Guitar Lessons In The Comfort Of Your Home

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  • Lessons offered 9am-9pm, 7 days a week
  • Experienced, knowledgeable, passionate teachers
  • Lessons for all ages and skill levels
  • 30-60 minutes sessions
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  • Free recitals

Lessons in Your Home Video Transcribed

You know it’s time to get the children started with in-home private music lessons. Maybe the lessons are for you, how about the whole family? You’re smart enough to know that music lessons are important but what about finding a teacher? Do you call a music store? Will their teacher be right for you? Then there’s the getting there; the traffic, hauling the kids back and forth, what about dinner? Yeah – Right! Like that’s going to happen. You don’t need lessons with just any ol’ teacher, especially a task master, intimidating, practice demanding monster that bores students. What you’re looking for is an engaged, fun, well-educated, motivational, big smiling and super excited personality that loves teaching Music. A teacher who makes lessons fun. You already know what you need. You need Lessons in Your Home-the music teachers who come to your home or school to teach fun, private music lessons. Their teachers constantly think of great ways to motivate every student. They turn students into dazzling musicians ready to break out a song and share their talents with the world. Now you’re saying “Hey, this could work” Lessons in your Home teaches piano, guitar, voice, violin, in fact they teach every music instrument you could think of. Getting started is as easy as 1,2,3. 

  1. Give Lessons in your home a call or email
  2. They’ll ask important questions about each student ensuring a teacher that’s best for you 
  3. Schedule and start your lessons. What are you waiting for? Start Lessons now with Lessons in Your Home!

Get Private Guitar Lessons Across the Nation With Our Guitar Teachers

Erika Hollister

Instrument(s): French Horn, Guitar, Piano

City: Denver

Erika is in her third year of her Music Performance degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her primary instrument is French horn, and her secondary instrument is piano. She is also proficient in many other brass instruments as well as guitar. In her time at CU Boulder, she has performed with elite en…

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Samuel Calhoon

Instrument(s): Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello, Guitar

City: Seattle

Sam Calhoon, Guitar and Cello teacher attended Willamette University in Salem, OR, where he earned a B.A. in sociology with a minor in music. Throughout his time there, he took private cello lessons with Dr. Hekun Wu, played cello in the university chamber orchestra, and participated in small ensemble groups…

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Bryan Finkelstein

Instrument(s): Guitar

Bryan Finkelstein is a guitar player with over 20 years of on stage experience. Currently, he plays in a Blues band, and in one of South Florida’s largest Christian ministry’s. Mr. Finkelstein began playing guitar under the private tutelage of South Florida Jazz guitar great Jeff Caldwell, after achieving a s…

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Sean Rickman

Sean “The Rick” Rickman is a native of Washington, D.C. with over 25 years experience as a music teacher. He teaches drums, guitar and bass throughout the D.C. area and also internationally.

Sean’s musical ability developed from exposure to all styles of contemporary music. Sean’s mother was a lea…

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Andrew Pendergrast is a multi-instrumentalist music educator and composer from Atlanta, GA. He relocated to the D.C. area in 2009 and has performed in many different settings, including classical ensembles, jazz groups, choirs, rock bands, musical theater companies, and solo recitals.

Andrew has a B.A. in…

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Santeri Mettovaara

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano

City: Dallas

Santeri has been playing the guitar as his main instrument since 2007. He also sings baritone and plays the electric bass and piano as his secondary instruments. He recently graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Music degree. He teaches every style of guitar.

