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Willie-O Cost for acoustic guitar lessons? (17) RE: Cost for acoustic guitar lessons? 30 Mar 11

Lindy, if you're still here, the rates they quote sound reasonable. It doesn't matter if they're "professional"; it matters if you have a good teacher.

You have some odd ideas about "regular" vs "private" lessons. Private lessons, not groups, are the norm and are much better than trying to get something from being in a class of beginners with very different abilities. Of course you need to provide your own guitar! How else would you learn? It's all about practicing, much more than its about the half-hour lesson.

It is reasonable for the school to ask you to commit on a monthly basis; the biggest hassle for music teachers is students who don't show, leaving a hole in the teacher's schedule and wallet. So most music schools have fairly strict policies about cancelling or rescheduling lessons. However, you should ask to take an introductory lesson first before committing to the month-by-month plan; you'll get a feel for whether the teacher is right for you that way.

Lots of people do teach themselves, but you should do whatever gets you going. Just get a guitar and go do it! You'll be glad you did.


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