Darren’s Guitar and Music Lessons
Darren’s Guitar and Music Lessons

Darren’s Guitar and Music Lessons

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Introduction: BASED IN CALIFORNIA, not offering in-person lessons outside of Santa Cruz county❗️❗️ • Great Value Most music lessons online go for over 60$ an hour. My rates are $50 an hour and $25 for a half-hour for exceptional quality lessons where I create a well organized curriculum centered around the kind of music you want to play, your goals, and becoming a well rounded musician. • Learn what you want, when you want Personally tailored lessons for every skill level based on your individual goals and the style of music you want to play, all at your own pace. Plus, flexible scheduling • Versatility Whether you play electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, piano, drums, or are interested in songwriting, planned lesson curriculums are ready for any instrument or style of playing. • About Darren Ludington is a performing musician and 3rd year student studying jazz guitar at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has over 10+ years of experience playing guitar and years of experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels. He has previously taught music lessons at the Modern Music Studio, a music education business located in Beaumont, CA.

Hired 12 times

Serves Scotts Valley, CA

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3 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Excellent 4.9

15 reviews


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Sarah R.

Guitar Lessons

My daughter had her first guitar lesson with Darren and she enjoyed it very much. He is easy to communicate with and made my daughter feel comfortable being new to guitar. We will be continuing with Darren!
Aug 15, 2021
Lisa s.

Guitar Lessons

I really liked Darren. He was the only "pro" who drove to my house to teach me and what a surprise he was. He was prepared,polite, and taught me quite alot in the hour we had together. I can't wait for another lesson and would highly recommend him.
Apr 11, 2021
Christina K.

Guitar Lessons

Darren is very personable and encouraging, a great teacher. I enjoyed my first lesson with him and am going to keep going!
Apr 4, 2021
Kaushal P.

Guitar Lessons

Darren is an amazing teacher, adapting to all of my questions I have. I've never been traditionally taught guitar, so I always have tons of questions that range in difficulty. He's been able to answer all of them and then direct my interests into learning something new. Lessons never feel lethargic or boring; 30 minutes pass before I know it! Highly recommend lessons with Darren.
Mar 15, 2021
David M.

Guitar Lessons

Simple enough to understand the lesson, yet challenging enough to take it one a week.
Mar 11, 2021
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Darren Ludington


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $40 hour lesson, $25 half-hour

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I’d love to get to know you first, what kind of music you listen to, what inspires you, and where you’re trying to go :)

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am currently studying jazz guitar at UCSC and have obtained experience teaching dozen of students through the music education business I work at, The Modern Music Studio.

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