Get Your Child Guitar Lessons That Allow Them To Explore Music In A Fun Environment. 

For most kids, their first experience with music is an act of exploration. Unfortunately, due to the format of traditional guitar lessons, many quit their lessons believing music isn’t for them. 

Most young kids don’t want to or like to practice, and this goes for any extracurricular activity. You don’t see many young kids practicing dribbling skills or training daily to be the next karate kid. Instead, you will find kids playing basketball, wrestling with their brother, or engaging in other forms of instant gratification like youtube, video games, or T.V. 

There are two main strategies parents use to combat this lack of desire to practice. 

The first approach is the nag approach – pushing their kid to practice – Parents want their children to learn, explore new hobbies, and develop new skills, but in order to do this, practice is required. The nagging approach entails incessant reminders, constant supervision, and ultimately, a confrontation between the parent and their kid. This leaves music and guitar practice feeling like a chore/work, and many kids become resentful.

The second approach is not to stress practicing and let their kid explore guitar on their own. This is the better approach of the two, but without practicing, most parents admit they know their kid will not improve much. When kids don’t see progress, many start to believe they’re not very good at music, or they start to get bored because they get stuck playing the same things.

Both approaches have the same result; the kid walks away from music, believing music isn’t for them. One leaves because learning guitar feels like work and they’re not enjoying it; The other quits because they’re not improving; they get bored and feel that they don’t have the natural talent for guitar. 

Nobody wants this for their kid or their family – That’s where Rochester’s School of Guitar comes in.

The typical guitar lesson in Rochester:

  •  Can leave your kid toiling for months, making no progress
  •  Focuses solely on practicing and not playing which can make the process boring
  •  Requires parents to nag their kids to practice creating resentment in the kid and stress for the family
  •  Doesn’t teach kids how to enjoy the learning process
  •  Doesn’t provide the necessary engagement and community necessary for a child to grow as a person and as a young musician
  • Provides no motivation to keep the student learning and improving
  • Is either made up on the spot or is a cookie-cutter method used for everyone

Rochester’s School of Guitar has created a fun learning experience designed around practicing and playing guitar.

By joining Rochester’s School of Guitar, your child will:

  •  Learn the guitar, have fun, and get results
  •  Join a welcoming community, and develop strong social skills and teamwork
  •  Develop self-esteem and confidence
  •  Learn a skill they can carry with them for the rest of their life
  •  Develop a healthy and creative outlet for self-expression
  •  Improve their ability to focus
  •  Learn self-discipline and what it means to reach goals
  •  Learn what it means to work for a delayed benefit

And we’ll get all these results for your kid without you needing to nag them to practice; This way we don’t have to add unnecessary stress to your family life.

Chris Glyde (Head Guitar Instructor)

Madelyn (3rd-year student): “I definitely prefer this style more than the previous lessons I took. The last place was small, crowded, and it was just me and the teacher. Also, we just learned out of a book. This has been a lot more fun and a lot easier, too.”

Evan (3rd-year student): “I’ve enjoyed practicing chords and rhythm, because then you can put them together and play songs!”

Mark (2nd-year student): “I’ve enjoyed group classes more than privates; there’s more humor and more energy in the room.”

Sofia (2nd-year student): “Learning about guitar is fun! Everyone is friendly and funny.”

At Rochester’s School of Guitar, your child will also get these added benefits:

Games and Activities:

When a kid is learning to play a sport, they practice, so that they can play the game. At Rochester’s School of Guitar, we like to set up our lessons with the same concept -each lesson has an aspect of practicing and playing.

Through these activities your child will develop a life-long skill, a love for learning and a
passion for music.


Personalized Content:

Every bit of information that you are given at Rochester’s School of Guitar—as well as the songs that you will play—will be personalized to your specific needs, situation, and current skill level. This will allow you to move at your own pace so that you can relax and enjoy the learning process without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. And this will also allow you the oppprtunity to move very fast through the levels if you’re looking for a heavier workload and quicker results.

Whatever you put in is what you will get back, and this works great for both the business trip enthusiasts and the practice savants.


Multiple Class Options:

Rochester’s School of Guitar understands that every child and family has different needs. And in order to accommodate these needs, Rochester’s School of Guitar offers many different formats for lessons and classes that no other guitar school in Rochester can offer.

This will allow both you and your child to personally tailor the musical experience, making it more enjoyable-and also making sure that your child gets exactly what they came for.

More class options will open up to them as they become better guitar players, and this will provide them with an even more engaging experience while also giving them something new and more challenging to look forward to in the future.


I am 100% confident that your child’s experience with Rochester’s School of Guitar will be much more beneficial and fun for them than traditional lessons. Take the time to find out yourself:

or Call: (585) 530-2201

Frequently Asked Questions.

1. What makes you so sure your method is better?

I’m part of an international group of guitar teachers/music teachers called the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle. In this program, the best music teachers around the globe discuss current teaching methods and ways to improve our students’ experiences.

Through my years of studying ALOT of teaching methods, as well as the knowledge that I’ve gained as a part of this program, I am 100% confident that my teaching method is the best method available.

2. My child is very shy, will this method work for her?

This method of instruction is great for shy children! She will be able to find other children who are interested in what she’s learning, so she will continue to make more friends. She will also build confidence in herself as she continues to improve as a player!

If you’re looking for ways to get your shy child to open up, this is the best guitar lesson approach in Rochester that you can take.

3.Does playing guitar require natural talent?

Natural talent is just guessing correctly. Yes, people have differing levels of ability when they start out, but I’m certain that anyone can learn to play guitar. I am 100% certain of that.

The reason that a good number of childrens never become competent guitar players, even after taking lessons, is because the traditional learning process for guitar is boring!

If it was fun, then every child would become skilled and reap the rewards that we discussed about above, which is why my teaching method is designed to provide more entertainment value.

4. What if I buy an expensive instrument, and then my child does not stick with the lessons?

This fear is a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. If you buy your child a cheap guitar, and he doesn’t like the feel or sound of the guitar, there’s a higher chance that he will not want to continue learning.

But if you buy your child a decent guitar that he thinks is really cool, sounds great, and is fun to play, the chances are much greater that he will continue to be excited to play the instrument and continue to learn.

If you want your child to have a greater chance at success, I would recommend buying them a nicer instrument.

5. What if I don’t have enough time to drive my kids around to all the lessons?

No problem! All lessons are designed to be convenient and to allow for flexibility, so you can come when you’re ready.If your child has a school test, for example, you won’t need to come. And if you want to run to the supermarket and fit the guitar lessons in within other errands, you would be able to do so.

Rochester’s School of Guitar provides the most flexible schedule for children looking to take guitar lessons in Rochester.

6. My daughter has taken lessons before and she didn’t like them. What if she has the same experience at your school?

I am very confident that she will have a different experience here, because the teaching method is completely different. Different method, different result. I also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so that you have an entire month to decide if this style of instruction is right for her.