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Austin L.

Nashville, TN
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Music (Guitar) from Austin Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Austin L.

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In our lessons, we can cover anything you'd like (your enjoyment of guitar is my top priority), ranging from basic technique all the way to advanced fretboard maneuvers. I can teach you anything from simple strum patterns or fun classic riffs all the way to the technical mastery of great guitarists like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. I'm well versed in music theory and can give you insight on how and why ideas work and how they can easily apply to your playing (such as scales, arpeggios, etc.)

About Austin

Hello there, I'm Austin Lowrance. Raised on a balanced musical diet of classic rock and 90's country, I received my first guitar in elementary school and began taking the instrument seriously around 12 years old. I've been performing live for the better part of the last decade, and have taken vario

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Abigail O.

Nashville, TN
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Abigail O.

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I teach based off of student preference as much as possible. I want my students to as excited about what they're learning as possible. I believe excitement promotes an all around positive learning experience and allows for students to be invested in the learning process.

About Abigail

My main goal is to help people learn the skill they want to in the most personal and welcoming atmosphere possible. I am passionate about learning and personal growth and I am so excited every time I get to be a part of that process with another individual.

Buck B.

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Brentwood, TN
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Buck B.

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I can teach you: Acoustic, Electric, Fingerstyle, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk, Country, Slide, Lap Steel.
Harmony, Theory, Compostion and much more.
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About Buck

*** Specialties *** Guitar: Almost all styles: electric and acoustic; Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fingerstyle, Folk, Bluegrass, Lap Steel and Slide too! Songwriting: I know, no one can actually teach songwriting; but i can help you with yours-song form, rhyming, harmony and more. Studio Production and

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Janis V.

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Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1996
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Janis V.

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Quick results, song based lessons. Emphasis on play based learning for children. Emphasis on teaching you what you want to learn for adults.

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LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 5 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Takelessons.com. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children. Cancellation Policy: Music Lesson Cancellation a

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The teacher was very kind and helpful. Normally I am very shy, and I have low confidence in my self, but with Janis I felt good and comfortable. Thank you so much.
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Scott S.

11 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Scott S.

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Through the foundation I've gained by the influences of Mel Bay, Hal Leonard, and Suzuki musical instruction methods, I compile my own teaching materials. Using personally constructed guitar lessons, I demonstrate, instruct, and guide the student based on my assessment of their individual needs, skill level, and progress. Lessons are formulated in Modules, and advancement through them is based on the student's personal aptitude, skill level, and practice commitment. Learning is accomplished by ear as well as through essential methods of musical notation (tablature, 5-line staff, rhythmic comprehension). Students are trained to perform written music as well as to write and express the music within themselves.
I'm an encouraging and motivating guitar teacher with a casual relaxed approach. Teaching new guitarists is very rewarding to me. To see the light come on and watch a student perform a song, express themselves musically, and create their own composition is an awesome experience.

About Scott

The key to learning guitar......is finding the right instructor! I am an encouraging, effective guitar instructor and an experienced performing musician, offering in-person beginner through intermediate guitar instruction in my home and on line. It is very rewarding to me to help others alon

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Lucas
Scott takes his time to teach you proper techniques to take your playing to the next level.
Joan B.
I'm enjoying my lessons with Scott. He has taught me a lot. He makes playing and learning exciting. I can't wait for my next lesson.
James
I started with Scott as a newbie and he has definitely helped me grow as a guitarist. He takes time and makes things easier to learn. As complicated learning can be, he simplifies it and breaks it down. When I feel like I’m not progressing he always shows me how I am. His modules are easy to follow. His teaching style is compatible with all types of learners whether you are visual, hands on or a listener. It’s not just business with him. He’s always available for questions after or between lessons. He’s knowledgeable in equipment so don’t hesitate to ask for some advice on what to buy. He’s affordable and lesson times are flexible. I highly recommend him for all ages and learning needs.
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Greg C.

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  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Greg C.

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I am truly passionate about your success in becoming the best player you choose to be! I like to teach with repetition (wax on wax off) and prefer to present the big picture first so that every obstacle may potentially never be an obstacle for you. I take years of teaching experience and what have been topics of frustration brought to me from students in the past... I try to smooth the road and teach you so you get the highest yield of success for your money with as little headaches as possible :) I would LOVE to have the opportunity to show you how great you can be in WAY less time than a traditionalist private teacher would get you...

About Greg

Hey there! I am EXTREMELY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you will pick me to help you avoid common setbacks in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument! I play fretted and fretless bas

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My 9 year old just completed his first lesson with Greg and it was great. He is very patient and understanding. My son is excited about his next lesson.
Tara
Greg has been really great with my son who is 9. He's very knowledgeable and still very personable and able to relate to my son. Greg has been able to figure out how he learns and applies that to how and what he teaches him.
Sarah
Greg has taught me everything from the basics to playing songs and reading tabs and I still learn something new every lesson.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Nashville, TN

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Nashville is $64. 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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"Nadav is hands down the best guitar teacher I've had, and I've had a few.
Other than being very knowledgeable and a fantastic guitar player, he was extremely patient and sensitive to my needs. He encouraged me at times when I didn't feel like playing or practicing. And most important -he is a super fun and cool guy !!!

