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Find guitar lessons in Santa Fe, NM

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Top 10 guitar teachers in Santa Fe, NM

Students agree: these Santa Fe guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Guitarist Extrordinaire

Guitarist Extrordinaire

5.0(3)
5 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Santa Fe, NM
David M. says, "I have been taking guitar lessons from John for over 2 years now and it has been a greatly rewarding experience for me. John really loves his craft and his enthusiasm is infectious. He is well versed in all types of guitar: folk, jazz, rock and classical (he earned his undergrad degree in classical guitar from U of NM). So, while my interest in playing is primarily classical, he periodically mixes pop and folk tunes in (which I enjoy) played classical style, as well as music theory. I am a mature student and John is really understanding of the interests, strengths and limitations of older students, and balances those with still holding me to high standards. My playing level has advanced greatly under John’s instruction and I cannot recommend him highly enough." Read more
Nelson Denman Music Studio

Nelson Denman Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Santa Fe, NM
I am personal and work closely to enhance the abilities of the student. I love music and enjoy sharing that love with others.
S.O.U.L Sonic Source + The Feminine Force: Voice, Theater, Speech, Dance, Life Coach

S.O.U.L Sonic Source + The Feminine Force: Voice, Theater, Speech, Dance, Life Coach

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves Santa Fe, NM
Mia C. says, "She is a great teacher. Dr. Soul helped me learn to sing in English without an accent. She also prepared me for my Julliard audition." Read more
Dervish Strings

Dervish Strings

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Santa Fe, NM
Observation to the universe of sounds. Antique reminiscence into existence. Guided discipline. Creativity with trascedemtal melodies and waving harmonies.

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 Santa Fe guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Fe area.
Josh F.
John is teaching my 12 year old son who is a beginner. John takes his time and makes sure that my son has a firm understanding of the lesson. He stresses the details down to thumb placement on the guitar. The environment is warm and welcoming in a nice area of town. I strongly recommend him.
Guitarist Extrordinaire
Adrienne P.
Dr. Soul worked with me for 5 weeks on Accent Reduction. I am a native Spanish speaker and learned English at a young age. I teach ESL K-12 in Bernalillo and was concerned about my accent affecting my instruction of my students. I still had didfukty with conjugation and tenses, even as an adult. Since working with her, my English grammar and articulation greatly improved, my pronunciation is perfect and my accent is untraceable if I choose for it to be. I highly recommend her and am grateful for finding her at the University.
S.O.U.L Sonic Source + The Feminine Force: Voice, Theater, Speech, Dance, Life Coach
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