Brookside Guitars is a neighborhood guitar shop located in the beautiful Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, MO dedicated to passing on knowledge and love of music to others and to being a gathering point where local musicians can come together. BG's mission is to educate, inspire, and instill a lifelong enjoyment of creating music in students of all ages. Brookside Guitars also carries a specialized selection of acousitic, classical, and flamenco guitars as well as strings and accessories available for sale.
30 Minute Lesson. One Student, One Teacher. Each Lesson Is Tailored To Individual Student. Attend Weekly, Biweekly, Or At Your Conivenience. 30 minutes
A 30 Minute Lesson. Two Students, One Teacher. Each Lesson Is Tailored To Meet The Needs Of Both Students Attend Weekly Or Biweekly
50 Minute Group Lesson. Six Students, One Teacher. Will Cover The Basics Of Playing, Practice, And Technique. 6 Week Introductory Course. Guitar Or Ukulele
Why Study At Brookside Guitars?
Many Of Us Have A Specific Goal In Mind When We Start Playing Music. Whether Your Goal Is To Play A Specific Song,, Join A Band, Or Simply Get Mental Exercise, It Is Very Easy To Get Sidetracked And Not Work Efficiently Towards That Goal. Think Of Your Music Teacher As Your Coach. We Will Keep You Focused, In Shape, And Working Hard (unless You Hate Hard Work; See Below)
Playing A Musical Instrument Can Be A Lonely Pursuit With Hours Of Solitary Practice Each Week. Coming To A Lesson Gives You A Chance To Interact Musically With Another Human Being. We Also Offer Jam Sessions Every Month Where You Can Meet And Play With Other Students.
We Specialize Our Lesson Style To Each Student So That We Can Make Learning To Play Truly Enjoyable! Don't Want To Play Basic Songs Like Twinkle Twinkle And Mary Had A Little Lamb?! ...no Problem! Love Playing Scales For 4 Hours A Day?! ...we Know A Million Scales! We'll Have You Playing What You Want While Still Making Sure You're Working Towards Your Goals.
Starting Thursday, April 21, Brookside Guitars will no longer be selling musical instruments and accessories. We will continue to provide music instruction to all existing and new clients.
The principal reason is time. Brookside Guitars was started nearly 6 years ago as a small teaching studio and has grown organically into what it is now. During these past 6 years our family has grown from 1 child to 3 and my free time has been consumed by everything that goes into raising small children. With my kids now aged 7, 4, 2.5, and becoming somewhat self-sufficient, I finally feel like I once again have time to devote to other pursuits.
The next step for Brookside Guitars ...a step that I came very close to taking... would have been to expand our inventory and carry more mainstream brands: Taylor & Martin. The financial and (especially) the time commitments that this expansion entailed have been weighing heavily on me. Ultimately, I had to envision what I wanted to do with the next several years of my life and I came to the decision that retail was not my passion. That my time would be better focused on our students, on my music, and on a new business venture which I have in the works.
I thank everyone for their dedicated patronage of Brookside Gutiars! Your support over the past several years has meant the world to our family and has provided a wonderful, stress free way for me to put food on the table while our kids were so young. Now it is time for me to return to the land of the living and put to good use the valuable lessons and contacts that I have gained from this business.
I am still as deeply committed to our students as ever and lessons will continue unchanged for the forseable future.
Fed Reggiardo, Owner, Resident of Brookside