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Triumph Music Academy

Triumph Music Academy

5.0 7 Reviews
Triumph is West Michigan's highest rated music school! The Academy is the foremost leader in cutting edge extracurricular music education; starting the first year round rock band program in Grand Rapids, facilitating lessons in electronic music, and offering a recording program through Grand Rapids' most professional rcording studio - to name a few. No other school in the area offers mentorship under respected professional performers and composers like the staff at Triumph.  ... View Profile
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Mike Grammes Music Lessons

Mike Grammes Music Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
I believe the best teachers are those who are able to understand the aspirations of their students and are able to give them the info and methods to acquire their dreams. I try to set student specific goals and learning paths to give them what they need. I view music as a form of communication like other languages. To be literate with a language, one must be able to understand it when they hear it, be able to say their own thoughts, be able to read written language, and write their own thoughts. I believe all of these skills are important when someone is learning music to be well rounded and literate. That's not to say "everything" must be kn ... View Profile
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Southtown Guitar

Southtown Guitar

5.0 4 Reviews
My teaching approach: I have a B.A. in Music from Wheaton College, where I studied jazz and classical guitar. In 2011 I started Southtown Guitar, a music store where we teach guitar, bass, piano and drums and sell and repair all kinds of equipment. We customize our lessons to the interests and ability of each student. With most students we explore note reading, music theory and learning popular songs that they are interested in. My influences are: I have a lot of them but especially Paul Simon, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Wilco. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: We ... View Profile
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Firehouse Guitars

Firehouse Guitars

5.0 2 Reviews
Our goal through music lessons is to get you excited about playing music and help you become proficient at your instrument.  Firehouse Guitars has over 15 instructors on staff and has maintained over 100 students weekly for many years.  We find continued success by employing qualified teachers who love music and want to see their students succeed.  All of our lessons are done right here at the store.  Our lesson program is at the forefront of what we stand for here at Firehouse Guitars.  We want to help the next generation learn how to play their instrument, and help provide them with the best quality instrument ... View Profile
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Mr. Chen's Music Lessons

Mr. Chen's Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Hello!  My name is Mr. Chen Flakes and I am a professional music educator.  I specialize in a variety of instruments ranging from piano to Pro Tools composition.  I own and operate my own recording studio out of Grand Rapids, MI.  I am a veteran in the music industry with 10 years as an award-winning salesperson at Guitar Center to engineering Grammy artists.  I will cater my lessons towards your personal goals.  I am not a one-size fits all teacher.  Please let me know what you're looking to achieve.  I look forward to working with you. ... View Profile
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Mike Dodge Guitar Lessons

Mike Dodge Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach Advanced and Intermediate students. I have 25+ years teaching experience, have taught privately, for music stores, in classrooms, etc... Along with 30+ years playing experience. I am very fluent in many styles, as well as able to teach them. From Rock, Metal, Country, Jazz, Modal, Blues, Raga, Fusion, Basic to Advanced Music Theory/Advanced Techniques, Advanced Fretboard knowledge, etc.. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Advanced and Intermediate lesson for students in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, etc... Guitar Technique ... View Profile
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Michael Sanchez Guitar Lessons

Michael Sanchez Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Grand Rapids Lessons is dedicated to finding guitar teachers for students in the Grand Rapids Area! Whatever your age or ability level, Grand Rapids Guitar Lessons is your source to getting matched with the perfect teacher! My influences are: Classical Guitar, Modern Guitar 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: Grand Rapids Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, ... View Profile
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Scott Wood Guitar Lessons

Scott Wood Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Most guitarists spend several years falling over themselves on their guitar until eventually something clicks and they finally break the learning barrier that keeps them from seeing the logic of the guitar's fretboard. Still more never break this barrier altogether. This is primarily due to the lack of good teaching. At any skill level, all guitarist' know there is no limit when it comes to improving their playing ability. With both education an over 30 years playing experience, 20 years of teaching experience, I use college based core curriculum publications as the basis for all my lessons, and then teach my students ho ... View Profile
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Chris Lidstone Guitar Lessons

