Find a guitar teacher in Kansas City, MO

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Top 10 guitar teachers in Kansas City, MO

Students agree: these Kansas City guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Devon Joseph Lessons

Devon Joseph Lessons

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Kansas City, MO
Nathan E. says, "he has been teaching me the basics while incorporating in songs that i would like to learn, he is very patient and overall a very cool fella" Read more
Nate Wilson

Nate Wilson

2 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Kansas City, MO
Katie W. says, "Nate has been a great guitar teacher for our son. He's very intentional and comes with a plan, but also takes our son's musical taste and desires in mind. We also love that Nate comes to us for lessons! Nate also went the extra mile in helping us choose a starter guitar. He met us at music stores and gave us great guidance. We highly recommend Nate!" Read more
Travis Barker - 913music

Travis Barker - 913music

New on Lessons
Serves Kansas City, MO
I teach contemporary-focused music lessons for guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, mandolin, music production, and beginner piano! I believe in an individualized approach where students can learn based on their goals and interests instead of just going through a book. Students can also apply their skills with projects like creating song covers, writing original music, or performing live! I've been involved full-time in the music industry since 2019 when I graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Music and have since worked as the Musical Arts Director at a music-based nonprofit program, opened my own small lessons studio, and offered instrument repair

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 Kansas City guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Kansas City area.
J C.
Nate really listens to his students! My kiddos love taking lessons with him, because he's enthusiastic about teaching, knowledgeable, patient, and fun. His lessons keep them engaged and excited about learning. I don't have to push them to practice, they're excited to work on the material, and I can see them grow in confidence from week to week. If you're looking for a great instructor, who honestly cares about the material he's teaching, and knows how to make music fun, look no further. Nate is awesome!
Nate Wilson
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