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Top 10 guitar teachers in Olympia, WA

Students agree: these Olympia guitar lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Tarik’s Guitar Studio

Tarik’s Guitar Studio

4 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Olympia, WA
Darin E. says, "Tarik is amazing! He has been working with my 9 year old son for two + years. He has a real way of working with kids and being supportive of them. Can't say enough about our experience with him! -Darin Edwards" Read more
Tela Rose Music Studio

Tela Rose Music Studio

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Olympia, WA
Mary P. says, "Jason is extremely knowledgeable not just about playing a ukulele (or guitar as well) but he is able to integrate music theory in an easy to comprehend way. He is ever patient with us and always seems to consider our mistakes as an opportunity to promote learning. Although we have focused our learning around an instruction book he is able to supplement the basics in the book with additional ideas, chord changes and, my favorite, finding music that we are interested in learning that is not in the book. Because I am moving I very sadly had my last lesson with Jason today (Jan.8) and I can only hope to find another instructor in my new city who comes close to Jason in knowledge and teaching ability. I just can't recommend Jason enough. Just a top instructor with a great sense of humor as well!" Read more
Sound Studios Olympia

Sound Studios Olympia

Top Pro
Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Olympia, WA
Nelly Z. says, "Our experience with the SSO instructor has been great. Heather is able to adjust her teaching to the students learning style. The kids are making progress and like their teacher very much. I thought that parking at SSO was going to be a problem but so far so good. Enrollment and scheduling has been smooth as well. Overall a great experience. - Nelly" Read more

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 Olympia guitar teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Olympia area.
Elizabeth G.
Tarik is the best guitar teacher ever! He has taught my son so much over the last few years, and he is always so excited to go to his lesson. Tarik is also very professional and easy to work with. Watching the growth and skills in my son have been amazing, and he has so much fun learning his favorite songs. I would highly recommend him!
Tarik’s guitar studio
Tracy O.
Jason is patient and innovative as an instructor, introducing new ways to stretch us ...just a bit more.... and to apply what we learn. Our lessons are far from boring! I'm always excited to learn something new in our lessons with Jason.
Tela Rose Music Studio
Diana W.
Wonderful teacher, passionate and patient with my two boys. Shawn is an exceptional teacher. My boys started with piano when they were 5 years old, then when they got older, one of them switched to trumpet. Shawn is such a knowledgeable person!
Sound Studios Olympia
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