Overview

What makes my studio so unique in the art of guitar instruction? Well, for starters, I’ve developed a systematic program of instruction that is specifically designed to meet the needs of beginning level students. Why is that so important? As we all know, a good beginning often means the difference between success and failure in any endeavor.

One of the unique features of my program is the emphasis I place on singing. Although this may seem to be unrelated to learning the guitar, over the years I’ve observed that using the voice and fingers together actually deepens the learning process. Singing while playing an entire song from beginning to end also appears to be more gratifying for students than simply learning snippets of rock songs — the approach typically taken by guitar instructors. To avoid intimidating students, I make it clear that my intention is not to make them good singers, but simply to help them gain the confidence necessary to use their voices while playing.

If a structured, results-oriented program that includes music history, basic theory, singing, note reading, strumming, and performance skills sounds like it makes sense, then John Bernard Guitar Studio could be the right place for you or your child to study guitar.

For those ready to take the next step, here’s what you can do:

First, there’s a wealth of information on my website so spend time exploring. For example, prospective students can learn what they can expect to achieve by viewing the VIDEO page (older students will find the HIGHLIGHTS video to be of particular interest). The FAQ contains answers to most commonly asked questions and you can hear the type of music I play on the AUDIO page.

Second, check my online schedule and make arrangements to visit. This will provide an opportunity to meet me, view my studio, and discuss your goals.

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