Seven years old is about the earliest you want to start a child on guitar. Adults can start at any age! We recommend starting children at the age of five or six on keyboard/piano for a year or two. Then they have a huge head-start when they transition to guitar at the age of seven and it usually goes very smoothly for them.
Guitar is not a difficult instrument to learn if you have a good teacher. In fact, it can be a blast! Many people try to teach themselves and give up quickly because it isn't a very natural instrument when you first pick it up. You need to feel comfortable with your instrument. The guitar needs to be adjusted properly and have the correct strings to minimize discomfort. The way you hold your guitar is critical. Our fantastic guitar teachers can get you up and running quickly!
Most songs have some fun riffs, licks & chords that you can take home with you after your very first lesson! Of course, there are tons of more challenging songs that will take you longer. You will never get bored playing the guitar but you can learn songs you know right away!
Most students take weekly half-hour, private lessons. One hour guitar lessons are also available but generally are only desired by older students. A lesson will start with a brief review of what you have been working on over the previous week followed by new songs, techniques, etc. for you to work on at home until you see your teacher the next time. A professional guitar teacher can give you more than enough to keep you busy for the entire week!
Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Classical, Children's and much more! All of our teachers can teach the most popular styles of guitar and we have some teachers that specialize in styles such as classical, jazz, metal and much more!
Yes. We have guitar teachers that teach beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. All of our teachers are excellent with beginners and we welcome students that have never even picked up a guitar before!
Kids and adult students are encouraged to learn on the type of guitar they are interested in. Although the steel strings on an electric guitar can make the beginners fingertips more sensitive than the nylon strings of an acoustic guitar, either guitar is fine to learn on. The bottom line is which guitar will the student be motivated to pick up and practice between lessons! HERE are two differing opinions for your consideration:
We know this from decades of experience. Electric guitars have smaller strings that are easier to press down on. The strings are also closer to the fingerboard so you don’t have to press as hard. The body of an electric guitar is smaller and thinner so that you can more easily see your fingers. The neck is usually smaller in diameter so that makes it a little easier to play chords.
There are times when starting on an acoustic guitar is the best choice.
1. If you already own an acoustic guitar, go ahead and start lessons on it to make sure that guitar is the “right” instrument for you. Then if you stick with it you can reward yourself with an electric guitar after a few months of lessons.
2. If you are an adult or large teen and you know you want to play acoustic guitar (because that is the sound you like).
Definitely! We hold an annual recital each Spring. All students are invited to participate. There is nothing like the feeling of performing. Some people don't want to perform and just prefer to play for their own pleasure. No problem at all. We understand. But if you wish to show off a bit or add some excitement to your life then our recitals are just what you need. Let's have some fun!