Beginner Guitar Lessons For Kids Ages 5 to 12
Kids learn to play guitar online, at home, with live teachers! Gentle Guitar™ offers online guitar lessons for kids, in the comfort of your home, via Skype video conference call. Is your child older than 12? Go to Beginner Guitar Lessons for Teens & Adults
Finally, the fun and professional guitar learning method used by hundreds of kids and youth students around the world is accessible to you and your child in the comfort of your home.
No more struggling to learn guitar on YouTube or from ineffective local instructors who are not experienced or trained to teach kids and younger children. Now the world’s top specialists in kids guitar tuition can come to you no matter where you live. As long as you have a reliable Internet connection and access to Skype (or FaceTime) you can connect with a live teacher who will step you and your child through everything you need to know to get started learning beginner guitar the fast, easy and proven way.
Gabriel (Tennessee, USA)
We first found out about Gentle Guitar through The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and have been taking lessons since March 2017. Our son loved it so much that after the free trial we decided to continue the lessons. We were skeptical at first, but after the first couple of lessons on Skype we quickly realized that this was an amazing way for our son to learn how to play guitar.
Our son is a perfectionist of the highest order. We have found that learning to play the guitar has offered him a way to learn how to deal with his perfectionism. Most people cannot simply sit down and play an instrument. It takes practice. This is something he is not used to having to do and it's been great for him!
Inga and John have been fantastic at engaging our son with his guitar lessons while also providing him with patience and encouragement. I love how the instructors really get to know the child and then incorporate the interests of the child into the lessons making them more engaging. This is an amazing program especially for sensitive, intense and perfectionist type kiddos who may not do well in a regular lesson setting. Don't hesitate! Give it a try and see for yourself!
Kids under 8 years old don’t need a guitar!
Kids ages 5 to 8 don’t need a guitar to try the lesson. We’ll go through a fun activity booklet introducing music theory and written notation. We’ll clap simple rhythm patterns, trace notes, and have fun learning together. Kids ages 8+ do need a guitar during the trial lesson.
This is a no obligation free trial music theory and guitar lesson for kids ages 5 to 12. Kids who try the free lesson end up loving it! You may wish to consider that the ongoing cost of weekly tuition is between $25 and $30 per one-on-one lesson taught once a week.
The Gentle Guitar™ Original Method For Kids
While most other guitar methods for kids focus on strumming popular songs, at Gentle Guitar™ we care about giving your child the best possible musical foundation. Therefore our method is both fun and academic. Kids learn to read and write music, write their own songs, establish good playing form, and have fun with age-appropriate musical activities that stimulate the brain and build character.
The Gentle Guitar™ method is designed for children. It adapts to the child’s individual level of development. A five year old can follow along just as easily as a twelve year old. Complex musical content is broken down into fun written activities, easy progressive exercises and musical games.
While most other guitar methods for kids focus on strumming popular songs, at Gentle Guitar™ we care about giving your child the best possible musical foundation. That’s why our method is both fun and academic. Our program is a great introduction to guitar that preps the student correctly for a more advanced classical guitar or pop guitar focus later on.
The Gentle Guitar™ method, at its core, has your child’s overall development in mind.
Kids learn to:
- Read Music
- Write Music
- Write Their Own Songs
- Establish Good Playing Form
- Develop good practice habits
- Have Fun Playing Music
The Gentle Guitar™ method provides a truly comprehensive system of music learning for kids.
Lesson after lesson, your child will become a talented musician who can play, read and understand music.
The method was created back in 2013, originally for use in various settings, including one-to-one, groups and classroom lessons. Since 2015 it has been optimised for online tuition and is now taught 100% on Skype (or FaceTime) to students all around the world.
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Real Progress & Results
Our proven program has been taught since 2013 in various settings including one-to-one, groups, and classroom lessons. Since 2015 our lessons have been optimised for online tuition and taught 100% on Skype to students all around the world. Check out the student-performances and parent-testimonials.
