"I started an interest in
playing guitar when I was 11 & then went on to
take lessons at the age of 16. I have played
professionally on and off since the age of 18 & currently play in and
around the San Antonio area. I have also
worked for concert promoters, owned & operated a
live PA sound company & have bought and sold
vintage equipment over a period of 37 years or more. I am a trained instructor.
Just because someone can play well does not necessarily mean they
can teach. I have a degree
in Education from UTSA and I have always loved
teaching. I have a passion for
playing and a passion for teaching!"
are $100 a month with a $25 one time sign up fee.
Lessons are one 30 minute session weekly.
The lesson fee is due
at the first lesson of every month & is
It is the same regardless of
how many weeks are in a month.
There are 52 weeks in a year.
We teach 48 weeks in a year with the remainder 4
weeks as "off" weeks for yearly holidays.
Holidays are Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day,
July 4th, Thanksgiving
(Wednesday through Friday), and Christmas through New Years.
The $25 sign up fee is straight
It is for materials handed
out & includes a first time set up on your
- less the cost of strings, etc.
A set up includes; cleaning & examination of
installing new strings & setting
truss rod intonation.
This service is available at
no charge as long as needed
or until the student is capable of
doing it themselves.
that claim not to have
a signup fee
will still charge you $25+ for a guitar set up on the
side. We have no hidden
Equipment needed for guitar lessons are
a functioning guitar, a tuner, metronome and a capo.
(Poorly made guitars are not conducive to learning.)
You are required to attend all lessons
unless you are ill and cannot make the lesson, or in
case of a family emergency.
All other excuses (homework, movie, etc) will not be
given a make up lesson.
*In cases of severe weather,
floods and ice/snow storms,
lessons cannot be made up due to the amount of
Periodically throughout the year we
enjoy giving our students opportunities to
show off what they can do by performing live
for family and friends, with our own HGA
"house" band, made up of instructors & other advanced students.
For Students that decide to
participate in one of our
we ask for
a fee to help cover production expenses. This is not
but as with any well put together production there are expenses.
The drummer, bassist,
vocalist & keyboardist spend 5
hours learning songs they will
only play for
such as paying for help at
running sound to
of water, loading and
unloading equipment, add up
is important to
efforts are of