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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in Arlington, VA

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Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

Ron Turner Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Rick A. says, "Extremely knowledgeable and very patient!" Read more
Ottley Music School, Inc.

Ottley Music School, Inc.

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
51+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Charlotte .. says, " I think Ann started around the holiday season, she’s had about one academic semester of once per week classes. She was still 2 years old when she started at Ottley’s Music School. Now she can find middle C, identify A, B or C anywhere on the keyboard, read notations like piano meaning play softly, fortissimo meaning play loudly, and quarter rest. She has been introduced to half and full notes and rests, but doesn’t yet consistently apply them. She can play simple 3-note sequences with either the left or right hand but sometimes prefers to play all notes with either her thumb or index finger rather than following the assigned fingers for each key. It’s really an extraordinary amount of progress for her age. I’ve been surprised" Read more
Julie Starling  Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

Julie Starling Music Lessons - Piano, Guitar, Uke, Bass

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Arlington, VA
I offer Online lessons via Zoom Learn the Music YOU want to play! I teach piano and guitar, ukulele, and electric bass. Pop, rock, classical, blues, folk, jazz, improvising, arranging, composing, and music theory. Relaxed and fun! 20+ years experience. I started teaching music lessons at age 15. BPS in Guitar Berklee College of Music 2022. BA in Drama/Music CUA 1988. AFA in Studio Art MC 2010. I believe private lessons are the best environment for learning. It is a dynamic trade back and forth of ideas. I really enjoy that each student brings something different to the music and challenges me to personalize the material for them. I lo...
Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
6 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Joe L. says, "Morgan has done a great job in helping me take my playing, and my understanding of the guitar, to the next level. He makes learning music theory fun, and he focuses on exactly what you need to know to improve your playing. I look forward to every lesson, and I leave every lesson as a better guitar player. Lessons with Morgan is one of the best investments in myself that I’ve ever made." Read more
Preludio Music Lessons

Preludio Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Tessa C. says, "I started taking lessons from Chris about two months ago as an absolute beginner and have seen a huge improvement over that time. Chris designs his lessons with a mix of standard/fundamental guitar exercises and songs of your choosing and it's great working with a teacher who understands that practicing needs to be fun in order to make you want to keep learning. In addition to building lessons that make learning guitar fun, Chris also works with me to coordinate lessons around my already busy schedule. One of my biggest roadblocks to finally starting guitar lessons was finding a teacher who would be flexible on timing and work with me to build guitar into my life, and Chris has done a wonderful job coordinating with me to make lessons possible. It's been such a great experience to learn a new skill as an adult and I would 10/10 recommend lessons with Chris!" Read more
Tony Rivera Guitar/Piano/Bass/Vocal Instruction

Tony Rivera Guitar/Piano/Bass/Vocal Instruction

5.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Arlington, VA
Andrew T. says, "Very patient and can explain lessons well" Read more
Apex Music

Apex Music

5.0(3)
4 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
Shawn C. says, "Ken is a consummate professional and has taken the time to teach me music theory as well as the mechanics of how to actually play guitar. This is incredibly important to me as I hope to someday compose music. Ken is consistent in his approach and really "gets" how to teach. He knows how to communicate technique in a supportive yet disciplined manner so the student truly gets the most from the session. Cannot recommend more highly! SCG Alexandria, VA" Read more
John Ticktin

John Ticktin

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Arlington, VA
Ben L. says, "Blues isn't something you "learn," but must "experience." Of all forms of music - rock, pop, folks, jazz - blues requires more musical "phrasing" and self-awareness. It's part of you, the musician, not something that is independent of you. I mention this because John embodies the genuine Blues. If you want to learn guitar and the Blues, John can do (like so many other teacher)... but what distinguishes John is he will guide your inner musicianship to externally manifest - for me, through my guitar. In short, John is better than advertised and highly recommend him for anyone who seeks music to be part of his/her life." Read more
Beleo Music Group

Beleo Music Group

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Arlington, VA
All of our teachers are vetted and trained by the founder of a national music school chain Seeing student develop from beginners to professionals earning a living and gaining acclaim
GuitarTrain

GuitarTrain

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
The Guitar Train provides quality guitar lessons for students interested in group lessons or private instruction, while accommodating all age groups and levels. We offer group/class lessons in the elementary level and up for kids interested in learning the guitar in a fun-filled atmosphere with children of the same age group and level. Private Instruction- The Guitar Train offers private instruction in many styles of playing including Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Suzuki and Country guitar styles. Study with a degreed, qualified, and professional guitarist and musician for all of your musical interests. ProGroup/Class lessons- The Guitar...

