Marlene's Music offers a variety of private lessons for all ages and skill levels. Students are taught the basics necessary to play and then the lessons are customized to each students' musical interests and goals.
Basic skills are considered to be open chords, simple strumming and picking, chord charts, tuning, guitar care, playing familiar songs, simple music theory, music resources, tablature and performance skills. Students continue to build on these basic skills by adding more challenging and advanced skills, techniques and music.
Students are taught weekly lessons either Private (one-on-one), Semi-private (two students) or Group (3 or more students). Students in Semi-private and Group lessons are placed together based on skill level and age. Lessons are taught on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, during the summer on Wednesdays only.
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Here's what Marlene's Music students are saying...
Marlene makes guitar easy and she keeps encouraging us.
Hannah, Laguna Niguel
I've been playing and taking lessons with Marlene for about 3-4 years. It has helped me to get chords, tablature and picking. Marlene helps you do almost anything on the guitar.
Lucas, Mission Viejo, Ca
At the ripe old age of 56 I found a whole new me! I wanted to learn guitar for my kids and found out it was the best therapy for me. I now have a voice, a tool to relax from a busy day and a chance to express my self to my loved ones. I cannot say enough, or thank Marlene enough for how her patience, lessons, warm smile, and many times laughter, Guitar playing has changed my life and those around me.
Gene, Laguna Niguel, Ca
Marlene makes learning to play guitar really fun. I like learning all my favorite songs and getting to sing them too. I have been playing for about 2 years and I always look forward to my lesson day.
Avery, Aliso Viejo, CA
Marlene's method makes it easy to pick up and learn guitar. It only took me a couple of months with her before I could really play guitar.
Hayden, Mission Viejo, Ca
Marlene's lessons are really cool because she let's me choose songs I want to play and then teaches me how to play them.
Jolie, Aliso Viejo, Ca
She knows how to play the guitar and is an acomplished artist. Marlene is terribly encouraging and I am so glad she's in my life.
Roy, Mission Viejo, Ca
"Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" was my first class with Marlene's Music, and I knew then it would not be my last. I learned so much on that one day that it left me hungry for more...I walked out playing songs I really liked, and a year and a half later I look forward to each guitar lesson. Marlene makes music fun and easy, she is genuinely nice, supportive, motivating and a fantastic teacher for all ages!
Irma, Aliso Viejo, Ca