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Dr. Peter Johnston
Dr. Scott Hanenberg
Shawn Pickup
Navid Niknejad
John Testar
Demetri Petsalakis
Lauren Mayer
Alex Purcell
John Force
Tim Collins
Mark Ritter
Chris Platt
Oscar Rangel
Vennie Tu
Arjyo Bala
Sabine Ndalamba
Alex Whitehead

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it worth taking guitar lessons?

A: Yes, of course! When you take private music lessons with the team at Neighbour Note - music school Toronto, you will be learning from some of the best in the industry. Our guitar classes will help you learn how to read music, work on chord progressions and can assist you in improvisation along with everything else!

Q: How long should you take guitar lessons?

A: This will depend on the player, but remember, many professionals even jump in for a music lesson every once in a while! Once you have a foundation, you have the tools to start to move forward to the tougher techniques and skills from our guitar teachers. Then, once you feel comfortable and are playing with the pros, you might be ready to spread your wings. But you should never stop learning, that is the beauty of music lessons!

Q: Can I learn guitar in a month?

A: No. You can learn specific skills and maybe even some chord progressions, but you cannot learn the instrument in a month. With our guitar teachers Toronto, you'll get the best skills to start playing this complicated, but beautiful instrument.

Q: Is it possible to learn guitar at home?

A: Yes, of course! With our flexible arrangements, we can provide guitar lessons Etobicoke and beyond! Here at Neighbour Note, we are proud to offer both in-studio and in-home classes, and with our Toronto guitar lessons, you will be well on your way to confident playing!

Q: Is guitar harder than piano?

A: Yes and no. The guitar lesson is generally regarded as easier than piano lesson, but it will depend on the player. The guitar is easier to pick up in terms of being able to play chord progressions, but it is a tough instrument to master over the long-term. This is why many guitar lessons for kids seem to be ahead of their piano counterparts, as strumming along with simple chord progressions makes them sound amazing!

Q: How do I pick a guitar teacher?

A: When you are looking for a guitar teacher Toronto, you need to figure out if you want guitar classes in a small group or private guitar lessons. All of our teachers at Neighbour Note are expert instructors and will be able to aid you in your guitar journey. From jazz to rock, and even metal, our teachers are players, and we can't wait to jam!

Neighbour Note offers guitar classes and learn to play guitar classes in these neighbourhoods near you:

  • Etobicoke: the Kingsway, Sunnylea.
  • West End: Bloor West Village, High Park, the Junction, Roncesvalles, Swansea, West Bend.
  • York-Crosstown: Baby Point, Lambton Mills, Old Mill, Runnymede.
  • North York: Glen Park.
  • York: Belgravia, Briar Hill, Oakwood Village.
  • East York: Leaside.
  • Uptown: Allenby, Davisville Village.
  • Midtown: Humewood, Rosedale, Casa Loma, Forest Hill, Regal Heights, Wychwood, Moore Park, Deer Park, Summerhill, Bracondale Hill.
  • North Toronto: Lawrence Park.
  • Downtown: Yorkville, the Annex, Little Italy, Trinity Bellwoods, Dufferin Grove, Cabbage Town, St. James Town. East End: Danforth Village, Playter Estates, Riverdale, Leslieville, the Beaches.
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Jennifer Carson
John is incredibly knowledgeable, kind and patient with my daughter (who is a chatter box). She really enjoys her lessons and he has instilled the love of guitar in her! Highly recommend John as a teacher and the Neighbour note!
SMC King
I have been taking guitar lessons with John for two months. Even though I started out with no prior experience, I appreciated that from the very beginning John's lessons are structured to teach you new chords that you can use to play songs you know. Lessons are fun and John sprinkles bits of music theory throughout, always thoughtfully and patiently answering my questions. Thank you, John!
Eric Somerville
At 5 years old I wasn't sure how well my son would adapt to music lessons. John creates a very flexible and accommodating space where learning is fun.
colleen reich
John is very friendly, flexible and an extremely talented and gifted musician/teacher. He has made it fun and easy for me to learn the guitar as an adult. I would highly recommend him!
Amanda Benn
I’ve been playing guitar for 10+ years but have been in a progress plateau for a while. I decided I wanted to improve (and wanted an after work hobby!) and found Neighbour Note. Working with John has been such a pleasure! He’s patient, laidback, and explains the theory behind what we’re learning in an easy to understand way. I’ve most definitely noticed an improvement in my finger picking skills and an increase in confidence which is exactly what I wanted! Definitely recommend Neighbour Note to anyone at any skill level.
Miranda Amoroso
I started taking guitar lessons with John at neighborhood note as an adult with some prior experience. He has been very patient and has structured lessons in accordance with my interests, while making lessons engaging and fun. I really look forward to lessons, and enjoy the readings and practice given as homework. I especially appreciate that he sends videos explaining thing we went over in lessons, which really help to solidify concepts.
paulina tchernikov
Honestly the best music lessons I’ve had compared to other places. I worked with John and he was always patient and kind during the learning process. He’s an easy person to ask questions, always corrected my technique, gave out easy short videos to follow for homework, was always flexible for rescheduling (make up lessons), and had a fast contact response. He helped me orient my personal style of playing and didn’t push any specific style onto me. I walked in knowing nothing about guitar and after I left I understood my way around the instrument (to where I could learn songs on my own). He made the lessons fun and he was always a great teacher. Thanks John!
Andrew Guy
My 10 year old daughter has had an excellent experience starting guitar with Neighbour Note. They are friendly and accommodating and she enjoys going every week.
Shannon Johnson
My 9 year old daughter has been taking guitar lessons with John for 4 months and absolutely loves them. The lessons are easy to follow and engaging and John provides feedback and follow up when new chords are learnt so she can more easily practice new material at home. Wonderful experience!
Tuyen Do
This is my 5 years old son first drum lessons, he loves it and loved his teacher. John has a great personality and is always willing to help, he even teach my son piano lessons when he wonder. I highly recommend Neighbour Note.
Carly Biggart
My daughter really enjoyed Neighbour Note. John, the instructor, was amazing at personalizing the piano lessons by her; teaching her snippets of her favourite songs. Daily practice was meant to be digestible . I cannot say enough good things about this company. Very flexible and great teachers.
My son started taking piano lessons when he was five and a half years old. After 6 months he wanted to quit. At this time we switched teachers to John Force. I couldn't believe the change! My son started to love the piano and would look forward to lessons. It has been over 2 years now and he is still going strong. John is patient, makes learning fun - he just know how to motivate kids. I couldn't recommend him enough.
Leigh Ann Wayland
My son loved his guitar lessons and my daughter was thrilled with her piano lessons. I was so happy to be in the comfort of my home as I witnessed my children's weekly improvements. Well done Neighbour Note and thank you!
Bob Harbarton
We could not be happier with Neighbour Note! They have an amazing teaching faculty consisting of University and College Professors, High School and Elementary School Teachers, and Rock Stars! Our piano lessons with Neighbour Note have been fantastic. I truly believe they are the best music school in all of Toronto! You rock Neighbour Note!