Our Approach to Guitar and Ukulele Lessons
Our guitar instructors teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical styles. The guitar and ukulele are some of the most versatile instruments. They show up in the classical concert hall, commercial pop music, rock and folk music all around the world. With such a diverse set of applications, it’s not surprising that approaches to teaching and learning guitar vary widely. Our approaches do, too, depending on the student’s goals. That said, here’s a basic outline of our approach.
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 Kidz Create 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 Kidz Create Music, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at Kidz Create 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.
If you or your child is looking for guitar or ukulele lessons, and you live in LA County, we are here to serve you!
We have teachers experienced in classical guitar, folk guitar, jazz guitar, and all manner of pop styles.
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Our Guitar Teachers
The #1 reason to study guitar or ukulele with Kidz Create Music teachers?
Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music.
Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
What styles of guitar do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical guitar – on electric and acoustic guitars.
How qualified are your guitar instructors?
Our guitar and ukulele music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions all over the country. Each is highly qualified to teach and create personalized lesson plans for yourself, or your child.
What will I learn from guitar or ukulele lessons with Kidz Create Music teachers?
Beginner guitar students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song.
We use a variety of guitar method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Do I need to purchase a guitar to learn the instrument?
Kidz Create Music offers acoustic and electric guitars for student lessons (for your convenience, students can use one of ours at their first lesson). For ongoing practice and development, students will need to purchase a guitar. There are many brands that offer affordable introductory lines.
We provide in-home guitar and ukulele lessons in the following areas:
West Hollywood, North Hollywood, Brentwood, West LA, Culver City, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Venice, Mar Vista, Playa del Rey, Long Beach, the South Bay, and Arcadia.
Praise for Kidz Create Music
Alexandria has been teaching my three children piano for three years now. She has instilled such a love of music in them. They look forward to lessons every week. Practice and theory assignments are varied and never tedious. I love that my kids joyfully approach the piano without being asked and I directly relate their enthusiasm to the quality instruction they have received through Kidz Create Music.Emily C.
As an adult student, I can’t ask for a better teacher: patient, flexible, encouraging, and a strong technical instructor. My progress has exceeded peers who started at the same time. Highly recommended.Dave B.
This is our 5th year of enjoying lessons with Kidz Create Music. My two daughters have developed a true love of music under the guidance of their wonderful piano teachers. They have motivated my daughters with their encouragement, engaging personality, warmth and positive approach. We are happy we found this school and grateful that our house is filled with beautiful music!Kim L.
Kidz Create Music is a wonderful music program for anyone who wants to learn how to play piano. Alexandria and her staff are all incredible people, and make the process fun and engaging. I highly recommend giving them a shot, whether the lessons are for your kids, or for you as an adult. It’s never too late to start lessons!Jeff Bauer, Keyboard Concepts
My family and I used this music school for a year and a half and the kids really enjoyed the teachers we had for piano and voice lessons (singing). Both teachers Dante and Michael were very patient and great teachers that inspired both our kids in the world of music. We often found our kids playing the piano on their own, not because we asked them, but because they enjoyed music. The teachers were punctual and followed the curriculum of the school. We also enjoyed the recitals planned by the school.Rex H.
“Hi Alexandria. My husband, Andy and I wanted to let you know how much my kids are enjoying their lessons with Sophie. She is sweet, patient and encouraging. She worked with Teddy on her voice audition for, ‘Frozen’ and Teddy ended up getting cast as ‘Elsa’. Teddy is so excited and was so appreciative to Sophie for all her work and support.”Alana U.