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  Lessons are held at 1111 Broad Street in Grafton.

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