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The Note Factory

The Note Factory

5.0 13 Reviews
My name is Mike Zampi and I teach music instruction via ZOOM and in Columbia and Severna Park MD in Acoustic, Electric, Instrumental, Folk, Open Tunings, Jazz, Lead, Blues, and Rock guitar. During the Covid-19 virus I will be teaching lessons virtually via Zoom only. Please ask me about senior citizen group lesson rates. Retirement is a great time to try something new! 😄 I also teach bass, drums, percussion, steel drums, ukele, vocals, lyric writing, production, engineering, and songwriting.I've been teaching music instruction for 30 years and my goal is turn each student into a musician by reading music, understanding note values, and learn ... View Profile
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Music Lessons With Gio

Music Lessons With Gio

5.0 11 Reviews
Welcome to my lessons page! Trained in classical and jazz, I teach piano and guitar, as well as music theory and composition. I value proper technique, but also encourage musical exercises that require the participation of imagination, because that is where I believe the best music comes from. From a musical family, I've played music for over twenty-two years, classically trained on piano at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, and studied Jazz Piano at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I've played guitar for 15 years, in blues, rock, and flamenco groups, as a solo artist, and also studied jazz on the instrument. I've studied voice wi ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 11 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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Austinteachesmusic.com

Austinteachesmusic.com

5.0 10 Reviews
ONLINE LESSONS only due to health situation - I have a lot of experience setting people up for online lessons, so don't hesitate to inquire! check out my video at austinteachesmusic.com I have a wider perspective and understanding from teaching multiple instruments and styles that allow me to connect the dots with students in unique ways. I love teaching kids, but I specialize in teachings adults. I've been making music since I started piano lessons at 6 years old. I love teaching and have been doing so privately and in classroom settings throughout my career. My wife and are empty nesters of three children but no grandchildren yet... & ... View Profile
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Jim Steed Music

Jim Steed Music

5.0 10 Reviews
The Best In-Home Music Lesson Experience in the DC Metro Area! I Teach Guitar, Vocals, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, and Songwriting and Production....At YOUR Home! I teach students of all ages, but I specialize in teaching kids!
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Notes N' Beats

Notes N' Beats

5.0 7 Reviews
At our music school, we believe that classical methods of teaching best lay a musical foundation for our students giving them a musicianship centered around classical pedagogy while exploring other genres like pop, rock, musical theatre and even Indian music.  During this period of cultural diversity in our society, we also find ourselves to have the unique fortune of bringing excellency in training in the Western, Indian and diverse styles of music, thus training by ear and by notation, to our younger generations. Students of our school actively perform on stages - big and small.  Many of our students take and c ... View Profile
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Ojalvo Guitar Lessons

Ojalvo Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
My lessons offered are flexible yet structured to develope you to become well versed and enhance creativity. I will teach you fundamental concepts that incorporate songs, and music theory while encouraging you to focus on your taste of music. I make learning enjoyable and relaxed by breaking down complex subjects into easy to understand metaphors. There is no pressure in my lessons, I'm only here to help guide you to become your best!
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Hunter O'Neill Music And Language Lessons

Hunter O'Neill Music And Language Lessons

4.8 6 Reviews
I stand out from the competition in one way in that I'm able to answer any questions my student has throughout the week/s betweeen lessons by being only a phone call, text or email away so that they are not stuck on a particular issue preventing them from progressing between lessons. I bring value from my various musical experiences ranging  from being a classically-trained concert pianist, songwriter, and guitarist in a performing band. I'm able to teach my students the basics of their instrument extending to intermediate and more advanced concepts ... View Profile
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Seidenman's Guitar

Seidenman's Guitar

5.0 6 Reviews
I have been performing as a professional classical guitarist for over 30 years. I have at least 15 years of experience teaching guitar, including teaching at Dale Music Co. and Montgomery College Music Department as an adjunct guitar instructor. I am currently on the faculty of the Maryland Music Academy in Columbia, Maryland and B & B Music, Washington, D.C. I started guitar lessons when I was 8 years old, and have studied with a few well known concert guitarists. I have performed in master classes with internationally recognized guitarists, have given solo guitar recitals in several concert halls, as well as performed in international g ... View Profile
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Ottley Music School, Inc.

Ottley Music School, Inc.

