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Albany Guitar Lessons

Warren Lessons

Warren Lessons

5.0 11 Reviews
FIRST LESSON IS FREE (Let’s see how you like it) Credentials I have been blessed with a gift for teaching music in a way that makes it immediately useable and satisfying for all ages. I have many teen and adult students who often remark how much they enjoy this  learning process  Call or text me at 518-791-6185 and let's talk about what you would like. It really can be a fun and inspiring time. My tireless studies of theory, technique and performance over the past 36 years have enabled me to give lessons to everyone from iconic classic rock guitarists to the kid just starting out and adults finally making the time for themselv ... View Profile
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Harry Pellegrin Classical Guitar Lessons

Harry Pellegrin Classical Guitar Lessons

5.0 9 Reviews
I have been teaching privately for 28 years and currently teach at Union College in Schenectady. My teaching approach: It is my belief that mastery of the instrument and a thorough understanding of music is essential regardless of the style or genre of music one wishes to perform. Yes, I will teach beginners some simple chords so that they can strum a song or two--this affords the new student a sense of accomplishment. However, this is not the main thrust or goal of my teaching method. Please google me. My influences are: John Williams, Julian Bream, Andres Segovia, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher' ... View Profile
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Modern Day Music

Modern Day Music

4.8 6 Reviews
Since 2011 we have helped hundreds of students begin and continue on their musical journey. At Modern Day Music (MDM) the First Lesson Is Always FREE, so you know what you are getting before signing up. We want you to play the music you love, offering private lessons in all popular instruments, as well as voice.  Finding a reliable music teacher that will teach you what you want to learn, the way you learn best, can be difficult. That's why we go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in the Capital Region—so you don't have to! Call us at 518-261-1920. Students at MDM encompass a broad range of styles from Theater to Pop ... View Profile
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518 Guitar

518 Guitar

5.0 4 Reviews
I am an award-winning acoustic and electric blues guitarist with a passion for teaching. I am formally trained, play  classical method, country, blues, rock, metal and even jazz. I have two certificates from the world-reknowned Berklee College of Music - Boston, and I continue to enroll in world-class guitar lessons so I bring the best to my students. I gig regionally and nationally (Memphis, Boston, NYC) and teach. I do NOT use a cookie-cutter approach; I assist each student based on their own desires and goals. ... View Profile
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CATHY WINTER MUSIC & GUITAR LESSONS

CATHY WINTER MUSIC & GUITAR LESSONS

5.0 1 Review
www.cathywinter.com My teaching approach: I love teaching all ages and levels, working with everyone from young children to retirees and everyone in between, whether they are absolute beginners or advanced players. I teach the way I learned, figuring out what kinds of music you'd love to play and how to get there, including the songs you already love, ones you've written, or pieces that expand your repertoire and musical knowledge.. My influences are: go to www.cathywinter.com for more info My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Arranged individually to fit our mutual ... View Profile
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Mike Warren Music Lessons

Mike Warren Music Lessons

Electric/acoustic guitar, bass guitar and song-writing lessons. Can teach the styles of Rock, Pop, Metal, Acoustic, Indie, Blues, Hip Hop and more. Established guitarist/bassist and songwriter with training in music theory, song-writing and music history. Have played in established bands, have played KOA Campground tours, and perform out regularly with in-demand local acts, as well as appearing on albums as a session guitarist and co-songwriter. Previous experience in running rock camps and instructing/directing live performance rehearsals. I believe music is the language we all understand. It can unite people from different backgrounds, op ... View Profile
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Jon Tario Guitar Lessons

Jon Tario Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Lessons are designed around the goals of the student and are highly student driven. Basically, I can help you learn what you want while feeding you meals of what you should know along the way. I am a NYS certified Music Teacher and have my Master's Degree in Music Education. My influences are: The Beatles, Hendrix, Segovia My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning ... View Profile
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Brian Fredericks Guitar Lessons

Brian Fredericks Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a young, new musician and I can teach kids more recent styles of music. I have been playing for over 10 years and have been playing in a major band for 3, so I may teach more than just playing skills, but also writing and for those in bands, stage presence. I am very patient with people's learning abilities, because I am a self-taught musician. My influences are: Modern guitar players and song-writers. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, ... View Profile
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Rob Skane Guitar Lessons

Rob Skane Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching approach is very laid back. I don't micro manage a student during our lessons. I try to keep things fun. I have been a working musician for 20 years and have had the pleasure to tour throughout the United States and Canada. My influences are: There are many, but mostly it'sthe Beatles. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson ... View Profile
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Mike Campese Guitar Lessons

Mike Campese Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach all levels and styles. I'm a GIT honors grad of MI in Hollywood, CA and write lessons for many magazines such as Guitar Player, Guitar World, Premier Guitar etc. I have a lot of experience performing, played with many national acts such as the "Trans-Siberian Orchestra" and has released several Cd's. I help each student become a better guitarist and I have patience. My influences are: many musicians throughout the years. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Mu ... View Profile
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OmniZen Studios

OmniZen Studios

We are a recording studio located in Cohoes, NY that also specializes in providing lesson services that are rooted in the modern music industry practice. We offer lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, voice, saxophone and songwriting. Further, we offer music production and engineering lessons with specializations in Pro Tools and Fruity Loops. We are here to help young artists thrive reach their full potential through practice and persistence with a focus on inner spiritual exploration, while also promoting a positive attitude throughout the local musical community and the universe.  ... View Profile
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Joseph Adee Guitar Lessons

