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Rachael F.

5 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Rachael F.

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My goal is to inspire students to create and share music that reflects their unique interests and voice, while providing a strong foundation of the fundamentals of music. We will work on theory, sight-reading, ear training, and whatever interests YOU to help you reach your goals.

About Rachael

Hi! My name is Rachael, and I've been teaching piano, drums, guitar, and ukulele throughout San Diego County since 2016. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston where I was a piano major with a focus on contemporary writing and production. After graduating in 2012, my wor

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Juli R.
My grand daughter is eight years old and loved her lesson with Rachel. She learned and memorized two chords after the first lesson. She was very proud of herself!
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Edward F.

12 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Edward F.

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Learn a few simple chords and you are on your way to a lifetime of enjoyment playing your favorite songs.

About Edward

Edward first became fascinated with the guitar at the age of fifteen. Before long he was putting bands together and looking for gigs. As time went on, his influences grew to include everything from classical to hip-hop to pop, but the one genre that that made the strongest impact was flamenco. Hi

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Ciel G.
Edward was on time, friendly, and patient with my 13 year old daughter. We are looking forward to ongoing lessons with him.
Nicolas
Great and knowledgeable!
Rick M.
Edward was very patient, emphasized technique, and moved at a pace conducive to learning. He went the extra mile to record and post videos of the music taught immediately following the lesson. Well done!
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David B.

43 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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David B.

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All levels, all styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Jesse H.

79 Reviews
Del Mar, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music from UCSD
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jesse H.

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Learn any song you want from any time. I have a good ear and can pick any song off a CD or YouTube. I can then write it out for you and teach it to you in any key. Don't be afraid, I like to use Tablature so you don't need to be able to read music.

Do you want to play Lead Guitar? I can teach you all the scales, arpeggios & Pentatonics that you need to know to become a rock 'n' roll guitar god!

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picki

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Stephanie D.
Jesse is the best he is so nice

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Good first lesson!
Matt G.
Great first lesson. Look forward to many more.
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Cristopher E.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Arts from UCSD
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cristopher E.

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Can play and teach all styles and levels of guitar, although I have the most experience with rock, jazz, pop, metal, and classical music.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo,

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Lindsay and Aidan E.
My daughter (9), son (7) and myself are all taking lessons and Cris Is able to adapt for all our learning needs and makes it fun along the way too.
Derek R.
I had my first lesson today. Cris is the real deal. He is an excellent guitar player and was able to coax what little skill and talent I possess into a formidable lesson early on. I'll be booking my Son along with myself and returning. We are blessed to have someone in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Penaquitos area like Cris!
Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.
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Kevin C.

20 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin C.

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Hey there! I'm a multi-instrumentalist with a strong foundation in Guitar, Bass, and Drums.

My lessons are curated behind a few things:
-the understanding of music theory (scales, chord progressions, rhythmic structure, song composition etc.)
-student's requests to learn specific songs and creating original song
-having FUN!

Because in my experience, you're not learning if you're not enjoying what you're doing.

After 6 years, of playing drums, I began my time as a guitar player. I grew as a guitar player tremendously fast because of my understanding and practice of rhythm. I began as an acoustic/folk guitarist, progressed into a blues/funk guitarist, and now play mainly jazz and neo-soul. I also am accustomed to teach many other genres. I now write, produce, and perform my own music and stream online.

When you take lessons with me you can expect that the lessons will increase your music theory knowledge, finger/hand dexterity, rhythm, ear training, performance ...

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!
Connor J.
I have learned so much in just a few short lessons with Kevin. He is a great teacher, and a great musician. We explored so much more than I anticipated and he put me on the right track to teach myself more on my on time, which I am very grateful for. You will learn a LOT from Kevin!!
Sergio P.
Great lesson, I leaned so much from Kevin! He has so much patience and is really good with giving tips and tricks.

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in San Diego is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Very friendly, very professional and very knowledgeable. Perfect for beginners or experienced musicians and anyone in between!"
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"Our 8 year old son had his first Guitar lesson with Dee this past weekend, and she was amazing. She wasted no time getting down to brass tacks with our son, showing him the various parts of the guitar, how to hold it and within minutes he knew two chords. She was able to keep our kiddo engaged, offered great praise and positive feedback/reinforcement and kept him on task for the entire 45 minute lesson. We could not be happier and cannot wait to see what he learns during his next lessons with her!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Dee F.
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Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"I have been a self-taught guitarist for 10+ years, but quickly had some weaknesses exposed after starting lessons with Chris, which is a good thing. When I show up for a lesson, Chris has prepared in advance and is ready to go. He has also given some good advice to optimize the time I spend practicing on my own."
Ignacio Soto
Took Guitar lessons from Chris V.
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"Christopher is the total package.He is gifted,passionate about teaching and a very genuine human being.I look forward to learn more each week from him.."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher J.
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"Chris is awesome! He is able to customize lessons based on my level. He has definitely taken my self-taught guitar playing to the next level. Friends and family have commented that my playing has gotten better since taking lessons from Chris."
Jason
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"A great first lesson experience with Omar. Went through thr basics quickly and jumped right into learning how to play guitar and read music. Looking forward to more lessons."
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Took Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"A phenomenal player and a really great person! Highly recommend!!!"
Lawrence
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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Private Guitar Lessons & Teachers in San Diego

By Aaron D. - San Diego Guitar Teacher

Do you want to learn how to play the guitar? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private guitar lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher near you or online accelerates progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player.

Many of you know San Diego for its beautiful beaches, great weather, Sea World and the zoo, but did you know that San Diego is home to a great many guitarists? As a new resident of San Diego, I recently realized the amount of talent present in this great city. Wherever you go, you can always hear the unmistakable sound of the guitar, whether it’s the strumming of an acoustic on the beaches of La Jolla, some blu

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es licks played on a Les Paul in a downtown club, or the plucking of a classical in the streets of North Park, there’s always something exciting to hear from this great instrument. Many great guitarists, local and non-local, perform and have honed their skills in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Local jazz legend Peter Sprague can be caught playing almost nightly, and Carlos Santana learned to play on the streets of nearby Tijuana. Bands such as Blink 182, Switchfoot, and P.O.D. have all called San Diego home, and local talent such as Intransit Audio, Foreign Film, and Science Fiction are making their names and building followings in the bustling local music scene.

So as a San Diegan, you may ask yourself, “How do I become a part of all this?” Well, for one, I’m sure many of you have at least one friend who plays the guitar, and he or she is always willing to get you started in the right direction. Or you can always find a great teacher here at TakeLessons who can teach you guitar lessons in San Diego. Whatever your fancy, San Diego is a great place for guitarists and music lovers alike. Join the fun and sign up for guitar lessons in San Diego today!

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Learning the blues scale on guitar is something of a rite of passage for every guitarist. If you’re a beginner with reasonable dexterity and you’re serious about learning, you’ll find the blues scale to be extremely useful. For intermediate guitarists, this scale is essential, but it’s also important to understand that scales are merely the alphabet of the blues language. It's important to go beyond that and play real blues melodies as well, so you can start to better understand …

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