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Find classical guitar lessons in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 classical guitar lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
David Joel Guitar Studio

David Joel Guitar Studio

25+ 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
Tim "Shue" Schumacher

Tim "Shue" Schumacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
43+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I love teaching and playing loads of styles. All levels and interests welcomed. Approaches and goals are customized for each learner. Four decades experience with former students in pro realms. Have taught at college. Electric 6 string, bass, dobro, ukulele, lap steel and a tiny bit of drums!!! Near Philly
Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Rick A. says, "Extremely knowledgeable and very patient!" Read more
Just Play Music

Just Play Music

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Personalized service, teach what THE STUDENT wants to learn, not what I want to show them. ( Unless they ask) I love teaching people the magic of music. Especially if they are trying to have a career in music. Myself, I learned the basics on most stinged instruments. I believe that it's helpful, especially for doing demos.

Your classical guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do classical guitar lessons cost near me?

Most classical guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for durations of 30 to 60 minutes. One-on-one lessons typically cost between $45 and $70 per hour, whereas group sessions are a more affordable option at $25 to $35 per class.

For those who prefer a digital classroom, online lessons cost $35 to $55 per hour. Monthly ongoing instruction costs $170 to $315 with a prepaid discount.

Why should I take classical guitar lessons?

You should take classical guitar lessons if you have an acoustic guitar and want to learn how to play classical concertos or Spanish-style music with fingerpicking.

Classical guitar lessons teach you how to:

  • Use nylon-string guitars and strum with the fingers instead of a pick
  • Develop your fingers to focus on complex fingerpicking techniques
  • Understand classical music theory and sight-reading

At what age should I start classical guitar lessons?

Children generally begin their classical guitar journey between the ages of 6 to 10, or as soon as they can hold the instrument well with enough hand strength to press the strings. Adults of all ages can master the instrument with the correct guidance and consistent practice.

How many classical guitar lessons do I need?

The number of weekly classical guitar lessons you need will depend on your personal goals and dedication to practice. A beginner might grasp a simple song within 2 to 6 months, but acquiring proficiency like a professional requires 4 to 10 years on average.

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

You can find proficient classical guitar tutors nearby by looking at the listings here on the Lessons platform. Sometimes teachers ara available through local music stores too.

Before hiring your tutor, always:

  • Obtain quotes from a minimum of 3 teachers and clarify what they teach.
  • Review feedback about them on Google and the Lessons site.
  • Request a reference list of their past students.
  • Ask fellow parents about their children's experiences with the tutor.
  • Secure a written agreement and schedule prior to the first session.
  • Make small initial payments to gauge the tutor's compatibility before committing to a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing a classical guitar teacher?

Ask these pertinent questions to help you pick a classical guitar teacher:

  • Did you study music formally, and what qualifications do you have?
  • How many years have you been teaching classical guitar?
  • Could I have a trial lesson to see if your teaching method works for me?
  • What is the typical age range of your students?
  • Which model of acoustic guitar should I purchase?
  • Will you assign homework, and how much practice is required?
  • What type of strings are best for beginners?
  • Which books should I buy for learning classical guitar?
  • Can you accommodate different learning styles?
  • What essentials should I bring to class, and how long is each session?
  • Can I have a written copy of our class schedule?
  • What is your policy for missed classes?
  • Am I allowed to suggest songs that I would like to learn?

Reviews for Philadelphia classical guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
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
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
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