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Top 10 guitar teachers in Ames, IA

Students agree: these Ames guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Timple Studio Music Academy

Timple Studio Music Academy

5.0Exceptional(11)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Ames, IA
Julian G. says, "The ability to go at my own pace combined with the one on one meetings through Zoom is like a good one two punch. It increases my ability to express myself through music." Read more
Steve's Bass, Guitar And Music Lessons

Steve's Bass, Guitar And Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Ames, IA
Tim C. says, "Steve was very knowledgeable about music and teaching, and he was able to break down topics and ideas into easily digestible lessons and teaching moments. He noticed issues with my playing and helped me correct them both by showing me the correct way to do something and giving me exercises/a curriculum to work on. A shame that I am not able to continue doing lessons with him because of a change in our schedule, but I highly recommend him to future prospective students if he becomes available as a teacher again." Read more
Jeffrey Stiles Guitar Lessons

Jeffrey Stiles Guitar Lessons

5.0(3)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Ames, IA
Ashley M. says, "He's a great instructor! Very patient and professional. My daughter enjoys taking guitar with him weekly." Read more
Craig Sams Finger Institute Of Technology

Craig Sams Finger Institute Of Technology

5.0(1)
Offers online services
24 hires on Lessons
40+ years in business
Serves Ames, IA
I’ve been a music Instructor since 1966.I basically teach all string brass and wind instruments voice composing and music arranging .. I taught 14 years at Roanoke College New River Community College 7 years and Roanoke County Adult Education 7 years... I love and enjoy working with children as well as adults.
Live Online Music Lessons W/ Jeff Brent

Live Online Music Lessons W/ Jeff Brent

5.0Exceptional(22)
Offers online services
25 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Ames, IA
Tessa B. says, "Jeff is not only an incredibly talented musician, but an awesome teacher and person. I started out with no piano experience and he got me up to speed quickly, especially on improv. His teaching style is very easy to respond to. I had to take a break for life reasons but will be back as soon as possible! Thanks Jeff :)" Read more
Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
41 hires on Lessons
Serves Ames, IA
Ron F. says, "I had a stroke three years ago and communication has been an issue. Matt has been very good. Frankie is amazing too." Read more
Garden City Innovations

Garden City Innovations

5.0Exceptional(38)
Offers online services
27 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Ames, IA
Alicia G. says, "Dave is patient and kind while also making good use of the time. My son respects him, which motivates him to practice. Highly recommend!" Read more
Mark Stultz Guitar

Mark Stultz Guitar

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Ames, IA
Eric J. says, "From the very first lesson Marks communication and desire to see me succeed has been exceptional. He has allowed me to explore many different styles and helped me express exactly what I am wanting from my playing. I would recommend Mark for any beginner to seasoned player looking to explore different styles and just get better. Eric" Read more

Your Guitar Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do guitar lessons cost near me?

Guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per lesson, depending on if they last 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. If it's a one-on-one lesson, it'll cost around $45 to $70 hourly. Learning guitar in a group is cheaper at $25 to $35 per session.

If you're taking lessons every month, it adds up to $170 to $315 with the typical prepaid discount.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it since only a professional teacher giving you live feedback can guide you to learn faster. A good instructor helps you understand your mistakes and prevents you from developing bad habits.

Learning guitar by yourself takes a lot longer and won't prepare you as well to play in public.

At what age should I start guitar lessons?

Children can start guitar lessons from the ages of 6 to 10, or when they can comfortably hold the guitar and press the strings. Adults can start guitar lessons at any age, provided they practice regularly and patiently.

How many guitar lessons do I need?

The number of guitar lessons you need varies according to your goal and your practice routine. For many people, it typically takes about 2 to 6 months to play a simple tune. Mastering the guitar like a professional can take anywhere from 4 to 10 years.

What do you learn in guitar lessons?

In most guitar lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • How to correctly position your fingers to play chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to play various scales
  • New techniques for plucking and strumming
  • How to read sheet music.

Are online guitar lessons good?

Online guitar lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour and are good for getting personal instruction from skilled teachers worldwide. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and immediate feedback while learning new guitar-playing styles. Plus, you can easily record lessons to review their advice later.

How do I find the best guitar lessons near me?

In order to find the best guitar lessons for you, look through nearby teachers listed here on the Lessons website. You can also ask for teachers at local music stores or community colleges.

