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Find guitar lessons in Columbia, SC

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Top 10 guitar teachers in Columbia, SC

Students agree: these Columbia guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Doyle Bozone Instrument Lessons

Doyle Bozone Instrument Lessons

5.0Exceptional(21)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
Sushma K. says, "My daughter that is in middle school now has been taking clarinet lessons from Mr. Doyle . He is very patient and has helped her improve as a musician. He helps motivate her and is a great teacher. I highly recommend him. " Read more
Clever Communication

Clever Communication

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
I provide lessons; taught in a manner that is fun; but also structured to fast track students to learn quickly and understand what they are learning. I have over 40 years of actual experience, teaching; gigging; touring and jamming. If you are a beginner to advanced level I have a plan for your success. Passing on my experience and skill set to make a fun learning environment for my studemts.
Columbia Arts Academy®

Columbia Arts Academy®

5.0Exceptional(11)
21+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
Francis R. says, "I can't say enough about Columbia Arts Academy! They are soooo friendly and professional here. Its very refreshing! If you're looking for music lessons look no further!" Read more
Metaphysical University

Metaphysical University

4.5(2)
5+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
Dena S. says, "Great" Read more
Gene Anthony Music LLC

Gene Anthony Music LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Columbia, SC
Sam B. says, "His experience teaching/ and working with students." Read more
Bill’s Music Hall & Pickin Parlor

Bill’s Music Hall & Pickin Parlor

New on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
We present an environment conducive to aspiring musicians young and old. We bring them along at their own pace with consistent support, encouragement and enthusiasm for their talent. We’ve been teaching for at least 20 years.
Freeway Music

Freeway Music

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
We offer private music lessons for all ages and skill levels. We provide multiple opportunities for our students to perform in themed showcases, open mics, and local events/festivals. We encourage our students to develope their own style and equipt them with the tools to achive their personal goals.
Summer's Melodies

Summer's Melodies

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
Founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, Summer's Melodies is the go-to provider for private, in-home music lessons in and around the Charlotte NC and Columbia SC areas. The company offers expert instruction in piano, guitar, and voice. Their dedicated teachers bring music right to your doorstep, making learning convenient and personalized. We also offer in studio lessons in the Irmo SC area. Experience the harmonious blend of convenience and quality with Summer's Melodies.
Christopher Schoelen's Music Classroom

Christopher Schoelen's Music Classroom

New on Lessons
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
I am a recent graduate with a Doctorate of Music Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. I also graduated with my M.M. fro the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. There I studied with the world-renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk who is a direct student of the legendary guitarist Andres Segovia. Currently, I work part-time teaching 12 students guitar at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia. I also teach ukulele, Spanish, Italian, and English to a variety of students online. I have also just completed my debut album titled, "Anima - The Music of Spain and Italy for the Guitar." This album is a tribute and memorial t
Music Speaks

Music Speaks

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Columbia, SC
I meet the student where they are at and develop a plan that is tailored for each individual. I enjoy getting to meet students and families from many different backgrounds and help them achieve their musical goals.

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 Columbia guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Columbia area.
Diane B.
Knowledgeable, fun, great influence on my son, my son looks forward to his time with Mr. Bozone.
Doyle Bozone instrument lessons
Steve S.
What a great place. I had been going to another place to get lessons and just got tired of not being treated well. These people are on it.
Columbia Arts Academy®
Kiesha S.
He’s great with kids. My daughter looks forward to her lessons. He’s teaching her music history along with how to play and ready music😊. I would recommend him.
Metaphysical University
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