Guitar Lessons

Novi - Plymouth-Canton - Troy

Guitar Lessons

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Contemporary guitar lessons are offered to students of a wide variety of ages, levels, and styles of guitar playing and performance. We also have many self-taught adult students who have hit a wall and are now looking for some direction. We have been very successful helping these students break into the next level of playing knowledge and skill while keeping it light and relaxed.

Instruction will be based on what individual students or parents of the students are looking to achieve. All students will learn foundational concepts such as basic chording, notes, theory, tablature basics, strumming patterns, and rhythms before moving on to more advanced concepts. Students are encouraged to pick out songs that they would like to learn. We begin enrolling most guitar students at age 6 or 7 depending on the size and maturity of the student. As usual, parents are welcome to drop their child off for lessons, sit in the waiting area, or observe their child’s lesson in the studio.
All students will need an instrument to practice on at home. If you need recommendations on what to purchase, we are happy to help! Many students simply meet with an instructor for the free trial lesson without an instrument and then the instructor will give them information on what to rent or purchase.

Why Choose Expressions ?
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Lessons for piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin/viola, cello, woodwinds, and brass in ONE location.

Your family can save time and money taking multiple instruments on the same day! We welcome all beginners and all higher levels of experience - no matter your age! Adults - click here for more info

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The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in the Metro Detroit area.

Our instructors have many years of teaching experience and hold multiple university degrees in their instrument. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and are dedicated to teaching you the style of music you want to learn in your lessons.

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Free Monthly Recitals!

Our free regular and super-fun themed recitals are optional for our students, but most choose to participate at least a few times a year! Students want to feel motivated to practice and parents want to see progress, and recitals accomplish both of these objectives. We always offer a variety of recital options in our very own concert hall every month so you can choose the ideal time to fit into your busy schedule. We pride ourselves on our well-organized, warm, supportive performance events which never last longer than an hour… and they’re entirely free for all involved!

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Free practice motivation program. 

We call this program our Black Belt Achievement program, and our students have been enthusiastically climbing from levels 1 through 10, earning wristbands, ribbons, stickers, and trophies since we launched this signature program in 2012! Thing about the martial arts black belt program…but for music lessons! This highly-developed and successful program is completely free (and optional), and our students have never been more motivated to practice and progress in their lessons!

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Morning, afternoon, and evening schedule options 7 days a week. 

We have many weekday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning and afternoon lessons times, and we’re open all year round, including the summer. If you need to change your lesson time, no problem! We are happy to help you adjust your lesson time as your schedule changes. And if you need to cancel, we are happy to provide unlimited make-up lessons at your convenience. We understand that families have very busy lives!

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Competition opportunities available for all instruments, ages, and skill levels. 

We are members of the American Guild of Music (AGM) which allows all Expressions teachers to send their students to nearby regional competitions if they so desire. AGM competitions cater to students of all ages, levels, and instruments, and our students who participate always feel excited and motivated to practice and compete again the next year. Competitions are always optional and we never require our students to perform or compete!

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Professional office staff seven days a week to serve you. 

Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher or owner or more commonly, an answering machine. We have a team of super smiley administrative professionals who are available at the front desk to assist our students warmly and effectively in person, by phone, or by email seven days a week. We think you will quickly find we are one of the most organized companies you have ever worked with!

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Plenty of parking, beautiful facility, and clean, bright lesson rooms.

We are so incredibly proud of our beautiful, clean, bright, and spacious facilities! Most studios hold their lessons in small and almost closet-sized rooms, but we think it is important to learn in an open, airy, inspiring environment with natural light and tasteful décor! We believe learning music should be seriously fun, and we like for our facility to represent both the serious and fun natures of what we do and who we are!

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Waiting rooms available for both parents and children. 

We have spacious and comfortable waiting areas for our families with free WIFI, magazines, water, and complementary hot coffee and tea. For the younger students or siblings, we have our Music Lab with fully-loaded music education iPads, music movies, music coloring pages, music books, music games, and more. Our students and their families LOVE hanging out in the Music Lab!

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All lesson materials provided. 

All of our students are given an official Expressions binder and tote bag to carry all of their materials and keep them organized. And when your instructor notifies us that you need the next book or an additional book, we will order it for you for pick-up at your next lesson! All materials, recitals, and our Black Belt Achievement program are included in the affordable monthly tuition.

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Conveniently located in Novi, Plymouth-Canton, and Troy

Due to our central and multiple locations, our school is convenient and draws students from all across the Metro Detroit area.

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Month-to-month lesson structure. 

No long term yearly or semester-long commitments. Students are only committed to a month at a time! If you need to withdraw for any reason, just let us know any time before the 1st day of the next month, and we will take you off the schedule.