Classes & Lessons

Private lessons are also available, contact us for more info.

We offer specially designed classes for :

Early Learners (ages 3-6)
Students and their parents attend weekly for music activities that build the child's skills in a fun and effective class that also introduces the guitar.

Children' Program (ages 5-9)
Students learn guitar playing and vital music skills to understand and perform interactively in class with other students in an atmosphere of encouragement.

Preteen's (ages 10-13) Students place according to music experience
Students enter the "Guitar Academy Program" that develops music skills, melody and chords through solo and ensemble playing in a progressive format that based on encouragement with clear and effective materials.
See Our Method.

Teen's (ages 14-17) Students placed according to musical experience
Students enter the "Guitar Academy Program" that develops music skills, melody and chords through solo and ensemble playing in a progressive format that based on encouragement with clear and effective materials.
See Our Method.

Adults (ages 18 and up) Students placed according to musical experience
Adult classes are fun yet effective using the "Guitar Academy" materials. Small interactive classes learn solos and ensemble pieces.
See Our Method.

Class size

Children 2-4 students
Preteen 2-4 students
Teen or Adult 3-6 students


Class times

Classes meet once a week for 30 to 40 minutes depending on age, level and are arranged according to the availability of each student upon enrollment. For instance:

Children- Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs at 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 6:00, 6:35

Preteen- Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs at 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 6:00, 6:35, 7:00 (approximate times depending on teachers schedule)

Teen or Adults- Mon, Tues, Thurs at 6:00, 6:45, 7:25 (approximate times depending on teachers schedule.


Private Lessons
(Please inquire by calling 574-255-9343)

Private lessons are typically available to advanced students or those that have special needs on a case by case basis. The interactive class format is just as effective for most students and offers advantages that private lessons cannot.

Click the age group for more information

Early Learners (3-6) Children 5-9 | Preteen | Teen's | Adults


 


 

Children 7-9

Early Learners (3-6) Children 5-9 | Preteen | Teen's | Adults | classes

"It's fun. I like all the songs in the book." - Leah Matz-student
"It's good to know what my child is learning so that I can participate."
- Tammy Matz-mom

A nylon string classic guitar is required. Children sizes are available to rent or purchase

For children we use singing, note reading and ear training in a step- by-step approach that is fun and engaging. Another outstanding feature of this program is parent participation. The parent(s) or a supporting adult attends each class with their child to help and encourage them as they build confidence and security in their abilities.

An Interactive Program

Each student learns solos, duets, trios and chords in small groups as they master the fundamentals including ear training, reading and technique. The material is straightforward and user friendly. Each semester advances to a greater level of proficiency and fun!

The Advantage of Semesters

There are three continuing sessions in a year with break weeks between each semester so students may continue their studies year-round.

Our students pay less than other places because they are not paying for the break weeks. Students at other highly rated studios must pay monthly year-round to keep their spot in the teachers schedule.

The break weeks also give students time off from lessons; and for school age children and their parents time to adjust to the Fall and Spring schedules.

Tuition

$170 for new students - Intro 10 week sessions (includes orientation)

These sessions are offered starting later than the regular sessions to accommodate students that enroll after our regular classes begin or in the summer for school aged students.

$220 per 13 week sessions for continuing students.

Materials

Electronic Tuner (battery included) $29.00

We have selected the best and easiest to use tuner so that the student can keep the guitar in tune from the beginning

Foot Stand $15.00

This is used to elevate the left leg so that the guitar is in the best possible positioning and the student does not have to use the hands to hold the guitar in place. The hands and fingers are freer to play correctly.

Book $25.00

New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children by Sonia Michelson

This book will last for at least one year of study with five levels.

This method is time tested, innovative, and has proven successful in imparting essential concepts of musicianship and classic guitar performance to children. A realistic approach to early childhood education inspired by the writings of both Suzuki and Kodaly.


 

Preteen

Early Learners (3-6) Children 5-9 | Preteen | Teen's | Adults | classes

"The Miller Guitar Academy instructors are knowledgeable and supportive. Their unique method (Guitar Academy) provides a variety of beautiful and instructional compositions." - Kirsten Kish

A nylon string classic guitar is required. Special sizes available to rent or purchase.

The learning activities are geared for more mature children, but also include ear training, singing and music reading in a step-by-step approach.

An Interactive Program

Each student learns solos, duets, trios and chords in small groups as they master the fundamentals including ear training, reading and technique. The material is straightforward and user friendly. Each semester advances to a greater level of proficiency and fun!

The Advantage of Semesters

There are three continuing sessions in a year with break weeks between each semester so students may continue their studies year-round.

