“Can hardly believe it’s already been 1 year since I started taking guitar lessons in Sage Music, and I can say all the progress, support and benefits that Sage Music and the awesome faculty has provided me with can be scarcely overstated.” – Fred Lee, Google Reviews
Guitar Lessons Washington
Learn the music you want. Take custom private guitar lessons in a community that cares about you and your success.
More than teaching you songs, we’ll give you (or your child) the skills to play any song on guitar. Our goal is to enable and empower you.
Lessons are for adults or kids – beginner, intermediate, or advanced – with our trained, professional teachers using our proven Arpeggio® lesson system.
Let’s personalize your guitar lesson experience
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The details matter
We’re not your ordinary music school
As a smart, conscious learner who is looking for the best, you’ll want to pay close attention to the details that make our program different from other guitar schools.
And we know you’ll appreciate the Sage Music® difference.
A smarter way to learn guitar
sage : \ ˈsāj \ wise through reflection and experience
Sage Guitar Teachers
Our guitar teachers are highly trained in the best methods for learning and teaching music. You or your child will get the best instruction anywhere. So skip the amatuers, and learn with the pros who can properly guide you toward your goals.
Our Arpeggio® lesson system – backed by learning science – will help you learn guitar quickly and easily with direction in a structured and step-by-step way. Plus we’ll teach you what to do, how to learn it, and why you’re doing it.
We know you’ll get the best results because our students see steady progress. So we’d never need to lock you into a contract. Yet students stay with us 3x longer than other schools. Get in touch to see why now.
Adult Guitar Lessons
Believe it or not 63.8% of our students are adults
Whether you want to be a professional musician or have had lifelong dreams of playing music, you’ll find yourself in good company at Sage Music.
Our students range from absolute beginners to intermediate players to advanced professionals looking to improve their skills and practice.
No matter what you want to learn, we’ll get you there.
Advanced Guitar Lessons
Our students have included cast members of Saturday Night Live, Broadway performers, and producers. We’ve even helped students prepare for graduate degree auditions.
We go above and beyond other programs by developing more advanced skills, practice habits, and learning techniques. You’ll learn more music, in a shorter amount of time, and with greater skill and security.
Intermediate Guitar Lessons
As an advancing guitarist, we’ve got the skills to get your guitar playing to the next level. We’ve worked with beginners and pros, so we know exactly how to get you from one level to the next.
Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Don’t want to play kids songs? No worry! We’ll work with you to help you play the music that you want. We personalize our lessons for you.
Sometimes we can jump right in with what you want, but other times it takes a little prep work. But we’ll always get you there.
In fact, most of our guitar students are adult beginners. So you’ll find a welcoming environment with a team that knows how to work with folks just like you.
Other Guitar Programs
Most of our students come to us after they have tried lessons somewhere else. They tried video courses or lessons that weren’t personlized for them – YouTube, Justin Guitar, Keith Urban, Fender, or TakeLessons. They took lessons with teachers who were not trained professionals.
And they just didn’t see the results they wanted.
They didn’t get better or ended up frustrated. They paid for videos but still had to teach themselves. They took lessons with someone who showed them what to do, but not how to do it.
And that left them unhappy. Feeling like they wasted time and money. So they looked for a better program.
The good news is that you’ve just found the #1 science backed program, guaranteed to get you results. That’s the Arpeggio® lessons system, designed right here at Sage Music®.
Guitar Lessons for Kids
Develop your child’s skills in a fun and engaging way
Just like you, we want to see your kid have fun, enjoy music, and grow into a capable, successful adult. And we also know you want a program you can trust because you are busy with so many things.
That’s what we’ve designed our Arpeggio® lesson system to do. Systems such as Suzuki, ABRSM, the Royal Conservatory simply provide a sequence of songs to play. But our system is designed to develop your child’s skills, enabling them to play any music they want. That’s real growth, and real learning.
In addition, our system provides you with detailed notes every week so you can stay in touch with your child’s development. Plus your child will have the opportunity to perform every week in our student sharing hour, in our open mics, or in our regular recitals. This gives you results that you and your child can see.
Music Match & Sharing Hour
Plus, your child can meet other students at Sage Music and practice or play music in our Music Match and Sharing Hour programs. Peer learning is an effective way for your child to grow, plus stay engaged while learning guitar from home.
