Lessons Information

The Shepherd Guitar Studio begins with a focus on fingerstyle guitar instruction.  For students, especially young beginners, a classical style (nylon string) guitar is recommended.  As technique and ability improves, your options for playing many different types of music greatly increase.

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Instruction Method

The instruction used is based on several methodologies, so each student is evaluated individually for the best curriculum.  Ages 6+ are welcomed to take lessons.

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Students are encouraged to complete a full semester.   Weekly notes will be kept so the student or parent can reference progress.

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The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world, providing the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, teacher certification and arts-based social programs.

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The guitar techniques that you will learn transfer easily to different musical styles. With a solid foundation, you can understand and reach a proficient level in less time, and by learning correctly in the beginning, it will positively influence your progress for the rest of your life.–Benjamin

“I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music”    Psalm 101:1