Get your free match with a background-checked guitar instructor that fits your musical goals & interests.
California Music Studios matches you with a professional guitar teacher in your area that best fits your own personal musical interests and goals.
Learn classical guitar, rock, jazz, blues, metal, flamenco — whatever style you prefer.
All guitar instructors working with California Music Schools have passed extensive professional and personal background checks.
This is an advantage that local studios and individuals rarely offer students.
If you’ve never played guitar, California Music Studios can match you with a teacher that will help you learn correctly from the start.
If you’re an intermediate or advanced guitarist and you want to improve your skills, you will be given an instructor appropriate for your specific goals.
California Music Studios has talented guitar instructors all over Southern California.
Not only will you be matched with an instructor nearby, but with one that is right for what you want to learn.
1. Call us for a quick chat so we know what you are looking for.
2. A highly trained placement coordinator finds your ideal teacher.
3. Your instructor will contact you to schedule your lessons.
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If you’re looking for guitar lessons for your kids, realize that it’s much easier if they are at least age 7. It takes a lot of strength in the wrists and fingers to push down the strings, which can lead to easy frustrations. If your child is younger and persistently wants to play the guitar, you should ease her into music by introducing her to piano first. Piano is the best instrument to start with, and it will help your child when she does transfer to the guitar. However, if she has her heart set on the ole six string, by all means let her learn to play the guitar.
The acoustic and electric guitar have many similarities. Generally, electric guitars are easier to play. The strings are lighter and easier to press down. Sore fingers, which many novices experience when learning acoustic guitar, are not nearly as severe when learning to play electric guitar. If you decide to start with acoustic, it is best to choose an acoustic guitar with light gauge or even nylon strings. You should also use a guitar with low action, which requires less pressure to make the strings touch the fretboard. An acoustic guitar with nylon strings is well suited for classical and folk. Guitar teachers can sometimes set you straight with a beginner-friendly guitar setup. If not, find a friendly local guitar shop.
No. Pick up a bass guitar and dive into your favorite bass lines. Playing in the rhythm section of a band is different than playing lead melodies on acoustic or electric guitar. Some bands do not even have lead guitar, comprising nothing more than drums and bass, using vocals, hi-hats, harmonica, or synth to fill in the higher frequencies.
So GLAD I Found CMS! ..The teacher they recommended is very nice and is great with kids! You guys are AMAZING!
San Jose, CA
Very professional, they understand the needs of young musicians!
San Diego, CA
Our family could not be happier with Shayla — she is a wonderful piano teacher! My son is excited to play piano each week. I feel like we are giving him a gift that will last a lifetime. Thanks, California Music Studios!!!