Finding the Right Instrument for Guitar Students

Michelle Soulliere


With so many guitars on the market, it can be overwhelming to find the right one for your kid. We’re here to consult with you and guide you into making the best informed decision. 

Book a lesson consult to get fitted or ask your teacher which size is best for you to be comfortable in and grow into.

Here’s our most popular book for Adult learners:

It is important that practicality is taken into account when choosing a guitar. You want the guitar to be able to sit comfortably on your child’s lap without slipping or falling. It is also good to note how the right arm lays over the guitar. This way you can ensure that there is no difficulty in reaching the strings.

What Size Acoustic Guitar is Right for Me?

Guitar sizes are generally fitted by age and height. The ½ size guitar is a perfect starter guitar in fun colours for very young children aged 4-8.  

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Acoustic Guitar 1/2 size

The ¾ size guitar is slightly larger and great for for kids aged 9-11.

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Acoustic Guitar 3/4 Size

The folk guitar is a full-sized acoustic guitar with a shallower body. It's easier to play for smaller-framed adults and older children.

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Acoustic Guitar Folk Body

The full size acoustic guitar is well suited for adults and most teens.

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Acoustic Guitar Full Body

Picking a Guitar for a Different Style

Interested in learning classical music on the guitar? Explore the unique and wonderful world of classical guitar music. Our classicals come in different sizes as well. You will be learning how to use your fingers to pluck the strings instead of using a pick and other various techniques that are unique to this style of music
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Classical Guitar - South Windsor School of Music

Should I Rent or Should I Buy?

Sometimes buying a guitar might not be the best option right away. Not sure if you’re ready to rent or buy?

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Let's set aside a few moments to find the perfect booking. 
Ask about teacher recommendations, our other services like string changes, camps and group lessons, the process of learning an instrument, goals and expectations, learning paths for different instruments, our curriculum, performance opportunities, school updates, booking options, anything!

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