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Top 10 guitar teachers in Knoxville, TN

Students agree: these Knoxville guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Roger Hay Guitar Lessons

Roger Hay Guitar Lessons

12 hires on Lessons
Serves Knoxville, TN
Josh P. says, "I have been going to guitar lessons for three weeks, and I have learned so much. I had very little experience with a guitar in my hands before I began lessons. Mr. Roger Hay is a great teacher. He has an outstanding passion and knowledge for the guitar." Read more


Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
Peyten W. says, "He is kind, patient and professional. We love it! " Read more
James & Melodies

James & Melodies

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
I focus on song writing/guitar playing in a holistic way, so to speak and allow individuals/artists to delve into the more complex areas, such as Music Theory, when they are ready--- We each have our own song deep inside of us and it's a very personal, revealing, and beautiful journey when we embark on a path to self discovery!! I am merely guide who shares my own experience and the wisdom passed down to me by some great melody makers!! I could say EVERYTHING and it would hold true, however, there is definitely something extra special about watching a human being find their song and utilize an awesome tool like the Guitar to really fine tune ...

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 Knoxville guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Knoxville area.
Brad T.
If I could give Roger 100 stars I would. Today was the 2nd lesson for me. I've been playing for roughly 14 years or so now but never really got too much into music theory. I just had a few lessons when I was a teen and learned some songs for the praise band I was in at my church. In the two lessons I've already learned so much. He really knows his music theory and is extremely professional!!!! If you're wanting to take up lessons I can highly recommend him!!!!
Roger Hay Guitar Lessons
Matt B.
Rob treats every student as an individual tailoring the instruction to meet you needs, goals, and abilities. Ever the encourager, he inspires each student to reach his or her potential. My son and I have been taking lessons from him for a few years now and it is usually the best part of our week. I highly recommend Rob without reservation. Disclaimer: I received no benefit from this review other than I now can play the guitar—a lifelong dream.
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