GUITAR LESSONS F.A.Q.
Our guitar teachers teach a variety of music styles on both acoustic and electric guitars/basses. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, theory, fingering techniques and timing. We balance musicianship and fun by challenging you with a new concept at each lesson but always ending with something fun like your favorite song or riff. We use a variety of method books, but you can bring a CD/media player to your lesson to help work on your favorite tunes.
To start off, you will need either an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar with a small amp, a few picks and a strap is helpful. Guitar quality varies greatly. All of our guitars are teacher-approved and our expert staff are happy to guide you so your learning experience will be a success.
That is a great question! Our guitar teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal learning style and musical goals. Your teacher will ask about your favorite type of music and help you set goals to achieve whatever musical aspirations you (or your child) have.
We do not treat every guitar or bass student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A 7-year old having their first lesson will have very different needs than a 57-year old returning to guitar after having had lessons as a child.
The main reason to choose Rick’s Music World as your lesson provider is that we are sensitive to the fact that every guitar student is an individual.
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues, funk, metal and classical.
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as Berklee College of Music, Northeastern University, Johnson & Wales University, New England Conservatory, UMass -Dartmouth, UMass-Amherst, Boston Conservatory and Middlesex College. Most are professional working musicians and have 15- 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
ARE WE THE RIGHT SCHOOL FOR YOU?
This saves your family time and money. Family members can take lessons on multiple instruments on the same day. Other studios may offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer all of the most popular instruments: Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Electric Bass & Upright Bass, Voice, Piano, Drums, Violin, Viola, Cello, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Harmonica, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo.
We have 24 music teachers, all with either University training or extensive professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. With at least 3 music teachers for most instruments, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn.
11am – 9pm Monday to Thursday, 11am – 6pm Friday and 10am -5pm Saturday.
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students and parents are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own student, and a year or two later it’s closed. Rick’s Music World has a proven track record of offering quality music lessons, year round. Our full time mission is teaching music.
We know how hectic family life can be. While your family members are in their lessons, you can relax in our Cafe. Enjoy our gourmet coffee or something chilled and maybe a delicious homemade dessert. (Our chocolate chip cookies are a favorite!) There’s free wi-fi and always a concert playing on our TV’s. Read or chat with other members of our music community, the choice is yours. Of course, parents are always welcome to sit in on their child’s lesson!
Our studios are stocked with everything you need for lessons.. amps, drums, keyboards/pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studios to offer soundproofing and observation windows.
We are the only private music school that offers not only spacious studios in which to learn, friendly, expert staff to serve you, plus a wonderful selection of teacher-approved instruments for purchase or rental, but also a Cafe with a full stage and professional Bose sound system.
We host our own recitals and student concerts as well as offer weekly performance opportunites for our entire music community in front of a supportive and encouraging audience, at our family-friendly Thursday night Open Mic. It’s a great place for students to hone their performance skills and get inspired.
Many music studios are understaffed by the teacher/owner or an answering machine. We have three dedicated Lesson Coordinators who work together to assist our students and their families.
Musical Ladder System®
Similar to karate belts, our students get rewarded and recognized as they achieve their goals. As they climb the musical ladder, passing challenge tests given by their teachers, they earn really cool wristbands, certificates and at some levels, even trophies. Better yet, there is no additional cost for these awards. Even the trophies are Free!