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Henri B.

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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.A. Religious Studies from Arizona State University
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Henri B.

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Students who study with me can expect for their lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper technique, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, scales, fingerings, chords, and overall really how to get a great sound and feel from your guitar.

After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding guitar player. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and several scales. ...

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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Tracy K.
He was good and cool and Amazing
Nick W.
He really knows some good exercises and can break them down to make them easy to understand.
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David R.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, Italian
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches students 6 to 96
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David R.

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David’s 35 years of teaching and performing experience, coupled with intensive years of formal studies with many of the world's greatest guitarists, have afforded him a rich and in-depth understanding of music and the guitar. He shares all of this with his students in an insightful and uniquely original manner. David is committed to helping students enjoy and excel in playing the music they love.

About David

David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed

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Aravinda K.
My daughter has been with David for 4 to 5 years, and he is an excellent teacher. He was extremely passionate, encouraging, and patient while teaching. I would 100% recommend David to anyone wanting to learn guitar.
Erin
My 11 year old daughter Alexa is enjoying her lessons with David. He has been very patient and helpful in teaching her how to play the ukulele. She has made some nice progress in just a few sessions.
Susan A.
super kind, helpful and patient! I highly recommend David!
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Andrew C.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies/Music Education from University of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew C.

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Fun and personalized lessons for aspiring Guitarists of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced, my years of experience can show you a practical approach to learning music and exploring the guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs in a relaxed environment at my studio or online from the comfort of your own home. My students have many different musical tastes and lessons are always unique from person to person. Learn at your own pace. I build my program around your interests and goals. Become the musician you've always wanted to be and have fun doing it!

About Andrew

Music has been a lifelong pursuit for me. I have played many instruments over the years while performing with various groups in and out of school. Eventually I decided that music was how I wanted to make my living. Since earning my degree in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies from University

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Christian D.
Andrew is awesome! Super nice, eager to help in any way he can. Learned a lot in just the first lesson. Excited for many more weeks.
Andrew P.
Andrew is the coolest, most easy-going professional out there. He teaches you at your own pace, guiding you effectively through techniques, music theory, or simply learning your favorite songs (I gave him a challenging song to teach me and he was not only prepared, but excited and enthusiastic). A fantastic teacher through and through!
John H.
My first lesson was great. Andrew is patient and professional and clearly very experienced.
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Robert M.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Robert M.

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About Robert

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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Matthew
I get a lot out of every lesson and a lot to take away and work on in practice as well. Great experience and I've noticeably improved after just a few lessons.
Ayman
Very insightful and made me feel comfortable right away
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.
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Matt M.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks english
  • Awarded Bobby Hacket Award from CCRI
  • Teaching since 1998
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk and just about any other kind of guitar lessons you can think of since 1998. I have a degree in Jazz Performance and also have an extensive background in music theory, ear training and music technology. I work as a freelance musician and private teacher in the United States as well as Europe. As a teacher I pride myself on being prepared and patient.

About Matt

I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a free

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Matthew
Matt was engaging, child-friendly in his instructions to our 5yo, and even took extra time to help us tune our guitar. A totally enriching experience and we look forward to more!
Stacy K.
Laid back but still professional, clearly knows his stuff, visibly very patient. really looking forward to more classes with you Matt!
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Catherine W.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
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Catherine W.

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Only beginner and intermediate guitar.

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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Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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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.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing guitar teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream guitar teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Happy Thanks Giving Daniel.

I am very happy to Hire Daniel for My Son Guitar Lesson. He is very Helpful for my 13 year old. He is always on time with the schedules and planning for lesson schedules.
My child is improving with Guitar playing.
Happy to Work with you Daniel. Thank you for giving your time for my Child."
Prashanthi
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"The lesson was very relaxed, informative and productive. Look forward to my next lesson. I'm 63 and just beginning this journey."
Mack
Took Guitar lessons from Norman T.
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"I am 8 years old. I like Jonathan because he is patient with me and really helping me to be a better guitarist."
Synjin
Took Guitar lessons from Jonathan T.
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"Betty will provide a great lesson experience showing you some of her tips and tricks to expedite the learning process that will benefit your playing and understanding of guitar. She brings in all her personal experience and knowledge to each lesson. Betty's approach and style of teaching makes it fun and easy to understand."
Stephen
Took Guitar lessons from Betty N.
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"Super Dave

Dave instructs my daughter and son in guitar. They're both convinced they are Dave's favorite student. I believe that in itself explains why he is incredibly effective with children. He has them feeling great about music and their progress. Certainly he is an excellent technical instructor. Yes he teaches proper hand position, good tone and so on and so forth. But his ability to connect with children makes him a one of a kind instructor."
Tim
Took Guitar lessons from David M.
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"John is an amazing teacher. His ability to comprehensively synthesize complex ideas and explain them in easy-to-understand terms makes learning guitar approachable and fun."
Caroline
Took Guitar lessons from John M.
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"Was a great first lesson, looking forward to more sessions!"
Charlie
Took Guitar lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Though I have only taken lessons with Ryan for a few weeks, I am thoroughly impressed. Not only is Ryan very knowledgeable and talented, he is also a very patient and clear teacher. His lessons are organized, he gives lots of material to practice and I fully expect my skill level to grow exponentially under his tutelage."
Jamie
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Ahmad is a fantastic teacher, and not just for beginners but for experienced players as well!
I've been playing guitar for about 20 years, but haven't taken any formal lessons in the past 15 of those. I felt like I was in a rut with my playing so I started taking lessons with Ahmad a few months ago. He was able to immediately help me improve my technique and help me correct some inefficiencies that I didn't even notice I was doing. The word "inefficiencies" in the last sentence was chosen very deliberately because Ahmad has a great way of showing that there are multiple ways to play the instrument and not one specific "right" and "wrong" way.
I feel like I've made more progress in the last 4 months than I had in years."
Evan
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Amazing first lesson, picked up right away. I look forward to many more! Thank You!"
Nathaniel
Took Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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Private Guitar Lessons and Classes

The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments of all time. The versatility of the instrument, along with its iconic tone, makes it a favorite for new and experienced musicians alike.

