Find a guitar teacher in West Des Moines, IA

Find guitar lessons in West Des Moines, IA

Find guitar lessons in West Des Moines, IA

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Top 10 guitar teachers in West Des Moines, IA

Students agree: these West Des Moines guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Gaither Studios, Inc.

Gaither Studios, Inc.

5.0(1)
13 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
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. I most enjoy watching my students as they learn and begin to understand what they play becoming more excited about their instrument. When they perform at the recitals I absolutely love to see how they are excited after they perform....
Thomas Finn Guitar

Thomas Finn Guitar

New on Lessons
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
I provide guitar lessons for all styles. I strive to help students have fun with the guitar and make music a life long endeavor. My teaching guitar methods are based in classical guitar technique. I am available for lessons in-person in Urbandale, Iowa or online lessons.
Natural Progression Production

Natural Progression Production

New on Lessons
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
When I see it click In the students mind and they get it and they're excited because they understand I'm a musician first and foremost music is my passion and to share my passion with someone else to inspire them to at least go for it whatever they do
Kevin King Music

Kevin King Music

5.0(3)
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
Bruce B. says, "Kevin is easy going. He works to your strengths and mixes in the things you need to work on. Very flexible with the schedule. May 31, 2017" Read more
Eric Kent

Eric Kent

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
Over 30 years teaching experience beginners and intermediate. Always put the students first and always have fun with no expectations of the student does not wish!
Arrow Academy Of Music

Arrow Academy Of Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
Are you noticing that your child loves to sing, dance, or tap their toes to the music? Are they naturally creative and tend to dive into something they love with a passion? Nurture these gifts in your child with our incredibly fun and successful group piano lessons! Arrow Academy Of Music is a vibrant & thriving music school in Urbandale, teaching concept-based group guitar or piano lessons for kids. Family-owned & passionate about teaching students to become a complete musician, they have highly trained college-educated instructors with unique talents & more than 30 years of experience. Arrow Academy Of Music provides many fun activities
Terrence Luther School Of Guitar And Performance

Terrence Luther School Of Guitar And Performance

4.7(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
Karen S. says, "Terry is providing bass guitar lessons for our 13 year old grandson, Ben. Ben is enjoying the lessons very much! He looks forward to them. Terry has been great to work with. " Read more
Britt's Private Lessons

Britt's Private Lessons

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
As a music educator, I have been successfully teaching students for 22 years. Although I am a professional saxophone player, I am equally comfortable teaching guitar, bass, set as well as band instrumentation. I am certified k-12 instrumental music in Iowa. I continue to play professionally on both saxophone and bass. Jazz is a specialty of mine and I continue to teach on staff at the Simpson College Jazz Camp each summer.
School Of Rock

School Of Rock

New on Lessons
Serves West Des Moines, IA
School of Rock West Des Moines, located in West Des Moines, Iowa, offers both in-person and online music lessons for students of all ages. They specialize in performance-based music education, combining one-on-one lessons on various instruments with group practices. From toddlers to adults, students learn to play music from day one, fostering a fun learning environment and a vibrant community of musicians. Their experienced instructors, who are local musicians themselves, put emphasis on live performances at local venues to ensure practical application of learned skills.
Family Music Center

Family Music Center

4.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
103+ years in business
Serves West Des Moines, IA
Aaron M. says, "Good instruction for me being a beginner. Also after 2 months of instruction it got to be more business of other customers disrupting lessons I took. But on the other hand when this happened he extended the time for lost of sessions. Great pointers for picking strings and how to." 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 West Des Moines guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the West Des Moines area.
Jon T.
Kevin has been an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable about guitar and is enjoyable to work with. Dec 29, 2016
Kevin King Music
Sydney P.
Terrence Luther School of Guitar and Performance
Andrew
Love this Studio and the teachers there so much! My son has been there for 3 1/2 years, the Simply Music Method is so great!
Passion Studios
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