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Tampa Guitar Lessons

Virgil Mandanici's Guitar Lessons

Virgil Mandanici's Guitar Lessons

5.0 13 Reviews
I have amazing printed materials and digital files that help students attain their goals much more quickly on guitar. I also have a very well-organized and structured curriculum that has worked for so many guitarists here in Tampa Bay over the past 20 years. Although I have been playing guitar now for 40 years, teaching is a bit different than just being good on the guitar and I have a relationship with all of my students where I have a good understanding as to how they learn things. I build on this to push them as far and as fast as possible while keeping the fun in it. My excitement is there for each and every student, no matter if they hav ... View Profile
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Dr. Jimmy Moore Guitar Studio

Dr. Jimmy Moore Guitar Studio

5.0 12 Reviews
I have Ph. D in Classical Guitar and bring 25 years of performance experience to my students. I currently teach on the college level, and have grade school level students as well. I perform over 100 performances a year at guitar festivals, colleges, live music venues and even the public library system. My students have won multiple awards on the state and regional levels. I am the Southern Division Representative and was a National Finalist in Guitar for the Music Teacher's National Association Artist Competition. I am currently on the faculty at St. Petersburg College. I have taught guitar at Florida State University, Middle Tennessee State ... View Profile
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Koss Music And Cultural Arts Institute

Koss Music And Cultural Arts Institute

5.0 9 Reviews
Our mission goal is to provide life-changing music education to our current enrollment of students. Mr. Koss has performed with some of the greatest musicians in the world and his knowledge shows it! Students receive 30 or 60 minutes of individual instruction weekly chosen from a wide range of instruments. We provide mentoring and encouragement regarding music, home and school. Each semester we offer students the opportunity to increase their self-confidence by performing before an audience. Parents participate by sending regular reports documenting often remarkable progress observed in their children's academic achievements and social skills ... View Profile
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Top String Guitar Lessons

Top String Guitar Lessons

4.0 4 Reviews
My teaching approach: Using an accelerated method the lessons are challenging yet fun. Have students from 6 to 68 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: Tampa area and All surrounding areas. Guitar Techniques: Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Reading Music, Music Theory, Jamming Skills, Vocal Accompaniment, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Immaculate Heart Productions

Immaculate Heart Productions

5.0 4 Reviews
Teaching professionally since 1972. All popular styles of American music for Guitar, Bass Guitar, Voice and Piano, Keyboards and Studio recording and production. I helped produced an co-wrote for Shaun Hopper's "Lower Case Letters" CD. Production for Nicole DesRoisiers obtained an artist management contract with Sony Records 2006. I am Music director at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinellas Park. The Lifeteen Band at Espiritu Santo, Safety Harbor and the Deacon Blues Band.   I have a teaching Certificate in Evangelization studies from The University Of Stuebenville, Ohio. I have performed with Della Reese, John Lamb, Mary McPartland, Al ... View Profile
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CG Music

CG Music

5.0 4 Reviews
I teach the NATURAL way of learning music on your favorite instrument. Our curriculum is based practice that is FUN, learning to play, write, arrange, or record music. My name is Chet Gass, and I'm an avid musician of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, saxophone, singing, and more.I also produce commerical music, performed all around the United States, played & involved with award-winning bands, produced and recorded albums and have written and recorded hundreds of songs.I've learned all of this by using a unique method of teaching myself, infused with the classical theory and study. What I've mastered is a quick and easy ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Thomas Coffey Guitar Lessons

Thomas Coffey Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: Thomas Coffey is the founder of www.TampaGuitarLessons.com and a former U.S.F. Guitar Professor who now offers private lessons exclusively. He has over thirty-four years experience teaching classical and acoustic guitar privately and at the university level. My guitar lessons take place in my guitar studio in NW Tampa. Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Jay Steele MidiBand

