Guitar & Ukulele Lessons in Aurora, CO
At Neighborhood School, anyone can learn to play the Guitar & Ukulele
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.
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 live in the Aurora, CO area and are thinking about starting guitar or ukulele lessons, schedule a lesson with one of our awesome, professional teachers!
Our Philosophy for Guitar & Ukulele Lessons
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 Neighborhood Music School, 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 Neighborhood Music School, 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 Neighborhood Music School. 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.
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Composition
With an inquisitive attitude towards the human condition, Spence deLéon is best known for the emotional intensity of his musical compositions. With premiers in the United States and Europe, his experience and
Guitar, Piano, Drums
Steve Ehrhardt began playing in rock bands when he was 12 and attended The Dillard School of Performing Arts, and The Interlochen Arts Academy, ultimately graduating with a Masters Degree in Classical…
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice, Mandolin, Banjo, Songwriting
Drew is a multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer currently based in Denver, CO. He studied jazz/classical guitar and composition as well as upright and electric bass at the University of Arkansas where he received a B.A.
Piano, Vocals, Guitar
Kaitlyn Williams is an award winning singer and songwriter based out of Denver, CO. She is a classically trained musician having graduated from the highly renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Alec Wenzel has been playing guitar for eleven years and after four years of studying at both the Lamont school of Music and The University of Glasgow has earned a bachelor’s degree…
Guitar & Bass
A lifelong music lover, Denver native Tucker Smidt has been playing and performing since boyhood. After learning guitar, he attempted to learn as many instruments as he could get his hands on, including drums, ukulele, and keyboards, but he would always find his home on guitar and bass guitar.
Voice, Ukulele, Beginner Piano
Lauren Podjun is a 22-year-old Singer-songwriter, composer, and vocalist. She has earned two associate degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Casper College located in Casper, Wyoming. She is now pursuing a Singer-songwriter bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado, Denver.
“We have been so happy with our lessons at Neighborhood Music. Skye and her staff do everything they can to help foster the love of music for all their students.”
“We love Neighborhood Music! My kiddo has taken Piano with two different teachers there, Makayla and Peder, both have been fantastic. They are supportive yet challenging and my son is always happy when he comes out of his lessons.”
“It’s a goofy place with lots of teachers teaching lots of instruments to lots of kids at different levels of skill/commitment. Our 6-year-old son has been doing Piano there for the last 6 months. He’s progressing, even though he rarely practices at home. ”
Frequently Asked QuestionsGet Started
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. For younger students, we recommend an intro to 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 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 Neighborhood Music School?
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 Neighborhood Music School 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 Neighborhood Music School 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 Neighborhood Music School! 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!