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Top 10 guitar teachers in Rochester, NY

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Guitar Lessons With Kenton

Guitar Lessons With Kenton

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Ethan S. says, "I quit guitar when I was a kid because I didn’t really have the money to get lessons, now that I’m an adult I started lessons with Kenton and it’s been great. I slacked a bit when I was supposed to practice a song I wasn’t interested in, and he remembered a band I said I liked from 4 months ago in our first session we had and showed me how to do the strum pattern, effectively switch chords. And gave tips on how to get a foundation down for singing with the guitar without losing time. Then when the lesson was concluded it went a bit longer of us just chatting. That’s something he does a lot instead of just being a teacher who shows how to do something answers questions and that’s it. He goes beyond that and takes extra steps to keep someone a bit more easily side tracked engaged. And if you ever say something similar to “ah man I’m not doing great, maybe guitar isn’t for me”. He’ll motivate you. So no matter if you’re an adult realizing you wanna learn or if you’re finding a teacher so your kid can learn, this is the teacher." Read more
Rochester's School Of Guitar

Rochester's School Of Guitar

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
I don't use this site much, so if you want more info on my teaching method feel free to google Rochester's School Of Guitar or visit my thumbtack profile or visit my website at: Rochesterguitarlessons.com
Andrew Flory Guitar

Andrew Flory Guitar

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
Serves Rochester, 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
Rock Productions

Rock Productions

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Alex T. says, "Don knows his stuff and is an excellent teacher. He charges quite reasonably and takes the time to make sure you’ve got new things down even if that means extending the lesson a couple of minutes" Read more
Key Lessons

Key Lessons

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Melissa G. says, "Sarah has been teaching our daughter Rachel for a little over a year now. Our daughter has learned so much, and lessons have been going great. We love that Sarah comes to our home and teaches her here. We highly recommend. " Read more
Rochester Contemporary School Of Music

Rochester Contemporary School Of Music

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Rochester Contemporary School of Music (RCSM) has been the region’s leading modern music school since it's inception in 2011. Our students, children and adults alike, come from a wide range of musical backgrounds and range from beginners to professional musicians. RCSM's program offers more than just private lessons, as we also offer music classes, workshops, and summer camps. Additionally, every student has the opportunity to participate in our popular and innovative program called "I"m In The BandTM," in which they write original music (i.e. rock, pop, jazz, funk, punk, bluegrass, folk, etc.) and perform in a band at popular music venues ...
Bach To Rock Penfield

Bach To Rock Penfield

New on Lessons
Serves Rochester, NY
Bach to Rock Penfield, based in Penfield, New York, is a premier destination for music enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels from various surrounding areas. Their comprehensive offerings include lessons in a variety of instruments such as guitar, piano, drums, DJ, voice, violin, trumpet, and more. Beyond traditional lessons, they host the Beat Refinery DJ School and provide exciting opportunities such as birthday parties, seasonal camps, early childhood classes, Glee Club, and Rock Band for a more immersive musical experience.
Richard D. Engle Guitar Instruction

Richard D. Engle Guitar Instruction

New on Lessons
46+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
I have taught hundreds of people how to play guitar from the ground up, or improve their existing skills. My lesson plans are developed around YOU, because it is not about ME. We now have a wealth of online resources, and this is a great thing, but one problem I am hearing is about information overload. Even in online lessons, it can sometimes be difficult to preserve the human element. If you are in the Greater Rochester NY area and are interested in beginning or enhancing your playing, contact me, and let's see if I can help you out, I usually can. I teach 1 hr. lessons, and can work on flexible schedules and even short-term projects, if ne...
School Of Rock

School Of Rock

New on Lessons
Serves Rochester, NY
School of Rock, located in Victor, New York and surrounding areas, is a passionate community dedicated to enriching lives through performance-based music education. Catering to all ages and skill levels, their unique approach combines private lessons with group band practices, ensuring students can play and perform rock songs with confidence. They offer lessons in guitar, bass, drums, keyboard/piano, and voice. With an emphasis on making learning fun, School of Rock is the ultimate music school.
Michael Edwards Music Studio

Michael Edwards Music Studio

New on Lessons
Serves Rochester, NY
Your neighborhood one-stop shop for Private instrumental Music lessons. Michael has been teaching more than thirty years in the Rochester area, and performs professionally with Multiple groups, including Prime Time Funk, the house band for the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. Michael has given lessons on most String, wind and keyboard instruments, and has several students go on to become successful Musicians and Music teachers. I love that every student is different. I have never met the same student twice, and it is good to remember that I must change how I teach a lesson based on how the student learns. I also enjoy watching the progression o...

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 Rochester guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Rochester area.
Justin S.
Kenton is great! He has been teaching my 12 year old son and my son loves it! My son is not one to come out of his shell and Kenton had him smiling and talking from lesson one! He took something my son liked to do and taught him to love it!
Guitar Lessons With Kenton
Laura P.
I am extremely happy with these lessons! Don has amazing patience with my grandchildren and he goes above and beyond what I would ever have expected.
Rock Productions
James L.
Sarah is very kind, and accommodating. My daughter thinks the world of her and she’s learning a lot.
Key Lessons
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