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About Us

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ABOUT BROOKSIDE GUITARS

SINCE 2010

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.

 

FED REGGIARDO  Owner, Guitar, Bass

Fed Reggiardo
Brookside Guitars' owner and head instructor Fed Reggiardo's passion is playing and teaching music. A resident of the beautiful Brookside neighborhood, Fed sought to create a place where the community could come together to study, create, and perform music.
Fed began playing the guitar at the age of seven and performaing at the age of 12. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Guitar Performance, has co-owned a recording studio (Pluggs), a record label (Swap Records) and performed extensively with his former band Tongue Dried SunFed has been teaching guitar for over 15 years and is a state certified music teacher for K-12. He has developed a teaching methodology designed to nurture and encourage his students to collaborate, perform, and create. He has studied with many of the best guitarists in the world and has created a specialized teaching curriculum designed to deveop the full potential of guitarists from 5 to 85 years of age.   Although fluent in all music styles, Fed's specialties are classical, flamenco, and acoustic fingerstyle guitar.
 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.

RYAN WURTZ Guitar, Bass, Ukulele
In 2003 Ryan Wurtz earned a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the Conservatory at UMKC, studying under Bobby Watson, Rod Fleeman and Douglas Niedt.Specializing in Jazz and improvisation, Ryan is also at home teaching everything from rock to classical, as well as theory, ear training and writing your own music!
In addition to teaching, Ryan performs weekly here in town, as well as across the country, with Kansas City's own Grand Maruis
Ryan Wurtz

 

 
BEAU BLEDSOE Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Lute, Charrango, Vihuela, .....
Beau Bledsoe’s performances have been described as “…hot as a raging fire” by Drew Minter Opera News and “pointedly musical” by Paul Horsley The Kansas City Star. This stylistically diverse musician is equally comfortable on the concert stages of Europe and Russia as he is in the flamenco tablaos of Spain. He regularly performs and records with some of the greatest artists in Tango, Flamenco and classical music as he seeks to integrate different musical cultures with diverse audiences. Beau studied classical guitar at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance under Douglas Niedt where he received a Master of Music. There he continued his professional career in the fertile ground of the Kansas City music scene playing with jazz musicians, classical chamber musicians, and also participating in the burgeoning Latin music scene. It was at this time that Beau met the musicians and founded the groups that he still performs with today such as tenor, Nathan Granner, soprano, Victoria Botero, classical violinist, Gregory Sandomirsky, composer/pianist, Brad Cox, and Argentine Tango quintet Tango LorcaBeau Bledsoe, guitar

SORA PARK piano
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Sora Park received her Master of Music from Western Illinois University at Macomb, IL, where she studied with Dr. Tammie Walker. She received a Bachelor’s of Music from Han-Yang University in Seoul under Ms. Hyung-Ja Kim and Dr. Mi-sung Park, and attended the Sun-hwa Arts School, where she graduated with honors, in Seoul during her pre-college years. Sora Park was the winner of 2009 the Western Illinois University Concerto Competition. She went on to perform Tchaikovsky’s 1st movement of his Concerto No.1 with WIU’s Orchestra. She was also named a winner of the American Prize in Piano Solo division, second prize of the American Prize in Piano concerto division, and Honorable mention of Southern Illinois Young Organization Competition in 2011. She also has participated in the Brevard Music Festival, Brevard, NC. 2010. She studied with Dr. Timothy Ehlen, and was awarded a scholarship at Brevard Music Institute. ; She is currently completing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas Sora Park, piano

Lessons

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WE OFFER GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, UKULELE, AND PIANO LESSONS IN ALL MUSICAL STYLES

 

Private Lessons $30

30 Minute Lesson.  One Student, One Teacher.  Each Lesson Is Tailored To Individual Student.  Attend Weekly, Biweekly, Or At Your Conivenience. 30 minutes

 

Shared Lessons $15 each student

 A 30 Minute Lesson.  Two Students, One Teacher.  Each Lesson Is Tailored To Meet The Needs Of Both Students  Attend Weekly Or Biweekly

 

Group Lesson $59 for a six week course

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?

 

 Strategy

Our Expert Staff Has Over 75 Years Combined Experience Teaching Music.  Let Us Leverage Our Knowledge Of The Latest Techniques And Methodologies To Make The Discovery And Practice Of Your Instrument As Efficient And Enjoyable As Possible.

Focus  

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)

Community  

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.

Fun!!

 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.


Contact Us Today To Schedule Your Lesson!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail Closing

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ANNOUNCEMENT  4/21/16

   

   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.  

       

WHAT!!!, WHY???

       

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.

            

Warm Regards,

Fed Reggiardo,  Owner,  Resident of Brookside

       

       

       

 

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6217 Oak St

Kansas City, MO 64113

816-200-2062

Info@brooksideguitars.com

HOURS: Open by Appointment only

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