Music and Guitar Program
For Ages 3-6, this program offers an opportunity for younger children to experience the foundational skills of music and begin to engage with the guitar.
Private Lessons - 30 min. lessons are $20 per lesson times the number of lessons in a semester.
Those starting later in a session can pay a pro-rated tuition for the remaining lessons of the term.
Group meeting - The child may attend an additional group meeting after the first semester that begins later in the session after their first semester of private lessons. Tuition is $10 per class usually for ten weeks. The group session is important for developing the interactive abilities of each child expanding on all the songs and elements of the private lesson. Students form an ensemble playing chords, melodies and accompaniment patterns to develop engaging and lively arrangements.
Structured movement activities that are fun yet designed to learn important skills are followed by a gradual introduction to the guitar. The musical movement activities introduce the music that students eventually will learn to play on the guitar.
This program prepares the student for our children's program (ages 7-9)
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-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.
New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children by Sonia Michelson (includes practice audio tracks)
This book will last for at least one year of study with five levels.
This method is time tested, innovative, and has proven successful in imparting essential concepts of 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.