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Treehouse 17 Guitar And Bass Lessons

Treehouse 17 Guitar And Bass Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
The first thing I want to get out of the way is that I do not have a degree in music education.  What I do have is fifteen years singing, playing guitar and bass in bands, and writing songs by myself and with partners and groups.  In that time I also attended the School for Music Vocations at Southwestern Community College for two years, where I learned music theory, some arranging, a baseline knowledge of jazz piano, and was introduced to Pro Tools and basic studio engineering work.  I have helped run home recording studios as well as recording my own bands' work in professional studios in Des Moines and St. Paul.   ... View Profile
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Family Music Center

Family Music Center

4.0 1 Review
96 years, and we're still here, working on staying another year. My grandfather started our store in 1922; 45 years ago we merged with another store that was started in 1921. Dave and Dorothy Leach at your service; between us we can sell, rent, teach, and repair all band and orchestra instruments. We speak piquito Espanol. No mucho, pero tratamos. 
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First Pick Guitar Lessons

First Pick Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My guitar teaching is unique in that it is a collaborative lesson. I do teach the fundamentals and the basics, but I also allow the student to teach me, in a way. When individuals learn a new skill, everybody has their own way of doing things. I allow the student the freedom to use the fundamentals and basics the way they want, and work together in a team effort with them to see what is most effective FOR THEM.
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Central Iowa Music Lab

Central Iowa Music Lab

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Central Iowa Music Lab (CIML) was created in 2009 by James Biehn, a prominent musician/instructor in the Des Moines area. The goals of CIML are twofold: 1) To give a student enough musical skills to creatively interact with other musicians, and 2) to incorporate computer and Internet technology into each student’s lessons to help accelerate the learning process. Description of scholarships or financial assistance : None at this time. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles R ... View Profile
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Nicholas Vasquez Music Lessons

Nicholas Vasquez Music Lessons

Nick Vasquez received his B.A. in Music Theory and composition from St. Ambrose University in 2008.  Since then he has been performing on piano professionally with multiple groups around the Midwest.  Having a strong passion for music education, he joined the team at The River Music Experience in Davenport, Ia to teach the community's youth both private lessons and programs on the travel of American roots music up the Mississippi River.  After 7 years of being based in the Quad Cities he has relocated to Des Moines and has began teaching private lessons on piano and guitar in all styles with a heavy emphasis on improvisation, t ... View Profile
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Rieman Music Lesson Center

Rieman Music Lesson Center

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: We believe a student should learn what they want to learn. We do our best to pair them up with the teacher that will help them achieve their goals. Perhaps that is how to read music, or how to improvise, or how to play jazz...whatever it is, when can help. All of our instructors are screened and interviewed so that you can be assured of getting a quality instructor. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accom ... View Profile
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Gaither Studios, Inc.

Gaither Studios, Inc.

 I have over 25 years of musical experience. I play piano guitar and bass guitar and have taught for over 15 years.   I have been in several bands and I'm currently the front man for one right now and I am the worship leader for my church. I'm very versatile and also  very flexible with scheduling. 
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Bryan Vanderpool

Bryan Vanderpool

I offer private music lessons in my home studio.  I focus on the goals of each student, so lessons are crafted uniquely to you. I write and perform in a folk duo with my wife called The Well Pennies (www.thewellpennies.com).  Our original music has been featured on many TV shows including The Fosters, True Blood, Switched at Birth, Twisted, and Here & Now.  We have played shows throughout the country, and most recently, opened for Diana Krall during her Turn Up the Quiet tour.  We also own and operate a recording studio, Golden Bear Records (www.goldenbearrecords.com), in our home and have recorded and produced a varie ... View Profile
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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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