Our Hermosa Beach North and South locations offer guitar lessons for students ages 8 years to adult, of all abilities from beginners to very advanced students. 8 years old is the earliest we recommend for guitar lessons. Guitar playing requires a fair amount of pressure on the fingertips from pressing on the strings. Children under 8 generally have small hands and may find playing uncomfortable. For 4½ – 7 year olds, we do offer Guitar Jr. to get a head start on learning using a smaller guitar. Guitar Jr. is made to introduce the children to beginning theory, playing simple rhythms and songs with a single string and with easy chords.
Our private guitar lessons are one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour. We offer instruction in various styles from rock to classical, jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who wish excel with our 24-level motivational goal system. We have students who want to learn to sing just for fun and students who wish to pursue music studies. Our motivational tokens motivate students to stay on track and progress on note reading, music theory, sight-reading and ear training activities in our private lessons. Students are rewarded at the end of each level with a medal and a digital album containing an archive of themselves performing and recording their favorite songs from the year!
Bass guitar students are generally at least 10 years old.