Guitar

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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

May 5, 2019
  • Suzuki Spring Guitar Festival

    May 5, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Berkeley Carroll Performance Space

    2:30 - 3:30 PM - Guitar Festival (families arrive at 2 PM)

    Guitar Ice Cream Party in BKCM Concert Hall at 3:45 PM, in celebration of the highest percentage of fundraising participation at the Suzuki Benefit

  • Guitar Students' Ice Cream Party

    May 5, 2019 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Concert Hall, BKCM

    Guitar Ice Cream Party in BKCM Concert Hall at 3:45 PM, in celebration of the highest percentage of fundraising participation at the Suzuki Benefit, following guitar festival (2:30 - 3:30 PM, held at Berkeley Carroll Performance Space at 152 Sterling Place)

May 31, 2019
  • Spring Suzuki Family Cocktail Party & Faculty Concert

    May 31, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
June 6, 2019
  • Guitar Solo Recitals

    June 6, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Concert Hall, BKCM

    Two recitals:
    5 PM - Families arrive at 4:30 PM

    6:30 PM - Families arrive at 6 PM

July 22, 2019
  • Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!

    July 22, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!
    Join us for another great week of summer music making!
    July 22 - 26

    For students age 8 - 14, playing at level late Suzuki book 1 and up or NYSMA level 1 & up. Designed for older BKCM Suzuki students, but open to students outside our program, so bring a friend! Contact us if your child is age 7 and in late book 1 to see if the program might work for your child.

July 23, 2019
  • Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!

    July 23, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!
    Join us for another great week of summer music making!
    July 22 - 26

    For students age 8 - 14, playing at level late Suzuki book 1 and up or NYSMA level 1 & up. Designed for older BKCM Suzuki students, but open to students outside our program, so bring a friend! Contact us if your child is age 7 and in late book 1 to see if the program might work for your child.

July 24, 2019
  • Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!

    July 24, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!
    Join us for another great week of summer music making!
    July 22 - 26

    For students age 8 - 14, playing at level late Suzuki book 1 and up or NYSMA level 1 & up. Designed for older BKCM Suzuki students, but open to students outside our program, so bring a friend! Contact us if your child is age 7 and in late book 1 to see if the program might work for your child.

July 25, 2019
  • Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!

    July 25, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!
    Join us for another great week of summer music making!
    July 22 - 26

    For students age 8 - 14, playing at level late Suzuki book 1 and up or NYSMA level 1 & up. Designed for older BKCM Suzuki students, but open to students outside our program, so bring a friend! Contact us if your child is age 7 and in late book 1 to see if the program might work for your child.

July 26, 2019
  • Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!

    July 26, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Summer Strings and Piano Workshop!
    Join us for another great week of summer music making!
    July 22 - 26

    For students age 8 - 14, playing at level late Suzuki book 1 and up or NYSMA level 1 & up. Designed for older BKCM Suzuki students, but open to students outside our program, so bring a friend! Contact us if your child is age 7 and in late book 1 to see if the program might work for your child.