Children's Program (ages 7-9) Private lessons on Zoom.
Renee LaReau - Mom and professional. "MGA instructors are kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. My 9 year old son has taken lessons at MGA since age 4 (including online) and it's been a great experience. He's learned reading and to play well with confidence and skill. He now can also branch out to any other styles he wants."
A nylon string classic guitar is required. Children sizes are available to rent or purchase.
For children we use singing, note reading and ear training in a step- by-step approach that is fun and engaging. Another outstanding feature of this program is parent participation. The parent or a supporting adult attends each class with their child to help and encourage them as they build confidence and security in their abilities.
An Interactive Program
Each student learns solos and duets 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.
See Enrollment Info
Private lessons $20 per half hour lessons prorated for the semester length at sign-up.
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) Snark "Super Tight" headstock tuner (available on Amazon at t.ly/okAM)
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 (Wooden, recommended for children, on Amazon at t.ly/uOEv)
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.
Guitar Academy for Children, Part I (includes practice audio tracks)
This book will last typically for at least one year of study.
This methods are time tested, innovative, and proven successful in imparting essential abilities in musicianship and classic guitar performance to children. A realistic approach to early childhood education inspired by the writings of both Suzuki and Kodaly.
If you have questions please contact us before enrolling at 574-255-9343 or contact us.