GUITAR LESSONS IN MONTREAL

Each student needs a different approach, which is why the teachers at WIMA know how to adapt their methods from one student to the next. WIMA’s guitar lessons cover a wide variety of musical styles, such as rock, pop, jazz, folk, blues, metal, fingerstyle, and classical guitar.

 

Take guitar lessons in Montreal with the music school WIMA

Tempted by the guitar? Or maybe you already play and want to improve? Take the step: contact us to enroll in the WIMA music school! You can take guitar lessons in Montreal at one of our locations in Côte Saint-Luc, Pointe-Claire, or Beaconsfield with the guarantee of taking lessons that are perfectly tailored to your level!

Supporting materials for the guitar

Our teachers use a variety of books that have been carefully selected to meet the needs of their students. These include, among others, the works of music theory by Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, and Berklee. We also use adaptations of current pop music to help our students learn their favourite songs! Students will learn to read sheet music, chord diagrams, and musical notation.

 

Equipment for playing the guitar

Fully equipped rooms

Each WIMA studio is equipped with quality amplifiers, music stands, tuners, capos, and metronomes that are ready to be used. You just have to bring your guitar, your sheet music, and your books, and you are ready to practice!

Classical, folk, electric… do you want to know which guitar to choose to start? Your teacher will give you advice on selecting a model that suits you. Because playing an instrument must remain a pleasure even while learning, they will take your criteria and your musical style into account.

 

Techniques for playing the guitar

Depending on the student’s age, beginners will learn the notes of the open position or the basic chords. The lessons then cover all the theory required for a guitarist, the different techniques required for the guitar (scales, barre chords, etc.), improvisation, musical composition, and several other aspects. Students can also record themselves, with or without their teacher, to have the experience of a guitarist in the studio.

Our music teachers tailor their methods to the students

Our teachers teach you to play with nails and a pick, and you choose the method that suits you. They teach you music theory, tablature, or both, depending on your goals. Enough to make you want to follow our guitar lessons diligently!

 

Guitar lessons for all levels and accessible to all

Several musical styles are available at WIMA’s music schools. Our lessons are accessible for beginners, intermediate players, and experienced players. Our teachers listen to you during the guitar lessons! Our goal is to offer you a musical experience according to your tastes.

 

WIMA’s guitar teachers

An excellent teaching approach and a commitment to the students

The students of the guitar lessons at the WIMA music school appreciate the fact that each guitar teacher adapts the teaching to their musical style and their level. Because learning to play a musical instrument must remain a pleasure above all, the teachers offer to the students to cover their favourite songs during the class session. Furthermore, the testimonials from our students are also full of praise for the quality of our lessons and WIMA’s theoretical and practical training.



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Guitar lessons in Montreal

Start your guitar lessons in Montreal now by contacting WIMA

What if your guitar lessons could start today with WIMA? It’s the best way to discover the guitar. With proven techniques and fun learning methods, WIMA offers you fulfilling lessons.

 

Find the teacher who suits you

Simply check out the profiles available on our website to discover our teachers. Depending on their style, their different skills, and their experience, you will be able to make your choice. Taking guitar lessons in Montreal with WIMA lets you flourish with an instrument you enjoy. More than just learning, it’s a real passion that our teachers share. Constantly practising the guitar with an accompanist per session will allow you to progress very quickly.

 

Find guitar lessons in Montreal by enrolling in the WIMA music school

Whether you are learning to play as a beginner, want a technical upgrade for professional purposes, or simply want to have fun learning at your own rhythm, the lessons are structured to meet your needs. We offer you 3 schools:

Prepare for the RCM exams

We also help our students prepare for the RCM examinations and for Cégep and university entrance exams (private lessons on instruments, theory, and ear training).

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us to take a guitar lesson!



Guitar teachers:

Alec
alecAlec first picked up the guitar at the age of 5. Throughout his childhood, Alec was always surrounded by musicians who lived up to the true sense of the term “rock and roll”. As the son of a semi-professional lead guitar player who played in various bands, Alec was consistently influenced into old school vintage rock and roll music. Deeply rooted in blues, rock, and soul music, Alec’s playing draws influence from players like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Warren Haynes.  After studying the guitar for over 10 years, Alec’s accomplishments include several years of teaching experience, various performances of a wide variety of genres with different bands in Montreal, and even composing music for two small time student produced films in Montreal. Above everything else, Alec’s favourite kind of playing is an old school style unrehearsed jam. Much of Alec’s playing is based on “feel”, and the teaching method implemented puts feel first with a broad overture and application of musical theory.

Alec teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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Alex
imageMusic has seeped through my entire life and I feel that same connection with everyone that has ever heard music. Anyone that has heard it can learn music, and there is no clear line for any education. To form our connections with music and real life and how the beat and rhythm goes on is an essential pillar to my ideologies in the art of music and music making.

