Our guitar instructors teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical styles on both electric and acoustic guitars. Beginners work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with new things to learn each time! We have many different guitar method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring tracks to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.
What’s the #1 reason to study guitar at the Academy?
Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to tailor a plan that fits the student’s needs and learning style. Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set personal goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
What styles of guitar do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical guitar – on electric and acoustic guitars.
How qualified are your guitar instructors?
Our guitar and music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions such as New York University, Berklee College of Music, Bob Cole Conservatory, USC, and Julliard. Many have toured the US and Europe, and bring over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.
What will I learn from guitar lessons at the Academy?
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 technique 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 bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Do I need to purchase a guitar to start on lessons?
Yes, you will need to purchase a guitar. The Academy can help you find the right instrument for your needs!
Are there recitals?
Absolutely! Every October, December and June, our students have the opportunity to perform in world class recital halls. Admission is free, so you can invite all of your family and friends.