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

Alec 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 on Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.

Andrea

Andrea 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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in Pointe-Claire.

Arian

Arian started playing music at the age of fourteen and since, has been inseparable from his guitar. He dove head first into the musical theory and the intricacies of how music works from the very beginning. Arian is currently finishing up his degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from Vanier College. He enjoys playing in several bands and playing material ranging from pop and country to metal and jazz. Arian has a mind for teaching and likes to help his students to  grow and develop so they can find their own voice on the instrument.

Arian teaches on Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.

Daniel


Daniel 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 Mondays, Tuesdays & Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

Devan


Devan 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 on Sundays in Beaconsfield.

Edward

Edward is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Concordia University in Montreal and has studied several musical genres including classical, jazz, folk, funk, blues, and rock and roll. His teaching philosophy is simple: productivity, creativity & literacy all work together for the better.

Whether a singer or an instrumentalist these are the keys to fundamental learning.

Edward believes in creating a fun and safe space for students to learn and express themselves musically.

Edward teaches on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

Griffin

Griffin is a multi-instrumentalist that has experience playing classical, jazz, rock and other genres. He started on guitar at age 9 and gave his first public recital at age 17. He was a finalist as the youngest competitor in the 2018 North West Guitar Festival, a two-time provincial RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) gold medal recipient, and a 2017 Vancouver International Music Competition gold medalist. He has his bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from McGill University and is currently pursuing a licentiate in jazz piano performance.

Griffin believes that only two things are required to learn music: passion and patience. These two things allow students of any age and background to learn the music that they are drawn to.

Griffin teaches on Saturdays in Pointe-Claire and Sundays in Cote St-Luc.

Hayden

Hayden 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 on Tuesdays in Pointe-Claire.

 

Ilya

IlyaIlya’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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in Cote Saint-Luc.

 

Indiana

Indiana is a singer/songwriter, bassist, and guitarist. She started playing flamenco at the age of 11, and converted to a more bass-concentrated education in high school where she played in the school’s concert band. As for vocals, it was an unexpected interest at the age of 14 and immediately fell in love with singing. Later on, Indiana was accepted into the National Conservatory of Nice, in France to study classical upright bass. 

Indiana recently moved to Montreal to pursue her studies in Music at Concordia University, mainly as a vocalist. It was a former teacher in primary school who made her discover how vulnerable she felt when he played his guitar.  This complex matter, that is music, is one of the only sciences that need this admirable knowledge, but you can still adapt it to you and your preferences. It is very personal, and to be able to make students connect with the inner musician is more than an honour. Indiana includes some theory, and the required exercises but she encourages students to come to class with some ideas of songs, to be able to play something they will enjoy!

Indiana teaches on Mondays in Pointe-Claire.

Jonah

Jonah comes from a musical family and began playing the guitar at age 8. Since then he has performed on stage with many different acts including rock bands, as a musician-for-hire, and pit bands in musicals. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has experience on a number of instruments across varied musical applications. He can also offer bass guitar to any interested students. Jonah is a passionate educator and seeks to foster a love for music with his students.

Jonah teaches on Tuesdays in Beaconsfield and Wednesdays & Thursdays in Pointe-Claire.

Nicolas

Nicolás 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 on Saturdays in Cote Saint-Luc.

 

Noah

Noah was born and raised in Montreal, where he developed a passion for music. At eight years old, he begged his parents for a guitar and received one. At 14 years old, he added the drums to his list of instruments to learn. 

Noah is now pursuing a degree in music at Vanier College, with a focus on the drums. He is a member of several bands and is well-versed in a variety of genres, including jazz, rock, metal, pop, funk, and others. 

Noah has a strong desire to share his love of music with his pupils in the most fun manner possible. His mission is to motivate kids to achieve their full potential.

Noah teaches on Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

 

Ryan

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 on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays in Pointe-Claire.

 

Sofia

Sofia is a Colombian musician, composer and arranger based in Montreal. Sofia has experience teaching music theory, ear training, composition and music morphology at University of Andes as well as experience in teaching piano and guitar lessons for students of all ages.

Sofia also has extensive experience in composing soundtracks for film and media and sound design. She has participated in many festivals in Colombia and Toronto as arranger for orchestra, composer and pianist. Sofia’s motto is to be creative in order to manifest the world through music!

Sofia teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in Beaconsfield.

OUR ADDRESS

WIMA Pointe-Claire

222 Brunswick Blvd
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 1A6
info@wima.ca

WIMA Cote Saint-Luc

5555 Westminster #312
Cote Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 2J2
csl@wima.ca

WIMA Beaconsfield

484 Beaconsfield Blvd. #204
Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4C4
beaconsfield@wima.ca

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