Vancouver Guitar Lessons

At Blue Guitar Studio, we offer guitar lessons to students of all levels and ages, developing customized lesson plans for students. Our music instructors have post-secondary degrees in music from esteemed institutions. We have been providing guitar lessons in Vancouver and Burnaby for over 10 years and pride ourselves in ensuring we provide our students with a high level of instruction and engagement to help them succeed.

We also offer guitar lessons and ukulele lessons for kids and early learners!

Beginner/Intermediate Guitar Lessons:

  • Information on buying the right guitar, amp, and other gear

  • Learn how to tune and take care of your instrument

  • Get started playing your favourite songs!

  • Learn the proper technique and avoiding building bad habits

  • Learn all of the open chords positions and barre chords

  • Learn speed and agility exercises

  • Give you strategies on moving from chord to chord in a more economical way

  • Develop a better understanding of rhythm and how strumming patterns work

  • Work on your ability to sing and play simultaneously

  • Develop your inner songwriter

  • Record and produce your songs

  • Video recordings of each lesson for reference at home

  • Learn how to read and write traditional notation or tablature

Intermediate/Advanced Guitar Lessons:

  • Preparation for music exams and college entrance auditions

  • Expand your music theory and learn how to analyze songs you already know

  • Develop your ear training and begin to learn songs by ear

  • Develop your sight reading skills

  • Learn more advanced chord voicings including inversions, 7th chords, and suspended chords

  • Learn how to connect positions of the pentatonic scale and play over the entire neck

  • Note naming exercises to memorize all the notes on the fretboard

  • Develop your soloing and improvising through scale, chord and arpeggio exercises

  • Advanced solo techniques: economy picking, sweep picking, bending, sliding, legato, harmonics

  • Learn how to utilize the different modes of major and minor


  • Pro Tools, Logic or music producing, arranging, composing, writing and stage performance.

Guitar Lessons for Kids & Early Learners

Blue Guitar Studio also offers guitar lessons for kids, as well as ukulele lessons for children. Our children’s guitar instructors focus on the basic building blocks of playing guitar while making the lesson fun and engaging with recognizable songs, games, and activities.

Ukulele Lessons for Kids

For early learners who are not quite ready to learn guitar, we offer ukulele lessons, where young students can start strumming and getting a feel for playing an instrument. Our lessons for early learners are structured so that there are several different activities throughout the lesson to keep kids engaged and excited about learning.

We Want Music to be Fun!

Our priority is to help children develop a love of music and learning, and to provide them with learning materials that they are excited about. We do this by tailoring our lessons to each individual student, to ensure that we are meeting their needs and goals, and they are having so much fun they can’t wait to come back for the next lesson!