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Justin M.

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Arroyo Grande, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Justin M.

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After years of playing, I know how to break down the guitar and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning guitar and will get you up and playing in no time. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and guitar tablature
* chords and progressions
* music theory
* guitar technique for all styles to make you a well-rounded player
* learn how to write your own tunes and jam in any style with anyone

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and t

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Joe
I enjoyed my first lesson. The time flew by. Justin was friendly and professional. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.
Walt C.
Justin is a very knowledgeable teacher who brings of experience to this teaching. I highly recommend Justin.
Lisa
Justin is an excellent teacher!! He is a master guitarist, always punctual, very courteous and gives 100% to my lesson. I am learning classical guitar and jazz guitar with him and I am delighted with the progress I've made in just a few months. I am playing beautiful songs and before his lessons I could not play any classical guitar songs at all. Justin tailors the lessons to help me learn the songs I am excited about learning to play. I most highly recommend him as a teacher for any style guitar. Amazingly he also teaches ukulele and mandolin too! He has a degree from Cal Poly in music and guitar and has over 20 years teaching experience. If you really want to learn how to play guitar easily and quickly, take lessons with him!
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William G.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude Honors from Shenandoah University Conservatory
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William G.

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Are you interested in learning to play the music you love, using techniques that are actually healthy for your hands? My instruction promotes efficient, ergonomically sound, time-tested playing techniques.

Do you want to play well? Then you need to learn to practice well. Quality practice coaching will make a profound difference in your ability to learn and play music effectively, but it takes time. That's why I offer full hour lessons at a reasonable price.

I offer training for acoustic as well as electric (steel and/or nylon string) instruments and provide instruction in popular music styles as well as formal classical.

Quality practice coaching will make a profound difference in your ability to learn and play music effectively, but it takes time. That's why I offer full hour lessons at a reasonable price ($55 per hour). Practice well and you will play well.

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About William

I am a professional guitar instructor. I earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and graduated with High Honors. My formal training includes classical guitar performance, jazz guitar and improvisation, music theory and arranging, psychology, piano, violin, recording, and much more. With

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Dominic
I have been playing guitar for about 20 years, but have been mostly self-taught, and was looking for an instructor who could help me correct poor technique as well as help give some more focus to my learning. William has helped me immensely by teaching and reinforcing in me proper habits of playing, the lack of which have long held my playing back. He has also given me concrete goals to work on on a weekly basis to help me continue growing.
Rachelle
William is an extremely meticulous teacher who ensures you'll have perfect technique to continue learning and improving at a rapid rate.

He is also able to teach a variety of genres and adjust to your endlessly changing music ambitions.
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Spencer C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students Male: 14 and up; Female: 13 and up
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Spencer C.

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Fun till your fingers hurt

About Spencer

I quit guitar at 7 years old. I realized that many people quit for the same reason I did: when their fingers stroked the guitar, they didn't like the sounds they heard. Like many, I grew tired of the instrument, had no motivation to build the required finger strength, and decided playing guitar wa

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Rachayita K.
Great class
Tyler
Guy's a legend and he's not even 30 I don't think. You will love learning to play with Spencer!!!!!
Miguel Tomas
I am taking Spencer's advanced course at the moment, and I gotta say... This guy is just prodigious.
He's really personable, so in our first lessons, I learned that he taught himself to play by ear, like many of the greats.
What is really helping me play better, is something he calls the art of transformation; something he learned from listening to rare vinyl records nearly 100 years old.
Not only will you get better at guitar, but if you ask Spencer, you will learn many interesting facts about music and it's evolution.

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Henrique L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Henrique L.

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Based on years of experience and versatility, i can guide you through you guitar journey and help you to achieve your goals and reach the next level, does not matter if you are a total beginner or a experienced player willing to improve.

We can go through your favorite music, guitar techniques, music theory, Chords, improvisation, repertoire, licks, phrasing and much more.

6 years of experience teaching too all levels and styles.
Graduated at the Guitar institute in Sao Paulo - Brazil,
Studies in Jazz music at Capilano university in Vancouver - Canada
Years of performing experience in many different genres, Blues, Rock, Metal, indie, pop.

About Henrique

More than 6 years experience teaching all level and age students, experienced performer in many different genres, i love music, guitar, and many different styles, so i`ll be happy to guide you through your guitar journey no matter what your personal goals are. Begginer, Advanced, Blues, pop, indie

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Christopher S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Christopher S.

