Equipment

Guitar - Starting Equipment

For starters, guitar players will need:

  • Guitar. Children should start on a smaller guitar. The Yamaha JR1 is a good beginner guitar for kids. For adults, check out this article for possible starter guitars. They're all good. These are all acoustic guitars. You can just as easily start with an electric guitar, but you'll also need an amp and an instrument cable. If you want to start on an electric guitar, please check with me for advice.
  • Spiral notebook for lesson assignments.
  • Picks. I'll provide you with a starter batch of picks.
  • Music stand. Wire stands are inexpensive, but I don't like them because they tip over if you breathe on them. For beginners, I like this music stand. It only costs about $5 more than a typical wire stand, and it's much more stable.
  • Books. The cost of books will vary depending on the age and level of each student.
  • Guitar strap. I love Lock It straps.

Ukulele - Starting Equipment

For starters, ukulele students will need:

  • Ukulele. Click here for a link to a good beginner ukulele that is available in several colors.
  • Spiral notebook for lesson assignments.
  • Picks. Guitar picks work just fine for ukulele. I'll provide you with a starter batch of picks.
  • Books. The cost of the books will vary depending on the age and level of each student.
  • Music stand. Wire stands are inexpensive, but I don't like them because they tip over if you breathe on them. For beginners, I like this music stand. It only costs about $5 more than a typical wire music stand, and it's much more stable. 

Piano - Starting Equipment

Aside from the obvious piano, piano students will need:

  • Spiral notebook for lesson assignments.
  • Lesson books. Cost varies with age and level of the student. I'll provide the books, and you can reimburse me.

Pay for Lessons

Teaching Schedule

Lessons in your home or my studio can be scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays. I also teach at Music on the West Side (Wednesdays) and Strat Academy (Fridays and Saturdays).

Skype Lessons

If you don't live in Albuquerque, you can take lessons online. Contact me if you'd like to take lessons via Skype.

Earn a Free Lesson

Get the word out! If you refer another student to me, and that student signs up for a trial lesson, your next lesson is free.

Family Rates

Discounted rates are available if two or more family members are taking lessons.