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Top 10 guitar teachers in Raleigh, NC

Students agree: these Raleigh guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
OverTone Music

OverTone Music

5.0Exceptional(6)
7 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Brian P. says, "I taught myself how to play guitar for over a year, until I reached a point where I needed a teacher to increase my abilities. Chris from Overtone Music has been a phenomenal guitar teacher. He corrected my bad habits, and moved my guitar playing abilities well beyond where I thought I’d ever get. I feel like I’m an actual guitarist! His song choices are hand picked to develop specific skills and is able to adapt to personal preferences. He provides excellent nuggets of information throughout each lesson that help increase playing abilities and encourages you to push yourself. He adds the right amount of guitar theory too. I highly recommend contacting Chris at Overtone Music if you want to learn or increase your guitar skills! 5/5 stars!" Read more
Raleigh Guitar School

Raleigh Guitar School

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Guitar School offers the finest in private guitar instruction, SKYPE Lessons, group lessons, student performances and clinics. I am passionate about teaching students of all ages and experience levels. I use the latest technology and 30 years of experience to prepare students to become the best musicians they can be. I am a professional instructor/guitar clinician/touring musician/band leader for 30 years.
SnakkDaddy Productions

SnakkDaddy Productions

5.0(4)
6 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Mark says, "I've been working with Jay for 5+ years. He does a great job blending guitar theory with playing songs that you want to play. He adjusts his techniques and teaching methods based on where you are at in your skills and understanding." Read more

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 Raleigh guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Raleigh area.
Xavier O.
OverTone Music's Chris Bodall is a fantastic teacher, Ive been seeing Chris for many years for guitar lessons, sound engineering and recording. As a teacher he is very intuitive at keeping the pace with me. If I need help in a certain section he slows down and teaches in a way I can understand. On the flip side, if he sees something is a bit too easy for me he'll add challenging flairs to the piece of mudic we are playing. 10/10 satisfaction!
OverTone Music
Siang L.
My 9 years old son loves to learn guitar from Jay. He gives us tips to look for electric guitar when we are looking for one. I will recommend him to whoever wants to learn guitar
SnakkDaddy Productions
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