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James S.

James S.

I can help you master the guitar in the shortest amount of time! Experienced teacher with over 10 years of experience has helped many students achieve their goals on the instrument with guaranteed results. Everyone has their own journey with music and these lessons are here for you to achieve them. Whether you want to play electric or acoustic, learn songs or create songs. master the basics or go beyond the basics. Become a better player, musician, improviser, songwriter, artist.
/30 mins
Andrew C.

Andrew C.

Fun and personalized lessons for aspiring Guitarists of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced, my years of experience can show you a practical approach to learning music and exploring the guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs in a relaxed environment at my studio or online from the comfort of your own home. My students have many different musical tastes and lessons are always unique from person to person. Learn at your own pace. I build my program around your interests and goals. Become the musician you've always wanted to be and have fun doing it!
/30 mins
Lee Q.

Lee Q.

Lee teaches acoustic guitar using a holistic and minimalist musical approach — you only learn what you really need to know. Learn how to play songs and have fun while you increase your guitar skills. Students can learn on a steel-string acoustic guitar, or a nylon string (classical) guitar. No note-reading is required to learn chord progressions, song structure, and effective strumming and picking patterns for folk, blues and rock acoustic guitar. Lee offers her own visual materials and chord grids, popular acoustic songs, and select acoustic guitar method books. She's also a Beatles expert and can take you from "Twist and Shout" to "Blackbird". Lee has performed and recorded as a singer-songwriter-guitarist since 2001, including hundreds of performances in the New Orleans area, ten years of performances at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and appearances at acoustic venues across the USA. • Award-winning performing singer-songwriter • Bachelor of Music Education from Loyola University, New Orleans (Instrumental Music) • Master of Music from Belmont University, Nashville (Instrumental Pedagogy) • Guitar Instructor for community college, high school and middle school  • "Acoustic Intensive" instructor in acoustic guitar, music theory and songwriting for the National Guitar Workshop in New Orleans, Austin, Chicago, and Nashville
/25 mins
Matthew N.

Matthew N.

Matthew has been teaching guitar for 10 years. Students can expect a wide curriculum full of different styles and theory.
/30 mins
Edwin I.

Edwin I.

"Experienced guitar teacher of over 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of acoustic guitar skills. I specialize in all styles of music including pop, fingerpicking, folk, jazz, rock, etc. All styles - strumming, fingerpicking All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc. Improvisation soloing Proper technique Repertoire Music analysis
/30 mins
Priscilla L.

Priscilla L.

The first thing I do before the first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email to introduce myself. We then Briefly discuss the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy, technical, and intellectual competencies the students would like to achieve by the end of a period through the questionnaire. This is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The customized syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during our lesson together. I incorporate technology all the time. I'm also inclusive driven because I believe everyone can learn no matter their capabilities or background, I also engage with my students by catering to their interests, and I embrace my dualities and share them with my students.
/30 mins
Lonze R.

Lonze R.

I began learning the language of music since the 3rd grade. I have used that knowledge and consistent practice to excel at 3 different instruments saxophone , piano and guitar . I love to sing , play old and current songs as well as write my own music on the guitar. I want to teach you all of the skills needed to play guitar effectively. I will teach you timing , how to form chord shapes , strum patterns , reading tab or notes on the staff , rhythm as well as solo guitar. Playing the guitar should be fun so I will show you fun easy riffs to play as we move forward to more challenging material along the way. When you sign up for lessons with me you will have a fun and rewarding experience so you can reach your musical goals.
/30 mins
Mary-Elizabeth H.

Mary-Elizabeth H.

Lessons for beginners who have never played or are new to guitar. Music theory/reading is an option.
/30 mins
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Nils has been an excellent teacher for my 9-year-old son. He is very patient and encouraging and keeps my son engaged during the lesson. My son was very excited to learn a familiar riff after only one

Peter (Acoustic Guitar lessons with Nils B.)

Upon meeting Dyce his talent on guitar immediately blew me away! He is a great teacher and a true inspiration. I was self taught and didn't realize a lot of bad habits I picked up. Dyce has hel

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I've been going to Dyce since Feb of this year and my playing has improved 100%, He is very knowledgable and gives me great tools to apply while I practice. I love playing and look forward to learning

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Nils is an outstanding instructor. He spends whatever time he needs to to make sure you learn what you want to learn. He is very flexible, and very patient. He takes great interest in your progress

Drew McMorrow (Acoustic Guitar lessons with Nils B.)

Nils has been an excellent teacher for my 9-year-old son. He is very patient and encouraging and keeps my son engaged during the lesson. My son was very excited to learn a familiar riff after only one

Peter (Acoustic Guitar lessons with Nils B.)

Upon meeting Dyce his talent on guitar immediately blew me away! He is a great teacher and a true inspiration. I was self taught and didn't realize a lot of bad habits I picked up. Dyce has hel

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Acoustic Guitar Lessons

The guitar is a beloved instrument played by people the world over. If you’re looking for acoustic guitar lessons for you or your child, TakeLessons has you covered.

The stringed instrument relies on resonance in the body of the instrument to produce its iconic sound. Said to have originated in Spain in the early 16th century, the guitar was developed from an earlier instrument called the guitarra latina. Similar stringed instruments existed for centuries before that, including gitterns and lutes that were popular in the Middle Ages. The emergence of the modern acoustic guitar we know today happened around 1850 in Spain.

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Certified Acoustic Guitar Teachers

The acoustic guitar teachers at TakeLessons are among the best in their field. We only enlist certified and background-checked teachers with proven experience, which means you can learn with confidence!

We’ve made picking your ideal guitar tutor a simple process. Browse through our acoustic guitar teachers on the TakeLessons website, where you can read through their experience and education history, see reviews from previous students, and compare their starting rates. Once you’ve picked your teacher, set up your schedule and get started with lessons that fit perfectly into your busy life.

For an idea of cost, the best online acoustic guitar lessons and in-person sessions at TakeLessons average out at $38 for a 30-minute lesson. Sign up today!

Online Acoustic Guitar Lessons for All Ages

The guitar is a great instrument to learn at any age. Our teachers have experience helping kids and adults alike form a lifelong bond with the acoustic guitar.

With the help of our teachers, adults will be able to finally learn songs they’ve always wanted to be able to play. We can also help prepare students for auditions or assist them with songwriting, depending on what their specific goals are. For the younger learners, our acoustic guitar lessons for kids include fun exercises that help children engage with playing the guitar. Before you know it, your kids will be playing chords and singing along!

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Acoustic Guitar Lessons for All Levels

Our acoustic guitar lessons are crafted to the specific needs of each learner, whether you’re a guitar newbie or an expert player looking to play at the highest levels.

Sign up for acoustic guitar lessons for beginners at TakeLessons to get in touch with strumming and playing your first guitar chords. Our teachers will help you learn the guitar parts to your favorite songs, distilling complicated concepts and techniques into digestible lessons that make sense to a beginner player. Advanced learners will be able to learn expert techniques, whether that’s jazz chords, classical playing styles, or in-depth songwriting approaches.

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Acoustic Guitar Lessons Curriculum

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lessons

  • Holding an acoustic guitar
  • Basic chords
  • First scales
  • Developing finger strength
  • Beginner songs

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Acoustic Guitar Lessons

  • Sheet music for guitar
  • Soloing
  • Bar chords
  • Hammer-ons and pull-offs
  • Leveling up your chords

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Acoustic Guitar Lessons

  • Advanced music theory
  • Guitar performance tips
  • Composition for guitar
  • Spanish guitar styles
  • Jazz guitar

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Every level and age of learner can find acoustic guitar lessons that are tailored to their age and ability at TakeLessons. Soon you’ll be playing chords, learning new techniques such as hammer-ons and pull-offs, and writing your own melodies. Plus, all our lessons are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Sign up for the best online acoustic guitar lessons and in-person coaching to get started strumming today!

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Can I teach myself acoustic guitar?


You can absolutely teach yourself the acoustic guitar. There is a wealth of information on the internet for prospective learners, such as video tutorials, song play-throughs, and full courses. You can look up chord charts of your favorite songs and play along with them to practice. However, learning to play well is a lot easier with lessons with an expert guitar tutor. TakeLessons has a selection of the best online acoustic guitar lessons or in-person sessions with expert acoustic guitar teachers, where you can learn scales, play advanced chords, and get songwriting tips from an experienced teacher!

Is acoustic guitar hard to learn?


Acoustic guitar can be a little harder to learn than an electric guitar. This is due to the heaviness of the strings and the higher amount of force needed to play notes and chords. Eventually, though, your fingers will adjust as you get used to playing the acoustic guitar. The first basic chords and learning a few songs is not hard, and within a few months, you’ll probably be able to play and sing songs at the same time. The acoustic guitar teachers at TakeLessons can craft lessons around your specific learning needs, teaching you techniques and music theory along the way.

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