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Top 10 guitar teachers in Buffalo, NY

Students agree: these Buffalo guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Encore Experience, LLC

Encore Experience, LLC

5.0(4)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Cat Z. says, "Made it easy to find the perfect coach for me!" Read more
Lucas Bastos

Lucas Bastos

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Buffalo, NY
I’m a Music Education major at Buffalo State University. Currently transitioning to my third year, I have gained multitudes of experience with providing private instruction to young students; I can also work with older students. My passion for music has been longstanding, I began learning the violin at age 9, and guitar at age 12. With multiple years of experience at each instrument, I provide quality lessons that are tailored to each individual. I am always open to learn more from each experience, and cannot wait to teach each student on their musical journey!
Musicians Performance Academy

Musicians Performance Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Buffalo, NY
Musicians Performance Academy is owned by Max Kilijanski, a Colombian born, Buffalo NY raised multi-instrumentalist who has been teaching music since 2013. Max has a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production with a minor in Music and Society- Global Studies from Berklee College of Music (2020). He currently teaches Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, and Vocals both in person at his home studio and online over Zoom. His life passion has always been music, starting guitar at age 6, and with his experience of learning 9 instruments, graduating from a globally renowned music school, and being a musician for over 20 years, he has all the tools to ma
Andrew Flory Guitar

Andrew Flory Guitar

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
Serves Buffalo, NY
Brett M. says, "In a short amount of time Andrew has improved all areas of my playing. With his instruction my technique has become significantly better which has allowed me to play more complicated music. I have also learned a lot from his in depth knowledge of music theory and aptitude for teaching it. I'm excited to see where I can go long term with his instruction. He's always on time and communicative outside of lessons. His lesson planning and enthusiasm for teaching will help you achieve your music goals." Read more
Guitar Lessons By Robert Luterek

Guitar Lessons By Robert Luterek

New on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
"My Name is Bob Luterek and I'm half of the Lewis and Klark Guitar Duo. I've developed a lesson plan that I wish was around when I was first starting out. I call it The Lewis Guitar Method and I'd like to share with you the methods and techniques that I've learned and developed over the years," As a teacher I will develop a comprehensive individual lesson plan based on your individual goals and abilities. "Grab your guitar and let get started." Contact me for more information
The Guitar Factory

The Guitar Factory

New on Lessons
Serves Buffalo, NY
If you're looking to broaden your musical horizons or hone your skills, look no further than TGF! We offer everything you need to make the most of your lesson experience. From locally renowned instructors, to flexible scheduling, alongside events, classes, and performances for students of all ages, all in a friendly, relaxed environment. There's nowhere better to find your inner rockstar! We have taught thousands of students and we take great pleasure in being a part of their life long journey in music...
Muhammad School Of Music

Muhammad School Of Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Muhammad School of Music, located in Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas, has a reputable history of over 25 years in teaching violin, piano and other instruments. Known for its tailored private lessons for students aged six to adult, MSOM also offers ensemble classes, afterschool programs, and summer camps. The Music Scholars Program and MSOM Youth Performing Ensemble provide opportunities for performances. In addition to piano, violin, cello, viola, guitar, and voice are taught. For the youngest, from age two to six, parents can enroll them in Kindermusik Music and Rhythm & Movement Classes.
Matt's Music

Matt's Music

New on Lessons
Serves Buffalo, NY
Matt's Music, a local family-run business in North Tonawanda, New York and surrounding areas, has been serving the music needs of Western New York for over 55 years. Specializing in private lessons for a wide range of instruments, the company also sells and rents instruments and offers repairs. Known for their Vocal Performance Team, Matt's Music showcases young talents from all over WNY in their newly renovated auditorium. Visit them for specific merchandise including music books and instrument accessories.
Dave Schmeidler Guitar

Dave Schmeidler Guitar

New on Lessons
49+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
My 50 years of playing, teaching and learning will assist us with bringing the joy of music into your life with the guitar. Custom tailored for the your needs, let’s get together and make a plan
Performing Arts

Performing Arts

New on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Buffalo, NY
Founded in 2011, Performing Arts Music, located in Depew, New York and serving the surrounding areas, is committed to developing the talents of all participants. The center offers one-on-one private music instruction six days a week, catering to all ages and skill levels. Its curriculum encompasses a variety of workshops, camps, and group classes tailored to individual learning styles, age, and experience. From voice to piano, guitar and beyond, Performing Arts Music aims to provide a complete education through the universal language of arts.

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 Buffalo guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Buffalo area.
Shauna K.
She provides great feedback after each lesson on what my son should work on and has made fun work suggestions that are increasing his practice time.
Encore Experience, LLC
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