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Philadelphia Guitar Lessons

Brian Cassidy

Brian Cassidy

5.0 7 Reviews
I cut my musical chops at the famed Muscians Institute in Hollywood California. I have 20 years of playing, teaching, recording, and performance experience. I and have been fortunate enough to tour the country from coast to coast and showcase my skills for industry giants such as ‪Ahmet Ertegun‬, Debbie Harry, Obie O'Brien Steve Van Zant, and Jon Bon Jovi.  Iʼve shared the stage with the likes of Slash, Kid Rock, Cypress Hill, and The Deftones.  Through these experiences Iʼve learned the art of preparation, knowledge, and execution of both live and studio performances. ... View Profile
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Jake Garrison Guitar Lessons

Jake Garrison Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
I am a lifelong performing guitar player and teacher that specializes in teaching people to improvise. My favorite styles of music include rock, jazz, funk, and folk.  I have taught beginners to advanced players how to develop their improv skills I have my own home music studio we can work with or I will travel to you! You can check out my original material here! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sCUEj64w3o0 ... View Profile
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Wanamaker Lewis Guitar Lessons

Wanamaker Lewis Guitar Lessons

5.0 5 Reviews
My teaching approach: I am a veteran performer/teacher. I've played the Keswick and Sellersville Theatres and even Carnegie Hall. I have 3 albums out. I've taught many guitar and banjo classes. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Fingerpicking, Improvisation, Scales and Exercises
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Marshall Biever Music

Marshall Biever Music

5.0 4 Reviews
I have been teaching guitar for eight years. I've been performing in bands of various genres since the age of thirteen, and in addition to taking private lessons throughout high school, I studied guitar for two years at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Currently, I'm on and off the road with my own bands The Lion and the Badger and Bonsai Trees.Generally speaking my approach to teaching begins with a focus on rhythm and technical ability before moving on to theory. I prefer to work on music that my students are already familiar with and have a passion for, so I ask my students to bring music they would like to learn to their lesson ... View Profile
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Resonance School Of Music

Resonance School Of Music

5.0 3 Reviews
Interested in Music Lessons? We at Resonance School of Music know as parents and consumers you have many options when it comes to your choice in a suitable music school. Not only are our instructors highly trained and skilled, but our facilities offer beautiful newly reconditioned instruments, modern technologies, an in-house music library and the latest in recording and music production capabilities. Our studios are comfortable, spacious and complete with everything needed to ensure your best experience. Our goal as a studio is that our students needs, dreams and wants as a musician come first. This involves making sure students are suc ... View Profile
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Zack Devine Music Instructor

Zack Devine Music Instructor

5.0 2 Reviews
I have 24 years experience on guitar, 19 years voice experience, 10 years piano experience, and over 20 years of experience in music theory. I am currently studying through Berklee College of Music's online degree program for my bachelor's degree in guitar, working with the best teachers in the world, to become the most knowledgeable, well rounded teacher I can be. 
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Mount Laurel School Of Music

Mount Laurel School Of Music

5.0 1 Review
The Mount Laurel School of Music is South Jersey's BEST choice for private lessons! We cater to all ages, styles, and levels of experience, offering instructional programs for the following: voice and performance, piano, guitar, bass guitar, brass and woodwinds, violin and viola, as well as studio recording workshops!
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Silver Music Studios

Silver Music Studios

5.0 1 Review
Silver Music Studios has been an active private music studio since 1996. we have a dozen qualified, fun, friendly and knowledgable staff of guitar, voice, piano, ukelele and electric bass instructors on hand.  Lessons are typically held once a week in one of our convenient, quiet and comfortable studios. Free and easy parking at each location, Broomall and Drexel Hill, PA.  Silver Music Studios has been voted Best Instrumental Instruction in the area for 4 years running. Come see why. ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons With Pat McMahon

