Beginner Friendly Guitar & Banjo Lessons + Ukulele For Kids

A step-by-step path that will jump-start and step-up your playing.
Especially for kids (ages 5 & up) and beginners of all ages.

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You’ll practice melodies that are simple, yet engaging. You’ll learn how to master finger placement and note reading skills. It’s a natural approach. One that leads to a deeper level of musicianship and enjoyment.


Learn the rock bottom basics of banjo with a 2-finger style that’s fun to learn and easy to play. Once you’ve gained your bearings, you’ll be ready to tackle the subtle art of clawhammer technique.

Lessons For Kids

A step-by-step music programs for kids ages 5 and up. Start with ukulele or guitar. Clear and patient instruction helps your child to gain confidence in playing. Both you and your child will love these lessons!


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We are very pleased with the progress our son has made in the past year with Norman.  He is learning  fundamentals of guitar and how to read music. Norman has a very patient and calm way about him that has helped our son become confident in playing and comfortable working with his teacher. We are delighted that our son enjoys his lessons and look forward to his continued success under Norman’s tutelage.

Nick and Stephanie Dazer

Norman has been our daughter’s classical guitar teacher for three years, since she was six.
We started her with lessons thinking we’d explore it for a few months, but Norman’s kind, teacherly approach and his easy-to-follow lesson plans made continuing a good investment of our time and money. He’s attentive to the pace (and ramblings) of children while helping them to approach the instrument from multiple, integrated perspectives. In addition to learning to play, read music, and listen for and identify notes, our daughter has fun, gains a feeling of accomplishment, and is learning some great 
songs from the American archives. Aimee

Aimee Sisco