Guitar, Bass & Uke


 Here at Ballard Street Music School we are dedicated to the success of our students.  We focus on making learning to play the guitar fun.  We teach ear student at their own pace, and emphasize creating lesson plans that the student will enjoy.  Our expert instructors focus on the six pillars of instruction:

  1. Instrument history, construction, and tuning

  2. Sight reading sheet music, including tab, chord charts and normal sheet music.

  3. Correct technique for all styles of music including rock, jazz, country, classical, etc.

  4. Music Theory (beginning, Int., Adv.) to provide the student a road map of the guitar.

  5. Ear Training to recognize notes, and intervals (i.e. play what you're hearing)

  6. Soloing and Improvisation techniques so you can play along with other musicians, or create your own compositions.


For beginners we start off learning about the guitar, hold to sit and hold the guitar, and how to play the strings.  As you progress through learning how to play we introduce skill and technique appropriate exercises, and finally onto advanced music theory and soloing skills.