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Top 10 guitar teachers in Schenectady, NY

Students agree: these Schenectady guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Adam Sweet

Adam Sweet

5.0(1)
Offers online services
38+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Kelly N. says, "I have been learning with Adam for almost a year. He is very professional and is skilled at giving just enough instruction to keep me progressing without being overwhelming. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in trying out the fiddle or violin" Read more
Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar And Banjo

Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar And Banjo

5.0Exceptional(11)
Top Pro
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Keith H. says, "I never thought at the start of this journey that I'd be playing classical music on a mandolin, but often, it really fits, and in general, it's helped to develop a kind of musicianship that I find I can apply to anything else I want to play. Adam is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor about music and music history. He supports a number of group projects (focusing on several different styles including classical, Celtic, and Klezmer) for students, which are an excellent way to learn." Read more
Warren Lessons

Warren Lessons

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
George Y. says, "Great teachers. The Music Camps are a great and a very positive experience." Read more
Guitar Lessons 4 All

Guitar Lessons 4 All

5.0(2)
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
John B. says, "I've been taking lessons for over a couple years now from Jim and I am very pleased with his lessons. He has a wealth of knowledge and is able to explain things in a very patient and easy to understand way. Most of all Jim is very personable and makes taking lessons very enjoyable. " Read more
CATHY WINTER MUSIC & GUITAR LESSONS

CATHY WINTER MUSIC & GUITAR LESSONS

5.0(4)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Emma C. says, "Cathy is a great teacher. I always look forward to talking with her. She provides me with new music that I want to play often, teaches me about music theory, gives me good tips and techniques for practicing, and is really patient." Read more
Peak Music

Peak Music

5.0(3)
6+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Chuck V. says, "Give these lessons a try! I've improved so much after coming here. They really do deliver the guitar playing goods. I've increased my speed, knowledge of the fretboard, and overall ability to express myself through my music." Read more
Harry Pellegrin Classical Guitar Lessons

Harry Pellegrin Classical Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(9)
Top Pro
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Schenectady, NY
Bernadette W. says, "My daughter has been taking lessons with Mr. Pellegrin for the last 6 years. We could not ask for a better teacher!! Mr. Pellegrin is able to relate to and change with his students. While he has high expectations, he makes lessons fun and is flexible. He incorporates music theory into practical lessons. He works on techniques, selects pieces based on interest, yet encourages students to try new genres. Mr. Pellegrin is an amazing teacher, we recommend him highly!" Read more
Michelangelo Lessons

Michelangelo Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
I love seeing my students apply what they have learned with me. It's when they get that "a-ha" moment that I know I've made a difference. I've been given the gift of teaching and have applied it in several areas to help students overcome obstacles and achieve goals.
Mimi O'Neill Studio Of Voice

Mimi O'Neill Studio Of Voice

New on Lessons
Serves Schenectady, NY
Address: 26 1st St, Albany, NY 12210, USA
Soulworking Music Inc

Soulworking Music Inc

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Schenectady, NY
Professional and historical knowledge passed down to me 1st hand from the masters. You can't find this in a book or on a computer.

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 Schenectady guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Schenectady area.
Wes A.
Adam is a very knowledgeable music teaching, proficient with several instruments. He is patient, and adjust lessons to the student's needs. I had him as a mandolin teacher for seven years and was very happy with his teaching.
Adam Sweet Teaches Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar and Banjo
Randy J.
Not only are they are extremely knowledgeable and talented musicians, but the are great teachers. My lessons always provide a challenge, yet I feel I am always progressing. It helps my confidence even when I’m struggling with something new…that’s their teaching skills working with me and for me. If you want to learn or improve on playing an instrument, go to Warren Music
Warren Lessons
Carlos B.
Jim has quite an extensive and diverse musical background, and more importantly, he really has a passion for teaching guitar. He's very responsive to my questions and his approach is unique compared to other methods out there. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to learn guitar in the rock/metal genres. Rock on \m/
Guitar Lessons 4 All
Kate P.
I have been taking lessons with Cathy for over a year now. Orginally I found Cathy online and since the changes in our lives with Covid we have been doing all of our weekly lessons online. We haven't missed a beat! Zoom has worked well in that Cathy can hear and see what she needs to in order to teach effectively. I'm grateful to have found Cathy and enjoy each of our lessons together.
CATHY WINTER MUSIC & GUITAR LESSONS
Mike V.
These guys are great! I've played professionally and came to Peak to help me break some bad habits so I could improve my speed. Now I play faster than ever before, and replaced some of those bad habits I learned through the years.
Peak Music
Bob B.
Harry's incredible command of the instrument and incomparable teaching ability have ignited my already profound love of the guitar. I cannot imagine missing a lesson. I feel blessed to have this man as a teacher.
Harry Pellegrin Classical Guitar Lessons
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