Lessons for kids 5½ — 12
Private Skype tuition
designed for children

Explore fun guitar and music theory together with your child. Learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home.
 

Try it for free!

Gentle Guitar™ is fun and professional Skype guitar tuition for kids. All you need is an Internet connection and a desire to give your child a quality music education. Learn more ⇒

 

Children must be accompanied by an adult during the instruction.
It’s a journey for you and your child to explore TOGETHER!

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Children between 5½ to 8 don’t need a guitar to try the first lesson.
Children ages 8+ will benefit from having a guitar handy during the trial.

 

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The tipping point for us was that Gentle Guitar offered Skype lessons. It provided the most practical option that fits with our busy schedule. The best part is the time I get to spend with my son. I have always wanted to learn to play and now I have a great reason to achieve this and also bond with my boy. It feels like my son and I are in control and Gentle Guitar provides the guidance to keep us on track.

Beaufa B. (Parent)

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We worked through the lessons with our instructor and Olliver was then able to carry on practicing at his own pace. He was so engaged he even started to teach his friends that came over for playdates. I love that Olliver was taught music in a simple, easy, effective manner without me rushing to get to a lesson. Skype works well and it is easy to learn with an excellent teacher. Skype lessons allowed me the ease of being on time every time without having to leave our home.

Nikki (Parent)

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I read an article about Gentle Guitar and it sounded like a great method to get inspired. The methodology of teaching children seemed different from just strumming chords. We decided to try Skype lessons because of the convenience and the fact that we were struggling to find time for driving to a lesson. We’ve been pleased with the variety of activities and lessons. In spite of my skepticism, we have been fully converted. Skype lessons work amazingly well!

Pia T. (Parent)

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I was a bit sceptical (about Skype) but decided to give it a go and now love the convenience without compromising on the quality of teaching.
Gentle Guitar is a more ‘traditional’ method that teaches children how to read music as well as how to play. Having all of the resources on tap and the clear, informative content has made lessons productive and practice much easier (than with previous teachers). Skype is a very convenient method for lessons.

Robbyn B. (Parent)

Why Skype lessons?

Skype lessons are a convenient and efficient way to bring specialized music tutors to your home, no matter where in the world you live. Gentle Guitar™ lessons work great for:

  • Children between ages 5½ to 10, accompanied by a parent, family member or another adult.
  • Families with no prior musical knowledge who would like to give their child (children) a quality music education.
  • Families with musical experience who need a structured and flexible framework for teaching music to their child (children).
  • Homeschooling families who need a professional and flexible music curriculum that will fit with their schedule and can work on any budget.
  • Busy families who need the flexibility to take music lessons from home or on the go.
  • Families living in rural areas who would like access to professional high quality music education for their child (children).
  • Shy children who need help thriving. Learning from home with a family member nearby, in a comfortable environment, with an expert who can give gentle guidance — is an ideal environment for shy children to really shine!
  • Kids who need an academic boost. Most guitar schools and private teachers don’t teach music literacy to children. That’s a shame, because kids LOVE it and it gives the brain a super-workout!

How does it work?

You and your child are guided, step-by-step. You explore music theory, correct guitar playing technique, songwriting, how to play songs and chords, how to read standard music notations, and overall musicianship.

  • You and your child meet with your teacher once a week, live via Skype (or FaceTime). The lessons are 30min.
  • You get a fun age-appropriate music workbook with exercises, songs and written activities. You are encouraged to do progressive daily guitar homework which only takes 10 – 15min to complete.
  • The teacher guides you though the workbooks and lessons at a gentle pace that suits your child’s personality and learning ability.
  • You get step-by-step instruction. Even if you don’t know ANYTHING about music, it’s easy to follow along and help your child learn.
  • It’s a DEVELOPMENTAL program. It’s about using music as a TOOLBOX during those CRUCIAL YEARS in you child’s development when the brain is highly plastic between birth and about age 10.
  • The Gentle Guitar™ lessons are designed to boost confidence, build self-esteem and teach universal skills required for success in any discipline.
  • The Gentle Guitar™ lessons are compatible with the major international classical and modern guitar examination boards.

Book a Free Trial Lesson
Children between 5½ to 8 don’t need a guitar to try the first lesson.
Children ages 8+ will benefit from having a guitar handy during the trial.

 

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Did you know?

Over 95% of guitar schools and private teachers don’t like to teach music literacy to children under the age of 10. That’s a shame, because BEFORE the age of 10 is when the brain is HIGHLY PLASTIC and it’s easy for kids to learn! Kids LOVE to learn standard music notation and write their own songs using notes. Plus, it gives the brain a SUPER-WORKOUT!

 

Why learn music with Gentle Guitar™

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The Gentle Guitar Method™ focuses on the child and parent bonding over music, while strengthening their connection through a rewarding experience. Unlike traditional face-to-face lessons where the teacher has a somewhat dominating presence, a Gentle Guitar Guide™ gently unfolds the journey before you. It feels like the child and parent are a team, on an important mission! It’s a game, it’s a challenge, it’s an adventure! It’s a way for you and your child to make the most of those crucial developmental years. Our teachers are specialists in children’s tuition, while our child-friendly method engages kids at their level. Learn more ⇒

 

Gentle Guitar Guides™

Our international team of teachers a.k.a. guides, ready to cover your timezone! Wherever in the world you are, we’ll connect at a time that suits your family.

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Inga H. (Denmark)

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John B. (UK)

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Maddie L. (New Zealand)

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