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Arlington Guitar Lessons

The Note Factory

The Note Factory

5.0 11 Reviews
My name is Mike Zampi and I teach music instruction in Columbia and Severna Park in Acoustic, Electric, Instrumental, Folk, Open Tunings, Jazz, Lead, Blues, and Rock guitar.I also teach bass, drums, percussion, steel drums, ukele, vocals, lyric writing, production, engineering, and songwriting.I've been teaching music instruction for 28 years and my goal is turn each student into a musician by reading music, understanding note values, and learning the art of playing by ear.  I have been a professional musician for 46 years and have released seven personal CDs and two DVDs.  I have also produced and engineered 100's of regional music ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 11 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Jim Steed Music

Jim Steed Music

5.0 10 Reviews
The Best In-Home Music Lesson Experience in the DC Metro Area! I Teach Guitar, Vocals, Bass Guitar, and Songwriting and Production....At YOUR Home! I teach students of all ages, but I specialize in teaching kids!
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Ottley Music School, Inc.

Ottley Music School, Inc.

5.0 6 Reviews
Ottley Music School (OMS) is a multi-faceted, Better Business Bureau A+ rated business accredited, musical learning institution established in the Washington, D.C. area in 1973. Its motto is Founder Nevilla E. Ottley has earned B.Mus. (music ed. and piano)., M.A. (music history and organ performance), M.Mus. (choral and orchestral conducting), and has received about a dozen awards for her work in the DMV. A full biography is found at http://www.iamaonline.com/Bio/Nevilla_Eloise_Ottley-Adjahoe.htm . OMS offers private lessons with over a dozen qualified teachers in piano, organ, voice and drama, stringed instruments (harp and guitars as well a ... View Profile
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Samguitar

Samguitar

5.0 6 Reviews
Professional Guitar Instructor(Top 10 in this area) 30 years of professional guitar teaching experience specializing in tailored learning paths for beginner through advanced level students of all ages and musical backgrounds Developed customized curriculum based on clients' needs Organized all aspects of private lessons from invoicing, scheduling and lesson management Please check my website www.samguitar.net ... View Profile
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Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

Morgan Henry Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
My teaching approach: I teach popular styles except classical, hiphop, ethnic and flamenco. Guitar playing is FUN. My teaching style is to find songs you want to play, and inject necessary concepts into the process of learning it. Includes music theory and technique. I use ear training, chord diagrams, tab, even standard notation. Bring songs or use my library. My background is in bands, in living rooms, and in the studio. So I can teach you to play by yourself, with others or in bands. My influences are: The British Invasion and folkies got me going in the last 60's - but I've been in bands since then, learning whatever was popular in each d ... View Profile
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Larry Hoffman Music

Larry Hoffman Music

5.0 3 Reviews
I teach all Levels and Styles of folk, blues, and jazz guitar as well as all levels of music theory. My fees are $60 an hour / $35 a half-hour Details of my program: I teach students to understand the instrument --and music --in such a way as to prepare them for whatever styles of music they choose to play. I will teach you how to play and improvise over songs of all styles, as well as how to create your own arrangements of songs that you choose, in any idiom, as well as creating your own songs. SONGS -- students choose the songs that they most want to play, and I coach them as they create individual arrangements. Songwriting and arranging is ... View Profile
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Apex Music

Apex Music

5.0 3 Reviews
I stand out by being able to answer your questions,Teaching you every aspect of guitar playing. This includes Reading,Improvisation,Songwriting,Music Theory,Soloing and Accompanying Singers or playing in a band in every idiom of Music from Rock, Metal, Blues, Country & Jazz. I have taught Guitar over 25 years with students from all ages and backgrounds and experience levels, whether Beginner or Experienced. If you are serious about learning to play Guitar,I will take you Seriously! I have the teaching ability and patience to guide you on your journey as a Musician. I have a Bachelors in Music Education. I am an Alumni of Berklee College o ... View Profile
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Seidenman's Guitar

Seidenman's Guitar

5.0 3 Reviews
I have been performing as a professional classical guitarist for over 25 years. I have at least 15 years of experience teaching guitar, including teaching at Dale Music Co. and Montgomery College Music Department as an adjunct guitar instructor. I am currently on the faculty of the Maryland Music Academy in Columbia, Maryland. I started guitar lessons when I was 8 years old, and have studied with a few well known concert guitarists. I have performed in master classes with internationally recognized guitarists, have given solo guitar recitals in several concert halls, as well as performed in international guitar festivals. I have made several ... View Profile
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Nate's Music Lessons

