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Independence Guitar Lessons

Jimmy Dykes Music Instruction

Jimmy Dykes Music Instruction

5.0 10 Reviews
My Name is Jimmy Dykes I have played the Guitar since I saw the Beatles for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show. I have played all over the world with top musicians such as Dr. John,Oleta Adams, Percy Sledge, Isaac Hayes and many more. My students have achieved a wide verity of goals from the cover of the Rolling Stone to playing at their birthday party for family members. What ever your goal I can help you achieve it, with hard work and Practice anything is possible. ... View Profile
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RachelGaither.com

RachelGaither.com

5.0 6 Reviews
I have played and studied music for 30 years, performing internationally and appearing with groups on local and national radio and television, and have had the good fortune to share the stage and even record with some very talented individuals! As for teaching, I've taught hundreds of students over almost 20 years, and over that time, I can say I've learned that what can make or break a student's success is whether or not they enjoy their teacher and the work they are doing. I love helping my students learn to read and play, discover their own love of music, and conquer their fears of performing. I've been described by students as e ... View Profile
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KC Guitar Lessons

KC Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I've been playing guitar in bands and worship teams for over 20 years.  I was an elementary school teacher (3rd & 5th grade) in Iowa for 4 years, and I currently teach part time.  Because of my years of experience mentoring/teaching young adults and adults, teaching guitar to all ages comes easy to me.  It's a joy for me to meet guitar players where they are at and help them meet their guitar goals.  If you are looking for someone who is very knowledgable about the guitar, easy to work with and easy to understand, I'm your guy.  I teach beginning guitar players as well as intermediates.   I can teac ... View Profile
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Language And Music House

Language And Music House

5.0 2 Reviews
At Language and Music House we want to grow minds through the language of music, foreign language, and English language help. We offer music lessons in two tracks, for those who want to love music and those who are more serious and want to go on in music and compete. Foreign Languages we offer French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese. We offer classes for 4 year olds to 104! For English help we offer Dyslexia tutoring, Speech Therapy, and we are the only provider of the Tomatis method in the Mid-West.  ... View Profile
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Murphy Music

Murphy Music

5.0 2 Reviews
As the owner, I teach out of my home studio, build musical instruments and teach a variety of musical styles. Years of playing as a session guitarist in studio and live has taught me how to proficiently play everything from classical guitar with the symphony, heavy metal, rock, reggae, blues, etc. 
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Compass Guitar

Compass Guitar

5.0 1 Review
I train students to play better than just "OK."  I've played and studied for over 25 years, giving lessons and taking them myself.  There are no lessons taken straight from a book; it's based on what a student wants and needs to learn to really play the guitar well.  I offer a free intro lesson to prospective students so that they can see how the process works.
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825 Studios

825 Studios

5.0 1 Review
We train students to become proficient and excel in areas of their passion. Our passion is teaching and we are driven by the love of art. Learn how to be a great instrumentalist, vocalist, actor, or model from experienced and trainned professionals with decades of experience. From local teachers to out of state tutors who have gained worldwide recognition. Take your pick. Learn at your pace or structured classes designed to increase proficiancy. Call today! ... View Profile
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Scott Mize Guitar Lessons

Scott Mize Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I find the students goal and work toward that. I have many guitars and recording gear to aid the process. I've played and recorded with several bands and solo. I enjoy writing and arranging music. My influences are: Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, U2, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan and a host of blues players My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday thru Saturday Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercise ... View Profile
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Scott Welch Guitar Lessons

Scott Welch Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a self taught professional who offers a non-traditional, unique way of teaching that allows me to relate to my students in ways other teachers cant. I've already performed with a couple of national touring acts in my early career. I can help students of all ages and skill levels who want to better themselves in all aspects of guitar playing. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guid ... View Profile
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Aaron Heilman Guitar Lessons

Aaron Heilman Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach to teaching is to give the student a solid foundation to build upon. To reach a point where they can confidently teach themselves. I'll ask you for ten of your favorite artists and build your lessons around those artists' music. I offer an unbiased and encouraging place to learn what you want to learn at your own pace. Reading music is not required but I do encourage it My guitar lessons take place in: I'm located in the heart of Overland Park, KS near 103rd and Metcalf. Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Ja ... View Profile
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Larry Crabtree Guitar Lessons

Larry Crabtree Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: 41 years playing experience (started at age 7). I've played in bands in various settings since at age 11. I feel it important to teach what the student feels would be most motivating to them, besides what I feel would be most important to reach their goals. I think it's important not only to know what or how to play, but also "why". Also I like them to have fun getting there! My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Funky Munky studio in Shawnee, KS 66203 Guitar Techniques: amming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, ... View Profile
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Trace Follett Guitar Lessons

