Is your child interested in playing guitar?
There is no better way to learn to play guitar than with the guidance and support of a great guitar teacher. If your child has never played before, lessons at Auckland Guitar School will give them the best start possible.
Is your child struggling with their guitar playing?
Perhaps your child has tried to teach themselves online (with YouTube etc) and realised that they’re making slow progress, or has been having lessons elsewhere and isn’t enjoying them?
“I started learning guitar by watching videos on YouTube. I only learnt how to play a couple of songs and often felt overwhelmed and confused at what I should be learning. Lessons at AGS have not only helped with my guitar playing but my guitar skills overall. Whenever I’m playing now I can hear improvement and I can never wait for the next lesson.” (Nicky Mostert)
“I used to take guitar lessons before but Dylan made it much easier for me. He is a great guitar teacher. I am happy with learning new things every time and especially so many different songs. I never thought learning guitar can be so fun. I am so happy that we’ve found AGS, can’t wait for the concerts now!”
At Auckland Guitar School we provide a fun and supportive environment for your child to learn this great instrument. We focus on making sure that your child enjoys their lessons and develops the skills needed to play guitar well. We’ll help him/her be inspired and stay motivated.
Modern, structured curriculum
Our innovative teaching methods and wide-ranging curriculum help ensure your guitarist makes fast progress, with lesson materials that are relevant, engaging and featuring contemporary songs.
The School’s dedicated facilities offer a professional, relaxed environment with the use of technology and state-of the-art equipment for your child to get the most benefit from each session.
Your child can choose from a host of additional learning and performance opportunities to help them apply what they are learning.
- fun and engaging lessons
- innovative teaching methods that help ensure fast progress
- relevant material so your child can play the music they love
- inspiring, trained guitar teachers to learn from
- well-structured lessons to develop solid foundations to their playing
- additional learning and exciting performance opportunities
- convenient lessons that fit around your busy schedule
- the chance to develop lifelong skills
“I joined Auckland Guitar School last year after my 12 yr old son inspired me. He had joined Auckland Guitar School a few weeks prior, and I had this vision that we could play together! And now we do!! Even better my 8 year old son has now joined and has the bug too. Dylan has proven to be a fantastic teacher who clearly has an extremely knowledgeable background and skill in this wonderful instrument. The classes are so much fun, you learn an incredible amount in these lessons, and Dylan and Thomas’s style of teaching is suited to all walks of life! You play the latest songs on the charts, along with the good old time classics we all know. I highly recommend Auckland Guitar School, and are now spreading the word to my friends and their children. Its addictive, all three of us never want to miss a class. One thing I notice is my boys and I leave our classes with the biggest smile on our face! Love it!” (Kira Chilcott)
“Dylan is a fantastic teacher and I’ve progressed a huge amount in the short time I’ve been learning from him. My son is also attending after school sessions and is really enjoying learning. He just aced a music test playing his guitar :-)” (Rachel Barker)
“No-one in our family is musical, maybe my child won’t have the talent to play.”
Overwhelming research has shown that natural talent is a myth, and nor is it inherited from your family. Stories of child prodigies like Mozart and John Williams turn out to come down to. It’s not about “talent”, it’s about having the right guidance and support from an early age. If your child has never played an instrument before, we’ll help them do it the right way from the beginning.
“My child has other activities they’re interested in – what are the benefits of learning guitar?”
Much documented research has proved that there are huge benefits to learning to play guitar.
Playing Guitar Makes You Smarter: early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. Exposure to music also benefits your child’s reading age and IQ.
Guitarists Do Better In School: children who are exposed to music, or those who play an instrument, do better in school than those who don’t. Playing guitar improves maths skills, co-ordination and multi-level thinking. You also learn “how to learn” – through daily practice, you cultivate good habits and discover that to get the results you want you need to pay attention to detail and remain focused.
Listening: hearing is a guitarist’s most valuable asset. Learning to play the guitar helps develop your child’s ability to listen in greater detail, not to mention needing to pay attention to instructions.
Discipline: one of the qualities musicians possess is discipline. You have to be disciplined in order to master playing your guitar. There’s a lot of commitment and patience needed, a lot of showing up and doing the work, even on days when you don’t feel like it. The rewards are huge, and through music study, your child will learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and the concrete rewards of hard work.
Teamwork: playing guitar enhances teamwork skills and discipline. In order for a group of musicians to sound good, they must learn work together towards a single goal, the performance, and commit to learning music, attending rehearsals, and practising.
Self-Confidence: guitar performance teaches your child to conquer fear and to take risks. Risk-taking is essential if they are to fully develop his or her potential.
Self-Expression: the guitar provides children with a means of self-expression. Self-esteem is a by-product of this self-expression.
Creative Thinking: when learning guitar there is a great development of creative thinking as it involves not only logical thinking, but the use of intuition and spontaneity. You develop decision-making skills and enhanced abilities of problem solving. Improvisation and composition allow students to bring out their originality and creativity in music.
Fun: there’s enormous satisfaction to be gained from playing the guitar, not only in the music itself, but also from the social pleasure of sharing music with other musicians and an audience.
“My child has been having lessons elsewhere, and is losing interest.”
Sadly, all too often we come across students who have had less than satisfactory experience with other teachers. It takes more than just being able to play the guitar to teach it, and all teachers are not created equal. Don’t give up on your child’s guitar playing until you’ve spoken to us!