Guitar Instruction


A well-developed structure for fun and achievement

With the Childbloom approach to lessons, your child will have fun learning the guitar. Our small group classes of two to four students allow participants camaraderie and ensemble interaction while also receiving individual attention and developing solo playing skills. The curriculum and teaching techniques we use have been developed over the last 35 years specifically for working with young students, with trained and experienced instructors teaching directly to each student's development level. In addition, parents are invited to be involved in the lessons and are given tools to help with the learning process at home. As a result, we have a high student retention rate because our students are given clear, consistent, and achievable goals for successful musical experiences.

Technique

Students are taught a classical fingerstyle approach to guitar that uses both left and right hands equally, as it is a style that does not limit their ability to improve. All our instructors are well-schooled in guitar technique and are periodically reviewed to ensure that all students are exposed to consistently high-level instruction. Students learn songs in a variety of music styles, with a focus on both ear training and developing music reading skills.

Performance

Student recitals and concert events occur several times a year, allowing your child to perform in front of enthusiastic, supportive audiences. All performances are voluntary. In addition to recitals, student performance ensemble opportunities are available for motivated students. To view our upcoming performances, see our Events section.

Benefits

  • Foundation of proper playing technique
  • Learning to read music and understand music theory
  • Developing a lifelong skill
  • Experiencing group music making
  • Exposure to a wide variety of music styles
  • Developing solo playing skills
  • Voluntary performance opportunities