Welcome to Rochester School of Guitar, Rochester’s only music school dedicated exclusively to playing the guitar. Whether you’re a hobbyist just looking to learn how to play some songs, a kid looking to have fun and explore music for the first time, or a veteran guitar player looking to sharpen his chops and get to that next level, Rochester’s School of Guitar can help.

Rochester’s School of Guitar offers a unique service with no one-size-fits-all programs. Please click on the link for the type of lesson you’re looking for:
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No One-Size-Fits-All Programs
Rochester’s School of Guitar is the only school in Rochester that can provide you with a variety of possible programs to meet your specific needs. You won’t find that any other guitar lessons in Rochester offer anything like this.

Guitar lessons for kids run differently, have different focuses, and are simply taught differently than adult guitar lessons. There are a variety of lesson types. Many students have individual lesson schedules that differ greatly from one another, based on their particular needs and goals.

The best part is that, as years go by and your skills grow and develop, there will always be new guitar lesson programs available to you to match each advancement that you make.

Typically, only a couple of tired old guitar lesson options (30-minute private lesson or 1-hour private lesson) that you could find anywhere.
Qualified Teachers
All instructors are qualified and trained in teaching concepts that are specifically targeted towards the guitar, as well as any type of technique or skill that you would want to learn. This training is ongoing and never stops, because there’s always something new to learn!

Rochester’s School of Guitar keeps up with all of the latest guitar lesson training methods via the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle. The EGTIC is a program of international guitar teachers led by master guitar teacher Tom Hess. Training happens all year round, highlighted by two weeks of in-person training outside of Chicago.

Lots of money and time is invested in this training, and the results speak for themselves!

You’ll see teachers who have degrees in guitar performance, music theory, or songwriting, but in many cases, they actually have no teaching background at all. They also usually never have had any teacher training, and they don’t work to improve their skills as a teacher.
Geometric Teaching method:
At Rochester’s School of Guitar, instruction is based on a geometric teaching method that’s designed to get you to have more fun, learn faster, and learn better. This is an all-encompassing 5-step process that will allow you to become the total package guitar player. Give this great guitar teaching method a shot for one year, and you’ll be surprised how much and how quickly you grow! The other guitar lessons in Rochester have no teaching methodology. Lessons tend to be winged lessons: “What song do you want to learn? Great, I’ll show you the chords.” Some will also be taught out of method books that are not catered to a student’s specific needs.

If there is a method at all, it tends to be a linear method of instruction. A linear method of instruction will make your journey to become a good guitar player much longer.

Music is a bunch of skills executed at the same time. If you only focus on one skill at a time, not only will you get bored of practicing, but your other skills will dissipate as you switch focus from skill to skill.

Planned curriculum for better results:
No more winged, unplanned guitar lessons that are formed right when you walk in the door with no preparation. No more teachers asking you what you want to learn.

At Rochester’s School of Guitar, the teachers take the reins. After all, you wouldn’t tell a math teacher how to teach you math. Why should you tell a guitar teacher how to teach you guitar?

Rochester’s School of Guitar follows a set curriculum of success that has worked for hundreds of students, and it will work for you, too! No guesswork, only a path designed to help you reach your guitar playing goals in the fastest, easiest, and most effective manner possible.

The typical guitar lessons available in Rochester do not have an established plan or path for the students. The lesson material is written down on paper and made up on the spot instead of prepared beforehand and catered to the individual. This lack of specialized approach will make it take much longer to meet your goals, if you ever meet them at all.
Innovative system for dealing with practice for better results
For those of you who may struggle with practicing at home, and for parents sick of chasing their kid around and pestering them to practice, Rochester’s School of Guitar has a specific method to assist in the act of practicing the guitar in order to make sure that everyone who enrolls gets the results they want.

For those of you who have no problem practicing at home, this system will also greatly benefit you because it will make sure that you know exactly what needs to be done step by step so that you know that every time you pick up your instrument, you will be improving your skills.

Typically, guitar lessons have no system or method to help with the act of practicing outside of the lesson. You may or may not even know what to practice when you get home, and you may or may not even know how to practice at home. If you don’t learn how to practice efficiently, your results will suffer.

If you’re a parent, you’ll have to nag your kids to practice if they don’t take the initiative on their own. Because if you can’t get them to practice, then you’ll be wasting a lot of money.

Learn more than just songs: ( accommodation of interests)
Songs are definitely taught at Rochester’s School of Guitar, but that’s not the only thing we teach. For those of you looking to develop your music skills, you’ve come to the right place. We make sure to cover a wide variety of subjects that most guitar lessons in Rochester never even touch, including the application and integration of skills, guitar phrasing, and much more. Outdated, winged song-only lessons that you don’t need to be paying for. Anyone can find a couple of chords online and try to play them together. This is why some people believe that they don’t even need guitar lessons anymore. But at Rochester School of Guitar, you will learn why you need real, in-person guitar lessons to perfect your skills.
A Fun Environment:
Have a ton of fun in a relaxed, warm, and welcoming environment that you’ll want to come back to week after week and year after year as your skills advance

Rochester’s School of Guitar offers many different options in terms of how to play and learn with others who are also interested in guitar. This creates a great dynamic community in which people interested in guitar lessons in Rochester can come together, learn about the instrument, and have a blast with friends while also improving their playing skills at the same time.

You’ll learn guitar while being squeezed into a 4-foot room with a single guitar teacher who is constantly looking at your hands. Then, after about 6 to 8 months, most people get bored of this setting and quit. So, if you’re taking guitar lessons in Rochester and looking for ongoing personal enjoyment, this is not the best option for you.
Teaches Contemporary Guitar:
Rochester’s School of Guitar specializes in rock, pop, blues, metal, alternative, and other contemporary styles of guitar. If you’re looking to learn contemporary guitar, you should take lessons from someone who is actually a contemporary guitar teacher. Classical guitar and contemporary guitar differ vastly in terms of rhythmic structures, theory, phrasing, and the use of the actual instrument.

When was the last time you saw a classical guitar player bend a string? The answer: never! If you’re looking for expert quality contemporary guitar education, then welcome aboard. We’ll be happy to have you and to help make your guitar playing the best it can be.

Rochester Encompasses many styles of teachers. Very heavily Jazz and classical, some contemporary teachers.

Curious about all these claims? Well, Rochester’s School of Guitar can back every single one of them up. Get started by going to the top of the page and click on the type of lesson that you’re looking for. (In Blue blocks for CTA attention)

Curious about all these claims? Well, Rochester’s School of Guitar can back every single one of them up. Get started by going to the top of the page and click on the type of lesson that you’re looking for.

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Personal Promise and Mission:

Rochester’s School of Guitar promises to deliver high-quality, fun education to anyone looking for guitar lessons in Rochester or the surrounding communities. These lessons will also allow you to become independent from your teacher so that you can constantly improve your guitar skills even when you’re not taking lessons.

Teaching guitar is primarily about the individual person who wants to learn and improve. Teaching the material is the easy part, but Rochester’s School of Guitar also makes a personal promise to cater to and assist every student over the years

while they study here, and to ultimately help them develop into the guitar players that they want to become.