Learning with Sharp & Flat

A Proven Teaching Method

Lessons are taught in a low-stress format, meeting once a week for a half-hour or full-hour lesson, and follow a program developed by the Guitar Cities instructors based on their experiences as instructors and their careers as touring and recording professionals. Lessons are catered to the individual needs and goals of every individual student. You will be getting an instructor that is a career musician and their main goal is to teach you the in the way you will learn the most effectively. Students also have the opportunity to apply their instruction by writing and recording their own songs on professional studio equipment.

Professional Instruction

Founder of the Guitar Cities schools and a graduate of Hope College in Psychology and Music, James Lenger has been teaching guitar and bass professionally for 22 years and has given over 70,000 lessons during that time. After touring with his band for a number of years and teaching privately, he founded the Guitar Cities music program in 2006, now located in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and London. In addition to teaching in Connecticut, James instructs privately in Chicago, London, and New York. He also heads up the Guitar Cities London "Rockshop" program, which promotes performing and playing music on famous sound stages in a group setting. He instructs all ages and abilities, and features a specially designed program that focuses on the needs of beginners, and caters to what they want to learn. Even if you've never picked up a guitar before, he can teach you the song you've wanted to learn, dive into the theory you want to go through, or put a program together for you that will make you a well-rounded musician!

Learning Options

There is no registration fee for any classes at Sharp and Flat!

Register for Private Instruction

Most students taking lessons at Sharp and Flat are part of our private instruction program. Lessons are available on Mondays through Saturday and are available all day. If you have any questions about private instruction, please email us at info@guitarcities.com. If you wish to take our private instruction classes, please go to the schedule page here: Sharp and Flat Private Instruction Schedule.

Book your lesson now!

Lessons can be booked over the phone at (312)914-6646 or fill out the convenient form below to have us contact you!

How did you find us?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email us directly at info@guitarcities.com.

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