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Affordable In-Home Music Lessons in Grand Rapids, MI

Our vision: At Northland Guitar, our goal is to give our students the tools they need to be confident musicians and passionate worshipers.

Meet The Instructor:

Hi I'm Collin, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, worship leader, and founder of Northland Guitar. My journey as a musician began in 2005 at the age of 13. After a year of private lessons and 7 years of studying music theory and guitar technique, I began teaching my own students in 2013. I currently work with over 20 students teaching guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. Along with teaching, I also host an open mic weekly at The Monarchs Club in Grand Rapids, play with the band Ten Peso Version, and perform in the orchestra for Arise Collective Theater.

In 11 years of teaching, I have experienced the many joys and rewards of seeing my students blossom into knowledgeable and skillful musicians. There is truly nothing more rewarding than seeing children and adults who know nothing about music become confident musicians. Through a variety of traditional and modern teaching methods, I aim to accommodate the goals and needs of each student wherever they're at in their musical journey. My goal is to make lessons fun, challenging, and inspiring. My students will learn the skills and gain the tools and encouragement they need to be proficient in a multitude of genres such as contemporary worship, acoustic fingerstyle, folk, rock, and jazz.

If you're looking for a music teacher in the greater Grand Rapids area who has integrity, is passionate about teaching, enjoys working with children, and offers affordable rates, look no further!​

A multitude of references are available upon request.

Call, text, or email and schedule an appointment today!

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We offer professional in-home lessons for Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Banjo in the Greater Grand Rapids area!!

Prices and Payment

At the Instructor's home in Grand Rapids, MI or online via Zoom

$22.50 per 30 minute lesson

$31.25 per 45 minute lesson

$40 per 1 hour lesson

In-Home w/ travel

$37.50 per 30 minute lesson

$46.25 per 45 minute lesson

$55 per 1 hour lesson

Lessons are done on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Payment for lessons will be due by the first calendar date of each month.

Payment can be accepted by Cash, Check, CashApp, Venmo or PayPal.

Click below to send us an email or call now to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you!

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In the first two lessons, my students will learn:

- Instrument Anatomy (parts of the instrument, notes and numbers of open strings)
- How to Read Tablature
- How to Read Chord Charts
- Finger Exercises
- 3 Basic Chords and Simple Strumming Patterns

Later, they will also learn:

- Thorough knowledge of the Fretboard
- Music Theory
- How to Arrange and Lead a Worship Set (optional)
- Complex Strumming Patterns
- Alternate Tunings
- How to Play With Other Musicians

Students are expected to commit to practicing for at least 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week.

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"Collin is a great guitar teacher! He has been teaching my children for two and a half years and they have learned so much! I highly recommend him as a teacher."


"Wow! we love Collin as a teacher, not only is he an amazing guitar player, he has an amazing way of pulling the best out of his students and is so good at encouraging and inspiring his students."


"I love listening to music, but I never thought I'd be able to create any. After lessons with Collin, I see the true value in pursuing guitar. His patience and ability to adapt to my learning style really encouraged me to continue to learn and hone my skills. Now, I have an ability that lasts a lifetime that I can share with my family. He's an amazing teacher!"


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