Every parents wants to find a teacher and a music school they can feel confident will provide their teens with the skills and knowledge with which to explore music as they see fit.
This should be an easy task. However, it can actually be difficult to differentiate between teachers and schools when you don’t know what to look for in a music school. Many teachers and businesses can’t even explain their teaching methods, the benefits that they provide, and how they can help your teen, other than simply saying that they’ll get to learn how to play their favorite songs.
As a result, most parents-since they have no other information-end up viewing guitar lessons as a commodity. They go for the guitar teacher that is closer, cheaper, etc, rather than being able to compare their options at a deeper level.
Then, problems start to arise. Parents have the best intentions, but sometimes they simply don’t have enough information with which to truly decide what’s best for their teenager. Of all the nightmare guitar lesson tales I’ve heard, I typically stumble across a few common outcomes:
This can be a very disappointing experience. At Rochester’s School of Guitar, we certainly understand this.
And this is why we’ve devoted ourselves to raising the standard of our business and our teachers in the service of our students. We focus not only on songs, but also on fundamental music skills, and we have a great time doing it!
This new method of teaching is a dynamic, engaging, and well-tested method of instruction that will allow your teen to get the skills they want and allow them to truly explore the depths of music in a fun, creative atmosphere that is entirely different from the standard music lesson setting.
I myself started guitar when I was a teenager, and although I wound up being a good guitar player, I went through a lot of unnecessary hurdles and struggles in order to get there. However, the method of instruction at Rochester’s School of Guitar eliminates those hurdles.
You can get your teen the guitar lessons they need right here! At Rochester’s School of Guitar, your teen will:
Rochester’s School of Guitar prides itself on its proven and tested curriculum. At Rochester’s School of Guitar, your teen won’t just walk into a lesson room and have the teacher ask them what song they want to learn to play. At Rochester’s School of guitar, the teacher will tell them what to learn, when to learn it, and how to learn it properly.
You can relax knowing that we understand and have already built a plan to get your teen to play guitar at any level they desire. The only thing they need to do is show up and do what is asked of them.
At Rochester’s School of Guitar, your teen will receive materials designed specifically for their own personal situation, skill level, and goals. This means that we will be able to avoid any feelings of being overwhelmed or frustrated.
If your teen is also feeling inspired and is hungry to learn, this also means that they will be able to burn through materials and work at a faster pace, keeping them continually inspired and allowing them to develop into the guitar player that they truly want to be. It will also save you some money, because they won’t have to be here as long!
Rochester’s School of Guitar does not run a one-size-fits-all program. As your teen starts to develop beyond the beginner stage, they will have multiple other class options opening up to them, allowing them to customize their learning experience and also giving them something new and fun to try.
Chris Glyde (Head Guitar Instructor)
Faith K(2nd-year student).: “The most enjoyable aspect of Chris’s lessons is his character. I’m also not afraid to make mistakes, because they’re more of a learning experience here.”
Lindsey Hays(2nd-year student): “The most enjoyable aspect of lessons has been that I can play guitar without someone constantly watching me/criticizing me”
Parker:(2nd-year student) “Chris makes the classes fun with his great sense of humor.”
Kevin B:(2nd-year student) “Ever since I started taking lessons with Chris, my growth has been exponential. What helps me the most is that I have a plan for what to practice. It’s fun being here, and that’s what I like the most about my lessons.”
Julia(3rd-year student) : “He’s very flexible, and you don’t have to focus 100% on one topic at one time.”
P.S. We only have time to run 5 intro lessons a month, so don’t wait! Fill out that form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Yes, I am, but it’s even better then that.
I’m a member of the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle, which is a group of international guitar teachers dedicated to providing the best service and value to students all over the world. We discuss innovative teaching styles and continue to raise the bar on providing high-quality education.
We are led and trained in the acquisition of teaching skills by the world’s most successful guitar teacher, Tom Hess.
By taking lessons with me, your teenager will be learning with the most effective teaching methods in the world. These methods aren’t just theories; they have been tested and proven time and time again to help thousands of students improve their own guitar playing.
I attend live events and seminars to improve my teaching skills every year, continuing to learn more and make my service as a guitar teacher even more valuable.
Rochester’s School of Guitar has methods that have been designed to allow your teen to work at their own pace. If schoolwork needs to be a bigger focus, your teen can still learn how to play guitar without it becoming a distraction or interfering with their studies.
On top of that, the lesson times are very flexible and convenient for those with busy schedules. For example, if your teen happens to have a test and needs to study for it, he or she may come for a lesson on a different day for their lesson that week.
There are also programs that are designed specifically for kids who need to focus more on their schoolwork. During the free introductory lesson, feel free to ask me about these programs if I don’t mention them first.
Unfortunately, I don’t currently have any instruments for rent. I would like to talk to you a bit about your thinking, though. Many parents feel that they want to wait until they’re certain that their teen enjoys it before investing in a nice instrument. This sounds like a good principle in theory, but it actually has some drawbacks.
Bad guitars are harder to play, and they don’t sound as nice. This means that the chances that your teen will enjoy playing the instrument go way down, because it will be harder to play and they won’t like the sound of it.
Of course it is! I have students who live 45 minutes to an hour away who drive into Rochester for lessons on a weekly basis. The Rochester’s School of Guitar serves Rochester and all surrounding areas, including but not limited to Irondequiot, Gates, Pittsford, Penfield, Fairport, Hilton, Greece, Webster, and Henrietta.