Vance Guitar Academy, founded in 1974, is dedicated
solely to the teaching of music in the Memphis area.
Using methods, publications, recordings and arrangements
developed by Mr. Vance, we offer
classes and private lessons in every guitar style, from
classical and folk to jazz
and rock. We also teach piano, organ,
harmonica, bass, voice,
music theory, computer based music instruction, piccolo, recorder and flute.
All instructors at the
Academy are full time dedicated musicians.
Our students have access to soundproof studios, a recital hall, a large library, rent to purchase instruments, accessories, recordings, sheet music, repair service, and through association with the University of Memphis, continuing education courses. The Academy also sponsors concerts, master classes, and workshops by visiting artists.
Prior to enrolling, students are invited to come in for an interview to match their background, schedule, and goals with the appropriate instructor and for advice about their instrument.
Tuition is $99 a month , payable the week preceding the first lesson of the month. Lessons are private weekly half-hour sessions. Hour long sessions are also available. Single lessons are available at $30 per half-hour or $60 per hour.
Cancellations will be made up only if we are notified one business day prior to the lesson missed. We are under contract to pay instructors for all scheduled lessons.
Lessons missed due to the teacher's illness or holidays will be made up promptly.
Refunds cannot be made.