Acoustic Guitar / Electric Guitar / Banjo / Ukulele Lessons (ages 6-adult)
Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele Lessons at our Covington, Mandeville and River Ridge schools are available at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Lessons begin as early as ages 6-7. Students under age 7 will traditionally begin with a student sized guitar (1/2 or 3/4) and nylon strings. Young students with very small hands may prefer to begin lessons on ukelele which will translate perfectly over to the guitar when they are ready!
Guitar students will learn to read standard as well as "tab" music notation, play melodies, chords, and improvise. Our guitar students at LAAPA are welcome to and encouraged to bring in recordings of their favorite bands and players to learn, study, and transcribe.
All of our guitar instructors teach and perform in many different styles. Guitar lessons are available in rock, pop, funk, r&b, gospel, classical, jazz, christian, and more. Whether you're interested in learning classical guitar technique or are ready to rock out, your guitar lessons at LAAPA will consist of an individual lesson plan specifically tailored to your goals.
As with all of our music and dance programs, each student has a variety of Performance Opportunities at LAAPA. Our recitals are held each June and December, and all guitar students are encouraged to try our for one of our rock ensembles or jazz ensembles which perform at various events throughout the year. We regularly add new recital performances and educational videos to our YouTube channel which you can watch here!
Our guitar faculty members are all hand picked by the Academy for their high level of communication and teaching skills as well as for their abilities to inspire and motivate. You'll find many of our guitar faculty members performing locally at regular gigs in various venues and clubs throughout the city of New Orleans and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Watch a sample guitar lesson from our Lagniappe Lessons series on "How to Play Harmonics on the Guitar."
Private and Small Group Lessons are held for 30, 45, or 60 minutes each week. An additional weekly 45 minute group theory class is also available to all currently enrolled guitar students free of charge.
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Covington School of Music
Mandeville School of Music & Dance
River Ridge School of Music & Dance