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Charlotte Academy of Music

15040 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC 28104
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The Charlotte Academy of Music (CAM) opened in 2008 to provide the South Charlotte area with quality music education. Music instruction includes guitar, piano, strings, percussion, woodwinds, brass, and voice. CAM Club is a music, theater, and arts program specifically designed for homeschooled children. Charlotte Academy of Music is also home to the Charlotte Youth Repertory Theatre.

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Community School of the Arts

Charlotte, NC 28202
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Founded in 1969, Community School of the Arts (CSA) provides instruction in music and the visual arts across Charlotte. The school offers private and group music lessons, visual art classes and workshops, summer camps, pottery classes, and early childhood art education. CSA teaches extensively in low-income neighborhoods and provides significant student financial assistance, honoring its founding mission and the belief that outstanding arts education should be available to all.

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Dave's Guitar School

Lake Wylie, SC 29710
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Dave's Guitar School in Lake Wylie, SC, provides top quality guitar lessons and bass lessons for musicians of all skill levels. Students can learn various styles including rock, jazz, blues, classical, country, metal, bluegrass, and more. Dave's Guitar School customizes guitar and bass instruction to meet individual students' needs. Dave's Guitar School is within easy driving distance of Charlotte, Gastonia, Belmont, Cramerton, Mount Holly, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Clover, and York.Clients praise Dave's Guitar School's integration of music theory in its approach, and many students have gone on to music school and to play professionally.

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Huntersville Music Academy

Huntersville, NC 28078
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Huntersville Music Academy offers individual and group music lessons for all ages. They specialize in private lessons for guitar, flute, piano, drum/percussion, woodwind, violin, and cello. Huntersville Music Academy also teaches bluegrass instruments including banjo, mandolin, bass, and fiddle. They have a toddler/preschool music program, Music for Little Mozarts, that introduces musical learning and basic musical concepts in small classes or individual piano lessons.

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Jim Hickey Music Ltd

Fort Mill, SC 29708
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Jim Hickey Music Ltd is a family-owned and operated music studio that has been offering private and group music lessons in the Fort Mill and Southwest Charlotte areas for more than ten years. Jim Hickey Music teaches acoustic and electric guitar, bass, piano, and ukelele. Jim Hickey Music also offers voice instruction.

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John Doll, M.M.

Waxhaw, NC 28173
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John Doll, M.M., offers private guitar lessons in downtown Waxhaw. John Doll teaches all students to read tablature and chord diagrams and actively encourages them to read standard notation and develop a practical understanding of music theory. Above all, the objective is to have fun while being inspired to perform, understand, and sincerely appreciate music. John Doll has experience in a wide range of musical styles and is a registered Suzuki Guitar Instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

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Lanti Music

Indian Trail, NC 28079
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Lanti Music offers private and group music lessons in Indian Trail. Music instruction includes guitar, piano, drums, strings, brass, woodwind, and voice. Lanti Music also offers musical theater, early childhood, homeschool classes, special needs programs, and music therapy. In addition, Lanti Music hosts free music programs including a free preschool class and family friendly classes.

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Learn Music

Cornelius, NC 28031
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Learn Music has been providing music instruction to the Lake Norman area since 2007. Learn Music teaches guitar, ukelele, piano, bass guitar, drum, voice, and songwriting. Lessons include how to read music, music theory, proper tone, and technique. Learn Music's staff of professional musicians earns high praise from clients for their dedication and ability to impart a love of music to the students.

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Lessons on the Lake Music Arts Academy

Mooresville, NC 28117
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Lessons On The Lake Music Arts Academy is the premier music school in Mooresville and the Lake Norman area. They offer lessons for piano lessons, guitar, drum, violin, and cello as well as art lessons, vocal coaching workshops, and summer music camps. Lessons on the Lake teaches music theory, reading skills, ear-training, rhythmic-reading, writing and improvisation, and much more.

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Ludmila European Music & Art Academy

Cornelius, NC 28031
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The Ludmila European Music & Art Academy serves the greater North Charlotte, Lake Norman area including Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville. The music and performing arts school offers guitar, piano, violin, and viola lessons as well as music history and singing and voice classes. Ludmila Music & Art Academy also teaches art, dancing, and acting. Clients appreciate the small class sizes and professional instructors.

