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Private guitar lessons, $100 per month for a 30 minute lesson each week. Specializing in classical guitar instruction at all levels, beginners only accepted in styles other than classical guitar. All ages accepted.

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Mendoza's Guitar Studio's Gerry Zubko loves to teach adult beginners! Learning an instrument is one of life's great accomplishments.

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8 years ago
My brother got lessons here for a few months and learned a TON. Great guys!
- David T
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Private Guitar Lessons Info

Classical guitar is my main area of expertise, I accept classical guitar students at all levels and ages.  Beginners only accepted in classic rock, country, folk, and contemporary pop styles, I can guide you to the highest levels of skill in classic rock, country, folk and pop music and prefer to work with beginners or those with minimal experience.  Classical guitar is taught at all levels because it is my main area of expertise. I do not teach blues, jazz, bluegrass,  heavy metal or Irish music. I am Gerry Zubko at Mendoza's Guitar Studio and taught classical guitar to Jake Cinninger of the acclaimed rock band Umphrey's McGee for seven years, starting when Jake was in 6th grade and continuing until he graduated from high school. Located inside G&A Music Store 4609 Grape Rd Mishawaka Indiana 46545.    $100/month for a 30 minute private lesson each week.  Forty-five years teaching experience, Gerry Zubko has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Indiana University South Bend.  Gerry has previously taught classical guitar at Notre Dame University, Andrews University, Southwest Michigan College and Indiana University at South Bend.  For months with 5 weeks in them the 5th lesson is included for free, the monthly fee is based on 4 weeks in the month so months with 5 weeks in them means you are getting a free lesson those months.  Students schedule a day and time and keep that time throughout the month. No make-up lessons or refunds if the student misses their lesson time.  Lessons will not be rearranged to accommodate children's sports schedules, I am looking for students for whom music is the priority.   Emphasis is placed on developing music reading skills and understanding music theory, not on using play by number guitar tablature.   Virtually any contemporary song can be learned for free from a YouTube tutorial, I teach beginners the techniques and skills needed to teach yourself for the rest of your life.  (And how to have a lot of fun teaching yourself from You Tube!)   I teach using iconic songs taken from the entirety of music history to the present day. Playing classical guitar provides the best foundation to teach yourself any song.  All musicians are self-taught with guidance from someone more experienced.  Only you control your fingers.  Accepted forms of payment are by check and cash, no credit cards or electronic transfers.  Lesson payment is due at the first lesson of each month, you are never charged if I cancel a lesson. 
     I get the greatest satisfaction from taking a beginner to the highest levels of guitar playing.  Mendoza's Guitar Studio has been teaching Michiana to play since 1965.

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4609 Grape Road Suite B5 Studio 2
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Business Hours

Tue:2:00 – 9:00 PM
Wed:2:00 – 9:00 PM
Thu:2:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri:2:00 – 6:00 PM
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