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Discover Your Child's Talent in Guitar

Live Online Guitar Lessons with Expert Teachers

Vivian
Arianna
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Expert Teachers
with the Right Tools
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Designed for the Modern Young Learner

We specially designed it for the modern young learner combining expertise with technology to deliver engaging and effective online live classes for young learners aged 5 to 15.

5k+

Classes every month

100k+

Minutes on the platform

4.9/5

Average parent rating

Meet our Program Chair

Arianna

Lauren Passarelli

Berklee College of Music specialProgram Chair

Lauren Passarelli is a guitar-player, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and engineer. For nearly four decades she has served as a Professor of Guitar at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, where she was the first woman to graduate with a degree in Guitar Performance. At nine years old she began studying guitar with her first teacher, Lou Sabini, who started her off with great books and proper hand technique – two things that continue to shape her teaching philosophy today. Lauren is passionate about the power and potential of music. She says, “Music transforms us, centers us, gives us expression, and heals us. The joy and deep love I have for playing guitar and being a musician cannot be measured. I love writing songs, and recording. It’s a great honor and pleasure to share what I love.”

Meet the teachers

Passionate. Exceptional. Virtuosic.

Vivian

Philip Hemmo

Illinois State University 26 yrs experience

Philip Hemmo is known throughout the United States as a teacher and performer of the classical guitar. He has been featured in concert throughout the US and Mexico as a soloist as well as working with symphonies and chamber ensembles.

Denise

Willy De Angelis

Universidad Catolica 5 yrs experience

Willy De Angelis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, picked up the guitar at the age of 8 and hasn't stopped ever since. He loves performing as a session musician, in the stage and in the studio, playing many different styles of music.

Nicolette

Kevin Topmiller

University of Cincinnati 8 yrs experience

Kevin Topmiller began playing guitar over 20 years ago in northern Kentucky. He knew from an early age he wanted to have a career in music, and eventually attended the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.

Nicolette

Scott Jarrett

Self taught 45 yrs experience

Scott Jarrett has lived his life in music. From his nearly 50 years of experience teaching guitar, voice, bass, and music technology to his touring, recording, music directing, and producing experience, he brings enthusiasm, compassion, patience, and a love of music to all his endeavors.

Nicolette

Carlos Rios

University of Texas 8 yrs experience

Carlos Rios is a video game composer, guitar player, producer, and passionate teacher. He studied music composition, theory, and classical guitar at the Butler School of Music. His work has been performed by musicians all over the country and listened to by many video game enthusiasts.

Nicolette

Steve Housewright

Self taught 25 yrs experience

Steve has been teaching for 25 years and for the past 12 years have also been the director of a music non profit for young people called, "Strings Attached project." He's taught hundreds of young people and adults to play through private lessons, community programs, after school programs, library classes and as a music specialist in private schools.

Nicolette

Charlie Jensen

Utah Valley University 3 yrs experience

Charlie Jensen has recorded guitar on several tracks and has released his own songs as well. He enjoys teaching people of all ages and loves helping students discover music through guitar. In addition to guitar, Charlie has a degree in audio engineering and music technology.

Nicolette

Dillon Nadler

Portland State University 7 yrs experience

Dillon Nadler's playing background is in Jazz, Rock and Improvised Music. Students who study with Dillon will learn how to play and understand the music that they love, while gaining invaluable practice tools that will allow them to improve their musicianship for the rest of their lives.

Nicolette

Carlos DeSoto

University of Miami 25 yrs experience

Carlos was raised in Miami, FL and began playing music at age 5. By the time he was 15, he was teaching guitar to students in his school and by age 20, was playing professionally and teaching. He is a multi-instrumentalist, specializing in guitar, bass, drums, voice, song writing, music theory, ear training, sight singing and performance psychology.

Nicolette

Miles Johnston

The Juilliard School 5 yrs experience

Australian classical guitarist Miles Johnston believes that musical performances create an environment offering a shared experience. Equally committed to his work as a soloist and in chamber musician, Miles crisscrosses the standard classical guitar canon with music from Australia,Spain, The Americas’, and jazz-influenced works.

Nicolette

Andrew Horning

Moody Bible Institute 4 yrs experience

Andrew Horning has been playing guitar for over 16 years. From the beginning, playing guitar was more than just an academic pursuit. It has always been a pursuit of joy and creativity. He has his bachelor of music in classical guitar performance from Moody Bible Institute. In addition to playing and teaching, he produces, engineers, and mixes music in his studio based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Curriculum

Sample lessons for the Curio course. The teaching will be adapted to the individual and the pace of learning. We strive to meet the child where they are.

01
Get familiar with keyboard
Lessons: Learn to play your first piece
Technique: Lear your first Etude
Theory: Names & Terms
02
Musical Math
Lessons: Clap & Count (Quarter, Half & Whole notes)
Technique: Etude No. 2
Theory: Musical Math
Performance: Learn Song of the Volga Boatman
03
Dancing Notes
Lessons: Learn Dancing Notes
Technique: Etude No. 3
Theory: Neighbour notes
04
Up & Down the scales
Lessons: Up & Down the Scales
Technique: Etude No. 4
Performance: Learn Hush, Little Baby
05
Seconds
Lessons: Learn Ding Dong, Diving
Technique: Etude No. 5
Performance: Learn Good King Wenceslas
06
Note reading
Lessons: Note reading test
Technique: Etude No. 6, 7
Performance: Learn The Grasshopper
07
Music Alphabet
Lessons: Note reading test
Technique: Etude No. 8
Performance: Learn Yankee Doodle
08
Rests & New positions for left hand
Lessons: Rests & New positions for left hand
Technique: Etude No. 9
Theory: Naming Notes
09
Right hand Tunes
Lessons: Prepare for Sandman's Lullaby (Low C)
Technique: Etude No. 10
Performance: Learn Au Clair de la Lune (RH Tune)
10
Play in unison & legato in each hand
Lessons: Slurs & Ties, Legato/RH
Technique: Etude No. 11
Theory: Treble Clefs
Performance: Learn Sandman's Lullaby
11
Treble Clefs
Lessons: Learn Hands Together
Theory: Treble Clefs
12
Staccato
Lessons: Contrast Staccato & Legato
Technique: Etude No. 12
Performance: Learn Lazy Mary

