Private Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons Huntington Beach

Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country, bluegrass, and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each guitar lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

We always encourage and help our students to perform with other students. This can be accomplished formally through our annual recital, or informally by performing together with other students at our school's showcases or gathering events.

  • Free introductory guitar lesson & evaluation Book Now!
  • Free first month rental for guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, and more
  • Performing opportunities at the Recitals held at our school (which are free!) throughout the year and at other events
  • Have the most fun making music - join our growing chamber group programs
  • Ongoing enrollment - stop by anytime
  • Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule
  • Guitar lessons tailored to meet the individual needs of students
  • Professional musicians providing quality education

Free instrument rental program

For those who cannot afford an instrument right away, HB School of Music will pay for the first month rental so your child can try out an instrument with our highly qualified instructors, for example:

- Violin (1/8 to full size)
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric Guitar
- Flute, Oboe, and other Wind instruments

Tuition Rates

The rates listed below include not only the lessons, but also all of the activities HBSM has offered for its students, from the make-up lessons to the recitals (i.e., participation in at least 6 recitals per year, at no extra cost), etc. Because progression is not only the lessons, it is an ensemble!

There is a one-time $25 registration fee per student and $40 per family.

Private Lessons (Monthly Tuition)
Weekly basis
15 min $17 per lesson
30 min $32 per lesson
45 min $45 per lesson
60 min $55 per month
Four week month
15 min weekly lessons $68 per month
30 min weekly lessons $128 per month
45 min weekly lessons $180 per month
60 min weekly lessons $220 per month


Pay Per Lesson
Fortnightly or less frequent
30 min $37 per lesson
45 min $53 per lesson
60 min $68 per lesson


Semi Private Lesson (Monthly Tuition)
Weekly basis
2 students per class (tuition per student)
30 min $18 per lesson
45 min $25 per lesson
60 min $33 per lesson
Four week month
2 students per class (tuition per student)
30 min weekly lessons $72 per month
45 min weekly lessons $100 per month
60 min weekly lessons $132 per month

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We usually start students with one 30-minute lesson per week, depending on the student's attention span, the instrument, and the student/parent's needs. Many students eventually move on to 45-minute or hour lessons. We offer a no-commitment trial lesson so you get a chance to meet your teacher and see if it's a good fit before committing to a tuition plan.

You may choose our Monthly Tuition Plan, or Pay-Per-Lesson Option. Our Monthly Tuition Plan is best suited for consistent lessons being taken on a weekly basis. Our Pay-Per-Lesson Option is best for less frequent lessons (Bi-weekly or less frequent).

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Performance opportunities

Recitals boost confidence! Taking part in a recital helps performers to overcome shyness, fear, anxiety and stage fright. It gives students a chance to showcase all of their hard work, dedication, and progress throughout the year. As children experience getting on stage, performing for an audience, and being applauded for their efforts, they gain self-confidence that will carry with them in all aspects of school and life.

At HB School of Music, we offer a variety of opportunities for our students to perform in a confidence-boosting and supportive setting. We have 2 recitals every year, our Annual Recital in the Spring and a Winter Recital at the end of the year to showcase our students' progress. Students will also receive a trophy at the annual recital.

In addition to annual recitals held at an outside venue, we regularly host mini-recitals at Recital Hall of the school. This will give our students many more performance opportunities throughout the year. We always make sure that students get to perform on a grand piano. For our students these recitals are free.

Refer a Friend and Get Rewards!

We love referrals! Because we have such happy customers, we get a lot of new students through referrals. Getting your child’s friends involved with the program lets them share in similar interests and makes it all that more fun. Or maybe you have friends with children that love music and may want to start learning an instrument? Either way, as a way of saying thanks, we will gift both you and the referred family, each a FREE lesson! There is no limit to the amount of referrals you can make.

Semi-private Lessons or Private Lessons?

We believe that private guitar lessons offer you the best chance for success. The individual attention that you will receive in private study is far more valuable than the limited attention that you will receive in a group lesson. Even though group classes might seem more affordable, a group teacher is simply unavailable to give you the focused attention you need and will receive from private guitar lessons.

Therefore, we don't offer group guitar lessons. However, we do offer semi-private lessons (2 students per class) but it totally depends on if there are people in the waiting list who also wish to take semi-private. This plan might be suitable for siblings or friends who would like to have lesson together in the first few months to figure things out before taking more invidualized private guitar lessons.

We believe guitar lessons should be inspiring, social, supportive, and above all: FUN! Engaging guitar lessons in Huntington Beach

Frequently asked questions

That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.

We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.

A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose our school as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.

If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.

Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as California State University of Long Beach, Brigham Young University (Idaho), BAKIP Linz (Austria), and many others. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

Our Guitar Teachers

Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira won the 2011 American Guitar Society competition. After attending three prestigious conservatories in Brazil, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Composition in 2007 and a teaching credential in 2010. Hugo continued his studies earning his Master’s Degree in Guitar Performance at Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, he has had masterclasses with world class guitarists such as Ana Vidovic, Jason Vieaux, Scott Tennant, and Marc Teicholz. Hugo has also participated at guitar festivals such as La Guitarra in San Luis Obispo, Sierra Nevada Guitar festival, and New Mexico Guitar Festival. Awarded an assistantship in the fall of 2013, Hugo began to work on his Doctorate in Classical Guitar Performance at UNLV with the internationally renowned concert guitarist, Ricardo Cobo.
In 2014 and 2015, Hugo was invited to be part of the guitar competition committee at the Clark County School District, Las Vegas Academy of Arts, and Junior festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. From 2013 to 2017, while working on his terminal degree (DMA), Hugo was teaching group guitar class, theory, private lessons, and guitar ensemble at UNLV. In the last few years, Hugo has been performing in different states across U.S. such as California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Michigan. In May 2017, Hugo graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts.

Years in Music: I've been studying music and playing guitar for 25 years!

Instruments: I have taken 4 years of piano lessons while working on my Bachelor’s degree. I also studied Classical guitar and jazz guitar in three distinct conservatories in South America and two different universities in USA.

School: After finishing my Bachelor's Degree in composition and teaching credentials in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in guitar performance at Azusa Pacific University. In 2013, I was awarded a graduate assistantship to teach group guitar class, guitar ensemble and private lessons at UNLV. In 2017, I graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts (in classical Guitar performance) at University of Nevada Las Vegas.

To my Students: Teaching is a major component of my musical life. I enjoy teaching students, rejoice at their progress, and am always on the lookout for new pedagogical approaches. I strongly believe education can change lives and communities. Teaching with enthusiasm is fascinating, engaging, and a key factor to inspire students. I also believe that the ideology behind that kind of teaching is to create a quest for knowledge that never ends and will result in a consistent development for the student as a musician and as a person.

Age: 24

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Years in Music: Music has always been in my life in several different ways, I started playing Recorder at age 6 and from then on could not stop learning new Instruments like the Flute, Guitar, Piano, Trombone and Drums. I also have always been a passionate singer and dancer.

Instruments: Recorder 7 years of lessons; Flute 9 years of lessons; Guitar 12 years of lessons; Trombone 1 year of lessons; Piano 11 years; Drums 3 years;

School: Graduated BAKIP Linz, Austria in 2011 with a BA in Early Childhood Education

Years Teaching: 12 years

Hobbies: I love to be active with my husband and dog outdoors, play Volleyball and spend time with Friends and Family. Arts and Crafts are fun to me, especially sewing, making old furniture new and really anything that has to do with DIYs.

Message to you: Music is my passion and an enrichment to anybody’s life who wants it. I believe music challenges the brain in certain ways which are beneficial to any area of learning.