What will I learn from guitar lessons at Westminster Arts Academy?
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 employ a variety of guitar song books in our retail center and have sheet music on hand to sell. The classrooms are equipped with computers and speakers, so students can easily learn and play along to their favorite songs with their instructors.
Do I need to purchase a guitar to learn the instrument?
The Academy offers guitars for student lessons (for your convenience, students can use one of ours at their first lesson). But to practice at home, you will need a guitar. We offer a variety of instruments appropriate for beginners.
Are there guitar recitals?
Absolutely! Every Summer and Winter, students have the opportunity to perform in a real theater and be treated like a rockstar! Unlike most of our competitors, we do not charge students a fee to perform. All family and friends are welcome to attend. In addition to the on-stage recitals, we also provide virtual concerts and performances around the community. See our performance page for more information.