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Find guitar lessons in Jersey City, NJ

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Top 10 guitar teachers in Jersey City, NJ

Students agree: these Jersey City guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The River Music Lessons

The River Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Sarah J. says, "Sebastian is an amazing teacher, I highly recommend learning from him. He takes the time to meet you where you are and is very patient with new students. Sebastian is extremely talented and I am excited to continue lessons with him!!" Read more
Will Reyes Music Lessons

Will Reyes Music Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Bob C. says, "Will has all the attributes of a great teacher. He is knowledgeable, patient and passionate about music. I look forward to the lessons. I always feel like I’m getting better. I take guitar lessons, but Will plays about 6 instruments in total and I think his musical acumen brings and added intangible to the lessons." Read more
Performing Arts Conservatory Of New York

Performing Arts Conservatory Of New York

5.0(1)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Dr. L. says, "The staff is comprised of dedicated teachers with a vision that promotes student musical development, as well as a sense of community. " Read more
Easy Guitar Lessons

Easy Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Jersey City, NJ
The main objective of the Private Customized Lessons, at all levels, is to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere which will encourage the student to realize his / her Full Potential. My Teaching Method is simple - through your instrument of choice, you will learn how music is constructed and applied. Along with this, various Techniques will be learnt that are able to be utilized in any style. You will build skills in Improvising, Rhythm, Melody, Dexterity and more, which will give you freedom to create and / or play anything. Basically, learn and understand all the rules then feel free to break them. Songwriters are welcome to come and thrash out...
Michael Hilgendorf

Michael Hilgendorf

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Hello all! Thank you for your interest in studying with me. I am a conservatory trained jazz guitarist currently residing in NYC, where I perform regularly as a sideman in the city's jazz scene, as well as in the pop/rock scene. Education is one of the most beautiful and essential components of being a well-rounded musician: It is our duty as musicians to take the skills we've developed and pass them on to the next generation, supporting them and giving them the courage to develop themselves, no matter what level. Because of this passion, I always carve out time to take on students of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds! Here are some
Dylan DiLella Guitar Lessons

Dylan DiLella Guitar Lessons

5.0(2)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Jennie F. says, "I had never touched a guitar in my life before. So I was an absolute beginner. I am so glad that I found Dylan as my first teacher. He was friendly and patient, also with robust knowledge. We started learning lessons in early March. He walked me through every fundamental stuff and basic knowledge of music theory. I started from scratch then I'm able to read the music sheet and play a couple of songs that I like by myself right now. Every week he showed up on time. And he helped me extract sheet music from YouTube music videos. Dylan's lessons really helped me progress quite well with my beginner level. I would say I could have spent much much more time to achieve where I am without him. I wanna thank Dylan for being inspiring and encouraging on my guitar learning pathway. I would recommend Dylan to anyone who wants to play guitar regardless of age or skill level." Read more
Mike G. Lessons

Mike G. Lessons

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Cari R. says, "Starting out as an adult beginner guitar player, Mike made it easy for me to learn how to play the songs I love. That made it more enjoyable to practice. Over the years, my ability improved enough for me to play with my Praise Band at church. I highly recommend Mike as a superb Guitar instructor. " Read more
Davey T

Davey T

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Real musician with experience in learning to read understand various forms of music pertaining to melody, harmony ,theory and technique

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 Jersey City guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Jersey City area.
Marty O.
Patient. Carefully explains and suggests ways to improve. Always easily accessible.
Will Reyes Music Lessons
Karan G.
I have taken 3 lessons with Dylan so far and I am really enjoying them. He is very good at picking up on what level I am at and how to push me without being harsh. He makes sure I am playing correctly before moving on and gives good practice exercises. It's a lot of fun to learn with Dylan and he takes the time to really look and listen to me playing and provide feedback which is the whole point of one on one lessons. He is very knowledgeable about music and very humble. He handwrites the tabs for lessons which is totally awesome. Looking forward to keep learning from him.
Dylan DiLella Guitar Lessons
Matt S.
My son has taken lessons with a few other instructors, but they cannot compare with Mike. Mike is professional, always on time, a great communicator, and he really engages with my son. He plays music that is relevant, and Mike is patient and makes the most of the time. My son looks forward to each week with Mike, and we could not be happier with Mike as an instructor. We highly recommend Mike, if you are looking for someone.
Mike G. Lessons
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