Guitar Lessons:

What do you do or want to do with your guitar?

headshot photo of joe mac giving lessonsBeginning guitar lessons focus on proper methods of tuning the guitar, fundamentals of music, and an early start in the development of correct technique. Most new guitar players want to strum accompaniment chords to back themselves up singing songs. Learning to play chords and melodies leads students in the right direction musically.

Taking lessons with a teacher who can guide you in both endeavors makes sense, and at Ace Guitar and Vocal Studio, there is no additional charge if you want both guitar and voice lessons. Of course, you can always take just guitar lessons or just singing lessons.

Learning to play the guitar is a rewarding and fun experience for anyone to enjoy.

 

 

Rock Guitar Lessons:

Maybe you already can play some guitar, and would like to learn more about how to play solos and improvise melodic lines on your guitar. I can help in that department as well. Ace Guitar and Vocal Studio is the place where you will learn about the relationships between scales and chords, develop technical ability, and begin to cultivate a melodic vocabulary, or ‘bag of tricks.’ In other words, you will become a ‘player’.

 

 

 

Blues Guitar Lessons:

 

I led a local Blues, Rock-a Billy, and Soul R&B band in the 90’s in Florida, “The Paradise Blues Band”, hosting countless beach bar dates, blues jam nights, opening the St. Petersburg Blues Festival in 1993 at the Bayfront Arena, Festival of States Straub Park appearances and we were the first band to play at William’s Park Bandshell outside for St. Petersburg’s first ‘First Night’ New Year’s Eve.

 

 

 

Solo Jazz Guitar Lessons:

photo of a jazz guitar being playedImprovisation of melodic solos and how to create your own arrangements of Jazz Standards is a favorite area of study for me, and if you’re interested too, we can delve into this area of guitar playing. Learn tunes by Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, and other Jazz greats.

 

 

 

 

Classical Guitar Lessons:

photo of right hand playing classical guitar stringsIs Classical Guitar your passion? Learn to play works by the great composers of classical guitar music, such as Sor, Carcassi, Segovia, Haydn, and others. It’s a personally rewarding, satisfying experience to play beautiful classical guitar. If performing for money is your objective, a lot of solo classical guitar gigs at nice restaurants, hotels, and weddings are out there. I’ll get you playing the best selections for these gigs.

 

 

 

 

Bass Guitar Lessons:

Bass players will learn to read and play the great tunes of the work of artists like Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Paul McCartney, and James Jamerson. Learn to play Rock, Blues, Motown, and Pop styles.

 

 

 

 

 

Ace Guitar and Vocal Music Studio | 633 39Th Av NE | St. Petersburg, Fl. 33703 | 727-218-0485