Guitar & Bass Lessons
Beginning through advanced students can focus on Rock, Pop, Jazz or Classical musical styles. Our trained teachers will ensure that you are getting what you want from your lessons.
As a beginning student, you will learn how to tune and properly hold your acoustic or electric guitar, or bass. Guitar students progress to learning techniques such as flatpicking, fingerpicking, slurs and soloing concepts. Electric bass students progress to learning how to play parts that are appropriate for different musical styles including walking bass lines and slapping, and how to play with a good sense of time and feel. Acoustic bass students will develop their tone, time and bowing techniques for classical music. Bass students who are interested in jazz will focus on tone, time and how to play a variety of bass lines. Guitar and bass students will also learn how to read music using standard notation, chord symbols and tablature. As an intermediate or advanced student, you will play a variety of musical styles as you continue to focus on developing your overall technique including the playing of chords, scales and arpeggios. Ear training is also covered which allows you to develop the ability to learn songs by ear. Students are encouraged to bring recordings of songs they wish to learn to their lessons.
More advanced guitar and bass students may focus on further developing their technical skills as well as their understanding and ability to play pop, rock, jazz or classical styles. We teach mandolin too.
Method books include:
- FastTrack Guitar Method
- FastTrack Songbook Series
- You're in the Band
- Mel Bay Modern Method for Guitar
- the Berklee Modern Method for Guitar
- the Royal Conservatory of Music Guitar Series
- Classic Guitar Technique
- the FastTrack Bass Method
Many of these books come with an accompanying CD featuring play-along tracks.
If you are interested in Guitar, Bass or Mandolin Lessons in the Toronto area, please contact us today!
View the video of Dave Mattar, one of The Music Studio's guitar teachers, performing George Harrison's song, Here Comes the Sun.