Cost to hire a Guitar Teacher on Bidvine

£25 - £30

National average price

£25 - £30  National average range
£25 - £30



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How much do guitar lessons cost?

Mar 23, 2018

The guitar is a fun instrument to play! It can be very tempting to just pick up a guitar, but lessons are an important part of learning how to play. They can guide you through the essential whether you’d like to learn electric, acoustic or bass guitar!

Taking lessons is a great way to get started learning the instrument. You'll want to be sure you find the right teacher.


When looking for a guitar teacher, you'll want to find someone that gives you exactly what you need. Think about what you're looking before you start your search. This will make the process simple.

Musical Genre

Take the time to figure out the type of music you're hoping to learn. The guitar is well suited to many different genres so you'll have plenty of choices!

Consider whether you're interested in learning country, rock, popular music, or another genre. Think of your favourite songs for guidance. They can help point you in the right direction towards the type of music you should learn.

Make sure to pass on your preference when you look for a teacher. It's best to find someone who's prepared to teach you songs in your preferred genre. You may need to learn special techniques in some genres like classical guitar.

Frequency of Lessons

It's important to keep some consistency in your lesson schedule. You should expect to have lessons on a regular basis. This will give you the best path to learning a new instrument.

Most tutors recommend weekly lessons. This will keep your lessons at the forefront in your mind so the material stays fresh.

You may have the option of signing up for a series of lessons as well. These series will have set goals. This can include learning certain skills or being able to play a certain song. Once you've met with your guitar tutor, you'll be able to decide on the best lesson plan.

Make sure to leave time for practising outside of your lessons. You’ll get the most out of your lessons with regular practice and be able to properly develop your skills.

Additional Materials

After you've selected the guitar you'll be learning with you may need to look for other materials as well. Beyond the guitar, you may need things like a travel case or guitar strap to play comfortably.

Then, when you first start your lessons, your tutor may recommend that you pick up an instructional book. Books are ranked by skill level, so you're sure to find one that works for every experience level. These books are a great investment.

Your instructor may be teaching you how to use a pick with your instrument. They can make recommendations on the material and style, but it's best to figure out what you like. It's really a personal preference.


Guitar lessons are usually thirty minutes to one hour in length. The exact length will depend on any arrangements you make with your instructor.

When you first start learning, you may find that your fingers get sore from using the strings. This is normal, but if you have concerns, you can start out on the shorter side when it comes to lessons and increases the length of time as you get used to playing.

Teacher’s Experience

Most guitar teachers will have years of experience playing on their own, but you should ask if they have experience teaching as well. It is always best to talk to your instructor to get an idea of their teaching experience first. They may have even obtained a certificate or degree in music from a school. To find out, simply ask.

To get a more rounded idea of their experience you can also ask about reviews or testimonials from previous students. These can also be seen on their Bidvine profile.


Guitar lessons can either be taken at home or in the studio. Both options have their benefits. You'll need to figure out which makes the most sense for you.

At home can be very convenient, especially if you have a busy schedule. You won't need to add unnecessary travel time! You will need to make sure you have your instrument ready to go into a quiet space suitable for lessons.

Studio lessons will guarantee you have a quiet room for lessons. If you do though, simply make sure to allow for travel time to the studio when planning your day.

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Learning an instrument can help boost your confidence and you’ll also be able to explore your creative, musical side as well.

A tutor can teach you all about the guitar to give you the best start or help you develop your skills. Whether you want to learn electric, acoustic, or bass, a teacher is the best way to learn.

Want to find a great guitar tutor? Why not get in touch with a pro through Bidvine?! Simply click below to submit a free request and receive cost estimates from local guitar tutors.

Guitar Teachers near you


Fireworks Music School

(58 reviews)

191 hires on Bidvine

Merton Park, South West London SW19 3HZ

Dave P.Verified Review

Steve is a brilliant piano teacher. Our 7yr old daughter loves the lessons and is really coming on. Dave SW16


Clapham Guitar Lessons

(28 reviews)

28 hires on Bidvine

Battersea, South West London SW11 2QE

Idan S.Verified Review

Very patient and precise teaching! I thoroughly learn how to play certain tracks in the order of speed, until I am confident and fully prepared to work through the full track.


Cyril meleiro Guitar Tutor

(14 reviews)

1 hire on Bidvine

Brownswood Park, North East London N4 1FF

Lara H.Verified Review

Cyril is a professional guitarist and a good teacher. He let me play first and then he corrected my mistakes and show me techniques. He also gave me exercises to practise at home. I felt very comfortable and encouraged to play lots of songs!


Ruby Music School

(13 reviews)

13 hires on Bidvine

Hammersmith and Fulham, West London W14 0NH

Walid A.Verified Review

Really really happy with the service provided. RMS has found the perfect teacher for me and my first experience with Violin was as great as I expected it to be. They are very quick in finding the right teacher for you and they are all very nice people. Definitely recommend!


Stefano Giordani Guitar Lessons

(11 reviews)

14 hires on Bidvine

Festubert Place, East London E3 2BL

Ana T.Verified Review

I've always dreamt of playing the guitar and at the same time it seem impossible, unachievable for me. But I took the first step of contacting Stefano, and he managed to break down this big problem for me - little by little, I was learning how to play entire songs. I found the lessons not only useful, but also very playful - he is reliable, professional, really friendly and warm. You never know what you are going to get choosing a new teacher for a completely new activity - Stefano seems to be the lucky ticket!


Guitar Tuition East London

(11 reviews)

11 hires on Bidvine

Stratford Marsh, East London E20 1BN

Nathan T.Verified Review

This place is brilliant! I have already learnt loads in only a few weeks. The lessons are enjoyable and all the instructors as well as being professional and knowledgeable are extremely friendly. I can't recommend Guitar Tuition East London enough if you want to make real progress.

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