Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons Huntington Beach

HBSM provides students at all age of experience to work in a highly tailored, one-on-one environment with experienced guitar educators.

Beginners of any age are absolutely welcome! Young children have an option to start on a ukulele or a 1/2 size guitar. From classical to pop, think of any style you like and our amazing guitar teachers will teach you how to play it!

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!
  • 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

Tuition Rates

When you enroll at Huntington Beach School of Music, you open the door to many membership benefits beyond the lesson room, including:

  • One hour of music theory per week at no extra cost. When combined with a weekly private 30-minute lesson, that's getting 90 minutes of expert instruction for less than $40 per week!
  • Opportunities to join a professionally coached ensemble with a discount fee.
  • Wide-open access to lesson rooms and The Recital Hall for all of your practicing and performance needs.
  • Many opportunities to perform:
    • At least six Concerts held at HBSM per year, at no extra cost
    • Musical evenings (only for adult students), at no extra cost
    • Two annual recitals at a big theater, i.e., Huntington Beach Library
  • A flexible and generous approach to lesson make-ups to accommodate busy families.
  • Instrument rental with affordable price (limited availability).
  • Discounts on tuition fee for family members.
  • Scholarships/Financial Aid for students with high potential or with financial needs.
  • and much more!

There is a one-time registration fee $25 per student ($40 per family) for all students.

Private Lessons (One on one)

Monthly Lessons *Pay-Per-Lesson **
15 min $20 per lesson - $80 per month (4 weeks) NA
30 min $36 per lesson - $144 per month (4 weeks) $40 per lesson
45 min $52 per lesson - $208 per month (4 weeks) $58 per lesson
60 min $66 per lesson - $264 per month (4 weeks) $75 per lesson

* Monthly Lessons is for students who wish to take consistent lessons. Students are required to commit to at least one lesson per week (4-5 lessons per month). The number of lessons billed is based solely on the number of lessons for your given day in the next month (e.g., if your lesson day is Monday and there are four Mondays in the month, you will be billed for four lessons, if there are five Mondays in the month, you will be billed for five, etc.). Lessons are pro-rated for new students according to their start date.

  • The tuition fee is paid at the beginning of each month
  • 24 Hour Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy (any notifications under 24 hours notice will result in the student forfeiting the lesson fee)

** Pay-Per-Lesson is for those students who wish to take less consistent lessons, fortnightly or less often.

  • Payment is required to be made at the time lessons are scheduled
  • Lesson must be taken within one month from date of purchase
  • 24 Hour Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy (any notifications under 24 hours notice will result in the student forfeiting the lesson fee)

Semi-Private Lessons (2 students / teacher)

Semi-private lessons can be arranged for two students of similar age and skill level. This plan is most suitable for siblings or friends who want to have lessons together.

  • The tuition fee is paid at the beginning of each month
  • 24 Hour Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy (any notifications under 24 hours notice will result in the student forfeiting the lesson fee)

Monthly Lessons
30 min $20 per lesson - $80 per month (4 weeks)
45 min $26 per lesson - $104 per month (4 weeks)
60 min $33 per lesson - $132 per month (4 weeks)

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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 Book Now!
  • After the trial lesson, if you want to sign up please fill out our registration form

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, each time someone you refer signs up, both you and them will enjoy one free class! There is no limit to how many you can refer - the more the merrier!

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

Our Guitar Teachers

Hugo Nogueira
Dr. Hugo Nogueira

Guitar, Ukulele

Hugo Nogueira is currently teaching guitar at Los Angeles Pierce College. Hugo won the 2011 American...
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Aline Sardao
Aline Sardao

Guitar, Voice, Musical Theater

Orchestral and Operatic conductor, Maestra Aline Sardão is a native of Brazil. She began her Music studies...
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Bettina Houser
Bettina Houser

Guitar, Ukulele, Flute, Piano, Voice

I am originally from Austria, the center of classical music and have had my musical education on my instruments...
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Paige Whipp
Paige Whipp

Saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, piano

Growing up in a musical family, Paige naturally fell in love with music and got her hands on every musical...
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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.