What You'll Get
Excelling at guitar requires hours of practice, an understanding of complex rhythms, and hands that are not potatoes embedded with five pipe cleaners. Flex your human hands with today’s Groupon: for $54, you get four private guitar lessons at American Guitar Academy, which has five Portland-area locations.
At the AGA, a motley crew of nine experienced guitar instructors awaits untrained hands, eager to mold digits and wrists into rollicking rock 'n' roll weapons. Throughout four one-on-one private lessons, novices climb the scales with AGA’s quarter-century honed accelerated learning methods, which produce euphonious payoffs eight times faster than traditional lessons. Students lacking their own ax may use one of AGA’s guitars, or they can purchase a discounted new guitar at the Hillsboro location. The excitement of learning is the genesis of AGA’s method, as ages 4 and older experience the epiphany that every song in the world, from “Wheels on the Bus” to “Black Magic Woman” can easily be played by people who have yet to earn the right to vote. Studies shows that kids who take music lessons tend to excel at math, get into better colleges, and look better in leather pants.
The Beaverton Valley Times featured American Guitar Academy for its streamlined learning method:
- Taking concepts about muscle memory and applying them to learning the guitar has paid off handsomely for Harrison’s students. Most of them can play their favorite music in less than six months, he said, compared to the two to four years it typically takes to gain such skill. – Nancy Townsley, Beaverton Valley Times
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Registration required. Not valid for current students. First lesson must be redeemed by 4/24, remaining lessons must be within 30 days of first lesson. Valid only for lessons. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About American Guitar Academy
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school's signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered either with a live online instructor or via videos and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.