Come experience the best guitar lessons in Baltimore. Our expert instructors share their love of music through to all kinds of students – from the youngest beginners who have never held a guitar to seasoned musicians looking to sharpen and expand their skills. 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. Speaking of rocking out, all students are also given opportunities to write and record original music using technology in the lesson room, and perform at recitals.
In beginner guitar lessons, instructors start with the foundations of guitar-playing – basic scales, chords, rhythm, theory and reading music. Before long, students will be able to strum along to their favorite songs and even play guitar solos. Through weekly lessons at our facility just outside of Baltimore, instructors will inspire the musical imaginations of students, turning them into confident, skilled musicians through weekly lessons. Stages’ motto – Learn. Perform. Record. – means that all students, including beginners, get to experience the joy and exhilaration of recording 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, advanced guitar knowledge, 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.
Stages Music Arts has a wide variety of programs to accommodate all ages and skill levels! See below what we have to offer.
Recommended Ages: 4-8
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!
Recommended Ages: 9-12
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.
Recommended Ages: 13-18
Strut your guitar skills by performing live and recording in a professional recording studio with Stages’ premier band program! Students attend weekly 90-minute rehearsals in a state-of-the-art professional recording studio at our facility just outside of Baltimore, record music with one of Stages’ world-class house audio engineers and have opportunities to perform live with their fellow bandmates.
Recommended Ages: 18+
Adult guitarists will have a chance to participate in weekly 90-minute rehearsals in a state-of-the-art recording studio at our Baltimore-area facility, record with one of Stages’ expert house audio engineers and experience the joy of performing live. No prior band experience necessary, all skill levels welcome.