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Springfield Guitar Lessons

Zack Danziger Guitar Lessons

Zack Danziger Guitar Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
My lessons are extra special because I help students understand the whole universe of music, through the guitar, and I make it clear and fun. All students already know everything about music. They know wrong notes and wrong rhythms when they hear them. Therefore, students actually know much more than they realize. As a teacher I help them understand what they know.  My approach mixes it up between playing, improvising, composing, song-writing, ear training, theory, copying, recording, singing, drumming, keyboarding, videotaping, notation, reading, chords, bass lines, performance skills, lyrics organizing, getting gigs  ... View Profile
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Descant Music And Art Studio

Descant Music And Art Studio

5.0 3 Reviews
First - Please read the article about us on MassLive: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/12/take_a_look_descant_music_art.html Who We Are We're a locally owned Music Lesson and Recording Studio in Holyoke, MA.  We are a group of experienced and educated teachers who love what we do and love the magic that happens when someone is learning a new instrument. We will provide you or your child with the absolute best music education available in this area.  Our lessons are fun and challenging, and tailored to each student's individual needs and desires.    What We Offer We offer private music lessons in Holyok ... View Profile
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Highland Guitar Studio

Highland Guitar Studio

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I received my B.M.-classical guitar from Hartt in '96, but have played electric guitar since the beginning way back in '85. In my career as a professional guitarist, I've become proficient in many styles allowing me to play gigs ranging from musical theatre to classical weddings. As a teacher, I teach students about music through the style they want to learn. My aim is to make you self-sufficient. I have also written a beginning method book that teaches music fundamentals better than most of the methods out there. There is also an online component guiding students to playing songs correctly. My influences are: Segovia, H ... View Profile
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Connecticut Guitar Lessons

Connecticut Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
- The World's Top Guitar and Music Theory Teacher For Over Twenty Years - Professional Guitarist/Keyboardist With Over Twenty Years Experience Who Has Performed in Multiple Continents - Theory Made Easy and Practical Like Nowhere Else - Lessons Customized To Your Musical Interests and Goals - Lessons For All Instruments, Styles, and Skill Levels - Highest Rated Guitar Teacher In CT On Google Reviews With More Five Star Reviews Than Any Other Guitar Teacher In Connecticut: https://www.google.com/search?q=Connecticut+Guitar+Lessons ... View Profile
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Jeremy Milligan Guitar Studio

Jeremy Milligan Guitar Studio

My name is Jeremy Milligan. I have been a guitarist for 25 years and have been a full time guitar teacher for 13 years. I work with students of all ages and abilities, and strive to move students towards their personal goals as musicians, whether it's to play songs around the campfire, pass that Berklee audition, or anything in between. I believe learning music should be fun, and I believe anybody of any age and any skill level can learn to play in a way that they will enjoy for years to come! -Bachelor's in Classical performance from Keene State College. -Awarded Keene State College's 'Instrumentalist of the Year' award in 2001. -Mas ... View Profile
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Scott Sanchez, Guitarist

Scott Sanchez, Guitarist

Originally from Colorado, Scott Sanchez's playing has been described as "Colorful and poignant" (Soundboard Magazine, U.S.A.)  and “Very engaging, virtuosic and spirited” (David Leisner, Chair of the classical guitar program at the Manhattan School of Music).  Referring to his British debut Classical Guitar Magazine (Great Britain) said, “Sanchez drew the audience into his playing with his excellent performance… a performance which at times was introspective and at others extrovert.”   Some of the ’s past concert seasons have included recitals and masterclasses for the New Yor ... View Profile
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Nicky Hummel Music Lessons

Nicky Hummel Music Lessons

My name is Nicholas Hummel and I am 23 years old. I graduated from Anna Maria College with a bachelors degree in Music Therapy. Ever since I was 14 I've been writing songs, mainly electronic, though I have also written some acoustic songs on piano and guitar. I was a tutor in college for three years. I love music as well as teaching and tutoring others in music. Because of my music therapy experiences I have become very well at adapting to different learning styles and working with people who have different levels of abilities. Though I am very focused when it comes to teaching, I also like to have fun and make the music enjoyable. I find tha ... View Profile
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Bob Porri Music

