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Discover your inner rockstar with guitar classes in Los Angeles. Learn to strum, pick, and play your favorite tunes, and unleash your musical talent while gaining confidence and skills.

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Guitar for Young People (Ages 9-17)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the joy of playing the guitar with this engaging course designed for young musicians. Learn finger coordination, tuning techniques, and how to read basic music notes. Unleash your creativity and have fun while mastering this wonderful instrument!

(786) All levels 9 - 17 years old
$65

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Guitar Made Easy (Ages 18+)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unlock the secrets of the guitar in this comprehensive course designed for adults. From tuning and maintenance to playing chords and melodies, you'll gain the skills needed to master this beloved instrument. Grab your guitar and join us on this musical journey.

(786) All levels 18 and older
$65

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Ukulele: The Easy Way

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the joy of playing the charming and beautiful Hawaiian instrument with this beginner's course. Learn finger positioning and strumming techniques while playing your favorite songs. Unleash your musical talent and bring a ukulele along for an immersive learning experience.

(786) Beginner 18 and older
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Beginning Guitar

Santa Monica College @ 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA

Unlock the potential of your guitar with a beginner-friendly journey into music. From mastering fundamental chords to understanding basic music theory, this class provides a supportive environment for honing your skills. Join fellow enthusiasts and embark on a musical exploration that turns your guitar into a gateway to creativity and expression.

(513) Beginner 18 and older
$118

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Guitar II

Santa Monica College @ 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA

Advance your guitar skills and build on your foundational knowledge with our next-level class. Perfect for those familiar with basic note reading and open position chords, this course guides you through more complex techniques and musical concepts. Enhance your playing with expert instruction and a structured curriculum using the Hal Leonard Guitar Method textbook.

(513) Intermediate 18 and older
$118

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$357

12 sessions

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Beginners 3: Guitar For Near Beginners (Online)

New York City Guitar School @ Virtual Classroom

Unlock your musical potential with a guitar course designed for absolute beginners. Students will learn basic chords, practice with real songs, and connect with classmates at the New York City Guitar School. Guitars are provided, so all you need to bring is your desire to rock!

(60) Beginner 18 and older
$357

12 sessions

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Beginners 2: Strums for Absolute Beginners (Online)

New York City Guitar School @ Virtual Classroom

Elevate your guitar skills with mixed strumming patterns and confidence in chord changes. Unlock the secrets to playing full songs by renowned artists, mastering the "basic" and "best" strums. Join a supportive environment where progress is celebrated, and personalized feedback ensures steady improvement.

(60) Beginner 18 and older
$357

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Guitar Yoga and Workout - Intermediate Elective (Online)

New York City Guitar School @ Virtual Classroom

Sharpen your guitar skills with Vinnie DeMasi, a veteran teacher at NYC Guitar School. This drop-in class focuses on reviewing and practicing beginner-level techniques like chord changing, palm muting, and arpeggios in a supportive environment. Ideal for those comfortable with open chords and mixed strumming patterns or who have completed Beginners Guitar 3 or above.

(60) Intermediate 12 and older
$357

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Fundamentals of Music - Advanced Elective (Online)

New York City Guitar School @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the universal language of music in our class! Dive into basic music theory, covering notes, intervals, chords, keys, and rhythm fundamentals. While applicable to any instrument, we'll explore these concepts through the lens of the guitar. By the course end, you'll be on the path to becoming a musician, not just a guitar player.

(60) Advanced 18 and older
$357

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Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop - Advanced Elective (Online)

New York City Guitar School @ Virtual Classroom

Explore Fingerstyle Guitar in our class, an essential dimension alongside strumming and single-note picking. From classic Singer-Songwriter tunes to modern hits, we delve into artists like Bob Dylan to Ed Sheeran. Additionally, adapt pop tunes for solo guitar. While the focus is on guitar, vocalists are welcome.

(60) Advanced 18 and older
$357

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Understanding the Guitar

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

This class is for those people who have hit a wall in their playing. It’s for the guitarist that can play all the basic chords, open and barred, but find all those complicated chord symbols, scales and terminology very difficult. It opens the door to understanding music in a completely different way, how to apply it to the guitar and how not to feel intimidated by any style whether it’s jazz, pop, rock, blues or other. Please know how to play...

(786) All levels 18 and older
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$97

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Beatles Ukulele: Beginning

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Learn Beatles songs on the ukulele. Beginners welcome! Ukulele tablature will be taught and chord charts for songs provided. New songs each week! Note: Please bring one ukulele.

