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Angel's House of Music

Milford, OH 45150
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Angel's House of Music is a Milford private music school that was established by Margaret Angel in 1996. The school offers instruction in voice and instruments such as piano, guitar, flute, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, violin, tuba, and French horn, among others. The founder is an experienced and certified Piano Pedagogy teacher. She is a former President of the Northern Kentucky Music Teachers Association. The school encourages a sense of community in their students who regularly participate in the Ronald McDonald House play-a-thon and the Holiday Parade.

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Brad Myers

Cincinnati, OH 45223
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Brad Myers is a recording musician and music teacher who has been giving private lessons for students of all skill levels since 1995. Brad teaches bass, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. He also helps students struggling with improvisation, music theory, and composition. Brad has taught as many as 55 students at a time but now has to balance his schedule between teaching and performing. His single “Prime Numbers” was named among the best of 2015 productions by Downbeat Magazine.

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Brian Rivers

Cincinnati, OH 45208
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Brian Rivers is an award-winning guitarist and state certified music teacher providing guitar lessons in Cincinnati. Brian is comfortable working with students of all ages and abilities. Over the years he has worked with thousands of musicians, guitar players, and songwriters who have gone on to become top performers. As a musician, Brian has over 30 years professional experience performing with top musicians at festivals and concerts. Brian also teaches music theory, bass, recording, improvisation, and songwriting.

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Cincinnati School of Music

Montgomery, OH 45242
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Cincinnati School of Music offers private music lessons in voice and various instruments to Montgomery residents. All of the school’s teachers are experienced musicians who hold at least a Bachelor of Music degree. The teachers and support staff have all undergone national criminal background checks to reassure parents their children are in safe hands. Voice lessons are focused on developing vocal range, pitch and breath control, tone production, enunciation, stage presence, and other skills. The school encourages students to experiment with different instruments until they find their ideal fit.

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ETB Music and Fine Arts Center

Cincinnati, OH 45248
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ETB Music and Fine Arts Center offers specialized private and group piano, percussion, woodwinds, strings, brass, and voice, as well as composition, Musik Garten lessons, and visual art classes for all ages. The company’s founder holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education. She started her business teaching piano for young learners from her parents’ living room in 2000. After 14 years and many lessons, she opened this business. The center’s instructors conduct private and group lessons at various venues across Cincinnati.

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Famous Old Time Music Company

Cincinnati, OH 45216
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The Famous Old Time Music Company provides bluegrass guitar lessons from its studio and various locations across Cincinnati. Lessons are also offered for instruments like the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and acoustic guitar. The company is run by a husband and wife team who share a decades' long passion for bluegrass music. The husband is also an instrument repair technician who can handle many repairs. The company also sell instruments, accessories, and different other merchandise from its Cincinnati studio.

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Guitar Lessons by Kelly Richey

Cincinnati, OH 45213
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Guitar Lessons by Kelly Richey combines the blues/rock musician's professional performance style with more than 30 years of teaching experience. She is a TrueFire online guitar instructor offering one-on-one lessons online, in person, and by Skype. Ms. Richey works with a range of skill levels, from beginning to advanced, tailoring her instruction to meet the needs of each student and help them achieve their full potential. Guitar Lessons by Kelley Richey offers convenient lesson packages.

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Guitar Lessons with Jonny A

769 Elderwood Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45255
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Guitar Lessons with Jonny A is a provider of guitar lessons in the Cincinnati metro area. It offers both individual and group lessons in person, as well as lessons through Skype or Zoom, all of which have a strong focus on notation reading, rhythm, and musicality, aiming to use music that engages the student. Teacher Jon Armstrong has a BA in Music Education and over 30 years of experience teaching guitar, and also offers bass guitar and ukulele lessons.

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Lebanon Music Academy

Lebanon, OH 45036
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The Lebanon Music Academy provides music lessons to learners of all skill levels in Lebanon. The school’s 30 minutes long, once-weekly lessons are instructed by music educators who have studied at top music schools in America. Some of the instructors have played the instruments they teach for over 20 years. Lessons are offered in guitar, trumpet, banjo, violin, brass, percussion, ukulele, mandolin, and other instruments. The school's students have the added benefit of performing in competitions and recitals which the school regularly organizes

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Lou Larson

Cincinnati, OH 45241
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Lou Larson combines degrees in music and business with decades of music performance and teaching to provide exceptional instruction in music theory, improvisation, and composition. He also offers lessons in music reading, hand coordination, as well as speed and accuracy. Lou has experience with such styles as pop, metal, blues, classical, jazz, and country. He works from two locations in Cincinnati and Erlanger.

