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By Erik A. - Miami Guitar Teacher

Although Miami is not the first city that one might think about as a haven for rock guitar or guitar based music, I have found that it does create a unique environment for a guitarist to practice their craft. People ask me why I have moved to a city much more known for party and dance culture than any kind of rock or folk music. Truthfully, I cannot give a good answer. All I can say is that it just feels right to be here. Something about this beach just clicks with me, and as any surrounding would, it has affected my approach to music and to teaching guitar lessons in Miami.

I have also found opportunities and met people here who click with me. Finding the opportunity to teach guitar lessons in Miami with TakeLessons has allowed me to share my passion with people with musical tastes ranging from country and folk to 80s rock to pop and modern music. The music that my students want to play doesn’t always mesh with my tastes, but it is still fun and rewarding to help them find their voice in the kind of music that they are passionate about. I am grateful that I have this opportunity. It could have happened anywhere I suppose, but it did happen here and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love having people come to my home studio to learn with the ocean and sea breeze as a backdrop.

I have also met some other creative guitarists here. Verdi Mayer and Steven Weingarth are two of them who, along with bassist Jorge Rodriguez and drummer Robert Pinion, play in the band Space Between Words. They initially got together with the idea of being a rockabilly group, but have morphed into something completely different. Although some traces of rockabilly can be found in some of their songs like “Crazy as a Fox” and “Things Children Do,” they are really just undercurrents of a style that is somewhat indefinable. The songs are hard-edged, with influences ranging from blues, classic rock, punk and experimental music. This eclecticism is in a way reflective of their surroundings.

Miami is obviously a very multicultural city and each culture brings its own background in music. Dance music, whether electronic, salsa, reggaeton or hip-hop, is the dominant force. One cannot live in this city and be oblivious to the dance scenes and rhythm-dominated music. My original home in Minneapolis is more in tune with the straight-ahead rock or singer-songwriter scene. Even the hip-hop coming out of Minnesota is more of a head-bobbing kind than a club dance kind. Although I may be more comfortable with that kind of approach, I do find it exciting to try and add more rhythm to my music. The guys from Space Between Words agree, saying that being surrounded by rhythmic music has made them more conscious of rhythm’s place in their music.

There are other high-caliber musicians, the band point out, who make them step up their own game. Both Steve and Verdi immediately name Buffalo Brown from Out of the Anonymous, and Jay and Victor from the punk band Mind You as major local influences. Other honorable mentions were Fernando Perdomo from Dreaming in Stereo and Andrew Pino from Mind Chips. Steven also lists Verdi as a major inspiration and influence to his own guitar style. A few local artists have gained national attention too. Iron & Wine started in Miami and is one of my personal favorites. His mellow grooves and voice seem to echo the coolness of the ocean.

I hope this article will encourage you to want to learn, play, write your own guitar music and ultimately take guitar lessons here in Miami. I would advise you not to be discouraged by the initial impression that this city does not welcome guitar-oriented music. Find in your surroundings something that inspires you to want to make music and if you haven’t already, check out some of the aforementioned artists. They may inspire you too!

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26 years professional experience as an actor and comedian. Playing guitar for 30 years. I will help you get as far as you want to go!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back with a serious approach.A fellow actor recently mentioned to me how acting is stressful, I had never thought about it until then and he's right! The stress has never bothered me though because I always am very prepared. I will teach you the skills to be prepared and well rehearsed so that the performance comes easily.
I do not teach music theory but I can teach you to play guitar or ukulele.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I own 5 guitars, a ukulele, a mandolin and a keyboard. They just need a guitar.

*** Specialties ***
Classic Rock, Oldies, Pop Rock, Pop, R&B, Travis Picking and other types of finger picking.
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Brandon H. January 5, 2019
· Guitar · In home
I hired Dan to teach guitar to my 13-year-old godson and I cannot be happier. Dan is everything he wrote in his profile and more. He was definitely prepared and he was patient and he really connected with my godson. After he left, my godson was extremely excited and happy that I hired Dan to teach him guitar.
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Jerome P. July 31, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Excellent first lesson. I enjoyed it a lot.
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Roberta July 24, 2018
· Ukulele · In home
Dan is a very good teacher and his class was very interesting. Can't wait for the next one!
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Dan G.

Dan G.

Miami, FL 33162
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About Erik A.

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Guitar and voice are my main instruments so I am very comfortable with them. I have taught students in many different styles and genres. I have a passion for music and am always keeping my ears open to hear new things. I cater the material to you and how you want to learn to play. I can teach from beginning to intermediate-advanced students.

