Welcome to The California Conservatory of Guitar.
We are committed to the idea that all students have great potential which can be developed through a positive, motivational environment, consistent practice, and first-rate instruction. Our school offers a well-rounded, thought-out curriculum; experienced faculty; and a fun, educational atmosphere.
Why The California Conservatory of Guitar?
The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in the Bay Area
University-trained teachers with tons of performance experience. Not only that, CCG instructors are friendly, professional, and dedicated to learning about your musical goals and helping you achieve them.
Lessons are tailored to the student's goals
Suzuki Method for younger students - its an amazing approach for kids!
Many pre-teen and teenage students need to have set goals while also pursuing their own musical interests. We keep them focused with performances and adjudications as well as helping them develop their artistic supplements for high school and college applications.
The school also helps many adult students develop their skills from the beginner to advanced player!
A proven track of excellence since 2011
One of our goals at CCG is to instill in students a great appreciation for guitar and music that will last them a lifetime. Students at CCG have won numerous international guitar competitions, performed outreach concerts all over the world, and have gotten into the best colleges in the United States. Visit our yelp page to see what families have to say about our program.
Performance experience for students
We offer biannual recitals for a low-pressure opportunity to play in front of an audience with other like-minded music students. Each year all 170+ CCG students have the opportunity to perform on stage together at our annual Spring Concert held in one of the many fine concert halls throughout the Bay Area.
Trophies and Certificates to celebrate achievements
Students at CCG constantly have goals to work towards from monthly practice challenges to graduating to a new book and participating in the annual graduation concert. This helps incentivize their practice!
Two locations in Redwood City and Santa Clara
We cater to families throughout the Bay Area
from San Jose all the way up to San Mateo!
Our main goal is to provide bay area families with exemplary guitar education. We believe that all students have great potential, which can be reached when they are placed in the right environment.
The school was formed to supply that: an inspiring place to learn music.
Benefits of Music
The most important benefit of a music education is the creative and expressive outlet it allows a student, but there are many others that are interesting!
Numerous studies have shown that learning to play an instrument contributes significantly to cognitive development. Students in study groups displayed a higher IQ and up to 20% improvements in standardized testing.
"The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception." - Einstein
To play music at a high level, one needs to practice everyday. Students who constantly prepare well for their classes and performances develop a strong sense of work ethic, as well as a strong sense of commitment. When they see the positive fruits of their labor from reassuring comments in the lessons and at the recitals, their confidence grows!
Besides guitar lessons are fun - an added bonus!
Music is Social
We have grown a community of well over 200 students and families in the San Francisco Bay Area that benefit from our exemplary guitar instruction. Music is a social phenomenon, and it is a shame that most student's experience with music is going to a weekly private class, practicing at home, and then going back to the private class. At CCG students practice with their parents at home (depending on their age), attend group classes and ensembles, where they can play guitar with other kids, and participate in recitals and performance at the school.