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Top 10 guitar teachers in Dayton, OH

Students agree: these Dayton guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

Offers online services
25 hires on Lessons
Serves Dayton, OH
Quentin L. says, "I played guitar 15 + years ago some and never took it as serious as I do now. When I was looking for lessons, I found Matt on We chatted back and forth and gratefully he accepted to teach me how to play electric guitar. We are 2 months in and he has taught me so much in such a small amount of time! Matt is very patient and very helpful on any method, and has all the tips and tricks you can possibly think of! He also gives me help when it’s not even our day for teaching. If you are searching for a teacher then Matt is your guy! Highly recommended!!!" Read more


5 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Tom J. says, "He’s an awesome instructor. I’ve continued lessons with Cessry and plan for him to instruct me in the future! Awesome experience so far! " Read more
Trent Craycraft Guitar Lessons

Trent Craycraft Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Dayton, OH
My teaching approach: I teach the guitar through independent study. What that means is that I will tailor a lesson plan for the student based on that students needs. We will focus on the types of music that you wish to learn and work to meet the goals that you have in mind. Some students want to learn to play to join a band while others just want to play at home, or maybe write your own music. I can help you do either. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques:Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, S...
GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly: Guitar And Bass  Lessons

GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly: Guitar And Bass Lessons

Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Hope B. says, "He makes it very understandable. Makes me feel at ease as I was and am very nervous when I attend the lessons. Afraid I might not get it as quickly as I should. But with that being said he does ease my worries and he makes it interesting. " Read more
Electric/Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Electric/Acoustic Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Playing music (specifically guitar) has become the purpose of my life. It is something that I am very passionate about. Not only do I love to play but I love to help others and see them grow as musicians and people. I have been playing for 10 years now and have played in various bands and events throughout that time. I have had some experience with teaching but would really like to expand on this. I not only want to teach how to play the guitar but how to play music. There is a difference believe it or not! I know how to read music and understand music theory to a degree where I can teach it to somebody else. I remember the impact that my gui
Dare Dream Studios

Dare Dream Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Work with with many levels and different disciplines... we create a learning experience customized to each student. Most students develope into creatives as well as performers.

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 Dayton guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Dayton area.
Sue D.
I was first impressed by his quick response to my original inquiry, his thoroughness in answering my initial questions and his desire to completely understand my goals and aspirations for taking lessons. He also has been diligent to clear up early miscommunications and has made every effort to make sure I'm 100% satisfied with his services. I do recommend him and Frankie without reservation.
Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons
Deante S.
Great teacher!! He is very patient, he take his time every lesson and encourage you not to be hard on yourself. I've gotten text messages in the middle of the week asking how my practices are going and if I had any questions before our next lesson. I highly recommend Mr. Williams!
Mark J.
The Tone Note method, song book, and player make learning guitar simple I would recommend it to anyone wanting to play guitar or bass
GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly: Guitar and Bass Lessons
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