Find a acoustic guitar lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Find acoustic guitar lessons in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Students agree: these teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Rick A. says, "Extremely knowledgeable and very patient!" Read more
David Joel Guitar Studio

David Joel Guitar Studio

5.0Exceptional(15)
26+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Patricia B. says, "I wanted an instructor who focused on the instrument and music theory, not genre. And that’s exactly what I got. Mr. Joel is patient and understanding. He is also quite honestly supportive. Now, I can play the guitar, read music, know what I’m playing in tabs and figure out progressions by ear. So, I’m a happy student. Really, I am a guitarist.🙌🏽" Read more
Susan Salmon Music Lessons

Susan Salmon Music Lessons

5.0(3)
Top Pro
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Sandy S. says, "Susan Salmon is a skilled teacher and wonderful person. She taught at our music school in Philadelphia, North Ridge Music School for several years and our students and families adored her. Susan music seriously and is well versed in theory but able to translate her expertise in a form that is interesting and engaging to her students. She is reliable, loyal, dedicated, kind, authentic and excellent with young children through adults. We highly recommend her. It is rare to find a person with her level of experience as a professional musician and music teacher so dedicated to her craft and her students." Read more
B-World Music

B-World Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I am a long time professional musician and teacher. I have played 1000's of gigs with a wide variety of genres, players and venues in the US and abroad. I studied with many teachers and know what is important, and what is a waste of time. I have an A.A. in Jazz guitar and a B.A. in music and teacher certification. You can see me on youtube. My page is: Mrphillylou. My strongest areas of instruction are, Jazz, Blues ,and rock, guitar and bass, Music theory,and application, and Improvisation and composition....
BJB Music

BJB Music

5.0Exceptional(16)
Offers online services
20 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Sharon Q. says, "Bryan is patient and encouraging. I have quite a few problems with feeling in my hand. Bryan and I are working through through this. Most instructors would have lost patience quite some time ago. Bryan is one of the good guys in music." Read more
Finality

Finality

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
20 years of guitar playing and recording experience. Music Tech degree with Classical Guitar and voice emphasis.
Steven Ford Music Teacher

Steven Ford Music Teacher

5.0(4)
16 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Dennis B. says, "Very good " Read more

Your acoustic guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acoustic guitar lessons cost near me?

Most acoustic guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for 30 to 60 minutes. Private class prices are $45 to $70 per hour and give students the most attention. Group guitar lessons cost $25 to $35 per session for a collaborative learning environment with less personal attention.

Subscriptions for ongoing lessons are available from $170 to $315 per month.

Are acoustic guitar lessons worth it?

Acoustic guitar lessons are worth it because the structured teaching style motivates students and enhances faster progress. A private instructor also helps to prevent the development of poor techniques common in self-taught musicians.

What age is good to start acoustic guitar lessons?

You can start acoustic guitar lessons for children from ages 6 to 10 years old while adults can start lessons at any age. The journey of mastering the guitar is dependent on your dedication to practice and your teacher's qualifications.

How many acoustic guitar lessons do I need?

The amount of acoustic guitar lessons you need will depend on what you want to accomplish and how frequently you practice. Learning a simple song takes 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering the guitar like a professional musician takes 4 to 10 years.

Is there a difference between electric and acoustic guitar lessons?

There are many differences between electric and acoustic guitar lessons because these instruments have unique features.

An electric guitar requires you to learn:

  • How to use an amplifier
  • How to work with effects and foot pedals
  • What makes a wide range of sounds for rock, metal, blues, or jazz
  • Techniques like power chords, palm muting, and note bending

However, learning to play an acoustic guitar is simpler because it doesn't connect to amplifiers or cables. Acoustic guitar playing uses different finger techniques to make a resonant sound suitable for folk, country, pop, and blues music.

How do I find the best acoustic guitar lessons near me?

To find the most suitable acoustic guitar lessons, you can peruse the list of nearby teachers here on the Lessons website. Also, don't overlook the potential of local music stores for guitar lessons.

Before settling on a guitar teacher, it's crucial to:

  • Review the prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Examine reviews about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Ask for references from other students they've taught.
  • Consult with other parents to gauge their children's experience with the teacher.
  • Get a written schedule and contract prior to the first lesson.
  • Evaluate the teacher's compatibility before signing up for a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing an acoustic guitar teacher?

To choose the best acoustic guitar teacher, it helps to pose these questions:

  • What music-related degrees do you have?
  • Is there an option for a complimentary first session to see if we're a good fit?
  • What is the extent of your experience in teaching guitar?
  • Which type of acoustic guitar would be most appropriate for me to practice on?
  • What's the average age range of your student base?
  • Will you assign finger drills for me to practice outside of lessons?
  • How much independent practice do you recommend between classes?
  • Which specific textbooks should I get?
  • How many styles of guitar music can you teach?
  • Could you adjust your instructional methods if I'm having difficulties?
  • What should I bring to our classes?
  • How long is each session?
  • Could I get a copy of our class timetable, agreement, and terms of payment?
  • What is your protocol to cancel a class due to an unforeseen circumstance?
  • Is there flexibility to add some of my favorite songs into the curriculum?

Reviews for Philadelphia acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Jim M.
I have been working with Ron for over 10 years. He is a great teacher and I have improved my skills in all areas. Ron is great to work with with vast knowledge and skills. He has the ability to help you understand even the most difficult skills and styles.
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons
JP W.
David is fantastic! Not only is he a world-class musician, but David has an incredible talent for recognizing & guiding students to their full potential. His attention to detail paired with his warm demeanor makes for an excellent learning experience. You will become a better player than you ever thought possible and have a great time along the way!
David Joel Guitar Studio
Terry A.
Without a doubt Mrs. Salmon is one of the best music teachers in South Jersey! Mrs. Salmon is teaching my daughter to play the guitar. Right away my daughter started learning to play. My daughter was in the 4th grade and started playing with the 5th grade band. Mrs. Salmon is very patient and dedicated to her students. She is also very reasonable with her prices for lessons. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to play any instrument.
Susan Salmon Music Lessons
Ryan W.
I have been getting guitar lessons with Bryan for over two years. As a forty something year old, who can be very stuck in his ways, Bryan has been abundantly patient with my slow learning process. He is thoroughly knowledgable of the guitar, adapts to my learning curve, finds real life examples that helps move me along in the right direction. So very thankful I decided to go with Bryan as my teacher. He does the music world good simply being the kind of teacher he is.
BJB music
Mauricio A.
Very knowledgeable and experienced player.
Steven Ford music teacher
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