Guitar Lessons With Pat McMahon

5.0 1 Review
Guitar lessons with Pat McMahon are for New & Beginner, to Intermediate Level guitarists.  Lessons provide an open minded approach That allows the student to learn what they want to learn, weather it be their favorite song, or a structured lesson plan to progress skill level. I want my students to be inspired to play and get started on what gives them that inspiration right away. 
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Nathaniel Twer Guitar Lessons

Nathaniel Twer Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Learning guitar is one of the best things I've ever done and sharing that experience with others is just pure fun for me. I've been teaching for several years and I'd love to do it as much as possible.  My teaching theory revolves around SONGS picked out by the student and making sure they stay engaged and have FUN. The most important thing about learning guitar is that the student is still playing a year from now, not that they know every scale and chord in existence.  So if you want to become a musician quickly and learn to play your favorite songs I would love to be your teacher! ... View Profile
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Georgia E Gregory Interdenominational School Of Music

Georgia E Gregory Interdenominational School Of Music

5.0 1 Review
Our music school provides music instructions in piano, keyboard, organ, voice, guitar , percussion and dance for ages 2 yrs and up. Our classes are held Tuesdays 2-8 pm, Wednesday's 2-8 pm, Thursday's 2-8 pm and Saturdays, 9am-3 pm. We welcome new students and offer many special discounted packages or scholarships with proof of the free lunch program. We have been in our community 18 1/2 years and served over 2000 students. 
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Absolute Music School

Absolute Music School

5.0 1 Review
 An absolute music school we teach guitar voice piano drums and bass    We have a been in operation for over 30 years and customize our lessons to see our students   We are very community  Service oriented and give our students the opportunity to perform at different functions  review teaching as  a privilege And also work with children with learning disabilities
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A&G Music Center

A&G Music Center

5.0 1 Review
Our accomplished staff has over 20 years of professional experience in the music industry and they are sure to help you find the right instructor for you! We staff experienced, professional teachers, offering music lessons for guitar, bass, piano, brass, woodwinds, music theory, composition, drums, & percussion for beginners to professionals. Here at A&G, you will learn in a private, comfortable environment.
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Scott's Music Lessons

Scott's Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have been teaching Bass, Mandolin & Guitar for more than 25 years. I teach seminars with musicians improvising throughout the northeast with The Wernick Method (bgjam.com Classes & Camps). I have performed throughout the US. Some of my students have had great success becoming professional musicians. I have a natural tendency to encourage my students musically. I am able to get them to start playing songs immediately. I keep it fun while teaching the techniques needed for the students to excel rapidly. I operate a musical website BackstageView.com ... View Profile
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Fox Chase Music School

Fox Chase Music School

5.0 1 Review
We only have degreed profesinal full time musicians. They are dedicated to teaching students on the highest profesinal level possible. Our students get to perform in public at many veneues such as: local restaurants, retirement homes and hospitals.  This experience of performing helps to build confendence in our students. With each new performance parents and family can see the progress of their children. 
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Chris Jackowski Guitar Lessons

Chris Jackowski Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My name is Chris, I live in Philadelphia and have a lifelong passion for playing guitar. I have been playing for 12 years and teaching lessons for the past 5 years. I will help students acquire a wide vaiety of musical knowledge and touch upon various genres. From rock, blues, country, or jazz, I can help you learn the style of music you most desire! Please dont hesitate to contact me. I look forward to getting started!
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Practical Guitar Lessons

Practical Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and play out professionally every week solo.  I have lead worship at my church as well and have performed guitar, vocals, bass and drums on many recordings.  I have performed at venues such as Lincoln Financial Field, Wegmans, Manny Browns and many more.  To keep updated with my schedule, please visit Facebook.com/jasonfreyacoustic.
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Frank Butrey Guitar Lessons

