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“Proudly located in Winnipeg Manitoba, Groove Academy – School of Music offers high quality music education for all ages and playing levels.”

Groove Academy – School of Music guitar programs offer you:

Our guitar Lessons are designed to adapt to each student’s needs, goals and how they learn best by using visual, audio and kinesthetic aids. As a result, each student truly receives customized guitar lessons helping them reach their goals faster while having more fun than ever before.

  • Guitar lessons that will guide you from preschooler to university
  • Popular music, RCM, and jazz.
  • Regular performances and scholarship opportunities throughout Winnipeg, nationally and internationally
  • Groove Academy Scholarship Fund
  • High school Credit Programs
  • Children’s Tax Credit

All Skill Levels

Beginner to Advanced

Lesson Times

30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes

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Our School Philosophy

  1. Groove Academy–School of Music provides you with a high standard of music education. All students and instructors come up with a clear plan, discuss goals and direction, before enrollment. Our music programs, are designed to adapt to each student’s needs and how they learn best, (audio, visual, and/or kinesthetic). As a result, each student receives customized music lessons.
  2. Groove Academy insures you are learning from highly qualified instructors. All of our instructors are RCM qualified, hold a university or college degree and are “in” the music business.
  3. Providing our students with an abundance of performance and scholarship opportunities, our students gain stage experience at Groove Academy events and local events around Winnipeg, nationally and internationally, (all performances are optional).

To discuss our guitar lessons/course in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further

Guitar Lessons Curriculum

  • A. Popular Music (Rock, pop, R&B…)
  • B. RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music)
  • C. Jazz Studies
Music Lessons at Groove Academy
Guitar Lessons at Groove Academy

Learn More About Our Guitar Lesson Programs:

Intro Guitar Lessons - Program (age 4-7)

Our “Intro Guitar Program” will get your little one started on the right foot!! This program not only includes learning how to read notes correctly, (not tabs), but we’ll also properly fit you child with the right size guitar. We have many options when signing up, including guitar rental, if you don’t already have one.

Ages: 4-7

Students will learn:

  • Names of strings
  • Names of guitar parts
  • How to tune your guitar
  • Strumming
  • Simple guitar songs in various styles, progressing to more challenging repertoire
  • Finger positioning for frets
  • Ear training, call & response
  • Theory games and exercises

To discuss our Intro Guitar Lessons Program in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Beginner Guitar Lessons - Program (age 6 and up)

Ages: 6 and up

Lesson Times: 30 min. 45 min. 1 hour

Students will learn:

  • Tuning
  • Guitar part names
  • Songs in any style
  • Guitar care
  • How to change your guitar strings
  • Call and response games
  • Notation, (what are the notes called)
  • Scales and chords
  • Chart reading/analysis
  • RCM examinations (optional), students can receive high school credits.
  • Ear training exercises and games
  • Performance and scholarship opportunities
  • A meeting between student and instructor discussing goals, and objectives, takes place before lessons begin, and is reviewed on a yearly basis.

To discuss our Beginner Guitar Lessons Program in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Intermediate Guitar Lessons - Program

Ages: 8 and up

Prerequisites: It is recommended that students have 2-5 years of instruction before signing up for our intermediate program. Students can sign up for our intermediate guitar program any time of year.

Lesson Times: 30 min. 45 min. 1 hour

Students will learn:

  • Songs in any style, (option of performing with band)
  • Different styles of music (focus on one style or multiple)
  • Chord progressions
  • Song writing and composition
  • Call and response/ear training (rhythms and melody)
  • Playing the sequences and loop machines
  • Major and minor scales, arpeggios, triads and modes
  • Analyzing other guitar players for technique, sound, and style\
  • Basic recording techniques
  • Advance theory
  • Guitar soloing and rhythm playing
  • Chart reading/analysis
  • Compound and odd time signatures
  • RCM examinations (optional)
  • Performance and scholarship opportunities (optional)

Students have the option of focusing one or more of the above in detail. A meeting between student and instructor discussing goals, and objectives, takes place before lessons begin, and is reviewed on a yearly basis.

To discuss our Intermediate Guitar Lessons Program in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Advanced Guitar Lessons - Program

Ages: 12 and up

Prerequisites: It is recommended that students have 5 or more years of instruction before signing up for our advanced guitar program. Students can sign up for our advanced guitar program any time of year.

Program Details:

  • Learning advanced songs
  • Studying many styles of music (optional)
  • In-depth study of: One or more, styles of music, Rock, pop, jazz, classical
  • Ethnic and traditional styles
  • Advance songs/compositions
  • Advance chart reading/analysis
  • Charting out songs
  • Song writing and composition
  • Advance guitar soloing and rhythm playing
  • Odd time signatures
  • Advance ear training
  • Improvising
  • Advanced recording and sequencing
  • Advance theory and harmonization
  • RCM examinations (optional)
  • Performance scholarship opportunities (optional)

Students have the option of focusing one or more of the above in detail. A meeting between student and instructor discussing goals, and objectives, takes place before lessons begin, and is reviewed on a yearly basis.

To discuss our Advance Guitar Lessons Program in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

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Interested in Bass Guitar lessons?

Groove Academy is proud to have a teacher that specializes in Bass guitar and who has dedicated his life to studying the Bass guitar.

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Groove Academy – School of Music provides music lessons in Winnipeg, MB to students of all ages and all skill levels.

Contact Info
Groove Academy - School of Music (Formerly ITP Drum Studio)
2 Iroquois Bay, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 2E2
108 - 420 Des Meurons St, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2P3
(204) 819-4102

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