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Jaxon W.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Master's of Music, Guitar Performance from Arizona State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jaxon W.

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Classical is my specialty. I've taught for almost 15 years and can really help you reach your goals and become a better musician.

KIDS:
I also specialize in teaching kids classical guitar. Classical for your kids is the best way to get them learning real music and theory, developing the best possible technique and good habits, and literally changing their brain chemistry for the better! The foundations they establish with classical leads them to better playing of ANY style even if they don't stick with classical. I am contracted out and travel the nation teaching kids classical guitar and teaching teachers how to teach it, so I feel fully confident you're in the best hands you could be in if your child takes lessons with me.

ADULTS:
If you're just starting out, I will help you build a technical foundation first, playing through a "boot camp" of easy pieces to build sight reading and technical skills. When you're done with that you're ready to tackle some really cool ...

About Jaxon

*See further below for lesson details!* Jaxon the Guitarist: I am a Doctoral Guitar Major at USC studying classical guitar. I have been playing the guitar for over 20 years and teaching for 15. My main style is classical, and due to the technical training I have had since I was very young, it

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Great start! Learned a lot!
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Catherine W.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Catherine W.

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Private Classical Guitar Teacher

I only teach beginner level.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
Teba
My two oldest children (one more advanced in piano than the other) began taking lessons with Catherine just this year. They have both shown significant improvement and love her as an instructor. They also look forward to practicing in between lessons. We could not be happier.
Naoko
Great artist and a teacher. My 6 year old enjoys her lessons and I love her down to earth vibe.
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Eric J.

332 Reviews
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Starting at $47
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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Eric J.

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• Lead & Rhythm Guitar:

• Chord voicing: triads, four note open/closed chord voicing, chord melodies, comping, strumming,
fingerstyle, standard grooves in various styles
major & minor scales & modes & arpeggios, blues/pentatonic scales and "licks".
• Alternate/sweep & tremolo picking, hammer on/pull offs

About Eric

Every great artist needs a great coach, I'll help you to be the best! I began my partnership with takelessons in 2013 and teach my students at my home teaching studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My studio is comfortable and creative. As a highly experienced online music instructor (Takelesson

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Larry
Eric is a great teacher. He know when to push me and when to ease up. He made the work fun and rewarding. I saw real growth in my vocal abilities in a short time. Thanks Eric
Julia
Eric is the greatest. I enjoyed the experience working with him, how he took me to the another level with my voice. He is a great musician and teacher. Looking forward to working with him again.
Chelsea
Overall I had a good experience with Eric. I was hoping to learn more technical skills about the voice and breathing tips and tricks which I feel like I didn't get much of. For me, that was a miss but he has some really great warm-ups that I have still been utilizing. I feel that most of the lesson was just about getting through songs versus understanding areas of difficulty within the voice and why that issue is occurring.
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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rodrigo R.

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Classical, fingerpicking and Mexican rhythms.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumen

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Tui
My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out.
Rosa Rodriguez
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
Axel
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.
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Mel P.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mel P.

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Classical and finger picking styles. You will learn correct technique.
I am excited to show you!

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructo

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Alex A.
Hi my name is Alex I had my first violin lessons today I had so much fun learning about the violin
Alex A.
Hi my name's is Alex I had my first violin lessons to day . I had fun learning about the violin
Matthew
Very patient and calm.
Very talented teacher.
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Joe S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joe S.

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I studied classical guitar in college and continue to incorporate various methods in to my general guitar lessons. Spent quite a bit of time on Fernando Sor and Bach.

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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Carson C.
First lesson was great.
Analyzed previous progress with my 12 yr old and had a plan for future growth.
John P.
Very happy so far
Grant
Terrific instructor...just what i was looking for.

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Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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$42 average
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$56 average
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$69 average

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"John is a great teacher—very patient with me as a beginner in the classical guitar. I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
- Mary Beth
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"I've been taking lessons for 3 years now with Ahmad. My classical guitar ambitions are frequently met with technical and musical obstacles, and Ahmad has always helped me work through them and keep me moving forward.

I have also been working on music theory and basic guitar chords - Ahmad has helped guide me to a better understanding and technical proficiency.

Lessons are conducted in a friendly and supportive way and his positive attitude plays a vital role in motivating me to keep working at guitar. I think no matter what your guitar goals are, Ahmad can help you move improve and keep taking it to the next level."
- Steven
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Great experience

Great knowledgable teacher that will help improve your skills in music. made me a lot better guitar player"
- olga
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"We can't believe our good fortune in finding Ahmad; he's a top-notch teacher and musician. He teaches my 11 year old, and the progress he's made in just under a year is really unbelievable. Ahmad is patient, flexible and easy going, yet keeps my high energy kid focused and motivated.
Can't imagine going to anyone else!"
- J P
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Enjoying Guitar Lessons

