Learn to Play – Guitar Lessons in Vancouver
Pleasant Mountain Music is proud to offer guitar lessons in Vancouver to all ages and abilities. Guitar is an incredibly accessible instrument not only in terms of price point but also in terms of portability and weight. As an introductory instrument the young beginner, (ages 6-9) can use a 3/4 size guitar which will fit their growing hands much better, and eventually graduate to a full size guitar as they age. Guitars are also universally accessible to the older beginner (ages 10-16) as well as to adult (17+) beginners as there are tons of configurations to suit most tastes and goals. Taking guitar lessons includes learning to play electric guitar, acoustic guitar, or classical guitar. You could also lock down the low end on bass guitar. Genres include rock, pop, contemporary, rock & roll, heavy metal, prog rock, jazz, funk, and more. Stylings include finger picking, rhythm guitar, lead (or solo) guitar, and more.
Students of all ages wishing to pursue a classical education on guitar will also themselves right at home at Pleasant Mountain Music. We have two faculty members trained in Classical guitar instruction: teacher Nadim, and George, with teacher Nadim having completed his Grade 10 BC Conservatory of music training in 2022. Additionally, while the Royal Conservatory of Music can be considered the Gold standard of classical training for most students, BC Conservatory of Music and ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School’s of Music) are also instructed at Pleasant Mountain Music as nationally recognized accreditation programs. High school students in particular should take note that they are awarded high school credit for completing all or part of RCM (or equivalent) Levels 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 exams. Please reach out to teacher Sarah for more information regarding RCM, when to start it, how to start it and what the requirements are to complete a level.
Bass guitar students will find themselves in good hands with teacher George. He has the skills and panache to engage the most beginner student to the returning-after-a-long-time adult to get their chops up and running.
Love to Play – Guitar Lessons for a lifetime of enjoyment
Our guitar lessons will cultivate a joy of playing guitar will last your whole life in Vancouver. From the first time touching the strings, to retirement years, there are infinite moments of joy, groove, and self-expression to be found in playing acoustic, electric, or bass guitar. At Pleasant Mountain Music, we recognize that an inflexible regiment of practice that focuses heavily on exams, performance repertoire, and reading notation may not appeal to the modern child, teen, or adult. We have taken this into consideration when creating our Love to Play stream. Whether a students’ desire is to learn tab, to be able to informally jam with friends, or to play as an enjoyable pass-time in retirement, there are thousands of reasons to learn to play the guitar without having to take exams, sit through festivals, or perform publicly. Sometimes you just want to rock and roll! We want to ensure that all students feel comfortable and included in the process of learning to play guitar or bass. We have two faculty members who welcome Love to Play students: Teacher George (guitar and bass) and Teacher Chersea (guitar only).
Live to Play – Guitar lessons for aspiring professionals.
At Pleasant Mountain Music, we recognize talent when it comes our way, and we rise to the occasion of meeting and encouraging a students’ skill and potential. For the determined few, knowing how to master the guitar grants players access to a great number of careers in the music industry. Careers like singer-songwriter, session musician for the recording industry, as well as backing band musician for touring solo artists, just to name a few. This doesn’t even begin to cover the composition careers that are available to Live to Play guitar and bass players. You could also front your own power trio!
So if you are looking to polish your chops, break into the scene, record for the best, or become the next Hendrix, Van Halen, or Wooten, we can help you build your career from whatever stage you’re at.
Advanced Classical training and recording takes place with teacher Nadim (electric/acoustic guitar). Session recording and composition takes place with teacher Chersea (electric/acoustic guitar). Session recording, stage performance, and singer-songwriter training (bass, electric/acoustic guitar) takes place with teacher George.
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If you have any questions about our services, we encourage you to contact us. We love to talk about music and can’t wait to hear from you.
If you are ready to take the plunge and start your journey, you can register today! We will follow up with you to arrange a placement lesson.