Guitar is the most popular and most requested instrument by children, and guitar lessons at Maryland Music Studio are an exciting opportunity to introduce your child to to the wonderful world of music. We highly recommend you take a trial lesson with one of our teachers to get to know our offerings and determine if they are a great match. Please click here to request a lesson.
Methods and Qualifications
Our teachers, in addition to their excellent professional and academic credentials, have received training in early childchood music pedagogy and the Suzuki guitar metod. These are the main methods used in guitar lessons for younger children, in which they learn to play guitar working on songs they are already familliar with in a very positive and encouraging atmosphere. Your child will be able to read music from the first lesson and play a short piece competently in a matter of weeks. This is very motivating and results in a very high rate of succes. For older children, in addition to Suzuki training we also use Aaron Shearer, Hal Leonard, Berkelee and other methods as needed. Learning music at a young age is tremendously beneficial for your child, as it has been proven to improve problem solving skills, creative thinking, discipline, confidence, and self-expression.
Choosing a guitar and determining an appropriate lesson time
Guitars are manufactured in appropriate sizes for all age groups, including instruments in 1/2, 3/4 and 7/8 sizes. Vendors listed in the resources section of the website will be able to advise you in buying an appropriate guitar for your child. We do not recommend renting instruments as student guitars are not expensive and easily traded in. We believe that age 5 is a good age for a child to begin lessons. In general the longer the lesson time the better the child’s progress, but the teacher will take into account your child’s age and ability in order to determine the appropriate length. For younger children weekly lessons between 30 to 45 minutes are most common; for older children we recommend 45 to 60 minutes weekly.
Rates for lessons with Delia:
•30 minute lessons: $118/month, $29.50/lesson
•45 minute lessons: $173/month, $43.25/lesson