Nate's Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Offering a wide range of instruments.  Violin, piano, guitar, and digital music production classes.  Complete teaching bio below: Nate has taught violin to students of all levels ranging from complete beginner to advanced, working on vibrato, shifting, and advanced repertoire. He received a minor in music education at George Mason University, specializing in Suzuki Violin training for beginner students. He also studied specialized strategies for improving sound quality and tone for advanced violin students. He emphasizes relaxed muscles while playing regardless of the sound output, and strong fundamentals for tone quality and intona ... View Profile
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Music Spectrum School For The Arts

Music Spectrum School For The Arts

5.0 2 Reviews
Best value in the highest quality music, art and dance instruction
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Play Like A Pro Music Studio

Play Like A Pro Music Studio

3.0 2 Reviews
I'm a professional guitar instructor performer. I teach lead and bass guitar lessons. I have performed all over the East Coast. I study music at Berklee College.
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Mendez Guitar

Mendez Guitar

5.0 2 Reviews
I am flexible and in-depth, figuring out what makes each student have that  'aha' learning moment. I execute and am interested in a variety of styles including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Latin, Classical, Folk and Country.
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E. Carter Enterprises

E. Carter Enterprises

5.0 2 Reviews
With more than thirty years of experience, Earl has performed with quite a few well known artists including many grammy-nominated celebrities. My performance and recording resume includes Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Coolio, EU, Tony Terry, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne, Mike Phillips, Gerald Veasley, Michael Lington, Bobby Lyle, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, Bobby Humphrey, Miles Jaye, Pamela Williams and many others. In addition, He has released eight solo recording projects and worked as the music director for overseas projects, television shows and more. His influences are: Jimi Hendr ... View Profile
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Sweet Spot School

Sweet Spot School

5.0 1 Review
What we value most is transmitting the joy of growing, of acquiring new skills, of improving, and loving music more and more. There is no better way to get this feeling than working in a professional recording studio with a team of people who do this for a living. This is how the Sweet Spot School is different from most other place that teach.  We understand music theory and we understand the music industry and the business of music. ... View Profile
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Greggory Hammond Guitar Lessons

Greggory Hammond Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: Each student has their own way of learning. My experience as a teacher and player helps me determine the best way for each student to learn, resulting in the most progress in the least amount of time. I blend many methods to custom fit the needs and desires of each student. Students leave each lesson with a set of exercises to practice until the next lesson -- the amount of time the student dedicates at home is directly related to their progress. My influences are: Eric Clapton, Alex Lifeson, Jack Johnson, Tony Iommi, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joe Satriani, Trey Anastasio, Don Felder, David Gilmour. My guitar lessons take ... View Profile
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NoVa Guitar Lessons

NoVa Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I specialize in total beginners and "frustrated intermediates" on acoustic guitar. I have developed very sturctured, proven method that teaches the student to establish basics skills, and then build upon them, at their pace. See more at my website: http://novaguitarlessons.com 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: Loudoun County Fairfax County Reston VA Herndon VA Sterling VA Leesburg VA Ashburn VA Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Reading Music, Music Theory, Song Writing ... View Profile
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Christian Arts Studio

Christian Arts Studio

4.0 1 Review
I am very experienced and can accommodate and customize lessons according to students needs. I fell in love with music at an early age, and was attracted to guitar music at age 15.   Since then, I've been collecting guitars, learning all about the different brands.  I also began to explore different playing styles.   I played electric bass guitar in my first band
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Dan Lamaestra - One Step Up Studio

Dan Lamaestra - One Step Up Studio

I have played music for my entire adult life, and started on guitar at the age of 16. The US NavyBand is my main job, where I work as a classical and jazz pianist, and occasionally play guitar and bass as required for the job. I have been there for 13 years, and hold the position of presidential support pianist, for the White House and other official VIP functions. I am a student of music history and music theory, and believe every music student should have a well rounded approach to playing music. If you play by ear, I can help you read and understand what you are playing. If you are a reader mainly, I can help you improvise and use you ... View Profile
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CTM STUDIOS

CTM STUDIOS

We are a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional music lessons studio, with solid experience in the musical classroom. For the past 3 years, we have provided music lessons in-studio and in-home, for child and adult students.   Our educators are very comfortable with all aspects of the music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone colour, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition, and reading and listening skills. Our teachers possess solid understanding of these concepts and skills in the context of various musical styles, periods and genres. Our staff me ... View Profile
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Aaron Thaul Piano And Guitar Lessons

