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Top 10 guitar teachers in Albany, NY

Students agree: these Albany guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Warren Lessons

Warren Lessons

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
George Y. says, "Great teachers. The Music Camps are a great and a very positive experience." Read more
Liam Davis

Liam Davis

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
Hi! My name is Liam. I’m an advanced drummer, guitarist, and pianist. I have training in Jazz, Classical, Rock, and Contemporary music. Since graduating The College of Saint Rose with a degree in Music Industry, I’ve played guitar and sang in multiple bands (currently Ten Most Wanted and Silver Arrow Band) that gig all over the capital region. I’ve been teaching private lessons since high school (I’m currently 26) and have taught students of all ages. I find that my proficiency on multiple instruments in numerous genres makes it easy and fun to teach students of all interests!
Beginner, Intermediate And Advanced Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Beginner, Intermediate And Advanced Acoustic Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
Thomas G. says, "Great teacher. Great personality. Would definitely recommend. " Read more
Guitar Lessons 4 All

Guitar Lessons 4 All

5.0(2)
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
John B. says, "I've been taking lessons for over a couple years now from Jim and I am very pleased with his lessons. He has a wealth of knowledge and is able to explain things in a very patient and easy to understand way. Most of all Jim is very personable and makes taking lessons very enjoyable. " Read more
Peak Music

Peak Music

5.0(3)
6+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
Chuck V. says, "Give these lessons a try! I've improved so much after coming here. They really do deliver the guitar playing goods. I've increased my speed, knowledge of the fretboard, and overall ability to express myself through my music." Read more
Hilton Music Center

Hilton Music Center

New on Lessons
61+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
Founded in 1963, Hilton Music Center is a third-generation family business serving Albany, New York and the surrounding areas. Known as the original name in the Capital Region's music scene, Hilton Music Center offers a vast range of new and used musical instruments and accessories. They also provide expert repairs and a renowned private lessons program, the Hilton School of Music, which caters to all ages and skill levels. The company emphasizes its commitment to hand-picked, top professional teachers and a welcoming environment for aspiring musicians.
Albany Rock Pit

Albany Rock Pit

New on Lessons
Serves Albany, NY
Albany Rock Pit, located in Albany, New York, and serving the surrounding areas, is an esteemed establishment offering music lessons to all age groups. The company is well-known for their performance groups for children aged 5-17, including a specialized group for ages 5-7. Additionally, they offer comprehensive adult programs. Albany Rock Pit is committed to fostering a love of music in their community.
Anthony's Songwriting And Audio Production Lessons

Anthony's Songwriting And Audio Production Lessons

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
Hi, I'm Anthony! I'm an award-winning singer-songwriter/producer (LVMAs 2018), written and recorded with artists such as Scott Hoying from Pentatonix, scored music for full-length award-winning documentaries such as "This is Norman" and currently working as a copyist (musical transcription) for a full-length comedy musical written by Scott Hoying, Brad Silnutzer, Joey Orton and Petro AP (poducer for One Direction). I've also produced and engineered multiple albums including my own - "Rivers" under the Moniker AGE of the BEAR - an acoustic indie-folk solo project. I also create R&B music under the moniker Page 1, and between both projects, ha...
Todd Goldfinger Bass Lessons

Todd Goldfinger Bass Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
I bring my years of experience performing around the world and teaching bass to work for you! I love teaching people how to play music
Michelangelo Lessons

Michelangelo Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Albany, NY
I love seeing my students apply what they have learned with me. It's when they get that "a-ha" moment that I know I've made a difference. I've been given the gift of teaching and have applied it in several areas to help students overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

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 Albany guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Albany area.
Randy J.
Not only are they are extremely knowledgeable and talented musicians, but the are great teachers. My lessons always provide a challenge, yet I feel I am always progressing. It helps my confidence even when I’m struggling with something new…that’s their teaching skills working with me and for me. If you want to learn or improve on playing an instrument, go to Warren Music
Warren Lessons
John
Maurizio taught my 12-year-old daughter more in a few lessons than she learned in 8 months with her former instructor. His approach is practical and intuitive, but most of all it is fun. I would recommend his lessons without reservation.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Carlos B.
Jim has quite an extensive and diverse musical background, and more importantly, he really has a passion for teaching guitar. He's very responsive to my questions and his approach is unique compared to other methods out there. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to learn guitar in the rock/metal genres. Rock on \m/
Guitar Lessons 4 All
Mike V.
These guys are great! I've played professionally and came to Peak to help me break some bad habits so I could improve my speed. Now I play faster than ever before, and replaced some of those bad habits I learned through the years.
Peak Music
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