About Erik
I want to teach you how to express yourself through music. I've been inspired by music since I was young and have been involved in one way or another since I started piano lessons at age 3. I've been playing guitar for over fifteen years and written and recorded music for about eight. Whether you want to go into music seriously as I have, or just use music as a hobby and way to express yourself, I want to help you accomplish your goal.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each person is different and learns in a slightly different way. Having said that, there are certain essentials which must not be ignored. If you've never taken lessons before, we'll start with the fundamentals, how to hold the guitar properly, make chords, build up finger strength, properly tune the guitar, know all the strings, and most importantly play songs. You will lea
rn how to read basic music, but I can teach you how to play by ear too. Before we have completed our series you or your children will have basic knowledge of all these things and a desire to explore at least some of these aspects further.

For me, the most interesting music reveals the unique perspective and feelings of the person who makes it. Having conquered the essentials I will encourage you to be creative with your developing talents. I can teach you about song structure and I can teach you how to jam with your friends. If you are interested in writing and composing, I can help you with that too. We can take a look at your favorite artists and try to discover how they accomplished and perfected their sound. If you want to learn how to record I have a computer equipped with Pro Tools and would be glad to show you how to use it.

You'll spend time listening to me of course, but I hope to spend much of my time listening to you as well. If reading music doesn't inspire you we can focus more on learning by ear. It's up to you. You'll need your own instrument obviously, though you can leave it at home if you don't want to carry it back and forth. I have guitars here. I request that you purchase a book with text and exercises so that you can practice and study what you learn in the class. Even if you do not want to read music, you will need to know the neck and conquer scale formations and chords. We can choose the text based on your needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Six guitars, a keyboard, a computer equipped with Ableton and Reason, interface and MIDI controller.

Equiptment

GUITARS
Fender American Deluxe Telecaster
Fender 65 Mustang
Martin Koa Acoustic
Breedlove Acoustic/Electric cutaway
Gibson 12-string acoustic
Danelectro 12-string semi-hollow electric

AMPS
Fender Cyber Twin Deluxe
Line 6 Spyder III

DIGITAL PIANO
Yamaha YDP-141

RECORDING EQUIPTMENT
Saffire 6 USB Interface
Novation Zero SLMkII USB mixer
Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard

SOFTWARE
Ableton Live 9
Reason 6

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with any of my guitars and my Lunchbox amp is also easily portable.
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Roberta M. September 6, 2018
· Piano · In home
The class was good!
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Dylan March 17, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Very sweet and patient with my 12yr old son. And super knowledgeable; my son has learned so much in just 2 lessons! we love him!
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Federico January 16, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Erik is great and is an experienced guitar player
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Erik A.

Miami Beach, FL 33140
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About Lucian W.

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- determining specific musical goals
- simple chords - strumming
- using the pick
- playing melodies

About Lucian
Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orchestra leader.
Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through pr
actice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure.
He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context.
My own curriculum is supplemented by the following:
Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method
Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course
Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method

*** Studio Equipment ***
Hardman baby grand acoustic piano
OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard
Crate TX50D guitar amplifer

*** Specialties ***
- Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel.
- I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz.
- With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
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Carol January 17, 2019
· Guitar · In home
First lesson so far and took in just enough info so as to not be overloaded but enough to practice st home and keep interested. He was patient as I'm a true beginner.
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Salvatore D. April 5, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In home
Has a lot of experience and knowledge, and puts in the effort to show it.
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Nathaniel S. March 19, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great teacher, very knowledgeable of theory and can help you better understand your instrument and music in general. Highly recommended.
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Lucian W.

Miami, FL 33162
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About Dyce K.

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Learn from a pro to play like a pro! 30 years of playing experience at your service!

About Dyce
Dyce’s action-packed lessons get aspiring students learning real songs in no time—all while teaching them music theory and scales that connects the music to relatable, practical theory. His custom-tailored lessons are based on this realization. “I know that all of my students are unique, both as people, and as musicians,” Dyce states, “so I realized that my lessons should celebrate these differences.” Instead of following a rigid, “cookie-cutter” approach to teaching, he makes allowances for these differences, and custom tailors a lesson plan that enriches their musical tastes, goals, and strengths. Dyce has learned, over two decades of playing and teaching professionally, when to push students—and when to stay out of the way. This sort of expert guidance helps students flourish, because they learn music on their own terms.
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Tim K. January 15, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Dyce is very professional and accomplished. He takes you at your own speed, so you never feel pressure. He's also very encouraging. I would definitely recommend him to other students.
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Helbert R. December 3, 2015
· Guitar · In home
I've been taking guitar lessons with Dyce for 4 months now and it has been great. He really knows what he is doing and is very skilled at teaching his craft. Highly recommend him.
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Helbert R. July 11, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
Dyce is a really nice guy and communicates very well, making his lessons very enjoyable. Having several past experiences with other instructors, I can say he really knows his craft and has tons of valuable experience to offer. I definitely recommend him!
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Dyce K.

