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Peoria AZ guitar lessons

Guitar Lessons

I move at my students pace. There is no specific time frame for learning. All students learn at a different pace and each student's lessons are tailored for the them. Not me.


It doesn't matter if you are 6 years old or 76 years old, playing an instrument will change your life if you let it.

From a total beginner to the advanced player, there is always something new to learn and sometimes  even a new way to do it. I have been a professional lead guitar player for more than 30 years and I can guarantee you that no one ever knows it all. However in all those years I've learned quite a bit about playing in all types of different situations and styles. Every situation requires different techniques. Getting the idea is easy. Mastering a technique can take a very long time. Music Lessons West, The best place for Guitar lessons in Peoria AZ.

Peoria AZ bass guitar lessons

Bass Guitar Lessons

Some people think that the bass guitar is an easy instrument to play and it is. Just like the piano, guitar, violin etc... The hard part is playing it well and that's the same on any instrument. It takes practice and dedication. I can tell you this though... A good bass player is never out of work unless he chooses to be. There just aren't enough of them.


Well, I'd like to see that changed. The bass guitar is an awesome instrument that gives life to a song like no other instrument. So come on all you beginner musicians. Grab a bass guitar and lets balance the scales in your favor. We'll also have a huge amount of fun learning how to play it too. 

Peoria AZ beginner banjo lessons

Beginner Banjo Lessons

The banjo is one of the happiest sounding instruments there is. It's hard to make a banjo sound angry or sad. Maybe that's why it isn't as popular today as it was in years gone by. It just doesn't lend it's self well to scream'o or techno etc....

Well the banjo is still very much alive and well at Music Lessons West. If your a beginner and need some direction or you just love the banjo and would like to learn how to play it, beginner banjo is a great place to start. We'll start you off with the basics and before you know it you'll be pickin' Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Dueling Banjo's and Cripple Creek.

Banjo pickers are a proud bunch and you can find them at get togethers all over the country. There's even some great websites dedicated to just banjo.  When you're ready learn how to play the banjo, give Music Lessons West a try. We'll have a great time.

Peoria AZ beginner dobro lessons.

Introduction To Dobro

The Dobro or resonator guitar is a super versatile instrument when you know how to play it. You can hear it in so many styles of music. Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Hawaiian even Jazz and Classical. There are basically two types, a square neck and a round neck. The round neck is a normal guitar with a metal resonator where the sound hole normally is and it is played like a guitar. The square neck is a bit different because the strings set very high above the neck. It is played like a steel guitar or slide guitar. Either one is quite awesome but the square neck is very unique the way it is tuned and played.


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