about our guitar program
Guitar instruction is offered as a weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute private lesson on electric or acoustic guitar. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons are available in a variety of different styles such as rock, pop, classical, r&b, christian, and more. We also offer lessons in electric bass and ukulele. Whatever your goals are, our teachers are here to help you and customize a lesson plan for you.
Beginner guitar students of all ages will learn how to read standard and tab notation, play melodies, chords, and improvise. All students are highly encouraged to bring recordings of their favorite songs, band, or players to learn their favorite songs. Method books will likely be supplemented to ensure a well-rounded musical development.
Guitar lessons for intermediate to advanced students will focus on expanding technique, repertoire, theory, and learning to transcribe. Intermediate students are typically graduated out of using method books and starting to learn more complex pieces of music.
Our guitar teachers can help give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take out your guitar or ukulele and play your favorite songs for family and friends. The ukulele is also a great instrument for kids and adults to learn. They are affordably priced and easier to play than a guitar, so ukulele lessons are a fun way for kids to get started before taking guitar lessons.
Ukulele, bass, lute, & MANDOLIN lessons
All of our guitar teachers provide ukulele lessons, and many also offer additional instruments such as bass, lute, mandolin, and more! Be sure to ask us about availability if you are interested in those instruments.
WHAT SETS US APART
BY FAMILY, FOR FAMILY
Cincinnati School of Music is owned and operated by Anna & Joe Backer, a husband and wife team who are life-long musicians. They reside in Cincinnati with their two daughters and strive every day to make CSM the best possible music learning experience for students.
At Cincinnati School of Music, we provide experienced and talented music teachers who are skilled at teaching students of widely varying ages, experience levels, and personalities.
UNPARALLELED CUSTOMER SERVICE
We take pride in providing the best possible customer experience, and we have professional and friendly office staff available 7 days a week to quickly assist you with any questions about enrolling in lessons, scheduling, student recitals, and student activities.
TROPHIES, AWARD CERTIFICATES, AND WRISTBANDS TO CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENT
We are the only music school in Cincinnati that gives their students the opportunity to earn special wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies, AND certificates for passing musical tests. Our students practice hard and are motivated to succeed so that they can earn their awards. And best of all - this system is free of charge for all CSM students!
WIDEST RANGE OF LESSON TIMES
We have lessons available 7 days a week to accommodate your busy schedule.