Bob Porri Music

I draw from a wide experience performing Rock, Blues, Classical, Jazz Fusion, Pop, Alternative and Country in a number of bands and solo situations. I went to College at Hartt School of Music for my degree and learned Classical Guitar. I continue teaching (in person and to many online for both individuals and groups). I've produced hundreds of video lessons for local cable TV and my website. I adapt lessons to what a student wants to learn. Lessons can be as easy or challenging as a student prefers. My lessons can take place in my home studio in Windsor, CT or via webcam. I have a great deal of experience teaching both in perso ... View Profile
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John Cantalini Guitar Lessons

John Cantalini Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I design lesson programs based on the student's individual interests and goals. My goal is to get you playing what you enjoy playing as soon as possible. I've been performing, recording, and teaching for 30 years now and still practice every day because I never stop learning new things about playing music and the guitar. My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: students homes in Wilbraham, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Springfield Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accom ... View Profile
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Glenn Weiser Guitar Lessons

Glenn Weiser Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: First I find out what your musical goals are, and we chart a course towards achieving your goals. Lessons are geared toward the music that you want learn, not what I might like. I have been teaching for over 35 years and have been described as a "master teacher" by Acoustic Guitar magazine, for which I have written. I also am the author of seven guitar books and three books on harmonica. I am patient and knowledgeable as a teacher, and I know how to play many styles of music. I also teach banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, and ukulele. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Andres Segovia, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, John ... View Profile
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Tom Crean Guitar Lessons

Tom Crean Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My guitar lessons are about finding what the student's goals are and targeting a plan to achieve them. I have experience teaching beginners through post-grad level students. I also teach banjo and mandolin. My influences are: Too many to list. Check out my pages for an idea. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: M-F at night. Saturday and Sunday are flexible. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Sca ... View Profile
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Michael Nix Guitar Lessons

Michael Nix Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Friendly, fun, supportive, environment . Lessons are tailored to your interests and needs. Located in Downtown Greenfield. Free Parking. Lesson times Monday-Thursday, check the website for available times. BA Guitar Performance MM Music Composition Keene State College U-Mass Amherst Perf. Arts. Div. Greenfield Comm. College Years of private studio teaching My influences are: Segovia, Bream, Clapton, Traffic, The Who, Beatles, Stones, Motown, Doc Watson, Steve Rice, Django, Eddie Lang, Michael Hedges, ..... My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: G ... View Profile
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Springfield Conservatory Of Music

Springfield Conservatory Of Music

The Springfield Conservatory of Music is the odlest, privatly owned music lesson center in the USA.  Out school was established in 1902. Recitals and competitions are optional for all students.  A third of our students are adults.  There are practaice incentives for all students.  Our teachers have years of experiece in teaching and performing.  They are patient and personable instructors that new students feel comforatable with.  With several teachers to choose from, we have the ability to offer family memebers lessons at the same day and time.   ... View Profile
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Tommy Byrnes Guitar Lessons

Tommy Byrnes Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe my first goal as a guitar teacher is to get my students playing as soon as possible, often by the end of the first lesson. I stress good fundamentals and proper playing technique. I teach a wide variety of styles, both acoustic and electric. I have a passion for Celtic acoustic style and both acoustic and electric blues. My students have access to my recording studio. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Bernardston, MA, Greenfield, MA, Montague, MA Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Performa ... View Profile
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Mike Haas Guitar Instructor

Mike Haas Guitar Instructor

B i o g r a p h y Mike Haas is a guitarist/music teacher with over 30 years playing experience and over 19 years teaching experience in private guitar lessons. Mike mainly plays rock/blues/metal, but has also studied jazz and classical at the college level. M.M. in Music Education UMASS Amherst, Massachusetts. Currently employed as a middle school band director with over 12 years of experience instructing beginners on flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, concert band percussion.  Mike has also played in many tribute, cover, and original bands over the past 18 years. ​  Mike's goals for lessons have always been abo ... View Profile
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The Sound Advisor

The Sound Advisor

Hi my name is Dennis Hrbek. I have been playing the guitar and recording ever since I can remember.  I feel in love with creating and recording sound when I was a 12.  I Have worked in big studios along side Grammy winning producers and engineers for the past 25 years.  I began as an intern than assistant engineer...than as an editor that could edit anything before the producer could finish his thought.  Now I record and produce all sorts music in studios throughout the country. I work in small home studios or large tracking rooms like Avatar.   I have recorded ev ... View Profile
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Tom Kopyto Music Lesson Studios

