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Why a 3-string guitar?

Learning to play a 3-string guitar is not just a musical endeavor; it’s an adventure that seamlessly blends fun and education. The joy of strumming and plucking on this simplified instrument transforms the learning process into an exciting exploration for children. The manageable number of strings allows for quick victories, building a sense of accomplishment and boosting confidence. As young musicians navigate the world of chords and melodies, they find themselves immersed in a playful rhythm that transcends traditional learning boundaries. This unique combination of fun and learning not only nurtures a love for music but also instills valuable skills, creating a harmonious experience that resonates with the curiosity and creativity inherent in childhood. 

Ages: 4+ | Private lessons or bring a friend and start your own group lesson!

Advantages for young learners

As children navigate the world of creativity and self-expression, introducing them to musical instruments can be a transformative experience. While traditional six-string guitars are widely popular, a 3-string guitar can offer unique advantages for young learners. One of the primary advantages of a 3-string guitar for children is its simplicity. With fewer strings, beginners can grasp the basics of playing more quickly. This ease of learning helps build confidence and encourages young musicians to explore their musical talents without feeling overwhelmed.

Playing a 3-string guitar offers numerous benefits for children’s development. Firstly, it enhances their motor skills by providing an ideal platform to develop precision in plucking, strumming, and fretting. The manageable number of strings facilitates a smoother transition between chords, contributing to the development of fine motor skills. Secondly, the simplicity of the 3-string guitar promotes focus and concentration, crucial for a child’s cognitive development. This simplicity allows young players to concentrate on fundamental aspects of playing, establishing a deeper connection between their mind and music. Additionally, learning this instrument serves as a gentle introduction to music theory, helping children grasp the basics of melody, rhythm, and harmony, laying a foundation for future musical endeavors. The 3-string guitar also becomes a canvas for creativity and self-expression, allowing young musicians to experiment with sounds and compose their tunes positively.

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We Know How to Make Learning Fun For ALL

Our guitar instructors are hired based on many criteria and one of which is their ability to teach all levels and types of students. Guitar lessons and bass guitar lessons should be accessible to all but not everyone will respond to each teaching approach the same. That’s why we make sure our guitar instructors tailor their lesson to the student and make sure that the primary goals of each student are met no matter what age they are, what level they are at, or what style they are trying to learn.

Getting Started

Here are a few things you need to get started

To get started, it does help to have some kind of guitar at home that you can practice on. You don’t have to have the latest or greatest guitar to learn how to play and have fun but our instructors can help advise you on what kind of guitar would best fit your needs and goals.


The first and main thing we ask is that you start your guitar or bass guitar lesson journey by coming ready to have fun.


Next we want you to bring any and all questions you might have about taking guitar lessons or bass guitar lessons. 


Lastly, we want you to give yourself time to  learn at your own pace because everyone learns at a different pace.

Our Team

Guitar Instructors

Get to know our guitar department staff by checking out their instructor profile pages. If you find an instructor you are interested in, please sign up for a free trial lesson and see what they are all about in person. If you need help picking an instructor, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will gladly help you find the best instructor that fits your needs. 


Other benefits to learning how play guitar or bass

Learning how to play a musical instrument like guitar, bass, or ukulele, has very many benefits to anyone no matter what age or music goal they have. Here is a small sample size of some of the benefits that are obtained due learning and playing music.

Self Esteem

Its undeniable that the ability to sit down and play an instrument is a unique skill. Studies have show that music and interacting with other people learning something new around you builds social skills, which boosts confidence and self esteem.


Music education has been proven to change your brain structures and improve the way you think. For example, improvisation leads to more extensive brain activity. It also helps you boost your memory and the ability to recognize patterns.


Music requires combined engagement from the different areas of the brain. Your ability to think logically, to judge, and to be critical has to be active. As a result, you are enhancing your ability to spontaneously think in a more creative way.



Learning music will help you concentrate even in the middle of distractions. You will also learn the benefits of a consistent practice schedule. You will see that there is so much you can achieve if you are dedicated and take things at a learning pace.

Unlocking the Melodic Journey: Why Kids Should Learn to Play Guitar

In today’s technologically advanced world, where digital devices captivate children’s attention, there’s an enduring instrument that stands the test of time—the guitar. Encouraging children to learn to play the guitar offers a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond musical proficiency. From fostering creativity and self-expression to enhancing cognitive skills, here’s why kids should learn to play the guitar and how to embark on this melodious journey.

  1. Development of Cognitive Skills: Learning to play the guitar provides a stimulating environment for children’s brain development. The intricate nature of music engages various cognitive functions, such as memory, attention, and problem-solving abilities. As children navigate through chords, rhythms, and melodies, they exercise their memory by memorizing songs, enhance their focus and attention through practicing, and develop problem-solving skills by deciphering musical patterns.
  2. Enhanced Fine Motor Skills: Playing the guitar requires precise finger movements and coordination between both hands, which promotes the development of fine motor skills in children. As they practice chord transitions and strumming techniques, they improve their dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and finger strength. These skills can also benefit other areas of their lives, such as handwriting, typing, and other fine motor tasks.
  3. Self-Expression and Creativity: The guitar serves as a powerful means of self-expression. Learning to play allows children to tap into their emotions, conveying thoughts and feelings through music. Whether strumming their own compositions or interpreting their favorite songs, playing the guitar encourages children to explore their creative side, fostering imagination and individuality.
  4. Boost in Confidence and Self-Esteem: Mastering a musical instrument like the guitar instills a sense of accomplishment in children. With each milestone they achieve, whether it’s playing a new song or performing in front of an audience, their confidence and self-esteem grow. The experience of learning and performing music provides a platform for self-expression, encourages perseverance, and empowers children to overcome challenges.
  5. Social Benefits and Collaboration: Learning the guitar can open doors to social interactions and collaboration with fellow musicians. Joining a band or participating in group lessons introduces children to teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Collaborative musical experiences not only enhance their musical abilities but also foster valuable social skills and create lifelong friendships.

How to Get Started:

  1. Choose the Right Guitar: Begin by selecting an appropriately sized guitar for your child. Acoustic or electric guitars are both suitable options, depending on their musical preferences.
  2. Find a Qualified Instructor: Enroll your child in guitar lessons with a qualified instructor who specializes in teaching children. A skilled teacher will guide them through proper technique, music theory, and gradually progress their skills.
  3. Create a Practice Routine: Establish a consistent practice routine that allows your child to develop their skills gradually. Encourage them to practice regularly, starting with shorter sessions and gradually increasing the duration.
  4. Encourage Exploration: Motivate your child to explore different genres and styles of music to keep their interest piqued. This allows them to discover their musical preferences and develop a diverse repertoire.
  5. Provide Performance Opportunities: Encourage your child to showcase their progress by organizing small family concerts or participating in talent shows, recitals, or community events. Public performances boost their confidence and provide motivation to excel further.

Learning to play the guitar is a rewarding and enriching journey for children. Beyond the pleasure of creating music, it nurtures cognitive skills, enhances fine motor abilities, and fosters self-expression, creativity, and confidence. By providing the necessary resources, support, and encouragement, parents can help their children embark on this melodic voyage, unlocking a world of musical possibilities and personal growth.

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Location: 194 Blue Ravine Rd #110 Folsom, CA 95630

Telephone: 916.250.1105

Email: folsom@musiclab.co

Hours: M-F: 12pm - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 2pm, Sun: Closed

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