(AGES FIVE AND UP)
Our guitar instructors teach rock, blues, country, pop, jazz, and classical styles on both electric and acoustic guitars. Beginners work on chords and tablature, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, rhythm, ear training, and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory, and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. Private lessons are move at the pace of each student and our educators take the time to learn each student's learning style. We employ a variety of guitar method materials and apps, and teachers may utilize books based on the student's needs and preferences. Some educators may encourage students to bring smartphones to record lessons, or for listening to their favorite tunes as we learn together.
In addition to weekly private lessons, the study plan also includes regular group classes each quarter. All students (not including Zoom students) will participate in group lessons. During group weeks, the group class will take the place of the private lesson. See your instructor for the dates for group lesson weeks. Times will be scheduled by the instructor. The classes are grouped by students of similar age and/or level and provide a social environment for group activities that may include performance, coaching and feedback, music theory related learning and games, ear training, ensemble playing, rhythm activities, and creative expression. Students will also have the opportunity to perform for each other in an informal setting called, "Forums" that take place in each term. There is no additional charge for the extra time on group weeks.
Guitar 101: Group Classes
Guitar 101 is an introductory class for beginner guitar players. Each class is one hour in length and features several guitar topics and explores a variety of music literature & genres. This enriching group experience includes the basics of guitar, history of guitar, reading music for guitar, music theory implementation, group and solo pieces, open jam sessions, and more!
Students will need to bring their own instrument, and our instructor will send you more details on any course materials (books, guitar accessories, etc.) that may be needed.
This class meets once a week for one hour.
Please send us a message if you're interested or would like to learn more!
Guitar 101: Class Times
Classes Available in 3 units by age.
Ages 5 & 6 | Mondays, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Ages 7-13 | Mondays, 5:00PM-6:00PM
Ages 14-17 | Mondays, 6:00PM-7:00PM
What’s the #1 reason to study guitar at Market Street?
Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
What styles of guitar do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country, and classical guitar – on electric and acoustic guitars.
What will I learn from guitar lessons at the Conservatory?
Beginner guitar students can expect to work on chords, strumming, rhythm, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenge or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song.
We use a variety of guitar method books, online resources, and apps to assist in education. We encourage students to bring their smartphone or tablet to record or to use helpful apps that the teacher may recommend. Please check with your instructor about needed materials for your lesson.
Do I need to purchase a guitar to learn the instrument?
Students will need to purchase their own instrument for studying guitar. If you currently are considering a guitar purchase and need recommendations, our instructors are happy to help! You can email Corryne about recommendations anytime! We also do an inspection of your instrument at the first consultation (to check for tuning issues, or if the guitar needs new strings, etc.) Depending on the age of the student, different guitar sizes should be considered.
Corryne believes it is important to craft each lesson to meet the individual student’s learning needs, along with developing their particular musical style, while also becoming a well-rounded musician. Corryne has a strong and diverse background in education and performance. She uses these gifts to excite and train her students for a variety of performance possibilities, while also creating a safe space for mistakes and growth.
Ages: Corryne has worked with and taught musicians of all ages and musical abilities and backgrounds. She begins guitar lessons with students as young as 5 years old, and has several adult guitar students.
For more information, you can email her directly at email@example.com