Guitar Lessons

Guitar LessonsFor beginning students (both children and adults) we’ve thought up a number of innovative teaching methods to simplify this instrument which is notoriously tricky at first. By starting with one string and one note at a time and earning a few small victories, we inspire students to reach milestone after milestone. As far as it’s possible we try to get the student to pick songs that they like and break them down to be playable for their level even from the very beginning.

Once we’ve learned a set of universal chords, scales and musical ideas we really start working towards the specific skills required to take the student where they want to go. While there are more core ideas that are important regardless of genre, the lessons in this intermediate stage vary wildly between a student who’s interested in jazz comping, metal lead guitar or an aspiring singer-songwriter. We’re always encouraging our guitar students to really delve into the music that they love and also to try writing, performing and seeking out like minded musicians. 

While we pride ourselves on our ability to make guitar lessons fun for beginners, our instructors also love teaching advanced players. All of our instructors have either a music degree, or several years of professional performance experience and love to share the depth of their knowledge with students of all levels. For advanced players lessons are tailored completely to the interests of the student. 

We offer all new students a free first lesson of up to 45 minutes. Request Info today or call (412) 475-8280 to get started! 

Private Lesson Rates

Our rates are by the month for lessons every week (4-5 lessons each month):

Weekly half hour lessons

$109 per month

Weekly 45 minute lessons

$155 per month

Weekly hour lessons

$199 per month

We have a flexible cancellation and make up policy! For full details, click here

We offer semi-private lessons for friends and family members, inquire for details...

Instrument Rental

Want to start taking lessons but don't yet have an instrument? We have tons in the studio available for you to use or rent!

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Sunburst School of Music

5843 Forbes Avenue, Suite 201

Pittsburgh, PA 15217