Our students pay less than other places because they are not paying for the break weeks. Students at other highly rated studios must pay monthly year-round to keep their spot in the teachers schedule.

The break weeks also give students time off from lessons; and for school age children and their parents time to adjust to the Fall and Spring schedules.

Tuition

$170 for new students - Intro 10 week sessions (includes orientation)

These sessions are offered starting later than the regular sessions to accommodate students that enroll after our regular classes begin or in the summer for school aged students.

$220 per 13 week sessions for continuing students.

Materials

Electronic Tuner (battery included) $29.00

We have selected the best and easiest to use tuner so that the student can keep the guitar in tune from the beginning.

Foot Stand $15.00

This is used to elevate the left leg so that the guitar is in the best possible positioning and the student does not have to use the hands to hold the guitar in place. The hands and fingers are freer to play correctly.

Books $26.00

Guitar Academy by Stephen and Joellen Miller is a user-friendly format that is clear and easy to understand. It includes folk tunes, solo pieces, blues and classical.

Each level also includes a chord book that teaches not only how to strum chords, but also rhythm patterns and the individual notes inside the chords.


 

Teen's

Early Learners (3-6) Children 5-9 | Preteen | Teen's | Adults | classes

Private lessons also available for teens. Tuition $260 - 14 week or may be pro-rated for remaining weeks. Students may begin anytime.

(Students must have an acoustic guitar. We recommend a classic guitar. Rent or purchase.

An Interactive Program

Each student learns solos, duets, trios and chords in small groups as they master the fundamentals including ear training, reading and technique. The material is straightforward and user friendly. Each semester advances to a greater level of proficiency and fun!

The Advantage of Semesters

There are three continuing sessions in a year with break weeks between each semester so students may continue their studies year-round.

Our students pay less than other places because they are not paying for the break weeks. Students at other highly rated studios must pay monthly year-round to keep their spot in the teachers schedule.

The break weeks also give students time off from lessons; and for school age children and their parents time to adjust to the Fall and Spring schedules.

Tuition

$170 for new students - Intro 10 week sessions (includes orientation)

These sessions are offered starting later than the regular sessions to accommodate students that enroll after our regular classes begin or in the summer for school aged students.

$220 per 14 week sessions for continuing students.

Materials

Electronic Tuner (battery included) $29.00

We have selected the best and easiest to use tuner so that the student can keep the guitar in tune from the beginning.

Foot Stand $15.00

This is used to elevate the left leg so that the guitar is in the best possible positioning and the student does not have to use the hands to hold the guitar in place. The hands and fingers are freer to play correctly.

Books $26.00

Guitar Academy by Stephen and Joellen Miller is a user-friendly format that is clear and easy to understand. It includes folk tunes, solo pieces, blues and classical.

Each level also includes a chord book that teaches not only how to strum chords, but also rhythm patterns and the individual notes inside the chords.


 

Adults

Early Learners (3-6) Children 5-9 | Preteen | Teen's | Adults | classes

"One of my impossible dreams is to accompany any song I sing with the guitar. Playing and practicing guitar makes me feel younger" - Joan Kiehm

Students must have an acoustic guitar. We recommend a classic guitar. Rent or purchase.

An Interactive Program

Each student learns solos, duets, trios and chords in small groups as they master the fundamentals including ear training, reading and technique. The material is straightforward and user friendly. Each semester advances to a greater level of proficiency and fun!

The Advantage of Semesters

There are three continuing sessions in a year with break weeks between each semester so students may continue their studies year-round.

Our students pay less than other places because they are not paying for the break weeks. Students at other highly rated studios must pay monthly year-round to keep their spot in the teachers schedule.

The break weeks also give students time off from lessons; and for school age children and their parents time to adjust to the Fall and Spring schedules.

Tuition

$170 for new students - Intro 10 week sessions (includes orientation)

These sessions are offered starting later than the regular sessions to accommodate students that enroll after our regular classes begin or in the summer for school aged students.

$220 per 15 week sessions for continuing students.

Materials

Electronic Tuner (battery included) $29.00

We have selected the best and easiest to use tuner so that the student can keep the guitar in tune from the beginning.

Foot Stand $15.00

This is used to elevate the left leg so that the guitar is in the best possible positioning and the student does not have to use the hands to hold the guitar in place. The hands and fingers are freer to play correctly.

Book & CD $26.00

Guitar Academy by Stephen and Joellen Miller is a user-friendly format that is clear and easy to understand. It includes folk tunes, solo pieces, blues and classical.

Each level also includes a chord book that teaches not only how to strum chords, but also rhythm patterns and the individual notes inside the chords.