Guitar School Overview

Don Sanni has been teaching guitar and bass for more than 25 years, and is one of the most sought after teachers in the Nashua area. His students range from the casual player just looking to have fun at home, to someone who wants to play professionally, as well as everyone in between. Many of his students have gone on to play in local club bands, many writing and recording there own music. Others have gone on to study music at a college level, attending schools such as BerklDon Sanni - Overviewee School of Music, New England Conservatory, Guitar Institute, UNH, Keene State, and Plymouth State College. Don is a very versatile player and teaches a wide variety of guitar and bass styles, as well as music theory, beginners are more than welcome.

Guitar and Bass lessons are private, half hour lessons. Hour lessons are also offered, and would be recommended for intermediate and advanced players.

What you’ll need

For your first lesson, you’ll want to bring two things. First is your guitar, it can be acoustic or electric. If it’s electric you won’t need to bring in the amp or cord. Second, you will also need a spiral notebook, just a regular one that you would use in school. If a method book is to be used, it will be determined after the first lesson. One note, if you are planning on buying a guitar for a child, 11 or younger, I would recommend a three quarter size or even half size guitar, acoustic or electric. It will be a lot more manageable for smaller kids.

A guitar tuner is something that you will need right away. They can be had for less than $20 at any music store. Once you’ve been playing a few weeks, and it feels like your going to stick with it, you will want to pick up a metronome. This is an invaluable tool used to build steady timing and strong technique. It also sells for less than $20, and for a little more you can buy a combination metronome/tuner. However, it isn’t necessary to bring either of these to the lessons.

Benefits To Studying Music

There are many added benefits to taking music lessons in addition to the obvious ability to play an instrument. Playing music is a a lifelong activity, often times enjoyed more as a person matures. In the course of learning music and mastering an instrument, other skills are also developed.

These skills would include:

  • Setting and Achieving Goals
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Math
  • Creativity
  • Being a Team Player

These are all things that are applicable to everyday life, skills that will be used in school or on the job. I try to develop these abilities in students, not just to make them better players, but because these skills will be useful in the real world, long after learning the guitar.

Rep Class – Perform Once a Month

What is it? Rep class is an informal performance class, anyone can attend, and play anything they want, in a low pressure atmosphere to a small audience. It gives students a regular place to perform, and by so doing, an incentive to work up a song to a higher level, a performance level. Rep class is open to all my students free of charge.

 

Contact Don

Don Sanni
108 Taylor Street
Nashua, NH 03060
603-882-7468
Email

donsanni@ymail.com

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Payment and Missed Lesson Policies

Lesson are $20 per half hour, payable in monthly blocks. For example, if your lesson is on Wednesday and there are four Wednesdays in the month, the payment would be $80, five Wednesdays would be $100. Payment is due on the last week of the month for the upcoming month, cash or check made out to Don Sanni. Lessons are once a week, and times are very flexible.


Canceled lessons can be made up if a 24 hour notice is given. If I have to cancel, I will make up the lesson or credit the lesson to the next month. I don't give lessons on the holidays listed below, nor would you be charged for them.


New Years Eve & Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve & Day

FOR INFO REGARDING PIANO/VOCAL INSTRUCTION:
Contact Mary Giacobbe, (centrally located to Nashua and Rte.3 in Pepperell, MA)
Member / Berklee College of Music Alumni
(978) 302-6534, or


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