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Greg L.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar Performance and Pedagogy Instruction from DnD Music
  • 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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Nick
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!!
Robert
I was very impressed, satisfied and happy about my guitar lessons with Greg.
I'm German and booked just 5 lessons due to travel reasons. There was very vage input from me to Greg when we started (I always play the same; want to get new ideas; ...). Greg did not just provide a regular standard lesson. He focused and addressed 100%+ my desires and needs. Greg provided me very conrete and great input in several aspects to what I can do to improve my guitar playing. This was very useful to me and enabled me to move my guitar play forward. I highly recommend Greg to anybody.
Janice D.
Greg is a great teacher! In just 4 months, I have learned so much about music theory, basic chords and history of guitar. He packs a lot of info in one lesson. He is patient and encouraging. He has exposed me to many artists who play guitar. He gives me good tips on how to form the chords easier. Greg makes learning to play guitar FUN!
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Noah D.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English (North American)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Noah D.

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Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate or advanced, my electric guitar lessons cater to all!

All ages are welcome! We will definitely learn songs, but in order to truly become an amazing musician you must also focus on building strong technique. Taking lessons with me will ensure that you’ll be able to learn songs and parts by ear. No more tabs! Here’s what we’ll focus on:
- building technique
- transcribing songs and solos
- learning theory
- ear training
- learning to read

Feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions!

About Noah

Hello and thank you for showing interest in lessons with me! My name is Noah and I’ve been a musician for 15 years. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelors degree in Jazz composition. When I first started playing the guitar I loved 80’s and classic ro

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Ashton
Very knowledge and great with my son.
Ken C.
Noah did a great job assessing where I'm at in my guitar journey and getting me working on just the right thing.
Ezra H.
Noah is super nice, knowledgeable and talented. He does a great job teaching piano both theory and practical.
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Rachel C.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Rachel C.

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I have taught guitar for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/guitar player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all age

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Jeff W.
Enjoyed first lesson. Looking forward to more!
Shayla
Super great teacher!
Laura M.
Rachel was very patient at my first lesson which really relaxed me as I am a beginner beginner. She didn't skimp over the basics and was gracious with praise.
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Joe R.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music Education/ Vocal Performance from Millersville University
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Joe R.

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Beginner guitar is easier than you think! Learn the basics and start to play in days!!

About Joe

Hello! I've been singing since before I can remember and playing instruments for almost as long. I have a passion for music. Whether it's being onstage at York Little Theatre, directing the church choir in Red Lion, or paying with one of several local and regional bands, I love music and performing

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Katelyn B.
So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well.
Kyle A.
As someone who was nervous and horrible at singing Joe made me feel comfortable and confident.
Angelus P.
Amazing first session
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Jered J.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Music and Recording Technology from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
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Jered J.

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Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them.....

Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your favorite song.

Feels pretty great right?!

Learning to play an instrument is one of life's most rewarding endeavors, that just keeps getting better the longer you pursue it.

With playing an instrument, you will have something you love to do and look forward to doing every single day, enriching your life and those around you.

If you'd like to chat or have any questions just shoot me a message and I'll get back asap :)

Thanks for checking out my profile and I hope to hear from you soon.

About Jered

🤔Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them..... Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your fav

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Tammy
Jered is very laid back, encouraging and helpful! Off to a great start.
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Kurt R.
Jered was very patient and very clear. Also very methodical. The perfect teacher.
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Stephen B.

16 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Arts from California State University, San Francisco
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Stephen B.

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Each lesson is designed on the level of the student's ability from beginner to advanced. Rock, R&B, funk, jazz, blues, POP and country music. I like to use song learning as a vehicle to sharpen your skills. Learning skills through songs is more fun for beginners. More advanced students will work on everything from theory, reading, harmony; and how you can use scales and arpeggios in a number of ways over several different styles of music.

