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Cambridge Guitar Lessons

Colin Sapp

Colin Sapp

5.0 16 Reviews
I am an Assistant Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music. I am a Lecturer at Boston University and I teach in the Berklee City Music program. I was a faculty member at the Roland Hayes School of Music from 2008-2014 and the Guitar Coordinator at the Boston Arts Academy from 2000 to 2003. I have performed with many preeminent artists, including Blue Note recording artist Kurt Elling, Grammy award-winner Dave Samuels, pianist Aaron Goldberg, Backstreet Boys, Ally Brooke from 5th Harmony, NBC's The Voice contestant James Wolpert, and former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. I have over 100 recording credits as a guitarist, ... View Profile
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Luigi Grasso Guitar Instructor

Luigi Grasso Guitar Instructor

5.0 6 Reviews
LESSONS IN YOUR OWN HOME Experience the convenience of music lessons in your own home. Luigi travels to the homes of students throughout the Boston and MetroWest area. He teaches all ages and customizes each lesson to the student's age, ability and interests and is always professional, patient and fun! Lessons are typically 60 minutes in length. He currently has 25 students. READING MUSIC AND TABS He stresses proper musical notation but also teaches students to read tablature for songs where the riffs are more easily learned in that system. Of course, regular practice is necessary to successfully advance. Luigi believes that lessons are a gre ... View Profile
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Alex Rubin Guitar Lessons

Alex Rubin Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
Alex is a Boston-based guitarist and educator. He is currently a member of the music extension faculty at Wellesley Public Schools and, since 2016, has toured nationally and internationally as the guitarist for the April Verch Band. After completing an undergraduate neurobiology degree at Cornell University in 2011, he returned to the vibrant Boston music bluegrass scene, studying privately with Berklee professor John McGann and teaching multiple instruments at Wellesley Public Schools. In 2014, Alex started the folk duo, No Bones About It, which has performed around the northeast, including performances at the Freshgrass Music Festival and C ... View Profile
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William Buonocore

William Buonocore

5.0 5 Reviews
As head of the guitar department at Boston Conservatory for 20 years, and head of the classical guitar programs at UMass Lowell and UMass Dartmouth for almost 10 years, I have worked with students of all levels including those of very high caliber. This experience has helped me to analyze just about every possible technical issue and I am able to pinpoint problems and offer suggestions to resolve the issues in a very efficient and targeted manner.Through my training and experiences playing with top notch musicians for many years I am able to craft stylized interpretations of many different styles of music, and I love guiding and encouraging m ... View Profile
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Raj

Raj

5.0 5 Reviews
I like working with my students and helping them not just be proficient on the instrument and develop a polished sound but also I love encouraging them to stand out and work on being a unique musician. I have been playing the guitar for the past 10 years and currently I am a graduate with a degree in performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have been teaching both private and online video lessons. You can also check out my videos on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/subharajdg?ref=bookmarks  as well as Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/subharajdasghosh/ ... View Profile
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Jamie Balmer Guitar Studio

Jamie Balmer Guitar Studio

5.0 4 Reviews
I aim to empower guitarists of all abilities to make the best music they can.  I teach guitar lessons at my home studio in Dedham, MA, and at Music Maker Studios in Boston. I'm also on the music faculty at the Solomon Schechter School of Boston.  My students play classical, electric, and steel-string acoustic guitar. All my students have the opportunity to perform in an annual recital, usually held in late-May or early-June. ... View Profile
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Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

5.0 4 Reviews
At Bristol Recording & Voice Studios we offer a variety of services such as private voice, piano and guitar lessons in addition to having professional music production and recording studios on site. We are one of the few vocal programs in the world that teaches the gospel/pop method (non-classical) which is the style of singing used by nearly every contemporary major recording artist for the last 40 years. We offer a free 'no obligation' introductory lesson with one of our teachers to discuss how the program can help you acheive your goals as a singer, whether you are a beginner, or professional singer looking to tune up your voice.  ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Stoughton Music Center

Stoughton Music Center

5.0 3 Reviews
Since 1988 Stoughton Music Center's Music School has been offering quality private lessons and group ensembles to students of all ages from Stoughton and surrounding towns. We employ experienced, college educated and trained, friendly and patient music teachers. All of our music lessons and ensembles are geared to the individual and group needs of our students while strongly emphasizing the proper and correct musical training. The owner/founder of Stoughton Music Center ROBERT TARCHARA authored a highly acclaimed guitar instruction course which is taught by our guitar teaching staff. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, a p ... View Profile
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Evan Carley Music Lessons