(786) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$59

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Guitar Made Easy for Everyone

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Guitar is one of the most played instruments. Learn about the guitar itself, tuning and minor maintenance and how to play single-note melodies and chords. Bring an acoustic guitar (or an electric guitar with a small amp), along with the book Guitar Method 1, 2nd ed. by Schmidt and Kock, ISBN 0-7935-3392

(786) All levels 9 and older
No upcoming schedules
$69

5 sessions

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Guitar Made Easy (Ages 9 to adult)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Guitar is one of the most played instruments. Learn about the guitar itself, tuning and minor maintenance and how to play single-note melodies and chords.  Note: Bring an acoustic guitar (or an electric guitar with a small amp), along with the book Guitar Method 1, 2nd ed. by Schmidt and Kock, ISBN 0-7935-3392

(786) All levels 9 and older
No upcoming schedules
$69

5 sessions

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Guitar Made Easy (Ages 10-16)

Los Angeles City College

Guitar is one of the most played instruments. Learn about the guitar itself, tuning and minor maintenance and how to play single-note melodies and chords. Bring an acoustic guitar (or an electric guitar with a small amp), along with the book Guitar Method 1, 2nd ed. by Schmidt and Kock, ISBN 0-7935-3392

(786) All levels 10 - 16 years old
No upcoming schedules

Intermediate Ukulele

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Jon Lee will teach you everything there is to know about the ukulele--from tuning and playing chords to buying the right ukulele for you. Learn a step-by-step approach in identifying chords, stumming patterns, and learning simple yet popular songs. Bring an ukulele.

(786) Intermediate 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$59

4 sessions

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Guitar for Songwriters, Level 1

The Songwriting School of Los Angeles @ 4001 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

Have you owned a guitar for years but have only a passing acquaintance with it?  Maybe you learned a few chords but never went forward?  Or perhaps you have just started to teach yourself and would like the guidance of a gifted teacher and the encouragement and inspiration of a group setting? Don't just learn guitar. Learn to play guitar in the context of the songs you love and the songs you'll write. Enter Guitar for Songwriters, Levels...

(2) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$299

6 sessions

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Guitar I (Beginner) - Ages: 8 yrs. and up

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

Explore the full musical possibilities of the most eloquent of instruments. Learn to play the guitar a a solo instrument, while learning to read music. Please read: Students need to bring their own nylon string guitar. Location notes: Room numbers are provided to students once the registration is completed. Students can purchase a semester parking permit from the Community Services Office for $10 or purchase a daily permit from the dispensing...

(253) Beginner 8 and older
No upcoming schedules
$90

5 sessions

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Guitar 1 (Remote Live)

West Los Angeles College @ Online via Zoom, Los Angeles, CA

This class will be held remotely through live videoconferencing. Play along with songs you hear on the radio the very first week! Michael's play-along method is both effective and fun. We won’t promise that you’ll become a guitar master overnight, but you'll learn how to tune your guitar, read lead sheets (lyrics and chords), and create the notes on the instrument. You’ll also learn basic strumming and chords.  Note:...

(58) Beginner 18 and older
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$75

6 sessions

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Discover the Best Guitar Classes in Los Angeles

Learning guitar isn’t just a fun pastime but can be a financially rewarding experience if you start a part- or full-time gig as a musician. Mastering this instrument requires practicing your scales, learning chords, and building calluses on your fingers to press down the guitar strings. Thankfully, there are many guitar classes in Los Angeles that can make this process simpler.

Why You Should Learn Guitar in Los Angeles

Do you want to learn a fun and always-popular skill? Then learning guitar is a great option for you. It makes it easier to play your favorite songs for friends or yourself. Even better, people use music as an emotional release particularly if they learn proper guitar soloing techniques. For example, you can play emotionally rich melodies that help you vent your negative emotions.

Furthermore, you can even make friends by forming a band and playing songs live for fun. Some people even start a side hustle playing at bars or other venues. While you might not get as good as someone who’s been playing their whole life, knowing your chords and how to string them together makes it easier to play these gigs with friends.

In-Person Guitar Classes in Los Angeles

Learning guitar in person in Los Angeles can provide many benefits that virtual classes don’t. For instance, you will learn hands-on with a professor who’s in the same room with you as you play. This setup makes it easier for them to provide feedback for your playing. You’ll also work alongside other students in a fun and cozy classroom setting.

Thankfully, multiple LA schools provide hands-on, in-person guitar classes that can teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons. Each course provides a slightly different focus and has varying benefits that make them worth considering. The following classes are among the most popular in the Los Angeles area for learning guitar.

Beginning Guitar 

Beginning Guitar is a Santa Monica College course not far from Los Angeles. It teaches you how to read music, play open chords, and master basic music theory. You then help your classmates pick the music you want to play as you practice with Guitar Method by Hal Leonard.

You do need to bring a guitar to the class, such as an acoustic, classical, or electrical model. Amps aren’t necessary but a small amp is okay if you need it. Class size typically maxes out at 10, meaning you have more than enough personal time with your professor.

Guitar Made Easy (Ages 18+)

Guitar Made Easy (Ages 18+) is a Los Angeles City College class out of East Hollywood that teaches basic guitar techniques. You’ll not only learn about a guitar’s design but how to tune and maintain it. Then, you’ll transition to more in-depth subjects. 

