Our guitar instructors teach rock, blues, country, jazz and classical styles on both electric and acoustic guitars. Beginners work on chords, simple songs and melodies, technique exercises, sight reading and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory, and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. We employ a variety of guitar method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring smartphones or CDs to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.
What’s the #1 reason to study guitar at Providence School of Music?
Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
What styles of guitar do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical guitar – on electric and acoustic guitars.
How qualified are your guitar instructors?
At Providence School of Music, our teachers all have either college training and professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical aspirations and helping you to achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson
What will I learn from guitar lessons at the Academy?
That question is often asked by prospective students. We make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. Beginner guitar students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Do I need to purchase a guitar to learn the instrument?
The Academy provides acoustic and electric guitars that students can use at their first lesson. But to practice at home, you will need your own guitar. We recommend purchasing your guitar from our friends at Empire Guitars in Providence.
Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk six days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
Lessons are available six days a week, and scheduled once a week.
A one-time registration fee of $25 is due at time of registration.