From reading tablature to molding axe-wielding masters, Amarillo Guitar Lessons improves the play of aspiring guitarists of all ages and experience levels. With a music education degree from West Texas A&M University, primary instructor Tim McGaughy has been teaching since the late 1970s and has played guitar in local bluegrass bands and the Amarillo Symphony. With an individual evaluation to set a starting point, McGaughy can tutor musical neophytes and retired rockers in virtually any style, including bluegrass, folk/traditional, classical, jazz, and rock. During half-hour classes, six-stringers will learn how to tune the instrument and read musical notation, as well as how to avoid bad habits such as holding the guitar incorrectly or strumming with drumsticks. String-picking students should bring their own guitars and schedule lessons within four to six weeks of their first appointment.
Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and nine.
Musikgarten of Lubbock offers classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age five.
Seasoned musician Chad Russell and the troupe of instructors at Don?t Fret Guitar Studio approach guitar lessons with an easy hand, letting students follow their own musical path in styles such as classic rock, heavy metal, jazz, funk, and blues. In their guitar-strewn practice room, instructors host laid-back lessons for beginners and intermediate players and in-depth sessions in music theory for advanced students, earning enthusiastic reviews from clients both young and old. Stark, Stanton, and their instructors have a special affinity for particularly difficult music, relishing the challenges of blistering metal solos and hard-rock jams as indomitable as a speeding locomotive loaded with kryptonite.
Tom and Sherry Green, the husband-and-wife team behind Texas Music School, draw on decades of combined experience to help students express themselves musically. Sherry, who began her music career at age 13, teaches voice, piano, keyboard, guitar, and banjo, and Tom heads up the school's blues program and ensembles in addition to giving private lessons in all instruments. The school welcomes students of all ages, from 4-year-old children to senior citizens.