Achieve your desire to play the guitar in 10 weeks without breaking the bank!
Can't find a guitar teacher?
Private lessons are too expensive?
Let’s face it––there’s nothing more frustrating than desiring to meet your child's hopes of playing a musical instrument, only to feel like you’d have to get a job in order to be able to afford the private lessons.
And there’s nothing more disheartening than the look of disappointment on your child's face when you tell them it's just not possible.
You know that you should be able to figure this out. It shouldn't be that complicated, right? And yet, you still haven't found the answer.
Either you can't find a guitar teacher near you, or they are way too expensive, or the teacher just hasn't "clicked" with your student, so your child isn't learning to play.
And you’re not alone. Many homeschool moms have had this exact same issue! In fact, my number one request for a new course at Music in Our Homeschool was for beginning guitar!
And, now it's here for you.
You will LOVE Guitar Time with Ben!
How it works
At your own pace and in the comfort of your own home, your child or teen (or even you!) will learn all you need to begin playing the guitar for fun!
Ben is knowledgeable and experienced, so he knows the best way to get your student started and motivated with this wonderful instrument!
And--it's so affordable!
It's a one-time purchase, and you get lifetime access.
Who is your teacher?
Ben Mayo is 22 years old and has been playing the guitar since he was 9. Join him through 10 pre-recorded lessons as he teaches you the basics about the guitar, and you'll end the course playing a few songs!
Who is Ben?
Gena Mayo's son, Ben studied music throughout elementary, middle, and high school, playing violin and guitar, singing, and performing in musical theater and choir. In college, he has been a part of several bands. He'll graduate in May 2023 with journalism and political science degrees.
What you get:
Each lesson contains a longer video (5-15 minutes each) teaching the concept, such as how to play the G Major chord or how to play a song such as "This Land is Your Land." Sometimes, shorter videos are included to show something specific, such as how to hold the guitar.
Photos of each chord shape are included to make it even easier for you to learn to play.
Worksheets, chord charts, and lyric sheets are also included to further help you be successful!
A List of the Lessons:
See below for the full curriculum.
If it says "Preview" next to it, click it to sample the course!
- Lesson #1: Parts of Guitar, How to Tune, & How to Hold the Guitar (15:50)
- Lesson #2: String Names, Frets, and Basic Tablature (6:59)
- Lesson #3: Holding a Pick & Strumming (8:20)
- Lesson #4: Reading Tabs, C Major and G Major Chords (15:33)
- Lesson #5: D Major and E minor, Capo (14:20)
- Lesson #6: A Major and E Major (8:57)
- Lesson #7: Are You Sleeping, The Farmer in the Dell (5:51)
- Lesson #8: Amazing Grace (6:41)
- Lesson #9: A7 chord & This Land is Your Land (6:56)
- Lesson #10: Bar Chords/Full Beginning Guitar Chord Chart (6:39)
- What next?
Imagine. . .
having the confidence to play the guitar at a family gathering
getting to play on your church's worship team
using guitar-playing as a form of stress relief
being able to play ANY song because he or she knows how to read tab charts!
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Are there any live lessons?
No, all lessons are pre-recorded.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. There's even an iOS app!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How do I contact Gena with a question?
Scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Contact Gena." :)
Is Guitar Time with Ben included in the Music in Our Homeschool Plus membership?
By the way, are you looking for a Music & Fine Arts Membership experience?
The Music in Our Homeschool Plus (MIOH+) membership experience for Preschool - High School will be open for enrollment in May 2023.
Click here to learn more & sign up for the MIOH+ waitlist.