The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world and is at home in almost every style of music. Whether you want to sit on the edge of your bed and play for your own enjoyment, lead singalongs around a campfire, or perform on stage, it’s hard to beat the guitar’s affordability, portability and versatility. It provides almost instant gratification, yet can be the source of a lifetime of musical exploration and discovery.
Private guitar instruction is geared to the level and can be tailored to the interest of the student. The beginning student will be introduced to basic chords, strumming techniques and elementary music theory in the context of learning real songs from the folk tradition and popular music. Gradually the student encounters more elaborate chord and song structures while also developing note-reading and tablature-reading skills. Melodic playing and finger-picking techniques are introduced after a solid grounding in the underlying techniques and musical principles. It is recommended that the student use an acoustic guitar for lessons and practice.
Lessons are for ages 9+ by appointment and availability. Booked by 30, 45, or 60 minute weekly or one-time sessions. To sign-up for a class, choose an available time slot and the number of sessions you would like to take below and simply add it to the cart. Your instructor will call or email you prior to your first class. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us.
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My daughter Samantha has been taking dance and acting lessons at Performing Arts Limited for 7 years. She loves it there, and so do I. Katie the Director and the rest of the staff are extremely talented and their love for teaching children beams with each lesson. Samantha has learned ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical dance, and acting. She even had instruction in African dancing during summer dance camp. She currently takes 8 classes a week and has developed quite a love for the arts. Katie really supports Samantha's goals in her quest to be a triple threat- dancer, actor & singer. Samantha has already been in a commercial, a print add and a few Columbia College student films. I attribute much of her success to the training, encouragement, and direction she has received at Performing Arts Limited. Samantha recently asked me "What exactly is Katie to me? A teacher, a mentor, or a friend, I answered all three! Performing Arts Limited is professional but also has a definite family feel. I would highly recommend it for Dance, Music Lessons, or Acting."
My daughter has taken jazz, ballet, and tap at PAL for the past eight years and she's loved every minute of it!. I have always been impressed with the talented instructors at PAL who know how to work with children of all ages. Through their talents and encouragement, I have seen my daughter develop a love of dance and positive self-esteem that will take her well into the future."