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Cotton Studio

Cotton Studio

4.9 9 Reviews
It is unusual to find a true music teacher with a balance of education and performing experience. I have about 20 years of experience working with students on a one to one basis, a formal education in music up to the post-graduate level, and several decades of performing experience.
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Rivers Music

Rivers Music

5.0 1 Review
Brian Rivers provides the very best in guitar instruction. Brian loves working with all ages and abilities and has helped many guitar players, songwriters and musicians to become the performers they have always dreamed of becoming. Brian is a music educator, award-winning guitarist and graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music with a degree in Music Education with a specialization in Jazz Studies. Brian has extensive performance and recording credits and experience as both an acoustic and electric guitarist. Brian's home studio, Rivers Music LLC in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH. In addition to guitar lessons, B ... View Profile
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Raz Music

Raz Music

5.0 3 Reviews
I’ve been teaching guitar, piano and trumpet for 30 plus years and teach both children and adults. I have a number of students who have become professional musicians, including Casey McPherson with Alpha Rev, Mandisa guitarist David May, and worship artist David Brymer. I have a music degree from Colorado University but I get just as much enjoyment from teaching a Mom how to play a children’s song, or from a child who learns their favorite Christmas song. In the end it’s about music and connecting with one another as a community. ... View Profile
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Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Matt Averdick is a young man that truly gets around. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2016 with a Spanish degree, but during his time at NKU traveled to the French Alps performing and teaching jazz music. He received a partial scholarship to study Theory of the Renaissance Era and Conducting in Salzburg, Austria, and has traveled to Central America on numerous occasions through the organization HELPS International to work on various mission projects. Projecting the completion of his music degree in the year 2016, Averdick frankly can’t ever seem to get enough of what he loves. A musician based out of Cincinnati, OH, he ... View Profile
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Cewmusic

Cewmusic

4.9 7 Reviews
I love to teach music, especially to those just starting out. As their eyes light up as they learning something new and inch a little closer to doing something they might not have never achieved. I will use my experience and all the resources at hand to give students every chance possible to excel. Is indeed a blessing to me. A skill a person will keep a lifetime and I assure you, you will learn under my guidance. 
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GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly: Guitar And Bass  Lessons

GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly: Guitar And Bass Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly easily combines the worlds of deeply-rooted academic study with a well-textured performance resume. His unmatched perspective on fretboard education has something for everyone. He presents a fascinating and revolutionary clarification of traditional guitar and bass methods which provide many valuable and illuminating insights designed to simplify the learning process by solving the inherent problems of modern musical notation as they are applied to the fretboard. To learn more about Mike, his company and his products, visit: http://www.12tonemusic.com.com/, http://www.guitartruth.com/ and http: ... View Profile
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For Those About To Rock

For Those About To Rock

5.0 1 Review
I taught guitar for many years in Memphis, TN. My bands played many of the local establishments and I met a lot of famous people( no name dropping it's not my style) and did get a chance to play with them on occasion. I got my first guitar when I was 4 and played my first show when I was 10. I teach mainly by ear but do utilize tab to make things simpler to start out. My motto is learn to hear in color not read black and white. I look forward to hearing from all of you. ... View Profile
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Lessons With Ms. Lucy - 88 Keys Piano

Lessons With Ms. Lucy - 88 Keys Piano

5.0 13 Reviews
We offer beginner piano, violin, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele lessons that are engaging, interactive and fun for beginning children ages 6+. We teach sight reading music, rhythmic and technical exercises, ear training, and theory. We hold twice yearly recitals for friends and family to come see and enjoy your child's progress! The lessons are fun with a special prize at the end of each lesson!
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Lessons With Ms. Libby - 88 Keys Piano

Lessons With Ms. Libby - 88 Keys Piano

5.0 10 Reviews
88 Keys Piano is a family owned and operated company, established in 2003. Our highly trained technicians have provided expert piano tuning, service, restoration, moving, player installation, quality preowned sales, and rentals to the Greater Coastal Empire for over a decade. We know pianos inside out! And since our focus is complete satisfaction for our clients, you can have peace of mind when you trust us with your unique and valuable instrument. 88 Keys Piano offers beginner Piano, Violin, Guitar, and Ukulele lessons for children ages 6+ at our studio. Join anytime! We currently have limited spaces available for beginners; c ... View Profile
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Vegatones Music, ASCAP

Vegatones Music, ASCAP

5.0 1 Review
I have many years' experience playing and teaching guitar and bass professionally. I have also taught guitar- and music-related classes at Cal State L.A., East L.A. College, L.A. City College, and at high schools in the Los Angeles area. I tailor my teaching approach to each student, since each student is unique and we don't all learn the same way or at the same pace. If you're willing to put in the time to practice I can pretty much guarantee I can help you have fun playing guitar or bass. ... View Profile
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Vera Ellen Guitar Lessons