These include playing single-note melodies and creating chords with rich harmonies and resonance. You can then transition to reading sheet music and guitar tabs to play your favorite songs. This class should give you the essentials you need to start playing guitar right away.

Guitar for Young People (Ages 9-17)

Guitar for Young People (Ages 9-17) is a Los Angeles City College class in East Hollywood that teaches many of the same lessons as the Ages 18+ course. However, it focuses on teaching to the unique learning abilities of younger people to make their lessons easier. 

For example, the teacher uses kid-friendly language and popular songs that their students likely know from the radio to keep them excited to learn. Students do need to bring a guitar that they can use to practice while in class and at home.

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day is a Santa Monica College class that features a one-day workshop set up. You’ll get a crash course in guitar that includes basic chords, strumming and picking patterns, tuning methods, caring for your guitar, and more. 

Then, you can move on to playing your favorite songs to improve your skills even further. Your professor will provide suggestions and feedback for your techniques, including ways of playing chords more effectively and how to handle alternate strumming patterns. 

Understanding the Guitar 

Understanding the Guitar is a Los Angeles City College course in LA that can teach you how to play basic chords, including open and barred patterns. Furthermore, you’ll learn about complex guitar terminology and how to play more intricate guitar parts.

In this way, this class focuses on enhancing your existing guitar knowledge and making you a better player. Just as importantly, it strives to support your learning in fun and engaging ways. That makes it an excellent course for anyone who loves the guitar.

Ukulele: The Easy Way

Ukulele: The Easy Way is a Los Angeles City College course in Hollywood that teaches you how to play this fun, four-string instrument. You’ll discover how it differs from guitar, practice tuning your uke, memorize chord patterns, and master proper strumming and tuning techniques. 

Then, you’ll learn how to play popular songs on the ukulele, including transposing them to this instrument. This step includes simplifying guitar chords to handle the ukelele’s fewer strings. When you’re finished, you’ll feel more comfortable playing this compact instrument.

Virtual Guitar Classes 

If you can’t find an in-person guitar course that you enjoy or would rather not fight LA traffic, consider virtual lessons. These provide many benefits for the learning guitar player. As mentioned previously, you don’t have to drive in LA and can, instead, stay at home. You also get more options because you can learn in classes from anywhere in the world. 

Are there drawbacks? You’ll have to supply your own materials, which means buying a guitar. Virtual classes also require a computer with strong internet and often have limited socialization opportunities. That said, they do have a live professor and other students with whom you can chat, if you want to make new friends while learning guitar. 

Thankfully, many high-quality online guitar classes should be available. These courses provide a hands-on, virtual experience that works well for many people. Some courses even expand their lessons to include more advanced music theory, as well as support for music production, songwriting, and other music-related fields.

Absolute Beginner Guitar: Basics & Fundamentals 

Absolute Beginner Guitar: Basics & Fundamentals is a New York Guitar Academy course that teaches beginner-level guitar lessons. You’ll learn how to play either right- or left-handed, practice proper hand movements, play open chords, and master strumming patterns. 

Once you have the basics down, you can transition to playing songs by reading tab notation. While you’ll learn always-popular songs by artists like The Beatles, you can use your new skills to practice with any song. That makes this course a great way to immerse yourself in guitar.

Music Production for Songwriters, Level 1

Music Production for Songwriters, Level 1 is a Songwriting School of Los Angeles course that covers subjects like music theory, proper production, guitar recording techniques, and basic performance skills. It gives you an immersive and engaging learning environment.

You’ll also learn how to record MIDI, synthetic instruments, drums, and keyboards. This course works well for anyone interested in writing and releasing music after learning guitar. It also includes some guided guitar practice to improve your skills.

Words & Music, Teen Songwriting 

Words & Music, Teen Songwriting is a Songwriting School of Los Angeles program that teaches 13-19 year olds how to play instruments and write songs. Students will practice basic guitar and keyboard skills to improve their musicianship and write better songs. 

During each course, students practice hands-on exercises, learn more about music theory, and arrange their songs for a group. This information gives them more context for their work and provides high-quality support that makes sense for their needs. 

Private Group Guitar Classes in Los Angeles

Private group guitar lessons can provide your employees with a fun and engaging teamwork-building experience. Thankfully, CourseHorse has live, online group guitar classes for your company. These include help from a skilled professor who can guide your learning experience, provide insight into your mistakes, and improve your team’s playing skills.

Even if you can’t find guitar classes for private groups in Los Angeles on CourseHorse right now, you can always contact them to learn more about their options. They continually add new classes and work hard to vet all professors for quality. Even better, they can set you up with a course if you can’t find one to ensure you get the private experience you want. 

And while you might know of other booking platforms like CourseHorse, they don’t provide the same scope of benefits. For instance, CourseHorse never charges booking fees, confirms your order within 24 hours, supports multiple platforms, and lets you change your group size up to the day of your class. These benefits ensure that you get the best experience possible. 

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