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Top 10 guitar teachers in Charlottesville, VA

Students agree: these Charlottesville guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Kevin Caruso

Kevin Caruso

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Charlottesville, VA
Hi! I have over 15 years experience playing and studying guitar. I’ve studied everyone from Mayer and Clapton and much of the blues guitar world. I’ve taken on eccentric players like Jerry Garcia, and guys like David Gilmour who get more out of less. Experience teaching and playing both Rythym and lead guitar, and can provide detailed understanding of chord structure, scales, and theory. Let’s get started and we’ll have you jamming in no time!
Hunter O'Neill Music And Language Lessons

Hunter O'Neill Music And Language Lessons

Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Charlottesville, VA
Kasey B. says, "I love Hunters passion and knowledge for music. He keeps my son on his toes challenging him with hiskeyboard. I absolutely love when my son comes to me telling me how much fun he has learning the keyboard/piano. A wonderful teacher makes a huge difference in peoples lives and Hunter you are doing just that. Thank you for all that you do to keep music alive... You rock!!!" Read more
Stevens School Of Music

Stevens School Of Music

3 hires on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves Charlottesville, VA
Molly B. says, "My daughter has really enjoyed the guitar lessons she has taken at Stevens Music. Her skills have definitely improved as has her knowledge of her instrument. My daughter is a teenager and Mr. Stevens is as comfortable with her as he is with younger children. " Read more
Front Porch Roots Music School

Front Porch Roots Music School

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Charlottesville, VA
The Front Porch is a non-profit roots music school based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our warm, family-friendly environment is a place where inspiration happens: we host classes, workshops, master classes, weekly jams, and performances. Our talented instructors, each professional musicians themselves, offer lessons and group classes in a variety of musical styles, including bluegrass, old time, gospel, acoustic blues, and folk. We are dedicated to educating and experiencing traditional, roots, and folk music and dance. Inspired by the rich musical heritage of Central Virginia, The Front Porch seeks to create a strong, vibrant musical commun...
Tangled Roots Music

Tangled Roots Music

New on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves Charlottesville, VA
I just love it when I teach a student a musical instrument, how excited they get when they are learning to play their first song,. That is what teaching is all about to me having that student who is really willing to learn and take it to the next level, I play and teach multiple instruments, I teach Guitar, Acoustic, Electric, Bass, Dobro, Steel Slide, and Mandolin.Do not teach Keyboards. I have a lot of patience when I teach . Started out in Delaware in a local music store, in 1989 with 20 or more students, then in 2008 came to Charlottesville Virginia and taught in a local music store here in town until the COVID pandemic, I have a few stud...

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 Charlottesville guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Charlottesville area.
Corinne I.
Hunter taught guitar and piano to our 8 years old son, for 2 years before we move to CA, he did a great job, transmitting his passion and love for music. Thank you Hunter.
Hunter O'Neill Music and Language Lessons
Chetana B.
Keith is an incredibly talented musician and a wonderful teacher for any skill level. He is easy to learn from and patient. I highly recommend getting guitar lessons with Keith.
Stevens School of Music
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