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🎸How can you find guitar classes in Cape Town?

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There are currently 45 guitar teachers available to give guitar lessons in Cape Town and the surrounding areas.



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Once your request has been accepted, you can start your first guitar lesson with your teacher.



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🎧 What equipment should you get before starting in order to start learning to play the guitar?

The first thing you need to do is to purchase a guitar. Some of the most well known guitar brands are Gibson, PRS, Fender and Schecter.


The price of a guitar can sometimes scare beginners. If this is the case, you may want to rent a guitar to use until you are ready to purchase your own guitar.


Depending on what you want to accomplish with your guitar lessons, you may also want to purchase:

  • an amplifier
  • an audio cable
  • a guitar strap
  • guitar picks
  • an effects pedal.

Certain guitar accessories are not required in order for you to play the guitar. Don't hesitate to ask your guitar tutor for help on what accessories you should buy in order to play the type of guitar music you want to.


Find your private tutor from our range of more than 45 tutors.

💻 How can I take guitar lessons online?

On Superprof, you can learn guitar online with a private tutor. Whether you need help practising for music exams, are struggling with certain melodies, or would just like to work on your guitar skills and start making music, our tutors can help you.


Around 80% of the private teachers on Superprof give guitar classes online and most of them give their first lessons free!


To find the available online tutors, just enter your subject criteria into the search engine and select the webcam filter to see the available teachers who are currently offering online courses in your desired subject.


Online courses via Skype offer many benefits. You can plan your classes to fit around your schedule and online lessons are often less expensive as the teacher does not need to travel.


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💸 What is the cost of guitar classes in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, the average cost of private guitar courses is R255.


Prices will differ depending on:

  • the experience of your guitar tutor
  • where your lessons will be held (via webcam or in person)
  • the number of classes and the duration of each class
  • the objective of your lessons.

97% of our instructors give their first lesson free.


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👨🏼‍⚖️ How many private tutors offer guitar classes in Cape Town?

In Cape Town and surrounds, 45 guitar teachers are available to give lessons


You can refer to their tutoring profiles and select the guitar tutor that best fits your needs.


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Searching Guitar Classes Near Me in Cape Town?

If you are searching guitar classes near me in Cape Town, you are in luck because you will not have to search too far! When it comes to the arts, Cape Town is a city with a musically-rich culture that boasts many professional musicians and music students who also make themselves available as teachers.

From the symphony orchestra that plays at the Artscape Theatre to some of the coolest bars in Kloof Street or Observatory, you will always find great live music and great musical talent in the wonderful City of Cape Town.

In fact, one of South Africa’s most prestigious music schools, the South African College of Music, which is a faculty of the University of Cape Town is teeming with students who earn an income from tutoring beginners.

For all of these reasons you should be able to find a great guitar teacher who could offer you guitar lessons for beginners at a competitive rate. So whether you are into electric guitar, folk, classical, rock n roll or blues, this article is for you. Keep reading!

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Now that you know that there is no shortage of guitar teaching talent when you search guitar classes near me in the Mother City of Cape Town, there are a few other things to consider before rushing into your guitar lessons for beginners.

Private Music Schools

Firstly, do you want to learn how to play the guitar as part of a class? Can you study music at school? If taking up guitar lessons as part of group does appeal to you and you are not able to take it as a school or university subject, you could try private music schools like The Legacy School of Music which is in Cape Town.

Online Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Alternatively, you could begin your guitar playing education online. Even though you would need to be extremely disciplined as you will not have anyone to track your progress and guide you, online guitar learning is certainly a possibility. A great place to start is to search for free lessons on YouTube that specialise in the type of guitar genre that interests you.

Remember too, that there is more to music than simply playing, so you could enrich your musical education by doing your own research on the type of guitar playing that interests you. You could also read up on some of the greats, like Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, or Lenny Kravitz, all of whom have inspiring stories that will motivate you to keep learning when the going gets tough.

If you have decided to find a private guitar teacher, supplementing your weekly lessons with free online content is an excellent way to put in that extra effort and keep you practicing, which, don’t forget, is the best way to learn.

Find a Private Guitar Teacher  

Learning how to play an instrument for the first time is not easy! This is why so many people elect to sign up with a private tutor. By searching guitar classes near me or using the Superprof site to search for a guitar teacher by location, you can expect to find tutors that range from only R90 per hour to R300 per hour depending on their background and experience.

There are tutors for every level of ability and every type of guitar player. Whether you are into bass guitar, electric guitar or classical guitar – there is a tutor for you. It’s important to make sure that you are aware of your own guitar playing goals and then to make sure that you clearly communicate these to your tutor. This is when using a Superprof tutor is helpful because you could get your first lesson for free which of course is a valuable opportunity to discuss your goals as well as to find out more about your potential guitar teacher, their background and playing experience.

There’s no doubt that learning how to play the guitar with a private tutor is extremely beneficial, not only do you have someone solely focused on your strengths and weaknesses, but you are able to progress at a pace that is comfortable for you and at a time and place that is convenient for you too.

Make sure that you choose a tutor that is suited to your preferred style of guitar playing, your level of skill and your affordability. Remember that personality goes a long way too, especially when you will be spending so much one-on-one time together, so make sure that you connect well as this will make your whole experience so much more enjoyable.

Types of Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Music styles and indeed, types of guitar playing are very different. Fortunately, in Cape Town there is so much on offer, here are some of the types of guitar lessons for beginners you could expect to find:

  • Acoustic guitar lessons online
  • Beginner electric guitar lessons via webcam
  • Music theory for guitar
  • Metal, rock and blues beginner guitar lessons

One of the other great things about using a Superprof guitar teacher is that the more they are used, the more students rate their work. These endorsements or reviews can certainly help you when looking for the right tutor.

Play, Play, Play!

You have heard the old cliché before, ‘practice makes perfect’ but this could not be more true when it comes to mastering any musical instrument. Whether you are a total beginner learning your guitar chords, or whether you are wanting to perfect riffs like Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water or those played by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, guitar playing takes time, practice and dedication.

Finally, if you want your guitar playing to pay off, then it doesn’t matter whether you use free internet resources online, whether you join a music school or sign up with a private tutor -  at the end of the day in the words of Eddie Van Halen, you need to “play, play, play and play!”

What do you want to learn?