(626) 282-1400
     226 E. Main St.
Private lessons can be started at any time
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If you are looking for guitar lessons in Alhambra, CA - you have come to the right place!

The Alhambra School of Music has been teaching guitar lessons to hundreds of students since opening in 2006. We are now one of the largest music schools in the entire San Gabriel Valley. Our guitar classes are offered at our state of the art facility, conveniently located on East Main St just two short blocks east of Garfield Ave. (Between Chapel and Garfield Ave.) We teach all styles of acoustic, electric, and bass guitar including rock, classical, metal, popular, blues and jazz.

All of our highly qualified guitar teachers have university degrees in music and have experience teaching children and adults. The lessons are conducted in our individual air conditioned, sound treated teaching rooms. Parents are welcome to sit in on the lessons, observe the classes through the observation windows in every door, or wait in our large and comfortable waiting room.

What is the best age to start taking guitar lessons?

7 years old is the earliest we generally recommend for guitar lessons. Guitar playing requires a fair amount of pressure on the fingertips while pressing on the strings. Children under 7 usually have small hands and may find playing uncomfortable. In some cases, younger children will be accepted after an evaluation. Bass guitar students generally are 10 years old and older If a child is younger than 7 and still has an interest in starting music we recommend taking one of our music classes geared for our youngest students.

Our group preschool music classes for ages 18 months to 4 1/2 years old, give children the foundational skills of rhythm, melody, and ear training as well as exposure to all styles of music. This program helps to develop the basic music competence that will give them future success in private guitar lessons. You can learn about our preschool music classes by clicking here. Piano or violin is also a great choice for students ages 4 to 7 years old. For 4 & 5 year olds we have our "Piano Toons" class and 6 year olds can take private piano lessons. By the time a child is 7 years old, they are then ready for guitar lessons. Adults can get started at any age. We have had several beginner students in their 70's and even a few in their 80's!

6 ways to get the most out of guitar lessons:

  • Take lessons in a professional teaching environment.
  • Use nationally recognized teaching materials.
  • Insist on private one on one instruction.
  • Take lessons from a qualified, university trained teacher.
  • Choose music that is interesting to you or your child.
  • Select a school that offers regular optional performance opportunities.

Call us today at 626-282-1400 or visit
The Alhambra School of Music and start learning guitar today!
We also offer a variety of other programs. Click here to go back to list of instruments.

226 E. Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801
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