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Top 10 guitar teachers in Pittsburgh, PA

Students agree: these Pittsburgh guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

5.0Exceptional(31)
Offers online services
61 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Mara A. says, "He is a great teacher! He's always ready to explore the music that my son is interested in and provides opportunities to learn how to improvise and play with other musicians. My son has been learning so much from him and has received much encouragement. We're so pleased to have found G4 Guitar!" Read more
William Lockard Music Lessons

William Lockard Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
18 hires on Lessons
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Emily D. says, "Starting my lessons with William has been absolutely the best way for me to learn violin as a beginner! As someone who has some music experience but no violin, he met me where I was in terms of music knowledge and every lesson is full of helpful information and exercises. I have enjoyed every lesson. I highly recommend learning violin (or any instrument) with him!" Read more
Vlad's Music School

Vlad's Music School

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
We are teaching music to kids and adults in a fun by making people fall in love music. Rather then forcing them to exercise excessively on things they don’t like.
Conrad Flater Guitar School

Conrad Flater Guitar School

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Davis L. says, "Taught me to play guitar when we were both only 12 years old. He makes it so easy to learn and teaches great techniques. His understanding of musical theory truly makes him one of the most talented guitarists i've ever known. Cant imagine learning guitar from someone else. " Read more
Jared' S Lessons

Jared' S Lessons

5.0(2)
3 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Judy G R. says, "Really great he’s brilliant. And very good with me and the pace I need " Read more
Dave Iglar

Dave Iglar

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
44+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
author of Guitarimetrix method for scales and improvising, teaching/performing over 40 years see www.daveiglar.com
Dofka Guitar Lessons

Dofka Guitar Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Teaching guitar since 1986, Take it from someone experienced and get results. Lessons are at a Great facility, JK Musician's Workshop in Washington, Pa. Jim has toured and recorded with everyone from Country Music Legend Lorrie Morgan to Heavy Metal artists Leather Leone, Dofka, and every style in between. Focus on music theory, technique and song performance. Sound great and know what you are doing! Why not have it all? It's fantastic watching progress in students, both children and adults. Playing guitar as well as other musical instruments is fulfilling and therapeutic.
Guitar System Over Drive

Guitar System Over Drive

New on Lessons
Offers online services
26+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
A Fast Paced Guitar Learning System Designed for Students of all levels to advacence at playing guitar, by teaching inovative practice habits that will build skill, knowledge and giving Students Confidance, most of all, Transforming learning and playing GUITAR IN TO A FUN AND EXCITING EXPERIANCE!
Pittsburgh Music Academy, Inc

Pittsburgh Music Academy, Inc

New on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Founded in 1996, The Pittsburgh Music Academy draws on its vast experience to offer top-notch music education to the communities around Carnegie, Pittsburgh, and surrounding areas. The academy provides both private and group lessons in a variety of instruments including violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, and piano. Their highly trained faculty members, many of whom specialize in the Suzuki Method, offer supplementary lessons in music theory and composition, along with opportunities to perform in recitals and concerts. With over 300 students, they cater to all ages and skill levels.
The Music Note

The Music Note

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
The Music Note is a highly esteemed company located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serving in the surrounding areas. The company's primary focus is on providing premier music-related services, catering to a wide range of clientele. The Music Note is renowned for its dedication to quality and customer satisfaction, making it a preferred choice for many.

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 Pittsburgh guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Pittsburgh area.
Chris S.
Monty is patient and flexible . Very good teacher .
G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh
Danielle H.
William has been instrumental in my journey in learning how to play the viola. I had no prior musical experience, but with his guidance I have come a long way as an adult student in just a few months. He has provided me not only with the resources and tools to build my skills, but also the confidence and desire to stick with it. I look forward to my weekly lessons with William because he is a wonderful teacher and truly such a kind person. He is an extremely talented and knowledgeable instructor, with an innate ability to connect with his students and draw on their strengths to maximize the experience. He has made what seemed like a daunting task of learning an instrument excitingly doable, as I walk away after my lessons each week feeling like I’ve made new progress and learned something new. I am so thankful that I stumbled across his profile here on lessons.com because he is the kind of teacher that you can tell is truly passionate about what he does and I genuinely enjoy his company during our lessons. Highly recommend, one of the best teachers I have ever had!!
William Lockard Music Lessons
Al A.
This dude can absolutely shred the strings like no one I have ever seen. Feels good learning from an up & coming legend himself!
Conrad Flater guitar school
Adolfo F.
Jared is an awesome teacher and a great motivator. He's good at going at my learning speed, patient when I'm just not understanding something, and interested in teaching me stuff to get me playing music that I'm into. Highly recommended.
Jared' s lessons
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