We offer guitar lessons for all acoustic and electric guitars. Because each student has different goals, our guitar lessons are customized to the needs of each individual guitar student; and that includes the style of music that the student wants to play, be it classical, rock, jazz, country or pop.
Studies show that there are many benefits to music and guitar lessons, especially in the long term. Therefore, our goal is to keep the students interested, engaged and excited about learning music and playing guitar through many additional fun and educational experiences. We want to develop great musicians out of all our students, including the students that pursue guitar lessons as a hobby or a de-stressing activity.
Our music and guitar lessons are based on the belief that great musicians are extremely good at their instrument, including sight reading, technique, theory and so on; that they have a lot of practical experience, performing on different stages for all kinds of audiences; and finally, that they know how to record and what to do and expect in a recording studio. Our music school is unique in the fact that our lessons are designed to teach all these aspects of musicianship, which a private instructors or other schools do not have the knowledge or facilities to teach.
We also encourage and help our students to perform with other students. This can be accomplished formally through our Rock Band or Bands and Ensembles programs, or informally by finding and performing together with other students at our Student Showcases or other community events.
Guitar Lessons Highlights
Guitar Lessons Prices
The prices for private guitar lessons are:
$35 per 30-min lesson.
$50 per 45-min lesson.
$65 per 60-min lesson.
Below are the monthly costs for a four week month. There is no long term contract; a 30-day notice is all that is required to stop the music lessons.
30 min. Private Music Lessons: $140 per month (4 weeks)
45 min. Private Music Lessons: $200 per month (4 weeks)
60 min. Private Music Lessons: $260 per month (4 weeks)
There is a one time $25 registration fee ($40 per family).
All guitar lessons include:
- Participation in 6 Student Showcases per year, at no extra cost
- Video/audio recording of student’s performances at each Showcase
- Opportunities to sing at events held on the Music Vault Academy’s stage
- Opportunities to sing at nearby community events and festivals
- Recording studio classes
- Production deals (by invitation only)
- Free clinics, shows and events
Guitar Lessons FAQs
What are the benefits of taking guitar lessons?
While it is possible to teach yourself the guitar, taking guitar lessons with a teacher helps you avoid a lot of the pitfalls that plague many self-taught guitarists. There is a reason why some guitarists become better than others. Having a teacher correcting bad habits, showing you the musical reasons for why things work musically and helping you expand your repertoire and technique in various genres is invaluable.
How old does my child should be to start guitar lessons?
Children as young as six can start taking guitar lessons. It is recommended that a student start around the age of seven as they need to be able to focus and have the proper motor skills and dexterity to accomplish their lessons. It really depends on the child.
What do you teach during guitar lessons?
There are many different ways and methods for teaching guitar. Our guitar teacher have found that the best way is to create a curriculum that caters to each student individually. The goal is to get students to start playing songs as soon as possible so that they remain interested and continue to grow as a guitarists. For more advanced students, we would start by making sure that their technique is correct, so that they won’t have problems advancing their skill on the instrument.
Are there different methods for learning guitar? What is the difference and which one is better?
There are many different methods and method books available that different teachers will use. There is no better, only different. Different teachers will swear by different methods but what matters most are the results. The goal is to make each student excited to play and teach them the knowledge and skills needed for them to enjoy themselves and be able to play and make the music that they like.
Do I need to own a guitar to take guitar lessons?
In order for guitar lessons to be beneficial the student needs to practice every day. They would need access to a guitar in order for this to happen.
Our Guitar Teachers
All of our music teachers have many years of teaching, playing and performing experience; with most being graduates of, and having master degrees from, some of the best music conservatories and universities in the country: Harvard University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Boston Conservatory, and University of Southern California. Excellent music instruction and great learning experience are our top priorities and that starts with having the very best music teachers and all the support the school can give them. Our teachers are great with children, adults, beginners or advanced students, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.