Guitar & Ukulele Lessons At Music & Beyond

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Guitar & Ukulele Lessons for All Ages & Musical Styles

Learning guitar & ukulele should be a fun process and something that students can enjoy for many years to come. That’s why our guitar teachers teach songs and material that students like. From rock to jazz and pop, we teach all genres and styles.

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Build strength We Make Guitar Lessons 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 Music & Beyond, 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 Music & Beyond, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

Take ownership of your own musical style and grow your talents at Music & Beyond! Our dedicated instructors are committed to hearing your goals and helping you reach them. We pride ourselves on equipping each student with the tools they need to reach their fullest musical potential.

Creativity, self-discovery, and passion come to life at Music & Beyond. Whether your goal is to pursue the guitar professionally in an orchestra or as a soloist, or just to play for your own personal enjoyment, your guitar teacher will support you throughout your musical journey.

“Our son loves his piano lessons there with Hermann, a way cool musician in his own right! We love the whole environment at Music & Beyond – a place where everybody is passionate about music (starting with Aaron aka Papa Bear).”

— N.C.

“My son is going to for violin class since last few months and he really enjoying and instructor teaching techniques very well.”

— Ramesh

“My 11 daughter has been taking piano lessons at Music & Beyond, for a couple of months. Her teacher is Riles, and he is very systematic with his instruction, and combines music theory with piano practice. He is patient and attentive to detail. ”

— Jessica

Our Teachers

We teach children through adult players and tailor each lesson to the student’s goals and interests. Whether you are just starting out or if you are tired of trying to figure it out yourself on YouTube, we’ll help you reach your goals. If you are thinking about starting guitar or ukulele lessons, schedule a risk-free lesson with one of our amazing teachers!

Michael Solomon

Michael Solomon

Piano, Guitar

Michael Solomon is a Conservatory Music (RCM) certified piano instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching and working in the music industry. In addition to beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano students….

Jake Nunn

Jake Nunn

Guitar & Ukelele


Jake Nunn is a professional musician and is the founder/lead vocalist/guitarist of Hysteria, as well as the lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist of the Oakland-based heavy metal band Hell Fire. He has gigged and…

Jeremy Greene

Jeremy Greene

Piano, Guitar, Saxophone & Drums

Jeremy Greene is a multi-instrumentalist who has been studying and playing music for over 30 years and teaching for over 10. He started on piano in grade school, switched focus to saxophone…

Carl Rosenblum

Carl Rosenblum

Guitar

Carl Rosenblum attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He has toured with Herb Reed and the Platters and has signed and recorded at CBS Records in NYC. He has also…

Gary Allen

Gary Allen

Guitar & Ukulele

Gary Allen is an accomplished musician, and a teacher of the acoustic and electric guitar, as well as the ukulele. He is also a published songwriter, and a member of ASCAP, Inc.

Ayla Wilson

Ayla Wilson

Piano, Guitar

Ayla Wilson has played piano since childhood and guitar since 2019. She is currently pursuing a degree in Music Industry Studies. As a songwriter and former ESL teacher…

Benny Hokanson

Benny Hokanson

Guitar

Benny has been playing guitar for over 20 years and taught most of that time. Benny has a love for music, especially the craft of guitar. He is passionate about being able to share his love of music.

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly

30 mins

$42

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45 mins

$63

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Weekly

60 mins

$84

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What you can expect

Together we explore student musical goals.

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Age Should My Child Start Guitar Lessons?

The minimum age recommended for starting guitar lessons is 5 years old. Due to the thickness of the strings and fine motor skills needed to play the instrument, we do not recommend starting guitar any younger. For younger students, we recommend learning either the ukulele.
The minimum age we recommend a student start ukulele lessons is 4 years old. For younger students, we recommend an intro to the music program. Starting age will largely depend on the student, some may need to wait longer than others depending on factors such as fine motor skills, attention span, and overall interest in music.

Do I Need a Guitar/Ukulele to Start the Lessons?

Yes, you will need a guitar/ukulele to start the lessons. Without a guitar/ukulele, you won’t be able to practice between lessons and make weekly progress. If cost is a concern, good beginner guitars are inexpensive and most music stores have a 30-day return policy if it’s not for you.

The #1 Reason to Study Guitar at Music & Beyond?

Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you, or your child, to craft a lesson plan that fits 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.
We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to show us their favorite tunes. If you have an interest in ukulele, banjo, bass or mandolin lessons – we got you covered! Guitar lessons in Music & Beyond will have you rockin’ in no time!

How Qualified are Your Guitar Instructors?

Our guitar and ukulele teachers instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions all over the country. Each is highly qualified to teach and create personalized lesson plans for their students.

What Will I Learn from Guitar Lessons with Music & Beyond 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.
Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Students have fun with guitar lessons at Music & Beyond! Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.

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We are ready to partner with you to help you become a more accomplished musician. We truly believe that consistent, compassionate private instruction is the key to your musical growth. We are happy to evaluate and discuss your interests, goals and plans!