Vera Ellen Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
Hello! My name is Vera Ellen. I am 24 years old and am currently play guitar and sing in Girl Friday as well composing/playing solo. I moved from New Zealand to Los Angeles to pursue music and have been playing guitar since I was 8 years old.It's important to me that my students feel comfortable, relaxed and happy. I arrange what I teach based on your music taste and what you want to learn and play as a guitarist.If song writing is of interest to you I will help you compose/give you tools to compose your own stuff. And If you like I can help you record a demo to start getting your stuff out there. Music means the whole world to me and It's my ... View Profile
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AJ's Music And Recording Lessons

AJ's Music And Recording Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
AJ Johnson is an NYU Tisch School of the Arts graduate who studied both Recorded Music and Screenwriting. He has worked at record labels in New York City and been a hired guitarist and drummer for live performances for the past 7 years. He now runs his own small recording studio out of his home in Pasadena, CA. 
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The Val Larsen Music Studio

The Val Larsen Music Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
Welcome to The Val Larsen Music Studio! I offer private online lessons in Voice | Piano | Guitar | Ukulele | Harp | Music Theory & Songwriting I have a conservatory education and have made my living solely with art and music for the last decade. ** Enrollment is currently open for my Summer Workshops in an online class setting! These workshops offer a significant discount from my private rates. See my Website: thevallarsen.com/shop for details and to enroll! Workshop options: - Beginning Harp - HARP INCLUDED, 2 sets of dates - Ukulele Basics - Electric Bass-ics - Guitar Basics - BUNDLE AND SAVE ;) My goal as a teacher is to give my studen ... View Profile
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I Sold My Car For A Guitar

I Sold My Car For A Guitar

4.0 1 Review
I try and teach what the student wants to learn rather than teach what I think they should know.  I have training in Jazz and blues and have a more laid back approach to teaching. While I do not have a formal music degree I feel the years of private training I have received along with some college music courses make me well suited to teach guitar properly.
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Guitar Lessons By Elowe

Guitar Lessons By Elowe

5.0 1 Review
I teach specifically what I was taught personally by Lenny Breau (when he was still alive) and things I've learned along the way from my friends (many you've heard of...:). What Lenny taught me was the simplest, yet most profound lesson I ever had... making it easy to learn anything I heard, and making it so I am rarely lost...even if I'm playing a session or live gig with people I've never met, and material I've never played. I split my lessons into 3 areas: 1- Exercises: necessary for gaining strength quickly 2- Theory: (what Lenny taught me). 3- Learning songs: you pick them, so they are fun for you.I teach them to you while I teach you ho ... View Profile
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Miles Knight Studios

Miles Knight Studios

5.0 2 Reviews
My Approach: My job is to work with your current skill sets, desires, and goals to create a fun learning experience that you can gain lifelong skills from. If you want to focus on one instrument, we can do that. Another option is to combine instruments / production / engineering in any combination or form to create a unique and customizable lesson plan to suit your goals. My Story: I'm a 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer, and producer. I am self-taught in all areas of music, then furthered my knowledge in various forms of academic and creative education. I was accepted to California Institute of the Arts for Music Technolo ... View Profile
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Robles Guitar

Robles Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
I’ve been teaching guitar for many years. I have played or recorded with many top name artists and have a great love of teaching guitar. I see every person as an individual, and formulate my teaching to the students needs. 
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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Kevin's  Lessons

Kevin's Lessons

5.0 5 Reviews
I have been teaching for over 20 years to beginners, intermediate and advanced students of all ages. Call me direct to discuss and set up a lesson schedule that is best for you. (Call me) at 347-777-4254  
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Angelo Branford Guitar Lessons

Angelo Branford Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
My teaching approach: I start with what the student is interested in as an entry point to the instrument. Using that we learn basic techniques of the guitar (how to hold it, how to finger the notes, how to hold the pick and/or position the fingers, etc.). I teach reading music but only if the student desires it. The student will receive a comprehensive knowledge of the instrument and of music in general. My influences are: Chuck Berry, BB King, George Harrison, Frank Zappa, George Benson, Emily Remler, Robert Fripp, Sonny Sharrock, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Page, Larry Coryell, etc. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's ... View Profile
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John Blevins Music

John Blevins Music

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I like to tailor my teaching towards both students' interests and needs. I've found that the best way to keep students engaged and excited about practicing is to learn music and songs they enjoy, and I try to incorporate the necessary technical and theoretical instruction within that framework. I have experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, and I've taught with a variety of NYC teaching programs including Creative Play for Kids, Feed Your Mind Music, and The New York Pops. I've also served as an adjunct guitar and trumpet professor at New York University. My influences are: Most of my favorite music is ... 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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