Guitar Lessons for Kids

By Angie Mack Reilly

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I often get asked what a good age is to start learning the guitar.  My initial answer would be when the child shows interest.

On average, I would say that between the age of 8 and 10 is an early starting point.  Playing the guitar takes a certain hand dexterity that tends to be difficult for children who are younger than that.  However, I have taught younger children.  It all depends on the child and how badly they want to play.  Playing the guitar can also be a little painful at first.  It requires pushing down hard on the strings and sometimes tiny fingers don’t like that.  If the child is younger, I like to recommend a music exploration lesson that combines a little bit of guitar time with a little bit of piano, singing and/or drum.

First of all, you need to get a guitar that is child-sized.  HERE IS A SAMPLE starter kit that I would recommend if you don’t know much about guitars.

Next, we would need to set up 1/2 hour lesson slot that works with both of our schedules.  Lessons are once a week and the commitment is per semester (FALL Sept-Dec, WINTER/SPRING Jan-Apr, SUMMER May-August)  I accept major credit cards, cash or check.  Please contact me if you would like to find out which time slots are currently available.  CONTACT angie@ozaukeetalent.com  Lessons are held at 1111 Broad Street in Grafton.

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