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Long-Term Powerful Benefits of Music Lessons
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Long-Term Powerful Benefits of Music Lessons

Untold numbers of studies reveal that the long-term benefits derived by children (not to mention adults) from guitar lessons are far-reaching and powerful in their scope, and Ileen Zovluck, an accomplished New York City classical guitarist and classical guitar teacher in Teaneck, NJ, has brought just such an article to […]

Bono Fears He May Never Play Guitar Again
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Bono Fears He May Never Play Guitar Again

In his New Year blog entry on the U2 website, Bono expressed his concern that he may never be able to play guitar again, due to his November Central Park biking accident that left him with fractures to his eye socket, shoulder blade and elbow – the elbow fracture resulting in […]

Men Who Play Guitar Attract More Women
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Men Who Play Guitar Attract More Women

A friend of ours recently brought  to our attention an article in “Men’s Fitness Magazine” focusing on the attractiveness for women of men who play guitar. The article, written by Yelena Moroz Alpert, is entitled  “Study: Women More Attracted to Guys Who Play Guitar” and leads with the tease: “Want to score major points […]

Jack Bruce of Cream, Bluesbreakers, Dies 1943-2014
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Jack Bruce of Cream, Bluesbreakers, Dies 1943-2014

Jack Bruce, whose voice, bass playing, and songwriting contributions were among the defining elements of Cream, as well as John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, as a result of liver disease. He was 71. Anyone who ever witnessed or listened to Jack’s singing and bass playing would […]

The Half-Hour Guitar Lesson Phenomenon
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The Half-Hour Guitar Lesson Phenomenon

We can’t help but wonder why the default guitar lesson length seems to be one half-hour each week, when a longer lesson, at a more frequent interval, is quite often the accepted default for other types of lessons. It’s hard to imagine that anyone would think that someone aspiring to learn […]

Find Guitar Lessons Harrisburg & Hershey
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Find Guitar Lessons Harrisburg & Hershey

Maria Wilson is a singer, songwriter, and a highly credentialed guitar teacher giving guitar lessons in Harrisburg – Hershey, Pennsylvania, and James Berry of FindaGuitarTeacher recently talked with her about how she teaches her guitar students, her guitar lesson fees, what she emphasizes in her guitar lessons, her guitar playing experience, […]

Buying An Acoustic Guitar
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Buying An Acoustic Guitar

Paul Asbell, whom we recently interviewed (See Paul’s interview), was kind enough to send us his thoughts about buying an acoustic guitar, and, if you’re thinking about purchasing your first acoustic guitar, we invite you to take advantage of Paul’s real world experience in such matters by reading what he […]

An Accurate Guitar Tuner for $3.99?
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An Accurate Guitar Tuner for $3.99?

An accurate, dependable guitar tuner for $3.99 (shipped) – is this a joke? No it isn’t! And … it’s available right here.   Purchase The Elegant, Accurate RT-21 Guitar Tuner for $3.99 In the interest of full disclosure, FindaGuitarTeacher is partnering with Reverb.com to offer this amazing value of the accurate, […]

Finding the Best Guitar Lessons in Brooklyn
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Finding the Best Guitar Lessons in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Guitar Teacher John Blevins Talks to Find a Guitar Teacher About His Guitar Lessons Guitar teacher John Blevins teaches guitar in Brooklyn, New York and he talks to FindaGuitarTeacher about guitar lessons and learning how to play guitar. Find out more about John’s guitar teaching by visiting the John […]

Best Guitar Lessons in NYC
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Best Guitar Lessons in NYC

Our ongoing series of guitar teacher interviews continues today with Matt Williamson, a New York City guitar instruction, giving guitar lessons to guitar students in Manhattan. Matt answers our questions about his guitar teaching approach, as well as playing a little guitar for us. To see and hear Matt’s video profile, […]

Ladies & Gentlemen… The Beatles – A Guitar Player’s Dream
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Ladies & Gentlemen… The Beatles – A Guitar Player’s Dream

Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Band’s Arrival in New York.   On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived in New York City to ignite what would become a decades-long rock and roll phenomenon for fans throughout the United States, and their guitar-driven songs, ranging from haunting love songs like “And I […]

Learn Guitar in Brooklyn New York
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Learn Guitar in Brooklyn New York

FindaGuitarTeacher caught up with Brooklyn guitar teacher James Berry this week and talked with him about the climate of guitar lessons in Brooklyn and New York City, and James was kind enough to talk with us about his guitar teaching and his approach to learning how to play guitar. You […]

Guitar Lessons on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
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Guitar Lessons on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Guitar teacher, Dan Smith, giving guitar lessons on New York City’s Upper West Side, takes a few minutes from his busy guitar teaching schedule to speak with us about the guitar lesson climate in New York. Here is a transcript of the interview, but, please visit Dan’s guitar teacher page […]

Finding the Best Guitar Lessons in Indianapolis
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Finding the Best Guitar Lessons in Indianapolis

Guitar teachers from all over the country have let us know that they’re eager to participate in our latest feature: video profiles, and the latest to do so is Ted Kirkendall who is giving guitar lessons in Indianapolis, Indiana. We invite you to check out Ted’s full profile today, and, […]

Finding Guitar Lessons In Dayton, Ohio
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Finding Guitar Lessons In Dayton, Ohio

As we’ve been mentioning in previous blog posts, Lessons.com is very excited to present a new feature: Live interviews of guitar teachers. Today we’re pleased to provide a transcript of an interview we recently participated in with Janet Ogg, a guitar teacher giving guitar lessons in Dayton, Ohio area. To […]

Learning How To Play Lead Guitar
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Learning How To Play Lead Guitar

Until you learn how to ride a bike or to operate a manual stick shift, the concept might seem a mystery that will never be solved by the uninitiated, unless they are given the secret handshake by someone who knows such things. Learning how to play lead guitar might have […]

Playing Guitar: How to Play a Complete Song
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Playing Guitar: How to Play a Complete Song

Many guitar teachers have told us that one of the chief complaints that their students voice to them is that they can’t play a song from beginning to end – they know the chords to the song; they know the words; they can play bits and pieces of a song; […]

10 Best Acoustic Guitars to Buy
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10 Best Acoustic Guitars to Buy

A guitar teacher may often be asked by a guitar student to give his or her recommendation for the best acoustic guitar options. Obviously, this is not an arbitrary topic and needs to be answered with a number of variables in mind: The best acoustic guitar at what price point? […]

10 Best Beginner Guitars
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10 Best Beginner Guitars

New York City guitar instructor, Dan Smith, recorded a video for Find a Guitar Teacher about good options for your first guitar purchase, which you can see on the Find a Guitar Teacher YouTube Channel. Here’s what Dan said in the video: One of the questions that I get most often from […]