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I am a part-time musician, currently playing in two bands as a rhythm/lead guitarist and lead singer. Being able to create and express yourself through the musical art form is, in my opinion one of the most therapeutic, empowering, and beautiful experiences in life. My passion for teaching stems from my own experience when starting to play the guitar. Unlike most musicians, I started relatively later in life in my mid 20's. I was eager to learn but struggled to find lessons and teachers that could make music theory and its application to the instrument make sense. After countless hours spent on YouTube, online memberships, and group lessons, I finally found an instructor who has been my mentor for the past 4 years, who was able to make music theory interesting and easily applicable. As a result I was able to build off this invaluable gift of knowledge, find my own style and sound, as well as a unique approach to sharing this wisdom with others.

I take a streamlined approach in ...

About Christopher

I am a part-time musician, playing in two bands (One is an Indie/Soul band and the other is a RnB/Soul band). I have been playing guitar and singing for the past 5 years. Being in a band has taught me a wealth of knowledge and has expanded my creative process beyond my expectations. Playing with ot

Chris P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's of Performing Arts in Guitar Performance from Berklee School of Music
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Chris P.

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Want to play guitar in your own style? Dreaming of the big stage, or wanting to record your own music? With over 25 years of music experience, most of it in guitar, I can help.

I have been playing guitar since I was 10, and have played for crowds large and small. I’m also a guitar performance major at Berklee College of Music, learning from great guitarists from all over the world.

No matter what you want to play, I can help. I personally want to see people succeed at guitar, I think this challenging instrument is rewarding to those that give it time. A solid guitarist will be fluent in music theory and ear training and can apply that knowledge to any future musical endeavors.

About Chris

I have been playing guitar most of my life on stages big and small. Even when I had a responsible “day job”, music has always been the heart of my life and I am looking forward to sharing that gift with others. I am currently going to Berklee College of Music as a guitar performance major and I

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Santa Maria, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Santa Maria is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"I learned so much from Jeremy over about 4 years of lessons. He listened to my goals, and tailored his lessons to help me achieve them. From the fundamentals to more advanced skills, such as improvisation, he stuck with me and allowed me to develop my own voice on the guitar."
Brad
Took Guitar lessons from Jeremy P.
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"An excellent teacher

I started taking lessons with Matt when I was 16 and when we started up again this year (I'm now 31) we were able to pick right back up where we left off. That should tell you all you need to know about how much he cares about his students.

He's an especially excellent teacher because he's so passionate about music and his instrument. You'll never run out of new things to learn because he's always learning new things himself.

Nobody will teach you to love the guitar like this dude!"
Peter
Took Guitar lessons from Matt B.
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"Marc is very patient and quickly graps the student's ability to progress to the next step or still needs additional time. He relates well (student is 13 and new to guitar) and has no problem in finding interesting music or ways to integrate practice into the style of music the student is interested in."
Madison
Took Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"My grandson Serge was the one who took his first guitar lesson. He had a lot of fun and was able to learn his first song.Matthew is an excellent teacher!"
Sergei
Took Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"She keeps my son on task and learning quickly."
Jayden
Took Guitar lessons from Barbara M.
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"Great Teacher and inspirational

Andrew is a great teacher. I've been taking guitar lessons for a little over six months with him now and I have learned a lot. I started off only knowing the basic chords, bits and pieces of a few songs, and a little bit of music theory. Now I understand where chords come from (and what they compose of), scales, a couple of songs of my favorite songs, and a lot more music theory. My strumming has improved and my playing has gotten noticeably better.

Teaching style is very organized and structured to build each lesson upon another. It worked out really well for me because I made sure I practiced almost every night in the beginning. You also have your option to learn what you want (for instance if you want to learn a song, few licks, etc.). He will steer you in the right path.

Andrew as a person did not seem judgmental. I was a bit hesitant to play in front of him at first but I've learned to loosen up. He gives create constructive criticism.

I would recommend Andrew for any of my friends who wants to learn how to play guitar. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. No regrets!"
Danny
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew D.
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"Joey is a FANTASTIC instructor. A great inspiration to my kids."
Krystal
Took Guitar lessons from Joseph R.
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"I started taking guitar lessons from Brandon a few months ago. I didn't know much about guitar playing. I found Brandon to be very knowledgeably and extremely patient. He provides the motivation needed to learn to play. He is very intelligent and a genuinely down to earth person. I have seen Brandon perform on stage with one of his bands and he is an incredible guitar player. Lastly, I consider Brandon a friend and not just my guitar instructor."
Noe
Took Guitar lessons from Brandon P.
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"Mark has been a great instructor for my 12 year old son who just started learning to play the guitar this year. Mark has done a great job of building good techniques for the guitar and reading music and also is great at giving good goals to work toward. My son is always looking forward to his next lesson."
Justin
Took Guitar lessons from Mark F.
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"So far it's been a great experience with Greg. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Juan
Took Guitar lessons from Greg D.
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