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Top 10 guitar teachers in Columbia, MO

Students agree: these Columbia guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Caleb Alexander Music

Caleb Alexander Music

Top Pro
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
C. W. says, "Caleb's knowledge of the guitar, teaching insights, and personal approach have helped develop my skills and--even more important-- nurtured my interest at every turn. I can't recommend him more strongly!" Read more
A Major Music Lessons

A Major Music Lessons

Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
Frank K. says, "I've been taking lessons with Stephen for 3 months now and it's been great. Came into it with some playing experience and he's been great at helping fill in gaps and push into areas I probably wouldn't have looked at before. Highly recommended" Read more
Learn Your Favorite Songs

Learn Your Favorite Songs

New on Lessons
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Columbia, MO
I have been giving guitar instruction on and off for 10 years. I have 39 years experience playing. I have studied with jazz guitarist Howard Morgan in New York and more recently with Brandon D'Eon and online classes with Berklee School of Music from Boston. We will learn a song of your choice and I will explain the music theory as it applies to the song
T.C. Williams Guitar Lessons

T.C. Williams Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Columbia, MO
Having been a Professional Guitarist since 1989 and recognized as a Master of Classical Guitar in 2009, all styles and levels of expertise are welcome! Request guitar lessons today and lets get started!

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 Columbia guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Columbia area.
Mary E.
I have been taking guitar lessons from Caleb for nearly 10 years now. Through the years I have learned an extraordinary amount from him, not only enriching my guitar abilities but my music abilities in general. I took in-person lessons from him for a few years, but when he moved to Columbia, we switched to Skype lessons. We have been doing Skype lessons ever since, and it works very well! I would highly recommend lessons from Caleb to anyone who is looking for a guitar teacher, no matter what age!
Caleb Alexander Music
John J.
Excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable, patient and accommodating to my busy schedule. Recommend Caleb highly
A Major Music Lessons
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