Guitar Lessons In The Comfort Of Your Home

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  • Lessons for all ages and skill levels
  • 30-60 minutes sessions
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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

Charlie Lightsey

Instrument(s): Guitar, Ukulele

City: Seattle

Charlie Lightsey was born and raised in Louisiana where improvisational music can be heard around the community at all hours of the day. Walking through New Orleans as a child, it was not uncommon for him to stop outside a bar where blues and jazz was being played, just absorbing it in awe of the sound and en…

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Luke Hoffman

Instrument(s): Guitar

City: Seattle

Luke Hoffman is a lifelong musician from Dallas, TX living in Seattle, WA. Primarily a guitar and piano teacher, Luke earned his degree in Commercial Music Performance from Cedar Valley College before becoming a staple in the Dallas music scene. He has been teaching guitar to students of all ages and skill l…

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Martin Sippy

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Violin

City: Seattle

Martin started playing violin at age 9 and quickly found that he loved to play any stringed instrument he could get his hands on–including a sanxian (3-stringed Chinese lute) he picked up and performed on during a recent trip to China. He says, “Ever since I played my orchestra challenge piece for my grandma…

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Adam Jones

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar

City: Seattle

Adam Daniel Jones (he/him/they/them) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and sound designer currently based in Seattle, WA. Born and raised in Portland, OR, Jones began playing guitar, bass and drums at the age of eight. Having grown up in the musically-rich landscape of Portland in the early 2000…

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Luke Yanz

City: Seattle

Seattle music teacher Luke Yanz grew up on Chicago’s south side, and began learning music at a young age. He took piano lessons for several years before getting his first guitar at age 12 (the result of a deal he struck with his parents). His first band, Cosmic Fool, began playing live while still in gramma…

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Christopher Bobbitt

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Guitar

City: Seattle

Cj believes that music is freedom. Art forms like music have rules to help people create beauty, but Cj believes each student must be taught according to their needs, not according to where they “should” be in their musical journey. Because of this, he specializes in the fundamentals of guitar and bass playin…

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Michael Hazani

Instrument(s): Guitar, Piano

City: Seattle

Michael Hazani first picked up the guitar at the age of 13, and hasn’t put it down since. An experienced tutor with over a decade’s worth of students, Michael is a graduate Summa-cum-Laude of Berklee College of Music where he studied songwriting and production in addition to guitar performance. Having graduat…

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Matthew Chiorazzi

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Ukulele

City: Seattle

After graduating from the University of Arizona, Matthew Chiorazzi decided to pack up everything in his Mini-Cooper and move up to the Pacific Northwest to pursue teaching. He earned his BA in Elementary Education with an English as a Second Language Endorsement and started off substitute teaching in the Bel…

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David Levin

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Piano

City: Seattle

A teacher and artist involved in more projects than he ever imagined, David Levin is a lifelong performer and educator participating in and contributing to creativity, community, and inspiration in the Seattle area. Having collaborated with numerous flamenco, rock, and electronic music entertainers, as well …

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Elliott Hansen

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Guitar

City: Seattle

Raised in an independent-music-loving household and made in the Seattle scene, Elliott Hansen is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound artist, and aspiring music teacher. His love and passion for music -making started when he picked up the guitar at age 15, and has since expanded to bass, keys, electronics…

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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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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!

Seattle guitar Lessons For Kids

How young can your student start learning guitar? Most of Lessons In Your Home students are actually kids with some even start as young as 4 years old! Our teachers love teaching kids. The earlier a child starts playing the Guitar, the easier it is to ultimately master. In addition, many of our younger students go on to master more than just the guitar, but it all starts with those first Seattle guitar lessons. Our Teachers have all been carefully selected to work with you and your child in your home, near you! In fact, one of the most important factors for our business is that you (the parent) love your guitar instructor too! We have guitar lessons for all ages, from young children to teenagers to adults but we have a special spot in our hearts for kids.

Getting guitar Lessons Near You

If you’re searching for “guitar lessons near me” and you live in Seattle, then you’ve come to the right place. We have dedicated teachers located around Northwest Washington ready to help. Our teachers are ready to commute to your area — from Ballard to the shores of Lake Sammamish, we have a teacher for you. Contact us today to connect with teachers in your
area!

Getting guitar Lessons Near You

If you’re searching for “guitar lessons near me” and you live in Seattle, then you’ve come to the right place. We have dedicated teachers located around Northwest Washington ready to help. Our teachers are ready to commute to your area — from Ballard to the shores of Lake Sammamish, we have a teacher for you. Contact us today to connect with teachers in your
area!

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 Seattle!

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.