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Online or In-Person Guitar Lessons in Downingtown, PA

Want to learn how to play guitar? We offer virtual and in-person Guitar Lessons at Downingtown Music Academy in Downingtown, PA. Contact us to get started.

Guitar Lessons

Perhaps you’ve been wondering “Should I learn the guitar?” Let’s go over some of the pros and cons of taking guitar lessons so that you see if it’s the instrument for you!

Pros of playing Guitar:

  • Very portable
  • Doesn’t take up much space
  • Easy for self-accompaniment
  • You can also use tablature (a more direct method of reading music especially designed for guitar) to speed up the time it takes for you to learn a song

Cons of playing Guitar:

  • Not the best instrument for young children still developing fine motor skills
  • Can initially be uncomfortable to play
  • Nails must be kept short
  • Notes don’t read linearly as they do on piano
  • You can’t see your hands as you play

A Great Instrument for Singers or those looking for an easy-to-transport-instrument!

Learning the guitar is a fantastic instrument if you want something portable and especially important for singers looking to perform. It doesn’t take up much space, and it allows you to communicate with your audience face-to-face.

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Reading and Motor Challenges

Image of three guitars leaning against the wall Sometimes students can find playing the guitar tricky because it requires you to exert a decent amount of pressure using your fingertips to get a clear sound. Because of this, it can be frustrating at first to learn at first. Patience and repetition are the keys to strengthening the muscles of the fingers and developing calluses on the fingertips so that playing becomes easier. Students need to also be able to get a sense of where their fingers are on the strings without looking, because keeping the guitar upright is important for a clear sound. The notes also don’t necessarily follow the same intuitive pattern on the piano. To play higher pitches on guitar, you will be moving in an “L” pattern, playing both higher frets and higher strings. Instruments like the piano just move left to right. However, you can also use something called “tablature” to play. This is essentially a graph that represents where your fingers will be on the strings.

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What’s the Cost?

Guitars can vary widely in price but most students are fine starting with a wide neck classical steel string or nylon string guitar. Make sure you get properly measured for your guitar first. Children need smaller sizes than adults. All in all, you can expect to spend anywhere from $50-$200 on your instrument.

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Guitar Lessons at Downingtown Music Academy

Image of a student playing the guitar at a recital Explore the world of music with our Guitar Lessons at Downingtown Music Academy. Whether you're a beginner or have some prior experience, our expert instructors will help you unlock the power of the guitar.

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Our beginner guitar lessons are the perfect starting point for those new to the instrument. You'll learn the fundamentals, from basic chords to strumming techniques. Our patient and experienced teachers will guide you through the early stages of your guitar journey, setting a strong foundation for your musical endeavors. Join us and embark on your path to becoming a skilled guitarist.

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Guitar Lesson Monthly Rates

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One-on-One Guitar lesson pricing:

  • 30 min: $180 per month
  • 60 min: $320 per month

For small group guitar lesson pricing (2-3 people of the same level and age):

  • 30 min: $100 per month
  • 60 min: $160 per month

We have designated makeup days at the end of each month on the 29-31.

Pay-As-You-Go Rates

Students who are unable to pay monthly or schedule a recurring weekly time slot may participate in pay-as-you-go. It is the responsibility of the student to schedule lessons with the teacher on a weekly basis. This form of scheduling does not guarantee a weekly guitar lesson slot.

  • 30 minutes: $50 per lesson
  • 60 minutes: $90 per lesson
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