Allegro has been teaching music for almost four decades, and the guitar has always been one of the most sought-after instruments. The guitar brings people together in many ways and can be enjoyed by musicians of all ages and skill levels. A guitarist can be front and center on stage or a part of the background, so let us help you find your perfect spot!
The guitar is found in all music genres including: pop, rock, indie, folk, classical, and more. The instrument’s diversity is perhaps what attracts so many musicians to it. It also suits many different personality types, and it’s an instrument that can follow the musician as they develop along their musical journey.
Allegro is the trusted music school near you that offers a wide variety of guitar lessons. Our teachers are highly experienced and will customize their lessons to suit each student. Our programs offer the potential for performance opportunities and a connection to a like-minded community of music lovers.
Our lessons are offered both in-person and online, and students can choose from 30- or 60-minute sessions. If you are looking for guitar lessons in Ottawa, or any other location, we encourage you to reach out to Allegro today!
Customizable Lesson Structure Both In-Person & Online
Over the last year, we have expanded our online lessons, and this has been met with an overwhelming response by students. Allegro is proud to offer guitar lessons both in-person and online. We believe in the importance of offering our students options and making them feel as comfortable as possible, so they can learn.
Learn the instrument you want, the way you want, with Allegro Music School!
Teachers that Care
Allegro would not be the trusted music school that it is today without our teachers. They have shaped an environment where everybody from staff, students, volunteers, to visitors feel at home. They exude genuine passion for music and education, and this is reflected in the success of our students.
Our teachers have diverse musical backgrounds with experience in playing, teaching, and even composing music. This expertise, combined with their encouraging nature, provides students a safe and welcoming atmosphere in which to learn. Allegro music teachers truly want to see their students achieve personal success in whatever form that may be.
Our guitar teachers will customize their lessons for each student to ensure they receive instruction suitable to their ability and preferences.
The guitar is the perfect instrument for beginners to get started with, as students tend to make quick progress with it. This offers encouragement to students regardless of their skill level and is likely to increase their motivation to continue to improve.
Portable & Affordable
The guitar is a portable instrument that you can take with you anywhere you go. This makes practicing and performing far easier for students and musicians. In comparison to other instruments, the guitar is relatively less expensive as well.
Offers a Creative Outlet
Guitarists have the potential to express themselves by playing solo, in a group, or through composing their own music. The ability to channel emotions into music is empowering and uplifting for many musicians, and the guitar is the perfect instrument to facilitate this.
Learning to play guitar can have a significant impact on your self-esteem and confidence. As musicians improve, they will likely end up playing in front of an audience of some size, which will build confidence over time.
Guitar Performance Opportunities
Allegro Music School offers students the opportunity to participate in performance opportunities throughout their education. This is completely optional, but if they are interested, Allegro can assist in gaining experience and exposure for students. These opportunities may include coffee house gigs, event performing, various workshops, and more.
The guitar teachers at Allegro will help students prepare and achieve any goals or objectives they have on their horizon. Allegro’s status as an established music school provides students access to performance opportunities they might not otherwise receive. We have found that when students take advantage of the chance to perform, their progress is expedited.
Affordable Guitar Lessons
From the beginning, Allegro’s mission has been to make music accessible to everyone, and this includes reducing financial barriers. We pride ourselves on the reasonable rates that we offer for our education.
The fees for Allegro’s guitar lessons are charged monthly. Four lessons per month will be provided, and the fee depends on the individual lesson length.
30-minute weekly lessons - $112/month
60-minute weekly lessons - $224/month
Any Age, Any Skill Level
The guitar is the perfect beginner instrument and is equally favored by seasoned professionals. No matter where you are in your musical journey, the guitar will suit you fine. Allegro welcomes children, adults, and seniors of any skill level to register for our guitar lessons.
Guitar Rental Options
We understand that not everyone is willing or able to purchase a brand-new guitar at the start of their lessons. Allegro has teamed up with a variety of retail suppliers to provide students competitive access to new and used guitars as well as options to rent.
Customized Guitar Lessons
Allegro’s music teachers teach each student differently. They consider your skill level, interests, and personality to develop an individual learning plan just for you. We understand everyone learns differently and at Allegro, we embrace and encourage that!
Guitar Retail & Rental Options
To start lessons and begin practicing, you will need a guitar. If you do not already have one, are new to lessons, or aren’t sure if the guitar is for you, there are many options out there for you. Remember, you do not need a high-end guitar in the beginning simply to learn.
We encourage you to contact us for recommendations of where you can purchase or rent guitars. Our partner retailers offer a variety of guitars, including acoustic, electric, and bass. Students need to feel comfortable with their instrument in every way to learn, so make sure you take the time to make the best selection.
Allegro Offers Experience
Allegro has provided musical education for students of all ages for the last 35 years. We believe in the importance of technical education and fostering a sense of purpose for our students when it comes to music. Our inclusive and encouraging environment makes everyone feel at home and offers students endless opportunities for success.
With customized lessons, various class formats, and highly experienced teachers, the quality of education we deliver is second to none. We work hard to ensure that everyone has access to musical education. Allegro strives to make our programs affordable and attainable for students from all backgrounds.
We welcome all students; whether you are looking for classical guitar lessons in Ottawa, or online violin lessons in Alberta, we can teach you!
Contact us today to start your musical education!
Guitar Lesson FAQ
How much do lessons cost?
Lesson fees are dependent on the lesson length and are charged on a monthly basis. Monthly lesson fees include 4 lessons scheduled for the same day and time each week.
30 minute weekly lessons = $112.00 per month
Are there performance opportunities?
Many of our students at Allegro perform. Our studio provide opportunities to participate in recitals, coffee houses, festivals and masterclasses. Our teachers can help students prepare for Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, High School and University auditions as well as special occasions!
Do you teach Adults?
Allegro welcomes all adult students regardless of experience and ability from beginners to working musicians. Our teachers are delighted to work with students of all ages.
How long does it take to learn guitar?
There is no set answer to how long it takes to learn an instrument. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons fun, rewarding, and engaging!
What if I don't own a guitar?
In order for you to get started right away with lessons it is important to have an instrument to practice on.
If you don't already have a guitar, and are new to lessons, there are many options out there for guitars with a wide range of models and prices. You do not necessarily need a high-end guitar to start.
What can I expect at my first lesson?
In your first lesson your teacher will take the time to get to know you and identify your goals and interests. They will make recommendations on what learning materials you will need for your lessons and what level you should start at depending on your experience. Beginner students can expect to be able to play something on their instrument before they leave their first class!