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Asheville Guitar Lessons

Tommy Davis Guitar Lessons

Tommy Davis Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I tailor my lessons to the type and style music the student wishes to learn. My current instrument inventory includes an acoustic/electric guitar, acoustic 12 string guitar, Rickenbacker electric bass guitar, and a classical guitar. I have a small recording area for demos, if desired. 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: Hendersonville and surrounding area Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Reading Music, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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The Summit Academy Music

The Summit Academy Music

We teach students of all ages (3+) and abilities from our convenient South Asheville location. What makes us different? We offer Suzuki guitar lessons for young children, and offer classical guitar lessons for all ages, as well as other styles. Students studying rock, folk, or jazz with us can benefit from our expert knowledge in classical guitar studies. When a guitar teacher has comprehensive knowledge of the instrument from a classical perspective, this gives the students a unique advantage in understanding the whole instrument and the music, from inside and out. Here we help our students learn in a way that empowers them. Register for you ... View Profile
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Patrick McDougal Guitar Lessons

Patrick McDougal Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Proven easy teaching mothod anyone can learn.Tab based lessons teach you to learn by ear . I can teach theory as well. I have played music for 35 years my influences range from bill monroe to bb king.. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Michael Ridenour Guitar Lessons

Michael Ridenour Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach classical and electric guitar. I have a Masters of Music degree in Guitar Performance from Appalachian State University. I currently teach music theory and music history at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. I have played in master classes for Christopher Parkening, Anthony Glise, Eliot Fisk, and Elliot Frank. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Hendersonville Studio - 235 Duncan Hill Road; Asheville Studio - 70 Woodfin Place Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales ... View Profile
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Indigo De Souza Guitar Lessons

Indigo De Souza Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Hey there, I'm Indigo. I am a professional singer songwriter, happily dwelling in the mountains of Asheville, NC. I've been working with Echo Mountain studios since I was 14 - learned how to play guitar at 9. I could say a lot of validating facts about my career so far and the things I've done. But, the truth is: I just love kids and love teaching guitar and ukelele. It's maybe the most rewarding thing I can give to the world right now. I am 19 years old, I have a kind heart and I'd love to help your child understand the instrument they feel drawn to. Thank you, Indigo My influences are: Too many All kinds of music My gu ... View Profile
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Integrated Sound

Integrated Sound

My teaching approach: I like to make learning enjoyable, without the intimidation factor. Location: Asheville, NC. 28803. A little south of downtown. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Learning Songs of many different Styles.
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Kevin Ishikawa Guitar Lessons

Kevin Ishikawa Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have played with several bands across Long Island, NY several years ago and have since relocated to Asheville, NC and am now one of two guitarist in The Jarvis Jenkins Band. Fender Stratocaster, Epiphone Dot studio electric and various acoustic guitars, Fender all tube amps. My influences are: Among the many influences are The Allmans, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Hendrix, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter and so many more. 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: my home studio and students home Guitar Techniques: ... View Profile
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Dawn Cook Guitar Lessons

Dawn Cook Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am currently accepting new students of all ages in the Asheville area. Teaching guitar, for me, is more than just music lessons. Because of my background, my ultimate goal is not simply for you or your child to learn how to play an instrument. In addition to my 16 years of music experience, I am also a Ph.D. level psychologist and owned a private practice for 10 years in Atlanta, GA where I specialized in assessing and treating various types of learning disabilities such as ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism. During this time I also toured professionally as a musician, which I continue to do today. My influences are: My influ ... View Profile
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Tony Coccagna Guitar Lessons

Tony Coccagna Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Tony relates to the student and teaches them in a way that builds a love for music and their instrument. My influences are: Everything from Rock-N-Roll to Django Reinhardt. 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: Rutherford, Cleveland and surrounding counties of NC/SC. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equi ... View Profile
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Mike Barnes Guitar Lessons

Mike Barnes Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I studied at University of Maimi Shool of Music, graduate of Musician's Institute in Hollywood Ca. and also have a BA in music from UNCA where I have been on the music faculty since 1995. I have also been on the music faculty at ASU. First I evaluate the student and find out what musical background and experience they have, I also like to know what musical styles they have a affinity for. I like to incorporate the music they love along with musical styles the student my have never been exposed to in order to try to mold them into the most well rounded musician/guitarist they can be. My influences are: Too many and too ... View Profile
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Justin Holt Guitar Lessons

