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Top 10 guitar teachers in Rockville, MD

Students agree: these Rockville guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Rockville, MD
Rick A. says, "Extremely knowledgeable and very patient!" Read more
Ottley Music School, Inc.

Ottley Music School, Inc.

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
51+ years in business
Serves Rockville, MD
Charlotte .. says, " I think Ann started around the holiday season, she’s had about one academic semester of once per week classes. She was still 2 years old when she started at Ottley’s Music School. Now she can find middle C, identify A, B or C anywhere on the keyboard, read notations like piano meaning play softly, fortissimo meaning play loudly, and quarter rest. She has been introduced to half and full notes and rests, but doesn’t yet consistently apply them. She can play simple 3-note sequences with either the left or right hand but sometimes prefers to play all notes with either her thumb or index finger rather than following the assigned fingers for each key. It’s really an extraordinary amount of progress for her age. I’ve been surprised" Read more
Let There Be Rock School

Let There Be Rock School

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Rockville, MD
Performance based music lesson school. Take private lessons or join our performance program and play shows. We offer in person lessons and online virtual lessons. We have been in business since 2010. Watching our students grow musically and achieve the goals they set out to accomplish makes what we do worthwhile.
Seidenman's Guitar

Seidenman's Guitar

5.0Exceptional(8)
32 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Rockville, MD
Connor M. says, "Steve has played a tremendous role in the progress I've made as a guitar player. Lessons with him are enjoyable, rewarding, and low stress. He is a good listener; he pays attention to my playing and my questions, and provides valuable feedback. The work he gives me between lessons is always challenging, but reasonable, keeping me motivated and keeping the momentum going on improving my technique and musicality. He plays beautifully and seems to genuinely enjoy discussing all things related to music and the guitar." Read more
John Ticktin

John Ticktin

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Rockville, MD
Ben L. says, "Blues isn't something you "learn," but must "experience." Of all forms of music - rock, pop, folks, jazz - blues requires more musical "phrasing" and self-awareness. It's part of you, the musician, not something that is independent of you. I mention this because John embodies the genuine Blues. If you want to learn guitar and the Blues, John can do (like so many other teacher)... but what distinguishes John is he will guide your inner musicianship to externally manifest - for me, through my guitar. In short, John is better than advertised and highly recommend him for anyone who seeks music to be part of his/her life." Read more
Lessons With Ian Otto

Lessons With Ian Otto

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Rockville, MD
Sam D. says, " Ian Otto is a very organized and disciplined teacher. I had been playing and taking lessons for years before working with him, and he was able to help me reframe my existing knowledge and learn new approaches to become a better guitar player. I would highly recommend working with Ian." Read more
Brian White Guitar Lessons

Brian White Guitar Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Rockville, MD
Randy S. says, "This guitar guru can teach you anything. Im 64, never played the guitar but always wanted to. Brian has you playing a song on the first lesson and from there it just gets better. and just keeps getting better, and better. I was told Brian White is an incredible teacher. He is. Period, hats off my brother " Read more
Robert Gailey Music Instruction

Robert Gailey Music Instruction

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Rockville, MD
My name is Robert Gailey and I have been teaching private music lessons for over 10 years. I majored in Jazz Performance at the University of Utah and co-founded Utah Jam Bands (utahjambands.com). I teach students at all levels and all ages in both guitar and piano. I provide the flexibilit of teaching virtual or in-person lessons in my studio or in the comfort of your home. My music instruction combines both music theory and songs of your choosing to foster a fun environment of learning. Check out my website for more information and contact information: www.robertgaileymusic.com
David Nassau

David Nassau

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Rockville, MD
Are you or your children interested in learning music, guitar or even how to write a song? Then look no further. My name is David Nassau. I have played guitar and drums for 10 years, am an experienced musician and have written over 60 songs. I have also played in many countries. Music has been my passion, writing songs is the best therapy and I’m ready to pass this knowledge to you at a good price. My lessons plans are adjustable according to the student’s needs and skill level. I have taught from young beginners as well as adults who are picking up their instrument again. In my songwriting classes, I encourage my students to analyse exis
Umair Iqbal

Umair Iqbal

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Rockville, MD
Hi, my name is Umair and I've been playing guitars for good 16 years now. I've played many local stages and have worked with great musicians internationally and around DMV. well as of teaching any art, I believe in observing the interest of my clients musically. For example, the bands, songs and musical pieces, solo artists you like and then try to guide them to their goals according to their pace of learning. I believe that every individual learns differently and I try to make the learning joyful for my clients as compare to teach them more theoretically. I think if you consider my facilities, I would try more you to be able to express y

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 Rockville guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Rockville area.
Jim M.
I have been working with Ron for over 10 years. He is a great teacher and I have improved my skills in all areas. Ron is great to work with with vast knowledge and skills. He has the ability to help you understand even the most difficult skills and styles.
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons
Laura M.
The Ottley Music School has been instrumental in helping my daughter learn to read music and perform appropriate but challenging pieces. The teachers encourage each child to reach their potential while providing top notch instruction. We are happy with the quality of instruction and performance opportunities our child has received at Ottley Music School.
Ottley Music School, Inc.
Lasha S.
Quick response time. Very professional, offered a lot of options
Seidenman's Guitar
Martin P.
Ian offers a personalized experience and is genuinely enthusiastic about getting to know his students and understanding what they hope to achieve. He allocates lesson time efficiently; Never dwindling too long on a simple concept, but more than willing to slow things down to ensure clear understanding and proper technique. Ian is knowledgeable, approachable, encouraging, and supportive. I have learned a great deal in a relatively short time.
Lessons with Ian Otto
Tara L.
My son has been enrolled in guitar classes at Bones Jones Music for the past 8 years. Billy is an incredible teacher who creates a fun, welcoming community for music lovers who want to learn the guitar. My son's taste in music has changed over the years and Billy always meets him where he is and keeps him inspired to continue on the guitar, from acoustic singer/songwriter stuff all the way to technically challenging metal on electric guitar. Billy is clearly investing in the students at Bones Jones Music and truly helps everyone make meaningful progress.
Bones Jones Music
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