Professional Guitar Instruction | All Ages | All Levels


Various Styles Including: Rock, Folk, Country, Blues & Slide Techniques

Jimmy Sferes has been a professional guitarist for over forty-five years playing in a wide variety of bands.  Many years ago he discovered another passion, that of sharing what he has learned with other people.  Contact Jimmy to schedule a lesson or get more information.


 

Never Too Young, Never Too Old

When should my child begin lessons?

Kids can start as young as four as long as their hand can reach the head of the guitar, their fingers can grip around the neck, and, most importantly, they have the desire to learn.  Their own excitement (not that of their parents!) will keep them practicing and enjoying themselves.

Old dog, new tricks

The other common question is: “Am I too old?”  The simple answer is “No!!” As
with children, the most important factor is a desire to learn.  If you can make the
time and have the passion then it’s never too late; plus, playing the guitar can be
a great way to unwind after a long, hard day at work.


 

Learning Should Be Fun

One of my goals as an instructor is to help my students realize that music is a fun world to be in. I try to teach them to listen to music in a new way, to go beyond what they think they know about music theory to a place where they can feel the music in their body.  We create that positive experience by giving students the chance to learn about the type of music that resonates with them, and by striving to find a balance between feeling challenged and having success.  Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player there’s always room for improvement and the potential for discovering new techniques.

I like to encourage students to view “having to practice” instead as an “opportunity to play.”  Whether it’s a one-on-one session or a group...whether you’re a 10 year old or a 60-something child, some of the best learning comes out of the fun of just playing, experimenting and trying.   I began playing the guitar because I enjoyed it, and it is my love of the instrument, more than anything else, that has kept me at it for all of these years.


fees and location

  • Take one-on-one lessons in a professional teaching studio located in Andover, NH
  • Online lessons are now available from anywhere with high speed internet 
  • $30.00 per 45 minutes or $40 per hour, with payments made at the beginning of each month

"Alas for those that never sing.  But die with all their music in them!" -Oliver Wendell Holmes