A Simple, But Powerful Way to Introduce Children to Guitar
We think it’s a myth that people are born with natural musical talent. ‘Naturals’ are usually just people exposed to music very young.
So in a way, we manufacture natural talent by introducing your child to music at an early age, then inspiring them to stick with it for the long haul.
Here’s an overview of how we do that:
- We make sure every class is fun in and of itself. At this age, it’s critical to strike the right balance of play and learning.
- We use our ‘Songbird Samurais’ program to gamify at-home practice so that our students can ‘level up’ by mastering different skills. Your little one will earn different color guitar straps, similar to karate belts. This keeps them motivated by setting goals and helping them to perceive their progress.
- Perhaps best of all, your child will learn to jam with other musicians, and even have the opportunity to take the stage with a band at our school concerts!
Children this age are not too young to learn to play guitar – if you teach them the right way. We start by setting appropriate expectations, then apply teaching techniques that are fun, engaging and help kids learn to love music for a lifetime.
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Or, keep reading to hear all about what we do at Songbird Music Lessons and why so many families have become fans for life.
Small Group Guitar Class
… learn the fundamentals alongside friends in a supportive environment
You know the old saying, “Give a person a fish and they’ll eat for a day; but teach them to fish, and they’ll eat for a lifetime?”
Well, the fundamentals class is where your child will start learning to fish. It’s here they will learn foundational music skills and theory so that, down the road, they’ll be able to teach themselves anything they want to play.
Right from the start, your child will work on:
- Strumming technique
- Lead playing and ripping solos
- Chords and scales
- Finger-style picking
- Rhythm guitar
- Acoustic and electric techniques
- Ear and pitch training
- Music theory that lets them understand how a song works and enables them to improvise and write their own music
- Plus, they’ll learn how to play iconic songs from the Beatles to Ed Sheeran, and in the process, study what makes them great.
Why learn this in a group? Primarily, it’s because there’s no benefit to learning it individually. The group means it’s more fun and better organized, but it also creates significant cost savings.
Group classes are a ton of fun, but we also offer students…
Self-Directed Individual Lessons
… join your teacher in person or online.
It’s essential to learn to fish for yourself – but it’s also a good idea to eat today!
Your child’s self-directed individual lessons allow them to work on their own material with one of our role-model instructors. They can learn their favorite song or learn something their grandmother will love on her birthday. It’s entirely up to them.
We have to teach your child to play things they’re passionate about. Otherwise, why bother learning all those skills taught in the fundamentals class?
Here are some ways your child might use their self-directed individual lessons:
- Create a simplified version of a complicated song
- Break down a difficult piece with your teacher to learn it more easily
- Change a hip-hop jam into an acoustic ballad
- Turn an acoustic ballad into a hip-hop jam
- Learn to play in the style of their favorite musician
- Arrange music played by a band for solo guitar, so they can perform it at a talent show
- Work on writing their first songs with a pro
- Or just get extra help on what we’re covering in the group class…
You’re probably beginning to see that you’re giving your child everything they need to become a real musician, just with the fundamentals class and individual lessons.
But as the old infomercials used to say, “Wait! There’s more!”
We also give you…
Our “Songbird Samurais” Practice Program
Our “Songbird Samurais” program does three critical things:
- Systemizes the skills of playing guitar into an easy-to-follow curriculum. Your child will learn what they need to know, right when they need it know it.
- Provides regular incentives for effort and achievement in ‘level ups’ to different colored guitar straps.
- Gives families a written system to practice at home and easy lessons to follow. There’s no stress for children or their parents about practicing.
Organized Jam Sessions
… learn to play with friends
You don’t want your child to just sit on the edge of their bed and jam at home for the rest of your lives, do you?
Of course not! You want them to be a Songbird rockstar!
… or at least you want to be able to enjoy the rich, rewarding experience of connecting with other humans on a musical level.
The problem is, that is a challenge most guitar students never overcome.
One of the most significant drawbacks to just doing private lessons with a music teacher is that your child never learns to play with a band. And, if they never learn to play with others, odds are they won’t advance as quickly and won’t find music fun enough to stick with.
That’s why the Songbirds program includes opportunities and coaching to play with other musicians.
At first, your child will practice playing with other students in their fundamentals class. After a very short amount of time (maybe 3-6 months), they’ll be ready to attend our organized jam sessions, which are included in your membership.
… watch with pride as your child takes the stage
Songbird provides lots of ways for you to get out and play.
Because, believe us when we say, playing live is about the most hair-raising, adrenaline-infused, exhilarating adventure your child may ever go on!
Plus, there’s no better way to build self-confidence than overcoming pre-stage jitters and rising to the occasion.
We do our best to make our concerts an enjoyable experience for parents. That means keeping things relatively short, doing them at fabulous venues, and even having some of our staff play a song or two.
Best of all, these opportunities are included in your membership as well.
All in all, Songbird Guitar Lessons are truly…
An Unbeatable Bargain
Songbird lessons are less than $30 an hour.
Songbird lessons are less than 1/2 the cost of taking private lessons from an ordinary teacher – where you don’t get the step-by-step curriculum, flexible scheduling, or the organized jam sessions.
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