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Top 10 guitar teachers in Cambridge, MA

Students agree: these Cambridge guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Julian Snyder

Julian Snyder

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Hey there! I'm Julian Snyder and I'm excited to offer music lessons right here in Somerville and online. With a Bachelor's degree in Music from Hamilton College and over 15 years of experience in the music industry, I've had the honor of performing alongside acts such as Aminé, Iyaz, Lowertown, Andrew Savage, Easy Honey, Weakened Friends, and many more. As a seasoned multi-instrumentalist proficient in bass (electric and upright), drums, piano, and guitar, I bring a versatile repertoire spanning rock, funk, jazz, blues, and folk styles. My approach to teaching is characterized by a passion for music and a commitment to fostering an explorato
Hub Guitar Boston

Hub Guitar Boston

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Sitong Z. says, "I have been taking guitar lessons with Grey for a year now, and I would recommend him to anyone, either a beginner trying to get started with guitar or an experienced player looking to improve and refine their playing. He has a very professional set of teaching approach and always comes up with practical advice in theory, techniques, ear training, etc. He is a great teacher, an amazing guitar player, and overall just an awesome person to chat with." Read more
Marina Guitar Lessons

Marina Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Monika U. says, "She is always kind, even with me, a beginner, she makes the lessons interesting, makes funny plays, she is a great teacher ;-)))" Read more
Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice

Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice

5.0Exceptional(26)
Top Pro
Offers online services
44 hires on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Mar Generoso C. says, "“My lessons with Bob have been such an exciting experience! If you are willing to put in the time and follow Bob's expert teaching, you will be able to play beautiful music and bring a new joy to your life. Bob's gifted talent and vast experience is impressive, his love of music and desire to share his passion is inspiring. Open communication is key, Bob welcomes your questions, he feels that no questions are silly or stupid, especially if you're new at this! He wants your feedback and encourages dialog to make your lessons meaningful and the best for you!” Mary G" Read more
Gordon Fromm

Gordon Fromm

New on Lessons
Top Pro
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
My teaching approach: I'm interested in teaching students the things they really need and want to learn. I can create customized lessons based on the students interests and musical direction. I also incorporate the use of music technology into lessons and practice routines. Please contact for a more in depth explanation of my teaching resources. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Lexington, Woburn, Winchester, Arlington, Burlington, Bedford, Waltham, Reading, Cambridge, Boston Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing,...
Needham Music And Dance

Needham Music And Dance

5.0(3)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
Serves Cambridge, MA
Jenna R. says, "Excellent Service " Read more
Pihakis Guitar Lessons

Pihakis Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
I love teaching and am devoted to giving each student a personalized experience that helps them achieve their goals. I have over 8 years teaching, and have taught styles such as, blues, rock, metal, classical, and folk. For me, it's very important to give each student the skills necessary to function independently as a musician and not just a guitarist.
Tom Pendergast Guitar

Tom Pendergast Guitar

New on Lessons
Serves Cambridge, MA
I'm very patient and easy going the lesson is fun. Professional musician from Berklee and a very experienced teacher with terrific results! Love to teach people to play guitar!

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 Cambridge guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Cambridge area.
Benjamin C.
I've been taking guitar lessons with Grey for exactly 2 months and I'm thrilled with my experience and progress. I tried, in vain, to learn guitar on my own for several years and finally decided to take a different approach. After our lessons together, I can play many songs I've always wanted to learn. Grey customizes each lesson based on your learning goals. He identifies your weaknesses and develops a plan to strengthen them. I feel fortunate to have an instructor like Grey who is knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Whether you're a beginner like me or more proficient, I cannot recommend Grey highly enough. If you're thinking about guitar lessons, choose Hub Guitar!
Hub Guitar Boston
Karin S.
Marina ist an excellent teacher. She explains clearly and it was easy to understand how to play Ukulele. She was always motivating me and I was very enjoying this course. Highly recommended !!!
Marina Guitar Lessons
Joe N.
I was a self-taught guitarist with moderate skills looking to take my skills to the next level. Being able to write, play, and understand the why behind a guitar solo was one of my goals. I have completely met and surpassed all expectations with my guitar lessons with the Wolfman. He has the teaching experience to give me the tools and knowledge to elevate my guitar playing, and overall musicianship to a level that makes me feel confident playing rock, blues, and jazz. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate guitarist, Wolfman has a program to get you to where you want to be and then some. Week in and week out I was given new tools, theory, and overall experience to bring to my own music and create new and more complex music than anything I have ever written before.
Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice
Eric D.
Needham Music and Dance
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