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Obtaining Instruments

Guitar Instrument Information

Student Guitars

DO NOT buy a guitar for you child without consulting with your teacher!

Measuring for a guitar:

With your child standing up, measure the distance from their bellybutton to the floor.
Email this measurement to your teacher.
Your teacher will then decide your child’s correct guitar size and tell you where to acquire it. Many times families within the Guitar program have instruments available for sale when their child is moving to another size.

We recommend:

Benjamin Garcia and Francisco Navarro Guitars

These Guitars are available for sale from:

Brent Weaver (651) 643-0762, gringostarguitar@gmail.com

Brent Weaver is a Suzuki Guitar teacher in Minnesota. He personally selects and sets up the Garcia and Navarro guitars.

**Resale of student guitars is facilitated by the Guitar Department, so that changing sizes is easy and affordable.**

Parent Guitars

The Suzuki Parent should purchase a guitar for him/herself to be delivered by first day of the semester.

All guitars must be a nylon string CLASSICAL guitar, with a *solid* cedar or spruce soundboard.

If you have small hands, order a 63.6cm guitar
If you have large hands, order a full size.

If you can’t find a suitable guitar, we recommend:

Rubin Flores: (562) 598-9800, rubenflores@verizon.net

Parents should also purchase an ErgoPlay Professional Guitar Support. These can be found here.

Stools, Tuners and Guitar Supports

Recommended Stool

When measuring students for stools, the students knees should be at a 90º angle. Folding stools come in different heights, are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to transport.

Guitar students are required to bring their own stools to classes. This ensures that students have the correct height stool at home to practice as well as during classes.

Recommended tuners

Kliq Ubertuner

There are MANY inexpensive clip on tuners that are of poor quality, break easily, and are inaccurate. Do not buy one of these tuners! We recommend the Kliq Ubertuner which can be found here.

Recommended guitar supports

Guitar supports are essential. They help the student hold the guitar at the proper angle. There are many different models of guitar supports. Your teacher will advise you on which option is the best for your student.

Guitar Pre Twinkle Demonstration Videos

To view more videos from this playlist, click the YouTube button in the top left corner of the above video.

Guitar Events

January 17, 2019
  • Guitar Solo Recitals

    January 17, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

    Two recitals:
    5 PM
    6:30 PM

January 24, 2019
  • Guitar Festival rehearsal

    January 24, 2019 | 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
    Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
January 27, 2019
  • Suzuki String Festival

    January 27, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    Congregation Beth Elohim, Sanctuary, 274 Garfield Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Followed by Suzuki Benefit & Celebration

  • Suzuki Benefit

    January 27, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Ballroom, Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
February 3, 2019
  • Lunar New Year Party

    February 3, 2019
February 9, 2019
  • Honors Recital

    February 9, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
March 30, 2019
  • Guitar students open for BCCO at Plymouth Church

    March 30, 2019
April 13, 2019
  • Suzuki Honors Concert

    April 13, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Concert Hall, BKCM
May 5, 2019
  • Suzuki Spring String Festival

    May 5, 2019
    Berkeley Carroll Performance Space