Learn to Play Guitar with Brett Vachon
Hi, I'm Brett and I offer guitar and theory lessons at my studio in Cote-des-Neiges neighbourhood, at my studio close to Snowdon metro, in Montreal. I have over 8 years of experience teaching guitar and I love sharing my passion for the wonderful instrument that is the guitar. I teach all styles of guitar, from classical to acoustic/pop, fingerstyle guitar and electric guitar. Every lesson is tailored to the student and all levels are taught. Please read the FAQ below for some answers to frequent questions and have a look at the Rates for information on lesson rates and times.
What will I be learning?
- Learn how to properly hold the instrument and the pick
- Learn how to read standard notation and guitar tablature
- Be able to quickly learn new songs
- Learn how to easily play chords and change from one chord to another
- Be a more confident player
- Have lots of fun!
Should I have my own instrument?
If you do not already possess a guitar, there is a classical and an electric guitar available at the studio for your use during the guitar lesson. However I strongly recommend having your own instrument and bringing it to the guitar class. Having your own instrument is very important, as this allows you to practice at home and improve more quickly. If you do not already possess a guitar, I can make recommendations on the type of guitar that you need for your lessons. I recommend a 3/4 size instrument for children 9 and under, and a full-size instrument for those aged 10 and up.
Is there a book that I can buy?
It is important for first time guitar players to have a guitar method in order for the student to have a reference for reading notes. I recommend starting with the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, available at any music store or online.
Do you teach pop music?
I teach all styles of music including pop, flamenco, fingerstyle, classical, and electric guitar. I am happy to help you in whatever style you choose.
How do I sign up for classes?
Visitthis page for contact information.
30 minutes - $20
45 minutes - $25
60 minutes - $30
Group classes (2 to 4 participants)
45 minutes - $15 per person per class
60 minutes - $19 per person per class
Lessons at home
I am currently offering 45 minute and 60 minute lessons at your home in the following areas: Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Côte-St-Luc, Hampstead, Outremont, TMR, Westmount, Ville Marie. Please add $5 per class to the lesson price for lessons at home.