Student Success Stories
I’d been trying to learn to play for months from YouTube but I had no real direction and didn’t know what to focus on. Then I started the guitar program at Peak and fast tracked my growth with a new found direction!
If you want results, come to Peak Music. I learned more in two weeks than I did in eight months with another instructor. Their teaching techniques move you along quickly, and the studio is a caring and supportive place to be. I wouldn’t take guitar anywhere else!
Worried you don't have what it takes to be good at guitar?
You DON'T need special talent to be an amazing guitarist....that's right. With the right training, the right lessons, the right coaching; almost ANYONE can become a great player. Don't believe this? Try it out--RISK FREE. Most guitar teachers fail to address the needs of more than half of their students---yes this is true! Our goal is to demonstrate that you can become a guitar player you will be proud of in months, not years. Regular guitar lessons and average guitar teachers overload you with a mishmash of material with no strategic plan or no clear outcomes. Why SLOW down your progress? Why struggle? Give yourself the edge that you deserve. Give yourself the gift of music.
Come to Peak Music in Cohoes, NY and enjoy a fun, flexible program. Take lessons that fit into your schedule--not ours. Don't you deserve a fighting chance to be the guitar player, the person, you want to be? Imagine feeling confident picking up the guitar to play for family and friends. Imagine them ASKING you to play because you really are good.
Do you want to move beyond beginner--fast?
In as little as 3 months, you can develop the foundational competencies that will move you toward an intermediate player in less time than you think. From there, you can continue in a specific style or you can choose your own track such as rock, blues, metal, bluegrass, country and other styles.
1. Want to play your favorite songs?
2. Want to play the blues?
4. Want to play that metal riff?
5. Want to start a band?
6. Just want to sound good?
Become the guitarist you want to be. Progress is guaranteed*. Peak Music utilizes latest in neuro science, learning technologies, coaching, mentoring and individualized content delivery. Each person has different learning styles--we will find your optimal learning style and work with you to find the fastest path to your guitar playing dreams. Let us map it out for you--free evaluation!
Don't know where to start? Want to do it right--the first time?
Most electric guitar styles share certain core components--including metal, rock, jazz and the blues. You can't do metal riffs or blues bends if you don't know how to hold a guitar or how to move efficiently across the entire guitar neck. You can play the music you want! We can show you how to develop the correct habits from the very beginning. Throughout our program we focus on correct biomechanics and teach you how to hold the guitar, your pick, and your fretting hand so you can play the right way from the outset. You just need someone to show you that it can be done! Imagine being free to play what YOU want! Imagine what it feels like to enjoy guitar lessons so much that you don't want to leave the studio. Our promise is that you can be the guitarist you really dream of--we give you the plan, we walk you through it, you follow the program, you become that guitarist. We are with you every step of the way. We guarantee it!
Completely new to guitar? Feel like you are in over your head?
We specialize in beginners of all types. Whether you are younger or older, we make sure our lessons apply to YOU and your learning style! Got a new guitar? We can show you how to play it. Have an old guitar you've never really learned how to play? We can show you how to play the music you've always wanted to play! Want to buy a new guitar? We can advise and help you choose a guitar that meets your needs. We can show you how to play AND how to use all of the gear you will need to play in the style that you'd like. All you need is a dream, and together we will work to make it come true!
Tried guitar before, but quit because you just couldn't get it?
It isn't your fault! We were students ourselves and understand the frustrations that guitar players have. Traditional lessons can be extremely frustrating. There is a better way. We utilize a evidence-based teaching and training method. With this powerful tool thousands of people who thought they could never play guitar are now playing like the pros. You may not want to be a professional musician, but you probably want to be good, maybe even extraordinary. Just because you only want to play in your basement with a few friends doesn't mean you can't be an amazing guitarist. Let us show you how much fun, and how satisfying it is to make progress on a weekly basis. Our teachers have been trained in the latest methods from master teachers across the globe. We understand your frustrations and will work with you. Don't give up on the dream. If you think you can't play guitar, let us show you how wrong you are. The guitar solo you have dreamed of is only a phone call away. Contact us and let us show you how to impress your friends. Or prepare to start a career in music. It's never too late!
