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Adam Grosso Music Lessons

Adam Grosso Music Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a very flexible teacher with many years of experience teaching and performing professionally. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Music and I am able to teach students of all ages and ability levels My lessons take place in: Either location. Techniques: Drum set, Percussion, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Reading rhythms, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Catfish Keith Guitar Lessons

Catfish Keith Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: For over 30 years I've toured the world with my own style of fingerpicking and bottleneck slide acoustic blues and roots guitar, played on acoustic steel string and National resophonic guitars. Delta Blues, the Deepest Gospel, Ragtime, Trance-Inducing Mississippi Hill Country Blues, Old Time Country, Early Jazz, Island Music and more. Play bass, melody, harmony and rhythm, sound like a whole band! My influences are: Blind Willie Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Charley Patton, Bukka White, Mississippi Fred MacDowell, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines, Django Rhinehart, Robert Johnson, Sol Hoopii, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Leadbel ... View Profile
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Pat Smith Guitar Lessons

Pat Smith Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I try to help you become yourself as a player. If you just want to be a copy of someone else then I am not the teacher for you. But if you are interested in being a better musician and picker then come on in. I am teaching now at Marion Music, Cornell College, Grinnell College and Kirkwood College. My influences are: Lenny Breau, BB King, Howard Roberts, Jim Hall, Miles Davis, Dickey Betts, Roy Buchanan, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Chet Atkins, Ted Nugent, Hound Dog Taylor, Mississippi John Hurt, Ted Greene, John Scofield, Steve Cropper, Merle Travis, Steve Goodman, Tony Rice, John McLaughlin, Egberto Gismont ... View Profile
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Leo Smith, Professional Guitar Coach

Leo Smith, Professional Guitar Coach

Do you want to start learning guitar, or have you already been studying but are frustrated with trying to get the results you want? Would you like to have more fun while improving your guitar playing faster and more easily than you ever thought possible? Trying to learn guitar on your own, or with mediocre teachers, is painful. There's an ocean of "stuff" to learn, but if you don't know what exactly you need to study *and how* then all you'll do is flounder and drown. Whoever said that "practice makes perfect" must not have spent countless hours wasting their time on ineffective methods of building musical skill. That's why finding a professi ... 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?

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Frequently asked questions

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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