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White Plains Guitar Lessons

Hillwood Music LLC

Hillwood Music LLC

5.0 10 Reviews
Offering the best in guitar instruction on electric or acoustic guitar and bass guitar. I equip each of my students with the skills and techniques needed to play the music they love with a clear and complete method in a beautiful location. All students are welcome from beginner to advanced. I teach every aspect of playing including chords, scales, improvisation, rhythm, harmony and theory, but that's just information until we experience the excitement of how it all comes together in a song. I want all of my students to enjoy the feeling of success in playing the music they love, on the level they want to play, while building a deeper understa ... View Profile
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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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Burr Johnson Music Lessons

Burr Johnson Music Lessons

5.0 7 Reviews
I am a professional live performing musician and teacher.  I've taught music for most of my life, and in that time I've learned a great deal about how to communicate ideas to students of all ages.   Teaching requires many skills, not just having a clear understanding of the material, but also having a keen ability to read the student and understand how they process information.  People lean in different ways, and the sign of a great teacher is when they study the student to best understand how to communicate with them.   The teacher must be willing to learn from the student.  Then you have the perfect environment for ... View Profile
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Lenox School Of Music And Lenox Recording Studio

Lenox School Of Music And Lenox Recording Studio

5.0 6 Reviews
At Lenox School of Music in Stamford, Connecticut, our instructors take great pride in their burning passion to teach. Instruction is set in a private one-to-one environment and lessons are taught by dedicated and accomplished professional musicians. Our instructors work individually with students to assist them to realize their personal and professional musical goals. Whether you want to learn a specific style (rock, blues or jazz), master the riffs for a group of favorite tunes, or gain complete mastery of your instrument, our instructors will teach you how to get the most enjoyment out of your playing.  ... View Profile
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Dave Ross Productions

Dave Ross Productions

5.0 4 Reviews
You can check out Dave's lesson profile @ http://www.shakabliss.com/the-inspirational-guitar-lessones
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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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Littman Guitar Studio

Littman Guitar Studio

5.0 4 Reviews
My teaching approach: I truly enjoy teaching guitar as well as all aspects of performing and composing music. I believe that learning to play the guitar or bass should be fun and rewarding, and I have developed an exciting, multi-faceted approach to teaching. My influences are: call for details My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: North Haledon, Wycoff, Franklin Lakes Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Slide Guitar, Fin ... View Profile
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Yonder Recording

Yonder Recording

5.0 3 Reviews
Hi, my name is Chris I have been teaching guitar for over 20 years and have been playing guitar since I was 7 years old. I am an enthusiastic teacher and I love teaching for so many reasons. The way I teach is simple, I teach my students how to play correctly while having fun. Whether you are a beginner or someone with a few years experience, take lessons with me and I promise that you will get better and enjoy your lessons. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals! ... View Profile
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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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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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Dave Crum Music Lessons

Dave Crum Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I've been performing and teaching professionally for over 20 years. While the guitar is my main instrument, I have a degree in Music Education from NJCU, where I learned to play and teach multiple brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. I have been an elementary  public school band director in North Jersey for 17 years. I have been honored with the Governors' Teacher of the Year Award in 2008 and have won several awards with my school ensembles. I can teach beginning through intermediate levels on most instruments, and advanced/professional lessons on all styles of the guitar. Please check out my website for more information: www.dav ... 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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MusicNJLessons.com

MusicNJLessons.com

5.0 2 Reviews
Bachelors in Music Ed, Masters in Music Performance, NJ Music K-12 Certified, Teacher Of Students With Disabilities Certified NJ, Supervisor Certified. Teaching 20 years.
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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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The Cortlandt School Of Performing Arts

The Cortlandt School Of Performing Arts

5.0 2 Reviews
The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts is upper Westchester’s largest music school. We teach all instruments at all levels for all ages. What sets us apart is that our staff consists of NYS certified K-12 music teachers and Professional musicians.  It is owned by husband and wife Ray and Carol Arrucci, with 40 years in the music business and an amazing staff of over 25 teachers !  CSPA has grown quickly and has 2 locations, in Croton and Mohegan Lake. ... View Profile
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Adam Hart Music

Adam Hart Music

5.0 2 Reviews
I am a certified NY State teacher with 16 years of teaching experience in guitar and voice as well as performance and music theory. My progressive lens I teach sees each student as an individual with unique goals and talents. My goal is make sure you meet your goal.
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O. DiBella Music, Inc.

O. DiBella Music, Inc.

5.0 1 Review
O. DiBella Music is a 107 year old musical instrument retailer that is in its third generation as a family business. Our knowledgable sales team and superb teaching staff are ummatched. Our service stands out because we consistantly go above and beyond to satisfy our customers.
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David Karakas Guitar Lessons

David Karakas Guitar Lessons

4.0 1 Review
Hey, everyone, my name is David Karakas and from a very early age, I have had a love for music and playing guitar. I've spent hours taking lessons as well as teaching myself to push past my plateaus and would love to teach you what I know as well as become a better player myself. Whether you have never played the guitar before or you know your way around a fretboard; I will give you a custom lesson based on your needs and desires. Some of my favorite things to teach are songwriting, chord building, scales and modes and general music theory. ... View Profile
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Steve Massa Guitar Lessons

Steve Massa Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I'm a professional full time musician of 24 years who has been active teaching a minimum of 28 students per week with studies rooted in various styles and genres with a strong emphasis on theory and technique. I have a proven track record with helping many guitarists and students of the instrument reach their goals within a reasonable time frame and have successfully prepped over 19 former students for professional industry opportunities and college music majors. References available upon request. ... View Profile
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Scott Bierko's Music Lessons

