Best Guitar Lessons in Washington, DC 2017

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive up to five quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Best of 2016

Browse these guitar lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Washington, DC.

  • Alexander Rani Guitar Lessons

    (11 reviews)

    Teaching classical and flamenco guitar to all ages, and all levels,using the best ways and methods of teaching: read music, exercises,and music theory including scales, and chords.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Chris Wyton Guitar Lessons

    (5 reviews)

    I am a guitarist and guitar teacher from Fairfax, VA. I have been teaching guitar for over ten years to students ranging from ages six to eighty five. I have received an undergraduate and a master's degree in guitar pedagogy and performance. I gear my lessons towards learning the language of music (learning how to read music, basic music theory) and proper technique. In conjunction with this, I will also teach specific songs and genres of music that my students are interested in. There is more information about me on my website.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Ashburn Guitar Studio

    (4 reviews)

    AGS (Ashburn Guitar Studio) offers quality instruction in the classical guitar: My students are usually referred by Loudoun County Public Schools' middle and high school guitar teachers and they receive four to five, 30-minute private classical guitar lessons each month for $30 per lesson. The classical technique requires students to play with nails (no plectrum) on a nylon-string guitar. The standard repertoire includes the music of notable composers such as Sor, Aguado, Carulli, Carcassi, Giuliani etc. Quarterly studio recitals are held that feature AGS students and local professionals.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Bill Twilde Guitar Instructor

    (4 reviews)

    Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar? Whether it's to perform someday, or just be able to be that person who can pick up a guitar and play a few songs for their friends when they come over, or at that summer BBQ? Don't want to have to pay the expensive rates or pay for a mandatory block of lessons from a crowded and expensive music store? I offer private guitar lessons from a touring guitar player with over 25 years of experience. I've taught hundreds of people over the years from beginning to intermediate levels. Don't have a guitar but want to try it out first to see if it's something you'd enjoy? No problem. I have some you can try out for yourself. I teach all styles from Rock, Blues, Country and Pop to Classical and will show you the skills to get you on your way to playing! I give instruction to all ages from children to adults. No age is too young or old, as it's never too early or too late to start to learn guitar, one of the most wonderful instruments ever made! I provide a Full hour of private instruction, that is custom tailored with a lesson plan that I create for each and everyone of my students to tailor it to their specific needs and goals. You can pay as you go with no mandatory commitments.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Rob Plier Guitar Studio

    (1 reviews)

    Rob Plier is a professional guitar and bass guitar instructor who offers conservatory-level musical training. As a teenager he performed in various rock, punk rock and heavy metal bands. Later he studied classical guitar and jazz. He holds a bachelor of science in music from Radford University and has been teaching music privately for 10 years. Rob Plier studied composition under Bruce Mahin and guitarist composer, Sanjay Mishra.He also performs solo Jazz and finger style guitar recitals throughout Virginia and Washington D.C. He also plays in a folk band. Rob offers guitar, bass, composition and music theory lessons for musicians of all ages and levels of playing, and is also willing to come to your place of residence for lessons.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Cory's Beginner Guitar Lessons

    I provide guitar lessons. I teach beginners to intermediate players. Learn your favorite songs in any genre. Let me help you write your songs. Do you or someone you know really love music? Do they want to learn guitar or want to be able to write their own songs? I can help you learn your favorite songs and help you learn the basics of playing guitar. I will also assist you in writing your own songs. I will teach you how to read guitar tablature. I will let you pick the songs you learn. I will match any price on per-hour charge.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Tom Clippinger Guitar Lessons

    I am currently studying classical guitar performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where I have also studied guitar pedagogy extensively. I play and teach just about everything! I will teach beginners to advanced students.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Kyle's Guitar Lessons

    I'm going to attend James Madison University in the fall and I've been playing guitar for eight years. I studied guitar in school for six years. I would love to teach from beginner to advance players of all ages! I've been classically trained for four years and I can teach anything from Metallica to Rodrigo y Gabriela to Bach!

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Chris Youngblood's Guitar Lessons

    I have been a guitar player for a decade and through high school and college given a number of lessons. My approach is always centered around what the student wants from these lessons. I have taught my students to play songs they enjoy, to understand the theory behind scales and chords, and even how to write their own music. I typically work with beginner-intermediate players. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Steve Killian Guitar Lessons

    Steve's methods, developed over the course of more than 40 years of guitar experience, make learning to play the guitar (or improving upon your guitar playing skills) a fun and exciting journey. Years of study on his own and with some of the country's most talented and skilled players/educators (Berklee College of Music, California State University Los Angeles and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University) have given him a clear sense of what works and what doesn't. Having taught hundreds of students on both sides of the country, he has developed a sensitivity to the individual needs of his students and is able to plot a course based upon those unique needs and skill levels.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Sid's Guitar Lessons

    I have been playing guitar for over seven years and am currently in a band called "Smoke n' Mangos." As a guitarist, I have traveled all over the country exposed to many different types of music scenes and have played with various amounts of musicians. I can teach types of style ranges, from folk to bluegrass or any other style one might be interested in.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • J.A.M. Studios

