Guitar Lessons in Lafayette CO

Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO

My Local Music Lessons offers Guitar Lessons in Lafayette CO. We feature a team of instructors who offer In Home Instruction for variety of instruments and locations in Front Range CO. This article contains helpful information for anyone looking to get started with Guitar Lessons in Lafayette CO. First, there are several important factors to consider when getting started. These include what styles youlike, whether to use acoustic vs electric, what your ability and goals are. Also, you also want to consider taking your lessonsat a store or studio versus taking online lessons versus finding an in home instructor.

Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO: Meet Our Featured Instructors

Meet Krysta Warner

Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO

Krysta Warner teaches Guitar Lessons in Lafayette CO. First Krysta has a lifelong passion for music. She began her musical journey in early childhood. Subsequently, she studied formally at Berklee College of Music for a Degree in Music Therapy. In addition, she enjoys teaching both private lessons and group formats. Krysta can create a custom program to suit your needs! Finally, she will create a balance between the technical sides of music, and students favorite songs. You can see more info about Krysta on her instructor page here: Krysta Warner

 

Meet Arjun Kapila 

Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO

Arjun Kapila teaches Guitar Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, in Lafayette, CO. As you might guess he also offers other instruments and areas too. First, Arjun will give you an overview of his lessons program. Then he will ask some questions about your skill level, background, and goals. In addition, he will want to know your favorite styles. Finally, he will create a custom program to suit your needs. Arjun is a fantastic musician and instructor, who works well with kids and adults. He has 10+ years of teaching and performance experience. See more info on his instructor page Arjun Kapila

 

Meet Haley Shapiro

Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO

Haley Shapiro teaches Guitar, and Ukulele Lessons in Lafayette, CO. She also offers other instruments and areas. First, Haley has been a pianist for eighteen years. She is also a passionate teacher of music and yoga. Initially, she studied Music Education at Columbia University. This prepared her to teach music to students in pre-k-12thgrade. In addition she built a foundation of fostering an engaging, student-centered, and inclusive learning environment. Haley’s holistic curriculum addresses music theory, fundamentals, and technique, as well as the mental and physical aspects of being a musician. Haley creates custom lesson plans, and encourages each student to be forthcoming with their interests and needs. See her instructor page Haley Shapiro

 

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What Styles Do You Like: 

 
Having an idea of what styles you are going to want to learn will help you. Your instructor can help you as you go if you arent sure. There are 3 main categories for styles that include Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar and Popular Styles. NOTE: When we refer to “popular styles” in this article we are basically referring to “everything else” that is not Classical and not Jazz. We can teach you more about all this when you sign up for Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO! You can find a bunch of guitar teachers near you ready to help!
 

Classical Guitar Brands:

Owning a nylon string guitar, studying music theory and how to read notes are important for classical guitarists. There are many types of Nylon String Guitars, and you may want to do some research before you decide which purchase will be best for you. Here is a link that discusses some of the best brands: 
https://bestclassicalguitars.com/best-classical-guitar-brands/ 
 

Playing Classical Guitar


This style is dependent on learning to read the sheet music. You must 
deliver the notes in the way the author intended and indicates in the sheet music. There is not much room for interpretation, other than with feeling and dynamics. Finally, even those items are often there in the sheet music as instructions or guidelines.

 

Classical Guitar Techniques:

Classical music is beautiful, sophisticated, complex, and requires an understanding of formal music theory training. This style requires use of right hand technique that is unique. The Classical finger style requires a dedication to details that are not prevalent in other finger styles like Folk, Travis Style, Country Blues or others.

 

Classical Sub Genres:

Classical music has many sub genres. Here are some of the sub genres: Avant Garde, Baroque, Chamber Music, Choral, Crossover, Early Music, High Classical, Impressionist, Medieval, Minimialism, Modern Composition, Opera, Orchestral, Renaissance, Romantic, and Wedding Music. A much longer article would be needed to address the specific and unique qualities and techniques for each sub genre.  

 

Jazz Guitar:

for those wanting to learn Jazz Guitar, there are certain “archtop” semi hollow body electric guitars. Also like in Classical, a vast knowledge of music theory is required. Once again doing some research before you purchase is the best option. Here is a link to an article that covers this topic pretty well: 

Jazz Guitar Info:

In Jazz we refer mostly to “lead sheets” or “chord charts”. Lead sheets give us the chords and melody notes. It is up to the player to interpret and put their own unique spin on the song. There are many sub genres within the styles of Jazz, including Big Band and Swing, Bebop, Bossa Nova, Cool Jazz, Dixieland, Gypsy Jazz, Hard Bob, Jazz Blues, Jazz Funk, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Post Bop, Nu Jazz, Ragtime, Soul Jazz, Vocal Jazz, West Coast Jazz, and there are many others.

