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Acoustic Guitar

Guitar / Bass Lessons

Guitar Lessons For ages 5 & up. 

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Our guitar lessons focus on getting you to quickly be able to play your favorite songs or compositions! The guitar instructors at Denver Academy of Musical Arts are all experienced teachers and performers and can help you with any music style that you are interested in learning.


Guitar lessons with an instructor is the quickest way to learn proper techniques, theory, and also can help prevent bad habits from developing.  Having a guitar instructor is beneficial in that they can show you in "real time" how a song, lead lick or scale should be played; as other methods of learning, such as online tutorials, can't see if you are playing something correctly or not!


Give us a call or email us at the information listed below and start your path to guitar greatness!

Frequently Asked Questions


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 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!


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. 


Our guitar 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 Denver Academy of Musical Arts. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style. Our instructors have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don't have to!


‍Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.


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.


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.

How to choose the right guitar for you.

Guitar students must have a guitar to practice on in order to get better at playing.  Young students with small hands should consider learning the ukulele first because they are smaller guitars and the strings are easier to press.  Ukulele's have become very popular in music right now!


The next size up are starter (student) guitars. Also known as 1/2 or 3/4 size guitars.  Students ages 5-8 would do best with 1/2 size guitar. Students ages 8-12, and adults with small hands, would do well with a 3/4 size guitar. 

Keep in mind, smaller guitars are not toys. They are made just like standard sized guitars...but smaller.  

Since kids outgrow student guitars, you can look for quality used guitars on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Amazon,  ebay or    There are electric, acoustic and hybrid guitars. Electric guitars will need to be plugged into an amplifier, as do hybrid guitars. Standard acoustic guitars do not.  

Guitars can range wildly in price because of the difference in quality and brands.  Less quality guitars of any size will have a harder time staying in tune and, in most cases, the strings are  harder to press to the neck because the action of the strings is higher up. This makes it to difficult to produce clear tones. As a general rule, electric guitars are easier to press the strings down which makes it easier to get  better tones.  Pedals may be added to electric guitars to manipulate the sound in various ways. 







When first learning to play the guitar, fingertips on the hand that holds the neck of the guitar may develop tenderness until the fingertips get used to pressing the strings. A slight thickening of the skin on the fingertip, called a callus, will form making it more comfortable to play longer periods of time. Calluses help to avoid any pain and discomfort and, therefore, it should be a goal to develop them.   It can take up to a month to develop calluses with regular practicing. Luckily, there are some things you can do to speed up the process. 

1. Cut down on practice time but practice more often.

This doesn’t mean you just practice for two minutes. Consider cutting your usual practice time in half or a little more. By doing so, you can give the skin on your fingers a rest so that it won’t break open.

2. Practicing with steel strings will develop calluses quicker than nylon strings.

But nylon strings hurt less. 

3. Consider using a thicker-gauge string.

Sometimes using thicker strings makes it harder to play which may discourage beginners so keep that in mind.

4. Put rubbing alcohol on your fingertips.

By using rubbing alcohol, you can dry out the skin, which signals your body to build up calluses.  If your fingertips are hurting, apply a cold compress to relieve the pain.



One thing to consider if you decide to take a break from learning guitar, your calluses will eventually go away. And when you decide to pick up the guitar again, you’ll have to start the callus-building process all over again.

Guitar teachers at Denver Academy of Musical Arts all have callused fingertips because they have played the guitar for many years and have many years of experience.  But they are very sympathetic to new players because they have been there and can advise you on ways to help make playing for comfortable. 

It's easy to take the next step!
Lessons are first come, first serve

so contact us today to arrange

your first lesson!​

call 720-708-3251

or text 720-908-0523


$35 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available six days a week, and scheduled once a week.

Denver Academy of Musical Arts has a one time materials and registration fee of $25 per student.

Lesson Hours

Monday          10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Tuesday.         10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Wednesday.   10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday.        10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday.              10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday.        10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday.           CLOSED

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