The guitar department offers instruction in all levels in group and private settings. The recommended age to begin guitar is six. Any students younger than six will have an interview with the instructor before acceptance. Lessons encompass all styles of music from classical, jazz, blues, country to rock. Instruction is offered on either acoustic or electric guitars. Bass guitar students generally begin at the age of ten.
Do we need to buy a guitar? We encourage students to rent a guitar when first starting lessons. Once students progress we encourage families to invest in a guitar. Music Masters and Playground Music are both excellent resources for renting and purchasing guitars.
How often do students need to practice? We suggest 10 minutes per day for young students and at least 30 minutes per day for older students.
Do you offer recitals? Yes, we offer two recital days per year, one in our recital hall in December and one in May at the FSU College of Music.