Specialized guitar instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students.
Studio reel of guitar students studying with Nikk May
More Information About Private Guitar Lessons
The studio receives guitar students from across the nation and through varying teaching networks, music programs, and professional referral sources. These guitar students range from modern/contemporary studies, to blues, jazz, praise and worship, classical, soundtrack, and original composers.
Performance-Oriented Guitar Lessons
Though not all guitar students studying privately are mandated to perform, there is a strong emphasis on performance development. Nurturing the essential abilities and intuition that make high level students, private guitar lessons are designed with a student-centered approach to meet students where they are at while simultaneously providing them with the right musical nutrition to build successful skill sets.
Learn To Sing As Well As Speak
Many times, students from other lesson programs have spent 10 or so months preparing the same piece, only being trained to recite music from memory. Though memorization is a valuable skill, this method of teaching unfortunately does not allow students to properly understand, communicate, or essentially develop the fundamental ability to "converse" through music. Instead, it rather trains them much the same as a parrot would be trained to imitate without comprehension. Guitar students studying privately here at the studio are taught the proper forms of all notation from traditional clefs and standard sheet music, to chord building, harmonizing, chart reading, improvisation, composition, and more using practical methods that allow them to effectively communicate on their instrument both as a soloist and as part of a larger group or ensemble.
Applicable Theory For Guitar Lessons
Students taking private guitar lessons at the studio are taught critical elements of music theory beyond that of just scales and rhythm exercises. Students develop comprehensive skills allowing them to "connect the dots" to how music is created as well as learning how to create their own original compositions and guitar masterpieces.
Interpretive Guitar Studies
Private guitar lessons encompass an approach that breaks down ideas such as color and texture, relating these to expressive elements like emotion and intent, and ultimately allowing students to touch and feel sound where the art of creating music becomes a much more tangible experience. Students are taught how to listen to the sound and environments around them, strengthening themselves into becoming better musicians as well as performers.
Looking for "Online" Guitar Lessons? Click below!
Private guitar lessons are offered in-studio as well as online using a professional multi-camera setup. Classes are available for both acoustic guitar and electric guitar styles. Private guitar lessons can also be tailored towards a student's particular interest whether it be lead/improvisation, self accompaniment, reading, charting, building repertoire, or just jammin' and having a good time!
Guitar lesson rates are $60/30 minute session, $90/45 minute session, and $120/60 minute session. Video lessons via Zoom are also available!