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GUITAR LESSONS FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS

Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Santa Clara, San Jose, CA

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Sunnyvale (408) 616-7777 · Mountain View (650) 254-0777 · Milpitas (669) 252-0277

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Why should I take Guitar lessons?

Our guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in many styles including rock to jazz, classical, pop, Spanish and chording.

Many of our teachers actively perform in bands. Our guitar teachers have college or university music degrees so they know how to teach the proper theory and technique no matter if a student is interested in metal or in classical. Guitar lessons at our schools are enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians in a rock band setting (summer camps) put together by the instructors or how to perform solo in one of our recitals.

No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the teachers to help you. Typically a student would be 6 and-a-half years old before starting guitar lessons, due to their hand size, but some younger students start with a junior sized guitar. Our private guitar lessons are one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour.

Our group guitar lessons are meant for students who are motivated by, or just enjoy working as part of a team. The social interaction helps these students stay motivated and challenged in a supportive, friendly environment. Each class is a 45 minute session and is limited to just 8 students per class.

The class room is set up as a guitar workshop with each student bringing his or her own guitar to the class each week. Students can choose either acoustic or electric guitars for their class. Students will either progress into the next group level or into private lessons. These classes are meant for beginner level students. Group guitar classes are offered for students ages 7-12

WHY LEARN GUITAR?

Guitars are nearly ubiquitous in modern music, showing up in jazz, rock, pop, country, and other styles of music. As such, they are very versatile instruments.

Countless studies sing the developmental praises of learning a musical instrument, with benefits (eighteen of which can be found here) as wide ranging as better memory and improved math skills.

Learning guitar, in particular, can teach students chord progression and other fundamentals of musical theory alongside musical benefits that come from studying other instruments. It’s easy to begin playing the guitar, but there are always new techniques for advanced students to master.

Acoustic, Electric, Bass – How do I choose?

A lot of it depends on what kind of music you or your child wants to play and what your (child’s) musical experience is. An acoustic guitar is typically made of wood, and doesn’t require an amplifier or other electronic components. It’s probably what you think of when you first think “guitar.” If you’re just starting out, learning acoustic guitar is a great foundation. From flamenco music and lyric guitar songs, to folk music and rock solos, it’s all played on the acoustic guitar.

But maybe you’re ready to plug in and rock out with your band. Maybe electric guitar lessons are for you. Electric guitars can be heard just about everywhere you turn. They’re a staple of rock and pop music, but in the right hands are no less versatile than their acoustic brethren.

But what is a bass? A bass is the guitar’s deeper-ranged cousin, an essential piece of any rock band or jazz group. It (usually) only has four or five strings (compared to six on the guitar), but is larger overall. Basses are incredibly versatile instruments that can go from providing the heart and groove in a group setting to headlining a solo show.

Of course, like most things choosing which instrument to play (or what class to take) ultimately comes down to what gets the student excited. Does your child want to try out the bass? Go for it! Prefer rhythm guitar? That’s great too!

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