From classical to rock, blues and jazz, guitar study at Third Street embraces all styles of music with a comprehensive approach and an emphasis on proper technique. Individual, duo and group lessons are offered for students from 5 years old to adult.
Students can write songs and rock out in one of our bands, play in a jazz group, join a classical guitar ensemble and perform in our regularly scheduled guitar recitals.
Students may opt for Suzuki approach-based lessons which pair individual instruction with a weekly Repertoire Class that immerses the student in the world of music with a group of their peers, or a traditionally taught class for those over 5, who have begun to read words.
Instruction for guitar is available in focused, one-on-one individual lessons; in shared partner lessons where two students of a similar level learn from the same teacher; and in larger group lessons for 3-5 students that are a great place for beginning students to start.
The Guitar Department also provides a special Acoustic Guitar for Children curriculum, focused on students ages 5 to 8 that uses size-appropriate, nylon-stringed classical guitars and methods geared toward young beginners to teach them the basic skills and techniques required to play all styles of guitar.
Third Street offers many performance opportunities to its students, including Music Hours, Studio Recitals, Department Recitals and more. Click here for details on these fun and fulfilling opportunities.
Students are encouraged to join and play in one of the School’s many ensembles. Ensembles available to guitar students include Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Bands, Rock Bands, and Guitar Instrumental Ensemble.