Private instruction is the foundation of a sound musical education. At NEC Prep, the depth, expertise, and diversity of our faculty assure a great match for our students' individual needs. Private lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are offered for students of all levels (including beginners!).
A unique feature of our private lesson program is that it includes the opportunity to participate in workshops, recitals, evaluations, and our annual concerto competition, which offer every student valuable performance experience and feedback from a variety of teachers.
Prospective guitar students must set up an audition or placement interview with Devin Ulibarri, Guitar Department Chair, who will advise each student personally regarding an appropriate studio teacher placement and path of study. For information on how to get started, please click here. Private lessons can begin at any time during the school year. Please contact the Prep office for information and to schedule a placement with your Department Chair.
New! – Interested in seeing whether guitar is of interest to your child? The guitar explorers classes are a fun way to discover the foundations of guitar technique. The classes' teacher, Devin Ulibarri, has over a decade of experience teaching group guitar classes, and students of his classes leave prepared for success in classical guitar lessons. Parents of students in the ages 5-9 classes are highly encouraged to attend the class together with their children for maximum learning potential.
Basics covered are technique, terms, group etiquette, and basic literacy for guitar music.
The class for ages 10-13 is designed with a more accelerated curriculum.
Saturday, 9:00 AM (Ages 5-9)
Saturday, 10:00 AM (Ages 10-13)
Guitar Chamber Ensembles
NEC's amazing faculty will guide you to new heights on the guitar!
Chamber music ensembles now available for guitar duo, trio, quartet, and for guitar together with other instruments. Groups will be determined by age, ability, and instrumentation. Each will receive 28 coaching sessions and two end-of-semester workshops. Students are expected to participate in festival concerts each semester.
Other Opportunities for Guitar Students
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