Guitar Lessons Serving Wellesley, Weston, Newton, and Needham

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Our Approach

Our Approach to Guitar Lessons

Are you considering guitar lessons for yourself or your child in Wellesly, Weston, Newton, and Needham? At Your Door Music, your traveling music school brings the instruction to you. Our tremendously skilled teachers have the training (many have studied at Berklee) and real-world experience you’d want in a teacher. Whatever style of guitar you want to learn—from folk to jazz to classical to rock and pop—At Your Door Music can deliver.

We take a well-rounded approach to music instruction. Whatever your goals, we start by teaching proper technique and fundamentals, developing the student into a well-rounded guitarist and musician. And we do all of this in the comfort of your own home. A unique quality of the guitar is its versatility. Guitars are used in many styles and can be found all over popular and commercial music. They’re also ubiquitous in folk music across dozens of world cultures. And they appear on the finest classical concert stages, played by tuxedoed professionals backed by symphony orchestras. With this many directions for guitarists to go in, it’s easy to see how approaches to teaching the instrument can differ greatly. Our teachers cater the lesson to each individual student’s needs while ensuring proper fundamental skills are being mastered.

guitar teacher showing the student how to play the guitar

Our Guitar Lesson Philosophy

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Guitar Lessons Should Be Fun!

We all know the feeling: you hear your favorite song come on and you can’t resist the urge to play along on your air guitar! Here at At Your Door Music, we can help you convert your musical fantasies into reality – while preserving that irresistible sense of joy you feel when playing along. We want each of our students to LOVE their musical experience with us!
Whether you come to us planning on becoming the next Jimi Hendrix or simply wanting to play songs around the campfire with your friends, our top-notch instructors will help you progress quickly toward your goals while ensuring you have fun along the way.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Regardless of your ultimate goals, our teachers will prioritize strong fundamentals including proper posture, hand positioning, chords, fretting, picking, and strumming. As students progress, these basics will become second nature – and serve as the foundation from which students can apply their skills across a variety of genres and styles.
We want our guitar students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach at At Your Door Music, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at At Your Door Music. We teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced students who are interested in a variety of styles – including rock, jazz, classical, pop, blues, and more. Whether you’re inspired by modern day singer-songwriters or the rockers of the 1970s, we can’t wait to get started with you!
Our seasoned instructors will draw upon years of playing, performing, and teaching experience to guide you in improving your skills and exploring the many possibilities of your instrument, and advancing toward your goals at a pace that works for you.

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget


60 min


per lesson

Personalized, in-home music lesson to help students develop and improve skills.


“Aidan has gained a new lease on his musical life since enrolling with AYDM. I never have to remind him to practice. He just does it on his own without any prompting. In this busy household with four kids, that’s huge.”

— AJ, Parent

“Both my husband and I are in a service business and we continue to be very impressed with how you run AYDM. You are so attentive to detail and provide excellent service. Very impressive!”

— BK

Our Guitar Teachers:

We know there are plenty of avenues to learn guitar, from YouTube tutorials to your friend, neighbor, or cousin who plays in a band. Why should you choose At Your Door Music instead?
The answer is simple. Every teacher in our studio models patience, enthusiasm, and kindness with their students. We are all united behind our philosophy that music learning must be both educational and enjoyable, because inspired students achieve inspired results.
Beyond that, you don’t have to worry about fighting traffic to get to a studio that’s on the other side of town—because we come to you!

What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What’s a Good Age to Begin Guitar Lessons?

One common questions parents have when considering guitar lessons for their child is about the age children should be before starting guitar lessons. This is a great question.
Playing the guitar takes a certain level of physical dexterity. Pressing down on strings to create chord patterns, fingerpicking, and plucking the strings takes a certain amount of muscular development and coordination in the hands. For that reason, very small hands won’t be effective at forming many chord patterns.
We do not recommend starting guitar study before the age of seven. Even then, not every seven year old is necessarily ready (physically, mentally, or perhaps musically) to begin guitar study. If you’re not sure whether your child is ready, contact us for a consultation. We can coach you on whether now is the right time to start, or whether waiting a year or two would lead to better results.
Of course, guitar instruction isn’t limited to young children. You’re never too old to begin! At Your Door Music is pleased to teach guitar students of any age (above 7, that is) and any level.

Do I have to know how to read music?

No. Beginners are welcome! Our lesson plans aim to educate, engage and inspire students.

What Makes At Your Door Music Unique?

First, our specialized music school employs multiple teachers in most areas of instruction. Your piano teacher should be someone that you resonate with on a personal, musical, academic level. Whatever your preferences, we can find a fit for you.
Secondly, our instructors have a fun, collaborative style that will inspire you and involve you in the decision-making process. The ideal teacher/student relationship is one in which the student can realize their musical goals. At Your Door Music teachers are fully equipped to assist you in every aspect of your musical development.
Thirdly, our convenience cannot be beaten. Unlike most music schools, our teachers come directly to your home at a time that is most convenient for you. In the comfort of your own space, you will feel safe to create, explore and imagine. This hour-long, in-home lesson format is invaluable to those whose lives are constantly on the go. Our desire is to remove the potential burdens that often come with extracurricular activities.

What materials will I need?

With personally customized lesson plans, every student will have unique materials to support their music education. Once you and your instructor have discussed your short and long term goals for music lessons, they will provide you with a complete list of tools, including books, online resources, and more.

So, what are you waiting for?

If exploring music through guitar sounds interesting to you, At Your Door Music has just what you’re looking for. Our skill instructors can help you find your sound and develop musical skill through hand-on and personalized instruction.

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