Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Ukulele is a similar instrument to the guitar, but is easier to play for young students. They are smaller and the strings are easier to press down. Plus, they sound amazing and are very popular in music right now!
Our teachers can even help you with guitar repair: such as the set up of your guitar or replacing your strings!
At what age do you start ukulele and guitar lessons?
We start ukulele at age five, guitar at age six. We teach all ages, including adults.
Do I have to bring a ukulele or guitar to the first lesson?
No. Since guitars come in many sizes, like shoes, it's best to attend the first lesson for a "fitting" by your teacher. The Academy has 1/2-size and 3/4 size models for you to test.
Can I rent a guitar or ukulele?
Yes, see our Instrument Rental page for more information on our rental program!
Guitar & ukulele lessons are first come, first served so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR GUITAR LESSONS?
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.
We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.
A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child. The main reason to choose the Academy as your guitar lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.
If you enroll here for guitar lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH?
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.
ARE YOUR GUITAR INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED? Our guitar teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as St. Olaf College, Kent State University, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan), and most have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.