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Mark B.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
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Mark B.

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I teach all levels of guitar lessons, from beginner to advanced professional...in all styles, except classical/flamenco.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons a

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The best
Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.
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Andrew C.

86 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies/Music Education from University of the Arts
  • 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 o

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Awesome teacher! Very cool and welcoming. Learning to improv
Matt
Awesome lesson.
Hannah
Andrew has been a fantastic guitar instructor! I organized lessons for my godson to see if he would develop an interest and he loves it! Andrew is patient, great at providing tailored instruction based on the student's ability, is always positive, and makes it enjoyable. I highly recommend Andrew!
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Jeremy P.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Art in Music from Sonoma State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jeremy P.

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Work on any subjects you'd like to cover! Whether you want to accompany yourself singing, learn to play Bach, or learn country, blues, jazz, rock, or a little bit of everything, we can customize your lessons to work on what you want to learn! Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

About Jeremy

I began playing guitar by ear around age ten. I learned rock songs from records for a few years, and then I began a more serious study of theory in high school. Over the next several years I alternated between pursuing my music degree and playing in bands around the midwest. In 2004, I transferred f

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Aloha! I am a student from Hawaii! Wow, my words are not enough to express how awesome Jeremy is as a teacher. What a wonderful person he is, he is so friendly and patient. It is extremely difficult for me to learn anything but he make it super easy. It’s also really cool that he has an online option so I can learn anywhere. I must say, I am very proud of myself and how much I’ve accomplished through his teachings. I highly recommend Jeremy and you will not regret it! Amazing teacher and I am grateful. Thank you Jeremy and please don’t ever stop teaching! Mahalo!
Michelle C.
Great teacher. Takes time to answer questions Very thorough
Emily
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
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Jordan M.

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Learn guitar in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) 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!

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 lead singer of

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Avi B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Avi B.

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Experienced Guitar teacher of over 10 years available for students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of musical and critical listening skills. I specialize in rock, punk, metal, progressive, pop, and blues, and have cultivated my own curriculum which is personalized to each student.

Here are the tools available to use during lessons: Ovation Celebrity, Gibson SG Standard, Schechter Diamond Series, Marshall AVT50, Digitech RP500 effects pedal, and Logic Pro X.

Want to learn to play your favorite songs and find out why they're your favorite songs? I'm your guy!

Note: I also do double-lessons for parents/guardians and kids or friends to learn together. For this option, please choose the “60min— $120” offer. Thanks and see you soon!

About Avi

***COVID-19 UPDATE: Until authorities have deemed it safe, all of my lessons will take place online. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this strange and important time.*** Greetings! My name’s Avi and I’m committed to getting you to rock your heart out as quickly as possible.

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Dominick
Absolutely amazing teacher. Helped me work out some fundamental issues I had and then moved on to more of theory and workshopping.
Very knowledgeable and very helpful.
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Mitch E.

2 Reviews
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  • BA in Communication, Cum Laude from Truman State University
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mitch E.

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I am a self-taught musician with 15 years of experience playing electric and acoustic guitar. My lessons begin by learning what inspires you as a musician, and working to take you where you want to go! Learning some of your favorite songs is often a great place to start. By learning a variety of music, you'll quickly begin to notice patterns & understand basic theory on what notes work together well. From there, you can apply that knowledge to improvisation, as well as songs you may want to write!

From those first few lessons, there's a million different ways we can explore the guitar together. With my lessons, I offer recording time in my home studio where you can learn how to write, record, produce, and mix fully arranged songs!

Reach out to say hi, and let me know what some of your immediate goals and questions are!

Specialties: Indie, Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic, Folk, Acoustic.
Open to students of all ages.

About Mitch

Hi! My name is Mitch. I am the lead guitarist, songwriter and producer for Seattle-based indie pop band Hi Crime. We play shows regularly around the NW, and occasionally tour to other parts of the country. Our music has been featured on popular Seattle radio stations KEXP & 107.7 The End, and has al

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Jean-Christian
So far so good!
Mary
Mitch gave lessons to my son about 6 years ago (when Mitch still lived in St. Louis). He still picks up the guitar a few times each week to unwind, and often mentions things Mitch taught him while practicing.

