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Hampton Academy Of Music, Dance, And Drama, Inc.

Hampton Academy Of Music, Dance, And Drama, Inc.

4.8 5 Reviews
We provide a performing arts experience, all under one roof. We have a staff of ten professional instructors all of whom have a passion for teaching in their respective areas of expertise. We teach music, dance, and drama to children as well as adults in a professional and caring environment. Our instructors are degreed and/or have professional performing experience in their areas of instruction. Most importantly, we teach you what you want to learn, that which brings joy to your life. You tell us what you want to learn and we will help you reach your goals. We have been teaching via our studio for 32 years. Please visit our website at: www.h ... View Profile
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Thee Nux Guitar Lessons

Thee Nux Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: I teach private, one on one, hands on, lessons. Very little paperwork, almost all lessons are taught while playing! This is a very effective method of learning. I have a %100 student satisfaction rate! Even those who have never played- leave my 1st lesson, able to form chords, and actually make music! The 1st hour! 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: I mostly teach in my home/studio, in Va. Beach. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Re ... View Profile
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Barbaras Music Studio

Barbaras Music Studio

5.0 1 Review
I have been teaching for 51 yrs. I teach students how to read music and play notes up the neck of the guitar. Also how to play chords,fingerstyle guitar solos  also classical .I take  beginners from 7yrs to adults. Learn to play the right way. Call for an appointment. MONDAY THRU SATURDAY. sorry I don't travel to the students home to teach them . they take lessons at my studio . parents are welcome to sit in on the lessons .
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Music Makers

Music Makers

5.0 1 Review
We operate a one of a kind rock school and private lessons program in the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach, VA. Since opening our business in 2009, we have developed into a major network tool for music in the area. Get your creative juices flowing and reach out to us. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can realize your dreams of being a musician!
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Creative Music & Entertainment

Creative Music & Entertainment

4.0 1 Review
Students sing and play songs they love! Over 20 years teaching experience! Male and female instructors Offering all instruments, voice, drama and art Positive learning environment. Foundational techniques in a contemporary method  Lots of performance opportunities! Ages 3 to 103! Any level welcome!  Study music the way you created. No cookie-cutter approach  www.creativemusicva.net ... View Profile
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Carlton Savage Guitar Lessons

Carlton Savage Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: My approach is to start with the basics to make sure there are no bad habits so that they can be corrected early. I also like to keep lessons at a pace that is fun and effective. Providing students with the tools that will allow them to learn on there own. My influences are: George Benson, Jose Feliciano, Pat Martino, The Beatles, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Paul Jackson Jr., Chet Atkins, Scott Henderson, Joe Diorio, John Scofield, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and more. My lessons currently take place on Skype which allow more flexibility and convenience. I will come to your home if it is in range, ... View Profile
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Rob White's Guitar Lessons

Rob White's Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I've been playing guitar for 29 years and teaching 8 years and i have alot of professional performance and recording experiences. I specialize in gospel/christian music but can teach a variety of styles.My approach to teaching i start with the basics,basic scales chords and we move up and i teach how to hear and use it. Music Styles: Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar Instrument Types: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Electric bass The number of years I've given guitar lessons: 4 Year(s) ... View Profile
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Robert White Guitar Lessons

Robert White Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Ive been playing guitar for 20 years and teaching four years and i have alot of professional porformance and recording exsprience.I specialize in gospel/christian music but can teach a veriety of styles.My approach to teaching i start with the basics,basic scales chords and we move up and i teach how to hear and use it. 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: I teach in my home or either the students home in the surrounding area. Guitar Techniques: Scales and Exercises, Jamming Skills, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Lea ... View Profile
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Bill Ahlman Guitar Lessons

Bill Ahlman Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I am a certied music educator with more than 35 years experience. I am caring, gentle, and interested in making your lessons fun and enjoyable and beneficial My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection
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Adrian Nother Guitar Lessons

