• Ages 8 to adult
  • Lessons customized to YOUR interests and goals
  • Learn from an expert and friendly guitar teacher who will encourage and support your musical growth and skill development
  • 30-minute private lessons available to beginner students ages 10 & younger
  • 45-minute and 60-minute private lessons available for students of all levels & ages
  • Acoustic and electric guitar taught
Guitar Lessons Overview

Our private guitar lessons will provide a fun introduction to the guitar while laying a foundation of solid musicianship. Not only will students learn proper guitar technique and performance practice, but they will also develop a broad range of musical skills and a basic understanding of music theory. Lessons are tailored to each student's needs, interests, and skill level, from beginner to intermediate. If you're in need of a guitar for lessons, be sure to check out our Guide to Purchasing a Guitar.
Guitar Curriculum

Private guitar lessons will focus on:
  • Developing natural, healthy guitar technique and practice habits
  • Learning to play melody lines and various chord strumming and fingerpicking patterns
  • Reading musical notation (both on a musical staff and guitar tablature) and chord diagrams
  • Reading and performing rhythms
  • Building a repertoire of guitar literature
  • Learning to interpret and express guitar music of diverse styles and genres (folk, rock, etc.)
  • Learning basic care and maintenance of acoustic or electric guitars
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Guitar Lessons at Hoffman Academy
Hoffman Academy of Music | 12660 NW Cornell Road, Portland Oregon 97229 | 503.336.3121
"Joe is genuine in teaching and his enjoyment in sharing guitar skills."
- Academy Parent
Spring 2015 Open Registration Begins December 18