Justin Holt Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I custom tailor lessons to each student's goals and needs, however there is a strong focus on developing reading and music theory skills. 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: At my home or student's home (within a 10 minute drive from downtown Asheville) Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing ... View Profile
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Casey Crowe Guitar Lessons

Casey Crowe Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: i've never taught for pay before, but i've been playing for years. i'm young, so i can relate well to younger students. i have a epiphone explorer, fender amp, and ibanez acoustic, and my musical influences are coheed & cambria, the mars volta, led zeppelin, iron maiden, sufjan stevens, and aphex twin. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: my home in leicester Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle ... View Profile
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Tim Doyle Guitar Lessons

Tim Doyle Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My main goal with each of my students is to guide them in developing the skills and know how so that they might continue a long lasting relationship with the guitar and music. The foundational elements I focus mainly on are technique and theory. From there I help the students develop in the direction and in the style or genre they desire. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, Marc Ribot, Bill Frissell, Leo Kottke, Tommy Emmanuel, Charlie Hunter, 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: Terre Huate Guitar Tech ... View Profile
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Rob Steinhardt Guitar Lessons

Rob Steinhardt Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Please visit my website for details!: http://guitarrobster.blogspot.com/ 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: my home studio in W. Asheville or at student's home within 10-15 minutes from my house Guitar Techniques: Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Lead guitar
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Michael Zimmer Guitar Lessons

Michael Zimmer Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: PLAY GUITAR ALL OVER THE FRET BOARD! FIRST HOUR FREE! For Guitarists of all ages who are beginning, advanced and even for professionals playing by ear, who want to understand the theory behind playing all over the fret board. I am teaching my own eye opening method (book in the works) that will guarantee success in short time if you are willing to learn I am not teaching a particular genre - once you understand my method you may come up with your own! My influences are: Joe Satriani, Beatles, Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Doors, Led Zeppelin, Mozart, Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Jimy Hendrix, Slash, My guit ... View Profile
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Award-Winning Lessons In Piano, Guitar & Voice At Piano Lab, Inc.

Award-Winning Lessons In Piano, Guitar & Voice At Piano Lab, Inc.

Directed by a former professor and concert pianist, this team of teachers is hand-picked not just for their expertise and excellence in music performance, but also their personalities & ability to bring enjoyment and encouragement to each and every student...meeting all students where they are and helping them to establish a firm foundation of proper technique on their instruments, while also fostering a love for all styles of music and procuring favorite songs to encourage greater joy in practice sessions. PianoLabAsheville.com ... View Profile
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Courses & Guides

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
Guitar Lessons

How much do guitar lessons cost?

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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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Asheville Guitar Lessons

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Asheville Guitar Instruction

Steve Newbrough ยท Asheville, NC


What or who inspired you to start teaching?

As a young teen I randomly wandered into this guitar store in a dilapidated building on the main street of my home town. The old man at the back of the store with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth said, "How you doin boy? Go ahead and pick up a guitar and see what you think!" That was an unexpected shock. I picked up an old strat style electric and immediately knew that I now had a life purpose. Without a doubt I knew that I'd play the guitar for the rest of my life. A masters in guitar performance and twenty years later this is what I do for a living.

What do you love most about your job?

As I got more and more into music I found myself sharing music with friends and family. I love hearing an awesome piece of music that gives me goosebumps and I wanted to share that feeling with others. In college I more fully realized my life purpose which is to share music with others, whether that is through recordings, performing, or teaching others to perform and share music as well.

Tell us about your passion for teaching

When I teach I set up lessons so that students experience success at every lesson including the first one. Everyone goes away with a song to play whether they are 4 or 94. More importantly they (or their parents) understand why they are playing that song and why it will help them perform better.

What advice would you give aspiring students?

As you consider whether or not to take lessons in any field I would suggest actually finding a qualified instructor. Initially it will be more expensive but an instructor will guide you on the fastest possible course and diagnose potential problems that could save you years of struggle. As a beginner it is tempting to just watch youtube or download online instruction but those methods don't necessarily correspond with your needs.

I offer a free lesson to everyone who walks in the door but for people who find me through lessons.com I offer 2 free lessons. At these lessons we'll chart out a course of action so that you're able to play the way you want to play very soon!

Good luck on your guitar journey!
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