Guitar & Ukulele Lessons in Boulder, CO
At Dana V Music, anyone can learn to play the guitar or ukulele
We strive to ensure that all of our students acquire the fundamentals necessary to become literate musicians, so music reading/writing skills, in both tablature and standard notation as appropriate, and relevant music theory are often incorporated organically during lessons. For students learning guitar to accompany a singer or themselves, our instructors can also provide guidance with accompanying technique, breath control while playing, and elements of songwriting.
Our guitar & ukulele teachers
Each student’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique, so we customize our lesson plans accordingly. Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.
Our in-home lessons in and around Boulder are unique in that we offer a high-quality lesson experience that also provides you with the convenience of time saved driving and waiting.
Guitarist Henry Spencer began studying music with the University of North Carolina School of the Art’s High School college preparatory program. He completed his graduate studies under a full-assistantship with The University…
Originally from New York, Scott lived in Washington D.C. for 3 years before he moved to Boulder, Colorado with his wife and 3.5 year old son in 2019. Scott knew he was…
David Goodheim is an American performer, composer, recording artist, and improvisor. His performances and recordings have been heard all over the world live (US and Europe), on radio, and on recordings for…
Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Slide Guitar, Ukulele
JD Cordlé has worked as a professional blues guitarist, recording artist, and singer-songwriter for 37 years, and has taught guitar lessons and music courses since 2015. JD first picked up a guitar…
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, and Basic Percussion
Rachel Stoltz is a transplant to Colorado from Music City: Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University with a Vocal Music Education degree…
Our Approach to Guitar & Ukulele Lessons
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 Dana V. 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 Dana V. 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 Dana V. 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 a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget
“Dana V allowed me to explore my interest in music and theater. All the instructors have an amazing guiding hand that encourages every student to become their own artist. With their help, I was able to transition into the college process unafraid.|”
“Dana V has such a loving and supportive family of instructors and students. I really miss everyone in the studio!”
“My experiences at DVM, and the confidence I gained while learning to sing and use my voice are applicable every day at my job when I’m speaking with and presenting to clients.”
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 QuestionsGet Started
What is the minimum age to start guitar or ukulele lessons at Dana V Music?
We work with guitar students ages five and up. We have found that five years old tends to be the age at which reading and comprehension skills can support acquiring a musical skill. Our instructors can help you find the perfect fit with one-on-one lessons or a group environment that allows you to achieve your goals in a setting that suits you.
Do I need any prior experience?
If you’re new to music lessons, it’s completely normal to feel a little nervous. Our teachers are here to help you along each step of your musical journey. We welcome students of all ability levels and experience into our doors at Dana V Music.
What styles of guitar can I learn?
Our teachers have served in performance, competition, and education capacities. Having seen the musical world from so many different sides, their experience is unparalleled. This means that you have the expertise and guidance to explore any number of musical styles and find what suits you best.
What materials will I need?
With expertly customized lesson plans that are tailored to the individual needs and goals of each student, your guitar or ukulele teacher will map the necessary materials to your personalized program. They’ll provide you with a comprehensive list of books, videos, online resources, and more at your first lesson.
Is guitar or ukulele the right instrument for me?
With an instrument like the guitar and it’s smaller counterpart the ukulele, you can easily grow with your instrument without having too difficult of a time transitioning from one to the other.
Smaller students can successfully learn on the ukulele without compromising the technique and form and later advance to the larger guitar without any disadvantages.
Why Come to Dana V Music for Guitar Lessons?
When looking for a place to take guitar lessons, you’ll want to find a supportive and structured environment that you can thrive. We believe the environment we facilitate for guitar and ukulele lessons is one of the many things that sets Dana V Music apart.
You’ll find unmatched creative freedom and endless support from our teachers to explore the realms of the music world. In addition to that, we operate on a student-led philosophy that puts you in the driver’s seat of your own musical journey.
Ready to Begin Guitar Lessons in Boulder?
Dana V Music welcomes students of all ages and skill levels to learn to play the guitar. Come meet our talented staff and learn more about our personally-tailored programs.
Schedule your first guitar lesson in Boulder today.