Guitar Lessons For Children And Adults
Choose from group guitar lab classes for beginners, private guitar, ukulele and bass lessons.
This is an incredibly fun music experience that will have the student coming back for more.
Researchers agree that learning to play an instrument improves test scores, helps students with higher math achievement, builds self confidence, improves coordination and problem-solving, increases fine motor development and much more – including fostering the basic intrinsic value of developing a love and joy for the arts and music.
Performances are available for each level of study.
PLUS: Join our Practice Club with weekly prizes and chances to win a local area gift card twice each year.
Guitar Lab Classes
Two age groups offered:
7-11 year olds, 12-16 years old
These are introductory guitar classes for beginners with up to six students in each class. We focus on learning to tune the guitar, reading music, melody playing, chords and strumming, basic skills and techniques, and ensemble playing. Students use a songbook plus a music workbook. Since the classes are designed for students to progress at their own pace, the teacher helps each student individually for a portion of the class, and we also play together in ensemble (great for building listening skills and steady rhythm). Parent Performance Days are scheduled throughout the year, and the teacher will assess the student’s progress and recommend private guitar lessons at the appropriate time. Students bring their acoustic or electric guitar to class.
Guitar Lab Basic Class Activities:
55 Minute Class, 5 Minutes Parent Time Class Materials: Guitar Song Book, Chord Book, Ensemble Book, Note speller/Theory Book.
- Tuning – developing an ear for tuning, using a tuner, etc.
- Technique, warm-ups, chords, strumming
- Individual learning and assignments at students level
- Workbook at the table (theory book, or guitar note speller)
- Review songs in books with teacher accompaniment or CD
- Jam, chart out pop songs, flash card games, etc.
- Parent questions and assignment clarification
Classes are designed for students to progress at their own pace. Students receive supplementary books during the year when they are ready to move ahead.
PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS
Ages 6 to adult
In a private guitar lesson, the teacher has the opportunity to help the student individually for the entire lesson time, and structures each lesson personally for the student depending on their skill level and goals. We teach all styles of music, from the traditional method series teaching approach, to playing by ear and improvisation, through the classics, popular, blues, jazz, ragtime, contemporary – you name it!
Private guitar and bass students are welcome to perform at our Coffee House Shows, MusicFest (optional), take the Music Theory Test (graded event) and Achievement Graduation (judged event).
Private Guitar Lessons Basics:
30, 45, or 60 Minute Weekly Lessons
- Scale Book, or Technique Warm-ups
- Method Books (lesson book with cd/midi disk)
- Supplementary Books (performance, pop, jazz, and seasonal)
- Sheet Music (several chosen per year)
- Repertoire Books
- Note Speller or Theory Book (Theory Test-optional)
Private guitar and bass lessons are designed for students to progress at their own pace. Students/parents have input about the style and genre of music they would like to work on. Parent is welcome to observe the lessons, or learn to play right along with the student FREE.