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Top 10 guitar teachers in Grand Rapids, MI

Students agree: these Grand Rapids guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Vegh Studio

Vegh Studio

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Tommy B. says, "Ryan is a caring and patient person as a guitar teacher . I have learned a lot in just 4 weeks . I highly recommend Ryan . ~Tommy Brann" Read more
Carsten Forester Music

Carsten Forester Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
My approach to teaching is based giving students the skills they need to make music a part of their life and not just something they do alone in their house. I teach every student how to play with other people, improvise and make their own music from the first lesson. I primarily teach Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk and Country but I also incorporate some Classical and Jazz for students who are interested. I also offer opportunities to play with other people through jams and ensembles with people of similar skill levels. This is a newer part of what I do but I am very excited about the future of this as it will help my students put the skills they l...
Steve Holsinger Music

Steve Holsinger Music

5.0Exceptional(7)
5 hires on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Bob E. says, "First of all, if you are looking for a guitar teacher who really knows the instrument both theoretically as well as practically, then I assure you that Steve is that. He has helped me enormously in my journey to become an actual musician. In addition to being knowledgable, he is supportive of my efforts and never makes me feel small or less then. If you decide to work with Steve you can expect that he can accurately assess where you are musically and help you move forward toward your musical goals. Sincerely Bob Eardley student of Steve Holsinger" Read more
Firehouse Guitars

Firehouse Guitars

5.0(4)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
David B. says, "I was anxious / nervous prior to my first lesson and my music teacher Ricky made me feel comfortable and at ease. By the end of my first lesson I thought "yes I can really be able to do this."" Read more
Triumph Music Academy

Triumph Music Academy

5.0Exceptional(7)
Top Pro
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Thomas W. says, "I love the instructors at Triumph. James has a wealth of knowledge and keeps things interesting. I have played for 40 years and still find I have lots to learn. " Read more
Jackson Guitar School

Jackson Guitar School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Josh W. says, "We worked on technique and writing music and I really learned a lot! " Read more
Hawks And Owls String Band

Hawks And Owls String Band

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
55+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Bruce Ling, one of Michigan's finest musical treasures, is a River-side mystic, eloquent storyteller and passionate caretaker of America's collection of traditional music. Raised in a multi-faceted musical family, Bruce found his calling at the ripe age of eight, earning his first $5 playing in a garage on Chicago’s South Side for a birthday party. He grew up learning from many older musicians, and became the recipient of a vast amount of “Oral Tradition”: songs and stories passed on from older to younger generations. He has since honed an extraordinary repertoire of traditional string-band tunes from near and far. He plays with equal flair ...
Alexander Guitar Method

Alexander Guitar Method

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Janet H. says, "Has a great way of keeping it interesting, challenging and fun. My son is now enrolled with Bill and loves learning on his guitar." Read more
Mr. Chen's Music Lessons

Mr. Chen's Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Zach B. says, "As an instructor, Chris is very knowledgeable when it comes to technique and theory. He is exceptional at explaining the why's and the how's thoroughly, and his patience for beginners is unmatched. Specifically, I have learned many vocal warmups and exercises over the past few years that have noticeably expanded my range and helped to mitigate vocal strain. Notes I thought were impossible to conquer have been reached through his encouragement and persistence to push forward through continued practice. In addition to vocals, I've become more dexterous on the guitar, learning scales and warmups I'd previously been unfamiliar with, as well as increasing my speed and precision. This is in large part to his insistence on familiarizing myself with and solely practicing to a click track, which helps speed up time in the studio, thereby saving my engineer time and myself money. If you're willing to practice and dedicate yourself to becoming a better musician, Chris will go at pace your comfortable with, while at the same time, pushing you further and further toward your goals." Read more
Mani’s Mandolin/guitar Lessons

Mani’s Mandolin/guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Grand Rapids, MI
Specialize in bluegrass and folk music but truly enjoy playing all The excitement you get when learning new music is one of the best feelings, the feeling you get when you are aloud to play that music for other people is untouchable

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 Grand Rapids guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Grand Rapids area.
Greg J.
Ryan is an excellent teacher ! He will bring the best out of his student with patience and professionalism. I highly recommend him for yourself or child. Greg j.
Vegh Studio
Bob E.
starts with where do you want to go and what do you need to learn to get there. Steve is kind and a good listener. I also really appreciate the fact that he knows his subject and can effectively explain the material.
Steve Holsinger Music
Sylvia A.
They were patient and answered all my questions
Firehouse Guitars
Jerry S.
We have been with Triumph Music a little over 2 years and have had the best experience imaginable. We have had my daughter taking piano and drums lessons in that time and she has excelled more than we could have imagined, I have also been taking guitar lessons with James and have had a great experience. My daughter has also been playing in one of the bands that the director James Hughes has put together, they have played numerous great gigs in that time and absolutely loves it. I cannot say enough about the staff that James has put together to ensure the best direction for their students. They are very compassionate about the music they teach the students. James does an excellent job and goes above and beyond to ensure his staff and the students excel. I recommend Triumph to anyone wanting to learn a musical talent.
Triumph Music Academy
Janine Q.
Bill is very patient and will go over things as many times as it takes for me to understand and reach the desired goal. I can tell he enjoys teaching and that helps to keep me engaged and excited about my progress.
Alexander Guitar Method
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