Bass - Acoustic or Electric Guitar education for children, teenagers and Adults in Winchester MA

Bass or Guitar (acoustic or electric) instruction at Winchester Stage Music Center is available for students from 5 years old to adults. From the first Bass or Guitar lesson, your guitar instructor will work weekly with you to create a program based on your age, ability level, learning style, and musical goals. 

We offer weekly private bass or guitar lessons for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes. We are open every day, from early morning till late evening and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Our music school serves Winchester MA and surrounding communities including Arlington, Burlington, Lexington, Medford, Stoneham and Woburn MA.

Call us at 781 570 2556 or email us to discuss your needs and schedule options.

Why choose Bass or Guitar lessons at Winchester stage Music Center?

You benefit from bass or guitar lessons for beginners or for more advanced students.

Our experienced bass and guitar instructors teach children (age 5+), teenagers and adults.

To ensure that your private bass or guitar lessons are most effective, we will find the experienced teacher among our guitar instructors that is the best match for you: we take into consideration your age, level and interests. 

You are interested in improving your guitar skills or learning guitar for the first time? At our music school we provide guitar lessons for beginners with no prior guitar experience, intermediate and more advanced students.

Guitar lessons are tailored to your age.  We teach adult guitar students, teenagers and kids. Our experienced guitar teachers have had success helping students as young as 5 years old. The guitar instructor will assess a child readiness to start guitar lessons (emotional maturity and finger strength assessments) and will alert parents if it is too early, if they should consider waiting a little bit more.

You will be introduced to various musical genre. Our experienced guitar teachers teach on acoustic and electric guitars rock, blues, country, classical ... You will learn your favorite tunes!

Every student is different. Your guitar education will be unique. Your weekly guitar lessons will be tailored to meet your needs and abilities.

You benefit from weekly private bass or guitar lessons with experienced music teachers

You will enjoy a one-to one weekly private lesson for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on what you need.

During each class, on top of guitar technique, you will learn sight reading, music theory and ear training. Your guitar teacher will make sure to incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons! 

You will acquire a set of skills that can be applied to either classical or contemporary. You will get a mix of musical challenges and fun while learning to play your favorite songs.

In your private guitar or bass lesson you will benefit from your teacher's undivided attention. You will progress faster than in a group setting where the teacher has to balance between different levels of abilities. You will also feel so much more at ease if you are part of a group or band as you will have worked on your specific technique.

If the class is for a child, a parent can attend the class but only if they wish to. We do not require that a parent remains in the class.

Our guitar instructors have been awarded by prestigious musical colleges and have years of professional education experience. Our guitar teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. To learn more about them, please check our faculty page.

You take bass - guitar lessons at our music school in Winchester MA or at home

We are conveniently located in Winchester MA and love having our guitar students come in for their classes. It is an opportunity for them to exchange with other guitar students and for us to bring a sense of community through music. Lessons at our music school are held in acoustically treated studios with high end musical equipments.

Winchester Stage Music Center offers lessons on a variety of instruments including piano, violin, clarinet, cello and viola and voice lessons. This is an opportunity for families with siblings learning several instruments. We do our best to have all family members have their music classes around the same time.

You have the opportunity to combine guitar lessons with voice lessons if you wish to. As we also offer voice lessons, some of our students enjoy taking both to play and sing their favorite songs.

We are aware that coming to our music school is not possible for everyone. Our faculty has been successfully providing the same level of tailored guitar education at students' home.

We offer music lessons seven days a week from early in the morning to late evening and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Guitar lessons will occur at the same location, time, and day of week.

Our current students are from Winchester and surrounding cities including Arlington, Woburn, Stoneham, Medford, Burlington and Lexington MA.

Showcase your achievements

We expect from students to have fun playing music that they enjoy and to feel great about themselves when they overcome musical challenges that they thought they would never quite master. This is this kind of great sense of pride that we want our students to celebrate during Winter and Spring recitals.

Rehearsals and performances are held with professional accompanists.

We select nice venues in Winchester MA or surrounding cities to enable our students to perform in a variety of settings. As we all know, performing in front of a crowd is also a personal achievement.

