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Kevin Pasquarella Music Lessons

Kevin Pasquarella Music Lessons

I have extensive knowledge of music and play multiple instruments. Our lessons will not only incorporate the playing of the instrument, but we will incorporate what is behind the songs we play. I am very laid back and I make it fun! I love music and can teach almost any style on the bass, guitar, and trumpet. I have been a member of multiple rock bands, blues bands, and jazz ensembles on both the guitar and trumpet. I play bass in a church ensemble as well. ... View Profile
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Brian The Music Teacher - Piano, Guitar & Songwriting Lessons

Brian The Music Teacher - Piano, Guitar & Songwriting Lessons

5.0 5 Reviews
With over 15 years of private and classroom teaching experience, I offer beginner to intermediate piano, guitar, and songwriting lessons at competitive rates. I am flexible with my teaching approach, and comfortable teaching many different styles of music. Every student gains access to a Google Classroom in which lesson materials, videos, and other resources are centrally stored for easy access, and grown according to the student's goals and progress. In addition to traditional note-reading methods, students also have the option of learning chord-style playing, which can often build momentum and independence much quicker. I believe that ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons W. Mark

Guitar Lessons W. Mark

My teaching approach: Play your favorite songs, learn music theory, songwriting, guitar solos, rhythm guitar, melodies, chords ALL STYLES OF MUSIC WELCOME ALL AGES ALL LEVELS WELCOME Why me..? 15 years of teaching experience, Berklee College of Music Alumni, instructional DVD sold internationally, original music sold internationally My influences are: all music My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 8:30pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, J ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons With Aidan Pagnani

Guitar Lessons With Aidan Pagnani

5.0 1 Review
Aidan Pagnani is a composer, performer, guitar instructor and band leader. He teaches lessons at his apartment in Central Square Cambridge, MA, and can drive anywhere in the Cambridge area. Aidan also offers skype lessons internationally. Aidan Pagnani is a Hampshire College music program graduate who has taught students of various ages, skills, and music preferences. He plays guitar in Freddy & the Yetis, a touring band out of New England and is currently living Cambridge this year to study with one of Berklee's most prominent professors. He's played hundreds of gigs in my life."My goal with students is to encourage both a love ... View Profile
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Pete Walrath Guitar Instruction

Pete Walrath Guitar Instruction

I have 23 years of teaching experience, giving private guitar instruction in Northern Fairfield County, CT since 1994. I help students achieve their personal goals and build a firm musical foundation and a solid understanding of our system of music. My students excel because I am creative about finding ways to give them the whole package while keeping our lessons fun! Anyone willing to practice can become a good, or GREAT player...and if you want that then I'm the guide you are looking for! ... View Profile
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Dennis Morrissey Guitar Lessons

Dennis Morrissey Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching is limited to classical guitar. I very much enjoy working with beginning students of all ages, as they have no preconceived notions or bad habits. I have worked for more than 30 years with Phillip deFremery (former student of Andres Segovia). Phil formerly taught classical guitar at the Aspen Music Festival , and the Juilliard School. Phil's students have included Benjamin Verdery, Eliot Fisk, Sharon Isbin and others. Working with Phil has provided me with tremendous insights that I enjoy passing on to other players. My influences are: Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Oscar Ghiglia, Phil deFremery My guitar le ... View Profile
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Peter Recce Guitar Lessons

Peter Recce Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I studied with Linc Chamberland (1974-1978). Linc was on the staff of the University of Bridgeport and was a recording artist for Muse Records. I have been playing for over 40 years and have been teaching for over 30 years. Lessons include chords,scales,improvising,music theory and notation, or you can learn to play songs using Guitar Tab.I teach in my home in Rye Brook, N.Y. I can only drive to students in areas of Rye Brook and Port Chester. Please call me at 914-937-5606 rather than E-Mail. My influences are: Clapton,Hendrix,Stevie Ray Vaughn,Wes Montgomery, and many other Blues,Rock,and Jazz Players. My guitar less ... View Profile
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Joe Kiernan Guitar Lessons

Joe Kiernan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching approach is to help the student find what he or she needs to become better at playing the guitar. Concepts taught are reading, imrpov., and styles. For example, if the students want to learn about "blues guitar" together we find players that the student likes and learn to play similarly to that player. My influneces range from Hendrix, Bach, SRV, Kenny Burrell, George Benson. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompanime ... View Profile
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Greg Diamond Guitar Lessons

Greg Diamond Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have a very organic approach to teaching the guitar, I can work with beginners and advanced students alike. I have a Master's degree in jazz performance from Queens College in Flushing, NY. I also have my own band and I perform regularly in the New York Metropolitan area and abroad. 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: Student homes, Greenwich, Stamford, Rye, Harrison, or my studio in Brooklyn, NY Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming S ... View Profile
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Pat Lattin Guitar Lessons

Pat Lattin Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching approach,variable upon request,is to give my student music theory that will help him/her understand how to improvise methodically, build chords, and read music. I also have him/her pick a song they have a recording of, learn it, and write it down for them to practice, this serves well in learning chords . I am a professional musician,I attended Berklee College of Music for three years My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: fairfield county Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Ski ... View Profile
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Rob Russo Guitar Lessons