Aaron B. (Chicago, USA)
I first discovered Gentle Guitar through Pinterest, as I was researching options of adding guitar instruction to our homeschool curriculum. I appreciated that with Gentle Guitar we can have the lessons at home and at a time convenient for our family and homeschool routine. I love that Aaron's lesson is in the morning as part of our homeschool day. I value Gentle Guitar as a component of our overall homeschool curriculum, not just something "extra-curricular."
We decided to try the online lessons because the cost of Gentle Guitar over Skype was essentially the same as what a local instructor would charge, yet much more convenient! Guitar has been a wonderful outlet for Aaron's musical expression. He's learning not just music theory and guitar skills, but he's growing in creativity, discipline, and perseverance. As a mom, I appreciate that Gentle Guitar lives up to the name and is truly gentle! The pace is individualized for the student, our teacher’s demeanor is very warm and encouraging. People are amazed when they find out Aaron attends lessons through Skype, but it's such a wonderful way for him to learn. And because I sit with Aaron through the lesson, I'm actually learning right along with him! If a family intends to pursue guitar instruction, there's no reason not to give Gentle Guitar a try.
Here’s How It Works
The first thing you can do is book a free no obligation trial lesson. If you’ve never tried learning online with a live teacher before, you’re in for a treat! Experience it first-hand to make sure that this format works for you. Our students tell us that it’s the best thing they’ve done because now they feel like they get a professional and specialized lesson without ever having to leave home. It’s convenient and it saves travel time and money.[/one_half_last]
- First you will book a free trial lesson and receive a free kids activity PDF workbook which you can then print out and have handy with some color pencils.
- You’ll pick a time that suits you to meet with a friendly and experienced teacher. You will connect on Skype, (or faceTime) right in the comfort of your home.
- Your teacher will ask you about your goals and will take the time to get to know your child.
- After establishing a connection with your child, the teacher will encourage you and your child to participate in the lesson by going through simple exercises in the fun PDF activity workbook.
- Kids love the workbook because it helps break the ice and gets them to engage with music by tracing, writing, counting and clapping.
- Kids between ages 5 and 8 don’t need a guitar during the lesson. There will be plenty to do getting to know the A, B, C’s of music.
- Older kids ages 9+ do need a guitar at the trial lesson because they will be shown simple guitar exercises and they will need an instrument to follow along. (See how to choose the right guitar for a child).
- As a parent you’ll get to participate in the lesson and experience our efficient lesson format. Our method is a very homeschool-friendly curriculum that encourages parental participation.
- You’ll experience the warmth and professionalism of your teacher, and ask any questions you have about online tuition and in general about guitar lessons for kids. Our teachers work exclusively with kids and have years of experience helping kids learn guitar the right way from the start.
- When you will see how relaxed and engaged your child feels during the lesson, then you can take your time to decide as a family whether the Skype lesson format with Gentle Guitar is the right fit for you.
Starting The Tuition
After the first free trial lesson, if you decide to sign up for the tuition, you and your teacher will pick a fixed weekly lesson time that suits you and your family. Once you agree on a time, you’ll receive a PayPal invoice. At Gentle Guitar you pre-pay for 4 lessons at a time. So if for some reason you need to stop lessons, there’s no contract or commitment. You can stop anytime. The cost of ongoing tuition varies between $25 and $30 per week depending on the tuition option you select. Your teacher will explain everything during your first free trial lesson.
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WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE
Any device such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone meets these requirements.
A Skype account is necessary to be connected to the teacher.
All kids must be accompanied by a parent or adult during the first lesson.
Kids under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult at every lesson and at all times during the instruction.
Families with kids ages 5 – 8 do NOT need a guitar or a musical instrument to try the first free lesson. The first lesson is designed as an introduction to music. You’ll get a fun music theory activity booklet that you’ll have to print out and have handy during the lesson. You and your child will clap rhythms and learn to read, trace, color and write music notes.
Families with kids ages 9 – 12 DO need access to a tuned guitar to try the first free lesson. Your child will learn how to read and write music, as well as get an introduction to playing the guitar.