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East Village Guitar Salon

East Village Guitar Salon

5.0 8 Reviews
The East Village Guitar Salon offers a comfortable and professional home studio for focused lessons in classical guitar and blues and jazz studies. The East Village Guitar Salon does not teach 'general' guitar lessons. Students of all levels are accepted but not under 12 years of age. For advancing students, studies in music theory and improvisation may be requested. The East Village Guitar Salon is conveniently located in the heart of the East Village, just off Tompkins Square. For more information, please visit: Manta.com/East Village Guitar Salon ... View Profile
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Jared Cannata Guitar Lessons

Jared Cannata Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
Hello, my name is Jared and I have been playing guitar for 20 years. As a founding member of the hard rock band J.Rad, I have had the privelage of sharing the stage with many great acts. Some examples are: Scott Stapp (Creed), Joe Bonamassa, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Living Colour, Mountain, Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch, Bret Michaels and many others. Eventually my musical studies led me to the Berklee College of Music where I maintained a 4.0 GPA while majoring in guitar performance. I have been teaching people of all ages for 5 years now, both independently and at the New York Academy of Music. Whether you're trying to become a guita ... View Profile
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Assaf Kehati Guitar Lessons

Assaf Kehati Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
* 18 years of teaching experience privately and in colleges * 7 years of teaching experience privately via Skype * 5 star reviews on Google * Active musician performing nationwide and worldwide * Masters in Music (Jazz Perfromance) * Fun lessons and fast progress * Very personal, each student gets a tailored program that matches his goals, skills, and personality * Unique exercises * Detailed homework every lesson * Teaching in Brooklyn or worldwide via Skype * Happy students from NYC, L.A., D.C., Idaho, Boston, Denmark, Sweden, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan, and more. * Improvisation, chord progressions, theory, composition, rhyth ... View Profile
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Multi Instrumentalist Composer Steve Schwab

Multi Instrumentalist Composer Steve Schwab

5.0 6 Reviews
I've worked with students of all ages and skill levels. I've also worked as an ensemble director in a variety of settings. My knowledge of and skill on multiple instruments has aided me in this work.
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Frank's Music School

Frank's Music School

5.0 5 Reviews
Hello students my name is Frank. I've played guitar for 9 years now and want to enter students into my journey with the Guitar. If you listen to my advice and techniques It'll get you rocking out in no time!
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DJ

DJ

5.0 5 Reviews
Education: · Piano course at Institute for musicians “Tom Jobim” –Sao Paulo – Brazil · Intensive Drums practice at Conservatory “Souza Lima” – Sao Paulo – Brazil · Clarinet and Saxophone lessons at Sao Paulo state music conservatory · Guitar (acoustic and electric) at institute of guitar and technology · Intensive piano class in VA with Maestro James Westerhouse · Guitar Classes at NOVA (North Virginia University College) Manassas VA · Piano Certified at Juilliard school – NY · Jazz classes at Mannes - NY · Musician include on ... View Profile
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Mercedes Escobar Online Lessons

Mercedes Escobar Online Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
In this course, you are the star! Having performed live for 15 years (and counting), I specialize in providing students with the right tools for them to be able to start playing in an intuitive way. Focusing mainly on practical goals, you can learn quickly and in a motivated way. No one is saying starting something new is easy, but it does get easy if you practice! If what you are looking for is a standard, classically-oriented education, look somewhere else! I'm here to teach you how to start playing songs from week one. If singing is something that interests you, I can also work with you to help you achieve playing and singing at the same t ... View Profile
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Brazilian, Jazz And Classical  Guitar Playing/composing/arranging/theory

Brazilian, Jazz And Classical Guitar Playing/composing/arranging/theory

5.0 4 Reviews
I offer a unique approach to guitar and lessons in general.  I don't believe in a linear process in my method of teaching, however I do believe that learning fundamentals such as sight reading, music theory and understanding/learning about chord structures and harmony are very helpful tools to better express yourself as an artist. I will focus on your goals and helping you reach them. Whether you are looking to write your own music, arrange for different instruments, play songs you love on guitar, learn solos, develop your own sound/voice. I'm dedicated to helping you express yourself and your story better.    I have been play ... View Profile
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Modern Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Academy

Modern Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Academy

5.0 3 Reviews
Hello (Please note my rate is based upon an hour and 15 minute lesson as opposed to the normal 1 hr. lesson. The benefit it provides is it allows us plenty of time to review and correct any problems from the prior week's lesson whle still providing plenty of time to work on new material...) My name is Bruce and I am going to consolidate what I feel is the most important information about myself regarding my unique background and why I will have you enjoying and playing guitar music in the shortest amount of time.....(after the first lesson.  I promise there will be no long boring sales pitch. I have been playing all styles of guitar for ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Silvio Vega Guitar Lessons

