Guitar Lessons Overview
Guitar lessons with an instructor is the quickest way to learn proper techniques, theory, and also can help prevent bad habits from developing. Having a guitar instructor is beneficial in that they can show you in "real-time" how a song, lead lick, or scale should be played; as other methods of learning can't see if you are playing something correctly or not!
Group Classes for Beginners
These small classes provide an introduction to study in an engaging and supportive group setting. Students learn the fundamentals of guitar study, including instrument technique and music reading. Classes explore a variety of music styles through group and solo playing or singing and participate in NCA concerts. Teachers facilitate the transition to individual study in the second year.
Group Classes for Intermediates
These small classes will allow students to not only thoroughly study guitar ensemble repertoire will also offer many opportunities for building solo repertoire. Dedicated students are able to prepare for competitions and juries in a group class, just as well as they would in private lessons.
*Students taking guitar as a second or third instrument should take guitar in a group setting to ensure ease.
Ukulele is a similar instrument to the guitar but is easier to play for young students. It's smaller and the strings are easier to press down. Plus, they sound amazing and are very popular in music right now!
Our ukulele instructors teach folk, country, reggae, and rock-n-roll styles — and classical too. Beginners work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory, and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. We employ a variety of ukulele method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring smartphones or CDs to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.