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Roanoke Guitar Lessons

Kenny Seay’s School Of Music

Kenny Seay’s School Of Music

4.9 8 Reviews
Kenny Seay is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. and has over 34 years of private teaching experience. He has toured most of the US over the years with the bands Alchemy, 790 Robot Head, and Frontiers, the Journey Tribute Band. He's licensed some of his original music to the USA network, SyFy channel, Citi TV, MTV, and VH1. Some of Kenny's favorite guitarists are Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, John Sykes, and Prince. Kenny is know for his sweeping and tapping soloing techniques, but loves to keep it funky also. Kenny currently performs with dance/variety band Uptown, country band The High Road, and fills in with nati ... View Profile
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Phil Holland Guitar Lessons

Phil Holland Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Phil began teaching guitar when he was 16 years old, traveling to each students home. After attending college, he returned to Roanoke and taught music at his own location for several years. Phil has been the Music Director/Lesson Coordinator at Fret Mill Music Co. for many years. He has played with some of Roanoke’s biggest bands in his career. Whether you want to learn to play rhythm guitar, learn to jam, or just play along with your favorite songs; Phil can help you. He is a very versatile teacher who is capable of teaching the country style of Hank Williams, to the Beatles; or even Metallica. His musical tastes range from Les Paul to ... View Profile
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Hale's Music School

Hale's Music School

5.0 1 Review
I have been teaching music for almost 20 years and have been playing for 30 and hold both a bachelor and a masters in music performance.
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Elliott Martin Guitar Lessons

Elliott Martin Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been teaching guitar for over 2 years. I was a teacher for All About Music in southeast Roanoke, VA as well as my home. I own two Epiphone Les Pauls, a 6 string Fended acoustic, a Fender 12 string acoustic, a Fender P-Bass and a Marshall combo amp. My influences are: Zakk Wylde, Slash, Iron Maiden, Angus Young, Malcolm Yound, James Hetfield, Johnny Ramone, Ace Frehley, Johnny Cash, Judas Priest, Jon Schaffer, Randy Rhoads, Tony Iommi, My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: I teach in the afternoons and early e ... View Profile
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Anthony Cooper Guitar Lessons

Anthony Cooper Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Im your basic Bluesguy....Played in the streets of New Orleans with authentic Bluesmen..not the big stars..but the real guys who originated the sounds on the back porches and Honky Tonks throughout the South..Rock and Pop all emerged from the Blues...so its a great foundation no matter what music your interested in playing..I teach everything from Old 0ne chord blues..to progressions and Rock!! My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Vocal Accompaniment, Jamming Skills, Scales and Exercises ... View Profile
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Aaron Parker Guitar Lessons

Aaron Parker Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Through the years I have developed a curriculum which will allow the student to become a well rounded musician with skills ranging from ear training to theory knowledge, sight reading to improvisation. That way a student can be ready for any musical enviroment they may encounter. I began guitar lessons myself when I was 12 years old. Studied until I was 17, then left home for Berklee College of Music. I spent several semesters there before leaving school to tour the country with various bands and as a hired gun. I continue to study guitar through various master classes. My influences are: Jazz/Fusion/Avante Garde: Joe ... View Profile
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Jason Tilton Acoustic & Electic Guitar Lessons

Jason Tilton Acoustic & Electic Guitar Lessons

Hi my name is Jason Tilton.I'm giving guitar lessons in the west end near the park in Roanoke. I have been a professional guitarist and teacher for over 10 years. I've made a living playing many genres on both acoustic and electric.I teach with the goal of teaching you to teach yourself so eventually you don't need lessons anymore.I teach using acoustic because anything can be translated to electric and acoustic give you a clearer sense of what your playing at low volume.I teach anywhere from beginners to professionals who are looking for some new directions on the instrument.I teach during the day Monday thru Thursday 10 to 5 and are 40 doll ... View Profile
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Shoup Lessons

Shoup Lessons

I am a recent graduate of Geneva College with a degree in Music Education, and Music Performance. I bring a classroom teaching style to the individual lesson, and try to have you learn at a pace and skill level that is fun to you. There's no point taking lessons if you're not having fun with it. I'm very flexible with just about everything. Send me a message and I'd love to talk out details.
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Courses & Guides

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
33 lessons 6.5 hours All levels English
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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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Roanoke Guitar Lessons

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Roanoke Guitar Instruction

Randolph Walker · Roanoke, VA


What do you love most about your job?

Seeing the joy in a student's face when he or she reaches a goal, such as being able to play a favorite song, is what motivates me as a teacher. I know the joy of music myself, and opening that door for other people is just as rewarding.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught everyone from 5-year-olds to "ORG's" (Old Retired Guys), from absolute beginners who have never had music training, to trained musicians who want to learn another instrument.

I recently heard that two of my former students, who started with me as elementary-age guitar beginners and are now in high school, have joined together in a band and have played their first gig. Not every student wants to become a performing musician, but whenever I hear that my former students are still playing and enjoying their instruments, I smile.

What advice would you give aspiring students?

My advice to aspiring students: Go for what you want and don't be satisfied with less. Find a teacher who is patient and supportive, yet is able to help you identify your goals and keeps you on track toward achieving them. Find a teacher who helps you tap into your own passion for music and uses that as a motivator to keep you moving forward. Find a teacher who uses multiple modalities and technologies, such as customized audio and video recordings, to help you practice accurately at home.

About Mr Walker

Randolph Walker teaches guitar, bass, keyboard, harmonica and ukulele in Roanoke and Salem, Va. He passed the Praxis music test required of public school music teachers in Virginia. He reads music and plays by ear and can teach both methods. Walker is available for a free consultation. See http://www.randolphwalker.com for more information.
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