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Bloomington Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons ; Bass Lessons ; Ukulele Lessons

Guitar Lessons ; Bass Lessons ; Ukulele Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
First of all, I love all music. Here is a list of some of the things I am proficient in and can teach you: Genres (blues, rock, country, slide, classical, metal, pop, punk), Technique (strumming, lead playing), Theory (note-reading, scales/improvisation, chord construction, timing/rhythm), Composition (putting it all together- songwriting!). And this is all only the beginning. That said, I come to each lesson with a plan, based off how the student learns and what their goals are. I am patient and let the lessons move as fast as the student is willing. I have taught literally hundreds of students over the years; 3-yr-olds to 75-yr-olds with gr ... View Profile
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Peoria-Area Guitar Lessons

Peoria-Area Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Peoria- Area Guitar Lessons goes beyond teaching guitar to mentoring students in their musical journey and training them to use what they learn in practical musical contexts. I believe, however, that people are multi-dimesnional and that students recieve the greatest benefit when they grow in a holistic way-musically and personally. In essence, the guitar lessons are a vehicle to help my students become more free, authentic, and empowered people (as well as musicians). I share my personal and musical experiences and the wisdom of mentors from various fields to help students acheive their musical goals and experience a more rewarding relations ... View Profile
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Marita Brake Guitar Lessons

Marita Brake Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: You design your own lesson. Since you are paying for it, it seems appropriate that you have input into what your lessons will be about. Of course, we do have to cover major areas of learning, including understanding why certain chords go together, how to play and sing at the same time, writing your own songs and stage technique. We begin with your favorite artists. My influences are: Many and varied: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor, Feist, Train, Alison Krauss, Eva Cassidy, PPand M, Django, Dave Van Ronk, Amy Grant, JJ Heller, John Denver, Robert Johnson, Corrine Bailey Raye, Avril, Pat Matheny, Michael Hedges. ... 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
Guitar Lessons

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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