As popular as the instrument has become, most area schools do not offer a guitar program.  Often, the few classes that are offered only cover very basic information and don't provide the individual attention students need for real growth.  The obvious result is that interested learners must look elsewhere.  

In this internet age, many turn to online information that is very often substandard.  Frequently, people just look up how to play their favorite songs.  Then, as they struggle through hand and wrist cramps, sore fingers, missed strings, sour notes, and fatigue, they become discouraged, thinking they just can't do it.  This is untrue.  What is true is that they simply need to develop the physical skills and conceptual understandings that allow "advanced" players to do what they do.  This is where proper techniques studied under the guidance of an experienced player/teacher can help.

I aim to provide a comfortable environment that is relaxed and fun.  While I do have a course of study material for all to use, students are always encouraged to bring in music they would like to learn, as well.
Mr Dave accepts students of all ages, but generally speaking,  8 or 9 is a good age to begin.  Many times, the concern is nothing more than just physical size.  Smaller instruments are now more available than ever, giving young beginners a comfortable start.

For help determining your own child's readiness to begin, please contact us and talk with Dave!

The age old question!
The answer is simple: buy one that you like.

What a young student needs is an instrument that he/she wants to pick up and play.  The old, "acoustic vs. electric" argument is far less important.

In regard to name brands (and perhaps instrument sizes, in the case of smaller youngsters), Dave will be happy to offer new students guidance toward a good purchase of instrument and essential accessories.

what to buy as a first guitar?‚Äč

why guitar lessons?

when to start?

the ymb guitar studio

  • Weekly 30-minute lessons
  • Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical and Flamenco Styles, and more
  • Rhythm and Lead Guitar techniques
  • Fingerpicking and Flatpicking techniques
  • Basic Music Theory for guitar included
  • Reading both standard notation and tablature
  • Improvisation, Composition
  • In-lesson listening and suggestions for further listening
  • Organized but flexible curriculum