Before you hire a guitar teacher, make sure to:

  • Check out prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a list of their current or previous students that you can talk to.
  • Talk to other parents about the teacher's reputation with their children.
  • Make sure you get a written agreement and schedule before your first lesson.
  • Avoid making a big payment upfront for a month of lessons until you're comfortable with the teacher.

What questions do I ask when choosing a guitar teacher?

To find the right guitar teacher, you can ask them these questions:

  • What kind of music degree do you have?
  • How many years of experience do you have in teaching guitar?
  • Can I have a free trial lesson to see if your teaching style helps me?
  • What is the average age of your students?
  • Will you assign me finger exercises as homework?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and where can I buy used ones?
  • How many guitar-playing styles are you an expert in?
  • Can you modify your teaching style to suit my learning abilities?
  • What should I bring to our lessons, and how long is each one?
  • Can I get a copy of our schedule, agreement, and payment terms?
  • What is your policy if I have to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I choose some of my favorite songs to learn on the guitar?

Reviews for Ames guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Ames area.
May W.
Pha Roah – Guitar Instructor Pha Roah, undoubtedly is the best guitar instructor that I’ve come across. I started learning to play the guitar in my mid 60’s and I’ve had two other instructors prior to my meeting with Pha Roah. I came across home while searching on-line at www.tsma.fun for a new instructor. My first contact with him was by phone, and after a brief conversation, I immediately felt that he was the right instructor for me. Although I felt this way, I still wanted to meet with him in person to satisfy my curiosity about his knowledge and experience of guitars, playing/teaching of guitars, and music in general. Our first meeting in person lasted for well over an hour, unlike my first meeting with my other two previous instructors which lasted just 15 – 20 minutes. After that meeting it became apparent that he was going to be my new instructor. I was very confident about his ability and trusted him - no regrets!!! Pha Roah’s theoretical, practical and technical knowledge, together with his experience in music, more so in the art of play the guitar and his patience in teaching makes him a great instructor. He is passionate about guitars and very enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of playing the guitar. Pha Roah has the right approach and is very methodical in the way he teaches. He does not limit his students to one type of music, but expose his students to a variety of guitar music like jazz, funk, rock, classic, blues, reggae etc. This is great because it gives students like me the confidence to be able to fit into a variety of music groups. As an instructor, Pha Roah communicates in a clear and concise manner, sets attainable goals, keeps track of skill development and progress, and provides weekly feedbacks. He guides his student along the path of playing, listening/hearing and proper timing. These qualities put together makes him an outstanding instructor. Nick
Timple Studio Music Academy
Jamie B.
Overall, Steve helps me improve my music theory and groove for the bass, he's a relaxed teacher and is very patient, if you need help on a topic Steve has you covered.
Steve's Bass, Guitar and Music Lessons
Makenna M.
He is very friendly and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with him. He is a great instructor and really builds confidence.
Jeffrey Stiles Guitar Lessons
Nichole B.
Jeff has been so kind and patient with my daughter and her violin lessons. We had previously taken a nine month break after her last instructor and Jeff has been able to make music fun again. You can tell he’s not just passionate about music but about helping others to love and appreciate it as well, which in my opinion is what makes a great instructor.
Live Online Music Lessons w/ Jeff Brent
Quentin L.
I played guitar 15 + years ago some and never took it as serious as I do now. When I was looking for lessons, I found Matt on lessons.com. We chatted back and forth and gratefully he accepted to teach me how to play electric guitar. We are 2 months in and he has taught me so much in such a small amount of time! Matt is very patient and very helpful on any method, and has all the tips and tricks you can possibly think of! He also gives me help when it’s not even our day for teaching. If you are searching for a teacher then Matt is your guy! Highly recommended!!!
Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons
Alyssa M.
Working with James has been nothing shy of amazing. He is able to teach us so much in a short amount of time together each week. He’s been incredibly encouraging, positive and knowledgeable. He’s made such an impact on my son’s outlook, piano lessons have brought him right out of his shell. We couldn’t say enough great things about him!
Garden City Innovations
Lori G.
Mark was great to work with. The scheduling worked out perfectly. He is very helpful and my my son said he felt like he would learn alot from him. Looking forward to more lessons!
Mark Stultz Guitar
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