Guitar lessons

Guitar teachers in classical, rock, pop, and jazz

Below, you’ll find guitar classes that help children develop from beginner to advanced musicianship. Certified guitar teachers lead private or group lessons, offering frequent constructive feedback. Listed first are classes that specialise in guitar instruction, followed by programs offering some guitar activities within a wider curriculum. Below the listings there's more information for parents and guitar students.  Read more

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    The Music Studio   
    Your child will love the lessons, classes and camps at The Music Studio. Your child will flourish as they learn musical skills, explore their creativity and develop life skills. Excellence in music education since 1990.

    Islington Village, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $100
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    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
    One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

    Thetis Island; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $285
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    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,290
    CBY Music & Performing Arts   
    CBY Music & Performing Arts is Waterdown's number 1 performing arts academy, with programs running 7 days a week across multiple disciplines that seek to enrich, inspire and encourage young people from ages 4-17.

    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $200
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $975
    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,785
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    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $400
    Studio PAVAS   
    PAVAS day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong.

    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 14 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Program
    • from $340
    YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

    Leamington; London; Port Severn
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $600
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    Camp Frenda   
    Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Very reasonable rates. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

    Port Carling
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $640
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    What kids learn in guitar lessons

    Aspiring guitarists receive intensive hands-on instruction in guitar lessons. Instructors lead children through songs in various genres including blues, jazz, and rock guitar. Class curriculum combines music theory with specific guitar techniques. Music theory includes knowledge of rhythm, chords, and music notes. Specific guitar techniques include knowledge of finger placements and strumming patterns. 

    Families have the option to enroll in private or group guitar lessons. As you research, consider whether your son or daughter excels better in individual or collaborative settings. Ensemble classes are organized based on skill level, allowing children to mingle and perform with others who have a similar level of experience.

    Some programs include guitar instruction among other activities like general music lessons, vocal training, and band camps. Tutoring in music theory or history is also provided. In all guitar programs, boys and girls aged 6 and up are welcomed. Each child’s education is tailored to their age and skill level, as instructors assess children’s strengths and weaknesses before assigning them songs and exercises. Prices start at $29 per lesson (as of 2022), and lessons typically run from January to December.

    Consult with individual programs listed above to learn specifics of their curriculum.

    About advanced guitar lessons

    In advanced guitar lessons, individual strengths and weaknesses are assessed, and kids are challenged to improve and grow. Classes are led by instructors with years of experience in teaching and playing guitar. Kids attain a deeper understanding through experiential learning, as they spend more time playing their instruments. Strumming patterns, chords, finger placements, and more are all memorized in these classes.

    These lessons also experiment between genres like pop, rock, or blues. Classes teach a variety of guitar types including classical and electric. Some classes provide rental guitars for children to become comfortable with, although families typically purchase a personal guitar for children.

    Why enroll in guitar lessons?

    The structure and curriculum of guitar lessons benefit children’s personal growth and development. Here are some of the ways these lessons help your child excel:

    • Self-expression is enhanced. For example, the skills learned in class will often inspire children to compose and perform their own songs.
    • Lessons offer a low-pressure environment where children can learn for fun or for professional pursuits. That said, instructors expect children to be disciplined and dedicated to their instrument.
    • Children’s memory improves through guitar practice as well as memorizing notes, chords, and patterns. This improves memorization and other study skills needed for kids' math, history, science, or drama, etc.
    • It is easy to make friends in group lessons by collaborating and communicating with a diverse group of fellow music lovers.

    In your research, you’ll notice that online and in-person lessons are available to students. If it’s more convenient, certain guitar programs provide the same education in virtual formats. Children play without distractions from the comfort of their own home. Virtual lessons also invite families to participate in class to encourage students. In both online and in-person lessons, children improve their musicality!

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