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Top 10 guitar teachers in Salem, MA

Students agree: these Salem guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Guitar Lessons With Steve

Guitar Lessons With Steve

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Tony D. says, "His eagerness to make the learning experience "my experience". He crafts custom agendas for every lesson and helps me work on the key things that will make me a better player and to help me enjoy my practice time. Plus he has a cute dog." Read more
Sax Lessons With Dennis!

Sax Lessons With Dennis!

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
The best saxophone lessons you'll get in Boston!
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 Salem, 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
GuitarWorx

GuitarWorx

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Salem, MA
I teach both acoustic and electric guitar. In addition I teach classical guitar I will provide excercises to get your hands in shape quicker than traditional lessons. We will work together to decide what type of music you want to play and learn.
Guitarsark Guitar Lessons

Guitarsark Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Steve M. says, "Great teacher. Karen is talented, patient and easy going. I look forward to my lessons! Highly recommend." Read more
JOE MACK GUITAR MASTERY

JOE MACK GUITAR MASTERY

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Salem, MA
I have thousands of backing tracks that I use and have the ability to slow the tracks down so that the student can learn at there own pace. I have over 45yrs. teaching and performance experience.
Maritime Music Studio

Maritime Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Welcome to Maritime Music Studio! My teaching focuses on inspiring students to be creative with music. With an extensive background in jazz, blues, rock and world music, I am passionate about helping students find the music that speaks to them and develop their own voice on their instrument. I have been teaching for over 17 years and I pride myself on my ability to simplify difficult concepts like Music Theory to help students of all skill levels learn the skills necessary to grow and enjoy making music. These days we all have access to YouTube and various online resources, but we have difficulty knowing what we should be working on. The int
Trippy Ukulele Lessons

Trippy Ukulele Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Salem, MA
I have been teaching ukulele for many years now, but only now am I offering lessons for a fee. The uke is a very easy instrument to be introduced to, and I would like to meet you where your knowledge is at and help you to become a better musician:) thank you for considering my business❤️
Stickin’ To It Drums

Stickin’ To It Drums

5.0(1)
Offers online services
26+ years in business
Serves Salem, MA
Tara S. says, "Great teacher for my 15 year old! He taught push pull and Moeller to prepare for the Berklee Summer Session" Read more
Fort Point Guitar Lessons

Fort Point Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Salem, MA
"When you take lessons with Tony, you're not just taught chords so you can play a Van Halen or a Nirvana riff. You're taught the fundamentals in a way that you become familiar, almost in tune with your guitar. If you find any other knucklehead that can do that, I'll pay for your lessons. Actually, I won't, but you should take lessons with Tony anyway. He's that good." - Jessica Green "Tony kicks the most ass of any guitar teacher out there. He is patient and encouraging, but in no time will have you playing things you didn't think you could play. He will give you a good music foundation while letting you learn the music you like the most. If...

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 Salem guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Salem area.
Kira C.
Steve took me from knowing nothing about guitar to being able to play simple songs in only a few lessons. He taught the fundamentals of notes and chords with equal emphasis on the fun of learning songs. Steve’s lessons are engaging and rewarding, he is prompt and keeps to schedule very well.
Guitar Lessons with Steve
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
Linda B.
Karen Sarkisian was an excellent pedal steel guitar teacher for our teenage son. She provided terrific, high-quality instruction, offered a nice balance between challenging and supporting him, and also jammed together, making the lessons a lot of fun too! We were fortunate to find Karen, a highly sought steel player for local gigs, as it was not easy to find someone who not only plays but also teaches this instrument. We highly recommend Karen!
Guitarsark Guitar Lessons
Janet A.
Ed O'Brien is a terrific teacher! I've been taking lessons from him for a few months on the ukulele and would recommend him to anyone who want to learn a new instrument or improve on an old one. Highly qualified and very patient. Give him a call--you won't regret it!
Ed O'Brien Guitar Lessons
Clay N.
I have been studying bass with Evan for 3 months now and he has been unbelievably helpful in my studies. He has tons of information and experience to share and always gives practice materials to address my weaknesses!
Evan Carley Music Lessons
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