About Program

Suitable for kids of all ages! No experience necessary

01
1:1 private lessons with lesson notes post every class
02
Studio performance class every week
03
Level completion certificate to the students (Every 12 lessons)
04
Monthly Masterclasses for exposure to cross-functional knowledge
05
Holistic progress assessment (Every 12 lessons)
06
Exclusive access to a guitar community to discuss all things guitar

Select the right pack for you

1:1 Private classes with flexible schedule

25
1 lesson pack
90
4 lesson pack
$22.5 per lesson
240
12 lesson pack
$20 per lesson

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The teaching is very comprehensive covering all aspects of technique, theory and style. This includes rhythmic concepts, fretboard knowledge, harmony, mechanics, etc. No stone is left unturned. Teachers are extremely positive and encouraging!

Izzie, Mother of 8 year old

My son's teacher has so much patience and encourages my son to learn more and try new skills that he has advanced so much.

Tiffany, Mother of 7 year old

So if you are looking to find a place that will guide you to become an amazing guitar player, you have found the right place and teacher for an amazing price too.

Joanna, Mother of 9 year old

5/5

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4.9/5

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Frequently asked questions

Music & Online

Can online classes for music work?
Traditionally, music has always been taught offline. At Pixical, we have created a unique platform, from the grounds up, where the quality of learning could be better than offline classes for multiple reasons.
  • Teachers are able to show guitar angles that was not possible in a physical setup.
  • The custom built platform has all the necessary resources inbuilt into the lesson (e.g. Music sheets, Metronome etc) - Lesser distraction.
  • Notes, Recordings, Resources are all available post class which makes focussed practice easier. No printouts ever.
  • Lastly, we have gamified the entire experience via pop songs, points & rewards which makes the entire process fun & exciting.
What are the benefits of Pixical compared to other online learning programs?
We have designed a modern program for the future combining the best of technology & pedagogy. Students need to have fun while learning, and we want to stay true to that objective. Our teachers personalise the learning objectives and outcomes for every student to make the pedagogy effective.
Do I need a Guitar?
Yes, each student will need their own instrument, this is so they can practice at home properly. Please go to a music store near you with your child to purchase your instrument vs buying one online. It's an experience, along with your support, that will drive the importance and will to practice. Make it a family field trip & this memory can make all the difference.
Should I buy an electric or an acoustic guitar?
It is a matter of preference & there is no right answer! An electric guitar is easier to play but your finger strength is improved with the acoustic. Electrics generally are more expensive at the beginner level as compared to Acoustics.

Teacher related

Are the teachers equipped to handle kids?
The teachers have been specially hired to make sure they can teach kids - We look for these traits - Patience, Encouraging, Helpful, Friendly, Engaging & Fun along with functional expertise on the guitar. Our teachers believe that the teaching should meet where the kids are, rather than follow a strict lesson plan.
Have the teachers taught online?
Yes, we have recruited teachers who have years of online teaching experience, and have adapted to the online medium quickly.

Course related

What are the pre-requisites for me to sign up for the course?
  • A Guitar
  • A laptop with a Chrome browser
  • A good Internet broadband connection
Can I reschedule a class?
Yes, you will be able to reschedule the class without any charges.
Can my child attend class without their video/audio enabled?
Without audio & video, it will be extremely tough to conduct the classes. If you are concerned about any specific needs, please reach out to hey@pixical.com and we will be able to help you out on the same.
How much practice is necessary?
Practice is very important for learning. We recommend 10-20 minutes of practice every day, and because of the gamified experience on the platform, we are confident that the children themselves will attend to it.
What books do I need and where do I get them?
The teacher will guide you to the right method book to purchase.
Do you have recitals?
We have studio performances where your child is encouraged to come & perform.
Is it possible to take a free trial lesson?
Yes, of course. Please register and schedule a free trial lesson above.
Can I record my live lessons to watch them again later?
All parents will have access to an app where you can see the recording, notes and access resources.
On which days and times can I schedule lessons?
We are very flexible with the time and we will schedule the same post the course registration.

Payments

What forms of payment are accepted? Do I pay monthly or per lesson?
We have multiple payment plans based on your requirement.
How do I use my REFERRAL20 Coupon code to get 20% off?
  • Choose the plan you want your child to enrol in.
  • Click on “Add Promotion Code”, enter the coupon code and click on “Apply”.
  • REFERRAL20 Coupon can be used only for the first purchase per user.
  • Secret tip! Purchase the 12 Lesson pack to get the maximum discount!

Quality, Grievances & Refunds

What if I am not satisfied with the quality of the instructor or the course?
We are sure that this situation will not arise, and for some unforeseen circumstance, this does happen - We offer a "No questions asked, refund".
Are my kids safe at Pixical?
Yes, child safety is our top priority at Pixical. We have strict community guidelines, and if you observe any divergent behavior, please reach out to your account representative or email us at privacy@pixical.com.
What kind of quality or vetting do you do for your classes?
All our guitar teachers come with a music degree. While recruiting, we verify the professional background and education of all teachers and select for those who have the necessary online teaching experience, guitar expertise, and a passion to teach children.