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Robert M.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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Robert M.

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Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance. With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time

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Olivia
My 9 year old daughter really liked Robert. She started from scratch and learned new skills, many notes and a couple of songs in 2 1/2 hours of lessons. She told me he was really nice and I was impressed with her progress. He was very easy to work with and was always prompt to the lessons.
Roger I.
Off to a good start.
Miranda L.
He answered all my questions before I had to even ask them without talking down to me at the same time even though I’m a beginner. Loved it and can’t wait for more!
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Henry A.

2 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Northeastern Illinois University
  • Awarded NAMED Music Scholarship from Northeastern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Henry A.

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I love bluegrass. My special interests range from Merle Travis, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Tony Rice but also include newer groups like the Punch Brothers and Allison Krauss.

Whether it’s getting your right hand alternating thumb pattern down, getting your flat–picking accurate and speedy, or learning to improvise over Bluegrass Standards, I can help.

About Henry

Henry is a guitarist who is an active performer and teacher in Chicago. He has played with Grammy winning musicians, popular wedding/corporate bands, local independent artists, award winning musicals, and played many solo guitar concerts for restaurants and private events. Henry plays and teaches

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Otto
I send Henry students for guitar lessons. They come out looking like little george bensons .

Highly recommend.
Sarah
Henry taught my son how to play all his favorite songs on guitar and was always prompt, polite and interested in our needs. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher!
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Daniel P.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks Rock and Roll, English, Classical (Baroque/Classical/Romantic), Celtic (Irish/Scottish), Blues, Bluegrass (The High Lonesome Sound)
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel P.

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An experienced teacher of 10 years, I offer student-led lessons that help you grow musically. If you put in the work, you will see results!

We can learn your favorite songs, and use the guitar as a tool to learn and understand music theory in the process. Learn 3 fingerstyle fingerpicking, flat picking, traditional music, blues, rock, and bluegrass.

About Daniel

Daniel teaches and performs classical, jazz, gypsy swing, traditional irish music, old time fiddle, bluegrass and country, blues, and rock and roll. Instruments included but not limited to: cello, violin, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and bass. Daniel graduated in 2007 with a cello performance degre

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Holly
Our first lesson together was so much fun! Daniel is easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, and seems ready to challenge me to grow musically. I’m looking forward to the lessons ahead!
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Dave S.
I've been playing guitar on and off (mostly off) for the past 15 years. I came to Daniel to learn music theory, improve my rhythm, and learn the skills I need to confidently show up to a jam session with other musicians. In just a few lessons, I've significantly improved in each of those areas at Daniel's instruction. He REALLY knows his stuff and quickly hones in on your strengths/weaknesses and has great advice for how to improve on your weaknesses.

If you are looking for a guy that can teach you the basics of how to play an instrument, or someone that can take you from just learning songs online to being able to create your own songs and jam with other musicians, Daniel is your guy.
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Joe S.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Sociology / Psychology from Illinois State University
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Joe S.

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Bluegrass has progressed beyond guitar for me and has now moved into mandolin and banjo studies. There are so many cool licks and sounds!

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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Maria P.
Joe is awesome, patient and kind. Makes feel no pressure. Learned a lot in my first lesson.
Highly recommend! -Maria🙂
Carl
Have had one lesson and thoroughly enjoyed it. Joe is very knowledgeable and patient. Looking forward to more lessons.
Manny
Great initial lesson.., Joe is a natural teacher.., i look forward to the next lesson.
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Oliver H.

18 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
  • Teaching since 2012
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Oliver H.

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I am here to demystify the music world--with my teaching methods any student can accomplish their dreams! First, we will start with simple techniques to embark on your musical journey and work our way towards our lofty musical goals together.

Learning guitar requires a lot of patience and a good attitude. I focus on fundamental exercises to help any beginner guitar player reach an intermediate level. I cater my lessons to learn tunes that my students care about and love. I let them guide the work!

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also teac

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Robert S.
Oliver is an amazingly talented teacher / musician with great patience and to top it off a super gentlemen.
Travis B.
I definitely have the right guy for a teacher,, i'm on my way to learning how to play,,,
Parke
Going to be fun
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Richard C.

31 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaching since 1983
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Richard C.

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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.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Brook V.
Richard was very kind and patient during our first lesson. He is a great teacher. Looking forward to our next lesson for sure!
Brook V.
First lesson down...many to go. Richard was great helping me tune and get my first finger placements down to practice with until our next session. Excited for the next one!
Clark
Great lesson, thank you Richard!