Your acoustic guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acoustic guitar lessons cost near me?

Most acoustic guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for 30 to 60 minutes. Private class prices are $45 to $70 per hour and give students the most attention. Group guitar lessons cost $25 to $35 per session for a collaborative learning environment with less personal attention.

Subscriptions for ongoing lessons are available from $170 to $315 per month.

Are acoustic guitar lessons worth it?

Acoustic guitar lessons are worth it because the structured teaching style motivates students and enhances faster progress. A private instructor also helps to prevent the development of poor techniques common in self-taught musicians.

What age is good to start acoustic guitar lessons?

You can start acoustic guitar lessons for children from ages 6 to 10 years old while adults can start lessons at any age. The journey of mastering the guitar is dependent on your dedication to practice and your teacher's qualifications.

How many acoustic guitar lessons do I need?

The amount of acoustic guitar lessons you need will depend on what you want to accomplish and how frequently you practice. Learning a simple song takes 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering the guitar like a professional musician takes 4 to 10 years.

Is there a difference between electric and acoustic guitar lessons?

There are many differences between electric and acoustic guitar lessons because these instruments have unique features.

An electric guitar requires you to learn:

  • How to use an amplifier
  • How to work with effects and foot pedals
  • What makes a wide range of sounds for rock, metal, blues, or jazz
  • Techniques like power chords, palm muting, and note bending

However, learning to play an acoustic guitar is simpler because it doesn't connect to amplifiers or cables. Acoustic guitar playing uses different finger techniques to make a resonant sound suitable for folk, country, pop, and blues music.

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

To find the most suitable acoustic guitar lessons, you can peruse the list of nearby teachers here on the Lessons website. Also, don't overlook the potential of local music stores for guitar lessons.

Before settling on a guitar teacher, it's crucial to:

  • Review the prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Examine reviews about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Ask for references from other students they've taught.
  • Consult with other parents to gauge their children's experience with the teacher.
  • Get a written schedule and contract prior to the first lesson.
  • Evaluate the teacher's compatibility before signing up for a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing an acoustic guitar teacher?

To choose the best acoustic guitar teacher, it helps to pose these questions:

  • What music-related degrees do you have?
  • Is there an option for a complimentary first session to see if we're a good fit?
  • What is the extent of your experience in teaching guitar?
  • Which type of acoustic guitar would be most appropriate for me to practice on?
  • What's the average age range of your student base?
  • Will you assign finger drills for me to practice outside of lessons?
  • How much independent practice do you recommend between classes?
  • Which specific textbooks should I get?
  • How many styles of guitar music can you teach?
  • Could you adjust your instructional methods if I'm having difficulties?
  • What should I bring to our classes?
  • How long is each session?
  • Could I get a copy of our class timetable, agreement, and terms of payment?
  • What is your protocol to cancel a class due to an unforeseen circumstance?
  • Is there flexibility to add some of my favorite songs into the curriculum?

Reviews for Arlington acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Arlington area.
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
Laura M.
The Ottley Music School has been instrumental in helping my daughter learn to read music and perform appropriate but challenging pieces. The teachers encourage each child to reach their potential while providing top notch instruction. We are happy with the quality of instruction and performance opportunities our child has received at Ottley Music School.
Ottley Music School, Inc.
Julia M.
Explains things in an easily understandable way; keeps lessons fun while including music theory. Improvements already apparent after just a few lessons. Comfortable rehearsal space, plenty of educational materials, and very clearly a skilled instructor.
Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons
Emma A.
I found Chris on lessons.com when I started my bass guitar journey. Before jumping into anything, he asked for background information before structuring lessons that would best fit my needs. I started working with Chris in the middle of September and I am so glad I was able to connect with someone who listens and encourages you to take an extra step when you may not feel confident to do so. Since working with Chris I have learned and gained an extraordinary amount of musical theory, playing by ear, and technical skills on the bass. He is an excellent teacher who is patient, kind and knowledgeable in this field. I highly recommend hiring Chris as either your bass guitar, guitar, or double bass teacher. Regardless of your age or skill level Chris will make sure that you are successful in your journey!
Preludio Music Lessons
Chris H.
Ken is very knowledgable about the guitar. He can be fairly patient.
Apex Music
A. R.
So thrilled to have Jim as my daughter’s instructor! He’s incredibly friendly, kind & patient. He has an obvious love for all music & is a wonderful teacher. In just two lessons my daughter is already playing one of her favorite songs & she’s so excited about her lessons! Couldn’t ask for more!
Jim Steed Music
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