Learning to play guitar can be expensive. There’s the cost of the guitar, of course, and an amplifier if you’re going to play electric guitar (and eventually you’ll have to have all those cool effects you can’t live without), and then there’s the cost of learning to play guitar, whether you purchase lessons or hire a personal teacher. While you can find free lessons online, some people simply don’t do well reading text and prefer instead to have a person showing them the ropes.
But where to you find cheap guitar lessons?
Well, believe it or not, there are options. Teaching guitar is competitive, so a lot of guitar instructors are willing to work with prospective students in order to get the business. Shop around and don’t be afraid to come right out and ask for a lower rate. The worst that can happen is you’ll be told no. One thing you will want to avoid is taking lessons from an instructor at a music store. These guys and girls normally can’t negotiate their rates because they are part of a store structure, meaning not only do they need their cut, so does the store. This can significantly increase the cost of guitar lessons.
With programs like Skype and Face Time, online lessons have gotten a lot more prevalent, making less expensive guitar lessons possible. Online lessons mean there’s no need to travel for teacher or student, so with a little research, you may be able to find affordable guitar teachers that give lessons over video connection.
If you’d rather not go the student/teacher route, there are lots of websites offering video lessons. Some of the lessons are free, and a lot of websites offer membership options that give you access to more advanced guitar lessons at a reasonable rate.
If you’ve got a limited budget and need to find cheap guitar lessons, one of these options may be just what you’re looking for.