Adrian Nother Guitar Lessons

 I am a university music major graduate . My teaching style has been described as laid back and fun. My goal is to teach peolple to be able to teach themselves. Drawing on the many aspects that can be found within the realm of the guitar, students will experience and understand concepts such as strong rhythmic playing, chords, scales and solos, theory, read music/tablature, plus much more. My influences many: Jimmy Page, David Gilmore, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vauhgn, Malmsteen, Randy Rhoads...and much more. Lessons at teachers studio or students home. Other aspects: Guitar Techniques: Lead ... View Profile
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Charles Crawford Guitar Lessons

Charles Crawford Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been teaching guitar for two years now and I and my students have found it to be a very fulfilling experience. I believe in positive reinforcement of basic skills as the foundation upon which all guitar playing sits. I work well with children as well as adults. My main focus is musical literacy and being able to play guitar quickly the way you would like to. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Studios located in the Ferguson Center for the Arts on the campus of Christopher Newport University Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm ... View Profile
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Michele Keiran Guitar Lessons

Michele Keiran Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: whether your starting out for the first time, your dusting off the old hobby or want to learn a different style/approach i can help you along the way. There are many different teachers and styles and i believe you should learn from as many as possible will make you more rounded and open-minded as a musician as Victor Wooten says there is no wrong note just the wrong attitude to getting it right. My influences are: musically anyone who has the heart and passion to play there instrument through the good and the bad My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take ... View Profile
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Curtis Brady Guitar Lessons

Curtis Brady Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I try to find music that the student likes and use it to create enjoyable lessons. I think guitar lessons should be fun as well as effective in teaching guitar. I'm not super strict, but I do expect students to put in a reasonable amount of effort. My influences are: I learned the guitar by playing along with Beatles records, then later I moved on to Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and all the other great classic rock bands. When I decided to pursue music professionally I started studying other styles, like jazz and country. My biggest influences are Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Scofield. Guitar Lessons with me t ... View Profile
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Durig Music Services

Durig Music Services

1. I have 45 years of professional playing and teaching experience. 2. I am certified in the State of Virginia to teach music in public schools and actively teaching now.  I have taught in several colleges in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. 3. I have a Masters Degree in Music Theory/Composition. 4. I have written a method that has been used in countless students success stories.I have seen many people teach guitar for years that can't even explain how music works.  The simply teach the songs they know to their students.  I teach students how to operate the instrument and then understand music so that they may figure out the ... View Profile
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Richard Grado Guitar Lessons

Richard Grado Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I'm a professional musician ,and teacher. i attended Berklee college of Music In Boston.I have been playing bands for 29 years, have studio experience ,and 26 years teaching experience. I teach the lessons according to the interests , styles , and level of each individual student. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Every day but Sunday. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises ... View Profile
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Rich Grado Guitar, Ukulele Lessons

Rich Grado Guitar, Ukulele Lessons

Hi I'm Rich Grado , a full time working musician ,and music instructor. I have been teaching guitar and bass for 27 years, and have been with Moe's Music since 1996,and also help run the Moe Show (Rock SchooI) .I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where I studied guitar and bass performance, harmony, theory and arranging. I have been playing bands since I was 16 years old, and ,and also done a lot of studio work . * Classes are tailored to all levels of proficiency: beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. * I balance musicianship & fun by making sure in each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory conce ... View Profile
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Peninsula Music

Peninsula Music

Lessons are scheduled typically in 45 minute sessions, once a week, and with our instructional technology program, there is a significant portion of learning and reinforcement that you do at home, as well. We teach  Monday through Saturday, and there are usually a few spots scattered throughout the week.   We serve kids and adults, and all skill levels.  Peninsula Music's founder, Doug Norton, has been teaching private music lessons  for over 25 years, and has a proven track record of success with all kinds of students.  ... View Profile
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ODU Community Music Division