Acoustic, electric, and classical guitars can all be adapted and used to play a variety of genres of music. Guitar players are capable of both stealing the show and providing rhythmic support to the rest of the band. Whether you want to take the stage or just play for fun at home, private guitar lessons help you reach your musical goals in the fastest way possible.

Although a world-class rock star may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the guitar, there is a wide range of possibilities with the instrument. Jazz, country, folk, pop, or classical music can all fit gracefully on the fretboard, providing countless avenues for musical expression.

Guitar classes make your music learning journey as fun and efficient as it can be. With every in-person or online guitar lesson, your knowledge of the fretboard will expand, and you’ll be one step closer to achieving your musical goals.

While everyone has their reasons for wanting to take guitar lessons, there are some benefits to learning music that you may not be aware of. Let’s dive into the many reasons to pick up the guitar, which topics your guitar teacher will cover, and how to improve your skills as quickly as possible!

Many Reasons to Take Guitar Classes

There are plenty of reasons to pick up the guitar besides just looking cool. Thanks to the versatility and mobility of the instrument, it wields great social power in a variety of settings. With an acoustic guitar and a few songs up your sleeve, you can bring groups of people together in song, anywhere you go.

Playing the guitar also imparts several mental benefits. Reading musical notation, guitar tabs, and chords can improve your memory and concentration. Plus, the skills needed to play guitar improve your hand-eye coordination, listening abilities, and multitasking prowess. With time, practicing guitar will strengthen your hands, wrists, and arms, improving dexterity and flexibility.

The benefits aren’t just for adults, either. Learning guitar enriches a child's development by improving cognitive ability, motor skills, academic abilities, and confidence. Playing the guitar has also been shown to be a useful therapy for children with ADHD, as it directs a child's energy toward a creative pursuit and improves their focus and discipline.

Topics You'll Learn in Private Guitar Lessons

With a private teacher, you can learn to play the exact style of music you love. The genre of music and type of guitar that you ultimately want to play will dictate which techniques you learn and how your guitar instructor plans your lessons. In addition, guitar lessons for kids will differ greatly in terms of content and teaching style than guitar lessons for adults will.

With in-person and online guitar classes, you'll benefit from receiving prompt feedback and lesson plans that are tailored to your needs. As you learn to play guitar, you'll practice fingering, picking, and strumming techniques, learn about your instrument and its care, and you’ll develop a solid understanding of music theory. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Guitar Lessons

The goal of guitar lessons for beginners is to establish a strong foundation of fundamental skills, techniques, and theory. The topics learned in beginner lessons will be used during a lifetime of playing guitar. Lessons at this level may cover the following topics:

  • How to tune and hold your guitar
  • How to hold a pick
  • Introduction to music theory
  • Reading music notation, guitar tablature (tabs), and chords
  • Basic chords
  • Fretting, strumming, and picking
  • Guitar anatomy
  • Basic guitar care and re-stringing

Your guitar teacher will break these concepts down in an understandable way and set out achievable goals to help you progress. Do you have a particular song you’d like to learn? Let your teacher know.

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Intermediate guitar classes are designed to take your skills to the next level while you practice playing your desired genre of music. At this stage, you can start to widen your perspective of the instrument and branch out into other styles as well. With intermediate lessons, your guitar teacher may cover the following topics:

  • Open chords and power chords
  • Advanced strumming patterns
  • Intermediate riffs and licks
  • Barre chords
  • Extended chords
  • Major, minor, and pentatonic scales
  • Position playing
  • Alternate tunings
  • Modes, arpeggios, and more!

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Guitar Lessons

Advanced lessons are intended for musicians who have already had plenty of practice and experience on the instrument. In advanced lessons, guitar players sharpen their techniques and practice improvisation, as well as take on challenging pieces of music. They'll also receive professional advice regarding the music business, auditions, and performances. Lessons often cover the following topics:

  • Advanced rhythmic techniques
  • Alternate and sweep picking
  • Legato phrasing
  • Right-hand tapping
  • String skipping
  • Solo artistry
  • Improvisation
  • Performance preparation
  • Composition and songwriting

Wondering how long it’ll take you to master the guitar? This can vary depending on the frequency of lessons and how often you practice, but if you’re dedicated to learning, most students can play several easy songs within one to two months.

Learn with In-Person and Online Guitar Classes

When you're ready to learn guitar, you can easily find the perfect guitar teacher right here at TakeLessons. You'll find hundreds of instructors offering acoustic and electric guitar lessons both in-person and online, to students of all ages. Online guitar lessons are an excellent option for kids and parents with busy schedules, who would prefer to learn from the comfort of home!

Browsing through our teachers’ profiles, you'll see that many are experienced in the music business and have years of teaching experience. Plus, all TakeLessons teachers are required to pass a thorough background check.

In order to narrow down your options, we recommend looking for a teacher who specializes in your preferred genre and style of guitar music. You can also read through reviews left by other students and ask the teacher any questions you may have about lessons. 

Once you've selected a teacher, give one of our friendly Student Counselors a call to schedule your very first TakeLessons guitar class. With a private guitar instructor, you'll be well on your way to becoming the rock star you’ve always dreamed of being!

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