Lessons: What to expect
Beginners • 30 minutes
A balance between structure and fun: young beginners learn good technique, simple songs, and basic chords. They develop their creativity through sound games and playing by ear.
Intermediate • 30 – 45 minutes
After learning the basics, students can choose to continue classical training or to explore other styles of music. They will develop their sight reading and learn more complex pieces and technique.
Advanced • 45 – 60 minutes
After several years of study, students will learn advanced instrumental techniques and more complex pieces. They will practice performance techniques and learn more about advanced tone production. Students will also learn music history, ear training, and music theory.
Adults & Teens
Beginners • 30 – 45 minutes
Students will learn good position and technique to apply to music they are interested in learning. You will learn how to practice efficiently, how to read music, and basic music theory based on your interests.
Int. / Adv. • 45 – 60 minutes
Students will delve deeper into the style of music they enjoy, and develop their technique. Some students choose to learn more advanced classical repertoire, and others learn songs by ear and improvisation. Or both!
Former Guitarists • varies
For adults who used to play guitar want to start back up again. We’ll start by improving technical issues you may have had when you were first learning, and keep building from there. With time and practice, you’ll be sounding better than when you left off!
Performers • Ages 12 and up, 60+ minutes
For highly motivated students who want to be challenged, this program will help you prepare for entrance auditions to CEGEP, university, or youth orchestras, and competitions. You will be coached and prepared in advanced repertoire as well as performance techniques.
“Guitar lessons with Gabriel are always fun. He is a patient and methodical teacher and explains things very clearly. He makes classical music so interesting, and I have seen a lot of progress this year learning guitar. I highly recommend Gabriel if you are looking to learn guitar!”
-Lauren P, adult guitar student