Ready to learn how to play guitar, bass or ukulele? Ready to expand on your self taught experience with more in depth lead guitar lessons, blues guitar lessons or music theory classes? Enjoy the convenience of in home guitar lessons in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Burbank, Glendale and surrounding areas!
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Steph's guitar lessons for beginners focus on the basics. You will learn basic chords, strumming, learn to read guitar tabs and lots and lots of rhythm! The lessons are designed to help you play or write the styles of music you love by learning songs you pick and enjoy studying. If you are interested in playing rock and metal and want to learn electric guitar, you will learn power chords, barre chords and the pentatonic scale. If you love acoustic and folk styles, Steph has an extensive library of finger picking pieces you can learn.
If your are an intermediate player you can expect to expand your knowledge of the fretboard, learn modes, arpeggios, music theory and a more in-depth study of different techniques including alternate picking, legato, tapping, sweep picking and hybrid picking. You'll learn how to put it all together and play music and solos you never thought possible. Your will learn to better express your melodic ideas and take your creativity to the next level.
If you are already an advanced player, then most likely you have very specific goals and areas you would like to improve upon. We can create specific exercises and plans to help you go further. Whether its music theory, songwriting, recording and production, arranging, specific techniques or just having someone to organize and guide your practice and goals Steph can help you get there. If you are a high school student preparing for a college or scholarship audition sometimes extra classes and attention can make a huge difference.
More Questions? Here's a Q&A of everything you might want to know about learning guitar, bass or ukulele
Where are you located?
Steph travels to her students for lessons so you can learn in the comfort of you own home. She teaches guitar lessons in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood, West LA, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown LA, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, North Hollywood, and pretty much all surrounding areas.
What styles of music do you teach?
Whether you want to learn to play acoustic guitar or learn to play electric guitar, there are many, many styles of music to choose from. Steph teaches everything from beginner acoustic guitar lessons to heavy metal guitar lessons. She can teach and truly enjoys almost all contemporary styles of music including rock, classic rock, pop, metal, jazz and folk. She also is one of the rare guitar instructors that honestly enjoys working with beginners and helping them learn the foundation of music and build confidence in their playing.
Why are lessons so expensive?
Not all lessons are created equal! Part of what makes teaching so rewarding is putting time, energy and thought into each individual student and lesson plan. When a teacher has to teach 30 or 40 students a week to make a living, it leaves them no time for this thoughtful planning. Every student is so different and requires an individual plan and unique exercises and materials.
Do you teach adult guitar lessons? Am I too old to learn guitar?
You can learn guitar at almost any age. Many of Steph's guitar students are adult beginners and she has taught students ranging in age from 5-75 years old! She has had quite a few students who are recently retired and looking for a new hobby.
At what age can my child take guitar lessons?
When it comes to guitar lessons for kids there is no set in stone age to start playing. Typically between 7 and 9 years old is a good place to start. That being said, every child is different! Some take to it very young while others find pressing down the strings and stretching their fingers too difficult until they are a little older.
At what age can my child learn ukulele?
Ukulele you can start leaning a bit younger, maybe even as young as 3 or 4. The strings are easier to press down and there are lesson of them making it a great starter instrument for kids or adults
Do you have to start learning on an acoustic guitar?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Electric guitars typically have thinner strings and necks and are easier to play. There are also great electric guitar starter packs that don't cost a ton of money. Learning how to play electric guitar is a great place to start even if you are a beginner.
How much do I need to practice?
This depends on your goals and lifestyle. Every lesson will end with a manageable practice plan for the week that is designed to fit your life. The minimum amount of practice required to see progress would probably be 3 times a week for 30 minutes but more is recommended. If you cannot put in practice time, learning just wont be fun. Steph will make sure the material you learn is music you WANT to play so practicing won't be a chore.
How quickly will I improve?
The learning curve for guitar really varies from person to person. There is so much that goes into learning an instrument that often a student will excel in one area such as rhythm and strumming but struggle in another area such as switching chords. Every student's path will be different which is why it is so important to have a teacher that doesn't employ a "one size fits all" approach to learning. The one thing that is true is that the more consistently you practice, the faster you will improve
What is your cancelation policy?
We kindly ask you if you cancel with less then 48 hrs notice you pay the full lesson tuition. We will however text you a few days in advance to confirm the lesson.