Ages 7+

The guitar is a versatile and creative instrument and this course is designed with that in mind. Guitar students can learn to read music, read from TAB, and play by ear. Plenty of fun extras such as, play-along multimedia and drum samples make for a more complete learning experience. Our guitar teachers are professionals who bring their own intense musical training, passion, and years of performing and studio experience to every lesson. To play like a pro, you need to learn from a pro; it’s as simple as that!

Modern electric or acoustic guitar? This is a difficult choice for many students new to guitar. Sure the electric guitar has the instant “cool” factor but the acoustic is a wonderful instrument with a gorgeous sound. Ultimately the most important thing here is choosing whichever most excites the young student but know that you do not need to bring your guitar to your first lesson. If you don’t have one yet this is fine. Consider getting the input of your new teacher first who may be able to help guide you. Also, remember that you can rent-to-own a guitar rather than purchasing one outright. Just ask!

We have helped a lot of students hone their guitar skills in Etobicoke over the past 18 years. Most of our students have been very open and receptive to what we teach and have been able to make significant strides in their abilities. Some people who have self-taught themselves with the guitar might wonder or question why they need to take guitar lessons. We would like to outline some of these mistaken beliefs.

I Can Play By Ear

You can only get so far by playing by ear. If you don’t have the theory to back it up, there is only so far you can go. We recognize there are some people that have so much natural talent, this might not apply to them, but for 99% of us, the theory and lessons help provide the kind of foundation you need to play and excel at a higher level.

Theory Could Curb My Creative Abilities

Studying the right and correct way will not hurt, but actually support your creative juices. In the worst case scenario, you can just take what you think is good from theory lessons and apply where needed. Many of today’s rock stars, afraid of losing their “street cred”, hide their extensive backgrounds in professional music training and musical theory. However, get them alone and they would surely admit what a critical role it played in the foundation of who they are today. You gotta walk before you can run!

I Can Teach Myself

Would you teach yourself how to fly an airplane? Would you teach yourself how to design and develop a website? Trial and error can only get you so far. Having an instructor can help you hone your skills faster and more efficiently. Even the greatest composers who had the most amount of natural talent didn’t learn alone.

Also consider the feedback you will receive from an instructor. Many times we are more interested in hearing our opinions coming from others rather than hearing their honest opinions. A good teacher will be open and honest with you about your progress and will also be prepared to help guide you step by step on the path to becoming the kind of guitar player you want to be.

I can just get what I need online

Although the internet has a lot of great instructional videos, they won’t get you there alone. A great instructor will help you make sure you are practicing correctly. For example, many people when trying to learn something on their own will make the same mistake eight times and then get it right once. Although getting it right is great, you need to get to the point where you can get it right without having to think about it. An inexperienced student that doesn’t have the right guidance might get it right once and move on, not realizing that they aren’t there yet.

We hope some of these things we have shared with you will help you out. If you happen to be looking for a guitar teacher in Etobicoke, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. Our teachers are ready to help you get started on becoming a better player today!