Hickory Guitar Studio
Phone: (828) 855-0266
Instruction by Fred McKinney
Learning to play an instrument well benfits children in many ways: increased confidence, self-esteem, discipline,
and developing a better understanding of the relationship between consistent small steps toward goals and success
in achieving them. Music is fun and great for your brain! Studies have consistently shown positive effects
on brain development in young children who play a musical instrument. Students who develop proficiency on a musical instrument
tend to be high achievers in their schoolwork.
My goal is to make learning guitar an enjoyable experience for children, their parents and adult students.
This involves using a lot of humor and the proven Suzuki approach to learning. For children a parent attends
all lessons and learns how to help guide their child's practice sessions at home. The parent learns
the stepwise goals and can cheer as their child reaches them.
In addition to weekly private lessons, students are encouraged
to participate in small group or ensemble classes where they can play with other students.
After browsing my website please give me a call and I will be happy to answer questions or set up an appointment for you
to visit my studio.
Fred R. McKinney
Adult students are also welcome, with the learning approach for adults tailored to fit your particular goals. For
adult or advanced students I offer: basic and advanced guitar skills, accompaniment of Celtic tunes using DADGAD tuning,
chord construction, and an introduction to jazz, blues or classic rock.
Helping Develop Your Child's Potential Through Music