Beginner guitar lessons at Green Hills Guitar Studio teaches you how to play basic open position chords, foundational strum patterns and rhythms, exposure to different time signatures and listening for rhythm. You will learn common chord progressions to play along with your favorite songs.
Get technical skills—like how to use a capo—when you need them. We don’t work according to some prescribed schedule that doesn’t have practical applications. Even if you’ve never picked up a guitar or bass before, you can learn to play the songs you want to hear.
If you’re not ready to take private guitar lessons with a professional Nashville guitarist, our Absolute Beginner’s Guitar Course has everything you need to get started.
At an intermediate level, guitar lessons at Green Hills Guitar Studio again are student-driven skills-based lessons that help guitar players learn the techniques to expand their abilities and repertoire. This is an area we specialize in because we approach it differently than other studios.
Working on your technique is valuable and important, but equally important is developing your ability to play dynamically and with a deeper knowledge of phrasing. Paying attention to what the other musicians are playing, playing as a unit and understanding the form and structure of music is very important in developing as a musician. Here, you will deepen your ability to actively listen and improve your ear training.
Advanced guitar players looking for a skills tune-up, get out of a rut, a new way of looking at things, some inspiration and a better understanding of your personal style solo or in a group. Shake up your normal woodshedding patterns and get a fresh perspective on your playing. Learn how to make different connections with the instrument and your music and deepen your well of inspiration. Our students are professional and amateur musicians in Nashville and around the world looking for techniques to keep them at the top of their game.
Take Guitar Lessons from Performing Nashville Artists
The student-led lessons you take at Green Hills Guitar Studio are guided by your musical taste. You don’t have to know anything except the kind of music you like to listen to, and guitar teachers Shane Lamb, Sam Farkas, Eddie Heinzelman and Timothy Campanis will help you with the skills to play those songs.
Many teachers have a set program and routine that they apply to every student—kind of a “one-size-fits-all” approach. But Green Hills Guitar Studio students enjoy learning guitar skills while they learn their favorite songs. This contextual learning means you enjoy what you’re learning, you learn faster, and practicing and lessons are much more fun.
We accept students at all skill levels. Whether you’ve never picked up a guitar before, you’re a professional looking for help getting out of a musical rut or want to learn a particular skill to sound like your favorite guitar god, we can help.
AREAS OF STUDY
Topics of instruction include:
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- Electric and acoustic guitar for all ages and levels of experience
- Preparation for recitals, contests or music school auditions
- Rock, blues and country guitar styles
- Advanced lead and rhythm guitar
- The CAGED Guitar System
- Nashville Style Guitar
- Bass, mandolin and ukulele
- Songwriting and composition: lyric, melodic, harmonic, form and structure
- Picking technique
- Open position chords, strum patterns and fundamental rhythm
- Scales and improvisation
- Sight reading and notation
- Ear training
- Music theory
- Nashville Number System and lead sheets
- Slide guitar
- Open/alternate tunings
- Classical guitar
- Songs and repertoire development
- Recording, demo recording, arranging, performance techniques and preparation/coaching
- Jazz guitar
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