Guitar/Bass Lessons For Children And Adults
This is an incredibly fun music experience that will have the student coming back for more.
Looking for SUCCESS and LEADERSHIP skills for your child? Studies show 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. Adult lessons too!
• Learn to play the music you love!
• $29.00wk/60 minute group class, once a week for beginners ages 7-11 & 12-16
• $44.00wk /30 minute private lesson, once a week for ages 7- adult
• Open seven days a week!
• Performances 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.
• We will match you with one of our many amazing teachers, and we have the right lesson spot for you! (scroll down for more info).
Call today 214.436.4058 and speak to a Lesson Specialist.
What’s the #1 reason to learn guitar at FSMPA?
Our teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal goals and helping you to achieve them, and we incorporate all the details into our weekly lesson (ex. music theory and sight reading into your music lessons) right along with helping you learn your favorite part of music.
Our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the styles that you want to learn. This ensures that YOU get to choose what your goals are and meet them in a way that works best for you.
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!
How qualified are your guitar instructors?
With over 45 teachers, all with University training and/or professional performance experience - you can be confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs.
What will I learn from guitar lessons at FSMPA?
Beginner guitar students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books, and encourage students to learn their favorite tunes. Plus, teachers have an iPad in every studio to incorporate fun learning apps and sample video examples, etc.
Do I need to purchase a guitar to learn the instrument?
To learn in your lesson and to practice at home, you will need a guitar (for your convenience, students can use one of ours at their first lesson). We have a list of music stores you can purchase from, but the choice is yours. Most acoustic guitars start around $89.00.
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
• Guitar Song Book
• Chord Book
• Ensemble Book
• Note Speller/Theory Book
• 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 accompaniment
• Jam, chart out pop songs, etc.
• Parent questions and assignment clarification
Lab classes will be ON-CAMPUS, IN-PERSON CLASSES ONLY!! Our Group Lab Classes do not have a virtual option for the 2021-22 school calendar year. Private lesson students will still have the option of virtual lessons. Students who would like a virtual option can join a private lesson series.
Also, our teachers have requested that students who register for the Judged and Graded School Events are attending on-campus (not virtual).
This is for: Theory Test (group music students through level 4, and all private music students)
Achievement Graduations (private students all levels)
PRIVATE GUITAR/BASS LESSONS
Ages 6 to adult
In a private guitar/bass 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 yearly Music Theory Test (optional graded event) and Achievement Graduation (optional judged event).
Private Guitar/Bass Lessons Basics:
30, 45, or 60 Minute Weekly Lessons
• Scale Book, or Technique Warm-ups
• Method Books (lesson book with track)
• Supplementary Books (performance, pop, jazz, and seasonal)
• Chart Downloads
• 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.