Private Guitar Lessons: 1-on-1

Learning the guitar is fun, and getting really good is even more fun. Join my ongoing lessons and watch your teen excel!
Nicholas Carothers
4 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 4 learners

30 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learner per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Fri May 27

Meets Once per week
2pm - 2:30pm

Next on Mon May 30

Meets Once per week
3:30pm - 4pm

Next on Wed Jun 1

Meets Once per week
2pm - 2:30pm

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Class Experience

Appropriate learning goals in music always depend upon child’s experience, skill level, and interests.  All students will learn important guitar concepts such as chords, melodies, riffs, soloing, correct fingering, and strumming techniques.  Students will also learn how to read guitar music and learn songs using Guitar Tablature, which is the world standard for reading music on guitar.  Upon request, I also teach music theory, standard music notation, improvisation/jamming, and singing along while playing guitar.
I’m a full-time music teacher, and I operate private-lesson studios in South Central Pennsylvania.  I’ve developed a guitar curriculum that has been circulated world-wide, and I’ve trained other teachers in the most effective scope and sequence for teaching guitar.  I possess a comprehensive knowledge of music theory and have scored songbooks for multiple instruments, including guitar, ukulele, flute, recorder, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, violin, and cello.  

As a multi-instrumentalist, I also have extensive live-performance experience in venues such as night clubs, casinos, vineyards, country clubs, and music festivals. I’ve participated in a number of bands and studio sessions, and I’m fluent in a variety of musical genres including rock, pop jazz, blues, folk, classical, reggae, metal, fingerstyle, and more.
After each lesson, students will receive learning materials and related assignments to practice for the next week’s lesson.  Learning materials will be in printable form (PDF), and/or audio practice tracks (Mp3/WAV), and will be posted to the classroom.
I provide everything needed for learning; all that is required of the student is to have a GUITAR and TUNER.  If you are interested in lessons and need advice on purchasing a guitar or tuner, please message me, and I’ll be happy to assist.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I provide student assessments upon parent request.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Nicholas Carothers
Lives in the United States
Private Music Teacher
4 total reviews
4 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I’m Nicholas Carothers and I’m a full-time private music teacher.  I operate lesson studios in South Central Pennsylvania, where I teach multiple instruments including guitar, bass and ukulele.  I enjoy working with all ages and teach children... 
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