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Aside from your guitar and accessories, you'll also need a pencil and paper, a music stand, curriculum/books and any music or guitar tabs you're learning or want to learn (digital or physical). A metronome to keep time is also necessary—we sell a variety on our website and in our stores. There are free apps as well.
Your guitar needs to be properly tuned so everything sounds as good as you're playing. If you aren't sure how to tune your guitar, your certified guitar instructor can teach you on your first day of guitar lessons. A variety of tuners easily clip onto your guitar and are available on our website and in our stores. There are free apps, too.
Each guitar instructor customizes your in-store or online guitar lessons to ensure you're learning what you like and having fun. Your guitar instructor will start you slowly, introducing new concepts each week. If you choose to learn guitar online, you'll get live, one-on-one instruction from our expert instructors. You can also take guitar lessons near you at one of our select locations, where you'll learn in our comfortable, private rehearsal studios. You'll also get tips, tricks and techniques to keep progressing in between sessions.
Our 30-minute in-store or online guitar lessons allow you to build your skills over time, while our 60-minute lessons give you the opportunity to progress more quickly. From learning guitar chords, notes and scales to your favorite songs, our expert instructors will make sure you learn how to play guitar at a pace that's comfortable for you.
We've carefully selected the most qualified and well-respected guitar instructors who are friendly, patient and experienced. We'll match you with an instructor who's a great fit for your skill level and personal goals. All instructors are also required to pass detailed training and a background check.
Our expert instructors can help you find your rhythm on almost any stringed instrument. You might play a 12-string guitar, or want to take lessons for 7- and 8-string guitars. From ukulele to the banjo or mandolin, and from basic strumming to nailing riffs and solos, we can build a custom program for you.
Our Lessons staff will work with you to determine your current skill level, stylistic interest and ambitions. We'll then help you choose a certified instructor who can teach you how to play guitar based on the style you're interested in and your goals. You'll learn everything, from the basics of strumming and the easiest guitar songs to how to read guitar tabs and finding your own rhythm. Your instructor will have you nailing solos in no time. If at any point, you'd like to change guitar instructors, let us know.
Our flexible guitar lessons 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 guitar 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. From playing beginner guitar songs to learning guitar scales, notes and chords, our instructors will cover it all.
When you purchase guitar lessons, you pay for your first month, which is equal to four lessons (or five depending on how many weeks there are in that month). After that, you'll be billed via an auto billing system called EZPay.
EZPay will automatically charge your credit card on the 20th of each month, adding four or five weeks' worth of classes to your account (based on the number of weeks in that month).
The EZPay automatic billing system provides a hassle-free way to guarantee your lessons continue on a weekly basis, and that you're able to get the schedule that works best for you. Continuing to take guitar lessons on a weekly basis will also help you keep progressing.
As long as you provide 24 hours' notice that you need to reschedule your guitar lesson, your lessons credits will remain on account to use at another time.
In order to see results, we recommend trying at least one full month of guitar lessons. Learning a new skill takes time. If you decide to continue, you'll be automatically enrolled for the next month. If you are not satisfied, we can switch your instructor, change your schedule or cancel your account at any time.
No. Lesson credits are non-refundable once purchased.
For more information, check out our terms and conditions page.
To cancel or reschedule a guitar lesson at no cost, you must provide notice at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. 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.
When you set up your student account and profile at guitarcenter.com, you will be able to access our online Lessons Scheduler to view your lessons account history, lessons schedule, make schedule adjustments and launch your online guitar lessons.
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 guitar daily, while advanced players can practice for an hour or more each day in between guitar lessons.
We use a customized Zoom platform that's simple to use for your online guitar lessons. This is a secure video conferencing tool. Once your guitar lessons are scheduled, you'll receive a link via email one to two hours before your lesson starts.
In addition to your guitar and accessories, and the necessary materials mentioned above, you'll need a computer or mobile device to connect to your online guitar lesson. Make sure your device also has a microphone, camera and stable internet connection.
While you do not need special audio equipment to take online guitar lessons, we do recommend that you turn on "High Fidelity Audio mode," which can be found within the advanced audio settings for Zoom.
Pricing for online guitar 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.
Yes. If you have not taken a lesson in 90 days, those credits will expire.
If you prefer in-store guitar lessons, they are currently available at select Guitar Center locations. We have a wide range of guitar instructors teaching in safe, modern learning facilities located conveniently within our retail locations. If your student is taking in-store lessons, we have implemented a Guitar Center Lessons Student Pass so you can quickly enter the store to pick up or drop off your student while we're limiting capacity in our stores due to COVID-19. You can also learn guitar online with live, one-on-one lessons from our certified guitar instructors.
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.
An adult parent or guardian must accompany any student under 12 years of age upon arrival and departure from every lesson.
If you ordered guitar lessons online or added a 4-pack of lessons to a purchase on our website, you'll get a call from us within 24 hours to get you going on next steps. If you'd like to get started faster, you can call us or visit an open store to schedule your guitar lessons. After your lessons are scheduled, you can view or modify an upcoming lesson with our online Lessons Scheduler or by calling.
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