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Music Quarters

Charlotte, NC 28226
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Music Quarters is a family-owned operated music studio that has been offering music lesson in the Charlotte area since 2008. Music Quarters teaches piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and violin. Music Quarters is also a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and offers summer camps and group clinics.

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Music.4.Life

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Music.4.Life is a family-centered, community-oriented music studio in Charlotte that has been providing music education for all ages and abilities since 2009. Music.4.Life students often start in Kindermusik, move to piano, then guitar, percussion, or wind instruments. Students also play in rock, jazz, and blues Jam Bands. Music.4.Life's primary focus is learning and understanding music while having fun.

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Ron's Pickin' Parlor

Stanfield, NC 28163
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Ron's Pickin' Parlor in Stanfield offers one-on-one private music lessons. Instructors in Ron's Pickin' Parlor teach guitar, banjo, mandolin, acoustic and electric bass, voice, and other instruments. They specialize in teaching bluegrass, country, and gospel styles. Ron's Pickin' Parlor also sells guitars, mandolins, and banjos.

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Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Mint Hill, NC 28227
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Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is Mint Hill's premier performance-based music and theater academy. Spotlight Performing Arts Academy offers music instruction in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, banjo, mandolin, brass, woodwinds, and string instruments. They also offer private and group acting lessons in theater and film performance. Rated Best of Charlotte named Spotlight Performing Arts Academy the Best Performing Arts Academy and Best Voice Training.

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The Arts Center for All

Charlotte, NC 28211
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The Arts Center for All started teaching and sharing music in 2009 in the Cotswold area. The Arts Center for All's instruments and disciplines include guitar, flute, sax, cello, clarinet, oboe, viola, violin, piano, composition, music history, voice, art, and dance. World Music Class for Little Children teaches classical composers and music to pre-K and kindergartners. The Arts Center for All also offers language classes in Korean, Japanese, and Spanish.

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The House That Rocks

Indian Trail, NC 28079
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The House That Rocks in Indian Trail uses an innovative and comprehensive approach to teaching music. The House That Rocks teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums, and voice and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsal to prepare students to perform in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. They also provide training in advanced music theory and songwriting.

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Tosco Music Studio

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Since 2002, Tosco Music Studio has provided quality music instruction to hundreds of students of all ages from Charlotte and surrounding areas. John Tosco teaches students to play electric, acoustic, lead, and rhythm guitar, bass, mandolin, and ukulele. He encourages students to explore every style of music that interests them, including rock, folk, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, and classical. Students give John Tosco high marks and call him "the best music teacher ever."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Guitar lessons teach individuals everything from the fundamentals and basic chords of guitar to advanced techniques and extremely intricate musical patterns. People of all ages can take guitar lessons in genres that include electric guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, acoustic, and jazz guitar, and the lessons can be taken both online or through a professional instructor.

Beginner guitar lessons generally consist of learning basic guitar note shapes and solo lines. Over time and with consistent practice, beginners can gradually move forward to more advanced lesson plans. In addition to private instruction, many community colleges and schools with music programs offer guitar lessons.

How do I start learning guitar?

To start learning guitar, you can sign up for lessons with a professional instructor or follow online tutorials that teach different areas of guitar, including how to play specific songs. Guitar lessons may also be available at local community colleges.

How hard is it to learn the guitar?

Guitar has always been considered one of the harder instruments to learn as it requires dexterity, hand/eye coordination, an ability to decipher abstract notes, and an understanding of guitar tabs and chords. However, many players are naturally talented, which makes learning guitar easier, so it all depends on one's specific skills and ability to absorb information.

How long does it take to learn guitar?

The length of time it takes to learn guitar varies greatly from person to person. Certain individuals can learn everything from basic chords to complete songs in just a few days or weeks, while others may take years to fully develop their skills. The average time it takes beginner to intermediate guitar players to learn one song is approximately 150 hours of practice.

Are there differences in learning to play different types of guitar?