Hollywood, FL 33023
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About Nestor R.

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I am an enthusiastic and patient teacher that will put your or your child's interests first. My lesson plan is based on what my students want to learn and I will teach some theory when needed but keep relating it to the guitar to keep the interest. I am mostly experienced in rock and pop styles of music but I will cater to what my students like.

About Nestor
Hello!

I am a professional lead guitar player, mixer, and bass player. I graduated from Berklee College of Music for music production/engineering. I also play in multiple rock bands in the miami area and have plenty of experience playing live.

I hope to get some students through this app in order to teach them how to express themselves through an instrument or software of choice. I am a very patient teacher and think that getting my students to be comfortable with me and their instrument is of the utmost importance. To do that I usually try talking about what they like be it music or something else.
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Sofia L. October 17, 2017
· Guitar · In home
My 9 year old daughter loved her class and can’t wait for Nestor to come back next week!
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Carla July 7, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Before I met Nestor I was in a bass rut and found myself doing and playing the same exact songs and notes over and over again. I have learned a lot from him. He taught me the scales, a few songs, and lessons on improvisation which all helped me become a better bassist overall. I strongly recommend him for all your musical needs. He rocks!
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R July 7, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
I had a fantastic time getting lessons from Nestor when I first started playing guitar, and then later again when I was what you'd call an "intermediate" player. What's great about Nestor is that he presses on the very important things about music and guitar playing but he also satisfies the curiosities of the student. If I wanted to learn something or practice something away from the lesson plan, we'd take some time to do them which was great because it kept everything new and interesting, and since it was always music related, nothing went to waste. Never a dull moment!
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Nestor R.

Miami, FL 33178
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Learn guitar basics effectively and enjoy the process!

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Héctor Eduardo Herrera Alvaro.
Graduated in clarinet performance and education in the National Arts School and the Superior Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba. As a clarinet player, held for 5 years the chair of 1st clarinet in the Symphonic Orchestra of his hometown Matanzas, and taught for 13 years in the Samuel Feijoo Professional Arts Academy in Santa Clara, Cuba and Matanzas Conservatory of Music, introducing the clarinet there at conservatory level. Developing a career as chamber musician and as a soloist with all the major orchestras of His country as well, including the Cuba's National Symphony, where he made the premiere of works for clarinet written for him by cuban composer Jorge López Marín. Being appointed every year to perform a new repertoire piece in La Fiesta de los Clarinetes, the most important event of the instrument
in Cuba, he was placed between the leading performers of his country.
Mr. Herrera developed a side career as a singer, at the beginning as part of Cuban professional choirs, and later becoming the tenor of one of the most important ensembles of Early Music worldwide: Ars Longa de la Havana, performing with them in some of the most important places in the Early and Classical Music scene like the Wiener Konzerthaus in Viena, Austria and festivals in USA, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands.
For 10 years Mr. Herrera toured inside Cuba and Latin America playing the electric bass with some Cuban artists and songwriters. Being part of the Lien y Rey quartet as a multi instrumentalist playing keyboards, bass, clarinet, flutes and ethnic wind instruments as well as singing, he have been involved in various recordings and performed in places like Luna Park in Buenos Aires or Jorge Eliecer Gaitán theater in Bogotá.
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Deb D. August 11, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Hector is an amazing singing teacher anyone that has patience with me is awesome in my book. He made me feel comfortable from day one. He is so knowledgeable of music. His voice alone gave me goose bumps. I would highly recommend him to take singing lessons with.
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Claudia Hernández January 15, 2018
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Hector is an amazing musician and teacher. I had the honor of having him as my private instructor for many years. He absolutely made me a better player as well as a more complete musician. I learned something new in every single lesson I had with him. Don’t hesitate on contacting him.
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Hector H.

Hallandale, FL 33009
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$43 / 30-min

About Kadhine B.

