Just starting to take guitar lessons? Students (or their parents) sometimes think that beginners can get by with garage-sale guitars, and if they "stick with it" they can step up to something nicer.
But hand-me-down guitars are often quite difficult to play, causing unnecessary pain to soft finger tips. Some are difficult to tune and are way too big for small hands. Under these circumstances, beginners rarely "stick with it" long enough to succeed.
At Garten's we have a great selection of ½, ¾, and full-size guitars (both acoustic and electric) that will help make learning easier and FUN! (Check out Oscar Schmidt and especially Tanara guitars - perhaps America's best-kept secret in smaller instruments.)
Not all of our guitars are student guitars, though. We also offer great guitars like Washburn, Teton, Recording King, and more!
Stop by our store and see and hear these fine instruments for yourself! We're sure you'll find something you like.
" I want to let you know how much M___ loves her voice lessons. Her teacher is absolutely PHENOMENAL! !! She looks forward to her lessons and is so excited about the music she is working on. Every week she tells me how thankful she is to have a teacher who really gets her. Many thanks..."
"You'll find that it's very relaxed, easy, non-threatening and you'll have a good time. I've experienced another place or two, and they don't come close to comparing." Joe, who takes private guitar lessons.
"I have really enjoyed learning piano at the Academy. My teachers there have been patient with me, and I do feel that I have learned something new each time I finish a lesson. It has been a great experience and I look forward to learning more."
"I think I was looking for this, and I think I was looking for it for a long time. Instead of listening to music, now I can make some music."
"I really enjoy playing. This has been quite an accomplishment for me. I never had any music before and now I can play."
"I thought, 'I don't know if I'll ever be able to play these.' But after the first lesson and the second lesson and the third lesson, I thought, 'I think I like this!' I saw the ad in the paper and decided to come down here. It's the best decision I ever made."
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for the new keyboard! It is AWESOME. However, I may never get anything done because it is so much fun to play. I found the perfect combination of piano and strings with the duet setting and I played it for my husband. It's one of his favorite songs and it made him cry..."
"If you want to do it, don't be afraid – just do it. And have fun with it. When I sit down and play the piano, I forget everything else."
"I highly recommend learning to play. No, you are NOT too old to learn! You will find it very enjoyable and therapeutic."