The main difference between playing electric, bass, and acoustic guitar is that they are all separate instruments. Jazz guitar songs can be played on electric, bass, and acoustic guitars. Bass guitars and electric guitars plug into amplifiers, while acoustic guitars do not. Bass guitars and acoustic/electric guitars are different from one another based on the size of the strings and distance between each string, so learning a song on a bass guitar is slightly different than learning one on an electric or acoustic guitar.

Is it easier to learn piano or guitar?

Learning guitar may be easier for some people than learning piano, and learning piano may be easier for some people than learning guitar. It all depends on the individual's natural talent and ability to take direction and absorb information. Both instruments can take several years to master.

What\'s the fastest way to learn to play the guitar?

Mastering guitar can take several years; however, learning stepping stone chords and strumming through a professional instructor or via online tutorials can help speed up the process. Stepping stone chords consist of different sets of three common chords that, once mastered, allow students to improve their techniques and move forward with learning full songs.

How much are guitar lessons?

Group and class guitar lessons are generally charged on a monthly basis at an average of $40 to $80 per month. The price can vary depending on the specific lesson plans, type of instruction, and the instructor's preferred prices. Additionally, many community colleges offer music courses where costs may be lower or based on quarterly fees.

How much do private guitar lessons cost?

While specific prices can vary, the average cost of private guitar lessons starts at around $15 to $25 for a 30-minute lesson, and $20 to $45 for an hour-long lesson. For advanced guitar students, rates can be as high as $50 to $75 per hour depending on the specifics of each lesson.

What age should someone start taking guitar lessons?

It's recommended for children to start taking guitar lessons around 7 to 8 years old as long as they are at the age where they can retain information. However, starting guitar lessons at a young age is not a requirement, and people can begin their musical educations well into adulthood.

Is it too late to learn to play guitar?

It's never too late to learn to play the guitar. In fact, studies have shown that learning an instrument can actually increase the grey matter in one's brain, which can help improve memory, reaction time, and overall alertness in individuals of all ages.

Can you learn to play guitar by yourself?

There are several ways a player can learn to play the guitar by themselves that include online tutorials, books, and consistent practice. Certain individuals have the ability to 'play by ear', which is basically playing music without the need for instruction or sheet music. These people can often learn to play guitar by simply listening to a song and finding the appropriate strings and chords on the instrument based off of memory.

Should I take guitar lessons?

If playing the guitar is something that you wish to excel at or explore, then taking guitar lessons is a good idea. Learning how to play an instrument is a great way to express and expand your creativity, and both playing music and listening to music are good solutions for reducing stress.

Are guitar lessons worth it?

Guitar lessons are worth it to anyone who wishes to learn the instrument either for a hobby or to work in the music industry. Professional guitar teachers have extensive experience and knowledge in music theory, chording, and techniques that players may not be aware of whether they're a natural talent or a beginner.

Are online guitar lessons effective?

Online guitar lessons can be just as effective as in-person lessons, especially when the student is working interactively with the teacher on a video chat application. Online tutorials that offer demonstrations of chording and teach players how to play specific songs in a step-by-step fashion are also effective.

What should you not do while playing guitar?

A few tips on what not to do when playing guitar include using poor posture and holding the guitar when the wrists are not at a straight angle. Avoid bracing or touching the top of the guitar with the right hand pinky, and try not to hook the strings with the fingers then pulling up as this can strain the strings.

Does playing guitar make you more attractive?

Playing the guitar well can help build one's confidence, which in turn may make someone more attractive to others. Some surveys have shown that men and women find people who play the guitar approximately 90% more attractive. However, whether someone finds another attractive is a personal feeling, so there's no scientific proof that playing a guitar boosts one's attractiveness.

Is playing too much guitar bad for you?

Playing too much guitar is only considered bad for someone if they injure themselves. For example, overplaying the guitar when you first begin can lead to sore, blistered fingers; however, blisters and calluses are common among guitar players. Holding a heavy guitar for extended periods may also lead to aching shoulders and back pain.

How do I start giving guitar lessons?

To start giving guitar lessons, you must first possess the skills and knowledge needed to provide instruction. Once your teaching skills are developed, you can advertise your services through online want ads or by building your own website that highlights your teaching techniques, experience, and pricing.

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