    We provide beginner and intermediate lessons to students in the DC, MD, and VA local areas. We teach theory, cover songs and song composition. We can provide equipment for lessons if required.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • I teach guitar and music techniques that help students play rock, funk, jazz, Spanish, and pop music. I will show you how to become a guitar legend.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Primrose Hill Music

    (1 reviews)

    I provide intuitive music lessons in any style in a comfortable environment. I focus on ear training and social guitar skills. Learn to play the songs you love and appreciate music on another level.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Met's Classic

    I have more than 45 years of experience in teaching guitar lessons. I love working with kids; currently, I am teaching guitar to my grandkids. Please call me at your earliest convenience.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • MarkGTR Guitar Instruction

    I am a public school guitar director with 30 years of guitar teaching experience. I also have both a bachelors and masters degree in music education. I teach all styles of guitar but it doesn't end there. I use all my musical knowledge during lessons to teach my students that music is never limited to a voice or instrument. It's what comes from your soul that is real. The creative output in each of my students motivates me. I also specialize in music theory and history and I am available for tutoring.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Leo's Comprehensive Instruction

    I charge $20 per hour for comprehensive music lessons for all levels. I offer instrumental training for guitar and piano, from beginner to virtuoso. I have a tutoring capability for various levels of instruction in a scholastic sense. Inquire further, as learning parameters cannot be set until student aptitude is known.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Songbird Studios

    (1 reviews)

    Songbird Studios officially offers piano, guitar, singing, drums, and trumpet lessons. Our teachers are willing to travel to your home if you are unable to make it to our home studio in Sterling. Our rates will vary depending on the length and location of a lesson. At our home studio, a 30-minute lesson would be $30. Please ask for more information about our rates! We have experience working with young kids, special needs children, and ESL children. We would be happy to work with you to teach you a new instrument!

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Jackson Layne, 2 Pound Sterling, 3MTS

    I offer private instruction in your home or in my studio, providing instruction in what you what to learn, with evolving experience. Lessons are available on guitar, piano, bass guitar, songwriting, ukulele, mandolin, lap dulcimer and conducting.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  • Nathan's Music Lessons Come Find Your Sound

    I have been teaching guitar and piano in the Northern Virginia area for over five years. In addition to teaching, I write music and perform in small venues. The majority of my students come to me from the surrounding counties, including Fairfax, Loudon and Reston. I offer affordable rates and discounts are available.

    (show more)
    Request a quote

Thumbtack Spotlight

Stevie Matthews Entertainment

(46 reviews)

What do you love about your job?

I absolutely love everything about my job. Music has always been my passion. I decided a few years ago that even if it meant making less money than I was accustomed to, I would devote my career to music. It has paid off in spades as I am the happiest I have ever been and turned my passion into a rewarding business. It really is sometimes surreal to think about where my life is now and where it is going. Teaching is the most rewarding part of all. Seeing my students realize their own potential and make progress in front of my eyes is truly a blessing.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

I worked my way through college as a bartender in Baltimore. Though the pay was good, I never felt any fulfillment. I always knew that I wanted to be involved in music, but it took the encouragement of some very kind local musicians to give me the confidence to take a big step forward. I have always known that I would never be truly fulfilled working for someone else and that I would eventually run my own business. Once I started playing music in bars and teaching lessons, I knew I had found my career. I believe that when you are unrelentingly passionate about something, you cannot fail.

More pros

Browse other Guitar Instructors available for hire on Thumbtack

  • Guitar Lessons

    DC Guitar Lessons

    (32 reviews)

    If you want to play an acoustic guitar, try DC Guitar Lessons. They offer professional lessons and staff for bass guitar, songwriting, recording, vocal training and mandolin.

    Request a quote
  • Private Guitar & Bass Lessons

    Morgan Henry

    (22 reviews)

    Improve your skill in playing the guitar with Morgan Henry's relaxed, fun and easy guitar lessons for children. He also teaches technique, music theory and ear training using progressive series.

    Request a quote
  • Private Guitar Instruction

    Brian Gross Bethesda Guitar Lessons

    (5 reviews)

    Brian Gross offers professional guitar music instruction that will improve your instrument playing skills. He is available to teach beginners and advanced students the blues style of performing.

    Request a quote
  • Private & Affordable Guitar Lessons

    Bill Twilde Guitar Instructor

    (4 reviews)

    If you're searching for an experienced touring guitar player who offers rock guitar lessons, check out Bill Twilde. He provides private intermediate and beginner guitar lessons for kids and adults.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar Lessons

    Tom Lawrence Music

    (3 reviews)

    Learn blues guitar lessons through Tom Lawrence Music. They provide electric or acoustic guitar lessons for beginners or advanced learners, in most styles ranging from jazz to blues, rock, and more.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar & Violin Lessons

    Music Lessons at Academy Music

    (3 reviews)

    Victor Crisen along with other professional and experienced musicians offer affordable local guitar lessons as well as cello, violin and viola instruction that's flexible and customer-oriented.

