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Guitar Lessons at AB Music Studios in Huntington Beach CA

Why choose AB Music Studios for guitar lessons?

AB Music Studios has been teaching guitar in Huntington Beach since 1981! One advantage is that all of our guitar lessons are one on one with your own personal teacher. Our guitar teachers have been teaching for over 20 years are a great source of encouragement and feedback. They will be your guide through learning chords, strumming, songs, tabs, riffs, and solos. They will show you proper techniques to help you become a better guitarist!

Can I learn how to play guitar by just going to YouTube and reading tabs without ever taking lessons?

Yes but guitar is a vast subject. For most people it’s hard to know where to begin. Self-taught guitarists usually have a family member or somebody else that taught them stuff for free. Many successful self-taught guitarists grew up playing other musical instruments. Without taking any lessons a beginner can easily get frustrated and overwhelmed. A weekly guitar lesson with a live teacher will keep you focused on your goal even on the weeks where you didn’t get much practicing done.

Is it better to take lessons at a local music store or online?

We feel the best way to learn guitar is in a one on one setting with your own private guitar teacher but if you don’t live in the Huntington Beach area or weather conditions, traffic, and conflicting schedules are getting in the way, we also teach guitar online on Zoom. Consistent weekly lessons and daily practice is the best way to learn.

Can I take my lessons with a friend or family member?

Absolutely! Family members or a friend are welcome to join you in your guitar lessons at anytime at no additional charge. In addition parents are also welcome to sit in on the lesson or even record the lesson at anytime.

What styles of music do you teach?

Here at AB Music Studios in Huntington Beach our guitar teachers teach all styles of guitar music – rock, pop, blues, country, folk, metal, jazz, classical, alternative, indie etc…

Can I learn to play the songs that I like?

Absolutely! Here at AB Music Studios in Huntington Beach are guitar teachers can show you how to play any song on the guitar. If we don’t already know how to play it we can listen to it and show you the chords and the main riffs. Our goal is to keep you excited and playing the music that you love!

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How will I remember later what my guitar teacher showed me during the lesson?

In addition to your guitar teacher showing you how to play you songs, chords, scales, tabs, and riffs, you’ll leave with materials after each guitar lesson. You  can always text or email your teacher any questions you might have throughout the week.

Can I meet my guitar teacher first before committing to a month of lessons?

Absolutely! You can set up a time to meet your guitar teacher and discuss your goals and their method of teaching before scheduling or paying for any guitar lessons.

Do I have to learn to read music?

Reading music is not necessary to start learning the guitar. Our teachers can teach you to read music but the main focus for a beginning student is to learn the basic chords. Changing between chords and strumming is the foundation of most songs on the guitar and doesn’t involve any music reading but as you become more advanced you will see that reading music can greatly improve your overall understanding of how music works.

How long does it take to learn to play the guitar?

It really depends upon how much you practice. We recommend that a beginning student practices ½ hour per day. Within a few weeks/months of taking guitar lessons you will be able to change between the basic chords and play some simple songs. There are thousands of popular guitar songs that have only 3 to 4 chords. As you become more advanced you may find yourself wanting to play and practice the guitar for hours each day. Then you will see that the more you learn, how much more there is to still learn! Playing guitar can be a lifetime of learning and improving!

Are there any books I need to buy?

Our teachers mostly work from their own materials. Occasionally our teachers may suggest a book but your lessons are individualized and custom made for you.

Can you teach me to write my own music?

Absolutely! Most of our teachers write and record their own music and have albums released on iTunes, Spotify etc… For our teachers songwriting is a passion and they would love to help you unlock your creativity!

I’m an intermediate to advanced player. Do you teach music theory?

Yes! Many guitarists have played by ear for years but don’t really understand the basic mechanics of how music works. Sometimes in only a few lessons our teachers can show you things that could’ve taken a lifetime to figure out!

 Am I too old to learn to play the guitar?

This is a huge misconception adults have about learning something new. No you are not too old to learn to play the guitar! We don’t believe that a teenager learns to play guitar any better than a senior. The difference is that teenagers aren’t telling themselves it can’t be done. They aren’t afraid try something new while making mistakes. If you are willing to take lessons and practice each day you can become a great guitarist regardless of your age! Most guitarists learn the majority of what they know in the first few years of playing.

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Is my child too young to play the guitar?

We recommend guitar lessons from 6 years of age and older. We’ve taught students younger than age 6 who have done well but we recommend younger students start on a ukulele. A ukulele is similar to the guitar but much smaller and easier for little fingers to make chords. All of our guitar teachers also teach ukulele! As your child grows it will be a natural and easy transition to learning the guitar.

Do you teach other musical instruments than the guitar?

In addition to acoustic and electric guitar we teach piano, voice, ukulele, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, woodwind & brass. Most of our teachers play and teach multiple musical instruments.

I don’t have a guitar yet. Do you have any suggestions?

Please read our sections on the website about choosing a guitar.

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Does AB Music Studios sell guitars?

Yes! We sell beginning acoustic and electric guitars for students. All of our guitars are easy playing guitars. The guitars we sell are recommended by our guitar teachers so that their students will have a better learning experience. We also sell picks, strings, tuners, capos, straps, guitar amplifiers and effects.

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How much do guitar lessons at AB Music Studios cost?

Our lessons are $140 per month. (1/2 hour, once a week)

No contracts, sign up fees or automatic billing!

Pay your teacher directly each month (Venmo, Zelle, check or cash)

Easy and simple!

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We hope this helps you in your search for Guitar Lessons in Huntington Beach!

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Thanks for reading!

Andrew Morrison

AB Music Studios

19171 Magnolia

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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