Aaron Thaul Piano And Guitar Lessons

I am a piano and guitar player with many years of teaching experience both privately and at Bach 2 Rock Music School in Bethesda. I studied Jazz at Emory University and spent 3 years playing in Jazz Combos there. I love Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Showtunes and I enjoy learning to play new pop songs as well as writing some of my own music. My greatest strengths as a teacher, I'm told, are that I'm fun, easy to get along with and good at simplifying complicated pieces. Looking forward to meeting you and getting started! ... View Profile
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Marcus Webb ONLINE ONLY     Guitar Lessons

Marcus Webb ONLINE ONLY Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Guitarist Marcus Webb is a recognized as a incredibly creative and innovative guitarists and a restless collaborator who is engaged in exploring and extending the boundaries of his instrument. Lessons with me take place ONLINE only via Skype. Topics covered: Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar.  Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: We will review or go over ... View Profile
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Jamin Kuhn Guitar Lessons

Jamin Kuhn Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I try to balance the personal goals of the student with what can help them achieve those goals. I also try to balance curiculum with free inquiry and improvisation. My influences are: John Standeffer, Joe Satriani, Switchfoot, dc Talk, Israel Houghton, Kirk Franklin, Caleb, U2, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, John Mark Mcmillan, Phil Keaggy, Steven Curtis Chapman 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: Bowie, MD 20716 Guitar Techniques: Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Improvisation, Fingerstyle, Open t ... View Profile
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Michael Scoglio Guitar Lessons

Michael Scoglio Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Michael Scoglio hails from Washington D.C. with a degree in bass performance from the Catholic University of America. He's had the pleasure of headlining the Luxor in Las Vegas, Disneyland, and the Kennedy Center with various groups and ensembles. He will customize the lesson to your particular musical tastes, and will guarantee that your lesson will be a fun and exciting experience every time. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Sca ... View Profile
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Arena Sound Music Instruction

Arena Sound Music Instruction

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Lessons should be enjoyable and designed around the student's or parent's goals. Description of scholarships or financial assistance : We plan to add a scholarship program. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music Styles Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, HipHop Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar ... View Profile
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Brian White Guitar Lessons

Brian White Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I find teaching to be the most rewarding field of music. I have been playing bass for 20 years and spent the majority in studio production of the bass. I spent the last 6 years touring trough Europe,Canada. and the United States. My musical background and influences ranga from classical to hard rock with a lot in the middle. I have a vast knowledge of not just music theory,but of the bass guitar. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Fingerpicking, Improvisation, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Bill Mott Guitar Lessons

Bill Mott Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Very laidback style of teaching. Degreed from University of Maryland. Past instructor at Bill's Music House and Music and Arts. Past students have been accepted into the Berklee College of Music and Peabody Conservatory. My influences are: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltraine, BB King, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughn 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: Mike's Music House and at my home studio in Columbia, Maryland Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompanim ... View Profile
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Robert Adams Guitar Lessons

Robert Adams Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I like to ensure that the student has a firm grasp on the guitar's tuning system and how that works out in patterns on the guitar and then based upon the students goals and objectives begin to work out how they want to best express themselves. I own a variety of electric and acoustic guitars; Fender, PRS, Takamine and amps as well Roland, Fender, Line 6, Peavey, Crate. I generally let the students try to find what THEY like and how we can develop the sound they hear in THEIR heads. My influences are: Prince, Jesse Johnson, Jimmy Nolan, Freddie Stone, Leo Nocentelli, Dez Dickerson, Wendy Melvoin,Carlos Santana, Jimi Hend ... View Profile
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Josh Urban Guitar Lessons

Josh Urban Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Hi there! I'm Josh, and I teach guitar for a living. I view myself as an ambassador to music, and want you to love it as much as I do. I truly believe we can all be great artists, or at least have a blast while playing guitar. It's my goal to help you...rock out! All levels are welcome in my studio. I work for you, and I never forget that. In addition to teaching, I play locally as well My influences are: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Brown, Beethoven, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Parker, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Beck My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place ... View Profile
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Ignacio Hernandez Guitar Lessons

Ignacio Hernandez Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have studied music in argentina and continued my studies at Berklee College of Music, in Boston. I have been a very active musician in New York, Greece, Washington DC and Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love all music styles and I have been working on many of them for several years My influences are: All the music in the world influences me, for bad or good, it's a constant discovery 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: In the Metro area or bus accesible Guitar Techniques: Jamming Skills, 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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