Feel like you are too old to start learning the guitar?
Whether you are 9 or 90, you can become the guitarist you want to be in a lot less time than you think. Come down to our studio and say hello to the friendly staff. In 45 minutes, we can show you how you can make substantial progress toward your guitar dreams before your next birthday! Imagine that the only thing separating you from your guitar dreams is 45 minutes at our convenient, state of the art guitar studio. Don't your dreams deserve 45 minutes of your time? With the knowledge of how you can reach your goals, then you have the power to decide how you want to handle the future. Knowledge is power!
Feel Stuck? Not sure you have what it takes?
There is a massive amount of evidence that a guitar education improves mood, self confidence, and increases cognitive abilities.
Imagine all of these benefits while having the time of your life! No matter what your past experience, you have musical strengths. Music is a part of our DNA. Music is part of our spiritual being. Imagine feeling like you can play any music on your guitar, any solo, jam with anyone--let us show you the possibilities. All of us have felt at one point or another that we didn't have musical ability; however, this is a failure on the part of teachers and the teaching system--NOT YOU! Don't let doubts about your ability stop you from finding out how talented you really are. Contact us!
Unlock the secrets of guitar excellence!
You can be a guitar shredding machine. Learn faster, more efficiently, and have more fun than you've imagined. The secret to accelerating your progress by at least 150% is as close as our studio. Let us surprise you with your progress. Small changes in form and focus change frustration to satisfaction. Let us show you how to play your favorite songs, solo like your favorite guitarist, impress your significant other, or just have fun strumming along at a party. Our guitar lessons are centrally located to most parts of the Capital District in NY. You don't have to take your word for it. Our students' successes are our best advertisement!
Don't have a lot of time to practice?
Time is the most precious commodity. Money doesn't grow on trees either. Want to save both? Why pay for lessons when you can pay for results? We specialize in maximizing your results in minimum time. Learn how to maximize your progress in as little as 20 minutes per day. Learn how to practice when you are away from your guitar. Learn how to focus on the most appropriate skills. You need flexibility , support, and individualized instruction. We will be with you every step of the way.
We've seen the damage that a bad guitar teacher can have on students. They collect your money--you think you don't have 'natural' talent. Don't think you've got natural talent? Neither did Steve Vai. Neither did Eddie Van Halen. Good company for you to be in. Let us help you.
You deserve success, and it is our mission to help you achieve that goal. Give it a try with no risk, we have a progress guarantee! No risk. Join other successful students who have made their guitar playing dreams reality.
Learn about Electric Guitar Gear!
Confused about whether you should buy a distortion, fuzz or overdrive pedal? Learn what gear you need for the sound you want and how to use it! Lessons include professional equipment that is integrated into our ongoing lessons. Find out how to tweak your guitar to make sounds from an ethereal whisper to a screaming solo used by the latest rock and metal bands. Don't waste YOUR money buying things you don't need, and won't use.
Know the difference between a TRS and XLR cable? We will demystify the terms of the trade. After only a few weeks you will be able to navigate the terms/definitions and equipment of electric guitar realm!
Play your favorite songs to learn guitar!
Stop spending time on last century's learning models--join the 21st century!! Play your favorite rock, metal, classic rock and blues songs to learn guitar! If you want to get good at guitar, you will have to spend time playing the guitar. Wouldn't you rather play songs you like? Your attitude about playing guitar changes when you are playing things you prefer. Let us show you what it feels like to WANT to go home and grab your guitar. Imagine what it would feel like to feel confident that you can play songs or your favorite riffs for friends, family or that special someone. It isn't just a dream. Don't you deserve the opportunity to be extraordinary?
Flexible and Convenient!
Our lesson plans allow you to attend when it is convenient for you during our school's hours of operations--you choose the day and time. The time can vary from week to week once you have reserved a place at the school. Going on vacation? No problem! Sick? Just reschedule with our convenient online system! We are just minutes from most locations in the capital district. Easy access from Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Clifton Park and Colonie.