At New School of Music, learning is an enjoyable and challenging experience, and great emphasis is placed on this – while pressing forward to musical excellence.
Games are used extensively throughout the learning process, and rhythmic solfege (konokol) is used as a means to learn syncopated and precise rhythmic phases. Music theory and notation is woven into the course material. The parent (or adult family member) attend the guitar lessons, and initially learn the material along with the child in order to help coach and encourage them on a daily basis.
What will I learn at NSM?
Beginning students can expect to work on simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenge or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song.
We get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or an adult returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.