At Lindeblad School of Music we are dedicated to providing the right tools to foster the highest musical potential in every student. All guitar students are taught systematically in the following areas: technique, musicianship, sight-reading and theory. Beginner students start with a traditional classical guitar playing approach. Students wanting to pursue electric and acoustic guitar studies focusing on genres like pop, rock or jazz are encouraged to tailor a personalized curriculum with their instructor based on the same motto of discipline and with the same serious approach of study but with the freedom of exploring different musical forms.
Lessons are offered on classical, acoustic, and electric guitar as well as fretted instruments like bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin. We offer various performance opportunities, assessment options, as well as Ensemble playing opportunities. The LSM guitar ensemble is one of the top level youth guitar ensembles in NJ, performing three consecutive years at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.
We also offer a Pre-College program in preparation for auditions, competition and career-building for serious students focused on attending music school and pursuing music as a career.
Friends of LSM
"I learned to play the guitar when I was 14. I put it down and I didn’t pick it up again until my son was born. It’s the best thing I ever did cause I get to jam out with my kids now. It’s just an amazing feeling." - Rich from Cedar Grove NJ
"Learning to play and be a musician myself has taken my joy to a new level." - Ken from West Caldwell NJ
"The discipline that’s required and learned through practicing will definitely carry on with me to other facets of my life." - Dan from Fairfield NJ
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Our faculty are highly-successful, experienced and caring musicians and teachers. Graduates from some of the most prestigious universities, they possess years of teaching experience, and enjoy sharing their love of music and education with our students. Click here for a list of our extraordinary faculty.
"The goal of a music teacher is not to teach notes but to incite passion." Mr. Alex Valencia, guitar department chair
Each student is paired with a faculty member who assesses needs and guides students toward achieving their goals. Lessons are offered in 15, 30, 45, and 60 minutes intervals. Private lessons continue year-round. Tuition is due the first day of each month and charged through our monthly payment system.
Monthly Tuition (4 lessons): $120/15min, $220/30min, $300/45min, $380/60min.
Tuition is pro-rated to reflect the school calendar and students starting mid-month.
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BACK-TO SCHOOL SPECIAL: Schedule a FREE trial lesson before August 26th.
We encourage all students interested in private lessons to visit us for an information session. Share your goals and questions with us. It will help us determine which teacher will be the right match for you.
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