The Guitar Academy provides private guitar lessons for ages of 6 and up. We also have a group guitar class called "Guitar Basics" for beginning guitar students and "Rock Starz™" rock band classes for students that would like to play in a band. Whether you want a guitar teacher for rock, blues, jazz, fingerpicking, vocal accompaniment, classical, or most other styles, we've got you covered. All of our guitar teachers not only have the necessary academic musical knowledge, but they are also working professional musicians that regularly play in clubs, casinos, churches, and recording studios both locally and throughout Southern California. Guitar lessons are posted to each student's LessonRewind account for easy review from a computer or mobile device.
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What do I need? Students will need a guitar and guitar picks. For electric guitar students amps are available in lesson rooms for use during lessons. Guitar rentals and beginner Guitar packages are also available.
What to expect? Different stages of learning as well as personal preference will dictate different programs of study, which is why except for beginning students starting at square-one, private instruction is best. Most students will not reach the advanced level of playing, which is fine because not everyone wants to be a professional guitarist. What is important is that each student can go as far as his or her dedication and desire will allow.
Beginner: (for everyone)
- How to tune (and why you need a chromatic guitar tuner)
- Simple technique exercises for proper picking
- Beginning chords
- Beginning strumming techniques
- How to read TAB
- Basic level songs
Intermediate: (tailored to student)
- Further arpeggio / chord development and theory
- Major, minor, and pentatonic scales
- How to read standard music notation
- Performing tips
- Basic soloing concepts
- More complex songs
- Basic Eartraining (play what you hear - you don't always need written music)
Advanced: (tailored to student)
- Advanced chords, progressions, and application
- Advanced arpeggio theory and application
- Advanced scale theory and application
- Advanced soloing
- Advanced reading
- Exploring alternate tunings