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James Peterson Music Lessons

James Peterson Music Lessons

4.5 2 Reviews
I have studied guitar, double bass, piano, theory, bass guitar and composition for over 15 years and have performed all over the DC and Baltimore area in various genres and styles. I recieved my bachelors in music from the Peabody Conservatory, and I am a conductor with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. My teaching approach for insrumentalists: I like to emphasize good technique. This way the students can apply this at home and learn a lot on their own. I like to help students help themselves. I also like to use songs of the student's choice to learn with and I am open to any style of music. I can help you become anything from a lead g ... View Profile
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Dan Lamaestra - One Step Up Studio

Dan Lamaestra - One Step Up Studio

I have played music for my entire adult life, and started on guitar at the age of 16. The US NavyBand is my main job, where I work as a classical and jazz pianist, and occasionally play guitar and bass as required for the job. I have been there for 13 years, and hold the position of presidential support pianist, for the White House and other official VIP functions. I am a student of music history and music theory, and believe every music student should have a well rounded approach to playing music. If you play by ear, I can help you read and understand what you are playing. If you are a reader mainly, I can help you improvise and use you ... View Profile
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Chevy Chase Music

Chevy Chase Music

We believe in the importance of creating a relaxed creative environment, which is why we specialize in providing in-home and online music lessons. This model allows you to save precious time that you would normally spend on the commute. Our teachers serve the greater D.C. area and cover several areas of music instruction. We provide lessons in voice, piano, strings, and guitar. Advanced degrees in music and years of experience make our teachers comfortable working with students of all ages and levels. ... View Profile
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Sky Music Instruction

Sky Music Instruction

At Sky Music Instruction, we teach music--not just your instrument. This means you will build a music foundation using your instrument as the learning tool. You will not only learn technique, you will also learn theory, ear training, history, performance and songwriting to provide scope and context.
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Alexander Rani Guitar Lessons

Alexander Rani Guitar Lessons

Best describes my music education organization: music school offering a guitar curriculum, guitar studio offering guitar lessons Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: A professional guitarist, composer and guitar instructor with 15 years plus experience. Lead performor on major stages. Prepares and organizes concerts for his students. Specializes in making the academic teaching of guitar a fun and interactive experience. ... View Profile
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B&B Music World

B&B Music World

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: We provide private music lessons at the homes of our students. Our teachers are dedicated to sharing the joy of music. Because Music Matters! B&B Music Lessons is a Washington DC small business which has been providing at home music lessons since 2005. Our primary goal is to change lives through music, one lesson at a time. Its founders are Brad Clements and Bhagwan Khalsa. Both are DC natives and are professional musicians, dedicated to sharing the joy of music through performance and music lessons. They met playing music profess ... View Profile
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The Guitar Gallery

The Guitar Gallery

We have specialized in Classical and Flamenco guitar since opening in 1987, but our teachers are fluent in many other musical styles and genres. All of our instructors are professional musicians with many years of experience performing and teaching.
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The School Of Music LLC

The School Of Music LLC

Our staff has master degrees, recording contracts, and currently performs all over the world. We are the School that teachers other music teachers. Academic Oppotunities: private lessons, group lessons, ensemble classes, recitals/performance, composition/songwriting, harmony, rhythm, music reading, theory Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, HipHop Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Ragtime Guitar, Ethnic Guitar, Christian/Gospe ... View Profile
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THERICKLESSONS.COM

THERICKLESSONS.COM

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Crescendo Studios

Crescendo Studios

5.0 9 Reviews
At Crescendo Studios, each student is approached as an individual. Our talented and experienced teachers use their knowledge and skillset to progress students at their own pace and in the direct of their passions. This creates a unique educational experience for our students. You can find teachers for the following instruments: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, String and Woodwinds, Recording Arts, Ukulele, Music Theory, Songwriting. 30-Minute Lessons: $35 per lesson 60-Minute Lessons: $65 per lesson ... View Profile
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Promusic.studio

Promusic.studio

5.0 11 Reviews
One of the richest feelings in the world is giving the gift of learning music to someone.  I strive to meet the individual needs of each student in a way that is enriching to them. I have been teaching music since 1987 and have traveled all over the world as a performer and lecturer.  I hold a BM in Performance (Jazz Studies) and an MM in Composition from Shenandoah Conservatory.  I served for 20 years as a guitarist and bassist with the United States Marine Corps Band and the US Army Band "Pershing's Own".https://www.danpetersonmusic.net ... View Profile
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Larry Rice Guitar Lessons

Larry Rice Guitar Lessons

My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Sunday 9am - 10pm Monday - Wednesday 8am - 10pm Thursday 8am - 7pm 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 Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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CD Music Notes & Lessons

CD Music Notes & Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I like to see students grow taking a passion to make a dream a reality. My goal is to help students simplify the cycle of music and songs, develop a firm understanding for music theory, and rise to the next level of musicianship. These skills allow the student to learn and memorize material more easily, and to develop the confidence to perform live.
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Scott's Guitar Lessons

Scott's Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Providing Online or Inperson sessions. I'm very patient and offer flexible scheduling. Read about me at www.scottguitar.com
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Sweet Spot School

