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We offer lessons on guitar (electric, acoustic and bass), drums, piano, vocals, DJ and, in select locations, music production, songwriting and brass & woodwind instruments.
Once you purchase your lessons, you'll be contacted by an associate to help pair you with the instructor who best fits your needs.
We use a customized Zoom platform that's simple to use. This is a secure video conferencing tool. Once you've been scheduled, you'll receive a link via email one to two hours before your lesson starts.
You don't need a Zoom account to get started with our online lessons.
No download is required to get started with online lessons, unless you are using a mobile device, in which case you will need to download the Zoom app.
You will need a computer or mobile device with a microphone, camera and stable internet connection.
Until we re-open our in-store lessons, you will need to have an instrument (unless you're taking songwriting or production lessons). You can shop the world's greatest selection of gear at Guitarcenter.com, or call one of our associates at 877-687-5403 and we'll help you find the instrument that's right for you.
We recommend having materials, such as a pencil, sheet music and metronome ready, if you have them. Prepare your room to be as well lit, quiet and distraction-free as possible. Adjust your webcam or mobile device so that your instrument is visible, with your speakers turned to a reasonable volume.
Email email@example.com and we will work with your instructor to get your lesson rescheduled within 24 hours.
No, we will make sure to reschedule your lesson without penalty.
Each instructor customizes lessons to ensure that you are learning what you like and having fun. Your instructor will start you slowly, introducing new concepts each week, plus give you exercises or easy songs to play to keep you learning at home.
Learning an instrument is an enriching and rewarding experience that creates lifelong benefits, including increased self-esteem and the boosting of memory. Additionally, benefits for school-age individuals can include improved coordination, the expanding of social skills, and higher scores in math, reading and language.
30-minute lessons allow young or beginner students to learn the basics of the instrument and start playing songs. 60-minute lessons are ideal for more advanced students looking to progress faster and focus on the finer points of technique.
This varies by age and the type of goals the student has set out to achieve. However, most new students usually spend 15-30 min. practicing daily, while advanced students can practice for an hour or more each day in-between lessons.
Our Lessons staff will work with you to determine your current skill level, stylistic interest and ambitions. We'll then help you choose an instructor who best suits your style and goals. If at any point, you'd like to change instructors, let us know. Our weekly monitoring of progress and wide-ranging curriculum means you can switch to any of our qualified instructors, or another instrument, without missing a beat.
We've carefully selected the most qualified and well-respected instructors-assuring a great fit for those who are just learning to play as well as those who want to advance their skills. Beyond having celebrated careers, our instructors are personable, patient, and well educated, often with advanced degrees in music from renowned music schools. All of our instructors are required to pass through detailed training and a background check.
Yes. We record all of our lessons for the safety of our students and instructors, and to monitor for quality control.
We only use the recordings for safety and quality monitoring purposes. Recordings will not be used for marketing purposes or any other use. We do not provide those recordings to anyone—students, instructors or the public. Only approved Guitar Center employee administrators have access to the recordings.
As a licensed enterprise Zoom customer, we access Zoom's secure global data centers, providing enhanced security and controls beyond what's provided through free publicly available Zoom accounts.
A unique, password-protected link for every lesson—available only to the instructor and the student—is provided from a single, secure email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only an instructor can start a lesson and admit a student from the Digital Waiting Room. Lessons are locked as soon as they start. The instructor is the only one who can share a screen and can immediately expel anyone, in the highly unlikely event an unwanted guest gets in. We have locked down file-sharing capability to “OFF” so no one can share a file during a lesson.
The recordings are encrypted and stored in a secured location that is only accessible by approved Guitar Center employee administrators.
Online lessons are sold in 4-packs as sessions and are typically pre-scheduled on a weekly cadence. If you need to purchase an alternate amount of lessons, that can be accommodated as well once we call to schedule your first lesson.
Pricing for online lessons will vary depending on your location. (NOTE: this is the same price as in-store lessons.) Click here to search by ZIP code, city or state.
To cancel or reschedule a lesson at no cost, you must provide at least 24 hours prior written notice. We will reschedule your lesson subject to instructor availability. If you do not show up for a lesson or provide adequate notice, you will be charged for the missed lesson. Bona fide emergencies are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Yes. If you have not taken a lesson in 90 days, those credits will expire.
No. Lesson credits are non-refundable once purchased.
For more information, check out our terms and conditions page.
Guitar Center Lessons students can view or modify an upcoming lesson with our exclusive online Lessons scheduler or by calling your Lessons location. The Lessons Scheduler is available in the My Account section.
We offer private one-on-one and group instruction for guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals. At select locations, we also offer lessons in DJing, songwriting and music production classes for learning popular DAWs (digital audio workstations).
We have a wide range of instructors teaching in safe, modern learning facilities located conveniently within our Guitar Center retail locations. There are cameras in each lesson room so you can monitor your child’s progress from the waiting room or lobby.
An adult parent or guardian must accompany any student under 12 years of age upon arrival and departure from every lesson.
If you ordered lessons online or added a 4-pack of lessons to a purchase on our website, the next step is for you to call or visit your store to schedule your lessons. After your lessons are scheduled, you can view or modify an upcoming lesson with our online Lessons Scheduler or by calling.
Our flexible curriculum allows students of all skill levels to experience growth. We help create a foundational understanding of music theory through the style of music you want to play. Our instructors will work to understand your goals and passions, and make sure you are on the path to learning what you want at your own speed.
Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.