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I am a Miami Dade County public school teacher and am a Little Kids Rock certified teacher. My guitar lessons use the Little Kids Rock curriculum which is geared towards learning guitar with popular music as its driving force. The students will learn how to play guitar chords, how to play solos and how to read multiple methods of music within the program, all while learning music that they already know and love.

About Kadhine
Kadhine Rodriguez is a singer, actress and educator born and raised in Miami, FL. She received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science in Music Education from Florida International University. In addition to her collegiate music training, Kadhine has studied classical, pop/rock and musical theater voice training, song interpretation and stage presence from Cuban artist Delia Diaz de Villegas and Dr. Liana Valente. On a stage since the age of 9, Kadhine has performed in several venues here in Miami, such as the Manuel Artime Theater, the University of Miami Gusman Hall and South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. She can be heard singing back up vocals for Delia Diaz de Villegas’ album “Madriguera”. While living in Tampa, Kadhine was a member of Masque Community Theater where she
performed the role of Sarah in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” and in Maltby and Shire’s “Closer Than Ever”. She can currently be heard singing as a choir member with the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami under the direction of Misty Bermudez. Kadhine has been a public school music teacher since 2011. In 2015, she received training and certification from Little Kids Rock, a non-profit music education advocacy organization that focuses on rocks bands in the public schools. She currently works at Mater Academy Cutler Bay where she teaches General Music, Choir, Guitar and Modern Band. In addition to public school teaching, Kadhine has also maintained an active private studio for voice, piano and guitar.
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Mick G. February 10, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Awesome teacher who truly has a passion for music! Kadhine has so much knowledge and also the gift of being able to break it down to a basic level. Highly recommend for everyone and anyone to take lessons with her :)
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Claudio December 6, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Kadhine was an amazing teacher. She was very invested and determined to help me reach my goal. I loved the experience and thanks because of her I was able to accomplish everything we committed to on day one.
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Maria July 29, 2017
· Singing · In home
Ms. Rodriguez is a very professionals voice teacher. She is always on time, very knowledgeable about technique and very flexible with the kind of music that you would like to sing. I would definitely recommend to all student ages.
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Kadhine B.

Homestead, FL 33035
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I've taught hundreds of lessons, over the past ten years. I have written, recorded, and produced my own songs, performed solo, and with bands. I have over 35 videos, and many of them are tutorials. I am sure I can teach and inspire you. Would you like to learn how to read music, or simply play your favorite songs? Or, perhaps you'd like to understand music better in general. Of course I can teach you scales, music theory, songwriting, and improvisation.

About Justin
I have played publicly in bands and as a solo act. I have written, produced, and recorded my own music. Otherwise, I have taught over a hundred lessons in my teaching career. You will be satisfied with me as your teacher.
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Mike October 8, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Awesome man!! really appreciates his charm and knowledge
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Justin L.

Miami, FL 33138
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Playing the guitar doesn't have to be difficult or confusing! In fact, with a little dedication it can be fun and empowering! Impressing your friends, family, girlfriend, boyfriend, whatever! 👍 Guitar lessons for experienced and inexperienced players, no problem!

About Santi
Hi there! Thanks for looking through my profile.
I've been playing guitar since I was 16 years old, 10 years now! I've been teaching private lessons for the last 4 years around Brickell, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and Key Biscayne.
The goal for me through my teachings is to simplify concepts that might seem to be complicated at first or out of reach, and then breaking them down and making it second nature! With practice of course👍

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What you'll need for your first lesson:

-acoustic or electric guitar(I can help you look for one👌)
-guitar tuner
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Santi P.

Miami, FL 33129
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Students will learn:
-How to hold and handle the instrument
-Right and left hand technique
-Basic music theory and site reading
-Chords and scales
-Appropriate repertoire

Lessons will be based off of classical studies but I encourage students to be creative with what they have learned both during and outside of the lessons.

About Ammanda
I am very passionate about my craft and it brings me great joy to share that with others. It is a wonderful and rewarding experience to watch a student progress through their studies and develop their own unique style along the way. I love to see that process.

I began as a self taught guitarist, which really paved the way for me to grow creatively, and develop a unique style. Because of that experience, I believe I will be able to steer a student in the direction of finding their own creative style. I am currently studying classical guitar at Miami-Dade College with an excellent instructor and a former student of classical and flamenco guitarist Pepe Romero.
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Ammanda P.

Miami, FL 33186
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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Miami, FL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Miami is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $84 per hour.

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