About Stephen

~ Customized Lesson Plan for You. ~ Learning the guitar is a fun, yet, challenging experience. Having an instructor guide you through the process makes learning easier and more efficient. The internet provides a wealth of information but can not interact with you and help your specific needs. Ma

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Ryan M.
He is good!!!
I can play the very basic when I started but still need someone to help me to put everything together. He can diagnosis my level and design the learning plan for me when we first met. Lesson is fun and he always got something new/interesting to for students to work and practice.
Mike
Incredible and knowledgeable guitar instructor!

I just realized how important to have a teacher right in front me to guide and correct my fingers when I had my 1st class with Stephen. Just like everybody else, I took the online lessons for few months with other teacher and also learned from Youtube on my own in the last two years. I can play but I knew I was missing something.

He really brought me to the next level.
Katherine
Lesson was fun!!!!

I can play the basic chords before I met him. Stephen can oversee the problems and fix it when in the first lesson. I was like....WoW!!! He is a experienced guitar instructor. Impressed!!!

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Average Cost of Electric Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $276 per hour.
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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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"Greg really helped me get started with my love of the electric guitar. He introduced me to a lot of tools and ideas to help me continue on in my crazy busy life. Definitely recommend him for a student at any level."
Andrea
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg is a best-in-class and excellent musician, and more importantly, he is able to translate those skills to his students in an easy-to-understand manner. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons, beginner or more, young or old."
Eric
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend."
Matthew
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Claire C.
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"Matt is an exceptional teacher. I am adult student and Matt was able to work at my speed. Would definitely recommend."
Lou
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"If you're thinking about taking lessons from Ahmad, do it. For years I thought I just couldn't play the guitar. I tried learning online, but nothing stuck. I even took a group class, which was better than trying to learn online, but I still wasn't satisfied. So, I decided to look into private lessons, even though I was nervous about the one-on-one dynamic. For years I have struggled with performance anxiety and was afraid that would prevent me from ever really learning the guitar and playing with other people. I discussed this with Ahmad before and at my first lesson. I can't tell you how amazing it felt a few months later when we played a song together and I had no fear or anxiety.

I credit this to the fun and relaxing atmosphere Ahmad has created in his studio space which makes it easy to learn, ask questions and enjoy my lessons. He has a deep passion for music which is infectious. I leave every lesson feeling energized and excited to work on my new material.

If you're interested in learning how to play the guitar or improve your skills, give Ahmad a shot. You'll be so glad you did. Before, I thought I just couldn't learn how to play the guitar, now I'm looking forward to years of honing my skills, playing with friends and experiencing the joy of creating music."
Anna
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Very patient, lots of fun too! I really enjoyed working with him and I’ve seen a lot of improvement in my guitar playing both on electric and acoustic. I started with basically no experience and I feel a lot more confident with my playing. He’s very, very talented and overall a really good instructor."
Vicky
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Halec S.
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"I'm 2 lessons in and so far Michael has been a great teacher. He is exceptionally skilled and has a wealth of knowledge to share, as well as being very good at listening to what I am trying to accomplish and creating well thought out exercises to help me progress. Highly recommended!"
Colin
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Michael B.
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"What can I say that hasn't already been said about Greg. From the beginner guitar player to experienced shredding virtuosos. Greg caters to each individual's needs and wants. As he says he is truly passionate about you and that innate ability of him carries over into his instructing.

As every great teacher I have ever known, he has a balanced approach to his delivery. He wants you to have fun, but he also helps you realize; to be good at playing any instrument... it also takes work and practice. However it's "applied" practice w/ tools to get you where you want to go faster than most other instructors!

Go see GBC today!!"
Vinny Vincent
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Matt was my guitar teacher from 5th grade to 10th grade, teaching me electric guitar for over five years. Now as a Junior in college, I am still thankful for the lessons Matt taught me to have a great foundation in playing guitar. Matt is one of the most knowledgeable people a student could learn from. He pays special detail to the habits that many guitar players fall into when beginning, and made sure these habits were eliminated quickly. I had both parents, grandparents, and friends sit in on our lessons and all were impressed with the careful and thorough approach of Matt’s teaching. Thank you Matt!"
Kyle Melles
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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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, 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!