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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
If you are in search of a private music teacher in Des Moines who provides fun guitar lessons for individuals, check out Family Music Center. This guitar player has been performing professionally for 97 years as well. This coach provides beginner guitar lessons for all ages, though mostly children and teenagers.
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First Pick Guitar Lessons

First Pick Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Jacob provides professional guitar teaching services. This coach teaches jazz, classical, rock and folk genres to name a few. First Pick Guitar Lessons is one of the best rated guitar school companies.
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Central Iowa Music Lab

Central Iowa Music Lab

Do you want to take guitar courses? This instructor teaches guitar to students of all skill levels. These experts have received a number of rave reviews online.
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Stephen Rieck Guitar Studio

Stephen Rieck Guitar Studio

The classical guitar teachers from Stephen Rieck Guitar Studio take pride in the services they provide. Try this team. Take a look at this company's profile today.
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Nicholas Vasquez Music Lessons

Nicholas Vasquez Music Lessons

Nicholas Vasquez Music Lessons offers private guitar lessons for various clients. Find out their positive feedback online. This professional has been teaching guitar for many years.
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Josh Adams Guitar Lessons

Josh Adams Guitar Lessons

Seeking for some of the best companies that provide guitar playing lessons? They offer quality guitar tutorials. Aside from teaching guitar music theory and playing, this coach is also available to provide music entertainment services.
Rieman Music Lesson Center

Rieman Music Lesson Center

Try Rieman Music Lesson Center guitar lessons and sing praises to the heavens with their tutors' guidance. This pro also handles electric guitar classes which tackle different styles of music. Their classical guitar instructions are highly-recommended by previous customers.
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Gaither Studios, Inc.

Gaither Studios, Inc.

Rob has been offering advanced guitar lessons in Des Moines for 7 years. This instructor offers blues guitar lessons, acoustic guitar lessons and bass guitar lessons. Rob Gaither has been in the music lessons industry for 7 years.
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Bryan Vanderpool

Bryan Vanderpool

Bryan Vanderpool is among the professional guitar tutors who specialize in teaching guitar for beginners through advanced levels. Bryan Vanderpool offers private guitar lessons for adults and kids. They are a guitar school that empowers music-minded people to be more creative.
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Courses & Guides

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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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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