John does a great job teaching me how to play the guitar. He focuses on form, which is important and is patient when I don't get something quite right. If you are looking for a qualified, friendly and professional instructor give him a try."
- John
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"I love that the 5-star rating description is "Best instructor ever" because I often tell people that my son's guitar teacher is the best music instructor we have ever had. I have 5 kids, and they have played piano in the past. This year my oldest is taking guitar for the first time. The thing that I love most about KJ is that he doesn't just teach my son how to play the notes -- he teaches him how to play music. There is a big difference between those two, and KJ is helping my son to see the music beyond the notes. KJ does a great job teaching notes, theory, and technique, but he teaches so much more that that as well. I can't say enough good things about KJ."
- Barbara
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"Ahmad is an amazing guitar instructor. My daughter is 13 and was interested in playing the guitar. We purchased a guitar, talked to friends about instructors and searched Yelp. We initially took video lessons, but that did not cut it. Actually, it was a waste of time - my daughter needed one on one instruction. I spoke to a few guitar instructors, but chose Ahmad based on his background in guitar instruction and playing. Ahmad provided a good overview in the first lesson and then spent time with my daughter , teaching him the basic chords. In the course of 7 lessons, my daughter can play 21 chords and is also starting to play "Stairway to Heaven". Pretty amazing work in 7 lessons. Ahmad has provided my daughter with a curriculum and also provided us with tips on iPhone apps to use that allow my daughter to stay in rhythm and to tune his guitar. We will continue to have Ahmad teach my daughter guitar. Ahmad has definitely exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend Ahmad as your next guitar instructor."
- S.C.
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"We came across Jordan's profile when searching the internet for a guitar teacher for my 8 year old. He has been perfect for us! My son looks forward to lessons (definitely a plus), and Jordan is very good with teaching on a level my son can understand. So excited to have found him :)"
- Janna
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"My daughter has been taking guitar lessons with George for several months now. George is very accommodating to our schedules. My daughter enjoys her lesson time and always comes home with new materials to work on. I would recommend George to anyone who is interested in the guitar."
- Jennifer
Took Classical Guitar lessons from George F. H.
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"Great class I really enjoy it."
- Kerriann
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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Private Classical Guitar Lessons Near You

The classical guitar is the father of the modern-day guitar. Normally, the classical guitar is played with the fingers, rather than a pick, and it has a wider fretboard to allow for more complex fingering positions. 

Often referred to as the “Spanish guitar,” this instrument might look like the average guitar, but it uses nylon strings. These strings feel and sound much different than the steel strings of a modern acoustic. Classical guitars can achieve a wide range of sounds - everything from soft, romantic tones to powerful, heavy notes.

When you think of classical guitar music, you likely hear the twinkling notes of beautiful pieces by composers like Vivaldi and Mozart. While these pieces are moving enough to inspire many musicians to pick up the instrument, the classical guitar repertoire isn't limited to 200-year-old tunes. 

Music written and arranged for classical guitar runs the gambit and includes genres like Latin, R&B, and pop. So whether you want to rock Bach or serenade your special someone, you can do it all with the musical stylings of a classical guitar.

Why Learn Classical Guitar?

There are lots of reasons why learning the classical guitar is a good investment. Learning to read guitar tablature, while memorizing and forming chord shapes, is like a trip to the gym for your brain's memory. Playing classical guitar improves both muscle and cognitive memory. 

Since the classical guitar and its music is so tonally driven, practicing it also improves your ability to listen, hear, and understand language. In addition to this mental workout, classical guitar also strengthens your wrists and fingers, improving dexterity and motor skills. 

When taking classical guitar lessons near you, you'll start to experience all of these benefits and more. Plus, while playing the soft nylon strings of a classical guitar, you won't have to endure nearly as much pain as you would while learning to play on a steel string guitar.

Topics You'll Learn in Classical Guitar Classes Near You

When you’re ready to learn to play classical guitar, taking one-on-one lessons with a teacher is the best way to go. When studying with a private classical guitar teacher, you'll find that you learn faster with prompt feedback and lessons designed to meet your individual needs and goals. 

All TakeLessons teachers select inspiring repertoire that is appropriate for your skill level and interests. With customized lesson plans, students of all ages can learn classical guitar quickly. Keep in mind that classical guitar lessons for kids differ greatly from classical guitar lessons for adults, but here are some of the general topics you’ll learn at each level. 

Sample Curriculum in Classical Guitar for Beginners

Classical guitar lessons for beginners are designed to introduce you to music theory and the basics of playing the instrument. As you advance in lessons, you'll build upon the foundational skills learned in classical guitar for beginners. Here are some of the topics your teacher will likely cover at this level:

  • Guitar tuning
  • Proper posture and hold
  • Hand and finger exercises
  • Right and left hand positions
  • Plucking and strumming techniques
  • Introduction to music theory
  • Reading music notation, and tablature
  • Playing simple melodies

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Classical Guitar Lessons

Intermediate lessons are intended for students who are already familiar with the basics of classical guitar. While honing your existing skills, intermediate lessons will help you explore new techniques and improve your sound. Lessons at this stage often cover the following topics:

  • Scales
  • Chords
  • Arpeggio exercises
  • Rhythm
  • Slurs
  • Half barres
  • Upper positions

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Classical Guitar Lessons

Advanced classical guitar lessons are intended for highly experienced students who have mastered the skills needed to play almost any piece of music. In these lessons, you’ll experiment with new sounds and techniques, while learning the following topics:

  • Advanced fingering and finger agility
  • Tremolo techniques
  • Vibrato
  • Harmonics
  • Composition and songwriting
  • Improvisation
  • Performance preparation

Finding Classical Guitar Teachers Near You

If you're ready to learn to play classical guitar, you'll need to find a good instructor. A quick search in our directory will reveal hundreds of classical guitar teachers near you. Whether you wish to study in a music studio or sign up for online lessons, you'll be able to find an experienced and highly qualified teacher at TakeLessons. 

Our highly rated teachers offer lessons to students of all ages and backgrounds. Be sure to check out the reviews and recommendations left by students just like you. Whether classical guitar is the first or fifth instrument you plan to learn, working with a TakeLessons teacher will help you make new discoveries every lesson and overcome challenges as you practice.

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