a personalized experience and is genuinely enthusiastic about getting to know his students and understanding what they hope to achieve. He allocates lesson time efficiently; Never dwindling too long on a simple concept, but more than willing to slow things down to ensure clear understanding and proper technique. Ian is knowledgeable, approachable, encouraging, and supportive. I have learned a great deal in a relatively short time.
Lessons w/ Ian Otto Collins
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