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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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Jensen Kvarnes Guitar Lessons

Jensen Kvarnes Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach beginning and intermediate acoustic and electric guitar to students of all ages above 8 yrs. I am friendly, fun and patient and will start you playing right away. Older students will start with two chords they can strum and play in the first lesson, and youngest students will start with melodies on the thin (high) strings until their hands are strong enough to play chords. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, John Prine, John Hammond Jr (blues), Frank Zappa, Beatles, Beach Boys, Joao Gilbertoa My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: I te ... View Profile
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RockNfunmusic

RockNfunmusic

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Lessons are in home or in our Arlington studio. Students should start with learning the songs they enjoy playing while simultaneously learning the basics of their instrument.
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Accelerando Music

Accelerando Music

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Accelerando believes that teaching music is not just a profession, but a passion. The strongest teacher is one who is not only accomplished on his/her instrument, but who is also trained in HOW to teach, and loves doing so. Katie Ribik is an accomplished pianist/guitarist with 20 years playing experience. She has a BA in Music from UVA & a Music Ed Teaching Certificate from Montclair University. ... View Profile
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Christopher Henry Guitar Lessons

Christopher Henry Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a Murphy Method teacher, and I teach completely by-ear with no written materials such as tablature used. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Winchester, Vienna, McLean Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Tony Greenfield Guitar Lessons

Tony Greenfield Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Low Stress… No Pressure… Set Your Own Pace… Have Fun! I have no teaching degree, but I've taught many and they all Love it! If you REALLY Want To Play Guitar… I can help you achieve this goal in a very Fun and Relaxed way… Singing too! R E A D Y ? ? ? Let’s Go! Call Me: 703-407-8277 Hi! I’m Tony Greenfield. I’ve enjoyed playing acoustic guitar and singing for over 37 years. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home studio - Sterling, VA 20164 Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar ... View Profile
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Rich Russman Guitar Lessons

Rich Russman Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Learn guitar by building a repertoire. Ear training, music theory, improvisation, playing technique, and practice methods are all incorporated into the songs you learn. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Pete Townshend, The Allman Brothers, Robben Ford, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Albert King, Freddie King, BB King, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Flexible Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming ... View Profile
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Anthony Vespoli Guitar Lessons

Anthony Vespoli Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe in teaching beginner students their favorite songs using tabs. Then after they become comfortable playing a guitar, we can begin to slowly integrate musical theory and I can teach them how to read sheet music, identify chords, create scales, etc. My influences are: My previous guitar teachers and my current high school teacher Jon Signorelli. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: In students' homes in Leesburg, Sterling, Ashburn, and Alexandria Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Performance, Im ... View Profile
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Deffenbaugh House Of Music

Deffenbaugh House Of Music

My teaching approach: Mark Deffenbaugh is the founder and operator of The Deffenbaughn House of Music In addition to his work at The Deffenbaugh House of Music, Mark is an active music educator, pianist, keyboardist, drummer, guitarist, composer and producer. Mark started making music at the age of six. At sixteen, he was playing the vibes, drums and guitar and started playing gigs in D.C. Within a few short years, he had numerous live and television performances to his credit. Mark attended The Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Gary Burton. Gary took Mark under his wing and became an important in My influences are: Bill Eva ... View Profile
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Alex Salser Guitar Lessons

Alex Salser Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a nationally touring musician with the folk band Dear Creek and play in a wide variety of groups in the D.C area. I have a degree from Shenandoah Conservatory in Arts Management and Jazz Guitar. I like to help my students develop their musical style and get them to where they are playing shows or just using music as an art that they can share with family and friends to better their life. I approach music through ear training, chord and scale study, site reading and improvisation. I like to use songs that my students are interested in and work on those techniques in context of the song My influences are: Wes Mont ... 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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Michael Hill Guitar Lessons

Michael Hill Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Student will learn blues basics and move into generic rock as we go. Blues is the basis for most modern music, so we start with the basic blues and rudimentary guitar skills, then move into learning full songs. My influences are: Anything good :) My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Home studio. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Jamming Skills, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance ... View Profile
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Steve Killian Guitar Lessons

Steve Killian Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I design lesson plans to fit the individual student. Please visit my website at www.stevekillian.net to hear audio samples, read student testimonials and more! My influences are: Joe Pass, George Benson, Chet Atkins, Barney Kessel My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: My teaching hours are very flexible and I am usually able to accomodate student's schedules. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Improvisation, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following ... View Profile
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Mark Maggiolo Guitar Lessons

Mark Maggiolo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Almost 40 years of professional playing and teaching on guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, dobro, keyboard and fiddle. My influences are: Influences range from guitarists of the 1920s to the modern greats. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studios in Warrenton, Culpeper and Hume 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 ... View Profile
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Jerry White Guitar Lessons

Jerry White Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I specialize in creative learning. Students will learn how to read tablature, sheet music, & chords. My students also learn to improvise by playing melody over a chord structure. They will learn how to create background tracks and play melody over it. I also incorporate creative marketing and I show the student how to go about getting gigs, and keeping them as a steady income. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Students' homes in Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland & Washington DC. Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Improv ... View Profile
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Justin Pirocchi Guitar Lessons

Justin Pirocchi Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Students of mine will learn starting from some of the very basics all the way up to some more advanced techniques. They will learn the theory behind the music and how to compose their own songs. My areas of expertise are blues, improvisation, rock, pop, and folk guitar. I teach on a Fender Telecaster or an Epiphone Dot. My influences are: My influences are constantly expanding but Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Muddy Waters, Chris Thile, Led Zepplin, Jack White, Muse, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Thrice, and Keith Merrow just to name a few. The list could honestly go forever. My guitar les ... View Profile
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Life Music Academy

Life Music Academy

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: We have lessons in vocals, piano, drums, guitar. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection
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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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Sweet Spot School

Sweet Spot School

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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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Daniel G Batres Music Instructor

Daniel G Batres Music Instructor

Hello! My name is Daniel G Batres I love the the piano and I love teach. In the last 10 years I have been the pianist, director of choir and orchestra in Capital Baptist Church. My classes are very practical, where the student  is always playing, of course we will also study theoretical aspects of music. With more than 10 years of experience I afford an excellent musical instruction. I hope to meet you soon and together explore the wonderful world of piano. Daniel G Batres  ... View Profile
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Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 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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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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