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Judy G.

20 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
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Judy G.

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Greetings!
I've been playing guitar for 40 years, teaching guitar for over 15 years. I also am the leader, songwriter, rhythm & lead guitarist of my own band.

Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to tune the instrument and play easy songs.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunities quarterly.

I typically use Hal Leonard books, as well as various other books and songs. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing music for 45 years and teaching private and group lessons for 17 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwri

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Awesome๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸฝI’m forever grateful and inspired! Thank you!!!
Ines
Judy has tailored a program for my daughter that challenges her and simultaneously nurtures her love of bass guitar. We are very happy.
John
enjoying my class =)
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Greg L.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Greg L.

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I have been playing electric guitar for over 30 years . From blues, rock to speed metal I have played it all.

About Greg

For the last thirty years, from the day that I got my first electric as a teenager, to my work today as an acoustic guitarist for the band, Timberwood, and currently as a teacher of more than forty students a week, my life has been devoted to the guitar. I'm an experienced veteran of the meta

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Tom M.
Greg quickly assessed the starting point for our lessons. He said it was helpful that I had filled out the survey form in advance of the first lesson. He seems to have a good balance between correct form and good sound. I’m looking forward to working with him.
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Awesome first lesson with a very knowledgeable, patient and personable teacher :)
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Trevor S.

40 Reviews
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  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude from Santa Fe University of Art & Design
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Trevor S.

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Want to learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar and learn how they work? I'm the teacher for you! I teach all ages and styles and will tailor the curriculum to your needs and goals. I graduated from the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and have been teaching since 2015. Send me a message and let's get rockin'!

About Trevor

I am a diverse and skilled lead and rhythm guitarist. I play Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Balkan music. I started my journey with Eric Clapton and George Harrison in 2004. I graduated with honors from the Contemporary Music Program at Santa Fe University of Art & Design in 2015. During my time at school,

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Steve
Trevor is an exceptional teacher. He is very knowledgeable in all aspect of guitar theory, instruction and tailors his lessons to student’s goals. He is extremely patient and paces his lessons to maximize the student’s development. I highly recommend Trevor as an instructor for all levels of students interested in guitar instruction.
Kavan A.
Very knowledgeable and patient. I learned quite a bit in my brief interactions with him, and the homework (at home practice) was challenging but fruitful in terms of the skills I acquired.
Sean M.
Trevor has an in-depth and broad command of Ableton, music theory, composition, filtering, troubleshooting, and will take you to the next level forthwith! Learning a great deal and will continue.
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Jared G.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1999
  • Diploma from Desert Mountain Higschool
  • Teaches students 11 to 65
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Jared G.

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Learn from vary beginning electric rock guitar techniques to advanced guitar techniques like wammy bar mastery, eight finger tapping, and sweeping.

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar almost 20 years and as an instructor, My teaching method comes from a curriculum I have developed which uses popular guitar driven rock tunes as musical etudes. Educating the student with valuable theory, reading, technique, and scale theory, while remaining fun. As a so

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Dave F.
Jared has a great understanding of guitar theory, technique and teaches with a good balance of both. Lessons are fun I am learning a lot.
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Scott
Great teacher! He caught numerous hindrances to my technique immediately and I love that he incorporated theory from the beginning.
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Jordan M.

116 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2003
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jordan M.

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Experienced guitar teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, hand position, chords, strumming, lead guitar, soloing, scales, and most importantly - your favorite songs! Learn electric guitar in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :)

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball former lead s

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Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
Rick
My first lesson with Jordan was very cool. Extremely knowledgeable, great patience, great communication and very supportive.
I can’t wait for my next lesson. I’m going to practice now. Everyone should be awake. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป
Jim Catalano
Jordan is a genuinely kind man with a very positive & encouraging approach to teaching music. he is knowledgeable, meets you where you are in terms of skill level and makes the whole experience motivating and fun. Can't wait for my next lesson.
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Mark C.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • High School Diploma from Boardman High School, Boardman, Ohio
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Short Film - "Grand Scheme" from Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
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Mark C.

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Hi! I've been teaching guitar for 16 years. I love it, and I'd love to teach you all about it. Got questions? Message me, and then let's get going!
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Mark is an American composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer.

I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 100 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 78 years old. While still living in Ohio, I was the one and only official guitar teacher for Guitar Center Youngstown through the duration of 2008-2009. In late 2009, after moving to Los Angeles, I continued to teach privately and with several music schools all around the city. I currently live in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of LA with my wife and two little kids.

About Mark

Hi! I'm Mark. I'm an American music teacher, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 100 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 78 years old.