Performing in recitals is optional, it is a personal decision.

HOW DO you START Taking Bass - Guitar (electric or Acoustic) LESSONS?

New students can enroll any time. We are open all year long, every day of the week from early in the morning till late in the evening.

If you are ready to join our musical community, we will be happy to arrange your first guitar lesson and find the teacher among our faculty who will be the best match for you.

  • Contact us today to arrange your first lesson! You can either call us at 781 570 2556email us or fill in our request more info form in our contact page. In any case, we will get back to you within 24h! 
  • Once If you have confirmed your day & time with us, you can register online .

You will be enrolled in month-to-month piano of lessons.  We do not require minimum semester / annual contract. You can let us know by the 21st of each month that you would like to stop.

We are confident that when you start taking piano lessons with Stage Music Center, you will want to carry on your musical education experience with us!

At Stage Music Center, we guarantee: 

  • A tailored music education for your age, level & learning style.

  • Weekly one to one lessons with experienced teachers.

  • Possibilities to showcase your progress at recitals.

  • A safe learning environment.

Bass - Guitar (electric or acoustic) lessons - Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to start taking guitar lessons on an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar?

There is no right or wrong answer. Although many schools recommend taking first guitar lessons on acoustic guitars before playing on electric guitars, we recommend to choose whichever one you want to play!

Don’t choose a type of guitar lessons because you were told it is best to start on an acoustic guitar or because electric guitars are easier to play. It is your passion for music and the songs you want to play that will enable you to achieve your musical goals. We would suggest going with the one you will practice the most to progress in your abilities. 

Like many guitarists, you will eventually want to play on both types of guitar depending on the songs and mood.

Note that for young children, it is a good idea to start with an acoustic guitar to strengthen fingers and limit the initial financial investment. Practice will also be easier with an acoustic due to its ease of use and portability - acoustic guitar do not need a source of electricity, they do not have to be plugged in.  In any case starting with an acoustic guitar will help transitioning to an electric later if that is the goal.

What is the difference between Bass and Guitar?

Bass and Guitar are very similar instruments except that bass guitar have two fewer strings and a lower tuning. A typical bass has 4 strings (EADG), while a guitar has 6 lighter strings (EADGBE). A bass guitar is usually longer

A bass guitar uses thicker strings than a regular guitar making the same note sound different on both instruments: Bass guitar plays notes an octave lower than a regular guitar.

Both guitar and bass have critical places in a band. Bass generally has a fondation role along with drums to set the beat of the song and traditionally guitar is more in the spotlight. Solos can be made on both instruments.

What you will learn in one instrument will be re-applied to the other if you decide to switch or to learn to play both.

Is there a lot of guitar practice involved?

It is recommended to practice guitar a every day whether it is just 10 minutes or more. The more days per week you practice, the fastest you will enjoy reaching your musical goals.  Also, practice will be rewarding as you will quickly play pieces of music that you didn't think you could master when you started.

We will help you or your child be enthusiastic about practicing bass / guitar! We will set achievable goals for each practice session that combined with some self-discipline will ensure enjoyable practice time.

For a child, a regular practice early on, will make his or her future path a much more successful later as she/he will have acquired self-discipline while learning an instrument she/he loves.

If guitar lessons are for children, do parents have to stay in class?

Parent's presence during a class is not required but you are welcome to assist to your child's guitar lesson if you wish to! 

We don't require parents to stay to support children's self dependence. For children, studies have shown that taking music lessons helps with focus and discipline. Every child is different and if you believe that your child learning curve would be better with you in the classroom, please feel free to stay and assist.

What type of guitar a beginner should buy?

If you are a beginner or a parent with a child taking guitar lessons for the first time, you should consider a balance between a good sounding guitar and price.

Both electric guitars and acoustic guitars can be very expensive. Although you should definitely get a guitar that has a good sound, you should not buy an expensive guitar before you are committed to a long term. You guitar instructor can guide you with the purchase options you have,

Note that for children, there are different size for guitar. As children develop quickly, it is also wise to find this sound - price balance. You can find on our website some recommendations for choosing a guitar depending on age/size. Feel free to ask your instructor for further advice.