Santeri has p…

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Jake Taylor

Instrument(s): Guitar

City: Seattle

Jake Taylor is a musician and music expert living in Seattle, WA, and hailing from Richmond, VA: an under-appreciated beacon of the Jazz, Hip-Hop, Mathrock, and Hardcore/Metal scenes of the east coast. The direct proximity to and prevalence of such vastly differing styles of musical influence embedded within…

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Jackson Feroe

Instrument(s): Guitar, Trombone, Ukulele

City: Denver

Jackson Feroe began playing trombone in 2003 and started guitar in 2007. He was fortunate to attend a central Maryland public school system where orchestral and wind band music was available and encouraged at a young age. Music was also important and influential to most members of the large family Jackson gre…

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Mitch Neubauer

Instrument(s): Guitar

City: Atlanta

Mitch Neubauer was born and raised in the rural Midwestern town of Waseca, Minnesota. Originally given a banjo at the age of 6, he quickly shifted gears to guitar when the search for a local banjo teacher yielded no results. A performer from the age of 6, Mitch received an associate’s degree in Jazz perform…

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Heather Johnston

Heather Johnston Riley is a renowned music educator whose passion lies in sharing her gift for music with students of all ages. Since 2006, Heather has worked with Lessons In Your Home, as a private piano teacher. She has found that this school and its commitment to excellence has served as the best outlet f…

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When you call Lessons In Your Home…

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After answering any questions you might have, we’ll pair you with a local teacher that best matches your age, schedule, skill level, and goals.

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… and then we’ll schedule your first month of lessons!

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First Lesson Guarantee — If you don’t LOVE your first lesson we can pair you with a teacher that better fits your situation. Or you can even cancel and pay us nothing.

What Families Say About Us

Why Should You Take Guitar Lessons?

A better question to ask is why wouldn’t you learn guitar! The guitar is one of the most famous, widely recognized instruments that’s prevalent in some of the biggest music genres including Rock & Roll, Jazz, Blues, and Pop music. The guitar is also one of the most portable and accessible instruments. You can practice and play them just about anywhere because they travel so well. From a cost-benefit analysis, it’s a great instrument to learn on because the barrier to entry is low. Guitars last a long time and it’s cost effective to own and learn guitar. Lastly, who doesn’t love listening to someone play guitar in group settings? The guitar is one of most fun, life-giving instruments a person will ever play and enjoy.

Guitar Lessons for Kids

Most parents know that music can enrich and impact a child’s life. One of the regrets many parents have is not learning to play an instrument. Lessons in Your Home specializes in private in home (or school) guitar lessons for kids. While we do have many adult learners, the vast majority of our students are kids. We cater to all ages as young as kindergarten and on. And just like learning a language, the younger a person starts the more easily they’ll be able to learn guitar. Contact us today to get started!

Guitar Develops Coordination & Cognition

While kids see playing guitar as something fun and cool, parents can rest assured that their child is learning a critical skill that goes beyond having fun. Learning to play an instrument, especially one like guitar, helps children develop critical listening skills, helps with focus and attention, and even stimulates them cognitively, all while providing a constructive hobby for them to engage with. Learning how to match your strumming hand with your fingering hand helps children with sensory motor coordination, timing, and rhythm.

Playing Guitar Helps with Creativity & Expression

Ask any songwriter or musician: learning an instrument is a form of expression and ultimately art. Many guitar players express themselves through performing songs or creating their own music, and it can help them cope with emotions in their life. There’s also indirect benefits to playing and performing, including improving self-esteem and confidence. The world is a more beautiful place with music in it, so let our teachers help get you started on your journey today!

guitar Lessons For Kids

Most parents know that music can enrich and impact a child’s life. One of the regrets many parents have is not learning to play an instrument. Lessons in Your Home specializes in private in home (or school) guitar lessons for kids. While we do have many adult learners, the vast majority of our students are kids. We cater to all ages as young as kindergarten and on. And just like learning a language, the younger a person starts the more easily they’ll be able to learn guitar. Contact us today to get started!

Getting guitar Lessons Near You

While kids see playing guitar as something fun and cool, parents can rest assured that their child is learning a critical skill that goes beyond having fun. Learning to play an instrument, especially one like guitar, helps children develop critical listening skills, helps with focus and attention, and even stimulates them cognitively, all while providing a constructive hobby for them to engage with. Learning how to match your strumming hand with your fingering hand helps children with sensory motor coordination, timing, and rhythm.

