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Austin L.

Nashville, TN
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Music (Guitar) from Austin Community College
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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
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  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2020
  • 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
  • Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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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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Eli S.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
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Eli S.

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In the first lesson, Eli will assess what your goals are with learning guitar so that he can develop a personalized lesson style that will help you to meet them. The most important part of learning about music and learning to play both electric and acoustic guitar is practicing regularly. That is why he will also help you set and continue to refine a practice routine which will help you to reach your goals in the best and most rewarding way possible.

About Eli

Eli S. is a bilingual (Spanish/English) LA-bred, internationally influenced film composer, guitarist, teacher, and documentarian with a deep love of music and cultures from around the world. He has been playing guitar and performing for over 10 years, as well as music editing/scoring for Netflix se

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Working with Eli was amazing. He's a great teacher and he moved through the material at just the speed I needed. I improved greatly over the semesters I spent working with him. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
Dominique
I had a great experience with Eli. He was patient, compassionate, detail oriented, and extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. He gave useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts for synthesizing the information and retention of concepts. Highly recommended for any level of instruction.
Kris Ramakrishna
Eli is an amazing educator. Not only is he very knowledgeable in Music theory, Guitar, Composition, and arranging, but he has a great outlook on life. I owe the success of my audition at Berklee College of Music to him! We worked step by step on the audition process, and he helped me see what the college was looking for. Now I am at Berklee's Graduate program, and helping tutor other students like Eli did for me! If you do what Eli says, I can guarantee that you will achieve or become much closer to achieving your goals!
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Billy N.

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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
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Billy N.

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Play the music you want to play. I often use a combination of styles to get you to advance in your guitar skills whether you are a stone beginner or advanced. I've been teaching for over 20 years and can tailor lessons to the individual using the music you want and my large repertoire ranging from simple American Folk through Advanced modern music. I can get you to accompany,solo and also read music too( if you wish). I have concise approaches to all matters of technique, scale work and arpeggios. You can be confident that you are coming to an experienced teacher/player who cares deeply about music and loves helping the student progress.

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music

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Kay D.
Billy is a patient instructor who is perfect for a beginner with some musical knowledge. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in one lesson and I am looking forward to advancing under his guidance! #totallyworthit
Flaminia D.
I have been taking lessons with Billy since January 2015. I am a total beginner and I really think I have made the best choice ever to pick him as my teacher. Billy is an experienced guitar teacher and a professional player that knows great techniques for beginners. He has been teaching me basics of guitar in a smart way, and at each lesson I feel I learn something new and at the same time I can clearly see how much progress I have made since our first lesson. He has also been teaching me how to read music and tabs which proofed to be extremely useful every time I want to learn a new song by myself. Highly recommended!
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Samuel S.

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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Samuel S.

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East Nashville based multi-instrumentalist with 10+ years of touring, recording, production, and education experience
-Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Keyboard, Pro Tools, Maschine, Music Theory, Synth, Bass, Drums

Soul, rock, acoustic, jazz, funk, singer-songwriter
-Berklee School of Music Bachelors Degree in Music Production & Music Performance

I was born in Geneva, Switzerland and grew up in Washington, DC. I've lived in over 5 states including Hawaii and Colorado teaching music as well as adventure sports such as SCUBA, skiing, and mtn biking to name a few!

About Samuel

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer hailing from Geneva, Switzerland and have been living and working in Nashville, TN for the past 3 years. My specialties include Alto Saxophone, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Vocals, Songwriting, Music Production (Pro Tools, Logic, Maschine)

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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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"James is knowledgeable about the subject and has a technique to teaching that makes it fun and enjoyable to learn and encourages you to practice. His process is methodical as well as informative but he also brings in the student's technique to make sure you're developing properly when it comes to applying what is taught theoretically."
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"My son is almost 9 and has been playing for about 2 years. His last teacher provided a solid foundation but Justin has taken lessons to the next level. He sets reasonable expectations but my son is more excited to practice every day because he feels challenged. So far so good. I would highly recommend."
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"Greg is fully engaging with my children. We have extended his lessons because of his teaching methods. He is a great teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"As a guitar teacher, Cheryl has been the perfect mix of knowledge, patience and encouragement. I haven't learned how to play an instrument in 30 years and her expert instruction as well as her ability to make me feel at ease about missteps and applauding my successes has made the experience a real pleasure. I can also see that I am making progress. I highly recommend her."
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"Bill is an excellent teacher. He uses any type of music you like to help you learn and stay interested. I leave every lesson excited to go home and practice what I’ve learned. Bill allows me to make a short video of what we’ve gone over that lesson which is how I learn the best when I’m back at home. Its like having that weeks lesson at your disposal for you to use at any time. My love for the guitar has grown tremendously thanks to Bill."
Jordan
Took Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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"started me at ground zero and I loved it. I did not know how to hold a pick !"
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Took Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Love all the homework he gives and how he is able to quickly surmise that I was indeed a beginner and in need of the basics. He was very willing and patient in helping me learn some basic chords and gave me some good exercises to practice."
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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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