Our Lessons


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.

While the basics of learning the guitar are similar in many ways, people have different tastes in music.  Shepherd Guitar Studio takes this into consideration and works with you to determine your goal as a guitarist.

Along with learning to play the guitar, you will also learn about music theory and about developing a good ear (Ear training).   Shepherd Guitar takes a unique approach to these subjects, and teaches these concepts along with your instruction.

Additional questions:

If you are wondering what to expect when you are learning the guitar, read the “Why Lessons-Learning to Play” section.  This tab at the top of the page has links to help you determine your goals and help you begin to accurately gauge your progress.

I also would enjoy answering any questions or giving you encouragement if you are feeling like you are not catching on, something seems difficult, or your progress seems slow.

If you are interested in taking lessons, please call or email to schedule a time.  Your goals are very important to me!  I do my best to make sure you enjoy your time and are pleased with your results.



PRIVATE INSTRUCTION (one on one/in person)

For a ½ hour lesson once a week, the monthly fee is $125.  Evening private instruction is limited

Monthly payment:

Monthly Individual – Private 30 minutes per week (4 lessons total) –  $125.00

Monthly Individual –  1 hour per week (4 lessons total) –  $250.00


Spring Semester 2024

For the most part, the guitar lesson calendar will follow the traditional schedule of the public schools.  Please reference the LISD Academic Calendar for all holidays within the school year or use the list below as a reference.

Total price for guitar lessons is determined per semester.

Guitar lessons will begin on Monday, January 8, 2024 and end Monday, May 30th, 2024,

5 month total for 30min lessons = $625 for the semester

Holidays and Time-off:

Spring Break :  Monday, March  11th – Friday, March 15th

Please Remember:

Shepherd Guitar Studio does not offer make-up lessons.  Please give as much notice as possible if you need to miss a lesson.