Mayos Music
Guitar Lessons and Instrument Repair

What The Student Will Need To Get Started with Guitar/Bass Lessons

At MayosMusic we offer Private, Semi-Private and Group guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, fretted instrument and auto-harp lessons. Plus, we are a complete luthier service that includes guitar and amplifier repairs/restorations. Through the years we have been asked numerous "Guitar Lesson" and "Guitar Repair" related questions (many repeatedly) by new/current/old and prospective students and customers. Here is our answer to: What will I (the student) need to get started with guitar/bass lessons?

First and foremost, the student will need a desire to learn to play the guitar, and the dedication to practice. The guitar must be tunable and playable (we can help with purchase advice, repairs, setups and adjustments). With most styles of music you can begin lessons with almost any type of guitar (acoustic, steel or nylon, electric, arch-top/f-hole, etc.). However, as the student progresses, it will be best to practice with the type of guitar that best suits the style of music studied, and which will be played in performances.

Other requirements and/or necessities for the guitar student:
  1. Instruction books and/or sheet music
  2. Music stand (needed for proper posture while practicing and playing)
  3. Metronome (for timing)
  4. Recorder (to record examples by the instructor for home review, often a good cell phone with voice memo recording will suffice)
  5. Electronic tuner (chromatic type is best)
  6. Guitar picks
  7. Guitar capo
  8. Guitar case / Gig bag (to protect the instrument in transport and storage)
  9. Appropriate practice chair for home (a chair/stool with no arms at a height that is comfortable)
  10. Instrument cables (if an electric or acoustic/electric guitar is used)
  11. Instrument amp (appropriate for the instrument, ask for recommendations)
  12. Three ring binder
  13. Paper
  14. Pens / Pencils

* All items needed will be recommended for type, brand, and model (as needed by the student) by the instructor.  
Experience since 1968
Providing Guitar, Electric Bass & Ukulele lessons and Guitar/Amp Repair in the Greater Phoenix Valley area of Arizona including Maricopa County and The Salt River Valley.

Mayos Music will continue to provide Guitar/Amp Repairs in Southern California's South Bay cities and Greater Los Angeles Area.
Originally located in Manhattan Beach and Torrance, California.

Now located in:
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Torrance, CA 90505

(310) 955 - 0246