Silvio Vega Guitar Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Experienced Guitarist of 15 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! Throughout the years I've gained an in depth knowledge of the guitar and I've developed a vast selection of teaching resources to make sure I can create the perfect lesson for you! I specialize in teaching Jazz, Rock, Blues, Metal, Funk, Folk, Country and Pop. I hope to see you soon!
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Chad McLoughlin Guitar Lessons

Chad McLoughlin Guitar Lessons

4.5 2 Reviews
I have 40 years of teaching experience including teaching well know stars like NY Yankee Bernie Williams. I focus on proper technique, theory, ear training, practice methods and having fun while learning. I have taught all ages of students from 6 to 60 and design customized lesson plans to meet individual student's needs and schedules. You can hear me perform on Facebook here; Chad McLoughlin - Guitar Instruction and my website at www.chadmcloughlin.com ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons With Jaf

Guitar Lessons With Jaf

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: I’m a leading guitar and bass guitar teacher in the Long Island and New York City area. I have over 20 years experience teaching, recording, and playing guitar. I’ve worked to gain the respect of many students and parents as a patient and effective teacher who promotes having lots of fun in a learning environment. In addition to teaching regularly, I’m also an experienced musician–leading bands, recording (including doing recording for students and their bands), and live touring with major acts. I’m diverse and teach all guitar styles at all levels. I teach using music from any era. If my st ... View Profile
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Dom Minasi Guitar Lessons

Dom Minasi Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have been teaching guitar and electric bass a long time at my studio on the upper Westside (10025). Although I am a jazz musician/composer/ recording artist/ performer, author and journalist, I love teaching. I teach all genres and levels of music including improvisation, harmony, theory and composition etc. I may charge a little more, but many students come to me from other teachers because there is so much lacking in their musical education. All my lessons are customized to meet the students’ needs. I use all available tools such as, the internet, mp3's, pdf and customized videos.  I have many guitars at my studio, so there is ... View Profile
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Take Note Lessons

Take Note Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have been teaching for over 10 years. I teach privately full-time and run my own company. I personally hire other enthusiastic and experienced music teachers to work with me. I believe learning music should be fun. While it also takes hard work and dedication, a student must first enjoy music in order to continue and progress. My teachers and I incorporate well-known songs into lessons so that students can relate to what they are learning. We also use many of our own games and worksheets to keep students engaged at all times. We offer many different types of lessons including voice, piano, guitar, and songwriting.  ... View Profile
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Richard's Music Lessons! Complete Studio Equipment!

Richard's Music Lessons! Complete Studio Equipment!

5.0 2 Reviews
My name is Richard, I have been teaching, piano, guitar, voice, opera, music theory, music performance, singing, drums, for more then 25 years. I have my own studio with all you need to study and become the best musician you can be, or I can travel to you!. - Music is a universal language of its own. I teach from 6 - 70 years of age. I also teach special educational techniques for students with a disability. Feel free to give me a call! "Lets create beautiful Music together" - "KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND A SONG IN YOUR HEART, AND THE WORLD WILL SING IT'S BEAUTIFUL SONG!" I am a certified Music Teacher, as well as a certified Music Therapi ... View Profile
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Eric Jayk Teaching Studio

Eric Jayk Teaching Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm lead vocalist, lead guitarist & songwriter for a well-known touring rock band with a worldwide fan base and over 3 million youtube views. I graduated from New York University with Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 50 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.Currently, I play in 3 active bands gigging regularly & produce artists for their own projects. I spent much of the past 15 years touring, writing and recording for my bands and with internationa ... View Profile
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Howie's Guitar School

Howie's Guitar School

5.0 2 Reviews
My service stands out because I have successfully taught people who previously failed with other teachers. For example, my plumber came to fix a leak while I was finishing up a lesson. I asked him if he ever thought of playing guitar. He said he actually took guitar lessons from two teachers but he failed. He quit and he decided guitar wasn't a thing he could do. So I said take some lessons with me. I'll give you a free lesson right now. He took the lesson and he came back for many more and he got really good. He could play many complicated songs and solos too. So the teacher really does make a big difference. ... View Profile
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Jimi Durso Guitar Lessons

Jimi Durso Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
My teaching approach: I center my teaching approach around the student. Whatever the students goals, desires, strengths, and weaknesses, I incorporate this into what and how I teach that individual. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Bill Frisell, Robert Fripp, Maceo Parker, Thelonious Monk, JS Bach, L Shankar My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production Your fi ... View Profile
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Music Zone

