Guitar Lesson

Lessons: What to expect

"As a teacher, I strive to teach my students not only good posture and technique, but also a deep passion for music and the guitar. I create an individual lesson plan for each student based on their goals, age, and experience. You will learn how to develop strong technique, listening skills, and musical intuition that you can apply to music that interests you. You can expect to be guided and challenged through the process of learning guitar."


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

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