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Ian's Music Lessons

Ian's Music Lessons

5.0 9 Reviews
I've taught hundreds of students over the last couple decades (and then some) and I've learned how to work with so many types of people. Some people like to move quick, some people slow. Some people are more visual, some learn better by listening. So my service stands out by my ability to hone my lessons towards each individual. I treat each student as an individual that I truly care about and want to see succeed. Beyond that, below is also a list of just some of the things I can teach you wheter it be bass, guitar or ukulele: Genres: blues, rock, country, classical, metal, pop, punk, indie, funk, r&b Techniques: strumming, lead (includi ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons With Lou DiBello

Guitar Lessons With Lou DiBello

5.0 4 Reviews
I have given over 30,000 in person guitar lessons to over 2,000 different students since 1989. I also developed guitarlessononline.com in 2000, one of the first websites to offer streaming video guitar lessons. Graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in 1989, have been playing and teaching full time ever since!
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Nat Simpkins Music

Nat Simpkins Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Hi, my name is Nat. I have been a Music teacher for 30 years and have been playing music since I was 8 years old. I am an enthusiastic teacher and I love teaching for so many reasons. The way I teach is simple, I teach my students how to play correctly while having fun. Whether you are a beginner or someone with a few years experience, take lessons with me and I promise that you will get better and enjoy your lessons. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals! ... View Profile
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Sean Fraser Guitar Lessons

Sean Fraser Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a graduate of the Atlanta Institue of Music and have been playing for 24 years. I have been teaching for 14 years and have taught people of all ages and backgrounds pointing them in the right direction and helping them achieve their musical goals. My influences are: Andy La Rocque, Pete Blakk, Tommy Vetterli, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Alex Masi, Derryl Gabel, Brian May, Eddie Van Halen, Thom Yorke, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine and many more than this list will allow me. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Champaign/Urbana Guitar Techniq ... View Profile
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Benjamin Pierre Guitar Lessons

Benjamin Pierre Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Music education should encompass music of all cultures and geographical locations. Its importance grows as the student population in U.S. schools continues to diversify racially and ethnically. My approach as a bass guitar instructor is to offer as many teaching/learning tools for students so that they have an open mind when it comes to the many possibilities of learning music. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing ... View Profile
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L.V. Johnston Guitar Lessons

L.V. Johnston Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Learning to play an instrument should not be a chore. Playing music is fun. Learning to play new things should be, too! The main focus of your lesson will be finding and refining your musical goals. This will provide the platform for all of the material covered and in what order. Since everyone learns and progresses at their own pace, lessons are structured with that in mind. While it _cannot_ be guaranteed that you will see the same results as others but you will see progress and improvement if you take the time to practice. And that _can_ be guaranteed! My influences are: As I started playing at at the tender age of 1 ... View Profile
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Jake Stimmel Guitar Lessons

Jake Stimmel Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: The best approach to teaching is to be flexible and responsive to a students needs. Each student learns differently, so understanding that and responding appropriately is the best way for me to reach every student. I studied jazz guitar at DePaul University, and am currently in Music Ed at the U of I. I have played with Bobby Broom, Kevin Turner, Kilborn Alley, Chip McNeil, Yosef Ben Israel, Etc. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exer ... 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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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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