Trace Follett Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: These lessons are customized for you to help better achieve your goals whether you are a complete beginner or a Jedi Master. I love teaching guitar as a career and watching my students progress into fine musicians. Like everything in life, it takes work to succeed, but great thing about guitar is its an awesome journey and WELL worth the effort. Lessons include (depending on student): • Theory, and Reading Music • Ear training • Improvisation • Technique • Songs of Your Choice • Different Styles of Music • Maintenance and Repair • The Business Side of a Music Career ... and much mo ... View Profile
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Steve Asbell Guitar Lessons

Steve Asbell Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach to teaching is very simple and direct. Focus on what the student is interested in learning. I do not give "half-hour" lessons. All lessons are 1 hour minimum. I possess a wealth of teaching aides that I have created over many years. My students are provided with whatever materials they need to achieve their personal goal(s). My studio, "The Jam Room", is fully equipped for the student's maximum convenience. For those who feel that, "Hearing is believing", go to the website link in this profile. My influences are: My musical influences are far too numerous to attempt to list. They range from Mozart to Led Zep ... View Profile
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Joseph English Guitar Lessons

Joseph English Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I currently teach at three Kansas City colleges in the mornings and in the afternoons and evenings I teach Guitar at several music stores. My approach in private lessons is student centered. Whatever the interest of the individual student is what the lesson is about. I have played for weddings and other functions. My influences are: My influences range from Rock to Bach. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: I teach every day except Sunday and I generally teach until 9:00 pm. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Finge ... View Profile
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Becca Kephart Guitar Lessons

Becca Kephart Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am passionate about teaching students what they want to learn and cultivating a lifelong love of music in my students. My influences are: Nancy Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Pass, The Bad Plus, all 90s music My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: all of Johnson County and beyond Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first g ... View Profile
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Bentley Guitar Studios

Bentley Guitar Studios

Our studios have been in business since 1995. Our instructors are experienced full time instructors, most with degrees in music. Their expericence includes several years of teaching as well as performing in local bands, orchestras, and small ensembles. Many of our students go on the perform in notable local bands, school orchestras, and churches. Check out our Instructors & Sales Staff page on our website www.bentleyguitars.com As well as guitar, we teach bass, piano, drums, voice, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, music engineering, theory. ... View Profile
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James C. Wright Guitar Lessons

James C. Wright Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing guitar for 33 years and teaching guitar for 24 years.I have a masters degree in Classical guitar performance M.M. and I also teach and play Jazz,Rock,Blues and Metal styles.My studio is equiped with full sized P.A and recording gear as well as an assortment of amps and guitars.No matter if you're a beginner or an advanced player,I can Make You Better! My influences are: J.S.Bach, Andres Segovia,Django Reinhardt,Jimi Hendrix and Yngvie Malmsteen My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Kansas City School Of Rock and my own stu ... View Profile
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Chris Hudson Guitar Lessons

Chris Hudson Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach all ages, styles and levels. Each student will learn howTo read and play guitar with the correct techniques. I work with each students interests and build a personalized Program around what the student wants to accomplish. My influences are: My main guitar influences are Jimi Hendrix, John Fahey, Jimmy Page, John Williams, Julian Bream, BB King, Pete Townshend, Wes Montgomery and Mississippi John Hurt My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday thru Sunday 12-7pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm gui ... View Profile
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Southland Conservatory Of Music

Southland Conservatory Of Music

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: We want to meet you at your level, fills any gaps you might have if you are not a beginner, and set a path for you success. We stress learning my notation, tab is simply a supplement, and not part of our cirricullum. All teachers us established method books to ensure success.
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School Of Rock Lee's Summit

School Of Rock Lee's Summit

Welcome to School of Rock Lee's Summit, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Lee's Summit’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Lee's Summit has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Lee's Summit full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordin ... View Profile
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Brian Presley Guitar Lessons

Brian Presley Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: You must first have a strong foundation. Begin with Major scales, keys and Major chord construction (triads, inversions, etc.). Then move into alternate scales and chords (minor, 7th, m7, and +9 chords, etc). Then focus on preferred styles. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City) near 75th and Metcalf Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Reco ... View Profile
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Master Guitar School

Master Guitar School

My teaching approach: http://www.masterguitarschool.com/ My influences are: Everything I've ever heard. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday through Thursday, 1:00pm to 10pm CST Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I'll figure out what you already know and start from there. A guitar lesson with me might entail the fo ... View Profile
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Ron Lewerke Guitar Lessons

