Phone: 920-687-1901

Guitar Lessons For Children in Appleton & De Pere

Enriching Children's Lives Through Skill and Musicianship

The Childbloom Guitar Program provides guitar lessons for kids age 5 and up.  For 25 years, Green Bay Area Childbloom has been teaching kids how to really play – from beginners to extremely advanced.  The Childbloom Method is currently being used by educators throughout the nation and is the largest program of its kind in the United States.

If you wish to know more about Childbloom’s music education for children, the easiest way is to call 920-687-1901.    You can always leave a message or EMAIL

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Locations in Appleton and De Pere

326 E. North St., Appleton WI 54911

347 Libal St., De Pere WI 54115

Phone: (920) 687-1901

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Does your child want to play guitar?

Come visit a class or set up a free trial lesson!

Your child can now join in the success of guitar lessons that over 17,000 children nation wide have experienced with the starter package.



  • Ortega Guitar with deluxe gig bag

  • 1st Month’s Tuition

  • Enrollment Fee

Scheduling: ”When are the lessons?”

Typical lesson times are from after school until about 7 pm., Monday-Thursday.  I welcome home-schoolers a bit earlier in the day.

Childbloom guitar lessons are usually taught in small groups, minimum 2 kids per group – maximum 4.  Individual lessons are available.

The Childbloom groups are great for developing ensemble skills, camaraderie and improvement of long-term motivation.  Students are grouped according to age and experience level. 98% of all our entering students are beginners. If your child has experience with a non-Childbloom teacher, I then will organize an assessment lesson to see where he or she can be placed in the curriculum.  Come visit.  Bring your child.  Take a free mini-lesson!

If I don’t have a another student to start right away, there are several options available: 1) I can take your child individually for a few lessons and merge him into a class; 2) put you on a call-back list – the wait is usually short; 3) If your child has a friend (or sibling) who wishes to join the class, let me know.  This makes scheduling easier and quicker.  Because of our small-group structure, scheduling is often the most difficult part. But a good Childbloom class, at a time convenient for your schedule, is sure worth any wait!

”What is the cost of guitar lessons?”

  • There is a $25 enrollment fee per family into the Childbloom Guitar Program.

When you enroll we give you 2 things:

1) The initial learning materials.  This allows the student to work at home, play along and hear excellent musical examples of what he or she is learning.

2) A subscription to The Childbloom Monthly Newsletter. This helps parents deal with the many ups and downs of motivation that will occur in the musical education process.  It also has local events and contests your child can participate in. Contests are geared to every skill level.

  • Tuition is $67/month for the group class.
  • Siblings are 1/2 price.  So for a family with two kids in the program, the cost is $100 per month.  Three kids is $134/month.
  • Individual rate is $89/month.

”What style of music is best to learn?”

Child-development and music education research tell us that children are not born with any preference for musical style. Children are ”open-eared.” They like what they can do. Period. That is why we believe it is important to teach a high-skill method playing that maximizes the child’s ability, growth of sensitivity and musicality – even for the adolescent. The Childbloom Method does just that. Our students experience playing many different styles of music in our curriculum – folk, blues, world music, rock & classical.  When their style preferences develop they will have plenty of skill to pursue their musical dreams.

Getting the Right Instrument – What you should know.

It is very important that your child have an appropriate guitar on which to learn.   We recommend the correct sized nylon-string guitar.

There are many reasons for this.  Please call for recommendations (687-1901) before you purchase one.   We try to keep abreast of what the good instruments are and where you can get them close to you. We know that kids learn best and can grow motivation on an instrument that fits them, plays well and sounds good.  Please  consult with us before you buy.

Children will outgrow their instrument. But an old instrument can be be sold as used. The market price for a used one is about 30-60% of the full retail value of a new one.

The best brands of guitars for children are: Cordoba (4 fractionally sized), Strunal (5 fractionally sized), Yamaha (3 fractionally sized).  There may be others.  The price is roughly from $120 to $230.

New models pop up in the marketplace occasionally, so if you see one and would like it examined, please call.  We are serious about cultivating your child’s talent and a life-long love of music.  You should invest in a higher quality instrument (as listed above).  It’s well worth it.

Parent involvement and support

Parents are an important part of their child’s learning.  To this end, we strongly encourage parents to attend the lesson with their child.  ”We have found,” says founder Kevin Taylor, ”that the more parents are involved in this process, the faster the student learns, the more the student learns, and the more persistent the student will be.”

Many parents enrolled in the Childbloom Program do not have a musical background.  This is not an issue, as we provide tools for parents to be able to support their child’s learning.  Along with written materials and recordings of the music, parents are provided with strategies for helping guide their child’s skill development, tips for practicing, and suggestions for dealing with challenging issues.



The Childbloom Guitar Program involves its students in performance groups that regularly play in the community.  Groups have performed at many events and venues such as ArtStreet, ArtiGras, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Hearthstone Museum, Building For Kids, Kids’ Day, Open Streets, libraries and retirement centers.  Read more about past performances.