Guitar Lessons for Kids in Schenectady & Albany, NY
Young students know there's something about the guitar they love, something about it that appeals to them. I give them easy pieces to play right away, using tablature so they can enjoy playing real music on their instrument in their first lesson.
I gradually build in their knowledge of different musical styles and pieces along with musical skills and the basics of a music education - scales, chords, music notation and some ear training and theory - always keeping an ear out to be sure they are enjoying the music they play.
I help students develop good practice habits, working to respect their personal music tastes while expanding their musical horizons and abilities.
Young children need a small guitar to play - Children can start when they are big enough to hold a guitar on their lap, but they can't get their hands around adult-size fingerboards and can't hold them on their laps easily enough to play them. Most guitar or music stores carry a few inexpensive guitars in small sizes, but call to check before you head out. Here's my guide to guitar shopping.