Getting Started


Choose Your Program

If you already know what you want to sign up for, head on to #2.

But if not, or you're not even sure if lessons are a good idea for you, go ahead and fill out a Free Assessment, no charge and no commitment. A Certified SDML Instructor will get back to you with an expert recommendation.


Get Set UP!

You will need:

- A guitar

- Guitar picks

- A pocket folder

Don't have a guitar? Not sure if you want to commit to investing in one just yet? No problem, the good folks at The Doo Wop Shop have guitars for rent, as low as $9/month. (You must rent in person at the store, and at the moment you must be a Kentucky resident.)


That's It, You're Done!

We're excited  to meet you soon and hope you're just as excited to start moving forward on your journey with guitar!

If you're still unsure what to do here, we get it and we're here to help! Contact us and let us know where you're stuck. We'll get back to you ASAP with answers.



Instructor Availability Varies

Typical Availability

10 - 9 M-F

10 - 6 Sat.




Lexington, KY

Louisville, KY

Shelbyville, KY

Chicago, IL Area

Tuscaloosa, AL

Frankfort, KY (Coming Soon!)

Versailles, KY (Coming Soon!)

Cincinnati, OH (Coming Soon!)


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