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About Our Guitar Lessons

How we teach:

A program that adapts to each student’s needs, goals, direction and how they learn best, (by using visual, audio and kinesthetic aids).

As a result, each student truly receives the best customized guitar lessons helping them reach their goals faster while having more fun than ever before.

All Ages, Skill Level and Styles

  • Preschooler to university
  • Recreational to aspiring professional
  • Popular music, RCM classical and jazz.
  • Regular performances and scholarship opportunities throughout Winnipeg, nationally and internationally

Additional Benefits:

  • Groove Academy Scholarship Fund
  • High school Credit Programs
  • Children’s Tax Credit

Guitar Lessons For Kids, Teens & Adults

Intro-To-Guitar

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This program will get you started on the right foot!! This program not only includes learning how to read music notation but we’ll also properly fit you with the right size guitar. We have many options when signing up, including Guitar Rentals & Rent-To-Own.

Students will learn:

  • Names of Guitar strings
  • Names of guitar parts
  • Setting up your foot stool
  • How to tune
  • Strumming
  • Simple songs in various styles, progressing to more challenging repertoire
  • Finger positioning for frets
  • Ear training, call & response
  • Theory games and exercises

To discuss our Intro Program in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Lesson Times: 30 min. 45 min. 1 hour

Students will learn:

  • Tuning
  • Guitar part names and parts
  • Songs in any style
  • How to change your strings
  • Call & Response, Echo, introduction into playing lead guitar
  • Music notation, dynamics, how to count subdivisions
  • Scales and chords
  • Chart reading/analysis
  • RCM examinations (optional), students can receive high school credits.
  • Ear training exercises and games
  • Performance and scholarship opportunities
  • A meeting between the student and their guitar instructor discussing goals, and objectives, takes place before lessons begin, and is reviewed on a yearly basis.

Start your Lessons today. Please Contact Us for sign-up info and details on how you can book your “Meet & Greet”.

Intermediate Guitar Lessons - Program

Prerequisites: It is recommended that students have 2-5 years of instruction before signing up for our intermediate guitar program. Students can sign up for our intermediate guitar program any time of year.

Lesson Times: 30 min. 45 min. 1 hour

Students will learn:

  • Songs in any style, (option of performing with band)
  • Different styles of music (focus on one style or multiple)
  • Chord progressions
  • Song writing and composition
  • Call and response/ear training (rhythms and melody)
  • In-depth study of rhythm and lead playing
  • Playing the sequences and loop machines
  • Major and minor scales, arpeggios, triads and modes
  • Analyzing and emulating other guitar players for technique, sound, and style
  • Basic recording techniques
  • Advance theory
  • Soloing and rhythm playing
  • Chart reading/analysis
  • Compound and odd time signatures
  • RCM guitar examinations (optional)
  • Performance and scholarship opportunities (optional)

Students have the option of focusing one or more of the above in detail.

A meeting between student and their instructor will take place discussing goals, and objectives, before classes begin, and is reviewed on a yearly basis.

To start today.  For further details and to book a “Meet & Greet”,  contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Advanced Guitar Lessons - Program

Prerequisites: It is recommended that students have 5 or more years of instruction before signing up for our advanced guitar program. Students can sign up any time of year via “Meet & Greet”.

Program Details:

  • Learning advanced songs
  • Studying many styles of music (optional)
  • In-depth studies in one or more, styles of music, (Rock, pop, jazz, classical)
  • Ethnic and traditional styles
  • Advanced songs/compositions
  • Advanced chart reading/analysis
  • Charting out songs
  • Song writing and composition
  • Advanced soloing and rhythm playing
  • Odd time signatures
  • Advance ear training
  • Improvising
  • Advanced recording and sequencing
  • Overdubbing guitar parts
  • Advance theory and harmonization
  • RCM classical guitar examinations (optional)
  • Performance scholarship opportunities (optional)

Students have the option of focusing one or more of the above in detail.

A meeting between student and instructor discussing goals, and objectives, will take place before lessons begin, and is reviewed on a yearly basis.

To sign up for our Advance Program, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

All Skill Levels

Beginner to Advanced

Lesson Times

30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes

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Our School Philosophy

  1. Groove Academy–School of Music provides you with a high standard of music education. All students and instructors come up with a clear plan, discuss goals and direction, before enrollment.
  2. Our music programs, are designed to adapt to each student’s needs and how they learn best, (audio, visual, and/or kinesthetic). As a result, each student receives customized lessons based around what their needs are to progress to the next level.
  3. Groove Academy insures you are learning from highly qualified instructors. All of our instructors are RCM qualified, hold a university or college degree and are “in” the music business with extensive performance and teaching experience.
  4. Providing students with an abundance of performance and scholarship opportunities, our students gain stage experience at Groove Academy events and local events around Winnipeg, nationally and internationally, (all performances are optional). All students have the opportunity to perform in band or as soloists through out the year.

To discuss guitar lessons in detail, book a “Meet & Greet” or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further

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