School of Rock Huntington Beach Guitar Lessons

Van Tuyl Music Academy Is The Original School of Rock In Huntington Beach

Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach’s original school of rock for guitar lessons. Whether you have a child that wants to learn to play guitar or you’re looking for yourself, Van Tuyl Music Academy is the place for you. Our seasoned, professional guitar instructors have experience with students of all ages and ability levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.

VTMA is more than a school of rock for guitar lessons, we’re an immersive, one-of-a-kind school that teaches you how to find your true voice and shred your heart out. Learning to play modern and classic rock, blues, jazz and metal requires special training and technique. It isn’t just about playing the notes you hear in the song, it’s about understanding what modern guitarists have done to create that intoxicating tone we all crave to hear. Let our instructors show you the way.

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Guitar Lesson F.A.Q.’s

At what age is it appropriate to begin guitar lessons?

Age 5 is when a child has developed enough physical size and dexterity to properly hold and play the guitar.

Do I need to own a guitar to take guitar lessons?

Yes, it is very important to be able to practice the instrument at home in between lessons. We offer guitars for rent if you don’t own one, but can’t wait to begin learning.

Are private guitar lessons the only thing offered at Van Tuyl Music Academy?

Not at all! We also have Band Workshops for guitarists of all ability levels and ages through our Performance Academy. For more advanced players that have taken guitar lessons before or currently have a guitar instructor, we have the ultimate performance experience for young players! 

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More About The Originals School Of Rock Huntington Beach Guitar Lessons Program

At the Van Tuyl Music Academy School of Rock Guitar Program in Huntington Beach, students are invited to learn whichever style of music that interests them, whether it is Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Punk, Blues or even Classical Finger Style. Beginning Electric Guitar students start off with songs like Smoke on the Water, American Idiot, Iron Man, the 12 Bar Blues, and House of the Rising Sun. This gives them the foundation from which most music is based. Our advanced students master scales, improvisation, speed picking, slide guitar, and famous guitar solos to give them the tools necessary to begin writing their own music and performing it live. Acoustic Guitar students start by learning songs from Bob Dylan, Collective Soul, Tom Petty, and The Eagles which teaches them all the open chords needed to sound like a pro when at a camp fire. Once these chords and songs are mastered, students learn finger picking, open tuning, and advanced right hand rhythms so they can perform material from Acoustic Guitar greats such as Dave Matthews, Led Zeppelin, The Foo Fighters, and Robert Johnson.

Taking guitar lessons at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other. Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach’s original school of rock, metal, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for guitar lessons.