Guitar Lessons

Students love coming to guitar! With teachers who are fun and encouraging, our number one goal at the studio is to make lessons a positive and fun experience for students. 

Watch your child build confidence while having fun and developing a unique skill.

 

Or imagine being able to sit down and play your favorite songs for your family and friends during the holidays, with ease and enjoyment!

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During lessons each week, students are guided and coached towards achieving their goals, whether that's learning how to play Bach or Justin Bieber! 

What ages do you accept?

 

We love teaching both children and adults, from beginning to advanced students.

 

Students can begin learning guitar at the age of 5 years old. ​

What Styles Do You Teach?

Our guitar teachers have training in various styles of music and can teach chords, strumming, finger style, classical, rock, jazz, or pop.

In lessons students learn:

  • How to read sheet music

  • Understand and play various rhythms

  • Proper hand shape and technique

  • How to hold the guitar

  • Chords 

  • Finger Style and/or Strumming

  • Music Theory as it applies to their music

Just like being able read lends itself to a whole world of knowledge, reading sheet music opens up a whole world of music! 

How often and how long are lessons?

 

Lessons are generally once a week and we offer 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute time slots. The lesson length that is ideal will depend on the age of the student and their goals. For young beginning students under the age of 10, a thirty-minute is ideal. For older or more advanced students, we generally recommend a longer lesson time to allow time for more questions, discussions, and cover more repertoire. 

We recommend consistent weekly lessons. Consistency is one of the most powerful habits for students to develop for musical success.

 

Coming to lessons every week ensures that students don't lose ground on the progress they've made and that bad habits don't have time to take hold. 

Lesson Times

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday:

Evening

 

Saturday: Mornings & Early Afternoon.

 

Closed Sundays
 

What progress should I expect? 

For experienced students, your teacher will be getting a sense of your learning style, goals, and making a plan for your learning path and keep building upon the experience you already have. 

While everyone learns and understands musical concepts at a different pace, here is a general guideline for the progress beginning students should expect to make:

  • During your first few months, lessons will be all about setting the foundation. Lessons are generally focused on the basics of guitar technique and an introduction to note reading and rhythms.

 

  • After 3 months, a beginning student should be able to read easy sheet music, understand simple rhythms and chords, play with a steady beat, and have completed several songs. 

 

  • After 6 months, students should be starting to have relative ease with reading their sheet music or playing chord shapes and starting to master basic techniques and coordination and may begin branching into learning music of interest in addition to the method books.

Do I need a guitar?

 

Yes, you will need to have an instrument to bring to lessons. 

Guitars are not too expensive. You can get a decent starter guitar for around $100. More or less depending on if it's new or used. 

Guitars come in Acoustic, Classical, and Electric. If you plan to play finger-style guitar and traditional classical music, then a classical guitar would be the ideal choice. For rock, pop, or any other genre, musicians typically use an Acoustic or Electric guitar.

But what if...

We've often heard reasons why a student thinks they can't learn an instrument:

 

  • My fingers are... too short, too long, and even too fat! 

  • Too old

  • No time

  • I have... learning difficulties, short memory, bad eyesight

 

But we're here to tell you that very little will prevent you from being able to learn an instrument if it's your wish.

 

Let us help you overcome your barriers and make music for yourself! 

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