Sweet Spot School

5.0 1 Review
What we value most is transmitting the joy of growing, of acquiring new skills, of improving, and loving music more and more. There is no better way to get this feeling than working in a professional recording studio with a team of people who do this for a living. This is how the Sweet Spot School is different from most other place that teach.  We understand music theory and we understand the music industry and the business of music. ... View Profile
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JP Music And Audio Production Lessons

JP Music And Audio Production Lessons

Produce all styles of music, acoustic and electronic in my well equiped home studio. Music Production classes cover setting up equipement to final mix, basic music notions, synth sound creation, beats and music programing using Maschine and Ableton, recording live sources and helping you achieve the sound and style you are after
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Joshua Curtis Dixon Lessons

Joshua Curtis Dixon Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I provide personalized lessons for each student tailored to their individual needs. Each lesson will be accompanied by a video of to aid in the students practice. I provide online lessons as well as in studio lessons. 
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Daniel Batres Music Instructor

Daniel Batres Music Instructor

Hello! My name is Daniel I love the the piano and I love teach. I am responsible and dedicated music instructor. With more than 10 years teaching children, young and adults and 15 years playing piano and conducting choir and orchestra in Church I provide an excellent music instruction. My classes are very practical, where the student  is always playing, but we are also going to study theoretical aspects of music. Passion for education motivated and enthusiastic, I hope to meet you soon and together explore the wonderful world of music. Daniel Batres  ... View Profile
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Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

5.0 5 Reviews
My teaching approach: I teach popular styles except classical, hiphop, ethnic and flamenco. Guitar playing is FUN. My teaching style is to find songs you want to play, and inject necessary concepts into the process of learning it. Includes music theory and technique. I use ear training, chord diagrams, tab, even standard notation. Bring songs or use my library. My background is in bands, in living rooms, and in the studio. So I can teach you to play by yourself, with others or in bands. My influences are: The British Invasion and folkies got me going in the last 60's - but I've been in bands since then, learning whatever was popular in each d ... View Profile
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B Strings

B Strings

Looking for a master guitarist + instructor with an established method, proven to take you from novice to legend in three easy steps? Me too. If you know somebody, I'm open to recommendations! I'm a student just like you. Despite having had a bit of time on my instrument, my desire to keep learning and growing is just as keen as it was when I was 16 and picking up my first guitar (which I still play!) Because of that, I'm still close enough to the learning process to understand what it means to stall, to progress over time, to stall, and to have breakthrough moments in your practice.  The people who will benefit most here are probably th ... View Profile
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Tony Rivera Guitar/Piano/Bass/Vocal Instruction

Tony Rivera Guitar/Piano/Bass/Vocal Instruction

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach:I’m a firm believer in thoroughly covering all subject matter, including music theory and staff and chord chart reading. Learned in acoustic, electric and bass guitar and piano instruction, I incorporate computer-aided teaching techniques to capture students’ attention and maintain a logbook of student progress, supplementing reports with digital images of each student’s technique. I’ve developed a chord specific teaching methodology and created my own teaching curriculum. I Offer points of motivation and obtainable objectives to encourage each student’s growth and developed a teaching system ... 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.
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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?
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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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Finding a guitar lesson and the right teacher

Guitar lessons can be one of the most useful ways to improve your ability and have more fun playing guitar. Finding the right guitar lessons and the right guitar instructor can be a difficult task: you don't know what you are getting until you try it. Lessons.com is a great space for you to figure out what the best guitar lessons for you are - this can be done with ratings on the site and in extra teacher information. In addition to this, here are some things you can do to find the right guitar lessons and teachers.

Start off figuring out what style you are looking for. Is it acoustic or electric? What music styles are you looking for? From country and bluegrass all the way to heavy metal and rock, there are so many different styles of guitar music. If you are just starting out and are not sure what to begin with, this is okay. Some instructors are very good at teaching beginners and helping them find out what they are passionate and good at. If you do know what you are interested in, the best thing to do is to find an instructor that teaches that style. On Lessons.com you can do this by reading through the teacher’s description.

After you have selected a style and a teacher, you may want to keep some extra questions in mind for your first guitar lesson. An in person lesson can be very valuable, if you show up, and if you do the work that the instructor gives you for when you are not meeting. One of the greatest methods of improving is to consistently play. Play multiple times a week, get those practice repetitions in.

Once you have made it to your first lesson, there are some questions you should consider asking. Ask the guitar teacher about their experience. How long have they been playing? How long have they been teaching? What are they best at? What styles do they teach? What is their method of teaching guitar lessons? What extra resources can you use to further your learning? It is key to ask these questions and listen.

Once you have taken your lesson, you may want to look for free online resources to take a guitar lesson. From finding free guitar song tab sheets to watching YouTube of the best ways to learning guitar lessons, there is a wide range of free content when it comes to learning guitar lessons. Be sure to check back here on Lessons.com for free online guitar learning content.

Right now, you are at your jumping off point. Find what you are interested in, and pick an instructor and try it out. There is no time like the present, and jumping right in to lessons can take you one step further than you were before. Before long you will discover the fun of taking lessons for guitar.

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