Music is one of those rare activities where it pays to have private lessons. If you keep working on your own, of course you'll be getting better. But it's a matter of how quickly you are progressing in your skill and ability. Not to say that I have magic fairy dust that will instantly give you fame and fortune from picking' and grinnin' (trust me - I've tried it), because knowledge is only useful if put into hours of practice. YouTube and Acoustic Guitar Magazine are wonderful tools, but nothing beats an extra pair of eyes helping you along the way.
Lessons are held in my studio in central Colorado Springs.
Call or email for prices and availability.
For some, the thrill of guitar playing is in a social setting. Group classes are a great way to learn new material, get inspired, and meet other guitarists in the area. These are usually more affordable than private lessons and are the next best thing. There is not a lot of one-on-one time to cover what you need to do specifically to improve your own playing - but if you've never had a lesson or played with other people, it's a great way to get your feet wet.
Group classes are held at different times throughout the year.
The next classes are being held through the Black Rose Acoustic Society. Register here
My kids love working with Adam. He has so much patience and creativity; we are really lucky to have him around!
- Michelle G.
Adam is not only a great instructor, more importantly, he's a great human being also! He knows his stuff, is organized, and is supportive and not intimidating. He's just excellent!
- Mike H.
I’m 36 and have been playing guitar for about 10 years. I wanted to push myself with some new fingerstyle music and Adam helped me do just that. He was helpful with improving my technique and making the songs more musical. Adam is very friendly and I have enjoyed taking lessons with him.
- Matt W.
Wonderful guitarist, very patient, great with kids!
- Briana T.
Adam is an excellent teacher and musician. He has the patience of a saint and truly connects with musicians of all age levels. In addition, he has an incredible ear and does a wonderful job at tuning our piano. Highly recommend!!
- Kathy K.
Adam tailors his curriculum to the individual student. He is knowledgeable regarding several different guitar methods and styles.
- Christopher H.
Adam is always great! Puts you at ease and makes playing fun!
- Craig A.
I find Adam to be a great instructor. He teaches to the individuals level and motivates one to improve. He is not stuck on a rigid consistency that a student may or may not be able to live up to. He understands that each student is individually different from the next and will require their own unique challenges. He is always upbeat and positive. This is an essential trait of a good teacher. I am 65 years old and have learned a great deal from Adam and will continue to do so.
- Karl N.
Gardino’s Music provides quality instruction with an enthusiasm and passion for music that translates to the students. He explains and teaches in a way that has helped my young musician grow not only in his technique, but in his love for music as well.
- Raquel W.
He helped me see my potential and fueled my love for music. He knows how to work with you and drives you to do better without it being boring. He has great values and has inspired me in more ways than he knows.
- Ian S.