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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 $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $28 and $300 per hour.
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"After my very first guitar lesson ever, I'm happy to have Matt as a teacher. He is very good at communicating and seems very knowledgeable. I look forward to growing under his instruction."
Dakota
Took Guitar lessons from Mathew M.
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"Kelvin is a phenomenal teacher of classical guitar. Our teenage son wanted to take classical lessons for a while, after having happily done a couple years with School of Rock. He and Kelvin meshed well, and I feel our son learned a lot over the course of a couple more years.

When one of us had a schedule conflict, we had the ability to do a lesson via Skype. Let me tell you, that came in mighty handy in the winter of 2019.

Schedule with Kelvin; I am certain you'll be glad that you did."
Angela
Took Guitar lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Brandi is a great teacher and I love taking lessons with her. I tried to teach myself how to play the guitar and I couldn't figure it out. It's nice to have a very knowledgeable teacher who has similar taste in music.
See You Next Week!"
Monica DeShay
Took Guitar lessons from Brandi B.
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"My daughter is 8years old, beginning to play guitar.
He is patient with her and know what he's doing. We are happy with Eric's guitar lesson 👍"
Bobae
Took Guitar lessons from Eric L.
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"I started working with LeRoy over a year ago, after 10 years not picking up my guitar at all. He has been extremely helpful across a variety of topics that range from very basic to advanced. His teaching style is very approachable , and he is able to customize content of lessons to match your needs at the time."
Bob
Took Guitar lessons from LeRoy B.
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"This guy is incredible. He creates a safe space where you feel inspired to improvise and experiment with music. He showed me songs that changed my music taste and playing style completely. The best part of learning with him is that it feels like you are jamming with a good friend. He not only is an incredible musician but also a great mentor. I have only good things to say about Charlie"
Larry B
Took Guitar lessons from Charlie M.
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"Enjoyed my first lesson. Onward..."
Rick
Took Guitar lessons from Oliver H.
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"Andrea is an excellent teacher. He does not only teaches an instrument: he can really share with you his passion for music, he puts everything in perspective and let you follow your personal taste for music. He's great..."
Saverio
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Very pleased with my son's first class. He is very excited for many more lessons with Cole."
DJ
Took Guitar lessons from Russell P.
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"Outstanding knowledge and relaxed supportive teaching style"
George
Took Guitar lessons from John N.
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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. Some people dream of taking center stage, wailing on a guitar solo, while others picture themselves providing the rhythm for rock bands or jazz ensembles. Whatever your musical goals are, we can help you achieve them.

Here at TakeLessons, it’s our mission to give you the tools you need to make your guitar dreams a reality. That’s why we offer convenient and affordable private guitar lessons near you. With the help of a private guitar teacher, you’ll master everything you ever wanted, from sweep picking to songwriting.

We offer guitar lessons for children and adults and students o

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f all skill sets, so you’ll receive the guidance and instruction you need no matter where you are in your guitar-playing journey.

Many Reasons to Take Guitar Classes

There are plenty of reasons to pick up the guitar besides just looking cool and learning to play pop songs. 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. Maybe you’ve always wanted to jam out to your favorite folk songs or learn to play classical guitar riffs. The beauty of taking guitar lessons is that you get to focus on the styles and techniques that most interest you. When you work with a private guitar tutor near you, your teacher will customize your lessons so that they align with your goals and preferences.

With in-person and online guitar classes, you'll benefit from receiving prompt feedback and lesson plans that are tailored to your needs. If you’re taking guitar lessons for beginners, you’ll start with the basics, focusing on how to hold your guitar and where to place your fingers. As you become more advanced, you’ll work on more challenging aspects of the instrument, such as mastering different fingering, picking, and strumming techniques. If you attend your lessons and put in plenty of practice, you’ll improve your guitar skills in no time.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons for beginners 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

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Guitar Lessons

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

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.

Find Guitar Teachers Near You

Whether you’re eager to start your own rock band or learn how to play your favorite tunes, it’s time to sign up for guitar lessons near you. When you turn to us here at TakeLessons, it’s easy to find a tutor and classes that suit your schedule. And if you prefer to meet with your teacher virtually, we even offer flexible online lessons that let you learn from the comfort of your own home.

Ready to kick start your lessons? Begin by choosing a guitar tutor near you. You can browse our inventory of certified teachers to find your perfect match. We have all kinds of guitar teachers with different backgrounds, expertise, and experience. Read their bios and check out reviews from their past students. You can even connect with them in advance to make sure they’re a good fit.

Sign up for guitar lessons near you today, and don’t miss out on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all new students!

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