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Maryann
My 14 y/o son took lessons for bass guitar with Mark. Mark was very patient in helping my son learn things that interested him.
Zach G.
My son very much enjoyed his first lesson with Mark
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The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Donnie is very patient and I love that he understands that different techniques work for different people. I will continue to work with him to become versed at playing guitar."
Herb
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"My son was given a guitar by a family member and showed variable interest until Greg started to teach him - Greg has woven elements of what my son needs to learn to improve with how these elements are used by some of the biggest and best guitarists ever and really changed practice from being a chore to something that can be fun. This is the way Greg said he would teach and he’s sticking very much to it! A great instructor that my son really enjoys going to - thanks Greg!!"
Nick
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"First off, Nick is patient and very proficient at guitar playing. There were so many times when I've practiced with him that I was either out of tune, hitting the wrong note on the wrong fret, or just wasn't understanding the ear training while staring at the webcam. Yet he showed his positivity and encouragement for me to improve upon my playing, especially when it came to my ear training. There's always patience coming from Nick, since he wants you to learn as much as you are able in order to develop your songwriting and be a better, more confident composer. Thank you!"
Alex
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Chris is an excellent guitar teacher! His lesson structure and guidance have really improved my playing. He is also very responsive in answering any questions I have. I highly recommend him for guitarists of any skill level looking to get better"
John
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Daniel is extremely knowledgeable and capable . He is patient, experienced and understands what students really want. Great instructor."
Gary
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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"Ahmad is an awesome guitar teacher! I just recently started taking lessons with Ahmad and was immediately impressed with his talent and skills, passion, professionalism, and attitude. I have always been a bit shy about playing guitar but I feel at ease with Ahmad. I was also impressed with how quickly and competently he was able to assess my current skill level and provided specific exercises and tips to help me progress from exactly where I'm at today. I left my first lesson feeling empowered and inspired. I have worked with other guitar teachers in Seattle - some very awesome talented musicians and teachers - and I have to say, Ahmad is exceptional. Also, his fee's are very reasonable and his flexibility with online lessons is great."
Ella
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Loren is energetic and engaging...she was great in determining my daughter’s skill level and adjusted her teaching to meet her needs!"
Kennedy
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Loren P.
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"I started taking guitar lessons from Ryan 2 months ago and he is the first teacher I have stuck to for this long, and more importantly, the longest I have stayed with the instrument! Ryan takes the time to understand my needs and the kind of music I enjoy and tailors the lessons accordingly.

He is incredibly knowledgeable and an awesome guitarist. The lessons are always fun and he is very responsive to any questions I have and encourages sharing musical things I enjoy so he can understand my tastes better.

Very glad to have found Ryan and looking forward to many more lessons with him!"
Karan
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Very flexible, interesting & engaging"
Walt
Took Electric Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Greg sold me my first acoustic guitar at 13 years old. It was a fender acoustic and I bought it with no knowledge and he pushed me towards an acoustic guitar he felt was quality and a great starter guitar. I taught myself for a couple of years and than my parents let me get guitar lessons When I was 16. I was really into heavy metal music, yet Greg made sure I knew the basics. His lessons were very individualized and made sure that when I was learning the basics that I knew what I was working towards. I remember one lesson he gave me a riff to work with, after I had it down he revealed to me that it was Miley's party in the USA. He showed me a song I wasn't interested in learning and taught me how I can make it into a genre that appealed to me. I told Greg that I was really interested In guitar upkeep and he taught me how he cleans guitars and does adjustments in his shop. Greg Campbell takes the time with his students and makes sure he his teaching them in what they are interested in, yet at the same time makes sure the basics are hammered home and are appreciated."
Stephen
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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Private Electric Guitar Lessons Near You

The electric guitar was invented in 1931 by George Beauchamp, but it was first produced for the public by Gibson in 1936. Since that time, interest in this fascinating instrument has seen remarkable growth. The primary material used in making electric guitars is wood but the end result is anything but uniform. 

The iconic sound of the instrument is produced by magnetic pickups when played. The many types of electric guitars include semi-acoustic, chambered bodies, solid body, electric acoustic and full hollow-body. If you’ve already decided which type of guitar you like best and are ready to find out how to play electric guitar for beginners, this guide has all the answers. 

Many Reasons to Take Electric Guitar Lessons Near You

There are dozens of mental, social,

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and physical benefits you'll experience when you learn to play electric guitar. Whether your child will be taking lessons, or you plan to take them as an adult, this decision is a great investment of your time and resources. Here are just a few of the most convincing reasons you should sign up for electric guitar classes, regardless of your age.

Benefits of Electric Guitar Lessons for Kids

Kids who learn electric guitar enjoy more benefits than simply acquiring a fun hobby. Science has shown that children who learn a musical instrument, like the electric guitar, can rewire their brains. Studies show that children who learn a musical instrument have higher neural processing than those who don't.

Learning an instrument young will also set your child up for a long and successful career as a musician. Whether your child wants to become the next Jimi Hendrix or hopes to eventually teach others the electric guitar, opportunities abound.

Benefits of Electric Guitar Lessons for Adults

Children aren't the only ones who can benefit from electric guitar classes. Although children's brains contain more plasticity (the ability to be altered), in many ways, picking up music as an adult is easier. 

First, you understand more about music after so many years of listening to it. Adults also tend to be more committed and determined to learning. You'll find music acquisition much easier since you're already used to processing abstract concepts.

Plus, just like kids can rewire their brain through learning the electric guitar, you can keep it young longer. Music is a mental workout that keeps your brain sharp and healthy. That's good news as you age. Besides that, playing an instrument such as the electric guitar can be a major stress reliever (something all adults need more of)!

How to Learn Electric Guitar

When it comes to the best approach for how to learn electric guitar, every student is different. You and your instructor will discuss where to start depending on your experience level, interests, and learning style. What follows will give you an idea of the topics you'll learn at each level.

Lesson Topics in Electric Guitar Lessons for Beginners

If you're wondering how to play electric guitar for beginners, private lessons with an instructor is a great place to start. 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

Have you already mastered the basics? If you have a decent skill level but wouldn't quite call yourself advanced yet, then intermediate electric guitar lessons are a good fit for you. 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

Lesson Topics in Advanced Electric Guitar Lessons

At this point, you may already be performing for small crowds or at least thinking about doing so. Advanced electric guitar lessons will make you feel more confident when playing in front of others. 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

Finding Electric Guitar Teachers Near You

Finding an electric guitar teacher near you has never been easier. Simply browse our directory for an instructor in your neighborhood, or online if you prefer remote learning. All of our electric guitar instructors are vetted and qualified candidates. On their profiles, you can view their professional background, education, and reviews from other students like you. 

If you need help choosing the best electric guitar teacher near you, simply reach out to our friendly support staff. Feel free to give us a call and we’ll help you find the right teacher for your unique needs. So what are you waiting for? Today is the perfect day to learn to play electric guitar!