Ron Lewerke Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I'm a lifelong lead guitarist (having played guitar for 42 years) and songwriter. I toured the midwest from the late-70's to the mid-90's, opened for Foreigner, showcased the Whisky in LA for producer Tom Werman. I've written and recorded several albums' worth of material ranging from metal to new age. Currently doing a solo project. Guitars- Jackson Dinky Reverse; 1976 Gibson Flying V; Alvarez accoustic, no-name bass guitar My approach to music- use what I would teach you to develop your own creative style; to find your own musical niche; to write your own music. And of course, to have FUN! My influences are: Jimi Hend ... View Profile
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Steve Asbell Guitar Lessons

Steve Asbell Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach to teaching is very simple and direct. Focus on what the student is interested in learning. I do not give "half-hour" lessons. All lessons are 1 hour minimum. I possess a wealth of teaching aides that I have created over many years. My students are provided with whatever materials they need to achieve their personal goal(s). My studio, "The Jam Room", is fully equipped for the student's maximum convenience. For those who feel that, "Hearing is believing", go to the website link in this profile. My influences are: My musical influences are far too numerous to attempt to list. They range from Mozart to Led ... View Profile
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Grant Baker Guitar Lessons

Grant Baker Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been teaching students to play guitar for over 5 years now, and have learned how to properly develop a wide variety of students. I teach more than just chords or how to play songs. I teach how those songs are made, and what makes those songs sound the way they do. With this knowledge paired with proper technique, the student can do anything they want with the guitar. They can play in a band, record for clients, become a studio musician, or even become an established teacher. Many other teachers simply teach chords or simply the correct way to play specific songs. At the end of the day, you know how to play those s ... View Profile
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Merq M Guitar Lessons

Merq M Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Educated and toured guitarist former music store manager / composer / live performer who has taught on a college level. Guitar, all styles, basic / intermediate / advanced as well as improvisation. Vocal instruction and preparation. (Learn to sing while you play!) Harmonic theory including music composition. Midi composition and counterpoint. Pro Tools and computer recording 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: Kansas City, Studio in Westport, Mid Town, Kansas City Kansas, Students homes, Independence, Porch. Guitar Tec ... View Profile
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Jared Blankenship Guitar Lessons

Jared Blankenship Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I prefer a flexible approach, building a long-term plan to meet the students' goals. We can build a solid foundation of music theory, jump right into learning cover songs, or do both. I emphasize the expressive, artistic side of musicianship and am completely flexible on supporting a variety of musical styles. I have a PA with mics, two amps and multiple guitars (electric and acoustic). My influences are: The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty drove me to guitar initially, but I have a pretty broad range of influences that include everything from REM and Radiohead to the Dropkick Murphys. I'll help students learn anything t ... View Profile
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Larry Beekman Guitar Lessons

Larry Beekman Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Beginning lessons cover basic guitar playing technique (sitting position, hand position, etc.), music reading, basic chords, strums, and fingerpicking patterns used in popular music, and the fundamentals of music theory. I use my own method, which combines the technique of classical guitar with the sounds of popular music. My influences are: Chet Atkins, Charlie Byrd, Earl Klugh, Guy Van Duser My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Larry Beekman Guitar Studio in the Brookside area of Kansas City, MO Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales a ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons With Zach

Guitar Lessons With Zach

I've had the privelage of working with students ages 7-47 and have been delighted to see varying levels of tangible progress across the spectrum. At the end of the day, your passion for the instrument will be directly reflected in your skills. I was given formal lessons for 2 years before tasking myself with further prospecting my own knowledge on how to improve my playing. This is still something that I encourage my own students to do as it will only enrich our experience in lessons and future jam sessions! As long as you put in the time of practicing I can teach you to be a resourceful player and show you plenty of ways to get the most out ... View Profile
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Nathan Lawrence Guitar Lessons

Nathan Lawrence Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Nathan has a B.A. in Music Education and teaches guitar, piano and voice lessons. He's been playing in rock bands for over 12 years, gleaning guitar nuggets from experts. He’s been playing acoustic guitar for 10 years and electric guitar for 3 years. For several years he coordinated the Discovering the Arts Camp for over 100 middle school students in St. Louis. Nathan specializes in rhythm acoustic, but can also teach electric or bass. Many teachers are talented but not all are great teachers or great role models. You can trust Nathan will be a positive role model for young students. My influences are: Lincoln Brewste ... View Profile
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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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