We provide guitar instruction for busy kids and adults. All of our awesome lessons are done in your home. Our students love the convenience (i.e. not having to sit in traffic, deal with bad weather, etc), flexibility, and comfort (i.e. not having to hang around a music store with a bunch of other students waiting for your lesson)
Have you started guitar lessons… only to quit a few weeks later (feeling like you haven’t learned anything and wasted a bunch of money)?
Do you have a guitar gathering dust in the corner of your house – silently mocking you every time you walk past it?
Is that guitar that you bought for your son or daughter last Christmas gathering dust in a dark corner of the closet?
Did your son or daughter start guitar lessons only to:
1) NEVER practice!
2) Quit AFTER you bought the guitar, case, music books, lessons, etc?
Bad news: those are legit concerns and real problems
Good news: you don’t need to worry about them
My students are busy.
We’ll set up a plan to maximize your time (but still learn a lot).
We’ll set up custom lessons (You will be able to play SOMETHING after your first lesson)
So what you will learn?
WHATEVER YOU WANT!! Seriously. I specialize in everything from:
- Beginner to Advanced technique.
- All kinds of styles, including: rock, pop, blues, folk (fingerpicking is my favorite) – whatever you want.
- Some of our students want to play awesome lead guitar. While some of our students want to be the next Taylor Swift or John Mayer, others dream of strumming Beatles tunes with their family by the campfire (or impressing the rest of your office with some sweet blues licks).
I teach all ages – but we understand that kids and adults learn in different ways – this is fairly obvious – though many instructors/schools teach adults and kids in the same way, and with the same material. I take a different approach (in other words, if you’re over the age of 10, I’m not going to teach you “Mary had a Little Lamb”… unless you want me to).
It’s really important to teach/learn material that is engaging (and actually interesting) – I want to do what I can to help you stick with it. This approach is a little unconventional, but really effective, and really fun.
In addition to guitar technique, I incorporate performance and/or recording if students are interested. One of the biggest motivators in learning the guitar is having something to look forward to – a tangible goal. At least once a year, I try to provide performance opportunities (typically at a local coffee shop or other venue) if our students are interested. Additionally, many students enjoy having their music recorded so they can share with family and friends. We can do both.
Who should take our lessons?
My music lessons are geared towards individuals (kids and adults) who lead hectic and busy lives (and may not have the time commute to a music store or studio every week). After dealing with this stress for years (the traffic alone was enough!), I decided to do something about it and provide an alternative to studio or store-based lessons.
How often are lessons?
There’s no hassle and no stress. We can set up a structured schedule, or just set up lessons whenever (and however frequently) you want. Some of our students take weekly lessons, some like a less structured schedule. We’re flexible. Our goal is to remove as many barriers as possible to help you learn how to play the guitar (and actually enjoy it).
Please fill out the form below to inquire about lessons ….
About Me (Jake Posko), Owner:
I have spent my entire life performing, and have over 2o years of guitar experience. I have been performing professionally in the Baltimore/Washington area for over 15 years – including local venues like Rams Head and Stan & Joe’s.
In addition to my background in music, I hold a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from The University of Maryland College Park, along with professional experience in higher education, in an advising and counseling capacity.
My favorite artists include Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Black Keys, Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, and the list goes on.
Click here to e-mail us directly or give us a call: 410-215-7574.
You can also checkout our posting on thumbtack.com: Guitar Lessons that You (or Your Child) Won’t Quit