Tom Kopyto Music Lesson Studios

We are Tom Kopyto Music Lesson Studios. We teach and perform music that our students love to play: classic rock, pop, alternative rock, metal, modern rock, jazz, musical theater  - we share and celebrate it all. Our teaching method is based on 20 years of full-time teaching experience.  We get our students playing music as quickly as possible because we know that that is what our students want to do. Our instructors are experienced & college educated professional musicians that can instruct students on the finer points of the technique & theory of their instrument, while at the same time educating them on "rea ... View Profile
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Andrew Oedel Guitar Lessons

Andrew Oedel Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I taught at the Thames Valley Music School in New London, CT for two years. I also teach at Deerfield Academy Summer Arts Camp, where I've been a music instructor for six years. I am a classically trained guitarist, but I perform regularly with rock bands and folk groups as well. I teach classical methods and repertoire, as well as folk, pop and rock styles for both acoustic and electric guitar. When I am not teaching, I am a freelance recording engineer. Thus, I often incorporate recording and production processes into my lessons, both to inspire my students and to measure their progress. My influences are: My influen ... View Profile
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Vic Rawlings Guitar Lessons

Vic Rawlings Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Beginning with the very first lessons, while learning the music you are interested in, you will learn proper instrumental technique. All of what you hear comes from hands, and that is where we begin. Intermediate and advanced students that come to me often benefit from these fundamentals lessons also. You will also learn the how and why of creating music. As we progress through the music you like most, you will learn what the musicians who made it needed to learn in order to make it: what they were most likely thinking as they were making it. You will learn to listen as a musician does. My influences are: Many and vari ... View Profile
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Dave Brown Guitar Lesson

Dave Brown Guitar Lesson

My teaching approach: I've been playing the guitar for 13 years now. I have a degree in jazz performance from U-Mass amherst. The past year I've been working as a showband musician for cruise ships. Currently I am located in Pittsfield where I'm the guitar player for the blueroot collective and bassist for Dredi. I'm comfortable playing and teaching most genres. I provide a relaxed atmosphere for all ages and levels. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach out of my home here in Pittsfield or I can come to you if necessary. Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales an ... View Profile
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Rob White Guitar Lessons

Rob White Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I approach from the point of the student weather teaching, piano, guitar or bass. I'm a music education and composition major at Westfield State University. Those concentrations along with Jazz are my main tools. What do students want to learn and where are they trying to get with their playing. I like to teach through songs/tunes/pieces. I feel that you learn by just playing a lot of different music. My influences are: Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Pat Martino, John Zorn, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, John Mayer, Eric Clapton. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with ... View Profile
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Sweet Music Studio

Sweet Music Studio

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Since 1986, we have been providing private and group music lessons to students of all ages. Â The Sweet Music Studio was founded in 1986 on the principle that music is an essential part of everyone's life experience.We offer private and group lessons to students of all ages. Â We teach all styles of music. We teach all stringed instruments ... View Profile
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Kevin Collins Guitar Studio

Kevin Collins Guitar Studio

I started as a folksinger in the 60's and my fingerstyle led to a degree in classical guitar. For many years, I toured and performed with symphony orchestras. These days, I have my own school and I teach lots of different styles, acoustic and electric. I like to teach music theory using songs, and I am constantly doing new stuff for my students. I used to teach at UMass, and my old website there is still up. The studio is at http://redbarnmusic.com ... View Profile
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The Prindle School

The Prindle School

The Prindle School is committed to inspiring you to prepare and preparing you to inspire.  We are a music school in the Pioneer Valley offering private music lessons, classes, and ensembles.  Our faculty have a wealth of experience delivering exactly the right program of lessons for each individual client: young children as they begin their music journey, highly dedicated professional musicians, adult learners who hope to bring more joy into their lives, and everything in between. Our owners, Dan and Michelle Prindle, have over 30 years of combined experience in music education.  Dan is a Ph.D. candidate in music theory at the ... View Profile
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Rajnar Vajra Guitar Lessons

Rajnar Vajra Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I gear my teaching to each student but convey professional information even to beginners capable of receiving it. I've found this makes progress a bit more difficult, but far more rewarding for the student plus it enhances the pace of learning. I was the rock and blues instructor in the Performing Arts division at U-Mass Amherst. Students can still get college credit through their schools. My influences are: Too many to list, but any such list would include Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson, Gary Moore, BB King, Albert King, Eric Clapton ... My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar les ... 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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