Jay Steele MidiBand

5.0 2 Reviews
I am a graduate of the Chicago Academy of the Arts (Fame School) I have studies at Berklee College of Music for Jazz Guitar, as well as University Of Miami School of Music with legendary Classical Guitarist Juan Mercadal. I specialize in Classical, Jazz, and Rock. I have been the Guitar Instructor at Gann Music in Chicago, and have taught privately for over 30 years. I have developed my own Instruction Manual that breaks down what I have learned in a salient and learnable manner for all levels. I am a professional Musician, and perform my "MidiBand" all around my community. I am #1 for Jazz in the Tampa area on Reverb Nation. I am also a sign ... View Profile
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5.0 1 Review
I have played with Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and BB King. I have played Guitar since I was Thirteen and played Bass since I was 15. I also performed in the Movie "Let the Good Times Roll" with many of the great 50's 60's Stars. I then joined Boyz Night Out Classic Rock band opening up concerts for Bands such as Starship, Survivor, KC & the Sunshine Band, and the Beach Boys. If I can play and make all these Stars happy, I am quite sure I can teach anyone how to play Guitar and Bass to your great satisfaction.I have taught both instruments in New York, and Orlando, then Largo until I was hired by AT&T in 1989, and still played 6 nights a ... View Profile
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Martinrosado.com

Martinrosado.com

5.0 1 Review
I have been playing guitar for about 20 years. In 2010 I graduated from the FSU school of music with the guitar as my primary instrument. I am most experienced in Folk, Country, and Blues. I also have studied Classical Guitar and can teach the fundamentals of each of these areas and also bring the student to the next level of performance. I am also a songwriter and will incorporate that process into my teaching if it is something that the student would like to learn as well. I also feel a need to let the student engage in self-learning and direction as this is should be the ultimate goal as a musician. It is my goal as a teacher to ... View Profile
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Stevie B's Guitars

Stevie B's Guitars

5.0 1 Review
Here at Stevie B's, we all live and breathe music.  As such, our teachers are of a very high-caliber, all of whom are performers as well.  Though they all have their "specialities", our teachers are well-versed in many styles of music, everything from country, rock, and blues, to jazz, to extremely advanced classical.   Our "newest" teacher has been an instructor at the shop for around 8 years, and the others have been here for over a decade. The lessons are extraordinarily dynamic.  We cater our lessons to what each individual student's needs and desires are, and our teachers are able to accomodate all levels of ... View Profile
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Instruction

Instruction

5.0 1 Review
I am passionate about equiping people to discover and pursue their passions. I have been working with children professionally for 5+ years and am passionate about helping them aquire the neccesary skills to discover and explore their passions.  
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Carrollwood Music Lessons

Carrollwood Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have been a full time musician/music teacher for over 20 years. I've done just about every type of gig you can think of and have performed in over 50 different countries. I've taught at several schools including 12 years as a music professor at the University of Tampa. Classes taught include ensembles, music theory, and private lessons for college credit. I play all styles but if you want to hear some of my instrumental jazz/rock/funk it can be heard at reverbnation.com/stevemathews ... View Profile
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Tampa Guitar Lessons

Tampa Guitar Lessons

Thomas Coffey is the Director of Education for The Tampa Bay Area Guitar Society and a former University of South Florida Professor of Guitar who now offers private guitar lessons exclusively. He currently has over twenty-nine years experience teaching Classical and Acoustic Guitar privately and at the University level. His students have won prizes in many international guitar competitions including the highly competitive Guitar Foundation of America and Christopher Parkening Competitions and have been accepted to and graduated from such renowned Classical Guitar Universities as The Berklee School of Music, Florida State University, Th ... View Profile
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Todd David Jazz Guitar

Todd David Jazz Guitar

With over 40 years experience and a veteran United States Navy Band jazz musician, American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Berklee College of Music & Devry Institute of Technology education, I still perform and believe connecting in life is vital for everyone. I have taught in the public & private school systems, college instructor and personal mentoring. There are four phases to life: 1. Gather as much information as possible 2. Make the information a part of you 3. Perform or Apply it 4. Mentor or Teach another not only to pass the baton, but to also reinforce what you've learned ... View Profile
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Musicology Tampa Bay

Musicology Tampa Bay

lessons and workshops taught by some of Tampa bay’s finest musicians and instructors. We teach all the way from the beginner to the advanced musician longing for more skill and knowledge.We offer top quality instruction at a very reasonable price to any student coming through our doors. We have a great track record of equipping students to the highest levels of excellence. As a result Musicology alumni has gone one to to some of the music top schools in the world! Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA Belmont School of Music, Nashville, TN UCLA School of Music(studio guitar program) Los Angeles, CA Boston College, Boston, MA Players School ... View Profile
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Tampa Bay Music Academy