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Average Cost of Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute bluegrass guitar lessons is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $276 per hour.
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"Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!"
Chase
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Alex has been my guitar teacher now for about 9 months and I have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. He is always enthusiastic with the music we're learning and has a very clear way of explaining new ideas. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher!"
Catherine
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Alex R.
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"Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility."
Bob
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son."
Don
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!"
Landon
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.

Private Bluegrass Guitar Lessons Near You

First developed and explored by musicians in the 1940s, bluegrass guitar is a style of playing the acoustic flat-top guitar that's defined by the rhythms, runs, leads, and picking used by the guitar player. Bluegrass guitar styles are commonly played in American bluegrass, folk, and country music. Thanks to the versatility of the style, bluegrass guitar players can easily blend into the background chorus of a song or take center stage with an impressive flatpicking run. 

You can introduce yourself to the musical stylings that make bluegrass unique by listening to and learning to play some of the genre's standard and most popular songs. We recommend checking out recordings of "Whiskey Before Breakfast," "Blackberry Blossom," "Red-Haired Boy," "Salt Creek," and "Old Joe Clark." Bluegrass guitar players today can be found touring the country with sold-out performances or playing small local stages at barn dances and more. There are opportunities for bluegrass guitar players all over, since this popular style of music is so well-loved by fans. 

Why Learn to Play Bluegrass Guitar?

The most common reason musicians and aspiring musicians alike turn to bluegrass guitar is for the love of bluegrass music. Bluegrass guitar has the capacity to convey a range of sounds and emotions. Bluegrass covers it all — from sweet tunes that tug listeners' heartstrings and sorrowful melodies that draw tears to toe-tapping tunes and catchy refrains to which audiences can't help but dance and sing along. 

With private lessons, you'll learn to stir a full spectrum of emotions in your audience. You'll wield the same musical power as bluegrass guitar legends, like Lester Flatt, Carter Stanley, Doc Watson, and Ricky Skaggs. Whether you plan to play for family and friends, perform on your own, or join a band, learning to play bluegrass guitar will open up a variety of musical opportunities both on stage and off. 

The Best Way to Learn Bluegrass Guitar and What You'll Study

Although it's easy to find free bluegrass guitar classes online, the best way to learn is by studying with a private bluegrass guitar tutor. Learning and teaching bluegrass guitar isn't a one-size-fits all technique. In private lessons, you'll enjoy course content that's customized to your individual interests, abilities, and learning style. No two private lessons are the same, and bluegrass guitar classes for adults differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from children's bluegrass guitar lessons. 

In private lessons, you'll quickly overcome challenges. You'll also avoid developing bad, potentially harmful habits with your posture or playing technique. With your teacher's immediate feedback and undivided attention, your skills will improve fast, as you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Bluegrass Guitar Lessons

If you have little or no previous experience playing guitar, then beginner bluegrass guitar lessons are for you. In beginner lessons, you'll learn the basics of playing guitar and be introduced to the basics techniques that give bluegrass its unique sound. 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 Classes

Intermediate bluegrass guitar lessons are perfect for students who are familiar with the basics of playing guitar. In intermediate lessons, you'll learn more challenging bluegrass techniques and practice exercises to strengthen and develop your skill level. 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

Advanced bluegrass guitar lessons are intended for students who've almost mastered the art of playing bluegrass guitar. In advanced lessons, you'll further challenge yourself to improve, while developing your own unique style. 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

How to Find a Bluegrass Guitar Teacher Near You

If you're ready to learn to play bluegrass guitar like the greats, then you're in luck! Finding a bluegrass guitar teacher on TakeLessons is easy. A quick search will direct you to variety of highly experienced, qualified tutors offering lessons near you and online. Before selecting the teacher that's right for you, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other bluegrass guitar students. 

The price of bluegrass guitar classes varies, but most teachers charge rates based on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding a bluegrass guitar tutor who fits both your schedule and budget. Plus, investing in private lessons pays off big-time! With your teacher's personalized instruction, you'll be flatpicking and rolling in no time!

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3 Common Bluegrass Guitar Terms and Techniques

Want to join in a bluegrass song circle or play on your own for fun? Guitar teacher Matthew K. shares the three terms and techniques you'll need to know to play bluegrass guitar... Learning bluegrass on the guitar is not much different than learning blues, rock, or country guitar. There are terms and techniques that you will come across in learning bluegrass guitar that may confuse you, but do not fret! Below are three common bluegrass terms that you will certainly come across while learnin …

By Megan L.