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The MusicGuy Inc

The MusicGuy Inc

My Teaching Background Started playing guitar at the age of 7. By the age of 10 I began my first teaching experience. I had the guitars and bass and the garage to make a band in, but none of my friends could play. So that is how my teaching career began. Presently, I have been teaching in the Salem area for 24 years, the first 9 of them through my old sales job at Weathers Music Corp. and the last 15 years as The MusicGuy Inc. I am also the guitar teacher for the last 5 years at Santiam High School in Mill City for the American Pop Class. I have extensive touring and recording experience, and I have the patience to work with anyone. I teach ... View Profile
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Gregory Williams Beginner Guitar Lessons

Gregory Williams Beginner Guitar Lessons

I am offering beginner guitar lessons in the Woodburn area (Will travel anywhere between Salem & Portland). I recently graduated college and as a dedicated musician I am eager to offer my services! I have been playing guitar for over seven years now and as such I have a vast knowledge of the instrument. I have taught students, friends, and family the basics of guitar in the past and in doing so I have received praise for my easy-going and encouraging teaching style. I am capable of teaching multiple styles of music, but I am especially apt in blues, rock, pop, and metal. My main goal is to get you excited about playing this fantastic ... View Profile
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Sean And Randy Miles Guitar Lessons

Sean And Randy Miles Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: We have vintage half stacks and vintage tube combos, featuring a fender 1960s black face and a 1978 peavey half stack, along with 15 to 20 watt Marshall and Fender combos for the students. we have capos, tuners, metronomes etc. My influences are: Marty Friedman (leads, solos), Paul Masvidal (lead/rhythm, composer) Randy Rhoads(lead/composer) Chuck Schuldiner (lead/composer) Dave Mustaine (lead/composer) Dave Murry/ Adrian Smith(lead/composer) Jimi Hendrix (lead/composer) Slash(lead/composer) Darrel Abbott(Lead/composer) My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the ... View Profile
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Jim Ferguson Guitar Lessons

Jim Ferguson Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing for 30+ years. My approach is to tailor practices and skills that will bring the student to their musical goals as fast as possible. I like my students to practice daily. If they are a beginner I would say minimum practice would be 15-30 minutes a day, or two days on and 1 day off. If they are intermediate or advanced, they should practice 30 minutes to 1+ hours a day My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in Tigard Oregon Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, ... 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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