Guitar Lessons



What do you learn in your guitar lessons?

We do not treat each student the same in terms of what we teach.  A 9-year old taking guitar lessons for the first time will have a very different course of study than a 59-year old who is brushing up his skills.  Here at the Academy, we customize each lesson to achieve your personal goals.  You will learn sight reading, improvisation, rhythm, ear training, music theory, and performing skills, all while playing your favorite songs and riffs!

Beginning students will learn:

Instrument anatomy (names of guitar parts, frets, strings, etc)
How single notes combine into chords (melody/ harmony)
Sight reading (melodies/ harmony)
How to use your piano music reading skills to read guitar/ukulele music (This  helps with theory lessons and is especially beneficial for students who  already take piano)

Students often get the chance to play along with other musicians, whether in duets or ensembles.  This helps teach rhythm, listening skills, cooperation, and the ability to work with others… and you’ll have a lot of fun making music with others!

Our instructors are experienced, well-qualified, and versatile.  They teach all styles of music, whether rock, jazz, blues, sacred, or classical guitar.


Guitar/ukulele lessons for children

Guitar lessons are recommended for ages 6 and up.  For youth ages 5 – 8 years old, we recommend using a 3/4 size guitar OR starting with ukulele lessons.  The smaller instruments are easier on small kids’ hands, and make the transition simple when they graduate to a full-sized instrument.  For more information, visit our ukulele lessons page.

Our guitar lessons are perfect for your child.  Whether they want to play songs by the Beatles, Taylor Swift, or AC/DC, we can guide them through the skills of reading music, improvisation, playing by ear, music theory, and performing.  If you are a beginning guitar student, you will likely start by learning single notes, then build up to basic chords.  From there, the sky is the limit!



Adult Guitar/Ukulele/Bass/Mandolin/Banjo Lessons

Whether you are preparing for a college audition, or just learning because it’s been on your bucket list for years, we work with you to accomplish your personal goals.  Your teacher will assist you in learning your favorite music, while gaining skills in sight reading, ear training, improvisation, music theory, and performing.  If you are an adult guitar student, you will generally master the basic mechanics of guitar playing, while focusing on the repertoire you’d like to learn.  As a beginning guitar student, you will  start by learning single notes, then build up to basic chords.

If you are a senior and are looking for music lessons as a fun challenge, you’ve come to the right place!  Music lessons are a great way to keep you busy, learning, growing, and stimulating the brain.

What types of guitar do you teach?

We offer lessons in electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin.

Who is my instructor?

All of our teachers have either college degrees in music or extensive performance/teaching experience.  We choose our instructors for their warm personalities.  Our teachers work well with both children and adults, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.  They are friendly, patient, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.  Our teachers also have experience in teaching non-traditional students, such as students with special needs and abilities.

Can you help me sing and play at the same time?

Yes!  Our instructors can help you combine the rhythm of singing and strumming to facilitate accompaniment for voice.  These singing+playing lessons are not formal vocal instruction, but work with the rhythm and mechanics of singing as you play guitar.  We assist you in building the coordination needed for this skill.  If you would like dedicated vocal lessons, please visit our Voice Lessons page here.


There are three different options for music lessons at Loveland Academy of Music:

  • 30-minute private music lessons once a week are recommended for children through adults. ($25.00/week, monthly rate)
  • 45-minute private music lessons once a week are recommended for more serious students, children through adult. ($37.50/week, monthly rate)
  • 60-minute private music lessons once a week are recommended for serious students, teen through adult. ($50.00/week, monthly rate)



We invite all new students to schedule a time to tour our school and register.  This time is used to get to know the student, find out their interests and skill level, register, and discuss a plan of action.  There is a one-time registration fee of $25 (check or cash).

All charges are made with automatic electronic payments.  Pre-authorized credit, pre-authorized debit, or auto draft are required.  Your information will be kept private and secure.  This system ensures efficiency, peace of mind for you, and one less thing you have to think about!

Our monthly tuition is all-inclusive!  You don’t have to worry about hidden fees.  Admission is FREE for our recitals, with no participation fee.  We offer FREE picture day with a professional photographer, FREE inclusion in our Musical Ladder program, FREE parent portal to keep you involved, FREE master classes so you can make music with other students, and much more!

Lessons are offered first come, first served.  Lesson spots are limited, so call today to reserve your time!


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