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Top 10 guitar teachers in New York, NY

Students agree: these New York guitar lessons 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
Easy Guitar Lessons

Easy Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves New York, NY
The main objective of the Private Customized Lessons, at all levels, is to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere which will encourage the student to realize his / her Full Potential. My Teaching Method is simple - through your instrument of choice, you will learn how music is constructed and applied. Along with this, various Techniques will be learnt that are able to be utilized in any style. You will build skills in Improvising, Rhythm, Melody, Dexterity and more, which will give you freedom to create and / or play anything. Basically, learn and understand all the rules then feel free to break them. Songwriters are welcome to come and thrash out...
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
Davey T

Davey T

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
Real musician with experience in learning to read understand various forms of music pertaining to melody, harmony ,theory and technique

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 New York guitar teachers

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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