Tampa Bay Music Academy

John Tracy is a music teacher, producer, performer, publisher, and recording artist. He teaches private piano, guitar, voice, and violin lessons and classes to students of all ages: preschoolers, children, teens, and adults. John works with a team of music faculty at Tampa Bay Music Academy. Together they offer private and group lessons in all instrument proficiency areas (piano, voice, guitar, violin, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion). The TBMA faculty can accommodate the first-year beginner, and also the most experienced student. All lessons are personalized with customized lesson curriculums according to every student's skill level ... View Profile
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Joe Pollari Guitar Lessons

Joe Pollari Guitar Lessons

I am a former guitarist for the Everly Brothers, Performed at the White House for president John F Kennedy. Guitar Study Institute instructor. I accept Homeschool students, beginners, advanced, all ages are welcome. My online one on one lessons are easy, and enjoyable for any level.
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Clearwater Music Lessons, Inc.

Clearwater Music Lessons, Inc.

Hi! My name is Mark Johnston and my passion is to help students fall in love with music. I teach a well-rounded curriculum which provides students with a solid music foundation. Kids and adults will learn how to read music, will learn proper technique and will understand the theory which supports the music they will learn how to play. Lesson materials are supplemented as quickly as possible with music the student wants to learn how to play whether it's classical, pop, country, jazz, etc. I am an enthusiastic and encouraging instructor with 25 years experience. I have a Masters Degree in Music from Illinois State University. I have experience ... View Profile
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Teach-me-2play-Music

Teach-me-2play-Music

My passion is to help and empower others reach their goals. I have been playing music for over 28 years and I have been teaching for 12 years. I plays 7 instruments. Music is a life style for me and it's apart of us all. The way we breath the way our heart beat is all music, its a rhythmic motion of time and sequence. I have a BA Degree in music from Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach and I also have a Master Degree in Entertainment from Fullsail University in Winter park Fl. I bring a fun yet Practical approach to learning music. Learning music does not have to be boring. Now you can learn and have fun at the same time.  ... View Profile
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Roy Kessler Guitar Lessons

Roy Kessler Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I consider every student as a unique individual with their own goals, desires and capabilities. Then I design a lesson plan to enable the student to enjoyably progress toward their particular program. I always consider how I would like to have lessons presented to me if I were the one who was receiving them and trying to achieve my own ambitions. By doing this, I can keep a good perspective on how to precisely tailor a lesson to accommodate the unique direction of each students instruction. My influences are: A very diverse array of many outstanding artists: Jimi Hendrix to Chet Atkins Eric Clapton to Esteban Johnny Win ... View Profile
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Paul Buzine Guitar Lessons

Paul Buzine Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I use a open and fun approach to my lessons. All material is geared to playing and understanding the concepts of music. I started teaching in New Jersey where I worked at many local music stores where I taught between 15-40 students weekly. Moving to Florida, I have taught guitar at the Musicians Exchang in Ft Lauderdale and Mars Music in Tampa and The Players School , the Calvery Baptist Church and the Sam Ash Music School in Clearwater. I also have maintained many private guitar and music students thru the years. My influences are: From JS Bach to John Coltrane to The Beatles My guitar lessons take place in: The tea ... View Profile
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John Demas Music  - Acoustic, Classical, Electric,  Bass Guitar & Greek Bouzouki Lessons

John Demas Music - Acoustic, Classical, Electric, Bass Guitar & Greek Bouzouki Lessons

My teaching approach: I have nearly four decades of experience teaching at The University of Tampa and Hillsborough Community College.  John Demas has been a freelance musician in the state of Florida since 1979. Mr. Demas is an alumnus of Miami-Dade Community College, the University of Miami and earned his Degree with Honors in Classical Guitar Performance from University of South Florida. He has performed vocally and instrumentally playing guitar, mandolin and banjo with the Florida Orchestra, the Sarasota Opera Company and the Joffery Ballet Company. Mr. Demas has also performed throughout the U.S. at numerous Greek weddings, baptisms ... View Profile
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Joe Bertolami Guitar Lessons

Joe Bertolami Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: MY approach is tuning, fretboard, notes, chords..and student music choices.... My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Music Theory, Reading Music, Improvisation, Performance, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar.
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Pete Mitchell Guitar Lessons

