AGES 8 AND UP
Our teachers are experienced musicians and most specialize, to a greater or lesser extent, in the musical style in which they most often choose to perform. A student’s musical taste, however, will almost certainly change as he or she develops musically, so exposure to a diverse range of styles and performers has long-term advantages. Our teachers recognize this, and do not place limits on students by specializing too early. They encourage students to learn the basics of both finger-style and picking, along with chords and reading, always working with the student to give guidance that best fits his or her interests and needs.
Instructors recommend the starting age for guitar to be 8 (sometimes 7) due to physical size and coordination issues. For students younger than this, we suggest starting with a Creative Movement Dance Class. Piano is always an excellent foundation instrument, so starting with a year or two there is always a solid choice, letting your child know they can move to guitar when they are older.