"One of my impossible dreams is to accompany any song I sing with the guitar. Playing and practicing guitar makes me feel younger" - Joan Kiehm
Students must have an acoustic guitar. We recommend a classic guitar. Rent or purchase.
An Interactive Program
Each student learns solos, duets, trios and chords in small groups or private lessons as they master the fundamentals including ear training, reading and technique. The material is straightforward and user friendly. Each semester advances to a greater level of proficiency and fun!
The Advantage of Semesters
There are three continuing sessions in a year with break weeks between each semester so students may continue their studies year-round.
Our students pay less than other places because they are not paying for the break weeks. Students at other highly rated studios must pay monthly year-round to keep their spot in the teachers schedule.
The break weeks also give students time off from lessons; and for school age children and their parents time to adjust to the Fall and Spring schedules.
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These sessions are offered starting later than the regular sessions to accommodate students that enroll after our regular classes begin or in the summer for school aged students.
Electronic Tuner (battery included) $20.00
We have selected the best and easiest to use tuner so that the student can keep the guitar in tune from the beginning.
Foot Stand $15.00
This is used to elevate the left leg so that the guitar is in the best possible positioning and the student does not have to use the hands to hold the guitar in place. The hands and fingers are freer to play correctly.
Book & Practice Downloads $28.00
Guitar Academy by Stephen and Joellen Miller is a user-friendly format that is clear and easy to understand. It includes folk tunes, solo pieces, blues and classical. Practice tracks (downloads) provide an extra support in learning the music and are easy to follow and play along with at home.
Each level also includes a chord book that teaches not only how to strum chords, but also rhythm patterns and the individual notes inside the chords.