    Request a quote
  • Private & Group Guitar Lessons

    Global Music Academy

    (2 reviews)

    Find Global Music Academy if you are looking for a music teacher who offers quality jazz guitar lessons. They also provide group and private lessons in viola, piano, cello, viola, and more.

    Request a quote
  • Music & Production Company

    L.A.C. Music Group

    (2 reviews)

    L.A.C. Music Group is a music and production company that offers piano, voice and bass guitar lessons for beginners. They also provide sound engineering classes in their equipped recording studio.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar Instructors

    Virtuosa Studios

    (1 reviews)

    Dr. A. Roth is one of the guitar instructors who specialize in piano, guitar, mandolin, cello, violin and bagpipe lessons. Discover what music was like in the Baroque and Renaissance period with her.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar Lessons

    Guitar Lessons Made Easy

    (1 reviews)

    Learn to play acoustic guitar from a band member with over 20 years of teaching experience. Mark Osborne also provides advanced and beginner electric guitar lessons for all ages.

    Request a quote
  • Professional Guitar Lessons

    Rooskie Blues Music & Lessons

    Zach Parkman offers quality remodeling in the convenience of your own home. He has been writing and performing music for over 20 years, and also teaches technique and music theory.

    Request a quote
  • Music Lessons

    The School of Music

    This music school offers classes for all ages, levels, and genres. They provide violin, viola, piano, saxophone, and voice lessons, and more. They also offer special youth education.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar Lessons

    Guitar Lessons w/ Silky Dave

    David Ensor offers guitar classes for beginner and intermediate players. He is among the area's best guitar teachers who offer lessons that focus on earning how to play songs.

    Request a quote
  • Top-Quality Guitar Lessons & Training

    ShredMentor Rock Guitar Academy

    Learn rock guitar lessons from professional guitarist and composer Jason Aaron Wood. He provides lesson programs designed according to the student's real-life musical skills.

    Request a quote
  • Practical Guitar Studies

    Guitar Workshop

    Guitar Workshop provides diverse and balanced private lessons using a unique method that blends theory and practice. Their instruction is suitable for learners of all levels and genres.

    Request a quote
  • Free Guitar, Bass & Vocal Lessons

    Mousai House

    Mousai House has some of the best guitar instructors who provide free instruction. This organization also offers bass and singing lessons among others.

    Request a quote
  • Fun Guitar Lessons

    Sounds of Hope

    Learn the songs you want to play as Mary Shapiro provides local guitar lessons and songwriting tips. She enjoys teaching and you will enjoy learning from her, too.

    Request a quote
  • Chill, Laid Back Guitar Lessons

    Dominic Elliott

    Learn to play guitar songs from a highly experienced guitarist for 13 years. He offers home guitar lessons and teaches strumming, playings riffs and scales and more.

    Request a quote
  • Classical Guitar Instructor

    Alexandria Guitar Studio

    Learn to play classical guitar with beginner and advanced guitar lessons from Bill Carlson. He teaches students to play finger style and has been in the business since 1972.

    Request a quote
  • Patient & Fun Guitar Teacher

    Magnolia Guitar Lessons & Repairs

    Daniel Magnolia is a certified guitar repair technician who also offers child and adult guitar lessons. He has 25 years of experience playing acoustic, pop and country music.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar School

    Travelling Music Teachers

    Travelling Music Teachers provides home music instruction. This guitar school also offers violin, viola, drums, cello, flute and clarinet lessons. Check out their positive guitar teacher reviews.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar, Bass, Piano & Ukelele Lessons

    Ammar Malik

    Learn guitar playing techniques from a trained and experienced instructor like Ammar Malik. He also offers music classes for ukulele, bass, harmonica, piano keyboard and more.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar Instructor

    Jeff Webster

    Learn to play guitar with the help of experienced guitarist Jeff Webster. In addition to private guitar lessons, he also provides songwriting instruction.

    Request a quote
  • Guitar Lessons

    Chromatic Rainbow

    Enroll in private guitar lessons which include jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass, classical styles and more. Justin Gormley offers these services for all ages and levels. He also offers free consultation.

    Request a quote
  • Bass & Guitar Teacher

    Billy Hancock

    Billy Hancock is among the bass teachers who can also teach you how to properly play the guitar like a professional. He has been offering quality music lessons for more than 40 years.

    Request a quote

Actual Requests

See other requests for guitar instructors in Washington

“Need a Guitar Instructor”

Mechanicsville, VA

Frequency of lessons
I'm not sure
Guitar type
Electric
Experience
No experience
Details
My son writes song lyrics and is interested in learning guitar to accompany his songs. He is thirteen and very bright, but does have some neurological deficits.
Start a similar project

“Need an Acoustic or Classical Guitar Teacher ”

Charlottesville, VA

Frequency of lessons
More than once a week
Guitar type
Acoustic, Classical
Experience
No experience
Details
$45
Average price
Start a similar project

“Need a Guitar Teacher”

Lancaster, PA

Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Guitar type
Electric
Experience
Beginner
$40
Average price
Start a similar project
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything