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Top 10 guitar teachers in Springfield, IL

Students agree: these Springfield guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Taylor Music

Taylor Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
42+ years in business
Serves Springfield, IL
My teaching approach: I have been a Professional Musician/Composer and Recordist for over 40 years. Wide range of styles. Each student has curriculum that caters to individual interests. My influences are extremely varied. My foundations lie in Blues, Jazz, and Popular music styles of the 20th century. Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studio in Pawnee Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead gui...
Matthew Von Doran ~ Guitar Coach

Matthew Von Doran ~ Guitar Coach

Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Springfield, IL
Benjamin S. says, "I've been working with Matthew consistently since just before the start of the Pandemic and it has been a delight every step of the way, even when I moved out of town shortly after I started lessons. I was surprised at how well Skype lessons with Matthew actually work! The course itself is thoughtfully planned and Matthew adapts its content and the sessions to the individual learner, allowing for tangents and deep dives into areas of interest, such as theory, composition, gear, and other important areas of learning the guitar. Matthew also goes out of his way to provide for his students, offering Skype lessons at any time of day, and is always open to talk shop and share music. Truly a one-of-a-kind teaching experience and I highly recommend this teacher." Read more
Tom Beverly Guitar Lessons

Tom Beverly Guitar Lessons

1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Springfield, IL
Dan B. says, "I’m enjoying working with Tom to increase my understanding and improve my playing. His approach to his lessons is working well for me. " Read more
Jamie Merideth Music Lessons

Jamie Merideth Music Lessons

Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Springfield, IL
Rodney L C. says, "He's professional, patient and easy to get along with." 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 Springfield guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Springfield area.
Davis B.
I have been a student with Matthew for over 11 years. He has been an invaluable resource in my musical education/career. The thing i like most about his lessons is that he gives you the information needed to hone you craft (like techniwue and music theory), while also keeping you inspired to create your own art. Matthew's lessons are a must have for anyone wanting to elevate their understanding and enjoyment of guitar. Can't recommend/thank him enough!
Matthew Von Doran ~ Guitar Coach
Anne N.
He's an amazing musician and able to work with my 7 year old!
Jamie Merideth Music Lessons
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