Joseph Adee Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I want my students to have fun while learning. Students can learn songs they want, from their favorite artist. Students will learn the fundamentals of Guitar , Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Mandolin and Voice. I teach ages 5 to 85. All lessons are private. All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. We have a yearly recital. There is no contracts, pay as you go. Call for more info. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, ... View Profile
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Joseph Noval GUitar Lessons

Joseph Noval GUitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I've recently come back from Los Angles, where I was working in a band called The Hills, signed to Stewart Records. Upon returning to New York, my home of 18 years, I have worked on several studio recordings with many bands, as a hired gun, or as a friend. I have also played with several bands. I put an emphasis on developing a personal style, and give my students the tools to get there. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar ... View Profile
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Graham Tichy Guitar Lessons

Graham Tichy Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: For the past six years I have taught roughly 40 students a week, teaching beginning children to experienced adults, covering many styles and skill levels. I encourage proficiency in reading, theory, technique, and ear training in my lessons. These skills are applied to music styles that the student wants to learn. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment ... View Profile
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Michael Ward Guitar Lessons

Michael Ward Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I'm a big believer in fundamentals. I teach students how to read music, theory, ear-training, technique, etc. Students will also learn how to play their favorite songs and play in the style(s) of music they find most interesting. Having a solid foundation in all of these areas will accomplish my personal goal of helping students develop the ability and skills to do whatever it is they would like to with music, whether that is just simply learning their favorite tunes for their own personal enjoyment, or if they have great dreams of one day becoming a professional musician. My influences are: Joe Satriani, Dream Theater, ... View Profile
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Music Lessons By Justin

Music Lessons By Justin

Offering inexpensive lessons across the spectrum of music. Guitar (beginner), bass (beginner and intermediate), and music theory (beginner, intermediate, advanced).Contact me now for inquiries and reservations!
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Learn Guitar In 10 Weeks

Learn Guitar In 10 Weeks

Hey! I'm John Bissonnette.I've been playing guitar for almost 15 years, and teaching for over 10 years. I've helped hundreds of people improve their skills at all levels. I have a new program starting up soon - Learn guitar in 10 weeks.I will give you very specific instructions each week for you to work on each weekBy the end of the 10th week, you'll have played 3 songs - including basic chords, strums, and rock riffs!I look forward to hearing from you, and helping you out with your guitar playing soon! ... View Profile
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JSerrao Guitar Lessons

JSerrao Guitar Lessons

I teach hands on along with theory so that students can quickly grasp the techniques and basics. Someone with a good ear and aptitude for music can strengthen their possible weakness in theory. Practical application of a student's music theory can help them perform/recite better. I teach in a laid-back, fun approach to playing the instrument. I work at the STUDENT'S PACE but give a positive push of motivation when needed.
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Blue Sky Music Studios

Blue Sky Music Studios

Blue Sky Recording / Music Studios is a complete music facility with a full service recording studio, private music lessons, music classes, music camps, instrument rentals and a music store all under one roof.  For over 20 years we've been serving professional musicians, music teachers and students of music in the Capital Region.  All of us here at Blue Sky are happy to have made music our business and enjoy making your musical experience both fun and rewarding! Blue Sky Music is the Capital Region’s premier music lesson facility, offering private music lessons for all ages, levels and styles on most instruments, music therapy ... View Profile
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Charlie Button Guitar Lessons

Charlie Button Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Be yourself and play like nobody else. Online guitar lessons with Charlie Button include customized instruction specifically tailored to YOUR individual needs in the form of guitar technique, music theory, composition, and more to help you achieve your goals. Experience in addition to private lessons: - Peer tutoring in music theory at SCCC - Music teacher's assistant at Oswego Middle School - Assoc. degree in Music Business from SCCC (3.9 GPA) - Bachelor's degree in Music from SUNY Oswego (3.93 GPA) My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, J Dilla, The Beatles, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, The Allman Brothers Band My guitar l ... View Profile
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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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Albany Guitar Lessons

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Don DeBold Music Instruction

Don DeBold · Lake Katrine, NY


About Don

My name is Don DeBold and my love of guitar began on Christmas Day when I was 9 years old and received my first guitar. I first learned the basics and soon began taking Classical Guitar instruction from re-known instructor and performer Ignaccio Vecchio. Years later my interest in other styles would bloom. In my late teens my touring career as Lead Guitarist in various Rock and Metal bands ensued with such bands as Black Rose, the Answer, and Rise throughout the Northeastern, U.S.A.

Years later I became a husband and father and discovered a love of teaching as well as performing. Over the past 20 or so years my performing has been generally as Solo Classical Guitarist for weddings and events(such as the black-tie U.S. Marines Birthday bash in Newburgh, N.Y. … YEAH, BIG BUCKS ! … and everything reasonably local) while having the privilege of sharing my knowledge and guidance with many students.

Because I teach such styles as Classical and Flamenco Guitar(including ABRSM exam prep.), Blues, Rock, Shred, Metal, Jazz, Country, and General Instruction for just having fun for all ages and levels I tailor instruction to my students’ goals, not mine. Though many of my students have gone on to have performing careers many others just wanted to play the guitar for their own enjoyment. The exhilaration I get when a student gets over a hump and suddenly “gets it” with that smile of joy and accomplishment is priceless!

I have been a staff instructor at Imperial Guitar and Soundworks when they were located in Newburgh, N.Y. for 12 years and at the New York School of Music in Walden, N.Y. but would like to focus more at instruction from my home in Lake Katrine, N.Y.

I hope we can have fun with guitar lessons soon. Music instruction should of course be fun as well as for technique practice and theory. After all, despite what many of my peers believe, this shouldn’t be confused with Navy Seals Training !

Yours Truly,

Don DeBold
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