Private Lessons

Daniel Magnolia is taking a hiatus from teaching, but you can contact him for referrals. Please check back for future updates and brief video lessons.


Practice as You Would PerformAre you looking to learn to play the guitar for the first time? Have you been plucking away for years without progress? Do you know your “cowboy” chords, but are confused by music theory? If any of these describe you, I may be able to help.

The guitar may seem simple enough, but it can be a deceptively difficult instrument to learn. It requires both physical strength, high motor coordination and discipline. My approach to teaching is both patient and fun because I want you to learn the skills you need to play the music you love as soon as possible.

Magnolia Guitar Lessons

All major credit cards accepted

All major credit cards accepted

  • 45-minute lessons for ADULTS and CHILDREN ages 9+
  • Children younger than 9-years old may be accepted on a case-by-case basis depending on aptitude
  • Best Choice for Music Nerds: Fun combination of the songs you love and practical music theory to help you understand them
  • Best Option for Aspiring Performers: Singers who want to play or players who want to sing!
  • Personalized lessons include exercises designed to develop good technique and practicing habits (50%), custom designed worksheets and song lead sheets appropriate for your skill level (50%)
  • Lessons can be recorded and provided as digital files FREE of charge (or on CD for a nominal fee)
  • Daytime, afternoon and evening lesson times available by appointment only
  • FREE attendance to The Musicians Workshop
  • Convenient Arlington Virginia studio is close to grocery stores and other amenities
  • Metered and free neighborhood street parking
  • Guitar setup and repair discounts for current students
  • Cash, check and credit card accepted for your convenience
  • 5% discount for pre-paying 4 or more lessons
  • 2% supports local music-based youth organizations
  • Personalized Gift Certificates available
  • $55 per 45-minute lesson

Reserve Your First Lesson!

Cancellation Policy

Lessons cancelled for any reason with less than 24-hour notice is subject to the student’s current full lesson rate and cannot be rescheduled. For more information, please see the Studio Policies.

First Lesson Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with your first lesson, the lesson is free. For more information, please see the Magnolia Guitar First Lesson Guarantee.

Referral Program

Refer a friend and earn a free lesson or guitar setup for yourself!


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