Find a blues guitar lessons in Washington, DC

Find blues guitar lessons in Washington, DC

Find blues guitar lessons in Washington, DC

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Top 10 blues 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

5.0(4)
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.

5.0Exceptional(7)
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
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.
Lessons With Ian Otto

Lessons With Ian Otto

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
5 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
Apex Music

Apex Music

5.0(3)
4 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Shawn C. says, "Ken is a consummate professional and has taken the time to teach me music theory as well as the mechanics of how to actually play guitar. This is incredibly important to me as I hope to someday compose music. Ken is consistent in his approach and really "gets" how to teach. He knows how to communicate technique in a supportive yet disciplined manner so the student truly gets the most from the session. Cannot recommend more highly! SCG Alexandria, VA" Read more
John Ticktin

John Ticktin

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Washington, DC
Ben L. says, "Blues isn't something you "learn," but must "experience." Of all forms of music - rock, pop, folks, jazz - blues requires more musical "phrasing" and self-awareness. It's part of you, the musician, not something that is independent of you. I mention this because John embodies the genuine Blues. If you want to learn guitar and the Blues, John can do (like so many other teacher)... but what distinguishes John is he will guide your inner musicianship to externally manifest - for me, through my guitar. In short, John is better than advertised and highly recommend him for anyone who seeks music to be part of his/her life." Read more
Jim Steed Music

Jim Steed Music

5.0Exceptional(10)
Top Pro
Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Edmund T. says, "I have worked with Jim for six years, in that time I have gone from a child who did not know how to hold a guitar to a young man who has become an exceptional guitar player. Jim is a very patient teacher and he would never give up on any of his students. If you need someone to teach you how to play the guitar Jim will make you into a great guitar player." Read more
Georgetown Guitar Academy

Georgetown Guitar Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
"There is something to be said about wanting to learn from the best. If you want to learn classical guitar from the best in D.C., Piotr is certainly one of them." CBS Local 2013 FORMER STUDENTS AUDITIONED SUCCESSFULLY AND RECIEVED SCHOLARSHIP AT THE FINEST MUSIC SCHOOLS AND PREPERATORIES IN THE U.S.: PEABODY CONSERVATORY (JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY) OBERLIN BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL THE NEW SCHOOL FOR JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ​CARNEGIE MELLON
Aliriolopez

Aliriolopez

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Washington, DC
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Sophia Spaulding Music Lessons

Sophia Spaulding Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Serves Washington, DC
Monica M. says, "Sophia helped my child to learn basic piano skills and theory. She was kind, patient, punctual and reliable every step of the way. Would definitely hire again!" Read more

Your blues guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do blues guitar lessons cost near me?

Blues guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session and last anywhere from half an hour to an hour. Private classes cost $45 to $70 per hour. For those who prefer camaraderie, group lessons cost $25 to $35 per session.

  • For committed learners, a monthly plan of ongoing lessons costs $170 to $315.
  • Alternatively, virtual lessons are available for$35 to $55 per hour, making musical education accessible to all.

Are blues guitar lessons worth it?

Blues guitar lessons are worth it to play blues guitar because the structured and custom-tailored teaching approach accelerates progress while enhancing technique. Self-learning, while possible, is a longer road laden with the risk of cultivating bad habits.

A blues guitar teacher will show you the essentials like:

  • How to emphasize playing on expressively
  • Ways to get confident improvising with a jazz band
  • Mastering the 12-bar blues progression and blues scales
  • Learning unique techniques like string bending, slides, and vibrato

What age is best to start blues guitar lessons?

Children can start blues guitar lessons between the ages of 6 to 10 years old at the earliest. The best time is whenever they can hold the instrument easily and have the hand strength to press on the strings.

Adults of all ages can learn to play blues guitar with the right instruction and regular practice.

How many blues guitar lessons do I need?

The number of blues guitar lessons you need all depends on what you're aiming for and how long you practice. Beginners typically learn how to play a simple song in 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering blues guitar takes at least 4 to 10 years.

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

If you want to find the best blues guitar lessons for you, then look at teachers nearby on the Lessons website. You can also check out guitar lessons at your local music shops. Before you choose a guitar teacher, remember to do these things:

  • Check prices from 3 different teachers and ask what they'll teach you.
  • Read what others said about them on Google and on the Lessons website.
  • Ask for a list of other people they've taught to see if they're good.
  • For kids, ask other moms and dads what their kids say about the teacher.
  • Get a plan on paper about when your lessons will be before you start.
  • Pay a little at first to see if you like the teacher before you pay for a whole month.

What questions do I ask when choosing a blues guitar teacher?

To find the best guitar teacher, you could ask these questions:

  • What type of music degree do you have?
  • How long have you been teaching blues guitar?
  • Can I have one lesson for free to see how I like it?
  • What are the ages of most of your students?
  • Which kind of blues guitar and equipment should I buy to practice with?
  • Will you give me some finger patterns to practice at home?
  • How much should I practice at home between lessons?
  • What books should I get, and do you know where I could find used ones?
  • How many different blues guitar techniques can you teach?
  • If I'm struggling with learning, can you change the way you teach me?
  • What should I bring to class, and how long is each lesson?
  • Can I have a copy of our class plan, agreement, and how much it costs?
  • If I have an urgent problem and need to cancel, what happens?
  • Can I choose some songs that I want to learn?

Reviews for Washington blues 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 with Ian Otto
Chris H.
Ken is very knowledgable about the guitar. He can be fairly patient.
Apex Music
A. R.
So thrilled to have Jim as my daughter’s instructor! He’s incredibly friendly, kind & patient. He has an obvious love for all music & is a wonderful teacher. In just two lessons my daughter is already playing one of her favorite songs & she’s so excited about her lessons! Couldn’t ask for more!
Jim Steed Music
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