Scott Bierko's Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I combine my love of music (playing, singing, song writing and producing) with my empathic connection to people. That makes me a teacher who connects on a variety of levels, not just the mechanics of music. I've found that all of us have a balance of confidence and insecurity - as does every artist - and the trick is to identify that special spark, nurture it and learn to share it with a world that despereately needs the Arts. I'm very patient, but I also like to set goals so that my students don't languish at the advanced beginner stage! Music thrives when we know how to engage our body, mind and spirit so I bring my knowledge of yoga, actin ... View Profile
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Larry Meyer Music

Larry Meyer Music

5.0 1 Review
These are First Class Music Instructions. I have studied with the Master Lennie Tristano (Charlie Parker) Etc. and now pass on the true musical method of learning and expressing yourself in Music to you. I have years of private and group instruction experience as a full time professional. I have taught at Stonybrook Univ., New York Univ. and Portledge. I use the material that inpires you as a format for understanding and mastering your craft. I have written six published books on music (Cherry Lane Pub.) and have several international CD's of my original music released wordwide. I teach all styles and levels of playing including Guitar, Bass, ... 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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Guitar Instructor At Van Martin Entertainment

Guitar Instructor At Van Martin Entertainment

5.0 1 Review
Productions. A full-scale entertainment company providing talent worldwide, we represent top name artists, character actors, variety acts, musical groups, stage shows and revues. In addition, we always have fresh new acts, illusionists, hypnotists, contortionists, fire-eaters and more. For parties and corporate events, please check out our custom written Murder Mystery package or the incredible team building event, the Treasure Hunt, the perfect tool for special corporate needs ... View Profile
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Will Hanza Guitar And Mandolin Lessons

Will Hanza Guitar And Mandolin Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Motivation: Students choose the styles they want to learn supported by a large and diverse music library. Balanced Approach: Growing towards musical independence by gaining knowledge of music theory, technique, and all the rudiments that apply to guitar. Broadened Horizons: Skills necessary to learn music quickly and accurately are promoted, such as reading music and sound recognition.
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Guitar Lessons With Matt Williamson

Guitar Lessons With Matt Williamson

I'm a full-time professional guitar teacher specializing in adult beginners and young children. I've been teaching for 13 years and in that time have worked with hundreds of students in both group class and private lesson settings, helping them achieve individual goals. I'm Suzuki-certified (a method that is designed to work with very young children). In short, I love taking beginners (young, old, or in between) and helping them develop technique and comfort while providing a fun environment in which to learn. I've worked with CEOs and celebrities, and enjoy that challenge for different reasons. I also work with more advanced students and w ... View Profile
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Dani's Westchester Piano And Guitar Lessons

Dani's Westchester Piano And Guitar Lessons

I have been teaching Piano for over 25 years and Guitar and Bass for 15 years. I work one on one and encourage my students strengths,while developing their abilities to read,hear and even compose music and improvise on their instrument. my resume includes: LIU Jazz Orchestra,Jazz Interactions Orchestra, Musical Director for Gloria Gaynor ("I Will Survive") and Composer,Keyboard Player and Bandleader for ICU.Majesty,The New Yorkers, and Sky and Rhyme Tyme People. I have performed at Lincoln Center with The Nat Horne Dance Theater,and around the world with Gloria Gaynor. My teaching specialties are Pop,Jazz,Rock and Classical,but I teach and en ... View Profile
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Guitarwise

Guitarwise

Adam has been a professional musician for 36 years. With experience playing nearly every style of music out there, Adam can pass on his experience and knowledge to you. There ar no shortcuts, but with a modicum of practice, Adam can guide you to reach your goals much, much quicker than you could do on your own. Individual Attention No cookie cutter approach here. Each student is coached to get to the next level based on their current level and their goals. With an approach to teaching a strong base of fundamentals, the student can start a journey in any direction or style they wish. Experience and Education Adam has a Masters in Music and ... View Profile
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Total Control Music Systems

Total Control Music Systems

The Art & Science of Music Instruction! Total Control Music Systems provides private music lessons in Guitar (Electric & Acoustic), Piano/Keyboards, Voice, Electric Bass, Bluegrass Banjo, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, Ukulele, Songwriting, Music Theory, Recording/Music Technology. All lessons are taught by Michael Wolfsohn, creator of the Total Control Music System (a unique, multi-disciplinary set of materials & methods that lead to maximum musical mastery in minimal time), and author & designer of dozens of instructional books published by Hal Leonard & Cherry Lane. Michael has been teaching music since 1979, and has taught at The Old Town Scho ... View Profile
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Emile Hsu's Music Lessons

Emile Hsu's Music Lessons

While I am a recent graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music for Audio Recording, I have taught privately and held music sessions while still in high school, and also have an absolutely solid understanding for music theory. I started piano when I was about five years old. Since then, I performed at the Walter Engel Festival of Young Performers for eight years, and received a scholarship in 2011. I also received high commendations for eight years at the National Piano Playing Auditions, and made it all the way to Collegiate Level. I am adapt at classical, jazz, and pop music. I additionally played for th ... View Profile
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Alisdair MacRae Birch Guitar, Upright Bass & Bass Guitar

Alisdair MacRae Birch Guitar, Upright Bass & Bass Guitar

Guitar, Upright Bass and Bass Guitar Lessons; with Professional, Full-Time Performing Musician, 40 years experience. MFA, BSc (Hons.), Royal & Guildhall School Of Music (UK) I offer private, personalized, one to one guitar, upright bass, bass guitar and music lessons to serious students of all ages and skill levels. If you are really looking to learn music and live in the tri-state area (New York, Connecticut, New Jersey) contact me to have a friendly no-obligation discussion about what you are interested in studying. Overview: Patient, friendly teacher, advanced & beginners welcome. Coaching in instrumental technique, ear-trainin ... 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.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
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?
33 lessons 6.5 hours All levels English
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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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