Looking for Guitar Lessons, Glenview, IL?
“Piano Power has been wonderful for us — we love our instructor, scheduling is easy to do, and billing is easy. We love the laid-back recitals. I recommend it to anyone.” -Jen, parent, Glenview
Why is it great to be a music student in Glenview?
Piano Power has experienced rapid growth in Glenview. We love our Glenview students, who benefit greatly from excellent music programs at Glenbrook South High School, and at Springman and Attea middle schools.
Our students are known to enjoy hip-hop and ballet classes at Driven2Dance, Bearfoot in the Park concerts hosted by the Glenview Park District, and Youtheatre at the nearby North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.
Learning guitar takes more initial muscle strength than learning piano, and it also has less instant gratification– in other words, it’s harder to play something that “sounds like a song” in the first few months. Therefore, we recommend that students wait until age 7 or 8 before starting guitar.
Piano is the foundational instrument– it gives a great theory background and a great sense of how music works. Once a student has two or three years of piano under their belt, it’s a lot easier to transition to another instrument.
Your guitar teacher will work with you to create a practice plan that works for your student’s schedule. The single most important element of guitar practice is regularity. We know our students are busy! But devoting even a modest amount of time each day to guitar practice produces much better results than relying on weekly “cram sessions.” Ideally, your student will make guitar a regular part of his or her day.
We don’t have a guitar. Where should we get one?
In general, it’s better to start with acoustic guitar– it’s always easier to transition to electric later, rather than the other way around.
We also recommend that, no matter where you get the guitar from, your student comes with you so the store can get the right size. (There are three-quarter-sized guitars for young students, and full-sized guitars for older beginners.)
Keep in mind that a beginner doesn’t need a top-of-the-line guitar — something around $200 or $300 is probably fine. Guitar Works in Evanston is a great store, and Guitar Center in Highland Park is a decent backup option.
Read this Guide to the 10 Sizes of Guitar from National Guitar Academy.
Piano Power recitals
If your student has been receiving guitar instruction with Piano Power for three months or more, he or she is invited to participate in our annual spring recital. Held in June and December, the recital is a wonderful, low-key way to celebrate your student’s achievements. Our guitarist perform a huge variety of repertoire — from classical to original compositions to Top-40 radio hits.
Read more about what makes Piano Power recitals so cool
We’re ready to match you with a great guitar teacher!
We’d love to talk more with you about our terrific Glenview guitar teachers, and how to get the most out of your guitar student’s experience. Our abiding goal is that our students develop a lifelong love of music.
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