Guitar Lesson Basics
Guitar is a great place for students to start because – well – it’s cool! It’s the iconic rock instrument. Everyone’s played air guitar to their favorite song. Plus, games like Guitar Hero make pretending to play the guitar so. much. fun. Lots of people love the guitar, so let us tell you our two favorite reasons why everyone should learn to play right now.
The Guitar is Portable
You can take it with you anywhere. Grab a small, cheap guitar and throw it in the back of your car for a road trip. Take it to the beach or a camp ground. Have an impromptu sign-a-long or show off to your friends on your front porch.
Play Any Song With Four Chords
As Axis of Awesome proved, if you know four guitar chords, you can pretty much play any pop or rock song you can think of. Learn just a few things and you can rock out all night long.
Musicologie has facilitated a fun and exciting outlet for me to challenge myself. I’m grateful for the opportunity to take guitar lessons from the best teacher I know!
-Adam, student since 2014,
guitar ensemble member
Lessons For Beginners
Kids and Very Young Beginners
The guitar can be challenging for young students. Consequently, some studios do not start students until eight or nine. However, we believe very young kids can be successful with the right approach and parental collaboration. Several of our teachers specialize in early education so we’re able to start students as young as four. We’ll occasionally recommend the ukulele for young students because it’s smaller and easier to play. For those students we’ll use a combination of curricula and approaches to keep lessons fun and engaging. For older kids we’ll use more traditional curriculum like Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar series.
You’d be surprised how many beginning adult students come to us for guitar lessons: lots! It’s such a fun and social way to learn an instrument. If you’re an adult you probably have a specific idea of what you want to achieve. Maybe you want to learn a specific song. Or you might want to prepare for an open mic. If you aren’t sure, that’s fine too! We’ll guide you every step of the way.
Kyle is awesome! Thanks!! Ruth always feels good about herself and the lesson when she leaves.
-Hope, Musicologie mom since 2016
Lessons for Advanced Players
If you’re an advanced player, you know your problem areas, you know what you need to work on. You need someone who has been there before and can help you get past your plateau. Most intermediate and advanced players who come to us need help with theory and note reading. They might be preparing for an important audition or performance. We’ve prepared for those same auditions and performances and know exactly how to help.
With its twee sound and simplicity, the ukulele is also an exciting instrument to learn. It’s even smaller than the guitar, making it good for little hands. It only has four strings, which means learning chords is a cinch. Most of our guitar teachers also teach the ukulele.
Upright and Electric Bass
Bass is the bedrock of any ensemble, as our three amazing bass teachers will tell you. They’ll also say just because you play the guitar doesn’t mean you know how to play bass. It’s a different instrument that deserves its own time and focus.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate player, or advanced guitar student, the guitar teachers at Musicologie can help you learn and develop your guitar skills. Meet our teachers here.
Did you know Musicologie was voted Best Music Instruction in Columbus by readers of Columbus Parents Magazine? We’ve been among the top studios in town in the trusted family publication since we opened our doors.
Meet our students
Many of our students are young beginners, but we also have students attending Berkelee, adult who are just starting out, and semi-pro players honing their chops.
How guitar lessons work at Musicologie
Our teaching studio is in Grandview Heights where we do one-on-one guitar lessons, guitar ensemble and rock band.
Our Grandview studio is at 1400 W 3rd Ave. We have rooms full of guitars and amps available for our students to play during lessons, including a 1960 Guild acoustic and a wall of Fender and Marshall guitar amps.
Guitar, Uke and Bass Teachers
Your teacher is the bedrock of your lessons and we pride ourselves on finding that perfect fit. Musicologie guitar teachers have diverse backgrounds and specialized skills. Get to know a few: