Find a acoustic guitar lessons in New York, NY

Find acoustic guitar lessons in New York, NY

Find acoustic guitar lessons in New York, NY

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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in New York, NY

Students agree: these teachers 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 New York, NY
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
Performing Arts Conservatory Of New York

Performing Arts Conservatory Of New York

5.0(1)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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
Michael Hilgendorf

Michael Hilgendorf

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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
Astoria Music

Astoria Music

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
102+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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Philip J Mateo Music

Philip J Mateo Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Hello there! My name is Phil and I am a professionally trained and licensed music teacher! I received my degree in 2020 from NJCU. I am specialized in Classical and Pop Guitar and Music Theory/Composition up to the Undergraduate level. I also have experience music production! I am dedicated, flexible, and always available! Please do not hesitate to ask a question!
Silvan Joray

Silvan Joray

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Vincent M. says, "The lessons with Silvan were very helpful for me. He understands perfectly how to bring the student closer to playing the guitar technically and musically. Silvan picked me up from my score and opened up ways for me to progress. I am very grateful to him for that." Read more

Your acoustic guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acoustic guitar lessons cost near me?

Most acoustic guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for 30 to 60 minutes. Private class prices are $45 to $70 per hour and give students the most attention. Group guitar lessons cost $25 to $35 per session for a collaborative learning environment with less personal attention.

Subscriptions for ongoing lessons are available from $170 to $315 per month.

Are acoustic guitar lessons worth it?

Acoustic guitar lessons are worth it because the structured teaching style motivates students and enhances faster progress. A private instructor also helps to prevent the development of poor techniques common in self-taught musicians.

What age is good to start acoustic guitar lessons?

You can start acoustic guitar lessons for children from ages 6 to 10 years old while adults can start lessons at any age. The journey of mastering the guitar is dependent on your dedication to practice and your teacher's qualifications.

How many acoustic guitar lessons do I need?

The amount of acoustic guitar lessons you need will depend on what you want to accomplish and how frequently you practice. Learning a simple song takes 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering the guitar like a professional musician takes 4 to 10 years.

Is there a difference between electric and acoustic guitar lessons?

There are many differences between electric and acoustic guitar lessons because these instruments have unique features.

An electric guitar requires you to learn:

  • How to use an amplifier
  • How to work with effects and foot pedals
  • What makes a wide range of sounds for rock, metal, blues, or jazz
  • Techniques like power chords, palm muting, and note bending

However, learning to play an acoustic guitar is simpler because it doesn't connect to amplifiers or cables. Acoustic guitar playing uses different finger techniques to make a resonant sound suitable for folk, country, pop, and blues music.

How do I find the best acoustic guitar lessons near me?

To find the most suitable acoustic guitar lessons, you can peruse the list of nearby teachers here on the Lessons website. Also, don't overlook the potential of local music stores for guitar lessons.

Before settling on a guitar teacher, it's crucial to:

  • Review the prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Examine reviews about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Ask for references from other students they've taught.
  • Consult with other parents to gauge their children's experience with the teacher.
  • Get a written schedule and contract prior to the first lesson.
  • Evaluate the teacher's compatibility before signing up for a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing an acoustic guitar teacher?

To choose the best acoustic guitar teacher, it helps to pose these questions:

  • What music-related degrees do you have?
  • Is there an option for a complimentary first session to see if we're a good fit?
  • What is the extent of your experience in teaching guitar?
  • Which type of acoustic guitar would be most appropriate for me to practice on?
  • What's the average age range of your student base?
  • Will you assign finger drills for me to practice outside of lessons?
  • How much independent practice do you recommend between classes?
  • Which specific textbooks should I get?
  • How many styles of guitar music can you teach?
  • Could you adjust your instructional methods if I'm having difficulties?
  • What should I bring to our classes?
  • How long is each session?
  • Could I get a copy of our class timetable, agreement, and terms of payment?
  • What is your protocol to cancel a class due to an unforeseen circumstance?
  • Is there flexibility to add some of my favorite songs into the curriculum?

Reviews for New York acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Connor C.
Easy going, brilliant Instructor. Easily identifies any problems and has given me good feedback and practice regimes. Incredibly punctual and responsive as well has helped make music theory seem less like a far reach subject for myself.
Silvan Joray
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