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Bloomington Guitar Lessons

Finger Picking Folk Guitar

Finger Picking Folk Guitar

5.0 12 Reviews
I love teaching guitar and have taught for 50 years. I began playing guitar at age nine. At age eighteen I studied classical guitar at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem under Joseph Yerushalmi. I also began at that time to teach guitar. In 1970 at age twenty-one I opened ‘The Guitar Studio’ in Bloomington Indiana and continued teaching 40 students per week. It was during this time that I wrote my method book for acoustic guitar called “Fingerpicking Folk Guitar”. My students find this method easy to use, make rapid progress, and can actually start playing guitar and accompany songs within the first few weeks. The ... View Profile
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Melody Stuart

Melody Stuart

5.0 6 Reviews
Been working in the industry for a long time...... I know how to read music, music theory, I am not a big fan of guitar tab. How can you tell how many beats are in a measure with guitar tab ???? Funny as a test I went into this site as student looking for  guitar lessons. Well I could not get any responses as far as schooling goes, or if they can read music. Too me since I have owned my own school for over 10 years. My teachers who worked for me had to be able to read music. So I am the real deal. If you want so so then go go........ I love to teach for serious students even if you do not want to be a rock star thats ok. Just wanting to ... View Profile
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Stafford Music Academy

Stafford Music Academy

5.0 1 Review
Why Choose Stafford Music Academy? Here’s just some of what makes our academy special. Focus on Education We are primarily an academy and less of a store The academy’s owner, Jessica Harris, has a Master of Music Education degree, so she has the qualifications to oversee lessons to ensure that students are receiving the best possible instruction We do of course have a retail merchant license, and we do sell some music books and instruments, but we focus on stocking only what our teachers and students need The Best Facilities We have 15 spacious lesson rooms, all of which have extensive, professional-grade soundproofing We have ... View Profile
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Otis Cantrell Guitar Lessons

Otis Cantrell Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I first started on drums, and then moved to the guitar around the age of 13. I have been performing in various styles and atmospheres in and out of school ever since I was about 15 years old. I feel every student should be able to make decisions on what they would like to learn the most. So every decision made from my teaching point of view is finding out how to achieve the ultimate goals of a student. Even if some students are learning very similar skills it is my job to approach each and every individual differently and adapt to their ways of learning appropriately. My influences are: Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Mil ... View Profile
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Ivan Maceda Guitar Lessons

Ivan Maceda Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am an Associate Instructor at IU-Jacobs School of Music. I have taught music, privately, for 15 years. I hold a Master of Music in Performance from IU (Classical Guitar) Here you can see me performing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwr6eQqVPlY. And, I am doing a PhD in Music Education at IU. My teaching training includes Kodály and Suzuki courses (https://suzukiassociation.org/people/ivan-maceda/). Currently, I am the only guitar teacher, in Bloomington, certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I specialize in beginners and intermediate levels, any style, any age. My influences are: Classical Guitar: Jo ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons With Cindy Kallet

Guitar Lessons With Cindy Kallet

I love teaching and have been giving lessons for over 40 years. I have also taught at music camps for adults, such as Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, California Coast Music Camp and Colorado Roots Music Camp. I also offer lessons in songwriting, arranging songs for guitar and voice, and harmony singing.  I have recorded many albums; my first one, Working on Wings to Fly, was voted by the listeners of a Boston radio station as one of the 100 best albums of the 20th century. Scott Alarik of The Boston Globe wrote that I am "...one of folk music's most respected songwriters... provocative, heartwise, and original ...a brilliant guitarist..."&n ... View Profile
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John Eveland Guitar Lessons

John Eveland Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I like to teach to the student's interests. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection
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Legacy Music Lessons LLC

Legacy Music Lessons LLC

Best describes my music education organization: music school offering a guitar curriculum Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Electric bass Guitar Techniques: Slide Guitar, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory Music Styles: Rock Guitar, Alternative Guitar, Metal Guitar, Jazz Guitar Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Teaching private and group lessons at students' homes. ... View Profile
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Kevin Veldman Guitar Lessons

Kevin Veldman Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Interested in learning to play guitar? I teach beginning guitar, mostly acoustic but I also teach electric. I started out by teaching my 8 year-old brother, and have been giving him lessons for two years. Since then I have taught six other students, four who were 10 or under, one 12 year-old and one 18 year-old. I teach scale patterns and exercises, chords and chord progressions, as wekk as songs. I also try to create an understanding of Music Theory so that students can learn to write their own music. My influences are: Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Zack Brown, Tom Petty, R.E.M., Green Day, Sugar ... View Profile
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Jordan Jalles Guitar Lessons

Jordan Jalles Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Learn Guitar with an emphasis on theory, technique, and improvisation ~ become a versatile, adaptive musician ~ learn the music that you're into ~ learn to practice effectively and efficiently ~ have fun! The lessons are entirely centered on what the student wants to learn, whether it be some chords to jam around the campfire or advanced solo/song crafting methods. My influences are: My influences include, Romance Classical, Metal, Alternative, Jazz, J-rock, and Progressive Instrumental. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My place in Blooming ... View Profile
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Rewind Music Studios

Rewind Music Studios

My teaching approach: Rewind Records provides ideal studio space for professional guitar lessons with Aaron in downtown Bloomington. My influences are: I take inspiration from artists of all genres; from rock to pop to metal to country. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday through Friday: 11 am-8pm Saturday: 11 am-6pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equi ... 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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Bloomington Guitar Lessons

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Bloomington Guitar Instruction

Marc Rogers · Bloomington, IN


Featured Instructor

Anyone who’s ever played guitar has a specific idea in mind of what they want to play and how they want to play it. Finding a guitar teacher who will work with you to not only help you clarify your goals, but collaborate with you in working out a plan to actualize your goals, is essential.

Bloomington Guitar Teacher Marc Rogers Teaches Guitar Bass and Mandolin

If you are an aspiring guitarist in the Bloomington area, we think we have just that sort of guitar teacher for you in Marc Rogers. On his Lessons.com profile, Marc writes:

“My approach is to put emphasis on helping students play the type of guitar and music they enjoy. Whatever the style or genre of music that is my job is to help them get to where they envision themselves as a guitar, bass, or mandolin player.”

When you go to Marc’s profile, you will notice just how much his desire to help you fulfill your musical goals is apparent, and it will be equally clear that his mission cuts across a broad range of instrument types (classical guitar, mandolin, electric guitar and electric bass) as well as musical styles – from rock to blues to classical and country. So, when it all comes down to it, there is really no reason why you shouldn’t, at the very least, contact Marc and talk to him about your guitar playing and your music.

We have a feeling that the sooner you do so, the happier you’ll be!
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