Frank Butrey Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: To help the student develop the ability to perform, compose, improvise, enjoy and understand music. I will tailor the lessons to the student’s desired style/interests but will also introduce them to other styles/genres. A strong foundation in the basics (good technique, some reading skills, basic theory, and song form) is necessary for a student of any level. This quickens the learning process and gives the student the ability to interact and communicate with other musicians as well as learn songs on their own. These skills would be worked on. If the student is interested in making a career in music or, if the interest ... View Profile
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John Gorbe's Guitar System

John Gorbe's Guitar System

Hi, My name is John Gorbe. I'm an endorsed, professional guitarist in Northeast Philly. I have over 20 years experience teaching guitar to students of all levels, ages and styles. I'm flexible in my approach and will work with your schedule to make you the best guitarist you can be! I also have a unique ranking system I developed to give you goals to reach along your musical journey. If you have any questions please contact me. Also check out my youtube channel to learn a little more about what I do: http://www.youtube.com/johngorbe ... View Profile
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Medford School Of Music

Medford School Of Music

Hello everyone. My name is Jim and my wife is Michele. We are the owners of Medford School of Music. With more than 33 years of musical experience, the staff at Medford School of Music are qualified to teach you all about the instruments you've always wanted to learn about through our music lessons. Medford School of Music is not cold and stuffy like most music institutes are believed to be. We are able to be much more casual, laid back, and just plain fun, so that your music can come naturally. Music should always be an uplifting and positive experience, which is the atmosphere we try to create within our school. Stop in today to start exp ... View Profile
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Resonant Recording

Resonant Recording

I have been so fortunate to be involved in the music industry for the past 28 years. I spent the majority of the 2000's touring in a rock band and am very grateful for that experience. I have been teaching since 1995 and love to share my knowledge with students. I am equally comfortable teaching either guitar/music theory or audio production as they have been my two focuses since I began my journey in music at age 14. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals in music and sharing everything I have learned over the course of my journey. ... View Profile
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Samwise Guitar Lessons

Samwise Guitar Lessons

Hi my name is Samuel (Sam). I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old. I have always been passionate about music, and the arts in in general. I love teaching and passing on the knowledge that I have learned throughout my years of playing a whole range of genres and styles. Blues, Hard Rock, Folk, Flamenco, Alternative, Modern, Some classical. My philosophy when it comes to teaching is to be fun, flexible, enthusiastic, and patient as well with my students. Whether a beginner or years of experience playing the instrument. My aim is always to help my students improve their playing and reach their goals. I'm really excited to start this ... View Profile
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Ira Strum Guitar Lessons

Ira Strum Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach guitar lessons with a method that is more geared towards fun and being able to socialize with music than with theory (at least in the beginning). I find that most of my students appreciate this more than having to go through entire guitar lessons devoted to theory.Once the music bug has bitten everything else falls into place when explained. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home. Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Burlington County New Jersey - Ramblewood, Greentree, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Medford, Evesham, Voorhees Township, Mount Holly, ... View Profile
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Top Tier Guitar Studio

Top Tier Guitar Studio

Nick has been teaching in the South Jersey area for 14 years and opened Top Tier Guitar Studio in 2008. Education includes a B.A. in Music with majors in Classical Guitar and Music Theory. All ages and styles are welcome to come learn. Nick has been teaching guitar lessons to students of all ages and skill levels for several years, and holds a B.A. in Music for Classical Guitar Performance as well as in Music Composition. Nick has taken several of his students from complete beginners to college-level performance ability in little more than a year of study, and has never had a student leave without achieving drastic improvement. Music Styl ... View Profile
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Ian Macaulay Guitar Lessons

Ian Macaulay Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I try to strike a good balance between note reading/theory and ear training. Having toured with multiple international artists (Estelle, John Legend, Eric Roberson) I use my own personal experience to show my students just what it takes to become proficient on the guitar. I also have a BM in Jazz Performances. I think my diverse influences and strong educational background are very important. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Students' homes in or near Camden County (Haddonfield, Cherry Hill), My Studio in Haddon Townshi ... View Profile
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Greg Snyder Guitar Lessons