Highly recommended."
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Took Guitar lessons from Nadav P.
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"Felt comfortable with him from the start, very knowledgeable and knows how to teach! Will be with him a long time! Very happy!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Mark W.
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"It has been a really great experience so far! Love the fact that Chris individualizes the lesson so that it fit my progress and personal interest :)"
Edward
Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"Daniel, I like being in your class!!!!!!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"I had my first meeting with chris today. I was feeling a bit intimidated before i met him seeing all his credentials and experience. I need not have worried. He made me feel super comfortable and explained all the nuts and bolts of guitar on my level of understanding which is very basic. He was able to relay the lesson to me in a way that made so much sense, it just clicked. I left feeling very accomplished and very much looking forward to the next lesson"
aron
Took Guitar lessons from Chris B.
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"I wish I would have started with Shon along time ago. I am fairly new, and he is very good at being patient with me but still allowing me to progress quickly. Lessons are packed with content, and I leave with "homework "to work on so by the time the next lesson comes around I have learned a tremendous amount. Two thumbs up !!"
Sean
Took Guitar lessons from Shon M.
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"The Master! Greg is not only an excellent instructor, he’s completely approachable. What started of as a group lesson for my high school aged sons has turned into a highly customized online experience where they learn at their own pace. Greg has tremendous knowledge of guitar but more importantly understand the step-by-step methodology necessary to instruct. It’s building blocks and he manages to make that completely fun.

It’s been great to reconnect with you Greg. Thanks for all that you do and for the passion you bring to each lesson and each of my boys!"
Rick A.
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"My daughter has learned so much in a short time. Lilia is a fantastic instructor. I would highly recommend her."
Alexis
Took Guitar lessons from Lilia B.
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"From her 7 year old student: She is a great guitar teacher. I love the songs she is teaching me."
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Took Guitar lessons from Priscilla D.
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"Greg is easily the best in private instruction for guitar and more. He taught me great alternative methods for someone starting off with little musical experience, and gave me the tools to transition into full on sheet reading abilities. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Greg to anyone looking to start playing, refine their current skills, or even try a new instrument all together!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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Teaching Private Guitar Lessons in Nashville

By Tyler J. - Nashville Guitar Teacher

Thinking of trying out the Nashville guitar scene? Are you looking to take guitar lessons in Music City? Well, you’re not alone. For decades, Nashville has been one of the most influential hubs for popular music and entertainment. Thousands of musicians have made the move to Middle Tennessee with big aspirations; to become a superstar, to get hired as a sideman, or even just to start a band with like-minded individuals. Whether you want to play for fun or play to pay the bills, Nashville has plenty to satisfy any guitar player’s cravings for a musically rich environment.

First of all, while the country music industry is centered in Nashville, there’s much more than just country here. Rock, indie, pop, blues, and jazz are everywhere in the city, and for those who are interested in Christian and gospel music, you’re in luck: Nashville is the center for the Christian music industry.

I always recommend checking out lower Broadway first. Between the intersections of 6th and Broadway, all the way down to 1st, the streets are lined with live music venues. Some of the people playing on Broadway are playing for tips full-time to pay their rent, while others are playing for fun while they’re in town from being on the road. It’s a great place to network with other guitarists, so go on down, and take it all in. Over time, once you’ve become friends with some of the local players, they may ask you to come “sit in” for a couple songs while they take a break. It’s good to become a familiar face on lower Broadway if you’re looking for gigs on the road; many of these players are hired guns for some of the biggest names in the music business.

Music stores around town are also great places to hang with other guitarists. Corner Music on 12th Ave. South is a local staple for musicians, and Gruhn Guitars is an excellent place to see some vintage guitar gear. I should also mention major stores such as Sam Ash Music and Guitar Center – always great places to meet similar people.

There are plenty of open jam nights around town, too. If you’re ready to jam with some strangers (that soon will become friends), don’t be afraid to ask around for where the “hot spots” are. When I first got to town, the Fiddle and Steel bar on Printer’s Alley was the best place to go on Tuesday nights. There are places like that all over, so don’t be shy about asking people! Whether you go to play or not, it’s great to go and hang out at open jams to hear people play and to make friends.

Going out to the music venues in town is the best way to get some inspiration. Seeing successful players playing great shows is something that always motivates me to strive for bigger and better things. But music venues aren’t the only place you can find other guitarists. As a matter of fact, considering that Nashville has such a high concentration of musicians, you can go just about anywhere to meet players. Coffee shops and local churches are always full of people who are involved in the music business. Be kind, be considerate, and don’t be afraid to open up conversation. While Nashville has a reputation for being competitive, I’ve found it to be very welcoming to newcomers. Most musicians I meet around town are willing to be helpful to newbies looking for work.

Before you start your guitar lessons in Nashville, there are a couple things you should be working on, such as the Nashville number system. Ever hear of it? It’s a form of musical shorthand used to notate chord charts, and while people in most cities don’t use them, almost everyone in Nashville does. There are plenty of resources for learning the number system, including websites and books, so don’t hesitate to start learning now! Most music instructors in Nashville would be glad to help you become a fluent reader of number charts – and many of these instructors can be found right here at TakeLessons!

Something that isn’t all that surprising - but is often overlooked - is the fact that Nashville is all about relationships. Getting hired for a road gig or a spot playing downtown is often simply a matter of being a “good hang,” as I call it. Having a positive attitude, being reliable, and being trustworthy will get you far in life, and Nashville is no different. In fact, I’ve even found that you don’t have to be the most amazing guitarist in town to get hired – you just need to be a good team player.

Music City is glad to have an ever-growing number of musicians around. The metro area has seen unprecedented population growth in recent years, and the economy is booming, so there’s no better time to jump on board. So, if you’re looking to get involved in this local guitar scene and take guitar lessons in Nashville, you’re in luck, because Nashville is an exciting, eclectic, unique, and inspiring place to be. Beginners, intermediate players, and professionals are all welcome; so don’t be afraid to check it out. Good luck, and keep on playing!

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