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




Fall 2021

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, and we will have a total of 12 lessons over 4 months. September – December

I will send out 3 invoices this semester at the rate listed above.

Example: If you are taking a 30 minute lesson, you will have 12 lessons this semester and the option to play in a Christmas concert later this year.  The total price for the entire semester is $375.


Holidays and Time-off:

Continued Education Classes (We will not meet for lessons):
October  4-8, 2021

Thanksgiving Break:
November  22-26, 2021

Christmas and New Year:
Fall Guitar Lessons End of Semester – December 17, 2021

Christmas Concert – Coming Soon!

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.