Adult Guitar Lessons

Are you frustrated that you’ve been playing the guitar for months or years and you’ve not improving?


Are you experiencing the limitations that watching videos and/or doing online courses have on your progress?


Are you new to guitar and are not sure where to start?


Would you like to be able to write songs, jam with others, or play by ear but you’re not sure how to learn these things?

I feel you.  If you’re feeling frustrated or uncertain, believe me I have been there before.  In fact the times of biggest frustration were always just before the periods of most rapid progress because those were the times I sought out lessons.  In fact, I still take guitar lessons and I love them.

Most adults who first come through our doors have felt similar challenges that kids cannot even conceive of: demanding work schedules, ongoing family responsibilities, limiting beliefs about your ability to learn or be creative, etc.  

What we’ve found over our 20+ years of teaching is that having a teacher is by far the fastest, easiest and most fun way to make rapid progress on the guitar.  Teachers who understand and appreciate these challenges because they have been there before can really help simplify what to do and how to do it as well as inspire adult students in a variety of ways.  

Some feel inspired by jamming with others (which we facilitate for students who want that); others like strumming chords to or playing the riffs of the songs they love; some like writing songs; others like performing at our recitals, recording on our annual student album, etc.  The point is to have fun, and the most fun path is different for each student.  Therefore each student gets a customized lesson strategy long-term, medium-term and short-term goals in writing.  

We also hold students accountable for hitting those goals, especially for those for whom accountability is a motivating factor in their practice time.  Other adults have very limited practice time, and we have proven strategies whereby you can still make good progress if this is the case with you.

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Here’s what our students get:

totally customized lesson strategy

emphasis on fun & creativity

clear, written practice weekly instructions

practical implementation strategies, (i.e. opportunities to use what you learn in real-life music-making)

good technique so you don’t develop or continue bad habits

performance, jamming and recording opportunities (optional)

completely flexible lesson scheduling

bonuses (student of the month, audio library etc.)

Here’s What Students Are Saying:


Call Dennis at 607-222-3166

to schedule your free trial lesson or

click the button here to tell us more about yourself:

Spotlight on Head Teacher Dennis Winge

Celebrating 20 Years of Teaching

Dennis Winge is currently celebrating 20 years of teaching with a free gift for all guitarists at any level here.

What Makes The School Unique

Dennis reflects on how his own performing & teaching  experience helps makes the school like none other in the Ithaca area.

Claim Your Free Intro Lesson

During this intro lesson, we’ll get to know each other a little bit, talk about your interests and what you’re looking to achieve out of your guitar lessons, play some guitar and see if we’re a good fit as teacher and student!




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