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Christian Arts Studio

Christian Arts Studio

4.0 1 Review
I am very experienced and can accommodate and customize lessons according to students needs. I fell in love with music at an early age, and was attracted to guitar music at age 15.   Since then, I've been collecting guitars, learning all about the different brands.  I also began to explore different playing styles.   I played electric bass guitar in my first band
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Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

Groove: Music Lessons + Recording

Groove offers lessons for students 8 years old to adult for 30- and 60-minute increments. Our lesson curriculum is based on what each individual student wishes to learn. We believe that it is important for students to learn to read music, but is not a requirement. We currently offer lessons on guitar, banjo, drums, bass, vocals, ukulele, piano/keys, songwriting, producing, and composing.
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The Music Loft

The Music Loft

Thank you for your interest in The Music Loft. Let me tell you a little bit about The Music Loft and what we do: The Music Loft is a center of excellence for music education.  We specialize in private music instruction. All of our teachers are certified music educators and have experience working with all kinds of learners.  Each lesson is customized to fit your child's learning style.  Our lesson program runs in 8 week semesters (you can register at any time however).  We offer 7- 30 minute private lessons here at the studio with the same teacher on the same day and time that works for your schedule. On the 8th week the ... View Profile
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Music Spectrum School For The Arts

Music Spectrum School For The Arts

5.0 2 Reviews
Best value in the highest quality music, art and dance instruction
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Samguitar

Samguitar

5.0 6 Reviews
Professional Guitar Instructor(Top 10 in this area) 30 years of professional guitar teaching experience specializing in tailored learning paths for beginner through advanced level students of all ages and musical backgrounds Developed customized curriculum based on clients' needs Organized all aspects of private lessons from invoicing, scheduling and lesson management Please check my website www.samguitar.net ... View Profile
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Justin Pirocchi Guitar Lessons

Justin Pirocchi Guitar Lessons

I am an experienced guitarist, composer, and producer with a degree in composition from Berklee College of Music and a number of professional credits. I have played guitar in various groups for about 8 years, and can offer not only lessons on how to play the guitar in any style, but general music lessons in theory and production, giving you all the tools you need to create your own original music, or just pick up a hobby. Lessons are $30/half an hour, $50/full hour if you can make it to my home in Herndon. If I need to drive to you that is fine, and we can work out a small additional fee depending on distance. Looking forward to hearing ... View Profile
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Seidenman's Guitar

Seidenman's Guitar

5.0 3 Reviews
I have been performing as a professional classical guitarist for over 25 years. I have at least 15 years of experience teaching guitar, including teaching at Dale Music Co. and Montgomery College Music Department as an adjunct guitar instructor. I am currently on the faculty of the Maryland Music Academy in Columbia, Maryland. I started guitar lessons when I was 8 years old, and have studied with a few well known concert guitarists. I have performed in master classes with internationally recognized guitarists, have given solo guitar recitals in several concert halls, as well as performed in international guitar festivals. I have made several ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dan Mack Guitar Lessons

Dan Mack Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I’m a Conservatory-trained guitarist, and I have performed and taught guitar for over 25 years. I teach many styles, including classical, folk, rock blues and more. For beginners, I teach easy notes and chords, basic rhythm, strumming and picking, and how to tune the guitar. Lessons for more advanced students are tailored to their specific needs. All students will use their favorite music as a basis for lessons. I encourage students learn to read standard music notation as well as tabs and chord symbols. I also teach “painless” music theory, using the guitar fingerboard to illustrate concepts. My influe ... View Profile
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ROCKmeGUITARS

ROCKmeGUITARS

ROCKmeGUITARS is a fun, energy-packed and safe environment where kids are encouraged to love God, music, their band members, and their electric guitar or bass. Our desire is to partner with parents to teach kids (6 & Up) music as languange skills using technology, Rock, Blues and Worship and this to serve as foundation for their musical growth and performances in their lives. The Method 1) Music is a language...... By: Victor Wooten. Both music and verbal languages serve the same purpose. They are both forms of expression. They can be used as a way to communicate with others, they can be read and written, then can make you laugh or cry, t ... 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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