Music Match provides for a more focused one-one-one experience, while the Sharing Hour is about social learning experiences.
What you’ll get at Sage Music that no other music school offers
- The Sage® Student – Our flagship course will teach you everything you need to know to learn and master any music. When you graduate, you’ll know more about learning music than teachers at other schools do.
- The ARPEGGIO® lesson system – Quickly and easily learn the music you want in our proven lesson system. Classes are structured, step by step, and designed to keep you on track to achieving your goals.
- Sage® trained teachers – There is no better teacher than the Sage Music teacher. Where other schools hire performers to teach music, we hire professional teachers. Then we put them through our rigorous training, so you’ll get the most qualified teachers around.
- Music Match – Looking to meet new people to share your passion for music? Just lest us know and we’ll connect you with other students just like you so you can practice or make music together.
- Relationships – We want a relationship with you, not a transaction. We promise to treat you like the unique person that you are.
- Community – We’ve got an incredible community of great people like you, in person and online. Join our online groups, concerts, recitals, open-mics and more.
- Student Onboarding – Before starting your guitar lessons, you’ll meet with a senior member of our team to determine your goals, set your preferences, discuss your learning style, and assess your skills and experience. Together we’ll build a plan for your guitar studies.
“Looking for a place to get lessons and get the added benefit of being part of a musical community? Then Sage is the best! …I’ve been blown away by the quality of my lessons, the pedagogy and the warm, friendly faculty! They have done everything to make this beginner feel like a musician and my playing has never been better! Highly recommended!”
How it works
Get in touch with us at (202) 931-0520 to get started.
From your first phone call to your ongoing private guitar lessons, we’ll get to know you. We believe in building strong relationships so we can customize everything we do to your wants, needs, and goals.
Practice and Learn
Our professional teachers, using our proven, science-backed Arpeggio® lesson system, will help you learn the music you want. Lessons are clear, step-by-step, and structured so you will you steadily progress toward your goals.
Play and Perform
Show off your newly developed guitar skills by performing in our recitals, weekly open mics, or in our music match program. Perform with others, or simply enjoy your own playing.
How much do guitar lessons cost?
Since our ARPEGGIO® program has been custom built to work around the needs and goals of the individual student, pricing plans vary. We do cost more than most other schools, but we simply provide a better lesson, experience, and value. You’ll get way more than other schools.
Our pricing includes access to our online community, free enrollment in our flagship music course The Sage Student ($549 on its own), our professionally trained Sage Music teachers, and the science backed ARPEGGIO® lesson system. Plus free enrollment in our recitals, open-mics, events, Music Match program, and more.
Contact us today for our best advice about the programs and pricing that are best for you.
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Types of Guitar Lessons
While they are similar, the types of guitar are all slightly different to play and are used for different music. If you need help choosing the right kind of guitar for your lessons, let us know. We’ll be happy to help.
Acoustic Guitar Lessons
We offer specialized lesson on the acoustic guitar. Whether you are looking to strum some chords while you sing, play fingerstyle guitar, or learn how to play in a band, we’ll design a program for your specific needs.
There are many different styles and shapes of acoustic guitar too, so we’d be happy to help you find the right one for you.
Having the right instrument will help you make the fastest progress possible in your lessons.
Classical Guitar Lessons
We take pride in our Classical Guitar program. The school’s founder is a nationally recognized teacher of classical guitar, director of the acclaimed NYC Guitar Orchestra, and a professor of music at a major university.
Under his leadership, we are able to provide you with the highest level of classical guitar training, plus additional opportunities and access to the classical guitar world. Not only will you learn solid technique, but you will learn artistry and interpretation, and everything you need to know about the business of making music on the guitar.
Electric Guitar Lessons
The electric guitar offers a whole range of opportunities and sounds that are not possible on the acoustic or classical guitar, which we find very exciting!
In your lessons at Sage Music, you will learn not only the proper technique for playing the electric guitar, but also the ensemble skills you need to play with others, how to improvise and solo, and how to set up your amps and effects to get the best possible sound and tone. We take a holistic approach to your learning of the guitar.
Styles of guitar you can play
Our goal is to give you the skills to play any music that you want. So in addition to the types of guitar, you can try many different styles. We won’t hold you to a particular style, so you get to be you! Let us know what styles of guitar you want to play!
- Compose your own music on guitar
- Or invent your own style