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Why should I learn to play music? Why group lessons?

The benefits of playing an instrument are plentiful and very well documented. Learning to play an instrument for pleasure in a relaxed atmosphere is first and foremost a source of joy and well-being as well as an opportunity to challenge ourselves. The sound of 2, 3 or 4 guitars played simultaneously exudes a unique richness, much like a choir or an orchestra. In addition, learning with other adults strengthens our motivation since challenges and victories alike are shared. In addition, this communal experience allows us to create relationships with others who share the love and passion of our hobby.

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Who are these lessons for?

This course is designed both for adults with no prior knowledge of music and for those who wish to continue or perfect their knowledge.

What is the expected group size?

Ensembles will be composed of 2 to 4 players.

How often will lessons be offered and in what format?

Lessons will be offered weekly in the form of 60-minute in-person sessions in Rockland, Ontario. Each lesson term will last from 3 to 4 months at a time.

What will I learn?

  • To develop a healthy posture and technique that will allow you to play without tension and pain.
  • To read music in standard notation on a musical staff.
  • The rudiments of music theory (scales, rhythm, harmony etc.)
  • Various pieces from many eras and cultures.
  • To develop your musical ear, meaning your active listening skills and sensitivity to the elements of music.

How much does it cost?

Tuition costs $40 per week. In addition to weekly 60 minute lessons, this includes:

  • All printed material
  • Custom-made videos designed to reinforce learned techniques and principles
  • Time for discussion and team-building over a coffee at the end of each session
  • Performance opportunities in your community
  • Being in the loops for all things classical guitar in the Ottawa region

How are ensembles formed?

Groups will be formed in accordance to the following criteria:
Level of prior music knowledge and experience
Participant availability for regular weekly sessions
Participants are encouraged to sign up with friends, family or colleagues if applicable

Where should I go to sign up or if I have any questions?

You can contact me by email ( or by phone at 613 898-7391.

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