Frequently Asked Questions


How do I arrange a lesson?  Click here!

How do private lessons work?  One on one instruction with a professional is the best way to learn.  Click here for more details.

How do I pay?  With cash, check, credit card, PayPal or Venmo at the 1st lesson of each month.  Click here.

What levels do you teach?  All levels and styles are welcome.

What if I need to miss a lesson?  All missed lessons with 24-hour notice will be applied as credit towards the following months' tuition.

Are you background-checked?  Safety and your peace of mind are our priority.  All teachers at I.R. Guitar Lessons are background-checked before employment.

What is a good age to start?  Ages 5 and up is typically best.  You can always schedule an evaluation to be sure.

Do you teach adults?  Absolutely!  It's never too late to start.  Click here for details about adult lessons.

What do I need?  Nothing!  I.R. Guitar Lessons supplies everything, including an instrument and materials.

When will I see results?  Most students see significant results after the 1st month of lessons.

How long of a lesson should I take?  30 minutes is great for younger children.  45 minutes to 1 hour is great for teenagers and adults.

How much should I practice?  Consistency is key, and repetition makes the master. 15-20 minutes a day is a good place to start.

Where do lessons take place?  At your home or in our studio in the Oakland Hills.

Can I take a lesson every other week?  We offer lessons on a weekly basis, as research has shown that a weekly meeting is most beneficial.