Chris Lidstone Guitar Lessons

Chris Lidstone has been playing guitar for over 18 years including 14 years of live performance experience in various bands. He has toured extensively throuought the United States, Canada, and Australia. He aquired a Degree in Recording Engineering at McNally Smith College of music where he continued his studies in music theory and guitar. He is influenced by a wide variety of music including Folk, Rock, Blues, Punk, Pop, Grunge, Metal and Classical.  Whether you have just picked up your instrument for the first time or are looking to fine tune your skills, Chris will guide you with the necessary skills you need to reach your own persona ... View Profile
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Randy Holt Guitar Lessons

Randy Holt Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: It is my goal to teach each individual student music theory and music history as well as provide many exercises in the proper uses of technique on the guitar, bass, or ukulele. Students of music should experience music in their lives, explore the unique language that comprises music, and learn to express themselves through the many sounds that reverberate throughout their life. I will endeavor to help every student become the musician they dream of being. My influences are: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Ynwie Malmsteen, Pantera, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Arch Enemy, Emperor, and Tourniquet. ... View Profile
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Grand River Music

Grand River Music

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: After each lesson, we send an email describing exactly what was taught, effectively bringing the parent into the lesson room by explaining what was covered during each lesson. Our academically trained instructors are also available via phone or email throughout the week to answer any questions. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Ethnic Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar Guitar Te ... View Profile
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Steve Pinckney Guitar Lessons

Steve Pinckney Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I can teach you to play around the campfire, at church, in a band, all the way to a career in professional music. Learn music from rock to classical, blues to heavy metal in the styles of artists like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Doc Watson, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Muse, Wes Montgomery, Muddy Waters, Led Zepplin and more. Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele lessons also available. My influences are: Beatles,Wes Montgomery,Chet Atkins,Eric Clapton,BB king, Jimi,John Renborn...many,many..and having often played with Chuck Berry I'm a big fan of the blues and rootg rock n roll..but I really love nirvana and muse My guitar les ... View Profile
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Tab Wakley Guitar Lessons

Tab Wakley Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Every lesson is different. I teach what you want to learn or what you need to learn to reach a specific goal. Wether it be songs theory technique or reading sheet music the student holds the reins. I won't waste your time ranting, showing off my skills or playing my guitar My influences are: I love old blues and classic rock. I also like folk,country, bluegrass, alternative, indie, jazz, classical, basically anything but rap althoughI have helped students learn JZ Lill Wayne and other r&b artists. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the foll ... View Profile
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Academy Of Music In Grand Rapids

Academy Of Music In Grand Rapids

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: The Academy of Music (formerly Music Moves for Children LLC) has been serving the local Grand Rapids community since 2001. The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids is a place where music and its inherent possibilities are offered to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. We focus on music instruction and offer a convenient and professional environment in which students listen, learn, create, play and perform. Academic Oppotunities: theory, music reading, rhythm, harmony, composition/songwriting, recitals/performance, group less ... View Profile
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Lessons With Jared

Lessons With Jared

I'm a Berklee Graduate with a major Professional Music for the Guitar. I've completed 6 semesters of extensive proficiency for the guitar. It has put me in a position in which I can navigate the fretboard freely using Scales, apreggios, chords and more. I have been able to use these abilities to help me learn and write songs. 
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The Rock Guitar And Music Studio

The Rock Guitar And Music Studio

Welcome!  I am truly happy that you are making the first step in transforming your guitar playing and becoming the best musician that you can be.Making the decision to take guitar lessons is a big step.  Taking guitar lessons from the right instructor that can guide, teach and train you how to play the way the way you want is the key to turning it into a valuable investment of your time, effort and money.I want you to know that learning can and should be fun.  If you are just starting out or your past learning experiences have left you unhappy, this is a new beginning for you.  Learning guitar takes some commitment, work a ... 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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