Getting guitar Lessons Near You

Ask any songwriter or musician: learning an instrument is a form of expression and ultimately art. Many guitar players express themselves through performing songs or creating their own music, and it can help them cope with emotions in their life. There’s also indirect benefits to playing and performing, including improving self-esteem and confidence. The world is a more beautiful place with music in it, so let our teachers help get you started on your journey today!

What are some secret tips for a student’s first guitar lesson?

For your first guitar lesson, you need a guitar that can be purchased at any music shop. Some students buy pretty guitars or the nicest brands, it is up to you. Sometimes guitars come with tuners, strap, and picks, which are essential for playing the guitar as well. Our teachers will bring any materials or books that your student might need. Here’s an insider’s secret that most people forget, guitar players need music stands! Music stands help students read materials at eye level and organize music where the student can read and play. Follow these tips for a successful first guitar lesson in !

Guitar Lesson FAQs

What is the best age to start guitar lessons?

Learning guitar is great for all ages, and a person can start as young as 4 years old. While you can start that young, it’s important to contact us about the size and stringed type of guitar you intend for your child to learn on. The guitar can come in scaled sizes for students of younger ages. Typical sizes include 1/2 scale, best for students 4-7, 3/4 scale, best for students 8-11, and full sized which works well for most students 12 years old and up.

Should I learn on an electric guitar or acoustic guitar?

You can technically learn on either. It really depends on what your goals and desires are for learning guitar. In general, learning on an acoustic is more “foundational” for understanding the guitar as a whole. Young learners will also develop more finger strength on an acoustic, which will make switching to electric much easier. But if your child has a natural inclination to electric guitar, start them out on that!

What guitar equipment do I need to prepare before starting guitar lessons?

Besides the guitar itself, there’s not a whole lot more you need. We’d recommend having these things to improve and speed up learning: 

  • Picks – Learning how to play the guitar with a pick helps young guitarists strum the strings. There’s all sorts of pic sizes and thickness. When starting out, a pack of medium or soft pics will aid in learning. 
  • Guitar Strap – If you want to play or practice standing up, then a strap is a must. Plus, guitar straps can be customized can give kids a sense of personality. 
  • Spare Strings – Strings break down over time and need changing based on how frequently you play. It is always handy to have extra strings on hand when one string breaks, when they start to feel rusty, or when you want to improve the tone of your guitar. 
  • Tuner – Having a well-tuned instrument is key to sounding good and staying on pitch. You’ll want to start each practice by tuning your guitar as weather, humidity, and other variables can make your strings go flat or sharp. 
  • Metronome – While you can still learn the guitar without a metronome, practicing with it at home can ensure good rhythm when playing. It is especially important when planning to play with other musicians. There are tons of devices or free apps that you can use. 

When in doubt, ask your guitar teacher! They’ll help you guide you in what you need to be successful.

Will my fingers hurt when I play the guitar?

Sore fingers when first learning guitar is completely normal. Don’t worry; as you practice more, muscle strength in your forearm and calluses on your fingers will develop. The pain will go away pretty quickly in time. If necessary, there are some ways to lessen the pain when practicing such as using lighter strings. Ask your guitar teacher about this if you’re dealing with pain!

How much time should I spend practicing the guitar?

Any practice is better than no practice. In fact, there is no magic number of minutes because we teach that consistency is the key to success. We’d rather our students play for 10 minutes a day daily rather than 60 minutes in one sitting in a week. One of the benefits of private lessons is that our teachers will give recommendations to your practice time and habits based on your child’s learning style. There’s a lot to consider on an individual student level for how much time should be spent practicing.

Is it important to be able to read music when learning the guitar?

You don’t have to read sheet music to start learning guitar! Long term, our goal for our students is to help them be independent as musicians. Reading sheet music, or learning the ability to learn a piece of new music, is foundational to that goal.

How long does it take to be good at playing the guitar?

When you learn an instrument in the right way, you’re not going to want to stop learning. That’s the best part of having a professional private music teacher! With that in mind, students are able to play songs from the first few lessons. But remember, even the “greats” are still learning. Eric Clapton famously refers to himself as still learning and trying to get better at the guitar, so there’s always room for learning and improvement.