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Top 10 guitar teachers in Westfield, MA

Students agree: these Westfield guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Maggic Music

Maggic Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Westfield, MA
I have been an instructor for over 18years. I have taught thousands of students and have given over twenty thousand lessons. I play many different styles of guitar. I have studied at Hartt School of music, Tulane University in New Orleans, University of Salamanca, Spain, University of the Americas in Acapulco Mexico. I have performed as a virtuoso and in bands and with orchestra.
J Caban Music

J Caban Music

5.0(4)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Westfield, MA
Tess O. says, "I’ve really enjoyed my guitar lessons with him. He’s a very skilled player and he is a patient teacher. I’m not afraid to ask questions and I always enjoy my lessons." Read more
Guitar Lessons 4 All

Guitar Lessons 4 All

5.0(2)
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Westfield, MA
John B. says, "I've been taking lessons for over a couple years now from Jim and I am very pleased with his lessons. He has a wealth of knowledge and is able to explain things in a very patient and easy to understand way. Most of all Jim is very personable and makes taking lessons very enjoyable. " Read more
Springfield Conservatory Of Music

Springfield Conservatory Of Music

New on Lessons
122+ years in business
Serves Westfield, MA
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. With seven years of prior teaching experience, I purchased the Springfield Conservatory of Music i...
Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar And Banjo

Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar And Banjo

5.0Exceptional(11)
Top Pro
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Westfield, MA
Keith H. says, "I never thought at the start of this journey that I'd be playing classical music on a mandolin, but often, it really fits, and in general, it's helped to develop a kind of musicianship that I find I can apply to anything else I want to play. Adam is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor about music and music history. He supports a number of group projects (focusing on several different styles including classical, Celtic, and Klezmer) for students, which are an excellent way to learn." Read more
Blue Kazoo Music Productions

Blue Kazoo Music Productions

5.0(1)
Offers online services
26 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Westfield, MA
Binyamin L. says, "The teacher was really experienced,I am very pleased I will continue having lessons." Read more

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 Westfield guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Westfield area.
Elena
J Caban is a talented, motivating, fun and experienced teacher!! My son has been taking guitar lessons with John for about a year now and he has learned so much!! He always looks forward to his lessons! Together, they work on technique, learning chords, putting chords together and creating music!! Not only has my sons confidence in playing guitar increased, so have his skills and his love for playing music!!
J Caban Music
Carlos B.
Jim has quite an extensive and diverse musical background, and more importantly, he really has a passion for teaching guitar. He's very responsive to my questions and his approach is unique compared to other methods out there. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to learn guitar in the rock/metal genres. Rock on \m/
Guitar Lessons 4 All
Wes A.
Adam is a very knowledgeable music teaching, proficient with several instruments. He is patient, and adjust lessons to the student's needs. I had him as a mandolin teacher for seven years and was very happy with his teaching.
Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar and Banjo
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