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Dave Kistler

Sound Education Instructor “It’s not just about getting the equipment and using it; it’s about knowing you have someone to…

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Electric                 Acoustic                               Bass                       Ukulele

Get ready to learn an instrument that can positively change your life! Playing the guitar is an art that can travel with you wherever you go. Whether you aspire to play in a hard rock band or prefer the soothing sounds of an acoustic 6-string, our methods can help beginners learn the craft or advanced players refine their skills.

All lessons are completely personalized for every unique student:

  • Beginners and intermediate players: learn fretboard anatomy, music theory, basic chords and scales to apply to songs that speak to you
  • Advanced players: the sky is the limit!

Practice is Key

“Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded.” – Jimi Hendrix

We encourage and inspire students to begin a healthy practice routine. Learning the guitar can be challenging, but regular practice will help students adapt finger dexterity and become comfortable with memorization. Eventually, these movements and chords will become second nature. If you do not currently own a guitar, electric and acoustic guitar rentals are available so practice can be done at home.

A bass player has a different role than a guitarist. We teach bass students how to hear the difference and apply new concepts such as walking bass line intervals. The bass has four and five strings (with some rare exceptions) and the neck is much wider than a guitar so students will learn how to stretch their hand to play this instrument.

Common Questions About Guitar Lessons

How much do guitar lessons cost?

  • 30-minute lessons: $25
  • 60-minute lessons: $50
  • $25 one-time registration fee

How many guitar lessons will I need?

Learning the guitar does not happen overnight. The right amount of lessons will vary greatly from student to student – it depends on how much you want to learn on your instrument, the time you can devote to practice and how far you want to take your art.

At Elevate Studios, students are encouraged to have a minimum of 4 lessons (one month) with some exceptions. Guitar lessons are most effective once a week (half hour or hour in length). This gives you an adequate time interval between lessons to practice and improve for your next lesson. It is best to learn music information at a healthy rate so your brain can absorb and retain as much as possible. Too much information (cramming) at one time can be counterproductive. There is no maximum limit of lessons, either – there is always something new to learn!

Am I too old or too young to learn the guitar?

No! There is no age limit to learning musical skills. If you have the desire to play the guitar, we will help you reach your goals.

Do I need to have a guitar at home?

Yes. Having access to a guitar at home will allow you to practice what is taught during the lessons. This is the only way lessons will be truly effective. We offer electric and acoustic guitar rentals if you do not currently own a guitar.

Can I watch my child’s lesson?

Yes. You are welcome to sit in the studio during your child’s lesson.

Our Location

Elevate Studios

2895 W. Oxford Avenue, Unit 2
Englewood, CO 80110

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