Learn to Play Guitar with Brett Vachon

Guitar and theory lessons at my studio in Cote-des-Neiges neighbourhood, close to Snowdon metro, in Montreal. I teach all styles of guitar, from classical to acoustic/pop, fingerstyle and electric. Music theory classes also available.





Guitarist and composer Brett Vachon comes from a musical family and has been playing guitar since the age of 8. He has over seven years of teaching experience and has worked with children and adults of all ages, both in an individual as well as group setting. He obtained a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from the University of Montreal in 2010, studying Guitar Performance under Bruno Perron and furthering his studies in music theory. While studying and performing the guitar as a soloist, he has also played viola in string ensembles and orchestras as well as participating as a French horn in various groups, including concert bands, orchestras and musical theatre pit bands. His knowledge of these instruments and his experience in these groups gives him a unique approach to teaching.


What will I be learning?

You will:

  • Learn how to properly hold the instrument and the pick
  • Learn how to read standard notation and guitar tablature
  • Be able to quickly learn new songs
  • Learn how to easily play chords and change from one chord to another
  • Be a more confident player
  • Have lots of fun!

Should I have my own instrument?

If you do not already possess a guitar, there is a classical and an electric guitar available at the studio for your use during the guitar lesson. However I strongly recommend having your own instrument and bringing it to the guitar class. Having your own instrument is very important, as this allows you to practice at home and improve more quickly. If you do not already possess a guitar, I can make recommendations on the type of guitar that you need for your lessons. I recommend a 3/4 size instrument for children 9 and under, and a full-size instrument for those aged 10 and up.

Is there a book that I can buy?

It is important for first time guitar players to have a guitar method in order for the student to have a reference for reading notes. I recommend starting with the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, available at Archambault or Indigo or any music store in the Montreal area like Steve's Music.

Do you teach pop music?

I teach all styles of music including pop, flamenco, fingerstyle, classical, and electric guitar. I am happy to help you in whatever style you choose.


Class Length


30 minutes $20
45 minutes $25
60 minutes $30

Group classes (2 to 4 participants)

Class length Fee
45 minutes $15 per person per class
60 minutes $19 per person per class

Lessons at home

I am currently offering 45 minute and 60 minute lessons at your home in the following areas: Côte-des-Neiges, NDG, Ville St-Laurent, Hampstead, Côte-St-Luc, Verdun, Outremont and Lasalle. Please add $5 per class to the lesson price for lessons at home.

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