5.0 6 Reviews
Ottley Music School (OMS) is a multi-faceted, Better Business Bureau A+ rated business accredited, musical learning institution established in the Washington, D.C. area in 1973. Its motto is "Excellence and Passion in Music Making.   Founder Nevilla E. Ottley has earned B.Mus. (music ed. and piano)., M.A. (music history and organ performance), M.Mus. (choral and orchestral conducting), and has received about a dozen awards for her work in the DMV. A full biography is found at http://www.iamaonline.com/Bio/Nevilla_Eloise_Ottley-Adjahoe.htm . OMS offers private lessons during the COVID-19 time VIRTUALLY Monday through Friday.  We ... View Profile
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Larry Hoffman Music

Larry Hoffman Music

5.0 3 Reviews
I teach all Levels and Styles of folk, blues, and jazz guitar as well as all levels of music theory. My fees are $60 an hour / $35 a half-hour Details of my program: I teach students to understand the instrument --and music --in such a way as to prepare them for whatever styles of music they choose to play. I will teach you how to play and improvise over songs of all styles, as well as how to create your own arrangements of songs that you choose, in any idiom, as well as creating your own songs. SONGS -- students choose the songs that they most want to play, and I coach them as they create individual arrangements. Songwriting and arranging is ... View Profile
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Music Spectrum School For The Arts

Music Spectrum School For The Arts

5.0 2 Reviews
Best value in the highest quality music, art and dance instruction
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Xu Strings

Xu Strings

5.0 1 Review
Guitar: I've been playing guitar since 15, and was playing in bands in front of people three months after that. My specialization is in teaching beginners and CCM-style playing. I have tons of experience with many different church bands, and if that is the focus, I can help you learn to listen and play useful parts for the band as a whole. I've also been a bedroom rocker since I started playing, and can certainly help other players take a journey from pop-punk and classic rock to 80's metal. My focus is on learning songs, and learning to improvise. I do NOT teach how to read lined sheet music. However, I do get into theory. I've had many stud ... View Profile
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The Music Loft

The Music Loft

5.0 1 Review
Founded in 2010 outside the Nation’s Capital, The Music Loft is a premier center of excellence, focusing on music education. As we continue to set the standard for musical study, we are pleased to introduce our Online Academy, which includes extensive offerings for all ages and abilities. Our programs include the following areas of study: Standards of Learning Program The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program WunderKeys™ Adult Lessons Sacred Music Studies Online Classes Whether you’ve been playing an instrument for years or are just getting started, we invite you to become part of our tradition of excellence, either ... View Profile
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Shane's Guitar Lessons

Shane's Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I like to use your favorite music to teach you how it all works! I have taken private guitar lessons since I was fifteen years old, and worked with some amazing instructors. While I attended Shenandoah University's Conservatory of Music, I was fortunate to study with Dr. Glenn Caluda, Rick Whitehead, and John Arnold. I have over twenty years of experience teaching, performing, and recording guitar. I grew up in Hampton Roads, on the peninsula, and have lived here most of my life. I offer lessons at a store location in Williamsburg, online, and by in home appointment.  ... View Profile
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Herndon Guitar Lessons

Herndon Guitar Lessons

4.0 1 Review
 My business stands out because of great prices, great customer service, experience and the use of advanced technology.  I've been teaching students from five years old and up for over 20 years. Many of  The guitarists I've trained are playing professionally now. I have studied music all the way through college and have played professionally for many years.  I am also on the preferred independent guitarist instructor teacher list for the Herndon high school guitar program. I know what it takes to train guitarist to play music and achieve their goals.  Please visit my website. www.herndonguitar lessons.com  ... View Profile
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Guitar With Leo

Guitar With Leo

5.0 1 Review
Here at guitar with Leo we (I) believe any student can learn to play guitar as long as they are motivated! My goal is to help you find the resources that will help you stick with it, learn how to play the music you want to play, and set you up with habits that will help you teach yourself to make music.
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NoVa Guitar Lessons

NoVa Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I specialize in total beginners and "frustrated intermediates" on acoustic guitar. I have developed very sturctured, proven method that teaches the student to establish basics skills, and then build upon them, at their pace. See more at my website: http://novaguitarlessons.com My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Loudoun County Fairfax County Reston VA Herndon VA Sterling VA Leesburg VA Ashburn VA Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Reading Music, Music Theory, Song Writing ... View Profile
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Kwesi Lee Music

Kwesi Lee Music

5.0 1 Review
I am a full time multi-instrumentalist session/touring musician, producer, songwriter, and artist who is classically trained but proficient in many genres including, but not limited to jazz, funk, rock, metal, and pop. I teach piano, guitar, bass, music production, mixing/mastering, songwriting, and more. My teaching style is specific to your level and goals do there is no one size fits all approach. I teach using a mixture of exercises, ear training, music theory, song performance, and improvisation and I believe the most important thing when learning music is being able to internalize what it is that you are playing, whether that be through ... View Profile
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Dan Mack Guitar Lessons