Rob Russo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have 30 year successful track record of teaching as well as 35 years of professional recording and writing for major record labels & live performance touring with national acts in the rock and blues genres. I am patient, positive, energetic, analytical, thourough and punctual. I teach beginner to professional levels. My students range from first timers to famous rock stars. I work on the philosophy of quality not quantity. I stress mechanics fundamentals and practical & applicable theory based on the student's needs. My influences are: Definitely Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and many guitar ... View Profile
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Anthony Valenzisi Guitar Lessons

Anthony Valenzisi Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach in teaching guitar is simple . My lessons are focused on your needs while also making it a fun experience. I do this by spliting lessons into 2 parts. The main focus is learning to play, the second part is spent teaching songs. The teaching song part is what keeps must students interested. I teach all ages, Beginners thru Intermediate. If you're a beginner, I'll get you playing songs in no time. If you've hit roadblock, I'll help you pass it. My influences are: I'm influenced by all Music. I like a broad range of music. I was into hard rock as a kid. But as an adult i've come to like it all. My guitar less ... View Profile
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Mike Raymond Guitar Lessons

Mike Raymond Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach is to spark enthusiasm right away by teaching my students to play their favorite songs. The first lesson with be a short discussion of certain goals and aspirations the student wants to fulfill as well as learning some fun songs. From there we can meet weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly to improve the students technique and knowledge of the guitar. Background: - Over 13 years of guitar training - 5 years of teaching experience - Performing Experience - Proficient in styles such as Blues, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Acoustic, and more. - Knowledge and experience in recording and recording technology ... View Profile
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Don Wunderlee Guitar Lessons

Don Wunderlee Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I teach group and individual lessons.Classic rock and standard jazz are my specialties. Student creativity is encouraged as I like to say “I am the teacher I always wanted." Your playing will improve dramatically My students excel and I take great pride in their accomplishments. My influences are: Les Paul Jimi Hendrix Jimmy Page Jim Hall Joe Beck Gabor Zsabo Jimmy Bruno Larry Coryell Van Halen Dave Mustaine My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Westville studio Guitar Techniques: Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, So ... View Profile
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Brit Neubauer Guitar Lessons

Brit Neubauer Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: It depends on students experience level and willingness to practice. My influences are: Brian May, Carlos Santana, Pete Anderson, Gary Moore, Junior Brown and David Gilmour to name a few. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Flexible Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: ... View Profile
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Steven Gonza Guitar Lessons

Steven Gonza Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach the guitar the same way that I was taught 20 years ago. I call it the perfect “kick start” to learning guitar without all the boring stuff. All you need is someone to show you where to put your fingers and talk you through the moves. That person is me. CALL NOW! My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Steve Gonza (aka "Solar Steve") has spent the last 10 plus years as the guitarist of INKmusic.net Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Jamming Skills, Improvisati ... View Profile
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Mike Schupp Guitar Lessons

Mike Schupp Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Each lesson is customized, I put lessons together from my many materials, saving you time & money. I also will give you a pc program to help you learn to read, painlessly- Find & play any songs you like FREE! I play 6 string dist. gtr (Hendirx to Schuldiner) & 8 string Classic- Flamenco hybrid, with over 600 years of music As well as Fretlles five string bass (Jazz & Metal). Write, read, & play 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: 1st come, 1st serve on travel slots, where I come to you. Otherwise located in Hamden & West Ha ... View Profile
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Ty Smith Guitar Lessons

Ty Smith Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: You will learn to read music notation, guitar notation and tablature. I shall teach you the benefits of music theory, improvisation and good technique. As you progress I will help you with learning to master the songs that you want to play. I am available 6 days a week and I look forward to working with you. My influences are: Too many too list. :-) My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studio in Naugatuck catering to students in all of New Haven County. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Mus ... View Profile
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Laurie Studio

Laurie Studio

My teaching approach: I offer Guitar and Bass Lessons for all ages/levels/styles. This includes acoustic or electric guitar. Beginners are welcome. Each of my students receives a solid musical foundation consisting of instruction in the areas of technique and relaxation, music theory, ear training, melody, rhythm and reading chord signatures. I also focus on teaching the student music that is fun to play and that corresponds to the particular style that they are interested in, ranging from rock, metal, country or jazz music. My influences are: My influences are numerous. I draw from rock, blues, country and jazz. My guitar lessons take pla ... View Profile
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Chris Milillo Music Instruction

Chris Milillo Music Instruction

Chris is a full time working professional musician and educator, with nearly 30 years experience. He also leads a jazz-funk group with which he writes, produces and records original instrumental music. Chris began teaching in 1988 and has taught at Let's Jam Music in LaGrange since 1994. He has also taught at several local music schools in Northern Westchester and Putnam. In 2007 he founded the New York School of Rock, and in 2008, he opened a private music school named Pondside Music Studio, which in 2015 was renamed the Chris Milillo Music School. Chris is a perpetual student of music, studying and practicing constantly, and feels you can n ... View Profile
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Guitar For Beginners

Guitar For Beginners

5.0 1 Review
I have been teaching for  years now-  i have references for youy if you want to call some of my guitar students - Any age over 8 - 
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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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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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