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Top 10 guitar teachers in Syracuse, NY

Students agree: these Syracuse guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Andrew Flory Guitar

Andrew Flory Guitar

Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Syracuse, 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
Peter LaVine Guitar Lessons

Peter LaVine Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Syracuse, NY
Peter LaVine - Private Guitar Instruction (315) 767-4164 [email protected] Peter LaVine has been teaching guitar in the Dewitt community for over 12 years. Throughout that time, he has had the privilege of teaching all styles of guitar to both youth and adult students. His studio is conveniently located across from the Dewitt Wegmans. Lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Le...
Carol's Music Lessons

Carol's Music Lessons

15 hires on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Syracuse, NY
Bunny H. says, "Carol is eager to share her knowledge and love of music" Read more
Innovative Music Instruction

Innovative Music Instruction

New on Lessons
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Syracuse, NY
I teach a variety of instruments including voice, piano, electric and acoustic guitar, ukelele and accordion. I teach ages 6 and up and all styles including pop, classical, jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Lessons take place in my state of the art studio featuring state of the art recording equipment, microphones, keyboards and guitars. I can also offer lessons in your home for a more traditional lesson. I was educated at SUNY Potsdam Crane School Of Music, Orange Coast College and the Dick Grove School Of Music. I have been teaching 25 years and offer an energetic, motivating style of lesson. I like to provide practice tracks vi

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 Syracuse guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Syracuse area.
Mike M.
very knowledgeable and patient
Carol's Music Lessons
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