Guitar Lessons

Find a guitar instructor near Los Angeles, CA

Find a guitar instructor near Los Angeles, CA

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Guitar Instructors near Los Angeles, CA

Reviews for Los Angeles guitar instructors
Kevin C.
Steve’s been a great guitar teacher. He’s very professional, punctual and patient. The most important he makes the lesson fun and engaging. Definetly will recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play the guitar!
Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)
Peter H.
Very to the point and knowledgeable about the instrument. He obviously has studied the guitar for a long time and knowing that makes the lessons comfortable and effective.
Chris RockawayChris Rockaway
Robert M.
Jake is really flexible with learning styles and tailors his lessons depending on what you want to learn. He hones in on what it is you’re trying to learn, whether it’s music theory, guitar mechanics or simply learning a song. And of course, he’s a fantastic guitar player.
Jacob Hessburg (Remote) GUITAR - UKULELE- BASSJacob Hessburg (Remote) GUITAR - UKULELE- BASS
Enrico K.
Chris is an amazing teacher. I started taking guitar lessons as a beginner. He is patient and talented at conveying his knowledge. After taking my initial lesson I booked several in advance right away because I feel comfortable with his way of teaching.
Chris RockawayChris Rockaway
Nikki S.
Brian is an incredibly knowledgable of the guitar and a phenomenal teacher. He is easily able to decipher where you are within your guitar journey and how to help you progress to the point you'd like. Each session is well organized and encouraging. He is punctual, humble and a patient teacher. I look forward to continuing lessons with him and learning more!
WGA Online Guitar AcademyWGA Online Guitar Academy
Ongda D.
Fred was a great teacher. He taught me the basic fundamentals on guitar playing and I definitely feel I've progressed very quickly within one month from having lessons with him.
Private Guitar Lessons for Adults & ChildrenPrivate Guitar Lessons for Adults & Children
Kimya F.
I would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking to take guitar lessons! He’s very helpful and patient with everything we go through and is always super encouraging and motivating as well! He also provides notes and videos after each lesson which are so useful to study and have personally helped me so much that I’ve incorporated the videos he’s sent into my own daily practice routine. I’ve learned so much more than I knew before about playing guitar in just the short amount of time I’ve been taking lessons with Matt so I’m already very satisfied and grateful and can’t wait for the improvements yet to come! :)
Matt's Music Lessons l Guitar/Bass/Ukulele/DrumsMatt's Music Lessons l Guitar/Bass/Ukulele/Drums
Thumbtack Customer
Chris is an awesome teacher and my son loved him! He was on time and well-prepared. He's a really good guitar player and I know my son will learn a lot from him. We've set up weekly lessons.
USC Thornton School of Music GraduateUSC Thornton School of Music Graduate
Thumbtack Customer
We decided to chose Brian for my teenage daughter's beginning guitar lessons due to his willingness to teach her the type of songs that she wanted. Right away he connected with her and her music. He taught her the theory behind playing guitar as well as teaching her the tricks and skills of how to play the guitar. His practices were enjoyable and not just rote. She learned very quickly and therefore stayed excited about learning. Brian was always very complementary and encouraging. Brian also helped us buy useful equipment like a tuner, etc. She always felt safe and comfortable. We would highly recommend Brian as a guitar teacher.
Pro Guitar Lessons for all levelsPro Guitar Lessons for all levels
Jason B.
I had my first lesson with Michael this past week and it was fantastic! Michael is a true expert and has a strong passion and amazing skill set of the guitar. I loved our first session and am continuing sessions with him. Highly recommended!
Micheal SebulskyMicheal Sebulsky
Asia G.
Chris is an amazing teacher. He really doesn’t like to mess around. Learning how to play the guitar is not an easy task at all, but after just a few lessons with Chris I can guarantee that you’ll feel more confident in your ability.
Chris RockawayChris Rockaway
Andrew J.
Steph is a great guitarist and a great teacher and just a blast to hang around with and learn guitar. We worked together pre-covid and during covid remotely. I'm getting back into the groove again and will again ping Steph for lessons. Can't recommend her enough.
Guitar Lessons with Steph GoyerGuitar Lessons with Steph Goyer
Patrick B.
Brian is an amazing teacher with a very calm demeanor. I am in my 50's and brand new to guitar and he was able to get me to play and understand music and build my confidence. After 2 lessons I'm already playing a Bob Dylan song that I love.
Pro Guitar Lessons for all levelsPro Guitar Lessons for all levels
Thumbtack Customer
Alan is a consummate professional, very kind, affable, affirming, yet persistent, and is extremely generous with his musical knowledge, experience, and expertise. He was exactly the guitar teacher I was looking for, and met me right where I was at, making me feel comfortable and at ease, while working with me re where I wanted to go with studying guitar. He's a great teacher, and deeply passionate about both the guitar and music, in general. Plus, he always gets you excited for how everything he teaches you works together, to help you to shred, with notes from your lesson emailed to you afterward! I highly recommend him!
Alan Damien's Guitar LessonsAlan Damien's Guitar Lessons
Andy T.
So far I've only had one lesson with Steve but I'm already so excited to begin this journey. Having played guitar for many years on and off being self-taught, it was an incredibly rewarding experience to finally learn the concepts behind what I was playing. In just one lesson I already feel like I'm beginning to fill crucial gaps in my foundational knowledge and that's a testament to Steve's teaching style. He's extremely attentive and receptive to how I'm playing and will adjust his lesson based on what I'm doing well and what I'm struggling with. When you're learning anything whether it's math or guitar, instructional ability is just as important as expertise and Steve definitely has demonstrated that he has both. Looking forward to continuing to grow my skills with him!
Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)
Matthew F.
Chris should change his last name from Rockaway to RockSTAR. I’ve taken plenty of guitar lessons from others over the years, but no one had the seemingly psychic ability to assess my playing and prescribe a set of customized exercises the way Chris does. It’s like he knows exactly what you need to stop feeling like a poser and actually get good at guitar. Chris pays full attention to you throughout the lessons, and you won’t feel like he’d rather be somewhere else (wouldn’t we all rather be headlining Coachella??!) Book with Chris now before he realizes he’s not charging half as much as he should be. You will not regret it.
Chris RockawayChris Rockaway
Thumbtack Customer
Brian knows his stuff. I think he spent over 30000 hours on the guitar. I usually play him songs I want to learn, he listens for a minute or so and knows exactly how the song is to be played and what he needs to teach me. He is patient and his lessons are fun. I only had a couple of lessons so far but already scheduled the next one for this week. Feels like I found the right guy.
Pro Guitar Lessons for all levelsPro Guitar Lessons for all levels
Thumbtack Customer
Brian is fantastic! He is calm and patient and clearly very experienced. Of course hearing him play is wonderful...but hearing how my daughter is playing since she began lessons with Brian is amazing. He has gone out of his way to help me find a guitar for her online and at stores. His studio is warm and has nice acoustics. Also a nice place to sit and wait and listen to her lesson. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Pro Guitar Lessons for all levelsPro Guitar Lessons for all levels
Thumbtack Customer
I recently moved to LA and had two lessons so far with Lloyd. I have some previous guitar experience, but not much. I wanted to learn a combination of theory and songs, and Lloyd has been giving me a great mix of both. It is refreshing to find a teacher who can articulate principles of music theory in a fun way!
Lloyd Moss Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Uke, Bass L...Lloyd Moss Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Uke, Bass L...
Thumbtack Customer
Brian's innate passion and knowledge of music translates directly into how he teaches guitar. His attention to detail, patience, and encouraging attitude creates a fun, relaxed and informative learning environment. If you are starting as a beginner, he will assess your ability and quickly elevate you to the next level through working during the lesson and assigning exercises outside of the lesson. Working with Brian is just as much of an intellectual experience as it is technically challenging. Brian teaches through relevant melodic examples and pop culture comparisons to know how and why an artist made certain chord choices, which keeps the learning process exciting. The benefit of working with Brian is incomparable since he tailors each lesson to suit the clients questions, sound and creative needs. Thank you Brian!
Pro Guitar Lessons for all levelsPro Guitar Lessons for all levels
Max P.
Telesmar has been an excellent teacher in my few months of taking lessons with him. He makes a genuine effort to understand the goals of his students while presenting them with material relevant to their skill levels and interests. Having studied under many jazz guitarists in the past, I can easily say Telesmar has been the best and most concise teacher I've worked with. He is also an incredibly talented and humble guitarist and friendly person. Would recommend to anyone beginning to advanced who wants to further their knowledge on the guitar.
Telesmar SanchezTelesmar Sanchez
Patrick B.
Steve is an amazing and brilliant teacher. I am in my 50's and decided to pick up guitar. I had tried other teachers but it just didn't click until I met Steve. He is fantastic and within a few weeks I was playing some songs and learning a lot about music. I cant say enough about what a great teacher he is.....I look forward to every lesson and I am progressing each time. Who says "you cant teach an old dog new tricks"...Thanks Steve!
Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)
Kevin H.
I took my first lesson with Steve on Thursday 6/1/17. I'm very happy with him and his approach to teaching the guitar. I've been playing for many years and I know where my short comings are with the basics. Steve is helping me stay focused and rebuild my foundation. Plus he's teaching me how to read music. Which I know will be priceless in the long run with this or any instrument. We are keeping it simple and focus on reading music, music theory and the application of what I already know, but now connecting not just know how to play but the why behind the notes, chords, scales, modes, etc. I feel like a beginner all over again and I'm looking forward to each weeks new lesson. I feel like I've got a capable guide to help me along the way, at and affordable price as well.
Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)
Jane L.
I decided to give guitar lessons another try after being self taught and feeling very limited in what I’d been able to teach myself, which is, admittedly… not a whole lot. I have to say, Mike is an absolute joy to work with and a wonderful teacher. I’m only on my 3rd lesson, but I can see clear improvement with my playing and I feel like I’ve learned so much already (and its not overwhelming, its just fun). My lessons with him have quickly become the highlight of my week and I find myself truly looking forward to my next lessons. I’ve tried a few teachers in the past but they never really seemed to understand I wanted to learn my instrument- not just a few songs to have in my back pocket. Of course learning songs is the ultimate goal, but I truly appreciate that Mike takes the time to use songs in order to teach the instrument itself and goes beyond just learning how to play some chords around the campfire that sound good. He also took the time to learn what I wanted to get out of my lessons and took into account the styles of music I wanted to play. He’s unbelievably patient, kind, clear, organized and supportive (which is huge for me because building up confidence with my playing is a major goal of mine). I just can’t say enough about how awesome he is and I feel like the sky is the limit with my playing now that I have found someone who is so knowledgeable and obviously loves being a teacher. Trust me, he rocks.
Mike's Guitar StudioMike's Guitar Studio
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.