GuitarSmart
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GuitarSmart
Music lessons for Guitar, Bass, Piano and More

What we do

Child Beginners

A fun learning experience
GuitarSmart tailors children's lessons to take advantage of each student's strengths. We teach music that is fun and engaging that grows with the student's abilities.

Music Reading
Fundamentals are important! GuitarSmart helps young students learn to read real sheet music early and we make it fun!

Build confidence
Lessons at GuitarSmart teach students how to problem solve. We provide a fun and balanced challenge that will leave kids feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Adult Beginners

Chord Strumming
Learn the rock n roll musical language of rhythm guitar.

Lead Guitar
Learn the basics of how to play impressive rock n' roll and blues leads.

Sheet Music
We introduce sheet music concepts early and in a way that makes it easy for beginners to start learning the RIGHT WAY!

Intermediate and Advanced Students

More Vocabulary. Less Scales.
We likes scales as much as the next musician, but GuitarSmart knows how to focus on music vocabulary with the theory and grids as a supporting skill rather than the defining one.

Teaching the Skills the Real Pros Use
GuitarSmart can train aspiring musicians in the skills they need to land gigs. Advanced rhythmic concepts, sight reading, playing over changes are covered as well as how to play well in multiple styles and settings. 

Teaching the Important Skills

Blues and Rock n Roll

Improvisation
Learn the musical language that built America. GuitarSmart focuses on the blues vocabulary as well as the skills behind the greatest rock recordings.

Rhythm Guitar and Chords
We focus on teaching the unique harmony and chord progressions found in rock and blues music. Going beyond the simple 12 bar patterns, we dissect what made this music great.

 

Pop and Country

Nashville Numbers
Learn tunes fast like the Nashville studio pros

Ensemble Playing
Learn to sit in with a group of musicians and find your unique 'voice' in the mix

Chord Voicing
GuitarSmart teaches how to understand chords over and harmony found in popular music. 

 

 

Heavy Metal

Picking
Popular picking techniques such as directional picking, alternate picking, and sweeping. 

Syncopated Rhythm Playing
Master the intricate and fast rhythms unique to heavy metal. Everything from from groove metal to modern 'core' breakdowns are covered.

 

Jazz and Fusion

Bebop Improvisation
The nitty gritty of one of the most challenging forms of musical expression. GuitarSmart goes deeper than the typical 'scales' method and fleshes out the real VOCABULARY of this amazing music. 

Fusion
Advanced concepts such as odd meters, modal and 'outside' playing, as well as pop/smooth crossover styles.

Register online or by phone

Register your time slot and pay for lessons online or call 312-600-8238 to enroll by phone.