Guitar & Ukulele Lessons in Sacramento, CA
At Natomas, anyone can learn to play the guitar
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.
Our guitar 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.
Piano, Drums, Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds, Ukulele, Strings
I am Mark I directed high school music programs for 18 years. I retired from public school and have been teaching privately for over 5 years. I work with 70+ students each
Guitar, Bass, Mandolin
Erin has been a musician for 30 years, performing in bands and giving guitar lessons. It gives him absolute joy to help students reach a musical goal and make music. Though guitar
Guitar, Voice, Piano
Lucas Bakker is a Dutch and Mexican-American composer, music producer, and teacher, who prides himself in blending his multi-cultural heritage into his works. Recent accomplishments include scoring the Feature Film Search and
Piano, Drums, Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds, Ukulele, Strings
Norman Keown holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Music from the University of California, Sacramento with an emphasis on Music Education. He holds a California Teacher’s Credential as well. He has….
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums
Dimitri was born and raised in Palm Springs, CA. He taught himself how to play bass guitar in 9th grade from reading tabs and watching YouTube videos. He then joined his high
Austin Blanchard has been teaching for 12 years, ten of which he’s taught at Natomas School of Music. He’s been a performer for 20 years to which he’s played car shows, sponsored
Alex Bird began learning piano at age seven and music stayed part of his life since. He built his first guitar in middle school prompting him to teach himself guitar. At 15
Piano, Voice, Guitar
T. Theresa Jackson received her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Therapy from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA in 2007 and her AA Degree in Music from
Guitar, Drums, Piano, Ukulele
Luke began his teaching career in 2004 and joined NSM in 2012. He is a guitarist, and singer/songwriter for the rock bands Ostrich Theory and Ear Kitty , as well as a
Our Approach to Guitar Lessons
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 Natomas School of 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 Natomas School of Music, 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 Natomas School of Music! 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 Natomas School of Music. 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.
“I love absolutely love NSM! The Instructors are very knowledgeable and skilled at their craft. Glenn matched my daughter with a great guitar Instructor. ”
“My son has been taking piano lessons at Natomas School of Music for about a year and a half so far. I really appreciate their organized approach and Mr. Philip is great with my son. I highly recommend Natomas School of Music.”
“Experience was short but sweet. Atmosphere was conducive for learning and very welcoming. Thank you Mr Ken.”
“This is a great place to learn an instrument or work on singing. The staff is friendly, supportive and understanding. No age limits. Great experience. My 7 and 9 year olds both loved the drums and my 9 year old enjoyed piano. They want to play guitar next year.”
What you can expect
Tell us about your musical goals.
Match with one of our expert instructors.
Play music! Parents get progress reports.
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What Age Should My Child Start Guitar Lessons?
The minimum age recommended for starting guitar lessons is 7 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 the ukulele.
The minimum age we recommend a student start ukulele lessons is 5 years old. 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 or ukulele to start the lessons. Without an instrument, 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 Natomas School of Music?
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 bring CDs or their iPod, or iphone to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes. If you have an interest in ukulele, banjo, bass or mandolin lessons – we got you covered! Guitar lessons in Natomas School of Music will have you rockin’ in no time!
How Qualified are Your Guitar Instructors?
Our guitar and ukulele teachers 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 Natomas School of 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.
Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Students have fun with guitar lessons at Natomas School of Music! Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.
Ready to Get Started?
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!