How it works
Lessons are offered in a quiet and professional office setting with a comfortable waiting area for parents and students. Parents may choose to sit in on the lessons or listen from the nearby waiting area.
Student recitals are held each May and Performance Classes are offered throughout the year. The classes are hosted by Matthew and offer players the option of performing regularly for a supportive audience of fellow students and their families/friends. Lessons are offered Monday-Saturday at flexible times to accomodate adults and homeschool students.
|weekly||30 minute||$90 / month|
|weekly||60 minute||$175 / month|
|one-time||30 minute||$25 / lesson|
|one-time||60 minute||$45 / lesson|
choose your style
Acoustic guitar lessons are versatile, covering pick-style as well as finger-style playing. While the steel-string acoustic guitar is the most common for learners to start on, it can be slightly more demanding on the left hand than other guitar types. The acoustic guitar is the most common choice for those first learning the guitar. It offers "the best of both worlds" in that it is suitable for pick style or fingerstyle. Acoustic guitar players can strum and sing their favorite songs, play lead guitar in almost every style, and fingerpick classical guitar music as well. After playing and studying on an acoustic guitar for a period of time, players will know if they wish to move towards electric or classical/nylon-string guitar.
An amplified version of the steel-string acoustic guitar, the electric guitar often features thinner strings that are easier to press. They are also more responsive to vibrato and bending, which make it the perfect guitar for those interested in playing melodically (soloing), especially in blues. Electric guitar lessons usually focus more on pick-style playing, lead guitar, and improvisation, although traditional fingerstyle and classical music can be played on it as well. Rhythm guitar skills necessary to play or compose popular style music, are also covered. Although the electric guitar has lighter strings and an easier feel, lessons focus on developing the relaxation and control required to create a good tone, as well as speed and fluency.
The original guitar, the classic (or "classical") guitar has nylon or carbon strings (replacing the original gut strings). Lessons on the classic guitar focus more on developing fingerstyle technique, note-reading, and performing musical compositions that originate from present day all the way back through musical history to the early Rennaissance. Although classic guitar technique and repertoire can be learned on any type of guitar, the music really finds its home on the softer strings and their fuller, deeper tone.