Guitar Lessons
in Ventura, CA
& on Skype

Learn how to play guitar
like you’ve always wanted

Guitar Lessons with Melody Bird — Ventura, CA & Skype

“Learning how to play the guitar has brought so much to my life. It is my passion to help spread joy through music and guitar lessons.”
Melody Bird

What are your goals
for guitar lessons?

If you prefer, feel free to call:
(805) 479-1635

Fingerstyle Guitar, Folk, Blues, and More…

I’d love to teach you how to play just like I do in my fingerstyle songs, but we can learn any style you wish. Whether you want to strum, pluck, pick, chill, or party, we will set the mood just right.

Hour Long Guitar Lessons

30 minute lessons are just too short. Take the time to tune up, warm up, review the previous lesson, learn something new, go through it several times, and still have time left to just jam and have some fun.

Adult and Teens

It’s never too late to learn guitar. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from my students how refreshing it is to take a break from the week and to just make some music.

Learn Your Favorite Songs and Write or Arrange Your Own

Got some songs you want to sing around the campfire? Wish you could create your own version of a Beatles song? Have a melody or some lyrics stuck in your head that you want to put chords to? I’ll be right there with you to do it all.

Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons
Acoustic Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Learn How to Improvise and Jam

In my opinion, the two most important things for any music is to, one, learn to play songs from start to finish, and two, to be able to jam, improvise, and communicate musically with other musicians. I can have you taking guitar solos within your first couple of lessons.

Learn Theory in Context

Learning theory can get stuffy and intimidating really quick. Rather than teach songs and theory separately, I do my best to integrate the two together. When you learn a song in the key of G, we will learn about the key of G at the same time. You can see an example of that in my video series Coloring in the Open Chords. Check out this video on the Key of G.

Skype Guitar Lessons

There is no better place to learn how to play the guitar than in the comfort of your own home. Relax after a long day of work, skip the traffic, take off your shoes, have a drink, and let’s make some music.

Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons

It all starts with
saying “hi”

If you prefer, feel free to call:
(805) 479-1635

Guitar Lessons with Melody Bird
5.0
Based on 14 reviews
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Summer Baldwin
Summer Baldwin
15:54 03 Aug 18
Melody is the absolute best instructor I've ever had over the years. She was able to teach me new techniques, reach the... basics I'd long since forgotten, and develop a teaching regimen that suited my tastes. She was always able to explain why and how the musical techniques fit into song making and development and had no problem teaching me more than the playing aspect of the instrument but also music theory behind it all. If I ever was able to pick up guitar again I would go back to her in a heartbeat!read more
donald L. cady
donald L. cady
15:57 31 Jul 18
For those students that want to learn ''finger style Guitar playing'' you will not fine a better teacher & Guitar... picking stylist than Melody Bird for this style of play but be willing to work hard because this method takes a lot of time & practice.....but it is worth every minute......read more
Paul Mithra
Paul Mithra
04:17 31 Jul 18
I have learned more and enjoyed playing with her so much it is hard to explain. As a teacher she seems to know exactly... what I need to learn and makes it an interesting challenge. She could not be a better teacher, she makes me want to be a better player. I don't know a better player. Wonderful to know someone that enjoys playing as much as she does.read more
Martin Rosenblum
Martin Rosenblum
03:57 31 Jul 18
I have known and have been listening to Melody Bird’s guitar playing for many years. As an accomplished guitarist,... she has such a wide array of musical styles that will always please. As an instructor, her talents convey artistry, patience, and passion, tailor-made to the uniqueness of her students. She doesn’t just teach guitar. She creates an envisionment beyond the lessons!!!read more
G7sus4 Purcell
G7sus4 Purcell
03:31 31 Jul 18
I have found Melody's lessons display her talents as a finger picking guitarist coupled with her special ability to... explain music theory and guitar technique. She has helped my own guitar playing immensely. I am l playing better, and I am better understand what I am doing. Keep these lessons coming, Melody, and thank you!read more
Dustin Coffey
Dustin Coffey
02:40 31 Jul 18
Michelle is an excellent teacher! I’ve been taking lessons with her over a year and have improved in a lot of areas.... Often I like a song and she’ll show me how to play the melody finger style and/or how the artist plays it on the album, and the theory behind the structure all within the hour. She’s super flexible, kind, funny and patient - you never feel self-conscious learning guitar with her or like you’re just another annoying student.read more
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