ODU Community Music Division

The Community Music Division of Old Dominion University (established in 1984 as the Community Music Academy) offers the finest level of private music instruction, classes, and ensembles to Hampton Roads residents. We welcome, instruct, and encourage people of all ages and abilities. Our varied staff holds degrees in music and specializes in the instruments that they teach. Most are active performers or teachers in the Hampton Roads community and beyond, and all are encouraged to join and participate in national music organizations. The CMD faculty has nearly 30 instructors and faculty members and offers private and group instruction in most i ... View Profile
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Guitar And Flute Lessons Virginia Beach/ Norfolk Music Lessons

Guitar And Flute Lessons Virginia Beach/ Norfolk Music Lessons

I am a guitar, flute, piano, and bass teacher in Virginia Beach with more than 10 years of experience. I'm very young and full of both energy and experience. I teach everything from a practical perspective and won't teach anything without an explanation as for how it's used. I'm primarily an ear player; however, I'm also a solid sight reader, so I can teach to both perspectives. I'm also experienced as a camp councilor and am excellent in working with kids. ... View Profile
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Lee Harper Guitar Lessons

Lee Harper Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: In the beginning, "playing" the guitar is hard; however, it is one of those instruments that - once the neural connections are formed and the muscle memory is locked in - become easier over time. It's that "over time" factor that prevents most from going beyond just strumming a few chords. . . and most don't even want to think about Theory. Boo Hiss My goal for each student? To become a musician with the guitar as the primary means of expression. My influences are: D'Jango Reinhardt, Clapton, Al Petteway, Peter Huttlinger, Michael Johnson My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typical ... View Profile
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Mike Mizal Guitar Lessons

Mike Mizal Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been playing for 33 years. The last thirteen years I have been instructing and playing professionally as a recording artist. The method of teaching I use is the CAGED system which clearly demonstrates all fundamental chord, scale, and lead patterns throughout the entire fretboard. 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: Students' homes in South Hampton Roads and at my home studio in Chesapeake, VA. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Musi ... View Profile
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Eric Godsey Guitar Lessons

Eric Godsey Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I like to first establish a goal with the student, and plan the lessons around that goal. If the student is unsure I start with basic chords, scales and music theory. I play mostly electric in the styles of Jazz, Rock, Latin, Blues, and Jam. 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: I can teach at my home: 7518 Diven Street Norfolk, Va, 23505 or 15 miles from that. Guitar Techniques: Recording and Production, Song Writing, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Jamming Skills, Reading Music ... View Profile
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Lonnie Dixon Guitar Lessons

Lonnie Dixon Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: In the words of my instructor the Late John Griggs; "If you cant read, you cant play" My influences are: George Benson, Norman Brown, Spanky Alford Charmers, Johnathan Dubose, Mark Whitfield, Doc Powell, Paul Jackson Jr. Ronnie Jordan, Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Lee Ritenour 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: Jubal Arts @East End Baptist Church, Suffolk VA Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Scales and Exercises Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Technique A guitar lesson with m ... View Profile
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Denny Fohringer Guitar Lessons

Denny Fohringer Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: "I highly recommend Denny as a guitar instructor because he is a dedicated professional, clearly loves music, can play perfectly, and write out the notes to, any song you name on the fly, has a gentle and humble spirit perfect for children as well as adults, and knows all about music, inside and out. His love and knowledge of music is evident in his teaching style and in the way he engages the student. Thank you for teaching Ryan so effectively." Karen O. My influences are: Too many to list. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Jeff's Music ... View Profile
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Galaxy Music

Galaxy Music

Galaxy Music is a center for enriching lives through methodical music education, while also providing a comfortable environment to practice music. Learning music at Galaxy Music starts with a classical based training. We believe that learning classical music is a necessary foundation to branch off into other genres. "Music meanders into the depths of the soul and can answer the most profound questions of ones existence. We are meant to experience music and let melody and harmony make sense of the most undefinable feelings." - Founder, BJ Griffin ... View Profile
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Bryan Forrest Guitar Lessons

Bryan Forrest Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Laid back, not a taskmaster but I do expect students to take the lessons seriously and practice regularly. My influences are: Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, The Beatles. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Newport News, VA Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

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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