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Nils has been working with our son for a little over the past month, and we are very happy in finding such a talented teacher. Our son has some music background, having taken some guitar instruction i

Anirban (Electric Guitar lessons with Nils B.)

Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend.

Matthew Terhune (Electric Guitar lessons with Claire C.)

I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and th

Sydney (Electric Guitar lessons with Matt O.)

Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.

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Electric Guitar Lessons

The first electric guitar hit the scene in 1936 when guitarist Charlie Christian added a pickup to his guitar, and the rest is history. The electric guitar has since become a staple of countless band ensembles in all different genres, from jazz and rock to pop and R&B.

If you’ve always dreamed of shredding on the guitar like music icons Joan Jett or Jimmy Page, then it’s time to start your journey here at TakeLessons. We feature amazing in-person sessions and the best online electric guitar lessons around. Whether you’re just starting out or continuing your music education, our electric guitar lessons can help!

Certified Electric Guitar Teachers

At TakeLessons, we understand the importance of working with a qualified electric guitar teacher. That’s why we ensure all of our tutors are certified and have undergone background checks.

When you’re ready to select an electric guitar tutor near you, check out their profile. Each tutor provides helpful information regarding their experience, background, schedule, and rates to help you narrow down your search.

Rates will vary by teacher, but on average, the cost of a 60-minute session is $67, and a 30-minute lesson is $41. However, you may find prices ranging anywhere from $15 to $100, depending on your specific needs.

Not sure which tutor is the right one for you? Check out reviews from previous students, or ask one of our friendly counselors to give you a hand.

Once you’ve decided on your match, choose your schedule, and pick your lesson package. From here, you can start your sessions whenever you want!

Electric Guitar Online Lessons for All Ages

Who says you’re too old to learn to play the electric guitar? Not us! We believe it’s never too late (or too early!) to begin studying this amazing instrument.

Whether you’re looking for electric guitar lessons for kids or adults, we offer it all. Our electric guitar tutors have the knowledge and skills to instruct students of all ages. No matter their age, every student can benefit from our lessons. Don’t let the year you were born get in between you and your musical dreams—sign up for electric guitar lessons with us today.

Electric Guitar Lessons for All Levels

At TakeLessons, we offer lessons for all levels, including electric lessons for beginners and advanced students alike. What does that mean for you? It means anyone can learn no matter where they are in their musical journey.

Are you just starting out and still figuring out how to read music? No problem, our tutors will help lay the foundation for you. Or, do you already know a thing or two and want to challenge yourself even more? Allow our electric guitar teachers to create a personalized lesson plan to achieve your goals. Sign up today to take your guitar skills to the next level.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Electric Guitar Lessons

Your teacher will walk you through all the essentials so you can build a strong musical foundation for years to come. Here are a few topics you can expect to cover.

  • Proper posture and finger placement
  • Understanding the electric guitar’s parts
  • Intro to guitar theory
  • Basic chords
  • Strumming patterns

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Electric Guitar Lessons

Here are some of the concepts your teacher may cover at this level.

  • Reading sheet music
  • How to play your favorite songs
  • Facilitating an overdrive sound
  • Adjusting sound with your pickup selector
  • Learn amp channels

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Electric Guitar Lessons

Here are some topics you'll go over at the advanced stage of learning.

  • Greater playing accuracy and speed
  • Advanced techniques
  • Mastering special guitar effects
  • Maintaining good tone
  • Audition and performance preparation

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It’s your time to shine! Sign up for our in-person or online electric guitar lessons today to make your musical dreams a reality. The check-out process is easy: Simply choose your tutor, pick your schedule, and select your package. We even offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to ensure you’re happy with your lessons.


Can I teach myself electric guitar?

Sure, you can teach yourself some aspects of playing the electric guitar, but if you want a comprehensive education, you should consider taking lessons with a private teacher.

When you take private electric guitar lessons here with us, our tutors will help lay the foundation for you, ensuring you’re holding your instrument properly, developing the correct techniques, and avoiding bad habits along the way. What’s more, our lessons let you ask questions and receive constructive feedback, which isn’t always the case if you’re learning from an online tutorial or just watching your buddies play.

Is electric guitar hard to learn?

It depends. To many, learning to play the electric guitar isn’t that difficult when they commit themselves to studying the art and practicing along the way. However, your current understanding of music and other instruments may also play a role in whether you find the electric guitar to be challenging to learn or not.

That said, learning to play this instrument is much easier when you receive instruction from a certified and qualified tutor. Here at TakeLessons, our electric guitar teachers are the experts at teaching students of any age and background to master this instrument.

Do you need lessons to learn the electric guitar?

Taking electric guitar lessons is a great way to put yourself on the fast track toward success. While you might pick up some notes or songs from online tutorials or guitar manuals, nothing beats working one-on-one with a private instructor.

Here at TakeLessons, our tutors will cater your lesson plan to best suit you and your music goals. Whether you want to learn a certain style or work on a specific technique, our tutors will be there with you every step of the way.

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