From the youngest beginners who have never held a guitar to seasoned musicians looking to sharpen and expand their skills, our expert instructors share their love of music with all kinds of students. With a curriculum focused on learning scales, chords, music theory and improvisation in a fun environment, Stages gives students the skills to rock out, gain confidence and become well-rounded musicians in a fun and safe environment.
Beginner lessons start with the foundations of guitar-playing – scales, chords, rhythm, theory and reading music. Before long, students will be able to strum along to their favorite songs and play rockin’ guitar solos – becoming confident, skilled musicians. Stages’ motto – Learn. Perform. Record. – means that all students, including beginners, get to experience the joy and exhilaration of playing and performing music, whether at a recital or through one of our band programs.
Intermediate and advanced lessons build and expand on the foundational concepts that guitar students learn in their beginner lessons. Instructors focus on deeper knowledge of theory, scales, chords and rhythm, as well as improvisation, composition and recording. Students can show off their first-class skills at recitals and learn how to be part of a musical team as a member of a band in one of our group programs.
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Stages Music Arts has a wide variety of programs to accommodate all ages and skill levels! See below what we have to offer.
The Mini Music Makers program is designed to help the youngest future musicians find the instrument they want to play, while having fun learning basic music concepts such as beat, rhythm and notes. In weekly 30-minute lessons at our Baltimore-area facility, students can experiment with ukulele, piano, drums and voice and choose which instrument they’d like to pursue further. Playing ukulele is a great precursor to playing guitar – all of the skills and chord shapes translate!
Take your first steps playing guitar in a live band! Students attend fun-filled weekly 90-minute rehearsals to learn songs to perform with fellow musicians. For beginner students, no prior band experience necessary.
Rehearse in a professional recording studio and strut your guitar skills by performing live with Stages’ premier band program! Students attend weekly 90-minute rehearsals in a state-of-the-art professional recording studio, have opportunities to perform live with their fellow bandmates.
Adult guitarists will have a chance to participate in weekly 90-minute rehearsals, collaborate with other musicians in our state-of-the-art recording studio and experience the joy of performing live! No prior band experience necessary, all skill levels welcome.