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Loveland Music Academy

Loveland, OH 45140
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Loveland Music Academy was established in 2007 to provide musical lessons tailored to the different needs of music learners in Loveland. The academy offers private lessons for piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, harp, brass, voice, and percussion. The school employs 26 accomplished music educators to provide instruction for over 600 students. The instructors also seasoned music performers who can perform many genres and styles including pop, classical, country, jazz, folk, and blues. The academy regularly books its instructors to perform at weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, bars, private parties, and business functions.

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Sharp School of Music

West Chester, OH 45069
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Sharp School of Music has provided quality music lessons for thousands of West Chester students since establishment over 20 years ago. The institution offers lessons for piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, bass, clarinet, violin, and saxophone. The school’s experienced instructors are all college educated with several holding advanced degrees in music. Sharp School of Music attributes its success to flexible scheduling, hands-on activities, and performance opportunities for students.

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Tallant Music Studio

122 N Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075
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Tallant Music Studio holds private guitar lessons for Cincinnati residents. Its instructors design curricula that fit a range of student skill sets, from beginner to expert levels. They conduct lessons online or in-person and teach electric and bass guitar, ukulele, and mandolin. The studio holds recitals to help students gain confidence and demonstrate their skills. Instructor Eric Sutton has played various instruments, including the guitar, for three decades. He has been a full-time teacher for 15 years.

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The Music Salon

Madeira, OH 45243
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The Music Salon was started in 2011 by a Madeira guitar teacher to offer music lessons to learners of all ages. The school’s lessons for guitar, ukulele, bass, and mandolin are given by highly qualified teachers who are also professional musicians. To meet the unique needs of individual students the school offers customized lessons on a one-on-one basis. The school’s founder encourages his students to learn in ways they are comfortable with and does force them to follow a particular learning method. The music school also provides written transcriptions and video recordings of lessons so students can track their progress.

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The Music Shop and Learning Center

Harrison, OH 45030
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The Music Shop and Learning Center is a music supplies and instrument repair company that also offers music lessons to Harrison residents. The music learning center conducts one-on-one lessons that are customized to student taste and ability. The lessons may be for beginner learners or those preparing for auditions, performances, or competitions. The music shop stocks everything from guitars, drums, keyboards, recording gear, to public address and lighting accessories. The center’s technicians can handle any repair for stringed instruments.

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The Nicholas Tuttle Guitar Studio

Cincinnati, OH 45202
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The Nicholas Tuttle Guitar Studio serves the needs of guitar learners in Cincinnati. Founder and operator, Nicholas Tuttle has university-level music education and experience playing with master musicians from Cincinnati. Nick has been providing guitar lessons from his own studio since 1998. The studio now offers individual sessions where learners can learn at their own pace and in style most suitable to them. Ensemble classes provide students an environment to learn how to work and play with other musicians. Nicholas also arranges monthly “masterclasses” where successful local musicians are invited to show their skills and share experiences in one-hour long talk sessions.

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Toedtman School of Music

Cincinnati, OH 45241
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The Toedtman School of Music provides music instruction for students in Cincinnati. The school accepts students all skill levels, from ages of 2 to 80 years. The institution employs 15 instructors who provide lessons for drums, clarinet, viola, trumpet, guitar, and voice to over 500 students. The music school attracts students from such diverse cultures as Brazil, El Salvador, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, Venezuela, and many others. The school has changed locations several times since its founding by the Toedtman family in 1974.

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West Chester Academy

West Chester, OH 45069
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West Chester Academy is a music, dance, and gymnastics school that offers lessons and classes for West Chester residents. The school takes students of all ages and provides training from beginner to pre-professional levels. Students are instructed by over 50 experienced, and highly qualified instructors. The school also arranges fun music, dance, and gymnastics themed birthday parties for young children. West Chester Academy has been voted the best place for learning music in Cincinnati.

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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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