Evan Carley Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I am a professional upright and electric bass player located in Southern New England. I have years of experience as an educator, recording artist, and performer. I am currently pursuing my degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. I can be found playing with a variety of bands and musicians across all genres. Carley is a member of the Boston based Wedding Band “Speechless,” the modern jazz group “Puppet Club”, and various freelance work. Some of his notable collaborator include Ed Tomassi, Dino Govoni, John McKenna, Francisco Pais, Jhony Keys, Clay Nordhill, Mark Texiera, Dani ... View Profile
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Ben Cohen Guitar Lessons

Ben Cohen Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: I am a Berklee College of Music graduate, specializing in rock and heavy metal, but am experienced in playing and teaching a diverse range of other styles as well. I play guitar for internationally touring video game metal band Powerglove, as well as progressive metal band Lattermath. I generally teach using Guitar Pro for music/tab notation, and I use the Amazing Slow Downer so that students can practice songs at a slower speed. I can also teach 7 and 8 string guitar if that's something you're interested in! Some of my influences are: Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan, James Hetfield, Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I love to make music with my students as soon as possible. Even though I think that theory and technique is important, the most important thing is experiencing the uplifting feeling of being in a creative process together with someone.
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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Randy Vera Scene Perfecting Music

Randy Vera Scene Perfecting Music

5.0 2 Reviews
Massachusetts singer-songwriter Randy Vera was a finalist for the 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest as one of three candidates in the "Jazz" category. His songs appear on National TV in PBS’s "Roadtrip Nation" and ESPN surfing, and his other placements include VAS Entertainment’s acclaimed surfing film “Innersection” and Ferro Films “The Mean Of Green” (2012). Randy is currently recording with 12 time Platinum Producer Anthony J. Resta (Twilight Films Soundtrack, Elton John, Collective Soul), and he maintains a busy performing schedule. When Randy isn't performing, he enjoys passing his passion for music ... View Profile
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Jacob Means Music Studio

Jacob Means Music Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
I like to have a conversation with the potential student about what their goals are. I believe in teaching the student to help them achieve thier own goals rather than telling them what to do! Then we have a free trial lesson and after that, if the student wants to continue, we schedule a weekly lesson time! It's very simple and all geared towards helping the student achieve their goals!
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Angel Irizarry

Angel Irizarry

5.0 1 Review
I've been teaching guitar since a while ago and it's a great experience seen how all the students grow throught the classes.  I graduate from The National Coservatory os Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. and now I'm half way in my Berklee carrer as a Jazz Composer. I've seen many processes  a student can learn in a practical/theorical way and I'm excited about sharing that knowledge 
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Nat Simpkins Music

Nat Simpkins Music

5.0 1 Review
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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Live And Skype Guitar Lessons In Boston

Live And Skype Guitar Lessons In Boston

5.0 1 Review
Will teach in your home, in my studio, or by Skype Many years playing and teaching experience Personalized teaching approach Competitive pricing Patient, helpful teacher
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Intuitive Guitar

Intuitive Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Intuitive Guitar teaches you how to teach yourself! Learn guitar with Frank Murphy of Intuitive Guitar. He will teach you in a way that you find your own voice on the guitar. He offers country, jazz, metal, rock, shred, and blues guitar lessons. Call now for inquiries and reservations!
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Music Teachers Collaborative

Music Teachers Collaborative

5.0 1 Review
MTC is the first of it’s kind established in 1993. I found the need for in-home music lessons in my small corner of Metrowest area of Greater Boston. Personal, one-on-one lessons in the comfort and privacy of your own home. We have since grown to this day to cover 30 cities ahnd towns throughout the New England area. What better service is needed than today with busy schedules that parents have schlepping kids here and there. And the students love the special attention they are getting in their own home, on their own piano. The parent gets to take a break for that 45 minutes or an hour to pay attention to other siblings or just to relax ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons, Music Theory Lessons

Guitar Lessons, Music Theory Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My name is Barbara Matthews, and I am currently a Junior at the New England Conservatory of Music, studying Classical Guitar under Eliot Fisk and Jerome Mouffe. I am also currently pursuing a minor in Music Theory. I have studied Classical Guitar for 11 years, and I have also studied Jazz, Rock, Blues, and Acoustic Guitar. I teach students of all ages and levels, and I emphasize Music Theory in lessons for a deeper understanding of the music.  ... View Profile
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Ed O'Brien Guitar Lessons