Jazz Guitar Techniques:

We normally think about playing chords and or melodies separately. Playing solo jazz guitar ie “chord melody” combines those two ingredients into one. It is my humble opinion that chord melody is one of the most advanced styles of playing. This is simply because you are attempting to do what is essentially 2 musicians jobs simultaneously.  
 
 

Popular Styles of Guitar:

There are many sub genres within “Popular Styles”.  Each one of the styles I listed above under “popular styles” Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk, Pop, Blues, Funk, Country, Soul, Motown, Reggae, Zydeco, Swing, Folk, Bluegrass and others has a list of sub genres. With popular styles there is a lot more continuity between the various techniques required. We use a flat pick, as well as fingerstyle techniques, and we play acoustic or electric guitar. Here is a list of the best acoustic and electric guitar brands: 

Purchasing A Guitar:

When it comes down to making a purchase, doing some research will help. Also knowing what styles you want to play will also help narrow down the choices.You don’t use cross country skis for downhill skiing. Also, you don’t bang nails with ascrewdriver. Subsequently, with guitars you want to get the right tool for the job! Someobvious choices are if you like country, folk or bluegrass, you are going to want acoustic. Additionally, if you like hard rock, heavy metal, or punk you want electric. Other styles are not always ascut and dried. For example many classic rock bands have a combination of acoustic andelectric. Once you have made your decision, you are ready for Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO!

Guitar Stores In Lafayette, CO

Guitar Hut

Lafayette Music

There are other guitar stores in surrounding towns.

 

Electric vs Acoustic Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO

 
Making this choice has a lot to do with what styles you are interested in. However, not everyone knows this going into lessons. First, however I would like to de bunk a common misconception. Many people think that there is some reason they should start with acoustic and then “graduate” to electric. This is not a true statement. In fact for many guitarists, starting on electric is the best option, and this would be based on if they have a strong affinity for certain styles, and or have specific goals oriented towards one or the other. So, with that said, here are the common generalizations and pros and cons.  
 
 

Your Ability and Goals 

Having a sense of your ability and goals will help you as you decide what type of instructor will work best for you. If you are a complete beginner you do not need to seek out the “Jazz Guitar Guru” in your town. This would be a waste of time. You need an instructor who can cater to your needs, be patient and supportive, and help you get the basics while having fun! If you are more intermediate or advanced you may need someone who has a particular skill set related to the styles you like. If you are interested in Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO we can help!

 

Store/Studio, Vs Online, Vs In Home Instructors 

Taking guitar lessons in Lafayette CO at a store or studio has some advantages especially for someone who doesn’t have much space. However there are lots of disadvantages to stores and studios, starting with drive time. You have to fight traffic there and back. If you are a parent, you will likely wait during the lesson as there isn’t enough time to go home and come back. Another disadvantage is the stores and studios have multiple lessons going on at the same time, usually in a hallway with multiple rooms and so you can hear a lot of leakage of noise from the other lessons. Online lessons can be a great supplement to a live human instructor but unfortunately it is a one way exchange.

Other Disadvantages of Stores and Studios:

Therefore the lesson cannot design a custom program for you, make recommendations, answer your questions, or most importantly lean over, and adjust your hand position to help you FEEL correct technique, which can save you weeks, months or years of bad habits. In Home Instructors in many ways offer the best of all worlds. You get the convenience of someone coming to your location, and someone who can create a custom program to suit your needs, as well as answer questions, and make corrections live on the spot to save you wasting time undoing bad habits. For convenient in home guitar lessons in Lafayette CO give us a try! 

 

In Home Lessons Are Awesome:

My Local Music Lessons offers custom lesson programs, for ALL instruments, including guitar, bass guitar, voice, piano, ukulele, strings, brass, woodwinds, drums, percussion, music theory, songwriting and more!  We serve Front Range CO locations, including Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Westminster, Broomfield, Lakewood, Arvada, Denver, Englewood, Littleton, and many places between.  
 

Getting Started With Guitar Lessons In Lafayette CO:

Here are some simple instructions how to proceed if you are interested to get convenient in home guitar lessons in Lafayette CO. You can browse instructors by entering your location and instrument on our Instructors Page. To check their schedule availability, just proceed as if purchasing. You can browse options and wont get charged until you confirm a day and time at checkout.

To get signed up with Guitar Lessons Lafayette CO, first, click the “purchase lessons” button. Next enter your location and instrument. Also, choose an instructor as well as a time and day. Finally, enter coupon code 1stfree at checkout for 25% OFF your 1st 4 pack! We save you time and give you peace of mind! Email booking@mylocalmusiclessons.com or call 303 558 6160 with questions. See our full website My Local Music Lessons, and FAQ here Helpful Info Page.

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