Dark Mountain Music

GUITAR LESSONS CALGARY

Learn to play the guitar with Dark Mountain Music’s private guitar lessons in Calgary. Choose your preferred lesson length, location, and availability. Lets unleash your inner rockstar on an adventure that’s tailored just for you!

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what to expect

Personalization

We focus on YOUR goals. Our team of professional guitar teachers will ensure that you’re hitting them in no time!

Convenience

Choose your location: at home, an instructor’s home studio near you in the Calgary area, or learn guitar online! No more rush hour commutes to the music studio.

Safe & Qualified Instructors

Rest easy. Your guitar teacher has passed a thorough background check and hold a music degree, diploma, or RCM education.

No Contracts or Agreements

We get it, things change! That’s why we have no long term or semester agreements. Take your guitar lessons as long as you’d like!

Anajane Anderson
Anajane Anderson
2024-07-04
I am thrilled to share my experience with my teacher, Lyra. She is amazing and a truly great teacher. Lyra has a wonderful personality and always listens to my needs, making our lessons engaging and productive. I feel fortunate to have her as my teacher and highly recommend her to anyone seeking a supportive and effective learning experience. Shes also a talented artist!!!!!
Tara Bohle
Tara Bohle
2024-06-06
My 3 kids and I have been with Dark Mountain Music for almost 2 years now and absolutely love it! I'm always referring friends so I figured it's about time I left a review! lol The instructor is amazing and makes each lesson engaging and enjoyable. We take singing, piano and guitar lessons. Plus most recently music production. It's great that we can add or change instruments as we go without having to change studios or companies etc.. because they teach them all here. I also like that he comes to us for lessons instead of me having to drag my kids around. Super convenient that way. I've heard from many friends who are with other companies, that their younger kids don't enjoy piano lessons cause they're forced to work on classical music, but you get to play what you love here. You pick the songs to work on. Like my boys are learning video game music and current alternative music. Which is really cool to see and hear converted to the piano. I can't ever see us leaving Dark mountain music!
Amy B.
Amy B.
2024-03-24
I have been taking singing lessons with the absolutely amazing Julia for almost a year now and my experience has been wonderful! Julia is a fantastic teacher. I have grown so much in my time with her and I'm looking forwarded to continuing to push my vocal boundaries with her help. I recently started piano with her as well and I'm loving every minute. Julia is professional, patient, and most importantly, inspiring. My lessons are my favourite day of the week.
Mehak Kaul
Mehak Kaul
2023-10-18
My experience with Dark Mountain Music’s Ukulele lessons has been the best! My instructor’s super passionate, skilled, and supportive. I highly recommend their lessons for anyone seeking to improve their musical skills!!
Louise MacPherson
Louise MacPherson
2023-08-22
I am very happy with this company. I have Julia Bolden she is a very good person she is patient and very knowledgeable. I am retired and I very appreciative of her patience with me. Thank you Julia.
Eric Huang
Eric Huang
2023-08-21
My daughter has been taking vocal lessons with Chancé Snethun for about a month and loves it. She's excited for every lesson and it's been great seeing her pick up new skills
Jaime M
Jaime M
2023-08-16
Julia is so great! As an adult learner I was worried about not being quick like the kids. Julia is very patient with me and if she's frustrated she never, ever shows it!! Daniel runs an excellent business. Very professional and quick, open communication. 10/10 recommend.
Ursula Rieu
Ursula Rieu
2023-08-16
Julia Borden is a wonderful teacher. She is patient and very talented
Dillon Forde
Dillon Forde
2023-08-16
I LOVE Dark Mountain Music! I get to see Julia for voice lessons and she has helped me so much with my confidence and ability to sing again! I had taken a year off from singing due to health related things and I was definitely nervous to start again but she was so kind and encouraging and made it a very fun hobby for me to enjoy again! Thank you Julia!!
aldin bajric
aldin bajric
2023-08-02
Amazing company, very professional and thorough teaching. Highly recommended
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Private Guitar Lessons

Trusted by 100+ families and aspiring musicians in Calgary

30-minutes

online OR
instructors home

$39/lesson

In-Home

$49/lesson

Discounts available for multiple students in the same home and lessons beyond 60-minutes! One-time registration fee of $49 per family, only due upon the second lesson.

45-MINUTES​

online OR
instructors home

$49/lesson

In-Home

$59/lesson

Discounts available for multiple students in the same home and lessons beyond 60-minutes! One-time registration fee of $49 per family, only due upon the second lesson.

60-minutes

online OR
instructors home

$59/lesson

In-Home

$69/lesson

Discounts available for multiple students in the same home and lessons beyond 60-minutes! One-time registration fee of $49 per family, only due upon the second lesson.

faq

How often should I practice in between guitar lessons to make noticeable progress?

Daily practice is crucial for boosting those skills between lessons. Aim for at least 20-30 minutes of focused practice each day.

Keeping things consistent helps you remember what you’re learning and strengthens muscle memory. To make the most out of your practice, just go with the techniques and exercises your instructor suggests. Remember, it’s not just about how often you practice, but also about making each session count!

What sets in-home guitar lessons apart from online? Which do you recommend for the best results?

Our in-person and online guitar lessons will both boast positive results. However, after years teaching we can confidently say that in-person lessons have the one up on online. This allows your instructor provide instant, hands on feedback.

We always recommend our in-person private lessons, but it’s your choice based on your schedule and preferences! We are dedicated to ensuring your learning is easy and successful, regardless of the option you choose.

Do you teach beginner guitar? What ages are your students?

We teach students of all skill levels and ages! Even if you are on the hunt for intermediate to advanced guitar lessons, we’ve got the teacher for you. Our guitar teachers will adjust lessons for different ages and music styles to ensure each person has a specialized learning experience. This includes children, teenagers, adults, and seniors!

Do you teach acoustic guitar or electric guitar?

We teach electric, acoustic, and classical guitar! Although your instructor may be more specialized in one, there are many commonalities between these three instruments. They share many of the same theory and techniques.

We recommend starting on whichever the student enjoys playing the most! Guitar can be a fairly demanding instrument to learn, so it’s important that you’re in love with the sound of your instrument.

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WHY LEARN THE GUITAR?

MUSICAL PROFICIENCY

Guitar lessons are one of many gateways into honing your musical skills. Learning to play this instrument can help you understand the diverse language of music. 

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CREATIVE OUTLET

The guitar provides a wide variety of new self expressive outlets. You’ll gain the ability to play your favourite, most inspiring songs, and perhaps even create your own originals!

COGNITIVE STIMULATION

Guitar players have a constant mental workout. It requires constant memory retention, problem-solving, and fine motor skills. Talk about brain boosters!

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STRESS RELIEF

Music has a therapeutic quality, and the guitar is no exception. Playing music lets you take a break from daily life, enjoy music, and gain confidence as you develop your skills.

Contact us

Get ready to kickstart your musical journey. Contact us now for the best guitar lessons Calgary has to offer. Our roster of highly skilled and passionate guitar teachers are here for you.

Interested in learning your favourite classic rock songs? Dream to hit the stage and perform live one day? We’ve got you covered.

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