I have a graduate college certificate in Music Performance from Holland College School of Performing Arts, which included performance, theory, and business courses in all styles of popular music. I studied guitar privately from ages seven to nineteen, drumkit from ages ten to seventeen, Celtic & pipe band snare drum from ages fourteen to eighteen, and orchestral percussion from ages sixteen until eighteen.  Outside of professional training, I have performed in a multitude of musical groups from independent to professional touring and/or residencies over the course of the past twelve years.

Alex teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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Andrea
Andrea-Peloso-bio-pic-eAndrea is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter residing in Montreal and Toronto. Last Day Deaf named her first song Bird in Your Window (artist name Drea Lake) one of the “Ten Best Recent Indie Tracks.” Deborah Skoggard, the runner-up for the International Opera Award, mentored Andrea throughout her youth and adolescence. Her early education is combined with contemporary approaches learned over years of study with Ian Lebofsky and Simone Pitot. Andrea is a fingerstyle guitarist who studied classical guitar. Berklee College of Music Online awarded her a certificate in songwriting.

Andrea teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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Annie
annieI’m a passionate music teacher with a deep love for sharing the joy of music with students of all ages and levels. I’m currently studying music at Cégep Saint-Laurent, where I’m constantly refining my skills and knowledge as a musician and educator.  I believe that music should be fun and engaging, which is why I incorporate games, activities, and creative exercises into my lessons. Whether you’re a beginner just starting out or an experienced musician looking to take your skills to the next level, I can help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.  In addition to my work as a music teacher, I’m also an avid performer and composer. I enjoy exploring different genres and styles of music, from classical to pop to jazz, and I’m always eager to share my passion and expertise with my students. 

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Daniel

Sofar-St-JeromeDaniel is a guitar player and musician based in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He has 14 years of experience performing, arranging and teaching music and holds a Bachelors of Music in Composition-Improv and Double Bass from Wilfrid Laurier University. He’s performed in many cover and tribute bands playing festivals, theaters and corporate events. He has also worked as a session musician for Eroll Starr, Cecile Monique, Sierra Pilot, Vera Casa Opera and was a co-founder of indie group 12 Mile Island. He has also served as music director for Valerie Shearman and Knox Presbyterian Church.

Daniel teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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Devan

Image-scaledDevan started taking guitar and bass lessons at WIMA at the age of 14. He spent the next 3 years studying bands like Green Day, Rush, and Muse. After finishing High School, Devan was accepted into Vanier College for Jazz Performance on Electric Bass. That same year he won the scholarship for the best Bass audition.

Besides Devan’s study of music in school he is involved in many of his own original bands. He currently plays bass in three local Montreal bands: The Record Breakers, Lost Lighthouse and The Chris George Project. The Record Breakers have released two albums, recently opened for Bon Jovi at The Bell Centre, and toured across Eastern Canada. Lost Lighthouse has one EP available and has been performing shows across Montreal for the last two years. The Chris George Project has one album recorded, that will be released soon, and has played many shows across Montreal.

Through Devan’s diversified musical career he has learned how to play many different styles of music, such as rock, blues, country, pop, funk and jazz. His goal is to be able to share his passion for music with others so they can experience all the great benefits music has to offer.

Devan teaches in Beaconsfield.

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Hayden

scaledHayden was born loving music. He started experimenting with multiple instruments at a young age and focused in on the Guitar at the age of 9. Hayden studied with several Guitar teachers at WIMA over a 7 year period before furthering his studies at the Vanier Colleg Music Program. He is currently finishing up his degree in Jazz Performance.

Hayden is also an accomplished Singer, Songwriter and Performer. He fronts the Montreal country/pop rock band, The Record Breakers. They have released 2 albums and recently opened for Bon Jovi, at the Bell Centre.

Fluent in rock, country, blues, folk and pop, Hayden has a relaxed approach to teaching and encourages the student to become comfortable and familiar with their instrument while having lots of fun doing it!

Hayden teaches in Pointe-Claire.

 
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Ilya
imageIlya’s passion for music began at an early age when his father, a classical music enthusiast, would regularly acquaint him with various composers. As a young boy, Ilya also sang with an Orthodox Church choir yet his true devotion to music began when he picked up the guitar at the age of 8, practicing and composing in a multitude of genres ranging from rock to classical. His strong interest in the progressive jazz genre led him to pursue his studies in Jazz Guitar at Vanier College and later at Concordia University. 

Ilya has also studied extensively in film production and has written numerous scores for various independent films. Furthermore, he has played in numerous Progressive Rock, Funk and Jazz bands, often in various venues in Montreal.

