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    Private guitar lessons

Private lessons are available in all areas of music and speech instruction for all ages and levels of development by highly qualified professional teachers and performers with real-life musical experience.

About the guitar

Whether you are looking to learn a few songs to play around a campfire, a beginner looking to pick up a new and fun hobby, or a student looking for a serious career in classical guitar, there is something for you at the Conservatory! Through private lessons we are able to tailor their learning experience with their musical aspirations.

Skills and techniques students will learn include: note reading, technique, scales, chording and theory.


About Suzuki Guitar

Ages 3+

Every child can learn to play the guitar at a high level, even at ages as young as three. In the Suzuki philosophy, children learn how to play guitar the same way they learn to speak their native language.

Listening to recordings of guitar repertoire, parental involvement, group classes, daily practice and encouragement are key elements of the Suzuki method which will contribute to your child's musical fluency. Carefully chosen repertoire will enable your child to build excellent technique and musicianship from a solid foundation of musical awareness.

Studying classical guitar is challenging, so to make it fun we play musical games and learn one step at a time. In addition to weekly lessons, your child will learn from other students in bi-monthly group classes and frequent recitals. These learning opportunities will further your child's playing skills and motivation.

Parental involvement is also critical. That’s why you will attend all your child's classes and be a practice coach at home. In order to prepare you to assume these roles, you will participate in Suzuki training prior to your child's first lessons.


About our private lessons

New students must complete an online lesson placement request form. Conservatory staff or your assigned instructor will contact you directly to assist with your placement for the term.

When choosing a private lesson, you will need to consider:

  • number of lessons
  • length of lesson
  • what time of day you prefer 
  • which day of the week you prefer 

The average instruction per term (fall, winter or summer) is 16-18 hours.

The general rates for private lessons are 30 minutes for $39.50, 45 minutes for $59.25, 60 minutes for $79.00. Rates may vary depending upon the instructor and duration of lesson. 


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