Beginner Guitar Lessons
Beginning how to learn any new instrument can be difficult, overwhelming, and confusing. This is totally fine and normal — if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. To ensure that beginner students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, beginner students start working on simple songs, melodies, and chords, and work on sharpening their sight reading and theory.
Intermediate and Advanced Guitar Lessons
Guitar lessons for intermediate and advanced students focus on dynamics and musical interpretation, scales, arpeggios, and dexterity, while helping the student develop listening skills, left and right hand independence, coordination, reading skills and improvisational creativity.
All guitarists will learn to read tablature as well as standardized music notation, chords, finger picking, lead guitar, and rhythm technique. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that students are challenged with a new technique or theory concept in each lesson, but lessons always end with something fun, such as the student’s favorite song or riff.
Guitar classes at the International School of Music are enhanced by multiple performing opportunities that allow students to showcase a solo performance in a recital or jam with other musicians, including a rock band or guitar ensemble. Young, old, experienced, or beginner students will all find that the International School of Music helps you develop strong guitar skills and reach your musical goals. And, when you are searching for guitar lessons near me, you’ll note that we are only minutes away from students in Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Chevy Chase and Washington D.C.