Ed O'Brien Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: Custom-tailored lessons for all ages.  All levels and styles taught. Beginners always welcome! Learn guitar, bass, banjo or ukelele from an experienced professional: - Featured instructor in GUITAR PLAYER magazine! - Over 20 years experience teaching all styles of music: rock, blues, jazz, classical, country, etc. - Bachelor’s Degree from Berklee (B.M.) - Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) - A Certified teacher by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Published author and in-demand session player Lessons take place at 2 studio locations: Peabody (conveniently located off Route 1 and Route 128) and Revere (near ... View Profile
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Needham Music And Dance

Needham Music And Dance

5.0 1 Review
We only hire instructors who have a Berklee, Concervatory, or like degree.  We pair students with the appropriate instructor for maximum effectiveness and enjoyability.
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
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Kenny Selcer Guitar/Music Lessons

Kenny Selcer Guitar/Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
"I love music and enjoy being part of the music business, and I bring a unique perspective to my students. After years of teaching and performing, I realize that the first priority of teaching is to instill and foster the love of music that the student brings to this process. My goal is to make sure that the student enjoys learning while working towards realizing their musical dreams and goals.I can, and will, teach basic theory, chords, ear training,  and so on.  These things will support what the student wants to do, whether is learning to sing songs, songwriting, improvising or whatever.  I want to make sure that the student ... View Profile
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Back Bay Guitar Lessons

Back Bay Guitar Lessons

Performing and Teaching Guitar in the Boston Area since 2005 My name is Buddy Jones originally from Phoenix, AZ; I have been a professional guitarist for 21 years. I graduated from Berklee College of Music on a Music Performance based Scholarship. I teach beneficial, practical, and fun musical techniques for the guitar. My primary focus is setting students off on the right foot and helping them stay on track with their goals. I love to teach and see students grow on their instrument. I zero in on each students learning style and teach to best accommodate it. Proudly, I have guided students from a small foundation in music to earning schola ... View Profile
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Derrick Campbell, Guitar Teacher

Derrick Campbell, Guitar Teacher

 I’ve been playing the guitar for twenty-eight years now, and studied with a variety of teachers including Bob Ferguson and Michael Harris. I began teaching guitar lessons when I was a sophomore at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. I graduated with a B.A. in Communications and then moved to the Boston area in 1997 and began working full time as a guitar teacher within a few months. Since then, I’ve also played in a variety of original and cover bands, and written a number of songs of my own. I also play in a cover band called Element 78 that plays rock and modern country. We play out every weekend and bars, private par ... View Profile
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LB Music School

LB Music School

My teaching approach: Each student is unique in their goals and what they would like to learn. Lessons are created to help the student get the most out of their guitar playing. Worksheets or workbooks will be used to help the student learn various guitar techniques, song, etc. Music Styles: Pop Guitar, Rock Guitar, Folk Guitar Instrument Types: Acoustic guitar My influences are: Influences are artists like Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Pat Benetar, Heart, Melissa Etheridge, Natalie Merchant, Aimme Mann, Melissa Ferrick. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Music The ... View Profile
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Karen DeBiasse Voice And Music School

Karen DeBiasse Voice And Music School

Anyone Can Learn With My Method It is completely untrue that some people are "born to sing or play an instrument" while others are not. Using my method, the most "tone deaf" can learn to sing perfectly in tune, the most nasal or unappealing sound can be transformed into the most beautiful resonant tone, and someone with "no talent" can become better than anyone out there. With this superb method when you finish singing your voice will feel better than when you started! All it takes is desire, patience, perseverance, and above all, practice. I also have a unique and very patient teaching style that can make learning any instrument seem eas ... View Profile
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Brad Ringuette Guitar Lessons

Brad Ringuette Guitar Lessons

Being an alumni of both Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute, I have come to develop my own curriculum drawing heavily from both colleges and also a few other very good resources as well. Students will get the best of both of those curriculums. I will listen to what your expectations and goals are and will support and encourage you so you can hit your goals and push you to the next level. I tailor my teaching techniques towards both the students interests and needs. I like to think of my teaching style as being fluid. I find how the student learns best and then I build from there. I have found that the best way to keep students e ... View Profile
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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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