Guitar Lessons 101
First…Let’s address the most common concerns potential students have…
“I can’t read music.”
That is not a concern or even necessary. You are in excellent company. Did you know that the most famous bands in history had no music reading ability or formal training? When is the last time you saw your favorite band with music stands and sheet music on stage? Of course, we offer a fantastic approach to sight reading that has helped students earn scholarships so if reading is your interest, we have you covered.
“I have no natural musical talent.”
Awesome….neither did countless students who have gone on to form bands, record professionally and release CD’s or have gone on to teach all over the country. I can’t even begin to tell you how often this concern has been put to rest.
“I tried lessons once but it did not go well.”
That may be true, but our lesson program is absolutely NOT like ANY other program. If I had a nickel for every student that breaths a sigh of relief and thanks us sincerely for making the entire process not only easy but incredibly enjoyable, I would have many nickles.
What Are The Lesson Rates?
Standard rates are (believe it or not) still only $95 per month (4 30 minute lessons) Yes…that is the least expensive rate going for a lesson experience worth much more. Why the low rate? We have a fantastic rent situation that allows us to keep our rate where we established it years ago and have no need to increase it at this time.
What Do I Need To Bring To Lessons?
We provide a specific notebook and binder with sheet protectors to be used in lessons for a one time fee of $10.00. Please bring a tuner (clip-on or plugin) Phone app tuners are not acceptable.
Do you offer 30, 45, and 60 minutes lessons?
30 or 60-minute lessons are available.
Do you offer Skype Lessons?
Yes. We are available for Skype lessons. The same rates and time frames apply. Please contact us for more information.
What styles do you teach?
Please refer to each teacher’s individual bio. Most styles are covered except classical at this time.
Do you accept students of any level of ability?
Absolutely. Any age, any level. We have many years of positive experience working with kids, teens as well as adults. Don has also known for teaching other well-known area instructors.
At what age can a child begin lessons?
If you have a very young child who you would like to begin learning an instrument, give us a call. We can help you determine if music lessons are right for your child at that point in their life, and we can also help determine a direction they may choose to go if they are going to pursue music with Warren Lessons.
How do you accept payment?
Cash and personal checks are accepted at this time.
How do you handle makeup lessons?
Please refer to our lesson policy document here.
How Often Should A Student Practice?
This is a very common question and should be discussed with each teacher as there are many approaches depending on a number of variables.
Warren Lesson College Scholarship
Each year, Warren Lessons will offer a scholarship to three local schools. One student who intends to pursue music after high school will be selected. At the beginning of the academic year, Warren Lessons will speak at each school in an effort to let students know about the scholarship offering and how our program can help students achieve further scholarships from the school of their choice, with outstanding entrance auditions. Many students of the Warren Lesson Program have received substantial scholarships from schools such as Berklee College of Music, Crane, and Julliard