ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE!

I am available for online lessons!

We can meet via Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts and Duo, Zoom, WhatsApp and Facebook messenger.

Simply call or text me at 818-427-6870 to make an appointment.

Rates are

My rates are as follows:

½ hour online lesson         $30

45 minute online lesson     $45

1 hour online lesson        $60

Holiday Gift Certificates

It’s that time of year again, when so many put a new guitar on their list or learning guitar on their ‘bucket list’ and we want to help by including a free lesson with our special holiday and New Year’s packages.  Contact us to learn how we can help make someone smile this holiday season!

Lesson Rates

As of December 13th 2021, my rates are as follows:

½ hour lesson at office          $30

45 minute lesson at office      $45

1 hour lesson at office           $60

Skype lessons are the same rate as above.

 

½ hour housecall                    $45

45 min housecall                    $65

1 hour housecall                     $90

Please give me 6  hour notice for cancellations!

Gift Certificates!

I OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES!

I have gift certificates available for purchase year round and I can custom tailor the length of the lessons if desired. This is a great way to celebrate the holidays, birthdays or other special events. If you would like to order one, please call/text me at 818-427-6870 or email me at matthennager@gmail.com!

I accept all payment methods. Your order will include a PDF with all of the details.

Gift certificates never expire and are transferable.

NO REFUNDS AFTER 90 DAYS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE!

Band Camp!

Here’s your chance to jam in a band!

This class will let you jam in a band. Each bi-monthly session will focus on songs of specific music genera. The class is designed for lead, rhythm, electric and acoustic guitarists and is also open to vocalists, bassists, drummers. Musicians of any skill level and ages 8 and up!

Requirements:

  • Open to ages 8 and up, but must be able to play required songs and I suggest taking at least 1 lesson to help prepare
  • Playable acoustic guitar (with pickup) or playable electric guitar
  • Amplifiers are optional, but you are welcome to bring your own gear
  • RSVP with me at (702) 533-3611 – also please call if you have any questions!
  • All music is included.
  • Cost is only $25 per student
  • Band Camp will be held at my office – 1640 E. Sahara Ave. Suite K  LV, NV 89104

 

Advice for beginning guitar players

Advice for beginning guitar players

            I get a lot of questions about the best guitar to purchase for beginners. From my experience, the best place to start is asking yourself or your child what type of guitar is most exciting and appealing. If you or your child would like to start out and play an electric that is what you should purchase! If you find or your child would like to start out on an acoustic guitar, that is the one for you.

Many people think the acoustic should be the one to start out with because traditionally that’s what beginners have been told. I feel that a lot of this had to do with the expense of electric guitars in earlier days. Now you can buy a decent beginning acoustic, classical or electric guitar for around $150.

I feel the biggest factor in deciding which guitar to buy is what you (or your child) want to play. If you see yourself strumming some chords around a campfire you might want to consider an acoustic guitar instead of the $2000 Les Paul with a 6 foot tall Marshall stack! But if your favorite band is Avenged Sevenfold or Jimi Hendrix, then the electric might be the better choice.

Another point that I try to drive home is excitement. Inspiration is everything! If you’re not inspired to play a certain type of guitar purchase, the guitar that inspires you or your child! It will help in practice motivation.

The electric guitar is a much easer instrument to physically play due to thinner strings and can build up confidence faster. The acoustic is a bit more demanding due to the thicker strings. However this can be beneficial when switching from the acoustic to the electric.

If you have any questions, you can email me at matthennager@gmail.com or feel free to call me at (702) 533-3611