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

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What People Say About lessons

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

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

My 8 year old son has been taking ukulele lessons with Norman Hamilton for one and one-half years and will soon be transitioning to guitar. Norman has been an excellent teacher while patiently offering clear instruction and motivation. It has been delightful to watch my son gain skill in handling an instrument and learning to read music. My son has also developed increased confidence through music. He went from fearing speaking or performing in front of others to volunteering to play music for his class and making up songs with his friends. I would highly recommend Norman as an instructor and I hope we get to have many more years with him.

Katy Powell

For older adults interested in playing music for the first time ever, and for those who are new to guitar, banjo or ukelele, Norman is great! He was patient and generous with coaching me with a step by step approach for ukele and baritone ukelele, and soon had me strumming chords and playing melodies on my own. He uses a songbook with a wonderful variety of tunes, some old, some new, which I enjoyed playing and singing along with- Jo (requested first name only)

Jo

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