Guitar/Ukulele/ Bass and Mandolin Lessons

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We teach acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and mandolin!

Guitar: Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, folk, and country guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, and note reading. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with something new, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.​

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Ukulele: For children who love the guitar, but are just too small or can't tolerate the fingertip soreness that goes along with guitar playing, the ukulele is the perfect choice!  A member of the guitar "family", the ukulele is much softer on little fingers and easy to hold for little hands.  Older ukulele lovers can choose a slightly larger ukulele (a concert or tenor uke) to accommodate a larger hand.

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Mandolin: For students interested in bluegrass, folk and other traditional genres of music, our teachers are versed in mandolin instruction. The mandolin is a stringed instrument in the lute family. It has four doubled strings tuned in unison. Like the ukulele, the mandolin is smaller in size, but it takes a slightly higher level of precision.

Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT WILL I LEARN IN GUITAR / UKULELE / MANDOLIN LESSONS?


Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.

If you enroll here for guitar or ukulele lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don't know where to begin, we can help!


WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC CAN I LEARN?

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play. With experienced teachers at Elkhart School of Music, you are sure to find we are the best match for YOU.


ARE YOUR INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?

Our instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn't automatically make you a teacher--that's why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!

We search the entire area for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Elkhart School of Music. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style. Many of our instructors have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching abilities, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent or caregiver on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don't have to!

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR, UKULELE OR MANDOLIN?

There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn to play. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.


I DON’T HAVE ANY MUSICAL BACKGROUND OR ABILITY. CAN I STILL HELP MY CHILD PRACTICE?

Yes. Even if you don't have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child's music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands. We also send lesson notes weekly and sometimes create videos to help in the most effective way possible.

Guitar / Ukulele and Mandolin lessons & classes for all ages in Elkhart IN!

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Specializing in guitar, ukulele & mandolin classes for kids & adults located in Elkhart!

Serving all of Michiana including: Elkhart, Goshen, Edwardsburg, Granger, Osceola, Mishawaka, Bristol

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Lessons are first come, first served so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!​

Tuition for registered students is $120 per calendar month.  
All students receive 4-5 30-minute private lessons monthly (one per week).
Ask about senior citizen (60+), current military, first responder and veteran discounts.
Just want to try us out before registering? Non-registered students may purchase individual lessons at $40.00 per session.
30 minutes is the recommended lesson length for beginners and intermediate students
There is a once yearly registration/membership fee of $30.00

PRICING

1. Weekly Lessons

$30.00 / 30 minutes

One lesson a week, billed monthly.

2. Non-registered Lessons

$40.00 / 30 minutes

One-time fee for each single individual lesson.

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Phones are answered:
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday

School is open as follows:
Monday - Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday closed
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
​Sundays closed

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