Music Zone

5.0 1 Review
Hi my name is rich I've been playng guitar for fifteenth yrs....music is a lot like God in my opinion it's has no beginning and no end..
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Jayjay Lozano Music Lessons

Jayjay Lozano Music Lessons

4.0 1 Review
My service aims to make the student versatile and musically fluent in communication. I've been teaching privately for 10 years now.
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Music Is Life

Music Is Life

4.0 1 Review
I love teaching guitar  and I'm  a music lover anyone who interested to learn guitar,I can teach you 20$ dollars an hour of lessons. I know many people want to learn to play an instrument  I live in Brooklyn. I teach you to play music in weeks try me and you won't regret it.
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Easy Español

Easy Español

5.0 1 Review
Ours is one of the best programs to learn Spanish.  We have thousands of hours of teaching experience and have created an exclusive approach: The Audio-Cognitive mehod. Learning a new language is a remarkable human experience but sometimes it can lead to frustration and disillusionment. We take great pride in how we teach the language and how quickly our students learn. We are experts in the field and have incorporated coaching and mindfulness in the way we teach Spanish. We have worked with students of all levels and ages. ... View Profile
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Mike Raymond Guitar Lessons

Mike Raymond Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach is to spark enthusiasm right away by teaching my students to play their favorite songs. The first lesson with be a short discussion of certain goals and aspirations the student wants to fulfill as well as learning some fun songs. From there we can meet weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly to improve the students technique and knowledge of the guitar. Background: - Over 13 years of guitar training - 5 years of teaching experience - Performing Experience - Proficient in styles such as Blues, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Acoustic, and more. - Knowledge and experience in recording and recording technology ... View Profile
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Forever Music Lessons And Recording Studios

Forever Music Lessons And Recording Studios

5.0 1 Review
We provide our students with the opportunity to join one of the most effective and comprehensive music instruction and audio engineering programs available on Long Island. We also offer NYSSMA coaching, band coaching, studio time and more!
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GUITAR DAVE

GUITAR DAVE

5.0 1 Review
I have been teaching over 20 years. I'm also a music therapist. I'm very patient and have a lot of experience working with special needs students and adapting lessons to the individual needs of the students. I have a masters degree in music therapy from New York University and have also played professionally and have recently performed at the Bitter End as part of the NYC Songwriters Collective. I've recorded a CD 'Soul Harvest' which can be found on most of the online streaming services. ... View Profile
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Justin Thompson Guitar Lessons

Justin Thompson Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: 23 years of teaching experience Berklee College of Music graduate Author of six transcription books for Mel Bay W.O. Smith teacher of the Year -- Nashville's non-profit music school Best Jazz Musician of Nashville Two-time winner of Nashville's Starving Artist Award Top pick from the NY Times, NPR, USA Today, and 4 stars from Down Beat for Django Bells My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my 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, ... View Profile
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John Blevins Music

John Blevins Music

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I like to tailor my teaching towards both students' interests and needs. I've found that the best way to keep students engaged and excited about practicing is to learn music and songs they enjoy, and I try to incorporate the necessary technical and theoretical instruction within that framework. I have experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, and I've taught with a variety of NYC teaching programs including Creative Play for Kids, Feed Your Mind Music, and The New York Pops. I've also served as an adjunct guitar and trumpet professor at New York University. My influences are: Most of my favorite music is ... View Profile
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Guitar, Bass And Music Theory Lessons

Guitar, Bass And Music Theory Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Hello my name is Joe W. I have been teaching privately for over 30 years. I am Experienced with all age groups and styles. You the student will learn what you are looking to learn. Much emphasis is put into you developing your own style. I can help you with learning to read and write the Universal language of music. Learn Harmony and Theory to understand what makes music tick. Or of course If you just want to learn to play favorite songs, we could do that. I have a huge inventory of music, and what I don't have, I can write out for you. I look forward to talking to you to discuss what your interests are. Don't hesitate to call. Consultati ... View Profile
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Jeff’s Music Performance And Recording Lessons

Jeff’s Music Performance And Recording Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Being self taught for many of the instruments I know, I know a way to connect with students and make it easier for them to understand the lesson put forth to them. When it comes to performance, it is a passion for the art that drives me to excel and I hope to spread that passion. With emphasis on heart versus discipline, I try to find an equal and efficient balance between the two. When it comes to engineering, I’m a graduate of the oldest audio school in the world, top of my class with a burning passion for the art. With an emphasis on creativity as well as critical thinking, you’ll be able to know how things work and why/when y ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
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Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
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Frequently asked questions

How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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