What is TYKG?

Teach Your Kids Guitar (TYKG) is a music curriculum created for parents – even those with no previous musical experience – who wish to teach their child how to play guitar.  It’s designed to be understood on a gradual basis and in a way that will support your child’s own musical development.  TYKG provides two teaching approaches:  You can learn guitar right along with your child, or you can simply guide your child through the process.

Activity-Based Learning

TYKG is an activity-based curriculum that makes learning to play guitar easy and enjoyable.  We’ve found that kids do much better with an activity-based approach to learning music, which reduces frustration and eliminates the possibility of getting “stuck.”  And most importantly for parents, it encourages children to practice independently and voluntarily.

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Easy-to-Use Teaching Tools

TYKG gives parents practical, kid-tested tools that facilitate good teaching.  You’ll have complete guidance every step of the way with our organizational tools, instructional manuals, lesson plans, video tutorials, and online support.

The Songs Kids Love

TYKG has been specifically designed for children ages 4-12 with learning activities that use songs that kids know and love.  You’ll find just about every kid-friendly song you can think of, such as “London Bridge,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Old MacDonald,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”; patriotic songs such as “Yankee Doodle,” “Star Spangled Banner”; folk songs such as “Oh Susanna,” “Home on the Range,” and many more.

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Only One Guitar is Required with TYKG

Only one guitar is required for learning with TYKG, as long as it’s an appropriate size for your child.  We realize that most parents don’t know where to begin when purchasing a guitar for their child.  That’s why we include specific guitar recommendations, categorized according to age, in our Guitar Guides.

Optional Singing Activities

Everyone knows the guitar is one of the best instruments to learn if you like to sing.  But did you know that the guitar can actually be used as a tool to train the singing voice?  With TYKG, your child can learn to sing with accurate pitch, eventually putting it all together with strumming, to perform favorite songs.

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Make Music with Your Child

With TYKG, you and your child can make music together.  Playing songs together is optional, of course.  But for many parents, it can be a treasured experience.  TYKG can help you take your child from beginner to jam partner in no time!

Save Money with TYKG

TYKG provides the single, most affordable way for your kids to learn a musical instrument. Our method has a proven success rate and costs just a fraction of private lessons. It really can save you thousands!

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ADVANTAGES OF THE TYKG METHOD

  • No music experience for student or teacher
  • Large selection of kid-friendly guitar music
  • Sheet music is accurate, consistent & symmetrical
  • No need to learn standard music notation
  • Songs have easy fingering positions & chord shapes
  • Progressive & flexible learning system for kids
  • Teach in your own home – follow your own schedule
  • Unique opportunity for quality time with your child
  • Costs a fraction of private guitar lessons
  • Effective and proven guitar instruction method