Teaching has always been a passion for Ilya and a means to convey his enthusiasm to the student. His method of teaching relies strongly on establishing good communication and a positive learning environment. The students first develop their basic guitar skills through songs they like and various popular songs. Ilya also enjoys teaching advanced techniques such as improvisation and songwriting.

Ilya teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.

 
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Mika

Mika is a seasoned guitarist and music composer for video games and films. With a passion for both artistic expression and community engagement, Mika brings a unique blend of creativity and dedication to the world of music.

Beyond the realms of composing music for visual media, Mika is deeply committed to community outreach and education. Understanding the transformative power of music, he seeks to share his knowledge and inspire aspiring musicians. Currently, on the verge of completing a music degree in composition at Berklee College of Music, Mika combines a strong academic foundation with practical and creative experience, enriching the educational environment with a wealth of knowledge. 

Mika is dedicated to providing a tailored learning experience for each student. 

Drawing from personal experiences where rigid teaching nearly hindered a love for the guitar, Mika prioritizes a student-centric approach. Understanding each individual’s unique needs and goals, he believes in crafting a personalized learning path, fostering not only technical proficiency but also a lasting passion for music.

So, whether you’re picking up a guitar for the first time or looking to explore the world of composition, join Mika on a musical adventure that’s all about the good vibes and the love of creating music together.

Mika teaches in Beaconsfield.

Nicolas

Nicolas_Foto-scaledNicolás started to play guitar at the age of 10 years old when he was at school. When he finished high school, he started a bachelor’s in music at the Universidad El Bosque located in Bogotá, Colombia. On August 2021 he received his degree as a musician with an emphasis on music production.

In his native country, Nicolás taught guitar and piano to children, where he developed his teaching skills and found methods and techniques to have a successful learning experience.

He also has been a member of many rock bands like “Elemental” and “Neofónica”, where he was an instrumentalist, composer, arranger and music producer. As an audio engineer, he has worked as a recording, mixing, and mastering engineer.

Nicolás is passionate about music and audio, and willing to share all his knowledge with his students.

Nicolas teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.

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Rory

Rory started playing the piano at the age of 7 and went through the usual classical piano lessons with a local teacher in Scotland. Rory was lucky enough to gain a place at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and spent his high school years there learning different styles and picking up the Guitar. Rory enjoys all types of music and incorporates a wide variety of styles and techniques into his teaching.

Rory teaches in Pointe-Claire.

Ryan
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Ryan first picked up the Guitar at the age of 6 and started to take lessons in High School at the age of 12. In High School, Ryan performed many concerts with his school band all around Montreal and in China. In the early years of his musical career, Ryan played Rock and Metal and as he grew, so did his taste in music. Ryan is now proficient in playing Jazz, Blues and RnB  in addition to Rock and Metal. Ryan believes there are only really two styles of music: good and bad. He currently studies Music at Vanier College and hopes to continue his studies and make his career in Music.

Ryan teaches in Pointe-Claire.

 
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Sam
ScreenshotHey there, I’m Sam, and I can’t wait to share the magic of music with you. From Jazz to R&B, Rock, or Blues, I’ve been immersed in the world of music since I was a 10-year-old kid.

I’m currently pursuing my studies at McGill in the Jazz program, constantly fueling my passion for all things musical. Music isn’t just a subject to me; it’s my entire life. There’s nothing that brings me more joy than sharing this incredible journey with others.

In my 5 years of teaching experience, I’ve had the privilege of working with students of all ages. So, whether you’re a complete beginner or already have some musical chops, you’re more than welcome in my class.

My teaching style is all about getting the basics down pat because that’s what lays the groundwork for everything else. But don’t worry, I won’t be handing you a strict set of rules. Instead, I’ll guide you to discover the beauty of music for yourself, empowering you to keep learning and growing even after our lessons are over.

Music is a language, and I want to help you become fluent in it.

Sam teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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Tyler

Tyler-Headshot-scaledTyler is a 21-year-old independent artist from the West Island. He’s been obsessed with perfecting his craft in all domains of music creation since he started learning the guitar. After years of admiring his older brother who played guitar very skillfully, Tyler finally decided at the age of 12 to dust off an old Yamaha guitar from the basement of his home to start learning all of his favorite songs. A few years later, 15-year-old Tyler begged his parents for an electric drum kit and started restlessly practicing that instrument too. Then at 17, he started writing his own music and learning music production and now has a decent collection of songs on Spotify. In 2022, Tyler took his skills to Berklee College of Music in Boston, the top music school in the world by some criteria and auditioned for their Songwriting and Production course. After being offered a scholarship based on his performance at the audition, he decided he was not ready to move to the U.S. yet and is studying in Montreal for now.

Tyler teaches in Pointe-Claire and Beaconsfield.

 
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