Guitar Style and Types
Most guitar students start with a nylon string acoustic guitar (also commonly referred to as a Classical Guitar).
If you have a good teacher in fact, it can be a blast! We are patient with all our beginners and we welcome students that have never even picked up a guitar before! How long will it take me to learn how to play? Most songs have some really fun riffs, licks & chords that you can take home with you after your very first lesson! Of course there are tons of more challenging songs that will take you longer. You will never get bored playing the guitar but you can learn songs you know right away! Should I learn on an acoustic or electric guitar? The majority of kids and adult students are more successful learning on electric guitars. Both types of guitars are similar in price.
This trust encourages self-motivation for students to learn and have discipline. True discipline cannot be imposed, but is gradually developed by consistent practice. We are aware that this is an ongoing process, reinforced at home, with long term benefits in all areas of life. Many people try to teach themselves and give up quickly because it isn’t a very natural instrument when you first pick it up. You need to feel comfortable with your instrument. The guitar needs to be adjusted properly and have the correct strings in order to minimize discomfort. The way you hold your guitar is critical. Our fantastic guitar teachers can get you up and running quickly!
We offer a number of different piano teaching methods and styles including traditional sight reading, playing without learning to read music, chord-based methods, improvisation, songwriting & theory.
Guitar is not a difficult instrument to learn if you have a good teacher. In fact, it can be a blast! We are patient with all our beginners and we welcome students that have never even picked up a guitar before!
Your voice teacher will also be able to see any weak points that a trainer of a choir or group class may not notice. This way, you will avoid developing bad habits that might impede your progress.
Exploring how to take musical ideas and turning them into full songs with songwriting lessons is a rewarding pursuit! To bring your songs to life, you need to find a music school with professional instructors and quality programs.
A professional, critically acclaimed recording artist/singer-songwriter and teacher from Maryland and later New York City. Ms. Brody has been teaching since 1988.
Singing since the age of 5. She has developed Award Winning Talent in the Bay area and has been teaching for 20 years. Her smooth but powerful Vocal Style includes R&B, Rock, Pop and everything in between.
Teaching for over 25 years, her unique teaching style incorporates her specialized degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development with an emphasis in the Childhood Years.
Vince Mellone has been playing guitar for 20 years, inspired to pick up the instrument after hearing The Beatles at age 14. He studied electric guitar with Joe Livoti and then classical guitar with Richard Savino while attending Sacramento State University.
If you are just starting out on the guitar and want to get the basics down, or if you are an experienced guitar player and feeling stuck, we can help you play the music you want to play. If you are a beginning student, we will help you get down all the basics: open chords, chord strumming, single note technique, reading basics and tablature. We will teach you all of these things in a fun and engaging way by showing you classic songs in the guitar repertoire and more. You'll even get to quickly learn some of your favorite songs.