Pete Mitchell Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach has always been ONE 2 ONE. If you have the passion to play then I have the passion to teach. Please read my verifiable testimonials @ www.stratmaster.co.uk/guitartuition.htm My influences are: Billy Gibbons, Budy Guy, Eric Clapton, Mark Knoffler, Willie Nelson, Gary Moore, Bob Dylan, Bob Segar, Johnny Winter Peter Green, Muddy Waters etc etc etc My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar Your first guitar lesson with me might ... View Profile
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Cameron Schmitz Guitar Lessons

Cameron Schmitz Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Private one on one lessons are geared toward firing up and exposing the unique virtues of the student. I'm a music school graduate and have played guitar for 3 decades and taught for 2! Everyone has his or her own unique voice on the guitar. It's my job to help get that voice heard. All work and materials focus on strengthening technique in areas that are relevant to the student (I won't teach bebop elements to an R&B player - but I will expose jazz concepts to increase awareness, etc). All levels of most every style are offered and with a strong focus on technique and well-roundedness given. My influences are: Guitar h ... View Profile
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Ian Hall Guitar Lessons

Ian Hall Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach to musical instruction revolves around the student and what they are looking to get out of their lessons. Some may want to improve primarily they're technical playing skill while others want to gain knowledge of theory to they can improve their song writing capabilities. I also teach music production, mixing and mastering. Mom my studio I have a MacBook Pro computer with several different digital audio workstations including Logic, GarageBand and Studio One Pro. I have a midi keyboard in which I also will supplement in place of the guitar at times to help show a particular lesson. My influences are: Instead ... View Profile
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Damien Ward Instrumental Tuition

Damien Ward Instrumental Tuition

I am a professional bass player and guitarist that has played extensively throughout Europe and America, I grew up playing the classical guitar and gained many certificates and awards from my playing before deciding to take the plunge into bass aswell. I learned at an early age that learning to read music is an invaluable skill and as such, i have gotten gigs that many players can't. I can teach you to pick up a guitar and play that tricky new riff you've been learning all the way through to complex jazz chords and voicings and everything in between, even Smoke On The Water! I have taught beginners and professionals alike and look forward ... View Profile
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Don Banks Music

Don Banks Music

Don Banks Music is a full line music store and have been offering private lessons on most instruments for 48 years. We have a staff of teachers that teach entry level to some of the most advanced students, in a variety of styles. Don Banks Music offers Private Instruction on most instruments. Our music instructors are highly competent and skilled musicians and performance artists. Don Banks Music focuses on the musical progression of the student. Regular attendance is crucial to their ongoing instruction and success as a musician Music students are assigned a specific teacher at a specific time and day. The instructor's time and the studio ... View Profile
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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
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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.

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Tampa Guitar Lessons

(59 reviews)

Have fun and learn music in Tampa!

Lisa Pearce · Brandon, FL


Hey Everybody: Lisa Pearce here and I have literally spent my entire life in the music industry.

You might think it’s absurd but I was inspired long ago at the age of seven and it was by a second grade substitute music teacher. It was thrilling to hear her play and the happiness she showed us. I decided right then and there that I was going to do music for the rest of my life. Then my brothers, sister and friends slowly came on board. Many of them play for fun and enjoyment still. They all certainly have fond memories of good times and laughter.

The best part of my job and I will be honest here is when the person wants to learn a song that is on You Tube or their favorite band. They either want to sing it or play it and to me it sounds like something fun to do.

We connect and the music takes a whole new life to itself. The happiness that we both experience is so worth the time and effort.

The songs in the method books are good and theory is fascinating yet we all do those exercises so we can play the songs that move our souls.

Since I have been in the industry for so long and worked in a top recording studio for one thing there have been many people I have met along the way.

Who knows what will come of this musical adventure?

I love the sparkle in people’s eyes when they know and I know they are going to dive in and learn how to play. Then they tell me about the fun they have with their friends, talent shows and school functions not to mention their families.

I have helped students get ready for performances, competitions, and contests, as well as events. You name it, I have done it.

When I judge events and see the time and effort that people put into getting ready, that inspires me. To me music is a universal love that opens the heart and the mind and then that person is forever changed.

Who knows what music has done for people all over the world? Music is ageless and timeless. Playing music settles the soul, invigorates the mind, and relaxes the body.

When teaching I see it as a comforting and fulfilling time together well worth the effort.

So my advice to those musical souls out there is this go through the process and enjoy the results. Six months with a good teacher can change your musical view for a lifetime.

Search until you find what sings to you and keeps you growing.

LA Pearce
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