Frequently asked questions

  1. WHAT TYPE OF LESSONS DOES THE GUITAR ACADEMY OFFER?
    Our staff of qualified instructors offers a full range of electric and acoustic guitar lessons in Colorado Springs, as well as violin and piano. We teach absolute beginners to advanced players. Ages offered: Early childhood right thru to Retiree age!
  2. WHEN DO YOU OFFER LESSONS?
    We teach Monday - Friday, 12.00pm - 8:00pm. No matter what schedule you need, we can typically find a day and time slot that will work for you.
  3. HOW DO I SCHEDULE LESSONS?
    It couldn't be easier: just call us! We do not have contracts. Each student pays their monthly tuition at the beginning of the month, which holds their lesson day and time for the month.
  1. WHEN CAN I START?
    Students are welcome to begin lessons at anytime, availability permitting. Lessons are prorated based on starting time within the month.
  1. DOES MY STUDENT HAVE TO BRING THEIR OWN INSTRUMENT?
    It is always best that the student bring their own instrument when learning guitar. In the event that a student cannot bring their guitar, we offer a spare instrument for them to use in the lesson.
  2. DO YOU RENT GUITARS?
    Yes, we do, but not always! We have a small acoustic available for the under 10 crowd and we also have an electric guitar and amp available for rent. Rates are $15 per month for the acoustic and $25 per month for the electric guitar and amp. A deposit is also required. Call for more details and to check availability.
  1. CAN PARENTS SIT IN THE STUDIO DURING THE LESSONS?
    Yes! Because of our large studios, parents can sit in on any and all lessons if they wish. We understand that sometimes the student does not want the parent to be in the classroom during the lessons (teenagers!), so we have a large, comfortable waiting area.
  2. WHAT DO YOU TEACH IN THE LESSONS?
    We tailor the lessons to each student, instead of a "1 size fits all" approach. We teach practical music theory as well as guitar theory and we use the students favorite songs throughout the entire process. Our MAIN emphasis is that the student has FUN learning with us.
  1. DO YOU SELL GUITARS?
    No. However, we recommend Music Central in Colorado Springs. They always have a great variety of very affordable, quality beginner guitars in both acoustic and electric. Call them at 719-596-5553.
  1. DOES MY STUDENT HAVE TO BRING THEIR OWN INSTRUMENT?
    It is always best that the student bring their own instrument when learning guitar. In the event that a student cannot bring their instrument we can offer a spare instrument for them to use in the lesson.
  2. HOW LONG SHOULD I PRACTICE?
    For the best results, we recommend that you practice 30-60 minutes EVERYDAY! Consistent practice 7 days a week is more productive than practicing 2-3 hours twice a week. Students who practice 6-7 days per week ALWAYS out perform those who practice less.
  3. WHAT KIND OF GUITAR SHOULD I BUY?
    Acoustic or Electric. The type of guitar doesn't matter as much as the quality of the guitar. A beginner style guitar is fine, as long as you don't buy it in the toy section. The most important thing is that you like the guitar, and that it stays in tune and is playable.