Guitar Lessons in Columbia, Maryland and the Columbia Guitar Studio have been synonymous since 1985. David Reynolds has directed players to participate in degree programs throughout the country and if there is a rock band in Howard County then one of the members has probably taken guitar lessons at the Columbia Guitar Studio. Students as close as Ellicott City, Laurel, Silver Spring and Baltimore enjoy lessons at the studio.
Many of the students at CGS arrive as total beginners. Over one-half of the students are adults taking acoustic guitar lessons and classical guitar. In addition, there is an active children's program (Calle El Dorado) featuring ensemble playing and stressing proper technique. Click on Hear Students Playto hear our guitarists play everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Classical Guitar. Lessons are offered in electric guitar and electric bass.
Instruction in traditional American music is also featured with lessons in banjo, mandolin, and dulcimer.
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Ask the guy who teaches guitar at the end of your street about "curriculum" and he's likely to say "Dude, I heard them open for Deff Leopard in 86'?" But the fact of the matter is that curriculum, the correct order of steps to produce success in an endevour, is the key to success. At the Columbia Guitar Studio putting first things first is, well, a priority. Areas of technique, musicianship, and repertoire are given top priority to help students maximize their capabilities with the instrument. Curriculum is put up front were it can be measured and understood. In fact, the majority of players at the Columbia Guitar Studio started as abslolute beginners however many have been accpeted as performance majors at such schools a Peabody Conservatory, Berklee School of Music, The New School of Music, and Northwestern. Click on Hear Students Play to hear our students play their music.
Calle El Dorado is the children's classical guitar division of the Columbia Guitar Studio. Children 6 and older may enroll. For more info click on Calle EL Dorado
David Reynolds, who holds a degree in guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, guides students in a wide range of musical styles. Dozens of students who enjoy Electric, Acoustic, and Classical Guitar have made the Columbia Guitar Studio their home. Rock and Jazz improvisation, as well as classical repertoire find themselves side by side with fingerstyle Folk and bluegrass at the six recitals presented each year by the Columbia Guitar Studio. Lessons in bass guitar and banjo are offered at the studio as well. Music theory is offered for players who want to know the "why" behind the "what" in the music they aspire to play. The Columbia Guitar Studio offers resources and equipment that you would expect to find in a large music school that trains professional players. The studio is unmatched for its wide display of resources available to students. For instance, Garage Band allows students to rip a CD of their best performances to play for their friends. There's nothing like the recording process to open up the ears of a player! With all the guitarists at the Columbia Guitar Studio it's no wonder that bassists are in such demand. The studio provides "from the ground up," instruction in note reading, slapping, popping, soloing and all around fret spanking for the aspiring bassist. There's plenty of opportunity to meet other players to form your own band as well. For the guitarists whose taste runs from to the more traditional, the Columbia Guitar Studio has always been, and remains, a place were classical guitarists learn to approach the instrument with success. The active group of classical players frequently perform in ensemble groups of two, three and four guitars. There is something for everyone at the Columbia Guitar Studio. Call for a free introductory session or click here Columbiaguitar@aol.com and find out how your playing can break through to the next level.