Guitar Lessons Instructors and Prices:
Kenny Williams, Brett Ecklund, Tommy Benson & John Van Wie
$35 per 1/2 hour with purchase of 4
One on One – once a week
Guitar Lesson Types:
Acoustic Guitar Lessons:
All elements of acoustic guitar playing including flat pick strumming, travis picking and classical approaches to finger picking.
Classical Guitar Lessons:
A preparatory study in the classical techniques using the “Carcassi Method”. Available beginner to advanced.
Bass Guitar Lessons:
All elements of beginner and advanced including chord theory, slap & pop and learning how to read tablature and notated music.
Electric Guitar Lessons:
Electric guitar styles from The Beatles to full on Heavy Metal with an emphasis on theory and techniques, chords and musical notation (if desired). Taught through songs and exercises.
Campfire Guitar Lessons:
This is for those of you who have no desire to be the next rock star on the map. Campfire Guitar Lessons are geared towards the guy or girl who just wants to sit around the campfire at the beach and sing along with songs like “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Hotel California”, “Margaritaville” or maybe your favorite Beatles song. They also include a little bit of technique on how to play lead guitar with your buddies with an emphasis on having fun!
How to select a guitar for a child:
When selecting a guitar for a child, it is essential that the instrument obtained is not too big for the student. In many cases, nylon strings will be easier for the student to begin on; however, many students do begin successfully on steel strings. For most children, I recommend a student size or a three quarter size guitar. In addition, you must make certain that the guitar neck is not too wide. This is especially important if you are going to start the student on a nylon string guitar. Many nylon string guitars have very wide necks.
Kenny’s Music Store can assist you in selecting the right guitar. Be sure to bring the student in and let the student hold the instrument to see if it is manageable. It is a good idea to check the strings to make certain that they are not too high off the fingerboard at the nut, or first fret.
Also, your guitar music teacher may help you check whether or not there are string buzzes on up the neck and whether or not the guitar plays in tune on up to about the 7th or 8th position. Most of the student model guitars being made today are of a very good quality and many of the problems which used to plague beginning guitarists are no longer a concern.