Dan Mack Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I’m a Conservatory-trained guitarist, and I have performed and taught guitar for over 25 years. I teach many styles, including classical, folk, rock blues and more. For beginners, I teach easy notes and chords, basic rhythm, strumming and picking, and how to tune the guitar. Lessons for more advanced students are tailored to their specific needs. All students will use their favorite music as a basis for lessons. I encourage students learn to read standard music notation as well as tabs and chord symbols. I also teach “painless” music theory, using the guitar fingerboard to illustrate concepts. My influe ... View Profile
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Christian Arts Studio

Christian Arts Studio

4.0 1 Review
I am very experienced and can accommodate and customize lessons according to students needs. I fell in love with music at an early age, and was attracted to guitar music at age 15.   Since then, I've been collecting guitars, learning all about the different brands.  I also began to explore different playing styles.   I played electric bass guitar in my first band
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Brian White Guitar Lessons

Brian White Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I find teaching to be the most rewarding field of music. I have been playing bass for 20 years and spent the majority in studio production of the bass. I spent the last 6 years touring trough Europe,Canada. and the United States. My musical background and influences ranga from classical to hard rock with a lot in the middle. I have a vast knowledge of not just music theory,but of the bass guitar. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Fingerpicking, Improvisation, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Dan Lamaestra - One Step Up Studio

Dan Lamaestra - One Step Up Studio

I have played music for my entire adult life, and started on guitar at the age of 16. The US NavyBand is my main job, where I work as a classical and jazz pianist, and occasionally play guitar and bass as required for the job. I have been there for 13 years, and hold the position of presidential support pianist, for the White House and other official VIP functions. I am a student of music history and music theory, and believe every music student should have a well rounded approach to playing music. If you play by ear, I can help you read and understand what you are playing. If you are a reader mainly, I can help you improvise and use you ... View Profile
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Aaron Thaul Piano And Guitar Lessons

Aaron Thaul Piano And Guitar Lessons

I am a piano and guitar player with many years of teaching experience both privately and at Bach 2 Rock Music School in Bethesda. I studied Jazz at Emory University and spent 3 years playing in Jazz Combos there. I love Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Showtunes and I enjoy learning to play new pop songs as well as writing some of my own music. My greatest strengths as a teacher, I'm told, are that I'm fun, easy to get along with and good at simplifying complicated pieces. Looking forward to meeting you and getting started! ... View Profile
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Marcus Webb ONLINE ONLY     Guitar Lessons

Marcus Webb ONLINE ONLY Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Guitarist Marcus Webb is a recognized as a incredibly creative and innovative guitarists and a restless collaborator who is engaged in exploring and extending the boundaries of his instrument. Lessons with me take place ONLINE only via Skype. Topics covered: Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar.  Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: We will review or go over ... View Profile
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Michael Scoglio Guitar Lessons

Michael Scoglio Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Michael Scoglio hails from Washington D.C. with a degree in bass performance from the Catholic University of America. He's had the pleasure of headlining the Luxor in Las Vegas, Disneyland, and the Kennedy Center with various groups and ensembles. He will customize the lesson to your particular musical tastes, and will guarantee that your lesson will be a fun and exciting experience every time. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Sca ... View Profile
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Arena Sound Music Instruction

Arena Sound Music Instruction

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Lessons should be enjoyable and designed around the student's or parent's goals. Description of scholarships or financial assistance : We plan to add a scholarship program. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, HipHop Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar ... View Profile
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Bill Mott Guitar Lessons

Bill Mott Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Very laidback style of teaching. Degreed from University of Maryland. Past instructor at Bill's Music House and Music and Arts. Past students have been accepted into the Berklee College of Music and Peabody Conservatory. My influences are: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltraine, BB King, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughn My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Mike's Music House and at my home studio in Columbia, Maryland Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompanim ... View Profile
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Robert Adams Guitar Lessons

Robert Adams Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I like to ensure that the student has a firm grasp on the guitar's tuning system and how that works out in patterns on the guitar and then based upon the students goals and objectives begin to work out how they want to best express themselves. I own a variety of electric and acoustic guitars; Fender, PRS, Takamine and amps as well Roland, Fender, Line 6, Peavey, Crate. I generally let the students try to find what THEY like and how we can develop the sound they hear in THEIR heads. My influences are: Prince, Jesse Johnson, Jimmy Nolan, Freddie Stone, Leo Nocentelli, Dez Dickerson, Wendy Melvoin,Carlos Santana, Jimi Hend ... View Profile
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Josh Urban Guitar Lessons

Josh Urban Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Hi there! I'm Josh, and I teach guitar for a living. I view myself as an ambassador to music, and want you to love it as much as I do. I truly believe we can all be great artists, or at least have a blast while playing guitar. It's my goal to help you...rock out! All levels are welcome in my studio. I work for you, and I never forget that. In addition to teaching, I play locally as well My influences are: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Brown, Beethoven, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Parker, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Beck My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place ... View Profile
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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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