Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a 30 minute guitar lesson cost?
The average price of guitar lessons is between $45 to $75 for 30 minutes, or between $60 to $125 for a a full hour. Online or virtual lessons usually cost less. Students can usually get half off their first guitar lesson with most studios, including Guitar Lessons Master Classes of New York, as well as get a discount for booking lessons by the month instead of one by one. If the teacher has to travel to the student's home, it usually costs a little more to cover time and expenses.
Do I need to bring my own guitar when I take guitar lessons?
If you're new to playing guitar and just starting to take guitar lessons, it's usually a good idea to bring your own guitar if you own one. That way you can become more familiar with and accustomed to it. But most studios have a variety of both acoustic and electric guitars on site that you can use during your lessons.
How can I learn how to play the guitar in New York City or Brooklyn?
At Guitar Lessons Master Classes of New York, all ages and levels are welcome to take guitar or songwriting classes. Classes can be in person at our studio in Brooklyn, online or virtual if you can't get to the studio, or at your own home or workplace if that's your preference. In home lessons usually have a higher cost to cover expenses like time and transportation, while online or virtual guitar lessons are more affordable.
How much does a guitar cost?
That depends on what kind of guitar you're looking for. You can easily buy a decent new acoustic or electric guitar for less than $400. If you're looking for a guitar that sounds and/or looks fantastic you could spend as much as $1,000 to $4,000. There is such a wide variety of different guitar companies to choose from. New guitar players should also consider buying a used guitar as most professional musicians do. You get a better guitar at a lower price when buying a used guitar, especially if you focus on quality rather than small cosmetic imperfections. That's where the real value is.
What's better to start learning guitar with? An electric or acoustic guitar?
That almost always comes down to what kind of music that you want to make. If you want to focus on songwriting or singer-songwriter music, then you'll want to start on an acoustic guitar. If you want that awesome power of a plugged in distorted guitar or play in a rock band, then you're going to want to start on an electric guitar. But if you buy and start learning to play the guitar with an electric, you'll have to also buy an amplifier (amp). With an acoustic guitar, you can just pick it up and take it anywhere and play it.
Other considerations include... Learning to play the guitar on an electric is normally easier on your fingers when you're first starting out. But it becomes increasingly harder as you start wanting to play leads or solos. The acoustic is more physically challenging. Though it becomes increasingly easier once your fingers get accustomed to playing, especially if your focus is on learning chords to play popular songs or write your own songs. Again it depends on what type of music you want to play. There are plenty of rock moves, riffs and licks that you can learn to play easily that aren't that difficult if you have someone who can teach them to you.