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Mel P.

Mel P.

4.9(46)
Flat pickin to finger pickin and even chicken pickin! Lets get pickin!
$1$29
/30 mins
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Nils B.

Nils B.

4.9(58)
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$1$55
/30 mins
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Richard C.

Richard C.

4.9(123)
Flat picking is the name of the game with this style. You will learn the scales and picking pattern to create and authentic bluegrass sound.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Brad F.

Brad F.

5(15)
I'm a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, NC. I received training at the University of South Carolina (Bachelors of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Masters of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American roots music, classical, and jazz traditions. I have seen hundreds of students over ten years of private teaching, working with beginner to advanced students of all age levels. I teach in a wide range of styles, and I specialize in classical guitar and flatpicking (bluegrass/old time). I hope to help you along as you grow as a musician and a guitarist!
$1$35
/30 mins
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Joe S.

Joe S.

5(40)
Bluegrass has progressed beyond guitar for me and has now moved into mandolin and banjo studies. There are so many cool licks and sounds!
$1$47
/45 mins
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Phillip Z.

Phillip Z.

4.9(37)
We will cover the fundamentals (technique, scales, chords, note reading (not for everyone), and as the student progresses, we will cover more sophisticated concepts of improvisation and performance with special attention to 'bluegrass' artists and repertoire.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Christian L.

Christian L.

5(26)
See "Guitar" for more information Similar to learning acoustic guitar but with more emphasis on the common bluegrass picking techniques, chord progressions, and various scales. Emphasis on improvisation when dealing with the lead aspect of bluegrass music.
$1$40
/60 mins
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Sean S.

Sean S.

4.9(35)
Fifty years ago, I was listening to Bluegrass musicians on the back porches of rural North Carolina, so this music is in my veins and I can teach you how to play it. You'll learn some basic exercises to develop core skills including basic to advanced chord formations, fingerpicking "banjo rolls," rhythm guitar styles, riffs and fills - gradually increasing technical challenges as your skills grow. Soon you'll find yourself moving smoothly between chords without missing a beat, playing by ear, or writing your own songs. I'm often asked if you need to read music to learn guitar, and while it can be useful for advanced students, it is not necessary for beginners, and I don't place a lot of emphasis on it. While my approach is grass-roots, you'll learn to "work smarter, not harder," use scientifically-based learning techniques to train your brain and build "muscle memory." I believe that playing music should be enjoyable, and you should also be able to have a lot of fun in the process of learning it! Of course, it's important to devote regular time to practice in between lessons to make steady progress. This effort will bring its own reward as you start playing with greater ease of expression, and your self-motivation will help you gain momentum. I look forward to working with you and seeing your progress as you unfold your potential!
$1$42
/30 mins
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I had a wonderful first lesson with Richard. It was fun and he taught me exercises that I can actually do and really make music right off the bat. I was scared that I'd be overwhelmed and not be abl

Janice (Bluegrass Guitar lessons with Richard C.)

Very insightful — was able to immediately diagnose issues with my playing and offer solutions.

Wilfred (Bluegrass Guitar lessons with Robert M.)

I get a lot out of every lesson and a lot to take away and work on in practice as well. Great experience and I've noticeably improved after just a few lessons.

Matthew (Bluegrass Guitar lessons with Robert M.)

Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility.

Bob (Bluegrass Guitar lessons with Grant H.)

I had a wonderful first lesson with Richard. It was fun and he taught me exercises that I can actually do and really make music right off the bat. I was scared that I'd be overwhelmed and not be abl

Janice (Bluegrass Guitar lessons with Richard C.)

Very insightful — was able to immediately diagnose issues with my playing and offer solutions.

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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

Bluegrass music, also known as mountain music, started with fiddles and banjos. However, by the 1920s, musicians were beginning to incorporate the guitar into bluegrass sets. Today, the guitar is a staple in many bluegrass bands.

Are you looking to learn to play bluegrass music on the guitar or expand your current bluegrass skills? Then it’s time to sign up for bluegrass guitar lessons with us. We offer incredible in-person sessions, but we’re also delighted to offer the best online bluegrass guitar lessons around! Sign up with us today to work with our certified music tutors.

Certified Bluegrass Guitar Teachers

When learning a new skill, you deserve the space to ask questions, receive constructive feedback, and focus on the areas that are most important to you. At TakeLessons, our certified bluegrass guitar teachers understand what it takes to bring your music skills to the next level.

When searching for the ideal instructor, check out our listing of qualified and experienced bluegrass guitar teachers who have all undergone background checks. You can review feedback from previous students, learn more about the teachers’ qualifications, and their starting rates. Our pricing ranges from $25 to $300, depending on the specific teacher and your goals. On average, you’ll pay $80 for an hour-long session or $42 for a 30-minute class.

Signing up with us is easy. Once you’ve selected your tutor and schedule, simply choose a package, and you’ll be all set to begin strumming your favorite bluegrass tunes.

Bluegrass Guitar Online Lessons for All Ages

Students of all ages can benefit from learning to play the bluegrass guitar. In fact, studies show that learning a new instrument can improve your memory, boost your concentration, and enhance your coordination.

Here at TakeLessons, we invite students of all ages to explore the wonderful world of bluegrass guitar music. We feature bluegrass guitar lessons for kids who are eager to play their first instrument in addition to classes for adults and seniors alike. No matter what age you are, our certified teachers can help you learn your way around this instrument. Join our in-person or online bluegrass guitar lessons to see for yourself!

Bluegrass Guitar Lessons for All Levels

One thing we love about instructing students is that they all come from unique backgrounds and have different levels of experience. Some of our students blow us away with what they already know about playing bluegrass music, while others make us excited about introducing them to this style of guitar playing.

When you meet with your bluegrass guitar teacher, they’ll determine what level of instruction you need. For example, if you don’t have any prior experience playing this instrument, you’ll start with the basics in our bluegrass guitar lessons for beginners, but if you’re looking for a challenge, check out our advanced courses.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

Your beginner bluegrass guitar tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Guitar anatomy and care
  • Proper guitar hold and posture
  • Boom-chuck bluegrass rhythm
  • Basic chords and fingering
  • Learn how to read musical notation and guitar tablature
  • Introduction to music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

Your bluegrass guitar teacher might cover some of the following topics:

  • Strumming techniques
  • Flatpicking and alternate picking
  • Major, minor, and pentatonic scales
  • Pick exercises
  • Upstrokes and swing
  • Downstrokes and bass notes

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

Although course content in advanced lessons depends greatly on the student's interests and goals, your teacher might cover some of the following topics:

  • Expert licks
  • Improve efficiency of movement
  • Developing personal bluegrass style
  • Soloing and improvisation
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

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How do I start learning bluegrass?

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While there are many resources available for learning this style, we recommend taking bluegrass guitar lessons with us. Here, you’ll learn everything there is to know about this music style. If you’re a beginner, you’ll start with the basics, like strumming techniques and basic chords, but if you’re a more advanced musician, you might focus on expert licks and flatpicking styles. No matter where you are in your musical journey, our lessons offer a great way to improve your skills.

Can I play bluegrass on guitar?

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Yes, you can play bluegrass on the guitar! However, you can also play bluegrass on the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and even the upright bass.

If you’re looking for guidance on how to play bluegrass on the guitar, then turn to our lessons. When you take lessons with us, you have the unique opportunity of working with a tutor who is committed to your success. As long as you take your studies seriously, apply yourself, and listen to your tutor’s guidance, you’ll get the hang of this instrument before you know it.

Is bluegrass guitar hard to learn?

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How difficult you find this instrument may depend on what you already know about the guitar. If you already have some experience playing the guitar, learning this style will probably be easier for you than for someone who has never picked up a guitar before.

Regardless of what you already know about the guitar and this style, our bluegrass guitar lessons can help. Our certified tutors strive to make learning this skill as easy as possible. They’ll provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to master bluegrass music in no time. To excel at this instrument and style, simply follow your tutor’s instructions and practice on a daily basis.

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