Greg Snyder Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I want to equip all of my students with the necessary skills to perform. This means the student will learn theory, sight reading skills, scales, improvisation skills, keys, they will learn how to use their ears, build a repertoire of music... The student can choose any genre to explore, but they will learn the material thoroughly. It is not good enough to just learn how to play a song from TAB. If you want to be a better player, you have to understand music. I try to do all of this while making the lessons fun. We crack a lot of jokes, but then spend time on some mind twisting material. My influences are: Started with E ... View Profile
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Jeff Skull Guitar Lessons

Jeff Skull Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I try to strike a balance between the students' interests and what they need to know to be a reasonably well-rounded player. I love helping people figure out and play their favorite music, and seeing them smile the first time they see they can really play! I know for some people the guitar is simply a hobby while for others it's a career, so I tailor my approach to the individual. I've noticed some people enjoy a very structured approach while others like things to be more relaxed. I happy teacher either style. My influences are: Jimmy Hendrix, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Slash, Jimmy Page and many others - too many ot ... View Profile
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NJ School Of Music

NJ School Of Music

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Established in 1958, the New Jersey School of Music is South Jersey's oldest Music School. Our expert, degreed, and professional staff instructs students of all ages and levels as well as all instruments including: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Drums, Trumpet, Banjo, Mandolin and Harmonica to name a few. Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: We have various days and times available Monday through Saturday. Please call or visit our website for ... View Profile
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Hunts Annex Studios School Of Music

Hunts Annex Studios School Of Music

My teaching approach: Hunts Annex Studios is Delaware County's premier school of music for practicing musicians. The school offer professional instruction on most instruments, but focuses mainly on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, and Recording Engineering. All of the instructors at Hunts are experienced full tiime professional instructors. See our students in action on our YouTube Channel, and see what we can do for you!! My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Mus ... View Profile
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Ron Bennett Guitar Lessons

Ron Bennett Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing, performing, and writing songs for 30 years. I play bottleneck slide guitar blues, rock and folk (fingerstyle). Learning songs is one of the best ways to improve playing and develop a personal style. I will teach you to play the songs that you want to learn and if the level of technique has not yet been reached, you will learn the techniques that will make it possible. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales ... View Profile
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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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Philadelphia Guitar Lessons

(38 reviews)

Philadelphia Guitar Instruction

Don Kimenker · Philadelphia, PA


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Don Kimenker is teaching electric, acoustic, classical, and bass guitar to all levels of students in the Philadelphia, and on his profile Don clearly demonstrates his experience and thoughtfulness inherent in his guitar teaching by describing what a guitar lesson with him might entail. I concentrate on a few things:

a.) agreed direction and check in with you
b.) enjoyment level, especially for kids
c.) good mix of songs to technique material


A 30 minute lesson is made up of reviewing the previous week’s materials and moving on to new and satisfying stuff for the student. I try to mix theory with specific ways to apply the theory so it’s less confusing. Lesson culminate into optional annual recital.”

Don Kimenker Gives Guitar Lessons That Broaden His Students' Knowledge and Perspective in Philadelphia

The team at Lessons.com is often gratified that our site attracts guitar teachers who take their music, their guitar playing, and their guitar teaching so seriously, and what we see on Don’s profile certainly fortifies our feelings. Taking a close look at how much care he’s put into describing his guitar lessons is sure to give you the same feeling we have. What he says about the positive effects of learning music, particularly guitar, is another example of his sincerity and dedication:

“I think all students are ideal. Everyone is different and has different time available for practicing and lessons. My opinion is that any exposure to music is good for a person – any person. I believe strongly that music advances a person’s ability to think in life as it opens up pathways in the brain that might have otherwise been closed or diminished.”

Every guitar student, or his or her parents, have the right to expect nothing less from a guitar teacher than what Don Kimeneker brings to his guitar teaching, and we hope you’ll check out his profile to find out more.
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